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Bruger ”gamle ”ældre flere og /eller andre hjælpemidler end ”unge” ældre?: En kortlægning af forbruget af kommunalt bevilgede hjælpemidler til 65+-årige i en dansk kommune, og en vurdering af forskellen i forbrug hos ”gamle ” og ”unge” ældre.
Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic School of Public Health NHV.
2007 (Danish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesisAlternative title
Does the “old” old use more and/or other assistive devices than the “younger” old people? n : A survey of the consumption of assistive devices granted from the municipality to 65+-years in a danish municipality, and an evaluation of the difference of the consumption by the “old” and the “younger” of the old populatio (English)
Abstract [da]

Ældre udgør en stigende del af befolkningen. En del ældre får funktionsnedsættelser, både på grund af de naturlige aldersforandringer og på grund af kroniske sygdomme, der ofte forstærkes med alderen. Derved øges antallet af mennesker, der får behov for hjælpemidler. Formålet med undersøgelsen var, at kortlægge forbruget af hjælpemidler hos den ældre del af befolkningen i en dansk kommune, med henblik på at undersøge om der var forskel i antal og typer af hjælpemidler hos de yngste og de ældste af befolkningen over 65 år. Data blev indsamlet via registre i kommunen og blev inddelt i aldersgrupper fra 65 – 99 år. Undersøgelsen omfattede i alt 736 personers hjælpemiddeldata. Data blev analyseret og resultatet viste, som forventet, at behovet for hjælpemidler stiger med alderen, men at forbruget ikke stiger lige meget for alle typer af hjælpemidler. Behovet for specielt ganghjælpemidler, bade-/toilethjælpemidler og inkontinenshjælpemidler stiger markant mere end andre typer af hjælpemidler. Endvidere viste undersøgelsen, at der bruges flere personlige hjælpemidler end genbrugshjælpemidler blandt de ”unge” gamle, og at det omvendte gælder for de ”gamle” ældre. Resultatet kan bruges til at forudsige den økonomiske udgift på hjælpemiddelområdet i de kommende år, samt til at give en indikation af, hvor der kan sættes ind med træningstilbud for at opnå et bedre funktionsniveau i hverdagen og dermed mindre forbrug af hjælpemidler.

Abstract [en]

The elderly in the population are increasing. Some old people get disabilyties caused by natural changes due to age and by cronical diseases, which will often increase with increasing age. Thus the number of people, who needs assistive devices, are also increasing. The purpose of the study was to investigate the consumption of assistive devices by the elderly in a Danish municipality, to see if there was any difference in the number and type of assistive devices in the younger and older part of the population passed the age of 65 years. Data were collected via files in the municipality and was then divided in groups according to age between 65-99 years of age. The investigation included all data of assistive devices from 736 persons. The data were analysed and the result showed as expected that the need of assistive devices increases with age but that the consumption does not increase equally for all types of assistive devices. The need for especially assistive devices concerning walking, bathing and problems with incontinens was increasing much more than other types of assistive devices. Furthermore the investigation showed that the younger part of the target group used more of personal assistive devices than of recycled assistive devices. The facts are reversed when concerning the oldest part of the target group. The result may be used to predict the economically expense on the field of assistive devices in the years to come, and to indicate where rehabilitation could be offered in order to get a higher level of function in daily life and thereby less use of assistive devices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 33 p.
Series
Master of Public Health, MPH, ISSN 1104-5701 ; MPH 2007:5
Keyword [en]
Assistive Devices, Elderly, Consumption
Keyword [da]
Hjælpemidler - ældre - forbrug
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-3229OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-3229DiVA: diva2:730339
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2007-01-26, Nordic School of Public Health NHV, Box 12133, 40242 Göteborg, Sweden, 13:00 (Danish)
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ISBN 978-91-85721-05-4

Available from: 2014-06-27 Created: 2014-06-27 Last updated: 2014-07-08Bibliographically approved

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