This article provides a review of the literature on participatory action research with older people. It provides an overview of ten studies where older people have been involved in research, covering a broad range of research projects and a number of different contexts.It highlights how involvement has influenced the quality of the research, improved the knowledge and understanding of the researchers and the older people involved, and increased the likelihood of change/action following on from the research.The authors draw out the key issues for future involvement of older people in research, in terms of the factors that lead to success and the tensions that may need to be resolved.
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Date Entered: 2010/09/28
Date Edited: 2012/11/21