Fields of activities:
|» Gender and sexuality studies |
» Urban studies
» Political science
» Public administration
|» Statistics |
» Education (incl. persons with learning disabilities)
» Health sciences
» Computational Social Sciences (incl. Social biomedical sciences)
» Public affairs
» Social work
Brief description of your activity focus
Research on all aspects of ageing, including health, pshycho-social and public policy issues
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
The Fundació Salut i Envelliment - UAB (Health and Ageing Foundation of the Autonomous University of Barcelona) is a private non-profit foundation at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. FSIE is a recognized expert centre in the field of ageing. The Foundation performs research on all aspects of aging, both clinical and social, with a long history of research among others on dementia (including mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease), physical activity, falls, frailty, nutrition, disability assessment, as well as assistive technologies for the elderly.
FSIE has been participating in EC-funded research since its inception, including FP6, FP7, AAL and INTERREG projects among others. The Foundation is currently participating in H2020, acting as coordinator of the SITLESS project (Exercise Referral Schemes enhanced by Self-Management Strategies to battle sedentary behaviour, and a partner in NESTORE (Novel Empowering Solutions and Technologies for Older people to Retain Everyday life activities).
We also have experience in definition of user requirements, validation and testing of prototypes (for example for the AAL project SAAPHO, or the CIP project CLEAR).
We have a long history of working on a variety of patient engagement related issues, such as tracking drug adherence or health literacy, among others, in order to improve health processes and bring citizen perspective.
The Foundation is also a recognised higher education institution, with an extense offer of graduate and post-graduate courses and degrees.
FSIE also performs regular actions of healthy lifestyles promotion for the elderly and their caregivers, such as publishing informative books, or a dedicated website on that goal. (you can see it at www.envellimentsaludable.com). Also in the past FSIE has been a member of the WHO Age friendly cities initiative , giving support to the Barcelona city council participation.
We have experience in performing focus groups for qualitative and quantitative studies. FSIE carried out several projects working together with the national and regional governments as well with other foundations and companies. The Foundation has also carried out numerous studies centred in patient’s views in self-care and healthcare, patients’ rights, as well as the active patient model or patients’ information needs concerning health and management of illness.