Most elderly people want to stay in their familiar surroundings for as long as possible. It is therefore important to identify and respond to the challenges to well-being, such as vulnerability, as early as possible. This dissertation found that the identification of vulnerability by caregivers and general practitioners leads to different results than when the perspectives of older people themselves are taken into account. It also found that vulnerability can be expressed in different ways, which suggests the importance of looking at specific functioning interventions on the individual level. Finally, this dissertation revealed that vulnerable elderly people can still enjoy a good quality of life. The factors that contribute to this serve as the starting points for improving the well-being of this population group.
|Award date||6 Dec 2018|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- quality of life
van der Vorst, A. (2018). Towards a strenghts-based approach in multidimensional frailty: Conceptualisation and screening of frailty, and contributors to daily functioning in old age. Maastricht University. https://doi.org/10.26481/dis.20181206av