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Research environment

Older people's health and living conditions - from cell to society

The research ranges from the cellular level to studies in health and living conditions of older persons in the community. The research that is conducted are often based on the researchers collaborating with those who have experience and knowledge of elderly care, the older person, their relatives, staff as well as the leaders. Reseach teams included in the research environment:

Environment information


Annica Kihlgren

Research domains

  • Medicine

Areas of research

  • Active life
  • Work organization
  • Physical activity
  • Nutrition
  • Personcenterd Care
  • Eldery

In 2012 the research environment was established in an effort to form a collective of all research undertaken in this field at the Department of Health and Medicine (IHM) of Örebro University. The premise was broad multidisciplinary research based on interdisciplinary problem based questions and a clear need of knowledge from the stakeholders involved in elderly care.

Participating researchers lecture at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. Currently the research environment is supported by two different research groups; the Nutrition and Physical Activity Research Centre (NUPARC) and Person-Centered Care (PCC). A close collaboration also exists with the research environment Nutrition-Gut-Brain Interactions Research Centre (NGBI). Good contacts are also established with neighboring municipalities, county councils and the private sector.