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Frailty and disability in Ireland

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Dr Matthew O’Connell, Trinity College Dublin

Researchers: 

  • Dr Bellinda King-Kallimanis, Statistics, Trinity College Dublin
  • Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Geriatric Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
Disability in older adults is associated with reduced physical activity, loss of independence, reduced quality of life and increased health care costs. It is more prevalent in Northern Ireland than in the Republic of Ireland.

Key Findings:

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Frailty and disability in Ireland, North and South

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Dr Aisling O'Halloran

Frailty rates rise with age and 36% of people aged 80+ in Northern Ireland and 15% in the Republic of Ireland are frail. This research will raise awareness and deepen understanding of both the levels of frailty and frailty prevention in Ireland, North and South. The findings will be of interest to researchers, healthcare professionals, policy makers
and older people’s groups.

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Fuel poverty and health

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Professor Patrick Goodman, Lecturer, School of Physics, Environmental Health Sciences Institute, Dublin Institute of Technology

Researchers: 

  • Dr Helen McAvoy, Senior Policy Officer, Institute of Public Health in Ireland
  • Frank Kee, Queen's Univeristy Belfast
  • Noelle Cotter, Institute of Public Health in Ireland
  • Eugene Monahan, Environmental Health, Dublin City Council
 
This project will produce an up-to-date profile of cold related mortality and morbidity among older people and a scientific profile of indoor temperatures and home heating behaviours of a sample of older people.
 

Objectives

 
To link data on cold-related deaths in Ireland north and south, identify factors associated with fuel poverty, measure indoor and outdoor temperatures and study the response of older people to cold weather.
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