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Research projects

Everyday activities in older people readmitted to hospital and discharged to home

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress

Contact

Marie Holmefur

Research subject

Research environments

Older people are frequently treated in hospital. Readmission to hospital are indicators that healthcare systems are not working optimally. Risk factors for readmission is for ex. chronic diseases, multiple medicatons and impaired ability according to everyday activities at home. The aim of this project is therefore to get a deeper understanding of everyday activities for a group of older people readmitted to hospital and discharged to home. Within the project, activities related to selfcare and aspects of health status in older people readmitted to hospital are assessed. Furthermore, qualitative studies will explore how this group of older people will be able to describe the everyday activities at  home after a hospital stay. Also healthcare professionals' perceptions of care interventions in order to prevent readmission will be explored.  The results of this project are expected to clarify the needs of this group of older people and to create a foundation for assessments and interventions.

Research funding bodies

  • Region Örebro County