Search for dissertations about: "thesis on elderly"

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  1. 1. Aspects on optimisation of drug therapy in the elderly

    University dissertation from Clinical Chemistry and Pharmacology, Dept of Laboratory Medicine

    Author : Åsa ÅB Bondesson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; medication histories; medication reviews; drug-related problems; elderly; medication errors; pharmacists; drug therapy;

    Abstract : Introduction: Elderly patients often use many drugs, increasing the risk for drug-related problems. Aim: To optimise drug therapy in the elderly by identifying, resolving and preventing drug-related problems. READ MORE

  2. 2. On Carbohydrate Intake and Dental Status in the Elderly

    University dissertation from Clinical Chemistry and Pharmacology, Dept of Laboratory Medicine

    Author : Torgny Alstad; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Carbohydrates; Cohort analysis; Dental caries; Dental status; Elderly; Epidemiology; Factor analysis; Graphic interaction model; Oral sugar clearance;

    Abstract : People?s dental status has the potential to affect dietary intake and, at the same time, diet may affect the health of the dentition. To study the associations, the elderly appear to be an appropriate group and carbohydrates the appropriate nutrients. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Clinical Chemistry and Pharmacology, Dept of Laboratory Medicine

    Author : Charles Cline; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : 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

  4. 4. Eating difficulties in elderly, focusing on patients with stroke

    University dissertation from Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University

    Author : Albert Westergren; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; discharge; length of in-hospital stay; malnutrition; energy; alertness; ingestion; deglutition; dysphagia; eating; elderly care; rehabilitation; Nursing care; stroke; Gerontology; Gerontologi;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to describe eating difficulties and interventions to improve eating among elderly patients, especially those with stroke, to make comparisons between patients with dysphagia and those without (Papers I & II), those with and without assisted eating (Paper IV), and to analyse the relation between eating difficulties, nutritional status (Papers II-V), pressure ulcers (Paper IV), length of hospital stay and levels of independent living when discharged (Paper V). Eating difficulties were mainly assessed using structured observations. READ MORE

  5. 5. Delirium in the elderly. The construction of a rating scale and aspects on risk factors and treatment

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Barbro Robertsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; delirium; confusional state; elderly; dementia; regional brain syndrome; HPA axis; cortisol; remoxipride; rating scale;

    Abstract : The rates of delirium were studied in patients with four different dementia disorders and also in patients with different regional brain syndromes. The function of the stress-regulating system was compared between demented patients with delirium and those without. READ MORE