Search for dissertations about: "Gerontologi"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 73 swedish dissertations containing the word Gerontologi.

  1. 1. Morbidity and mortality among foreign-born Swedes

    University dissertation from Department of Health Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Björn Albin; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Gerontology; edidemiology; public health; longitudinal study; health care utilisation; causes of death; mortality; Sweden; transients and migrants; Gerontologi;

    Abstract : Aims: The general aim of this thesis was to describe and compare the group of foreign-born persons living in Sweden and native Swedes with regard to health development over time, thus studying the influence of migration on health. Methods: All four studies are based on data from Statistics Sweden (SCB) and the National Board of Health and Welfare, Centre for Epidemiology covering the period 1970?1999. READ MORE

  2. 2. Family caregivers of persons with dementia. Experiences of burden, satisfaction and psychosocial intervention

    University dissertation from Department of Health Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Signe Andrén; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; elderly; Dementia; caregivers; caregiver burden ; Gerontologi; Gerontology; intervention studies ; socio-economic factors ; satisfaction; strain; isolation;

    Abstract : One of the most common diseases occurring in old age groups is dementia. Caring for a relative with dementia poses many challenges for family caregivers and they bear the main responsibility for the persons with dementia living at home. READ MORE

  3. 3. Health-related quality of life in persons with Parkinson's disease. Aspects of symptoms, caregiving and sense of coherence

    University dissertation from Marianne Caap-Ahlgren, Department of Community Medicin, Malmö University Hospital, 20502, Sweden

    Author : Marianne Caap-Ahlgren; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOC; PDQ-8 and 39; SF-36; GDS; insomnia; caregiving; Parkinson s disease; health-related quality of life; Neurology; neuropsychology; neurophysiology; Neurologi; neuropsykologi; neurofysiologi; Gerontology; Gerontologi;

    Abstract : Abstract Aims: The aim of this thesis was to investigate how the impact of Parkinson’s disease, a chronic neurodegenerative disorder, influences the person’s health-related quality of life. The aim was also to investigate nursing assessment and management of Parkinson’s in elderly persons. READ MORE

  4. 4. Life Satisfaction and Feeling Hindered by Health Problems at 60 Years and Above

    University dissertation from Lund : Lund University

    Author : Cecilia Fagerström; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; ADL capacity; Cross-national; Feeling hindered by health problems; Life satisfaction; Older people; Self-esteem; Gerontology; Gerontologi;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to investigate how older people’s capacity to perform activities of daily living (ADL), health, social and financial resources, and self-esteem can be related to their life satisfaction. The aim was also to investigate how people feel hindered by health problems in relation to their ADL capacity, health problems, social and financial resources, self-esteem, sense of coherence, and life satisfaction. READ MORE

  5. 5. Functional Capacity And Physical Environmenal Demand. Exploration of Factors Influencing Everyday Activity and Health in the Elderly Population

    University dissertation from Division of Geriatric Medicine

    Author : Susanne Iwarsson; [1997]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; barrier-free design; assessment; disability; docility hypothesis; gender-differences; gerontology; housing adaptations; I-ADL; occupational therapy; P-ADL; population study; primary health care; public health; survival; scaling methodology; Social medicine; Socialmedicin; samhällsmedicin; Gerontology; Gerontologi;

    Abstract : The general aim of this thesis was to explore relationships between functional capacity, environmental factors, everyday activity, and health in the elderly population. Initially, the Enabler, an instrument for assessment of the physical home environment's accessibility, was translated to Swedish and revised, and tested for reliability and validity. READ MORE