Social gemenskap och livskvalitet på äldre dagar
: en kvalitativ studie

  • Johanna Chibli Thunell

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    In Sweden and in many other welfare countries the expected lifespan is increasing. This might lead to a rising strain of the healthcare. It is therefore important that the society can empower elderly to live a well and independent life as long as possible. The paper focus on one of the factors that considers to be an important part of a healthy ageing; social community. The opposite is a social isolation which effect the individual health and life of quality negative. The papers aim is to examine how social community is experienced as healthpromoting and contribute to quality of life in elderly people who are independent in their daily life. To study the aim, people over the age 65 who has been defined as independent, has been interviewed. A qualitative method has thereby been used. The result shows that social community is important in different ways in relation to the individual’s health and quality of life. It is a human right that people are able to reach conditions for a high lifestandard and social community is thereby an important part. The society must provide the elderly population conditions to be able to be a part of a social community. With this healthpromoting action profits can arise both in public health and in national economy.

    Date of Award2016-Jun-30
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorSophie Schön Persson (Supervisor) & Oscar Andersson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Health Promotion and Education

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Medical and Health Sciences (3)


    • elderly´s health
    • social community
    • quality of life
    • public health
    • health promotion

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