Journal article

Good Spirit, Good Life: A Quality of Life Tool and Framework for Older Aboriginal Peoples.

Kate Smith, Lianne Gilchrist, Kevin Taylor, Christine Clinch, Dina Logiudice, Paula Edgill, Julie Ratcliffe, Leon Flicker, Harry Douglas, Kate Bradley, Dawn Bessarab

The Gerontologist | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The lack of appropriate quality of life (QoL) measures is a major barrier to planning and delivering health and aged care services for older Indigenous peoples worldwide. QoL is dependent on cultural values and priorities may vary between age groups. This project aims to develop a QoL tool for older Aboriginal Australians. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The study was completed with Aboriginal Australians aged over 45 years living in Perth and Melbourne, Australia. Participatory Action Research methods were applied with an Indigenous research paradigm. Semistructured interviews were undertaken to identify the factors important to having a good life. Factors were furth..

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