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In a population-based study 219 family members of cognitively impaired elderly (casegroup) and 255 family members of cognitively healthy elderly (control-group) were interviewed about their situation as a caregiver to an old person. Twenty-six family members in the case-group reported abusive...
This study examined the effects of a primary home care intervention programme on self-assessed functional health, and the correlation of self-perception with objective measures in frail elderly subjects. Elderly patients about to be discharged from an acute hospital, at risk for...
The purpose of this study was to test the construct validity of a measure of functional ability, developed with the intention of achieving a high degree of variability and capacity for discriminating among a group of healthy elderly people. Data were collected from 734 70-year-old people in...
Over a 14-year period (1976–89) 679 deaths from childhood leukemia were registered in Greece and the corresponding mortality over this period declined by almost 70%, with no evidence of differential reduction by gender or population type. For each of the nine geographical regions of the...
In a recent article (Epidemiology 1990; 1: 421–429) I resurrected some historical criticisms of conventional statistics in non-randomized, non-randomly sampled studies, and suggested some improvements to current practice in response to these criticisms. Here, I propose that some resolution can...
A joint Nordic research project aiming to obtain more knowledge about the situation of elderly women, has been funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the authorities in each participating country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). In essence and practice, the project is...
Diseases and medications associated with the occurrence of falls leading to medical treatment in elderly Finns (65 yrs or older) during a one-year period are presented. The design was that of a case-control study involving 380 fallers seeking medical treatment and 342 unmatched controls selected...
With an ageing population an increased pressure on health care resources will be seen in most countries. Patients with delayed discharge from short-term hospitals, sometimes called “bed-blockers”, are of special interest in Sweden, especially as liability for payments for these patients has...
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