Search for dissertations about: "residential care facilities"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 27 swedish dissertations containing the words residential care facilities.

  1. 1. Physical exercise for older people : focusing on people living in residential care facilities and people with dementia

    Author : Håkan Littbrand; Erik Rosendahl; Yngve Gustafson; Kerstin Frändin; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; aged; dementia; exercise; frail elderly; nutrition; randomized controlled trial; residential facilities; Physiotherapy; Sjukgymnastik fysioterapi; sjukgymnastik; Physiotherapy;

    Abstract : The main purposes of this thesis were to evaluate a high-intensity functional weight-bearing exercise pro­gramme, regarding its applicability (attendance, achieved intensity, adverse events) as well as its effect on physical functions and activities of daily living (ADL) among older people living in residential care facilities, with a special focus on people with dementia. Furthermore, a main purpose was to systematically review the applicability and effects of physical exercise on physical functions, cognitive functions, and ADL among people with dementia. READ MORE

  2. 2. Physical exercise and mental health among older people : measurement methods and exercise effects focusing on people living in residential care facilities

    Author : Mia Conradsson; Erik Rosendahl; Yngve Gustafson; Håkan Littbrand; Nina Beyer; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; aged; residential facilities; depression; exercise; dementia; cognitive disorders; postural balance; validation studies; reproducibility of results; randomized controlled trial; sjukgymnastik; Physiotherapy;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to study the effects of exercise on mental health among older people living in residential care facilities. The aim was also to study the reliability of an assessment scale for balance function and the usefulness of an assessment scale for depressive symptoms among older people, including people with cognitive impairments. READ MORE

  3. 3. Falls in older people in geriatric care settings : predisposing and precipitating factors

    Author : Kristina Kallin; Leif Svanström; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : accidental falls; risk factors; older people; residential facilities; geriatric care; cognition; drug therapy; wounds and injuries; geriatric psychiatry; meteorological factors; geriatrik; Geriatrics;

    Abstract : Falls and their consequences are a major health problem in the older population, increasing their immobility, morbidity and mortality. This thesis focuses on older people living in geriatric care settings, frail older people who are most prone to suffer falls. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Garden/Patio in Residential Care Facilities for Older People : Characteristics and the Users Perspectives

    Author : Eva Dahlkvist; Kirsti Skovdahl; Annika Nilsson; Maria Engström; Högskolan i Gävle; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; design elements; garden patio; green outdoor environment; health; nursing; residential living homes for older people; serial mediation;

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  5. 5. 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