Research focus of the Multidimensional health in old age - Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga group
Our research focuses on studying health in older age shifting from the traditional focus on single diseases towards multidimensional and longitudinal health trajectories. More specifically, we study the clinical, psychosocial and behavioral determinants of multimorbidity and frailty, as well as the interaction of these syndromes with older people’s use and needs for medical and social care services.
Our aim is to improve our understanding of health in old age from a person-centered perspective by considering its complexity and between- and within- individual heterogeneity. Our final goal is to provide the evidence needed by healthcare managers to deliver better care at a more appropriate time and place.
Most of the research that we do is based on data from the Swedish National study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K).
- Monitoring older adults’ health for preventive and early interventions: use of the Health Assessment Tool (HAT) in the Swedish primary care setting
- Older adults’ contribution to informal caregiving: temporal trends, profiles and adverse health consequences
- Multimorbidity and kidney function in old age: longitudinal trajectories and synergistic effects
- Dietary determinants of multimorbidity and frailty
- Swedish Research Council (VR)
- The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life, and Welfare (Forte)
- Karolinska Institutet Faculty Board (Senior Researcher position)
- Karolinska Institutet Strategic Research Area in Epidemiology – SfoEpi