Type

Journal Article

Authors

S Brennan
B A Lawlor
L Connolly
N Aspell
O Lee
J E McHugh

Subjects

Philosophy

Topics
social thematic analysis perspectives qualitative cognitive psychology focus groups older adults peer complex intervention welfare of older people effective interventions volunteer

Peer volunteer perspectives following a complex social cognitive intervention: a qualitative investigation. (2016)

Abstract Peer volunteers can be key to delivering effective social cognitive interventions due to increased potential for social modeling. We consulted peer volunteers who had just taken part in an 8-week social and nutritional mealtime intervention with older adults living alone, to seek their evaluation of the intervention. Semi-structured focus groups were used with a total of 21 volunteers (17 female) and two facilitators. Thematic analysis was used to interrogate the data. Six themes (16 sub-themes) are discussed. Peer volunteers described the importance of the socializing aspect of the intervention, of pairing considerations and compatibility in peer interventions, of considering the needs of the participant, of benefits to the volunteers, and of the practical considerations of conducting an intervention. Volunteers also discussed considerations for future research and services for older adults living alone. Volunteers found their involvement in the intervention to be personally beneficial, and revealed some valuable considerations for the researchers to take forward to future research. Results are pertinent to intervention design and could inform future social cognitive and other peer-oriented interventions for older adults living alone.
Collections Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology: Cognitive psychology
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare: Welfare of older people
Ireland -> Trinity College Dublin -> PubMed
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology

Full list of authors on original publication

S Brennan, B A Lawlor, L Connolly, N Aspell, O Lee, J E McHugh

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Sabina Brennan
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 47
 
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Brian A. Lawlor
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 125
 
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Olga Lee
National College Ireland
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Joanna E. McHugh
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 36