Search for dissertations about: "elderly"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1069 swedish dissertations containing the word elderly.

  1. 1. Ensuring elderly mobility : environmental and safety issues

    Author : Roya Bamzar; Vania Ceccato; Marianne Abramsson; KTH; []
    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

    Author : Harmeet Sjögren; Ulf Björnstig; Anders Eriksson; Pat Waller; Umeå universitet; []
    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

    Author : Anna-Lena Robinson; Claes Olerud; Yohan Robinson; Bengt Lind; Uppsala universitet; []
    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. Municipal elderly care : implications of registered nurses' work situation, education, and competence

    Author : Karin Josefsson; Örebro universitet; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; registered nurse ; nursing ; municipal elderly care ; work situation ; demand ; control ; influence ; support ; violence ; education ; competence ; competence development ; questionnaire ; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN; Caring sciences; Vårdvetenskap; Nursing Science; Vårdvetenskap; registered nurse; nursing; municipal elderly care; work situation; demand; control; influence; support; violence; education; competence; competence development; questionnaire;

    Abstract : Registered nurses (RNs) are key figures in municipal elderly care. It is a challenge to create necessary conditions that enable them to provide quality nursing care. 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

    Author : Doris Bohman; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    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; Activities of daily living; changing society; Elderly; Ethnography; Keeping normality; South Africa; health and illness beliefs; interpretive phenomenology; transition; aged; family; modernization; reciprocity; tradition;

    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