Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

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News for October, 2015

The Correlates, Health Outcomes and Costs Associated with Multiple Chronic Conditions – Research Summary

Published on: October 29, 2015

This study describes co-morbidity, health services utilization, and associated costs over 5 years among community-dwelling older adults with one of dementia, diabetes, or chronic stroke (haemorrhagic or ischemic).

Research Brief: Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis of Family Caregivers of Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Published on: October 26, 2015

Maintaining caregiver health is critical, yet we know little about how to sustain the health of caregivers, which is affected by social location. Social location refers to the multiple roles occupied by individuals at any given time, conditioned by sex, gender, age, education, income, employment status, culture, geography, social connectedness, and other determinants.

Research Summary: Evaluation of a Transition Intervention for Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Multiple Chronic Conditions

Published on: October 26, 2015

Through this pragmatic, mixed-methods randomized controlled trial we expect to find that family caregivers receiving My Tools 4 Care will show greater improvement in hope, self-efficacy and QOL, at no additional cost from a societal perspective, compared with those receiving usual care.

A Client-Driven Intervention to Support Self-Management among Community-Living Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Multiple Chronic Conditions – Research Summary

Published on: October 26, 2015

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in older adults is a common and serious chronic condition frequently occurring in the context of other comorbid health conditions.

Research Summary: A Community Navigation and Rehabilitation Intervention for Stroke Survivors with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Published on: October 26, 2015

Most strokes occur in the context of other chronic conditions, such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, which have the potential to negatively affect stroke rehabilitation.

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