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Review Article

A Qualitative Systematic Review of Older Persons’ Perceptions of Health, Ill Health, and Their Community Health Care Needs

Table 2

Main themes, themes and sub-themes that emerged in the qualitative review of health and ill health among old persons and need of community health care.

Reconciliation with how life has becomeDesire to restore loss of identity and self-worth in spite of disability

Creating meaning and experience of worthiness in health care and society A mental struggle to regain independency with the help of caregivers

Maintaining balance, stability and adjustmentLoss of self-worth related to the changing body

The meaning of being responsible for others and society

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