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Creating Excellence in Dementia Care: A Research Review for Ireland's National Dementia Strategy

6.6.2012 Annual Output Statement 2012 For Health Group of Votes â?" 38 and 39 Dementia is a progressive condition that largely affects older people, impacting on their memory, language, ability to communicate, mood and personality. The course of the ...

Stroke Briefing: Technical Documentation

10.14655/20120006 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Stroke, Heart condition, Blood flow A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted by a blocked or burst blood vessel. A lack of blood supply can damage brain cells and ...

Stroke Briefing

10.14655/20120005 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Stroke, Heart condition, Blood flow The Chronic Conditions Hub is a website that brings together information on chronic health conditions. It allows you to easily access, manage and share relev ...

Age and gender aspects of work related musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder/neck region (2009-2011)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Work related musculoskeletal disorders The goal of this research was to profile the prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders in the Irish workforce and to study a ...

Effects of dynamic shoulder movements in industrial work on shoulder discomfort and fatigue (2009-2012)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Shoulder discomfort and fatigue To study the dynamic nature of shoulder movement in industrial work and to study the effects on shoulder discomfort and fatigue. Funded under ...

Upper trapezius fatigue during overhead electrical work (2011/2012)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Muscle fatigue This research examines muscle fatigue of the shoulder/neck region for professional electricians on two types of standing platform. Contact: Denis Phelan and Dr ...

Anterior knee pain in competitive cyclists (20010-2012)

Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research (CPAHR), University of Limerick Knee pain 3D and MRI analysis of the knee in elite competitive cyclists to examine underlying movement and pathology resulting in this form of knee pain. Contact: Thomas Kenn ...

Cost of Stroke in Ireland. Estimating the annual economic cost of stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in Ireland

Irish Heart Foundation Stroke, Heart disease This study estimates the economic burden of stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in Ireland in the year 2007. This is a prevalence-based study, aggregating stroke-related costs over a one year period for ...

Health Status and Health Service Utilisation: QNHS, Quarter 3 2010

Central Statistics Office (CSO) Health services In the third quarter of 2010, an estimated 47% of persons aged 18 years and over indicated that they had private health insurance and 6% of them also had a medical card. Another 30% reported that they had a ...

Health Status and Health Service Utilisation: QNHS, Quarter 3 2007

Central Statistics Office (CSO) Health services In the third quarter of 2007 an estimated 27% of persons aged 18 years and over indicated that they had neither a medical card nor private health insurance. Of those who had some form of medical cover, 24% i ...

Musculoskeletal Conditions Briefing

10.14655/20120003 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Disease, Body, Bones, Joints, Muscles, Tissues Musculoskeletal conditions (MSCs) are a group of diseases that affect the body’s bones, joints, muscles and the tissues that connect them. Common ...

Hypertension Briefing: Technical documentation

10.14655/20120013 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) High blood pressure Blood pressure is the force exerted on artery walls as the heart pumps blood through the body. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when blood pressure is constantly ...

Hypertension Briefing

10.14655/20120014 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) High blood pressure, Stress Blood pressure is the force exerted on artery walls as the heart pumps blood through the body. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when blood pressure is co ...

Coronary Heart Disease Briefing: Technical Documentation

10.14655/20120010 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Heart disease Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a collective term for diseases that occur when the walls of the coronary arteries become narrowed by a gradual build up of fatty material called at ...

Coronary Heart Disease Briefing

10.14655/20120009 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Heart disease Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a collective term for diseases that occur when the walls of the coronary arteries become narrowed by a gradual build up of fatty material called at ...

Diabetes Briefing: Technical Documentation

10.14655/20120008 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Metabolic disorders Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders characterised by too much glucose in the blood. The body breaks down digested food into a sugar called glucose from which ...

Diabetes Briefing

10.14655/20120007 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Metabolic disorders Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders characterised by too much glucose in the blood. The body breaks down digested food into a sugar called glucose from which ...

Chronic Airflow Obstruction Briefing: Technical Documentation

10.14655/20120012 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Chronic lung condition Chronic airflow obstruction (CAO) is a chronic lung condition that interferes with normal breathing. CAO includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic br ...

Chronic Airflow Obstruction Briefing

10.14655/20120011 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Chronic lung condition The Chronic Conditions Hub is a website that brings together information on chronic health conditions. It allows you to easily access, manage and share relevant informati ...

Fit for Work? Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Irish Labour Market

The work Foundation Musculoskeletal Disorders, Workers, Work place, Employment The economic downturn is hitting Ireland hard. The consequences for the Irish labour market have been especially difficult, partly because of the speed with which unemployment ...