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From intervention study (RCT) to research of full-scale implementation - continuum of care for frail older people

Research project
Active research
Project owner
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology

Short description

The aim with this study is to evaluate a full-scale implementation of the care process programme “Continuum of care for frail older people”. The programme targets frail older people, 75 years of age or older. The study evaluates if the programme identifies frail older people with complex needs and how sustainable the benefits are for the target group when the programme is conducted in “real life”.

The programme is also evaluated from a staff perspective, with regards to how it has been conducted in different care organisations, and how the conduct could be understood in terms of facilitators and barriers in the organisation. Both qualitative and quantitative data are used to get an understanding of the implementation process. The data collection finished in 2015, and the analyses are ongoing.

The study is important, not only to visualise older people’s needs of health and social care, and how these needs could be met, but also for understanding how to apply current knowledge in health and social care. The findings are expected to optimise future complex (står komplicerade på sveska) interventions and lead to improved care, support and rehabilitation of frail older people with complex needs.


Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Kajsa Eklund, Katarina Wilhelmsson, Eva Holmgren, Anna Duner, Eva Liden, Susanne Gustafsson, Joel Faronbi, Helene Berglund, Isabelle Ottenvall-Hammar


Collaborative challenges in integrated care: Untangling the preconditions for collaboration and frail older people's participation
Angela Bångsbo (2018)