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Research focus

Chronic disease, age and need for care
In many countries today, chronic diseases are the predominant health problem of the population and will only increase in the future. They affect people in all phases of life, but especially in advanced age.  
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Health competence/ health literacy, information and counseling
A high degree of health competence is essential n order to deal constructively with health impairments, (chronic) disease and ongoing functional impairments, but also with the challenges of maintaining good health, coping with increasingly complex health systems, and making informed decisions. 
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Primary and long-term care, Public Health Nursing
New models of care are needed to address both demographic changes and an increase in chronic diseases and other complex health problems. These models must respond to regional differences and help to ensure demand-oriented care, especially in rural and structurally weak regions threatened by under-supply. 
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