Fristedt, S., Wretstrand, A., Bjorklund, A., Corr, S. and Falkmer, T. (2012) Viewpoints on community mobility and participation in older age. Journal of Human Subjectivity.10(1), pp. 103-123. 1598-8643.
Fristedt, S., Wretstrand, A., Bjorklund, A., Corr, S. and Falkmer, T.
Background/Aim: Community mobility supports participation in activities. However, knowledge about issues that influence community mobility and, hence, participation in activities outside the home is limited. Since participation and community mobility are subjectively defined phenomena, further knowledge from an insider’s perspective is needed. The aim of this study was to identify and describe viewpoints on community mobility and participation in older age. Methods: A Q-methodology study was conducted with 36 male and female participants, including drivers and non-drivers. Participants sorted 45 Q-statements along a most to least continuum, indicating their current habitual situation of mobility and participation in activities outside their homes