The Ambulatory Geriatric Assessment – A Frailty Intervention Trial (the Age-FIT trial)
The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to compare costs and effects of care based on comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) with usual care for older persons in an outpatient care setting. CGA is a team-based, multidisciplinary approach to care of older persons. The primary investigator is Anne Ekdahl, MD and Ph.D. Research questions include costs, effects and cost-effectiveness.
Is the Treatment of Frail Elderly Patients Effective in an Elderly Care Unit (the TREEE trial)
The TREEE-trial is a prospective, randomized, controlled trial with the aim to study if care of frail elderly patients is better at a specialized elderly care unit compared to usual care in a hospital setting. Primary investigator is Niklas Ekerstad, MD and Ph.D. The research questions include health outcomes, costs and cost-effectiveness.
The “Information and Communications Technology for self-care” program
This is a large research program that includes four randomized, controlled trials of four different information- and communication technologies (ICT:s). Health technology assessment (HTA) is included in the program and the experimental studies. Primary investigator is Professor Anna Strömberg. The program includes researchers from Linköping University, Jönköping University and Linnaeus University.
National research group working with assessment of assistive technology for spasticity
The research group includes researchers from Linköping university, Region Östergötland, University of Borås, VG-Region/Sahlgrenska Academy. We are currently working on a randomized controlled trial of an assistive technology for persons with spasticity.
Assessment study of assistance dogs
Assistance dogs/service dogs assist persons with disabilities. In this project, we are studying the value of these dogs from different perspectives. The study was originally a project assignment from the National Board of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. A first report on the topic was written in 2014 which generated several new questions. One Ph.D.-student is today working with this project, Martina Lundqvist, and I am her supervisor.