A case study on the acceptability of a standing intervention among residents in long-term care settings

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University of New Brunswick
Older adults living in long-term care institutions spend about 90% of their time sitting or laying down which can be linked to health conditions. Few studies explored if standing is deemed acceptable among adults in long-term care settings. The purpose of this case study was to explore how residents living in long-term care institutions accept a standing intervention and why or why not did they accept standing according to an acceptability framework. There were 10 participants interviewed after completing a 5-month intervention with standing sessions 100 minutes a week. Interviews, participant characteristics, and standing time was analyzed. Most residents seemed to accept the intervention by reporting a positive attitude, limited burden, good ethicality, intervention coherence, no opportunity costs, perceived effectiveness, and self-efficacy which aligned with the acceptability framework. Participants stood a median of 53% of the intervention. Standing seemed to be an accepted and novel intervention in long-term care.
INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Caring sciences::Theory of science regarding care and nursing