Search for dissertations about: "quality of life in elderly"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 143 swedish dissertations containing the words quality of life in elderly.

  1. 1. Quality of care and assessment of health among elderly in actue care

    Author : Inger Johansson; Mona Kihlgren; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : assessment; elderly; health; quality of life; sense of coherence; organisation of care; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : This thesis describes nursing staff's opinion of quality of care and work satisfaction and elderly patients' perception of health, functional capacity, quality of life and sense of coherence (SOC) from a prognostic point of view. The research was performed within several surgical and orthopaedic wards, and different instruments were developed and tested for reliability and validity. READ MORE

  2. 2. Quality of life and functional capacity among elderly with locomotor disability

    Author : Gunnel Gustafsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : Aged; elderly; locomotion; disability; functional capacity; life satisfaction; assessment; quality of life; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : The aims of this study were to investigate the prevalence of locomotor disturbances among elderly and the consequences for their life situation, and to test two well-documented American tools on disabled elderly.Screening tests among elderly in two Swedish counties showed that 22 per cent of those aged 60 and above reported difficulties in mobility. READ MORE

  3. 3. ELDERLY PERSONS LIVING WITH CANCER. Quality of life and lived experience

    Author : Bente Appel Esbensen; Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; cancerology; oncology; Cytology; Hope; Social network and support; Activities of daily living; Lived experience; Quality of life; Elderly; Cancer; Cytologi; onkologi; cancer; Gerontology; Gerontologi;

    Abstract : Over the coming decades, the numbers of elderly will increase, and through improved lifestyles and better treatment longevity has increased, and with it, the risk of contracting cancer. How elderly people live with cancer has until now attracted limited research. READ MORE

  4. 4. Rational drug treatment in the elderly : "To treat or not to treat"

    Author : Inger Nordin Olsson; Peter Engfeldt; Sten Landahl; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Elderly; polypharmacy; drug evaluation; nursing process; monitoring; inappropriate prescribing; quality of life; patient participation; Vårdvetenskap; Nursing Science;

    Abstract : The general aim of this thesis was to examine the effect of interventions on the usage of inappropriate and hazardous multi-medication in the elderly ≥75 years with ≥5 drugs.Methods: Paper I describes a cluster randomization of nursing homes, the outcomes were; number of drugs, health status and evaluations. READ MORE

  5. 5. Heart Failure Management in the Elderly. Focus on Health Economics and Quality of Life

    Author : Charles Cline; Malmö Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Kardiovaskulära systemet; elderly; Cardiovascular system; Heart failure; hospitalisation; health economics; compliance; quality of life; ACE inhibitor.; management programme;

    Abstract : The incidence and prevalence of heart failure (HF) has increased successively over the past decade. Mortality and morbidity is high. It is the most common cause of hospitalisation in the elderly and has been estimated to account for 1-3% of health care costs in many countries. There is a need therefore, to improve care for HF patients. READ MORE