Search for dissertations about: "geriatric medicine"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 80 swedish dissertations containing the words geriatric medicine.

  1. 1. Evolving geriatric anthropometrics- an interplay with lifestyle changes, birth cohort effects, and survival implications. : Results from the general population study, “Good Aging in Skåne,” Sweden

    University dissertation from Lund University: Faculty of Medicine

    Author : Nivetha Natarajan Gavriilidou; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Anthropometrics; BMI misclassification; measurement; error correction; prediction equation; surrogate; survival; lifestyle; birth cohort; Swedish elderly; assessment;

    Abstract : There is a rising proportion of aging population worldwide. The high vulnerability of older adults to morbidity and mortality introduces an enormous health and economic burden to themselves and the society. The established leading cause of death among older adults is due to chronic and vascular diseases. READ MORE

  2. 2. Aspects of nutrition in geriatric patients - Especially dietary assessment, intake and requirements

    University dissertation from MATS PERSSON, Department of Community Medicine, Malmö University Hospital, entrance 59, SE-205 02 Malmö, Sweden

    Author : Mats Persson Lintrup; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Validity.; Total energy expenditure; Reproducibility; Malnutrition; Geriatric patients; Fluid intake; Energy requirements; Doubly labelled water; Diet records; Aged; Dietary intake; Nutrition; Näringslära; Social medicine; Socialmedicin; samhällsmedicin;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to develop and test the feasibility of a dietary record routine, where nursing staff assess the patient’s food and fluid intake based on standardised portion sizes and household measurements. The energy intake (EI) was studied with a dietary record in 61 geriatric patients. READ MORE

  3. 3. Family caregiving, a long and winding road. Aspects on burden and life satisfaction among caregivers from the general population study 'Good Aging in Skåne' and effects of psychosocial intervention

    University dissertation from Department of Health Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Beth Dahlrup; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Health economic analysis; intervetion; quality of Life; Life satisfaction; Caregiver burden;

    Abstract : With an aging population and a reduction in social services provided by the municipality, a huge majority of us will take care of elderly family members, relatives and friends in need of assistance. How will this affect our lives? Approximately 20% of the adult population in Sweden, mainly middle-aged persons, identify themselves as family caregivers. READ MORE

  4. 4. Hypertension, blood pressure, cognition and cerebral blood flow in the cohort of "Men born 1914"

    University dissertation from Department of Health Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Faina Reinprecht; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; samhällsmedicin; Social medicine; Socialmedicin; Gerontologi; Gerontology; neuropsykologi; neurofysiologi; neurophysiology; Neurologi; regional cerebral blood flow; cohort study; Neurology; neuropsychology; blood pressure; blood pressure monitoring; risk factors; Hypertension;

    Abstract : "Men born 1914" is a population based cohort study of the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease. Five hundred men, born 1914, were examined at the age of 68 and 185 of them were re-examined at 81 years of age. READ MORE

  5. 5. Anthropometry in the elderly. Population studies on longitudinal changes, secular trends and risk for morbidity and mortality

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Debashish Kumar Dey; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Anthropometry; height; body weight; body mass index; waist circumference; longitudinal changes; ageing; secular trends; stroke; morbidity; mortality; elderly;

    Abstract : The aims of this thesis were to a) describe longitudinal changes in height and body weight (BW) between the ages 70 and 95y; b) describe secular trends in height and BW of 70-year-olds and their relation to social and lifestyle factors; c) investigate waist circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI) at age 70 as risk for stroke during a 15-y follow-up; and, d) examine the relationship between 1) BMI at age 70 and 15-y all- cause mortality, 2) the percentage of weight change from age 70 to 75 and subsequent 5- and 10-y mortality. The studies were performed within the framework of the gerontological and geriatric population studies in Göteborg, Sweden-the H70 studies. READ MORE