Search for dissertations about: "Older Adults"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 205 swedish dissertations containing the words Older Adults.

  1. 1. Nutritional Screening of Older Adults Risk Factors for and Consequences of Malnutrition

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Lisa Söderström; Uppsala universitet.; Uppsala universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Epidemiology; Malnutrition; Mortality; Older adults; Prevalence; Risk factors; Nutrition; Nutrition; Geriatrics; Geriatrik;

    Abstract : Aims The overall aim of this thesis was to extend current knowledge about the prevalence of malnutrition, to identify possible risk factors for development of malnutrition, and to describe the consequences of malnutrition in relation to all-cause and cause-specific mortality among older adults admitted to hospital.Methods The prevalence of malnutrition was estimated in a cohort of 1771 older adults (≥65 years) who were admitted to a Swedish hospital during 2008–2009 (15 months) and screened for malnutrition using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) instrument. READ MORE

  2. 2. Falls and fall prevention in community-dwelling older adults

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Susanna Tuvemo Johnson; Uppsala universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; older adults; falls; fall prevention; exercise; ICF; motivational interviewing; Physiotherapy; Sjukgymnastik fysioterapi;

    Abstract : Falls are the primary cause of injuries among older adults, and accidents that result from falls can lead to personal suffering and extensive societal burdens. The overall aims of this thesis were to explore and describe falls and fall prevention strategies in community-dwelling older adults and to evaluate a fall prevention home exercise program, the Otago Exercise Program (OEP), with or without motivational interviewing (MI). READ MORE

  3. 3. Psychosocial, Socio-Demographic and Health Determinants in Information Communication Technology Use by Older-Adults

    University dissertation from Karlskrona : Blekinge Institute of Technology

    Author : Jessica Berner; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola.; [2014]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Older-adults; Information communication technology; Gerontechnology; Healthy aging;

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis was to investigate factors influencing ICT use by older-adults. A selection of psycho-social, socio-demographic and health determinants were investigated with Internet use. Data were collected through questionnaires (Studies I-III) and interviews (Study IV). READ MORE

  4. 4. Overall Accessibility of Public Transport for Older Adults

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Psychology, Stockholm University

    Author : Catherine Sundling; Stockholms universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; older persons; critical incidents; critical reactions; travel behavior; accessibility; functional limitation; functional ability; barrier; facilitator; public transport; railway travel; psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : This thesis is based on four studies that explore accessibility for older adults during whole trips by public transport. The overall goal was to gain knowledge of the interrelationships among key variables and to develop a conceptual model of the overall accessibility of public transport. READ MORE

  5. 5. The relationship between social support, personality and depression in the general population : Focusing on older people

    University dissertation from Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University

    Author : Siv Grav; Mittuniversitetet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Depression; home nursing care; older people; personality; Depresjon; eldre; hjemmesykepleie; personlighet; sosial;

    Abstract : Today's wide variety of diseases and health problems areinfluenced in part by an aging population and by environmental andlifestyle changes. Depression is one of the most quickly growingdisorders, causing a huge decrease in quality of life. Depression alsoincreases with age. READ MORE