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Ageing, health and welfare

This research group addresses the challenges and implications for health and quality of life for older people living in their own homes, people at senior centres, in hospitals and nursing or care homes.

Ageing, Health and Welfare (AHW) focuses on the biological, psychological and social conditions of ageing. This includes research into disability, physical functioning, nutritional status, quality of life, user involvement, health literacy, ethnicity, ethics, service delivery and welfare technology. AHW’s prioritized research areas are

This research group belongs to the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Head of research group

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  • Members

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    • More about the research group

      Ageing, Health and Welfare (AHW) is an interdisciplinary team consisting of researchers from physiotherapy, medicine, nursing, social educators, education, occupational therapy, clinical nutrition, physiology, behavioural biology, sociology and political science. A key framework for the group’s research is the need for the translation of research into policy-making decisions and practice in order to facilitate active and healthy ageing.

      We emphasize cooperation between the field of practise, users, politicians and education at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The research group has extensive research and development cooperation with national and local health authorities and institutions. Our researchers also act as advisors to health authorities.

    • Projects

      • A cross-sectoral approach to high quality health care transitions for older people (Crosscare-old). 
      • Community-living older adults living with chronic musculoskeletal pain: The effect of an evidence-based intervention on pain, function, health and behaviour.

      Completed projects:

      • Life After Stroke (LAST) study
      • Life early after stroke (LEAST) study
      • Physical activity after stroke, capacity, activity and life satisfaction (PASCAL)
      • Sunnås international stroke study (SINs stroke study)
      • General motor function scale (GMF)
      • Neurological fatigue index for stroke (NFI-stroke)
      • Rehabilitation for Conflict Challenges
      • Senior Fitness test
      • Sense of coherence in patients with dementia
      • Effects of an exercise program for nursing home patients with dementia 
      • Nutritional status, health-related quality of life and physical function among older people admitted to the geriatric department
      • Physical fitness in people with cognitive impairment: Relations and changes
      • Evidence-based health care, professional judgment or user involvement: Dilemmas in hospital rehabilitation of geriatric patients
      • Active and Stable – though Apparently Fragile
      • Study of the Life Course, Ageing and Generation
      • The reliability of the Short Physical Performance Battery among nursing home residents and day center users
      • Prevention of falls in Oslo: Knowledge translation
      • Movement Guidance to offer for people who live in nursing homes
      • In 100 – a strength training project
      • Quality of life, pain, coping, physical, psychological and social function in people who have received Norwegian psychomotor physiotherapy
      • More pounding women's hearts
      • Assisted Living
    • PhD projects

      • Liss Marita Solbakken: The TracStroke Study – Transitional Care for Patients with Stroke – The Discharge Summary’s Influence on Continuity of Follow-up.
      • Karoline Madsen: Koordinering og kontinuitet i kommunale tjenester til den eldre multisyke.
      • Nils Gunnar Landsverk: Belief, confidence and knowledge – a bridge to evidence-based practice in fall prevention.
      • Ragnhild Gulestø:  Between structures and agency – Exploring social interactions between family caregivers from minority ethnic backgrounds and healthcare personnel in the context of community-based dementia care.
      • Siv Linnerud: Reducing the gap between evidence-based knowledge and practice in the field of fall prevention: development of user-centered implementation interventions.
      • Rune Solli: Implementing Evidence-based Fall Prevention Practice in Norway. Focus on clinical decision support system.
      • Gyri Skoglund: Stepping stones for successful evaluation of mobile app efficacy for risk reduction of type 2 diabetes.
      • Sigrid Ryeng Alnes: Effect of Mobile Health technology (mHealth), Exercise Adherence and Optimal Nutrition post rehabilitation among people with Parkinson’s Disease (mHEXANUT).
      • Julie Røgler Langås: Lifestyle through the life course, age at menopause, and health outcomes later in life.
      • Heidi Bunæs-Næss: AQUAHIGH - Høyintensiv bassengtrening for revmatikere – en randomisert kontrollert studie.
      • Odd-Einar Svinøy: Better before – Better after: Prehabilitation program for older patients awaiting total hip replacement.