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Marianne Kylberg

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Research

My research is about activity and health for the aging population. There are many factors that affect health, where housing and close by surroundings are seen important for opportunities for everyday life activities and participation in the society.

Why and when does a relocation process start? How should a home be designed and what is important in the immediate surrounding for supporting us to live an active life as we age? These are questions that I explore within the framework of the RELOC-AGE research project.

The research is conducted within the Center for Aging and Supportive Environments (CASE), which is a Forte center at Lund University.

Thesis

Kylberg, M. (2014). Assistive devices in everyday life for very old people – Use, non-use and opportunities for use. Doctoral thesis. Department of Health Sciences, Lund University. ISBN 978-91-7619-060-9.

Teaching

My teaching is mainly focused on occupational therapy theory and introducing to the students how theory and different concepts are used in practice to understand and explain activity and occupation. As a teacher, I am interested in how the students use the theory as they develop their professional competence.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Occupational Therapy

Free keywords

  • CASE - Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments

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