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Helldorado

Author:
EATON Lynn
Journal article citation:
Social Work Today, 16.7.92, 1992, p.10.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

As the BBC launches its new sun-drenched Spanish soap, many elderly expatriates who had dreamt of an easier life on the Costa del Sol are now facing harsher realities.

Journal article

Problems of training and cooperation in social work with elderly people in the EC countries Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Spain: a report from a research project

Authors:
ELIAS Gabriele, et al
Journal article citation:
Issues in Social Work Education, 12(1), Spring 1992, pp.24-51.
Publisher:
Association of Teachers in Social Work Education

Reports on a study based on a postal survey of social work training institutions in Germany, France, the U.K. and Spain. The findings are presented country-by-country and concurrently discussed in the context of the overall picture which emerges. Issues concerning basic and post-qualifying training and research in the field of social work with elderly people are examined. A diversity of provision for, and variation of the development status of, this area of social work training is identified.

Journal article

Resilience and coping as predictors of general well-being in the elderly: a structural equation modeling approach

Authors:
TOMÁSA José Manuel, et al
Journal article citation:
Aging and Mental Health, 16(3), April 2012, pp.317-326.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

Well-being is a complex construct concerning optimal experience and functioning. One of the constructs that can determine well-being is coping. This study aimed to explore the relationships between problem-focused coping, emotion-focused coping and resilience with well-being in the elderly. Hypotheses about these relationships are tested within a structural modelling framework. The aims of this article are: to test for the validity of the 3 constructs involved in the structural model; to test for the effects of both coping strategies and resilient coping on well-being in a sample of elderly, by means of a structural model with latent variables; and to empirically study whether a brief scale of resilient coping could predict well-being over and above that predicted by the coping resources. The study participants comprised 225 non-institutionalised elderly people living in the city of Valencia, Spain. The participants completed a survey with included measures of well-being, resilient coping, and coping strategies. Analyses indicate that the best predictive model is that with a single predictor of well-being: resilient coping. Resilient coping is able to predict a significant and large part of the variance in well-being, without the need for including coping strategies.

Journal article

Being physically active in old age: relationships with being active earlier in life, social status and agents of socialisation

Authors:
MARTINEZ Jesus, et al
Journal article citation:
Ageing and Society, 30(7), October 2010, pp.1097-1113.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

This study investigates the social processes that influence older people's participation in physical activity. A questionnaire with items on personal, social and environmental characteristics was completed by a random sample of older adults in the Madrid Autonomous Region. Significant relationships were found between the type of physical activity participation and being physically active at earlier life stages. Other relationships were found including socio-economic status, the encouragement of others or social support in being active, and the knowledge and availability of local facilities. Some cases were observed of re-socialisation into physical activity among those who had been inactive earlier in life, and both appropriate environmental and supportive social conditions appeared instrumental. The authors concluded that the study could inform the design of future social programmes to promote active lifestyles in later life. However, given the complexity of the socialisation processes, it would be advisable for future studies to examine other than the four factors featured in this paper, such as the role of cultural differences.

Journal article

Knowledge about aging and worry in older adults: testing the mediating role of intolerance of uncertainty

Authors:
NUEVO Roberto, et al
Journal article citation:
Aging and Mental Health, 13(1), January 2009, pp.135-141.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

This Spanish study aims to explore the relationship between knowledge about aging and severity of worry in older adults, and to test the potential mediational role of intolerance of uncertainty. The sample was composed of 120 community-dwelling older adults, with a mean of age of 71.0 years. Mediational analyses and structural equation modelling were used to analyze and compare different models.  Greater knowledge about aging was negatively related to both intolerance of uncertainty and worry, and its effect on worry was partially mediated by intolerance of uncertainty. The mediational model obtained an excellent fit to the data and clearly had a better fit than alternative models. These results suggest that a good knowledge of the aging process could help decrease aversive uncertainty and thus reduce the level of worry among older adults. Thus, educational programs to increase knowledge about aging could serve as one preventive strategy for anxiety in old age.

Journal article

Validation of the Spanish version of the EURO-D scale: an instrument for detecting depression in older people

Authors:
LARRAGA Laura, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(12), December 2006, pp.1199-1205.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The objective was to standardize the EURO-D scale as a method for detecting depression in Spanish older people. In a first phase, a sample of 1080 community older people was assessed with the GMS-AGECAT by lay interviewers. In a second phase, all the probable cases and a similar number of randomly selected probable non-cases were assessed using DSM-III-R diagnosis by psychiatrists. To test reliability, internal consistency with the Cronbach alpha coefficient and test-retest reliability (Kappa value) were obtained. Validity, sensitivity and specificity, predictive values, Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve, and Specific Likelihood Ratios (SSLR) were calculated. A high internal consistency was obtained in both phases of the study ( = 0.75;  = 0.79, respectively). Test-retest reliability was acceptable (weighted kappa = 0.60). For the prediction of DSM-III-R diagnosis validity coefficients (cut-off point 3/4) were: sensitivity 91.8%, specificity 76.6% and area under the ROC curve 0.92 [95% Confidence Intervals (0.89-0.95)]. Illiteracy and cognitive difficulties had a small negative effect on the performance of the scale. The EURO-D scale is a reliable and valid instrument for detecting probable cases of depression in older people in Spain. Illiteracy and cognitive difficulties should be considered when interpreting the results.

Book

Retiring to Spain: everything you need to know

Author:
HOLBROOK Cyril
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
184p.
Place of publication:
London

Once free of the shackles of earning a living, thousands of people make the move to head south to the sun. Living there is an entirely different experience from going there on holiday. This book will help other people avoid many of the pitfalls, and make the transition to a sunny and healthy retirement a reality

Journal article

Projects in partnership

Author:
SCHWEITZER Pam
Journal article citation:
Journal of Dementia Care, 12(5), September 2004, p.18.
Publisher:
Hawker

Describes recent and forthcoming projects from the European Reminiscence Network, an association of practitioners from 14 countries. Making Memories Matter, involving 6 countries, creates Life Portrait Boxes making a statement for and by an older person. A Spanish project, Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today, is aimed at families coping with dementia, focusing on intact memory and remaining skills rather than deficits and the downward trajectory of skills. The PHARE project trains psychologists, nurses and home care organisers from 5 Romanian cities in reminiscence work.

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Elder abuse in Spain

Authors:
OCHOTORENA Joaquin de Paul, ZUGASTI Jose Luis Larrion
Journal article citation:
Social Work in Europe, 2(3), 1995, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
Russell House

For political reasons Spain has been isolated from the rest of Europe for a number of years. This has resulted in slow progress of both welfare and the means to support social protection. It was not until the middle of the 1980s that Spain began to address subjects in relation to family violence. The article outlines how interest in, resources for, and research related to, elder abuse evolved in Spain.

Journal article

A place in the sun

Author:
EATON Lynn
Journal article citation:
Social Work Today, 16.8.90, 1990, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

Residencia Carmen is a publicly owned residential care home for the elderly in Spain - very large by British standards, but with the feel of a holiday complex rather than an institution.

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