Search for dissertations about: "longitudinal changes"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 371 swedish dissertations containing the words longitudinal changes.

  1. 1. The influence of social relationships and leisure activity on adult cognitive functioning and risk of dementia Longitudinal population-based studies

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Daniel Eriksson Sörman; Umeå universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Cognitive functioning; cognition; memory; dementia; Alzheimer’s disease; cognitive reserve; reverse causality; old age; middle age; leisure activity; social relationships; social network; longitudinal; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : Today, as we live longer, dementia diseases are becoming more prevalent around the world. Thus, further knowledge of how to maintain levels of cognitive functioning in old age and how to identify factors that postpone the onset of dementia are of acute interest. Lifestyle patterns and social life are important aspects to consider in this regard. READ MORE

  2. 2. Aspects of Declarative Memory Functioning in Adulthood Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Studies

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Michael Rönnlund; Umeå universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Psychology; aging; episodic memory; sematic memory; encoding support; crosssectional; longitudinal; Psykologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Psychology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Psykologi; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : The general objective of the thesis was to examine aspects of declarative memory functioning across the adult life span. The four papers were based on data collected as part of the Betula Prospective Cohort Study (Nilsson et al., 1997) and included largescale population-based samples of participants in the age range 35 to 90. READ MORE

  3. 3. Homocysteine in cardiovascular disease with special reference to longitudinal changes

    University dissertation from Umeå : Medicinsk biovetenskap

    Author : Johan Hultdin; Umeå universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medical sciences; homocysteine; methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase MTHFR ; first-ever stroke; first-ever myocardial infarction; longitudinal; prospective; risk factor; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Clinical Chemistry; klinisk kemi;

    Abstract : Abnormalities in homocysteine metabolism have been suggested as risk factors for stroke and myocardial infarction. In retrospective studies, elevated levels of total plasma homocysteine (tHcy) and/or methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C>T polymorphism have indicated an increase in risk. READ MORE

  4. 4. Brain characteristics of memory decline and stability in aging Contributions from longitudinal observations

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Psychology, Stockholm University

    Author : Sara Pudas; Stockholms universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; aging; episodic memory; individual differences; longitudinal assessment; magnetic resonance imaging; hippocampus; frontal cortex; psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : Aging is typically associated with declining mental abilities, most prominent for some forms of memory. There are, however, large inter-individual differences within the older population. Some people experience rapid decline whereas others seem almost spared from any adverse effects of aging. 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