Date of Award
Master of Science
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Dr. Beverly Leipert
Dr. Cheryl Forchuk
Dr. Don Morrow
Purpose: To examine the mental health issues and factors that positively and negatively affect the mental health of rural senior women in southwestern Ontario. Methods: A secondary analysis of a photovoice study that investigated the mental health and factors that affect the mental health of 31 participants in southwestern Ontario. A feminist approach was employed for this study. Results: Three mental health issues were identified. Three factors were found that positively affected participants’ mental health, three factors negatively affected participants’ mental health, and two factors both positively and negatively affected the participants’ mental health. Conclusions: By specifically focusing on mental health, senior women, and the rural context, the findings of this study substantially contribute to the knowledge base regarding rural senior women and mental health.
Panazzola, Phaedra, "EXPLORING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES OF RURAL SENIOR WOMEN RESIDING IN SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO: A SECONDARY ANALYSIS PHOTOVOICE STUDY" (2010). Digitized Theses. 3891.