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BACKGROUND There is a debate on whether preventive home visits to older people have any impact. This study was undertaken to investigate whether preventive home visits by professional health workers to older persons can postpone mortality in a Swedish context. METHOD A controlled trial in a small community in the north of Sweden. Participants are healthy(More)
BACKGROUND The challenge of an aging population in the society makes it important to find strategies to promote health for all. The aim of this study is to evaluate if repeated health coaching in terms of motivational interviewing, and an offer of wide range of activities, will contribute to positive lifestyle modifications and health among persons aged(More)
BACKGROUND As a tropical depression in the East Sea, Vietnam is greatly affected by climate change and natural disasters. Knowledge of the current capacity of the primary healthcare system in Vietnam to respond to health issues associated with storms and floods is very important for policy making in the country. However, there has been little scientific(More)
BACKGROUND The productive capacity of retired people is usually not valued. However, some retirees produce much more than we might expect. This diary-based study identifies the activities of older people, and suggests some value mechanisms. One question raised is whether it is possible to scale up this diary study into a larger representative study. (More)
T he determinants of health and well-being include a wide range of environmental and social factors. Increasingly recognized drivers of injuries and ill-health are the consequences of changing weather patterns , climate extremes, and climate change. The evidence of such effects is, however, under-researched in low-and middle-income countries. For the(More)
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