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Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models (EMMY)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03348202
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 20, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 22, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

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.


Condition or disease
Ageing

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Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 144 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2019
Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
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.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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).

  2. 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.


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   80 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
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.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

People aged 80+.

  • Cognitive capacity to understand the information sheet and sign the Participant Consent Form and participate in a focus group session according to the moderators' criteria.
  • Knowledge of the language of the focus group.
  • The individual has been informed of the purpose and rationale of the study, has understood both, and has had all questions answered by the researcher.
  • The individual has signed the Participant Consent Form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals who do not have capacity to give informed consent and/or otherwise not able to conform to focus group protocol
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03348202


Contacts
Contact: Kristian R Wahlbeck, MD +358 400 659101 kristian.wahlbeck@thl.fi
Contact: Johanna B Cresswell-Smith, Msc +358 29 524 7351 johanna.cresswell-smith@thl.fi

Locations
Finland
National Institute for Health and Welfare Recruiting
Helsinki, Finland
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Åbo Akademi University
SINTEF Health Research
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Universita di Verona
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kristian R Wahlbeck, MD National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03348202     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: THL/610/6.02.01/2017
First Posted: November 20, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 22, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No