Project Summary/Abstract. Over 85% of Missouri is rural and individuals in these rural areas are older and have reduced access to regular healthcare as compared to individuals living in urban areas of Missouri. Those with disabilities, particularly older adults, are at higher risk for contracting COVID-19. There is a critical need to reduce disability and […]
Specific Aims. Development and Acceptability of an Ambient In-Home Activity Assessment Tool for Stroke Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States . Every year, approximately 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke . Due to advances in acute neurological care, nearly 85% survive and many live with the […]
In the United States, 37% of the population is affected by cardiovascular related diseases. In order to avoid fatal consequences, in-home monitoring systems have been under development for the purpose of detecting early signs of cardiovascular abnormalities. Monitoring the heart rate and other cardiac parameters during sleep can provide critical information about the health of a subject.
The overall objective of our RAND/Harford Interdisciplinary Geriatric Health Care Research Center is to promote interdisciplinary research with a special focus on development of innovative clinical and health services interventions for older adults. We will impart to junior faculty and graduate students the needed attitudes, knowledge, and skills for conducting relevant interdisciplinary research related.