Search for dissertations about: "Very old"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 296 swedish dissertations containing the words Very old.

  1. 1. Depression among the very old

    University dissertation from Umeå : Samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering

    Author : Ellinor Bergdahl; Umeå universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : Psychiatry; very old; depression; prevalence; associated factors; five-year outcome; mortality; Psykiatri; Geriatrics; geriatrik;

    Abstract : Emotional suffering in old age is largely caused by various psychiatric conditions, of which depression is the most common. Depression is associated with a decline in both well-being and daily functioning and reduces both morale and social capacity among the very old, which may produce high health and social costs for society. READ MORE

  2. 2. Stroke and depression in very old age

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Carl Hörnsten; Umeå universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; stroke; depression; very old; oldest old; epidemiology; mortality; risk factors; systolic blood pressure; diastolic blood pressure; atrial fibrillation; geriatric depression scale; geriatrik; Geriatrics;

    Abstract : Background The prevalence and incidence of stroke are known to increase with age, which, combined with demographic change, means that very old patients with stroke are a growing patient group. Risk factors for incident stroke among very old people have not been widely investigated. READ MORE

  3. 3. Health Maintenance in Very Old Age Medical Conditions, Functional Outcome and Nutritional Status

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Huan-Ji Dong; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; very old; multimorbidity; health service use; physical function; activities of daily living; obesity; body composition;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to provide better understanding of the underlying factors related to health maintenance in very old people, with a focus on medical conditions, functional outcome and nutritional status. Data were gathered from the ELSA 85 project (Elderly in Linköping Screening Assessment). READ MORE

  4. 4. Purpose in life among very old people

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Pia Hedberg; Umeå universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Purpose in life; very old; depression; gender; ageism; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Caring sciences Nursing; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vårdvetenskap Omvårdnad; omvårdnadsforskning med medicinsk inriktning; Caring Sciences;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to explore purpose in life among very old people. The proportion of elderly is increasing in Sweden, especially among the group of very old aged over 85 years. Ageing has been associated from some perspectives with health, wisdom, maturity, and inner strength. READ MORE

  5. 5. Drug Use Among the Very Old Living in Ordinary Households : Aspects on Well-being, Cognitive and Functional Ability

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska University Press

    Author : Margareta Westerbotn; Sophiahemmet Högskola.; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Caring sciences; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vårdvetenskap; Drug use; Medicine management; Very old; Aged 84 and older; Ordinary households; Community; Well-being; Cognitive status; Functional ability; Population-based; In-depth-interviews; Quantitative and qualitative methods; Sweden; drug use; handling of medicines; very old; aged 84 and older; ordinary households; community; well-being; cognitive status; functional ability; population-based; in-depth-interviews; quantitative and qualitative methods; Sweden.;

    Abstract : Background: In Sweden today a major proportion of the population survive to old ages. To a large extent, the oldest old are capable of living longer in their own households; some of them are very healthy while others have multiple diagnoses or ailments caused by a normal ageing process. READ MORE