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About the research project

The aim with AgeArc is to improve health, well-being and quality of life among older people in Greenland through development and implementation of new economically sustainable health promoting initiatives and solutions for municipal and care practices, cultural and societal structures, health measures and personal experiences. 

Our ambition is to bridge the key knowledge gaps by connecting systematic research with welfare development, local competences and the preferences and perceptions of older Greenlanders. 

To do so we unite the Greenlandic municipalities, current and future care personnel, older people, population surveys, researchers from ethnology, history, sociology, care sciences and institutions of research and teaching in Denmark and Greenland to determine what levels and modes of care and policies for the elderly in Greenland are useful, sustainable, and relevant. 

The results of the project will be improved health, well-being and quality of life, new knowledge, better municipal and care practices and the creation of a platform for further practice/research collaboration on ageing in the Arctic region.

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Evidence-based Nursing in Greenland: Pioneer spirit and long-term strategies for education & research
Udearealer ved ældreboliger i Sisimiut - et samskabelsesprojekt i Arktisk Aldring
Ældre menneskers liv og helbred i Grønland: En rapport fra forsknings- og udviklingsprojektet Arktisk Aldring (AgeArc)
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Development of health-related quality of life and symptoms in patients with advanced cancer in Greenland

A prospective national cohort study assessed the development of health-related quality of life (H ...

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Enhancing Well-Being Among Older People in Greenland through Partnerships of Research, Practice & Civil Society

This article focuses on the methodology of the project Ageing in the Arctic (AgeArc) – Wellbeing, ...

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Palliation til kræftpatienter i Grønland: set fra sundhedsprofessionelles perspektiv
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Reproductive factors, lifestyle and dietary habits among pregnant women in Greenland: The ACCEPT sub-study 2013 – 2015

Background: During past decades the formerly active lifestyle in Greenland has become sedentary, ...

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Telemedicin i Grønland, borgernes perspektiv
Relatives' level of satisfaction with advanced cancer care in Greenland: a mixed methods study

Palliative cancer care in Greenland is provided by health professionals at local level, the natio ...

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Symptoms and health-related quality of life in patients with advanced cancer: A population-based study in Greenland

Purpose The aims were to describe symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Greenlan ...

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Telemedicine in Greenland: Citizens' Perspectives

BACKGROUND: Telemedicine may have the possibility to provide better access to healthcare delivery ...

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