Supporting Self-care by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Older People with Long-term Conditions (ICT4Self-Care)
The purpose of ICT4Self-Care is to build evidence-based knowledge and practice about innovative person-centered ICT tools for support to older people with long-term conditions and their family carers in order to manage self-care independently and stay healthy, independent and socially active for as long as possible, delay/avoid institutionalization and improve quality of life.
The program has four overall aims:
- To explore how older people with long-term illness, family carers, health care professionals, patient/carers organizations and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can be involved in the design, evaluation and implementation of different ICT tools in order to support self-care.
- To address presuppositions and consequences of social selectivity in the development and evaluation of ICT tools for self-care.
- To evaluate the effectiveness of ICT tools to support self-care in older people with long-term conditions and their family carers through intervention studies.
- To explore how to facilitate the implementation of the ICT tools in clinical practice when found to improve health, activity, quality of life and/or cost-effectiveness of care.
COST Action Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion Through Collaborations in Research and Policy (ROSEnet)
Old-age exclusion involves interchanges between multi-level risk factors, processes and outcomes. Varying in form and degree across the older adult life course, its complexity, impact and prevalence is amplified by old-age vulnerabilities, accumulated disadvantage for some groups, and constrained opportunities to ameliorate exclusion. Old-age exclusion leads to inequities in choice and control, resources and relationships, and power and rights in key domains of life. Old-age exclusion implicates states, societies, communities and individuals.
ROSEnet is guided by five questions:
- What knowledge is available on old-age exclusion?
- What is the best conceptual approach for understanding old age exclusion?
- How is old-age exclusion constructed?
- What are the implications of old-age exclusion?
- How do we reduce old-age exclusion?
Swedish National Graduate School on Ageing and Health (SWEAH)
The mission of SWEAH, the "Swedish National Graduate School for Competitive Science on Ageing and Health", is to develop efficient and creative cooperation among Swedish Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and relevant national and international partners. The National Graduate School is funded by the Swedish Research Council.
The overarching long-term goal is to develop and strengthen the recruitment base of future leaders in research on ageing and health by creating a sustainable multi- and cross-disciplinary national graduate school for competitive science, which will ultimately lead to improved quality of life, health, medical treatment, and care for our ageing population.