Search for dissertations about: "frail elderly"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 42 swedish dissertations containing the words frail elderly.

  1. 1. Telecare of frail elderly : reflections and experiences among health personnel and family members

    Author : Stefan Sävenstedt; Margareta Ehnfors; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Nursing; Telecare; Frail elderly; Nurse-patient interaction; Quality of care; Professional roles; Videoconferensing; Ethical reasoning; Perception of care; Omvårdnad; Nursing; Omvårdnad;

    Abstract : Telecare has been an approach to care that, internationally, has experienced a generally rapid development during the last ten years. There are many examples of successful pilot projects where ICT applications have been used in the care of elderly: for improved remote consultation with health professionals, to improve the communication and support of the elderly person’s social network, and as intelligent sensors intended to improve the safety of the elderly person. READ MORE

  2. 2. Frail and Elderly Hospital Patients : The Challenge of Participation in Medical Decision Making

    Author : Anne Wissendorff Ekdahl; Maria Friedrichsen; Lars Andersson; Ulla Molander; Linköpings universitet; []
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    Abstract : Background: In research, patient participation in medical decision-making has been shown to be associated with higher patient satisfaction and improvement of treatment outcomes. But when it comes to patient participation when being old and frail there are pitfalls and the research in this area is sparse. READ MORE

  3. 3. Collaboration between relatives of frail elderly patients and nurses in acute hospital wards. Dimensions, prerequisites and outcome

    Author : Tove Lindhardt; Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Socialmedicin; Gerontologi; Humanities; Humaniora; Social medicine; Gerontology; Content analysis; Phenomenology; Powerlessness; Guilt; Outcome; Instrument development and validation; Acute care facility; Frail elderly; Family care; Collaboration; Decision-making; samhällsmedicin; Questionnaire;

    Abstract : The aim was to investigate collaboration between relatives of frail elderly patients and nurses in acute hospital wards, and to develop and test an instrument to investigate, from the relatives? perspective, dimensions of collaboration in this context and the association between collaboration and satisfaction with the hospital care trajectory. The underpinning assumption for the study was that relatives hold knowledge of the patients? situation, which is important for nurses to make a relevant and sufficient care plan. READ MORE

  4. 4. Prediction and prevention of falls among elderly people in residential care

    Author : Lillemor Lundin-Olsson; Yngve Gustafson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; accidental falls; risk factors; movement; equilibrium; predictive value of test; accidental falls: prevention control; randomised controlled trials; frail elderly; residential facilities;

    Abstract : Among elderly people, falls lead to a considerable amount of immobility, morbidity, and mortality. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate methods for predicting falls, and to evaluate a fall prevention program among elderly people living in residential care facilities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Physical Fitness in Hospitalized Frail Elderly Patients

    Author : Kristina Åhlund; Maria Bäck; Niklas Ekerstad; Birgitta Öberg; Lars Nyberg; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Physical fitness; frailty; in-hospital care; comprehensive geriatric assessment;

    Abstract : Demographic research shows that the proportion of older people in society is increasing. More people age well, but there are also more people getting old with disability and multimorbidity. The large diversity in functioning illustrates the heterogeneity of aging. READ MORE