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ICT for independent living services

In order to maximise the potential of Independent Living Services (ILS) for active ageing, it is expected that innovative organizational models will be needed to support their implementation. For example, closer co-ordination between all service providers and stakeholders of independent living services is essential, such as health and social services providers' coordination for early detection of risks and preventive interventions.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Economic Burden And Health-Related Quality Of Life Of Patients With Cystic Fibrosis In Bulgaria

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the economic burden from a societal perspective and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) in Bulgaria.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Activity monitoring to support independent living in Dutch homecare support

Objective: Detecting changes in activity performance by persons living at home may provide to be a powerful tool to support them to live independently. To this end a new care arrangement had to be developed in which commercial available technology is used by a homecare organization and informal carers. The objective of this study is a) to organize the conditions needed to deliver care support to people living independently and b) to investigate the effectiveness thereof.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

The Views of Informal Carers' Evaluation of Services (VOICES): Toward an adaptation for the New Zealand bicultural context

The Views of Informal Carers Experiences of Services (VOICES) instrument is a postal questionnaire that has been utilized internationally to capture the experiences of end-of-life care during the last months of life. Aotearoa/New Zealand, traditionally a bicultural society, reflects both the European worldview and that of the indigenous Māori. The Māori collectivist worldview considers whānau (extended family) support as key at the end of life and privileges “kanohi ki te kanohi” (face-to-face) meetings. In such a context, how will VOICES be received?

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

WELCOME project: What do stakeholders want? in depth analysis of COPD patients, carers and healthcare professional views

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a growing health concern worldwide. Telehealth can facilitate integrated COPD care by providing an opportunity for remote monitoring, early diagnosis and clinical intervention. A design for a telehealth-based system called Wearable Sensing and Smart Cloud Computing for Integrated Care to COPD Patients with Co-morbidities (WELCOME) has been proposed. This study identifies patients', informal carers' and HCPs' acceptance of and requirements for the WELCOME system in four European countries: the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, Greece and Netherlands.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Creative practice as mutual recovery in mental health

Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to examine the value of approaches to mental health based on creative practice in the humanities and arts, and explore these in relation to the potential contribution to mutual recovery.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper is a conceptual analysis and literature review.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Supporting carers: A learning resource for community nurses

In 2013, as part of the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) Carers Project, the QNI asked the 4M Learning Network to test the need for a learning resource to enable community nurses to support carers' health and wellbeing needs. In order to measure the learning needs of community nurses, the QNI undertook a literature review (Laing and Sprung, 2013). The 4M team commenced with desk research and extensive consultation using an online survey and workshops across England.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

The effect of age on referral to and use of specialist palliative care services in adult cancer patients: A systematic review

Objective: to investigate variations in the use of specialist palliative care (SPC) services for adult cancer patients, in relation to age.

Design: systematic review of studies examining use of or referral to SPC services in adult cancer patients.

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