Maintenance of Continuity in Older Adulthood: Concept Analysis

Soyeun Lim, Jun-Ah Song

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Abstract

PURPOSE: This article aims to define the concept of maintenance of continuity in older adulthood (MCOA) and assist nurses to better understand the concept of MCOA. METHODS: The method by Walker and Avant was used for this concept analysis. FINDINGS: In the literature, MCOA is defined as a psychosocial adaptation strategy by searching for preference and familiarity, making a sense of connection, and creating coherence. CONCLUSIONS: MCOA has potential to improve psychosocial adjustment to difficult life transitions as a coping mechanism. IMPLICATION FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Insights about MCOA in nursing may contribute to improved patient care outcomes by assisting nurses to understand the elderly's experience during age-related challenges from a life course perspective.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational journal of nursing knowledge
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Aging
  • Concept analysis
  • Continuity
  • Older adults

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  • Research and Theory
  • Fundamentals and skills

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