Search for dissertations about: "Elderly"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1075 swedish dissertations containing the word Elderly.

  1. 1. Ensuring elderly mobility environmental and safety issues

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Roya Bamzar; Vania Ceccato; Marianne Abramsson; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Elderly; safe mobility; environment; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to provide a better understanding of the issues of safe mobility ‎for the elderly population in Sweden. ‎This is achieved first by assessing the geography and patterns of ‎elderly falls at the county level and then by conducting a detailed survey with residents in senior ‎housing to investigate the relationship between indoor and/or outdoor environmental ‎characteristics and elderly safety. READ MORE

  2. 2. Injuries among the elderly study of fatal and non-fatal injury events

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Harmeet Sjögren; Ulf Björnstig; Anders Eriksson; Pat Waller; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; elderly; injury; prevention; traffic; home; fall; crash; disease; bicyclist; pedestrian; cost; vehicle;

    Abstract : In view of the expected increase in the proportion of elderly in the population in most western countries, we studied injuries among the elderly (>60 years) by investigating hospital-treated injuries in inpatients and outpatients, and fatal injuries.One-year Hospital Injury Data - Even though the elderly made up only 15% of the injured in one year, they accounted for 42% of the total cost of trauma medical care, showing that injuries among the elderly place a disproportional burden on the health care system. READ MORE

  3. 3. Axis Fractures in Elderly Epidemiology and Treatment related outcome

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Anna-Lena Robinson; Claes Olerud; Yohan Robinson; Bengt Lind; [2018]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; odontoid fracture; treatment; elderly; cervical spine; axis fracture; Orthopaedics; Ortopedi;

    Abstract : Background: Axis fractures are a common injury in the elderly population. Treatment is often complicated due to osteoporosis and patient comorbidity. Knowledge of the incidence of these fractures, as well as their treatment, outcome and mortality rate, will improve knowledge and decision-making processes for this fragile group of patients. READ MORE

  4. 4. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in the Elderly

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Mats Ryttlefors; Per Enblad; Kristina Cesarini; David Mendelow; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; subarachnoid hemorrhage; intracranial aneurysm; elderly; outcome; endovascular coiling; neurosurgical clipping; secondary insult; cerebral vasospasm; MEDICINE Surgery Surgical research Neurosurgery; MEDICIN Kirurgi Kirurgisk forskning Neurokirurgi;

    Abstract : Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a disease with high risk of mortality and morbidity. Elderly patients have an even higher risk of poor outcome. The incidence of SAH increases with age and the elderly constitute a substantial and increasing proportion of the population. Thus, the management of elderly SAH patients is an imminent clinical challenge. READ MORE

  5. 5. Elderly South Africans' in transition : the daily life circumstances, beliefs concerning health and illness and the influences on caring and family structure

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Universitetsservice US-AB

    Author : Doris Bohman; ; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Activities of daily living; Aged; Changing society; Elderly; Ethnography; Family; Health and illness beliefs; Interpretive phenomenology; Keeping normality; Modernization; Reciprocity; South Africa; Tradition; Transition;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to shed light on different aspects of elderly South Africans experiences in a transitional period in order to reach culturally contextual knowledge within gerontological care. The research objectives were to: identify and describe daily life and related concerns and interests as expressed by a group of elderly (I), illuminate how a group of elderly South Africans experience being old in a transitional period (II), study how a group of aged South Africans and their family members describe their intergenerational relations in a transitional period i. READ MORE