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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/32562
Title:
Research on aging in Iceland: future potentials
Authors:
Gudmundsson, Adalsteinn
Citation:
Mech. Ageing Dev. 2004, 125(2):133-5
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2004
Abstract:
Iceland is a small but prototypic western society strategically located between mainland Europe and North America. Through private and public funding, Iceland is a model in the making for opportunities in research on aging. Its ethnically and socioeconomically homogenous population served by an advanced health care system has historically been exceptionally supportive and willing to participate in both trans-sectional and cohort studies. Interdisciplinary geriatric care is well established and Iceland was on of the first countries to adapt from the US, the resident assessment instrument (RAI), which makes comparison of long-term care between countries very feasible. Among a number of biotech companies recently established in Iceland is Deocode, a leading company in the field of linking genetic variation to diseases. A major population study on interactions between age, genes and environment (AGES) was launched by the Icelandic Heart Association in 2002 through support from the NIA and the Icelandic government. Ultimately, one may expect that a cutting edge aging research in Iceland will contribute to our understanding of how to maintain a better health, independence and active participation in later life.
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dc.contributor.authorGudmundsson, Adalsteinn-
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-21T12:58:01Z-
dc.date.available2008-07-21T12:58:01Z-
dc.date.issued2004-02-01-
dc.date.submitted2008-07-21-
dc.identifier.citationMech. Ageing Dev. 2004, 125(2):133-5en
dc.identifier.issn0047-6374-
dc.identifier.pmid15037018-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.mad.2003.11.009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/32562-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractIceland is a small but prototypic western society strategically located between mainland Europe and North America. Through private and public funding, Iceland is a model in the making for opportunities in research on aging. Its ethnically and socioeconomically homogenous population served by an advanced health care system has historically been exceptionally supportive and willing to participate in both trans-sectional and cohort studies. Interdisciplinary geriatric care is well established and Iceland was on of the first countries to adapt from the US, the resident assessment instrument (RAI), which makes comparison of long-term care between countries very feasible. Among a number of biotech companies recently established in Iceland is Deocode, a leading company in the field of linking genetic variation to diseases. A major population study on interactions between age, genes and environment (AGES) was launched by the Icelandic Heart Association in 2002 through support from the NIA and the Icelandic government. Ultimately, one may expect that a cutting edge aging research in Iceland will contribute to our understanding of how to maintain a better health, independence and active participation in later life.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Science Irelanden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6T31-4B53661-4/1/3513b744bf984eb31c24b6d0872b2f35en
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAgingen
dc.subject.meshGeriatricsen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.titleResearch on aging in Iceland: future potentialsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHrafnista Nursing Homes, Reykjavik, Iceland. agudmund@hrafnista.isen
dc.identifier.journalMechanisms of ageing and developmenten

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