Search for dissertations about: "Lars-Åke Persson"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the words Lars-Åke Persson.

  1. 1. Nutrition and health in infancy and childhood : an epidemiological approach to the assessment of dietary habits, their determinants and implications

    Author : Lars Åke Persson; Gösta Samuelson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Breastfeeding; dietary habits; growth; dental caries; obesity; CHD risk factors; infancy; childhood; epidemiology;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to describe the distribution of feeding habits and dietary habits of Swedish children of different ages, to search for determinants of the observed distributions and to analyse some possible implications of those habits regarding health and growth. The present results emanate from a longitudinal study of feeding, growth and development of 312 infants and from a cross-sectional study on the dietary habits of 738 children aged 4,8 and 13 years. READ MORE

  2. 2. Assessment of Support Interventions in Dementia : Methodological and Empirical Studies

    Author : Jenny Alwin; Jan Persson; Barbro Krevers; Lars-Åke Levin; Wija Oortwijn; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Dementia means a continuous deterioration of abilities and has a large impact on the persons affected as well as on family members and others close to the persons with dementia. Interventions aimed at this population in order to support and alleviate the often straining situation may be of great importance. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cardiovascular risk indicators in adolescents : the Umeå youth study

    Author : Erik Bergström; Lars Åke Persson; Olle Hernell; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cardiovascular risk factors; adolescents; serum lipids; serum insulin; serum ferritin; anthropometry; blood pressure; physical fitness; physical activity; diet; smoking; socio-economic status;

    Abstract : Atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (CVD), particularly coronary heart disease (CHD) and cerebrovascular disease, are today major causes of death in the industrialised parts of the world. There are evidence to suggest that the atherosclerotic process starts in childhood, implying that preventive measures should be implemented already in children and adolescents. READ MORE

  4. 4. Community participation and social patterning in cardiovascular disease intervention

    Author : Inger Brännström; Lars-Åke Persson; Inga-Britt Lindblad; Martin Johansson; Stig Wall; Sven-Olof Isacsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; prevention; social factors; evaluation; social epidemiology; folkhälsovetenskap; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : This study addresses health policy and public health in the field of cardiovascular disease (CVD) on the local level in Sweden. The overall aim is to contribute to the assessment of structural and social conditions within public health by analysing participation processes and outcome patterns in a local health programme. READ MORE

  5. 5. Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Africa : Operational Research to Reduce Post-natal Transmission and Infant Mortality

    Author : Mickey Chopra; Lars-Åke Persson; Ted Greiner; Cesar Victora; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HIV AIDS; Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV; infant feeding; child health; cohort study; health systems evaluation; effectiveness;

    Abstract : This thesis assesses the effectiveness of the National Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme in 3 sites in South Africa, and the quality of infant feeding counselling across four countries, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda . Implementation and outcome of PMTCT services were very different across the 3 sites. READ MORE