Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models (EMMY)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03348202|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 20, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 31, 2018
The EMMY Project is an interdisciplinary and mixed methods comparative study on impact of welfare systems on mental wellbeing among the oldest old in Finland, Italy, Norway and Spain, including aspects such as equity, social inclusion, empowerment and participation.
The project will delineate the concept of mental wellbeing at old age by qualitative methods, and will dissect the links between welfare systems and mental wellbeing by quantitative methods. It will support exchange of good policies between EU Member States by performing case studies of existing welfare policies and systems in the four participating countries, and it will develop a new research-based tool for assessing the mental wellbeing impact of welfare policies in old people.
The overarching aim of this interdisciplinary, comparative research project is to improve our knowledge and understanding of how different welfare models and related policies, as well as health and social care service approaches, can benefit from adaptation in order to target mental wellbeing in the oldest-old.
The project will support development of social welfare models in order to incorporate a change of focus from mental disorders to mental wellbeing among old people.
This is important, not only because of the ageing of the European population, but also because of increasing pressures on public finances, within and beyond Europe.
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||117 participants|
|Official Title:||Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 1, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 1, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 1, 2018|
Focus Group Participants
Approximately 24 groups (6 per country; Finland, Norway, Spain, Italy) consisting participants aged 80+ recruited from: senior community centres, adult day care centres, nursing homes. Each focus group will comprise from 4 to 8 people. Attempts would be made to create gender-balanced groups.
- Delineate the concept of mental wellbeing at old age by qualitative methods. [ Time Frame: 2017-2019 ]Qualitative data on mental wellbeing will be collected by representative participatory focus groups in each country (Finland, Norway, Spain Italy).
- Investigate the links between welfare systems and mental wellbeing by quantitative methods. [ Time Frame: 2017-2019 ]Quantitative data will be derived from existing comparative datasets, preferably from datasets that cover all participating countries such as European Social Survey (ESS), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), Eurobarometers and from national datasets.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03348202
|National Institute for Health and Welfare|
|Principal Investigator:||Kristian R Wahlbeck, MD||National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)|