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An Evaluation of In-Person and Online Engagement in Central Newfoundland.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature277010
Source
Healthc Policy. 2015 Nov;11(2):72-85
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2015
Author
Peter Wilton
Doreen Neville
Rick Audas
Heather Brown
Roger Chafe
Source
Healthc Policy. 2015 Nov;11(2):72-85
Date
Nov-2015
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Consumer Participation - psychology - statistics & numerical data
Female
Focus Groups
Health Services Accessibility - organization & administration - statistics & numerical data
Humans
Internet - utilization
Male
Middle Aged
Newfoundland and Labrador
Rural Population - statistics & numerical data
Socioeconomic Factors
Surveys and Questionnaires
Telemedicine - organization & administration - statistics & numerical data
Therapy, Computer-Assisted - organization & administration - statistics & numerical data
Young Adult
Abstract
This study evaluates the use of in-person focus groups and online engagement within the context of a large public engagement initiative conducted in rural Newfoundland.
Participants were surveyed about their engagement experience and demographic information. Pre and post key informant interviews were also conducted with organizers of the initiative.
Of the 111 participants in the focus groups, 97 (87%) completed evaluation surveys; as did 23 (88%) out of 26 online engagement participants. Overall, focus group participants were positive about their involvement, with 87.4% reporting that they would participate in a similar initiative. Online participation was below expectations and these participants viewed their experience less positively than in-person participants. Organizers viewed the engagement initiative and the combined use of online and in-person engagement positively.
This study presents a real-world example of the use of two methods of engagement. It also highlights the importance of the successful execution of whatever engagement mechanism is selected.
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26742117 View in PubMed
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An urgent need to improve life conditions of seniors.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature140269
Source
J Nutr Health Aging. 2010 Oct;14(8):711-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2010
Author
R. Hebert
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.
Source
J Nutr Health Aging. 2010 Oct;14(8):711-4
Date
Oct-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Caregivers
Consumer Participation
Disabled Persons
Female
Frail Elderly
Geriatrics - education
Health Priorities
Health Promotion - methods - organization & administration
Health Services for the Aged - organization & administration
Home Care Services - organization & administration
Housing for the Elderly
Humans
Male
Needs Assessment
Poverty - prevention & control
Public Policy - trends
Quebec
Vulnerable Populations
Abstract
In the fall of 2007, the Government of Quebec set up a Public Consultation on Living Conditions of Seniors. Fifty sessions were held in 26 cities across all 17 regions of the province. More than 4000 seniors attended the sessions and 275 briefs were received from scientists and associations. Three themes were identified in the report published in 2008: supporting seniors and their caregivers, reinforcing the place of seniors in society, and preventing problems associated with aging (suicide, abuse, addictions). The main actions that I recommended included: Increasing the Guaranteed Income Supplement to prevent poverty; Modifying pension plans and working conditions to allow for progressive retirement; Making a major investment in home care to provide access to services regardless of place of residence; Introducing an Autonomy Support Benefit and autonomy insurance program for financing services to support people with disabilities; Generalizing an Integrated Service Delivery Network providing services to frail older people; Better training for professionals in gerontology. I also recommended setting up a National Policy on Seniors to align all government departments and agencies, municipalities and the private sector around a vision, objectives and a set of actions for improving the integration of seniors in an aging society. This would contribute to a more equitable, interdependent and wiser society. Unfortunately, the Government did not support these recommendations. It is now time for scientists to get involved in leading policy on seniors and in the political arena.
PubMed ID
20922350 View in PubMed
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Characteristics of non-response in the Danish Health Interview Surveys, 1987-1994.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature51830
Source
Eur J Public Health. 2005 Oct;15(5):528-35
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2005
Author
Mette Kjøller
Henrik Thoning
Author Affiliation
National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark. mk@niph.dk
Source
Eur J Public Health. 2005 Oct;15(5):528-35
Date
Oct-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Bias (epidemiology)
Consumer Participation - trends
Denmark
Female
Health Surveys
Humans
Interviews
Male
Middle Aged
Refusal to Participate
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Abstract
BACKGROUND: The types and quantity of non-response in surveys influence the extent to which the results may be generalized. This study analysed trends in non-response in the Danish Health Interview Surveys from 1987 to 1994 and used the National Patient Registry to assess whether non-response biased the estimated population prevalence of morbidity when solely based on responders. METHODS: The data were for the 23,096 adults sampled for the Danish Health Interview Surveys in 1987, 1991 and 1994. All were followed using the National Patient Registry to obtain such information as hospital admissions. RESULTS: Non-response increased from 20.0% in 1987 to 22.6% in 1994. Four combinations of background variables characterized the non-response: gender and age; gender and civil status; county of residence and age; survey year and age. Non-respondents and respondents had identical gender- and age-standardized hospital admission rates for approximately 5 years before and 2 years after data collection, but non-respondents had a significantly higher rate immediately before and during data collection. Admissions rates were analysed according to reasons for non-response. Refusers had a lower admission rate than respondents before data collection but similar during and after data collection. The rate was higher during the whole period among ill or disabled non-respondents. Among people who could not be contacted during the data collection period a higher admission rate was only found immediately before and during data collection. CONCLUSIONS: Although admission rates differed between respondents and non-respondents these differences were too small to bias the estimated population prevalence of morbidity when solely based on respondents.
PubMed ID
16051660 View in PubMed
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Community participation after spinal cord injury.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature164345
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Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Apr;88(4):427-33
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2007
Author
Christine Carpenter
Susan J Forwell
Lyn E Jongbloed
Catherine L Backman
Author Affiliation
Department of Physiotherapy and Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry, UK. c.carpenter@coventry.ac.uk
Source
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Apr;88(4):427-33
Date
Apr-2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
British Columbia
Consumer Participation
Female
Humans
Interpersonal Relations
Life Style
Male
Middle Aged
Motor Activity
Patient Participation
Quality of Life - psychology
Questionnaires
Spinal Cord Injuries - psychology - rehabilitation
Transportation
Abstract
To describe participation among a community-based sample of adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to explore the relationship between participation and life satisfaction.
Survey.
Community.
A sample of 357 people (response rate, 44%) with SCI recruited through the British Columbia Paraplegic Association. The mean age +/- standard deviation was 46.0+/-14.7 years, mean time since SCI was 13.0+/-11.0 years, and 68% of the respondents were men.
Not applicable.
Descriptive survey data on community participation specifically related to social involvement, physical activity and relationship with others, transportation, and community access. Life satisfaction and happiness assessed using the Satisfaction With Life Scale and Happiness Scale.
No limitations to participation were experienced by 18.5% of the respondents. Satisfaction with transportation was associated with owning one's own vehicle (P
PubMed ID
17398242 View in PubMed
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A community survey of cardiac emergency skills: symptom recognition and CPR.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature224170
Source
Can J Cardiovasc Nurs. 1992 Mar;2(4):3-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-1992
Author
R. Kirk-Gardner
J. Crossman
D. Steven
Source
Can J Cardiovasc Nurs. 1992 Mar;2(4):3-8
Date
Mar-1992
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - standards
Consumer Participation
Emergency Medical Services - standards
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction - diagnosis - therapy
Ontario
Questionnaires
Abstract
This descriptive study assessed recognition of symptoms of myocardial infarction (MI) by community members and their ability to respond to emergency situations with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills. One thousand questionnaires were randomly mailed to residents with a response rate of 48.1%. Results indicated that residents have limited awareness of symptoms of MI other than demonstrated chest pain and that 20.6% of the respondents had taken a CPR course. CPR courses were taken by 9.6% of respondents who had one or more relatives diagnosed with heart disease. The lack of awareness of symptoms of MI and limited ability to perform CPR skills in emergency situations by community residents may contribute to the high mortality rates due to heart disease. Results of the study suggest that educational campaigns be instituted in the community under study to promote recognition of and response to cardiac emergencies.
PubMed ID
1637493 View in PubMed
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Consumer panel study on elderly people's wishes concerning services.

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Source
Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2010 Nov-Dec;51(3):e66-71
Publication Type
Article
Author
Noora Valkila
Heli Litja
Leena Aalto
Arto Saari
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Structural Engineering and Building Technology, Helsinki University of Technology, Box 2100, 02015 TKK, Finland.
Source
Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2010 Nov-Dec;51(3):e66-71
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Consumer Participation
Female
Finland
Humans
Male
Needs Assessment
Recreation
Social Support
Abstract
This study informs on the wishes and needs of elderly people themselves regarding services for the elderly. The data for the study were gathered using a consumer panel method. Elderly people desire assistance in heavy cleaning chores, in outdoor activities and in carrying out their personal business. Elderly people felt that there should be more recreational services available. Elderly people link aging with feelings of insecurity and loneliness. Becoming a service user for the first time is felt to be a very difficult step to take, and so this decision is postponed as long as possible. The elderly people desire a service for assessing their individual service needs in an organized, expert and objective fashion. The study indicates that elderly people value the human contact gained through service provision. The consumer panel method for collecting data was successful.
PubMed ID
20047767 View in PubMed
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Determinants of acceptance of a community-based program for the prevention of falls and fractures among the elderly.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature52349
Source
Prev Med. 2001 Aug;33(2 Pt 1):115-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2001
Author
E R Larsen
L. Mosekilde
A. Foldspang
Author Affiliation
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Randers Central Hospital, Randers, Denmark. erl@inet.uni2.dk
Source
Prev Med. 2001 Aug;33(2 Pt 1):115-9
Date
Aug-2001
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Age Distribution
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Community Health Services - organization & administration
Consumer Participation
Denmark
Female
Fractures, Bone - prevention & control
Geriatrics
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Marital status
Registries
Sex Distribution
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Low-energy fractures among the elderly may be prevented by measures aimed at reducing the risk of falling or increasing the strength of the skeleton. Acceptance of these interventions in the target population is necessary for their success. METHODS: The total elderly population in a Danish municipality 7,543 community-dwelling persons aged 66+ years, were offered participation in one of three intervention programs: 2,550 persons were offered a home safety inspection, evaluation of prescribed medicine, and identification of possible health and food problems (Program I); 2,445 persons were offered 1000 mg of elemental calcium and 400 IU (10 microg) of vitamin D(3) per day in combination with evaluation of prescribed medicine (Program II); and 2,548 persons were offered a combination of the two programs (Program III). Acceptance was defined as willingness to receive an introductory visit by a nurse. RESULTS: Acceptance of Program I was 50%; of Program II, 56% (P
PubMed ID
11493044 View in PubMed
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Determinants of effective health promotion actions in local contexts: a study of the perceptions of municipal politicians.

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Source
Int J Public Health. 2012 Oct;57(5):787-95
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2012
Author
Nina Simonsen-Rehn
Ritva Laamanen
Mats Brommels
Sakari Suominen
Author Affiliation
Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 41, 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland. nina.simonsen-rehn@helsinki.fi
Source
Int J Public Health. 2012 Oct;57(5):787-95
Date
Oct-2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Child
Child, Preschool
Consumer Participation
Cross-Sectional Studies
Data Collection
Decision Making
Female
Finland
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Policy
Health Promotion - methods - organization & administration - statistics & numerical data
Humans
Local Government
Male
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Politics
Quality of Life
Young Adult
Abstract
To compare municipal politicians' perceptions of health promotion policy and its impact, and whether these perceptions varied according to political variables.
A mail survey to all municipal politicians (N=195) in four municipalities in Finland. Response rate was 52%. Data were analysed by descriptive statistics and multivariate regression analyses.
The politicians gave 'passable grades' when evaluating health promotion activities and their effectiveness in the municipalities. Three factors in a multivariate model explained 49% of the variance in this evaluation: emphasis on the promotion of health and quality of life of older people, capacity of primary health care and capacity of care for older people. There did not appear to be a consistent view on the local health promotion policies among the politicians. 'Terms in office' was more significant than political party affiliation to explain differences in the policy makers' perceptions.
Paying attention to the possible impeding effects of structures, as well as enhancing institutional capacity, could open ways for a stronger focus on health promotion, including community participation, in local councils.
PubMed ID
22190058 View in PubMed
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Documentation of and satisfaction with the service delivery process of electric powered scooters among adult users in different national contexts.

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Source
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2013 Mar;8(2):151-60
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2013
Author
Terje Sund
Susanne Iwarsson
Mette C Andersen
Åse Brandt
Author Affiliation
The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service, Department of Assistive Technology, Oslo, Norway. terje.sund@nav.no
Source
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2013 Mar;8(2):151-60
Date
Mar-2013
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Consumer Participation
Cross-Sectional Studies
Denmark
Disabled Persons - rehabilitation
Documentation
Electricity
Female
Humans
Internationality
Linear Models
Male
Marketing - organization & administration
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Norway
Patient Satisfaction - statistics & numerical data
Quality Control
Questionnaires
Self-Help Devices - statistics & numerical data
Statistics, nonparametric
Wheelchairs - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate how different service delivery systems for assistive devices were associated with the service delivery process (SDP) and user satisfaction in two national contexts when electric powered scooters were provided.
The study had a follow-up design based on a consecutive inclusion of 50 Danish and 86 Norwegian adults as they were about to be provided a scooter. A study-specific structured questionnaire for documentation of the SDP was administered. The Satisfaction with Assistive Technology Services was used for documenting user satisfaction with the SDP. Besides descriptive statistics, regression analysis was used to identify contributors of variance and predictors of user satisfaction.
The various steps of the SDP were carried out to a various degree. Significantly more total time was spent in the SDP in the Danish sample (p
PubMed ID
22804870 View in PubMed
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Ethnic differences in social participation and social capital in Malmö, Sweden: a population-based study.

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Source
Soc Sci Med. 2005 Apr;60(7):1527-46
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2005
Author
Martin Lindström
Author Affiliation
Department of Community Health, Lund University, Malmo University Hospital, S 205 02 Malmö, Sweden.
Source
Soc Sci Med. 2005 Apr;60(7):1527-46
Date
Apr-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Age Distribution
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Consumer Participation - statistics & numerical data
Cross-Sectional Studies
Emigration and Immigration - statistics & numerical data
Ethnic Groups - classification - statistics & numerical data
Female
Health Surveys
Humans
Leisure Activities
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Questionnaires
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Social Responsibility
Social Support
Socioeconomic Factors
Sweden
Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate ethnic differences in different aspects of social participation in Malmö, Sweden. The public health survey in Malmö 1994 is a cross-sectional study. A total of 5600 randomly chosen individuals aged 20-80 years were asked to complete a postal questionnaire. The participation rate was 71%. The population was divided into categories born in Sweden, Denmark/Norway, other Western countries, former Yugoslavia, Poland, Arabic speaking countries and all other countries. The age-adjusted and multivariate analyses were performed using a logistic regression model in order to investigate the importance of possible confounders (age, education, economic stress and unemployment) on the differences by country of origin in different aspects of social participation. Men and women born in Arabic speaking countries and other countries (Iran, Turkey, Vietnam, Chile and subsaharan Africa) participate to a significantly lower extent in a variety of civic and social activities when compared to the reference population born in Sweden. The differences in participation in these groups compared to the group born in Sweden are observed both for social participation items at the core of the definition of social capital and cultural and other activities unrelated to social capital. This pattern is particularly pronounced for women born in Arabic speaking countries. These women even sharply differ from the participation rates of men born in Arabic speaking countries. The ethnic differences in most cases do not seem to be explained satisfactorily by education, economic stress or possibly unemployment.
PubMed ID
15652685 View in PubMed
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