Occupational therapy research for the ageing European population: challenges and opportunities.

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According to the European Commission (EC)(2009), the ageing society is one of the grand challenges of our time, and European researchers are encouraged to cooperate to contribute to the knowledge development required to turn the challenges into sustainable solutions. All countries in Europe face similar problems, but there are also marked differences based on cultural and socio-economic diversity (Horstmann et al 2012). As proposed in the FUTURAGE Roadmap for European research on ageing (Walker 2011), there is a need for inter-disciplinary, cross-national research to increase the understanding of the European diversity of ageing. Researchers should present knowledge that can be translated into solutions that can be implemented in practice, to the benefit of population health and the everyday life of senior citizens. From this background, this opinion piece focuses on the implications for occupational therapy research.


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Sidor (från-till)203-205
TidskriftBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
StatusPublished - 2013
Peer review utfördJa