Health, social care and technological interventions to improve functional ability of older adults living at home: An evidence and gap map

@article{Welch2021HealthSC,
  title={Health, social care and technological interventions to improve functional ability of older adults living at home: An evidence and gap map},
  author={Vivian Andrea Welch and Christine Mathew and Panteha Babelmorad and Yanfei Li and Elizabeth Tanjong Ghogomu and Johan Borg and Monserrat Conde and Elizabeth A. Kristjansson and Anne Lyddiatt and Sue Marcus and Jason W Nickerson and Kevin Pottie and Morwenna Rogers and Ritu Sadana and Ashrita Saran and Beverly Shea and Lisa Mary Sheehy and Heidi Sveistrup and Peter Tanuseputro and Jo Thompson‐Coon and Peter Walker and Wei Zhang and Tracey E. Howe},
  journal={Campbell Systematic Reviews},
  year={2021}
}
Background: By 2030, the global population of people older than 60 years is expected to be higher than the number of children under 10 years, resulting in major health and social care system implications worldwide. Without a supportive environment, whether social or built, diminished functional ability may arise in older people. Functional ability comprises an individual's intrinsic capacity and people's interaction with their environment enabling them to be and do what they value. Objectives… 

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