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Title [sv]
Att bryta cirkeln mellan fattigdom och ohälsa hos äldre: En studie som undersöker komplexa interaktioner mellan livsloppsfaktorer som påverkar hälsosamt och jämlikt åldrande i Myanmar
Title [en]
Mitigating poverty and disablement in older age: Understanding the complex interactions of factors influencing equitable healthy ageing in Myanmar
Abstract [en]
Poverty and disability typically operate in a cycle, with one reinforcing the other, often exacerbated for women and older adults where social safety nets are weak: a reality in Myanmar. Evidence- informed programmatic/policy action, which is currently lacking in Myanmar, is needed to break the cycle. The aim of this project is to explore determinants that influence and shape ageing and older adult lives ? from their life choices, to their local environment, to the services they access ? and how these come together to affect their wellbeing, care needs and utilization. This research project will employ a mixed methods design using a follow-up quantitative study and qualitative study to understand the intersection of ageing, poverty, gender and functioning in Myanmar. We will follow-up individuals who participated in the 2012 Myanmar Aging Survey and conduct panel data analysis to analyse how health and its determinants of a large group of older people have changed over time. Focus-group discussions and interviews will be conducted to further explore local, contextual perceptions of ageing and how the health system is responding to care needs. The results of this project can be used to understand what drives health and health inequalities in different groups of older people and build on this scientific knowledge to inform the National Health Plan and National NCD Strategic Action Plan (2017-21) in order to improve older people health in this resource-constrained setting.
Principal InvestigatorNg, Nawi
Coordinating organisation
Umeå University
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Period
2018-01-01 - 2022-12-31
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
DiVA, id: project:1606Project, id: 2018-05196_VR

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