Search for dissertations about: "Very old"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 313 swedish dissertations containing the words Very old.

  1. 1. Depression among the very old

    University dissertation from Umeå : Samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering

    Author : Ellinor Bergdahl; Yngve Gustafson; Per Allard; Ingvar Karlsson; [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; Yngve Gustafson; Hugo Lövheim; Bo Norrving; [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 Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Huan-Ji Dong; Jan Marcusson; Ewa Wressle; Mitra Unosson; Miia Kivipelto; []
    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; Christine Brulin; Lena Aléx; Yngve Gustafson; Anna-Karin Edberg; [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. Morale in very old people With focus on stroke, depression and survival

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Johan Niklasson; Yngve Gustafson; Hugo Lövheim; Aase Wisten; Sölve Elmståhl; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Morale; aged 80 and over; Sweden and Finland; Psychometrics testing; Feasibility studies; Quality of Life; Stroke; Depressive disorders; Geriatric psychiatry; Salutogenic factor; Survival; Longevity; Future-oriented optimism;

    Abstract : Background: Morale is a multidimensional concept, often defined as a future-oriented optimism or pessimism regarding the problems and opportunities associated with ageing. Very old people, older than 80 years, constitute an age group that is expected to increase in Europe from 4.7% of the general population today to 12. READ MORE