Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science
Online ISSN : 2185-8888
Print ISSN : 0287-5330
ISSN-L : 0287-5330
Concept Analysis of Self-care for People with Mental Disability in Community
Mayuko Yamashita
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2017 Volume 37 Pages 209-215


Aim: This study was conducted to produce a constructive concept of self-care for mentally handicapped persons in a community.

Methods: We identified the concept using concept analysis methods developed by Rodgers & Knafl (2000) as a reference. Three databases were searched: Ichushi Web, MEDLINE, CINAHL Articles. Search terms included: “mental illness” or “mental disorder” or “psychiatric illness” or “psychiatric disorder” and “self care” or “self-management”.

Results: Analysis of 42 reports of the relevant literature revealed a definition of self-care for people with mental disability in a community. It includes actions to build a foundation for life, live it, and improve quality of life (QOL), with maintenance and improvement of mental and physical health, change of self-concept, participation in society, and QOL improvement by continuing community life.

Conclusion: The self-care concept extracted this time is useful as an index to assess self-care and to provide necessary and desired support to realize ways of life and living.

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