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Publication date: 12 March 2019

Nicolas Combalbert, Valérie Pennequin, Claude Ferrand, Moussa Keita and Brigitte Geffray

The purpose of this paper is to assess the level of perceived health and quality of life of elderly prisoners in France, and to see whether there is a link between aging…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assess the level of perceived health and quality of life of elderly prisoners in France, and to see whether there is a link between aging, time spent in prison and level of education and scores for perceived health and quality of life.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors’ recruited 138 male prisoners aged 50 and over in seven French prisons. The research protocol comprised a semi-structured interview and two scales.

Findings

The results revealed low levels of perceived health and quality of life among the elderly inmates. They also showed that age was not statistically associated with most of the dimensions of perceived health on the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), with the exception of poor mobility. By contrast, age was statistically associated with most of the dimensions of quality of life on the WHOQOL-Bref. Time spent in prison was only associated negatively with the “sleep” dimension of the NHP. Emotional reactions were perceived most positively by the inmates with the highest level of education.

Practical implications

It seems particularly important to assess the perceived health and quality of life of elderly prisoners in order to ensure their appropriate treatment and management.

Originality/value

Very few studies have examined the perceived health and quality of life of prisoners, even though this population is particularly vulnerable in terms of physical and mental health.

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International Journal of Prisoner Health, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1744-9200

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Book part
Publication date: 10 August 2018

Henry O. Onukwuba

Leadership is basically about influence and ability to cultivate followership. This chapter examined the nature of indigenous socio-political leadership in Africa using…

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Leadership is basically about influence and ability to cultivate followership. This chapter examined the nature of indigenous socio-political leadership in Africa using Zimbabwe, Sudan and Nigeria as caselets and compared this with the post-colonial or modern-day leadership realities. A survey was conducted among senior executives at Lagos Business School, Nigeria, with a sample size of 200 persons, to find out their perception of the African indigenous leadership system. An overwhelming 90% believe that culture plays a big role in shaping African leadership style. However, two-thirds of the respondents agreed that Africa lacks proper institutional structures to support good leadership, thus encouraging corruption (97% of the respondents) and non-accountability among the leaders. Also, only 5% thought cultural orientation was the reason why the African followers do not hold their leaders accountable. In other words, it is not in the African culture not to hold leaders accountable for their actions. So, what went wrong? We attempted a deeper look at the effect of colonial rule and the attendant militarisation of the African continent. Our conclusion is that the colonisation of the continent by Europe brought significant distortion to the traditional African indigenous leadership institutions and the psyche of the African leader and the followers alike. Post-colonial Africa has witnessed 133 recorded coups d’etat between 1952 and 2016. This chapter is recommended to all those who seek a deeper understanding of the nature of the African indigenous leadership practices and the factors that have shaped these over the years.

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Indigenous Management Practices in Africa
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-849-7

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 27 June 2018

Malie elections outlook

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB235730

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 17 August 2018

Keita has secured a decisive second-round victory and will embark on his second term from a nominal position of strength. However, the result poses tough questions for his…

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB236890

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 25 October 2019

Indeed, more than a year into his second term, Keita confronts not just endemic insecurity in the north and centre of the country, but also a complicated set of political…

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB247316

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Executive summary
Publication date: 23 April 2020

MALI: Poll results show dissatisfaction with Keita

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-ES252162

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 20 August 2020

The new junta, the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), is promising elections within a "reasonable time" and a return to civilian control, but has…

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB254710

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 29 April 2019

Mali's new prime minister.

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB243511

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 5 April 2018

Developments ahead of the presidential elections.

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB231894

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Executive summary
Publication date: 9 January 2015

MALI: New PM indicates confidence on northern talks

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-ES195916

ISSN: 2633-304X

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