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  • Vårdskador vid omvårdnad : en studie av patienters, anhörigas och vårdgivares anmälningar 

    Andersson, Åsa (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2017-02-23)
    Background: Patient safety has, over the last decades, been increasingly established as an important global issue. Patient safety is jeopardized by for example adverse events and most of the current evidence on adverse ...
  • Elderly patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery : can care be further improved? 

    Schubert Samuelsson, Katja (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2017-02-17)
    Introduction: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies affecting approximately 6 400 new patients/year in Sweden of which 44% are 75 years and older at diagnosis. In order to identify potential ...
  • Genetic and lifestyle influences on memory, brain structure, and dementia 

    Ferencz, Beata (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2017-02-16)
    This doctoral thesis investigated genetic, inflammatory, and lifestyle influences on cognition, brain structure, and dementia. The influence of TOMM40 polymorphisms (Study I), a PICALM, BIN1 and CLU genetic risk score ...
  • Apolipoprotein E and cholinergic enzymes : the interface in dementia 

    Vijayaraghavan, Swetha (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2017-02-10)
    The main confirmed genetic risk factor for sporadic form of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is apolipoprotein E (ApoE) ε4 allele (APOE4). ApoE protein aids in receptor ligand mediated transport, distribution and metabolism of ...
  • Falls in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury : incidence, risks and concerns 

    Butler Forslund, Emelie (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2017-02-02)
    Background: Knowledge about falls and related injuries in persons with spinal cord injuries (SCI) is limited, especially concerning wheelchair users. Further research is required in order to develop future prevention ...
  • Meaning-making in integrative health care : studies on patients’ and practitioners’ experiences 

    Andermo, Susanne (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2017-02-01)
    Background and aim: Patients living with chronic pain often turn both to conventional and complementary health care. Integrative health care combines conventional and complementary therapies in the clinical care of ...
  • Hatha yogic exercises for physical function in healthy individuals and patients with obstructive respiratory disorders 

    Papp, Marian E (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2017-01-27)
    Background and aim: The use of hatha yogic exercises (YE) is increasing, with both healthy individuals and patients asking for alternative treatments and other means of prevention and exercise. To investigate the physical ...
  • Nerve growth factor in Alzheimer’s disease : biological effects and therapeutic potential 

    Eyjolfsdottir, Helga (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2017-01-12)
    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder against which there is yet no disease modifying or curative treatment. Degeneration of cholinergic basal forebrain (CBF) neurons plays a role in the ...
  • Att vara fysiskt aktiv under adjuvant cytostatikabehandling : interventionsstudier för personer med bröst - och kolorektalcancer 

    Backman, Malin (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2017-01-12)
    Bakgrund: Regelbunden fysisk aktivitet har sedan länge visat sig vara viktigt för att upprätthålla en god hälsa hos människor och det är känt att fysisk inaktivitet är en betydande riskfaktor för en rad olika hälsoproblem ...
  • Cardiovascular disease in dementia 

    Cermakova, Pavla (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2016-12-08)
    The objective of this thesis was to characterize the burden of cardiovascular diseases in patients with dementia, their treatment and association with survival. Further, we aimed to explore whether cardiac structure in ...
  • The process of occupational therapists implementing client-centred ADL intervention in clinical practice 

    Eriksson, Christina Nilsdotter (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2016-11-22)
    The overall aim: The overall aim of the thesis was to identify and describe the characteristics of the implementation process and what hinders and contributes to the implementation of complex interventions when occupational ...
  • Physical activity in Parkinson’s disease : measurement, correlates and effects of balance training 

    Nero, Håkan (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2016-11-21)
    Aim: The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate correlates of physical activity in older adults with Parkinson’s disease and to evaluate the effects, both short- and long term, of the HiBalance program on physical ...
  • The quality of the physical environment and its association with activities and well-being among older people in residential care facilities 

    Nordin, Susanna (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2016-11-21)
    The physical environment can influence older people’s health and well-being, and is often mentioned as being an important factor for person-centred care. Due to high levels of frail health, many older people spend a majority ...
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction and treatment strategies 

    Krishnan, Shuba (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2016-11-18)
    The mitochondria are essential for cellular energy production and are involved in many processes in the cells. The mitochondria contain their own DNA (mtDNA) that is vital for oxidative phosphorylation since it encodes ...
  • Plasticity of memory functioning : genetic predictors and brain changes 

    Bellander, Martin (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2016-11-09)
    Human cognitive functions are not determined from birth, but are plastic and can be altered by environmental factors. The promising idea of a cognitive intervention that would improve memory functioning has attracted a lot ...
  • Impact of nutritional status and diet on cognitive decline and survival 

    Shakersain, Behnaz (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2016-11-03)
    This doctoral thesis investigated the complex relationship between nutritional status and survival and the impact of dietary intake on cognitive decline in older Swedish adults. The data used in the four studies (I‒IV) ...
  • Musculoskeletal disorders in the Swedish armed forces marines : back pain epidemiology and clinical tests 

    Monnier, Andreas (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2016-10-27)
    The present work was conducted in order to lay the foundation for effective evidence-based prevention of one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) marines. The overall aim ...
  • Serotonin system in Alzheimer's disease : from a molecular and biomarkers perspective 

    Abderhim, Walid Tajeddinn (Inst för Neurobiologi, Vårdvetenskap och Samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2016-10-24)
    Serotonin, 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter with a wide range of biological functions. It contributes to the integrity, connectivity and function of the central nervous system (CNS). Here in this ...
  • Exploring care for older people : district nurses’ experiences and clinical practice 

    Lagerin, Annica (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2016-10-20)
    Background and aim: The health care system needs to prepare in order to provide highquality care to a growing older population. In Sweden, much primary health care for older people is the responsibility of district nurses ...
  • The role of socio-emotional factors for cognitive health in later life 

    Håkansson, Krister (Inst för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle / Dept of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, 2016-10-07)
    With increasing life expectancies in most parts of the world, the prevalence of dementia and other age-related chronic diseases is growing. Several factors affect future projections and are discussed in this thesis, including ...

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