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Volume 16 Supplement 5

Economic and institutional perspectives on health promotion activities for older persons


This supplement arises from the project Pro-Health 65+ which has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme (2008-2013). The content of this supplement represents the views of the authors and it is their sole responsibility; it can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission and/or the Executive Agency do(es) not accept responsibility for any use that may be made of the information it contains. Supplement co-financed from funds for science in the years 2015-2017 allocated for implementation of an international co-financed project. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

3-6 November 2013

Edited by Wim Groot, Petra Baji and Milena Pavlova.

  1. Health promotion interventions for older adults are important as they can decrease the onset and evolution of diseases and thus can reduce the medical costs related to those diseases. However, there is no comp...

    Authors: Jelena Arsenijevic, Wim Groot, Marzena Tambor, Stanislawa Golinowska, Christoph Sowada and Milena Pavlova
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 5):288
  2. European societies are ageing rapidly and thus health promotion for older people (HP4OP) is becoming an increasingly relevant issue. Crucial here is not only the clinical aspect of health promotion but also it...

    Authors: Stojgniew J. Sitko, Iwona Kowalska-Bobko, Anna Mokrzycka, Michał Zabdyr-Jamróz, Alicja Domagała, Nicola Magnavita, Andrea Poscia, Maciej Rogala, Anna Szetela and Stanisława Golinowska
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 5):327
  3. To motivate people to lead a healthier life and to engage in disease prevention, explicit financial incentives, such as monetary rewards for attaining health-related targets (e.g. smoking cessation, weight los...

    Authors: Marzena Tambor, Milena Pavlova, Stanisława Golinowska, Jelena Arsenijevic and Wim Groot
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 5):426
  4. Aging of the workforce is a growing problem. As workers age, their physical, physiological and psychosocial capabilities change. Keeping older workers healthy and productive is a key goal of European labor pol...

    Authors: Andrea Poscia, Umberto Moscato, Daniele Ignazio La Milia, Sonja Milovanovic, Jovana Stojanovic, Alice Borghini, Agnese Collamati, Walter Ricciardi and Nicola Magnavita
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 5):329
  5. The support of health promotion activities for older people gains societal relevance in terms of enhancing the health and well-being of older people with a view to the efficient use of financial resources in t...

    Authors: Kai Huter, Ewa Kocot, Katarzyna Kissimova-Skarbek, Katarzyna Dubas-Jakóbczyk and Heinz Rothgang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 5):328
  6. The public health policy agenda oriented towards healthy ageing becomes the highest priority for the European countries. The article discusses the healthy ageing concept and its possible determinants with an a...

    Authors: Agnieszka Sowa, Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Roman Topór-Mądry, Andrea Poscia and Daniele Ignazio la Milia
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 5):289
  7. The ageing of modern societies remains one of the greatest challenges for health and social systems. To respond to this challenge, we need effective strategies assuring healthy active life for elderly people. ...

    Authors: Mariusz Duplaga, Marcin Grysztar, Marcin Rodzinka and Agnieszka Kopec
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 5):278
  8. The use of e-health and m-health technologies in health promotion and primary prevention among older people is largely unexplored. This study provides a systematic review of the evidence on the scope of the us...

    Authors: Ramon Kampmeijer, Milena Pavlova, Marzena Tambor, Stanisława Golinowska and Wim Groot
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 5):290