Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

4-12-2018

Embargo Date

4-13-2019

Publication Source

Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Volume

50

Issue

3

Start Page

296

Last Page

305`

DOI

10.1111/jnu.12385

Abstract

Purpose

This systematic review identified, synthesized, and integrated concept analyses on self‐care and related concepts.

Design

The guidelines for systematic literature reviews of the Joanna Briggs Institute were followed.

Methods

The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PubMed, PsycINFO, and EMBASE databases were searched for concept analyses published in the past 20 years.

Findings

A total of 26 concept analyses were identified that had been published on self‐care, self‐care agency, self‐monitoring, self‐management, self‐management support, symptom management, and self‐efficacy. Differences and commonalities in the examined literature were identified, and a model was delineated, explaining the relations among the various concepts from the nursing perspective.

Conclusions

The healthcare literature has broadly described self‐care and related concepts; however, consensus on the definitions remains beyond our reach and should not be expected, due to the different perspectives and paradigms from which the concepts are interpreted. From a nursing perspective, self‐care can be considered a broad concept encompassing the other concepts, which describe more specific individual levels of activities and processes.

Clinical Relevance

Nurses are actively involved in disease management and self‐management support as well as in promoting self‐care in healthy and sick people. Referring to a model on self‐care and related concepts could avoid misinterpretations in nursing practice, research, and policy.

Copyright/Permission Statement

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [Matarese, M., Lommi, M., De Marinis, M.G., & Riegel, B. A Systematic Review and Integration of Concept Analyses of Self-Care and Related Concepts. Journal of Nursing Scholarship 50, no. 3: pp. 296-305], which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12385. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

Keywords

concept analysis, model self-care, synthesis, systematic review

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Date Posted: 25 August 2018

This document has been peer reviewed.