Reciprocity in elderly care



For the research regarding reciprocity in elderly care we will be using quantitative data produced in the longitudinal research project called GOAL (Good Ageing in Lahti region; Ikihyvä). This is a Finnish research project on ageing and well-being. The 10-year cohort follow up study and the data collection is meant to improve the health and well-being of this aging population. The collaborators for this project include; The University of Helsinki (Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education and Dept. of Social Policy), The National Institute for Health and Welfare, UKK Institute for Health Promotion, Lahti Polytechnic (Faculty of Social and Health Care) and Päijät-Häme hospital district and its 15 municipalities. The principal investigator has access to the data for her use in this sub-project involving the elderly. The data consists of assessments made in 2002, 2005 and 2008 (data from the year 2012 are not used inthis study). The three age cohorts (N=2815) represent those individuals born in 1926—30, 1936—40 and 1946—50 living in Päijät-Häme. The baseline assessment included two extensive questionnaires (covering socio-economic background, health status, functional ability, use of health services, quality of life, lifestyle, and health-related cognitions), as well as clinical measures (weight, height, waist circumference, blood pressure) and laboratory tests (lipids, glucose, insulin). (Fogelholm 2009, 9;Haapola 2009, 17, 11—14). The data used in this sub-project does not contain personal information involving the research subjects and the researchers involved in this sub-project are ethically committed to using the material which has been obtained. The data is on situations regarding interactions between caregivers and caretakers. The data is ready for analyses.

Gällande start-/slutdatum01/05/201101/08/2015