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I am currently holding a position as a researcher in gerontology at the Department of Health Sciences at Lund University as well as at  Dalarna University. My main research interest concerns the interaction between older persons and the environment, with a specific focus on the home.

Projects: I am the PI for the AGE-HERE project funded by Länsförsäkringar. The objective is to develop knowledge on the relationship between health and economic factors that incentivize or disincentivize relocation along the process of ageing. I am also engaged in HoT-Age (funded by Forte) aiming to develop an understanding of the relationship between perceived housing and life transitions and health as well as the UserAge programme (funded by Forte), focusing on user participation in research on ageing and health.

At Dalarna University I am involved in two projects; Rehabilitation and Architecture in person’s home (REARCH) and Implementation of self-management  (SELMA). I did my postdoc in the REARCH project (Funded by Formas) which aims to explore environmental factors, relationships between these factors and outcomes for people with stroke. Output from REARCH has increased our understanding on how environmental factors can facilitate or hinder a person-centered rehabilitation process. The SELMA project (funded by Forte) aims to evaluate a structured and evidence-based program to support self-management for people with stroke. In this project, stroke teams are trained to integrate defined self-management strategies on a 1:1 level for persons with stroke and within team processes, focusing on shared decision-making, goal mastery, problem-solving and participation. We study implementation of the self-management program within stroke units and the impact on patients’ self-efficacy, health and well-being.

Thesis: Kylén, M. (2018). Perceived aspects of home, health and well-being among people in Sweden aged 67-70 years. (Doctoral dissertation). Lund University, Sweden:

http://portal.research.lu.se/portal/files/42854562/Maya_Kyl_n_WEBB.pdf

Keywords

  • Home
  • Gerontology
  • Ageing
  • Person-centred care
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Stroke
  • CASE - Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments
  • Housing policy

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