A concept analysis: Aloneness in elderly with depression

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Abstract

Objective: The objective was to examine the structure and function of an aloneness concept in the elderly with depression. Method: The concept analysis framework of Walker and Avant was used. Data sources were retrieved from the following databases: Proquest, EBSCO, Science Direct, Scopus, Willey Online Library which published between 2015 and 2018. From a literature review, the defining attributes were ascertained. The antecedents and consequences were then identified and empirical referents determined. Results: Findings this research was the apparent attributes of aloneness. The attributes characterizing aloneness in the elderly with depression were vulnerable, fearful, and helpless, and having a loss of control of self and identity confusion. Conclusion: Concept of aloneness in the elderly is the basic building blocks in theory constructions so that anyone who sees the concept and its definition within the theory can understand exactly what is being described, explained, or predicted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-9
Number of pages4
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Aloneness
  • Concept analysis
  • Depression
  • Elderly

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