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dc.contributor.authorPlastow, NA-
dc.contributor.authorAtwal, A-
dc.contributor.authorGilhooly, M-
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T16:13:26Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-01-
dc.date.available2016-02-17T16:13:26Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2015, 69 (6): ARTN 6906260010, (2015)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-9490-
dc.identifier.urihttp://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2465088-
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/12118-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE. Engaging in food activities and maintaining identity are each important for productive aging. This study explored the role of food activities in identity maintenance among community-living older adults. METHOD. We used a grounded theory approach to analyze data collected in semistructured interviews with 39 predominantly White, British older adults living in West London. RESULTS. Two lifelong food identities "food lover" and "nonfoodie" were maintained in the processes of participation and maintenance and threat and compensation. The process change in meaning and identity explained the development of a third food identity"not bothered" when participants experienced being alone at the table, deteriorating health, and worry about the cost of food. CONCLUSION. Food activities that are a pleasurable and important part of daily life contribute to the maintenance of important identities and mental well-being in older adults.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipBritish Geriatrics Society/Dunhill Medical Trust Research Fellowship held by the first authoren_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Occupational Therapy Associationen_US
dc.subjectAdaptationen_US
dc.subjectAgingen_US
dc.subjectEatingen_US
dc.subjectFooden_US
dc.subjectLife change eventsen_US
dc.subjectSelf concepten_US
dc.titleFood activities and identity maintenance among community-living older adults: A grounded theory studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.016139-
dc.relation.isPartOfAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy-
pubs.issue6-
pubs.publication-statusPublished-
pubs.publication-statusPublished-
pubs.volume69-
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