|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||A survey of self-neglect in patients living in the community|
|Citation:||Lauder W (1999) A survey of self-neglect in patients living in the community, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 8 (1), pp. 95-102.|
|Abstract:||• Self-neglect is a familiar concept to all community nurses. Nevertheless there have been few empirical studies undertaken in this area over the last 30 years. • The study of self-neglect has been hampered by inadequate conceptualization and a lack of theoretical frameworks. • This article reports a study of patients who did and did not self-neglect, drawn from district nursing caseloads. • Patients with self-neglect had lower levels of operable self-care agency than patients in a comparison group. • Only self-neglecting patients had the nursing diagnoses `ineffective management of therapy' and `non-compliance'.|
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