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Bichard, Jo-Anne, van den Heuvel, E, Jowitt, F, Gilhooly, M, Parker, S.G, Long, A, Ratcliffe, N, McKee, K and Gaydecki, P, 2012, Journal Article, Tackling Ageing Continence through Theory, Tools & Technology (TACT3) Aging & Society An Interdisciplinary Journal. ISSN 2160-1909 (In Press)

Abstract or Description:

The complexity of issues surrounding continence management, have been investigated by a UK multi-disciplinary research team working under the project title Tackling Ageing Continence through Theory Tools and Technology (TACT3). The team comprising engineers, chemists, health researchers, designers and social anthropologists is funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, ‘a seven year multidisciplinary research initiative with the ultimate aim of improving quality of life of older people. The programme is a unique collaboration between five UK Research Councils , and is the largest and most ambitious research programme on ageing ever mounted in the UK’ (www.newdynamics.group.shef.ac.uk).

The TACT3 project comprises four work packages that are individually managed by members of the research team. One work package focuses solely on knowledge transfer of the research outputs and the management of the overall project. Another work package, entitled ‘Challenging Environmental Barriers’ has focused on the barriers in the built environment that prevent older people with continence concerns from participating in wider social life, namely access to publicly available toilet facilities. We also have a work package entitled ‘Improving Continence Interventions and Services’ which is exploring patient, carer and service providers experiences in receiving and delivering National Health Service (NHS) continence management treatments. The fourth workpackage ‘Developing Assistive Technologies’ has worked with users to develop devices that promote confidence, improve health and therefore may facilitate greater social interaction for older people with continence management concerns.

Official URL: http://agingandsociety.com/journal/
Subjects: Other > Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
Other > Physical Sciences > F100 Chemistry
Other > Engineering > H900 Others in Engineering
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 09:20
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 09:20
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/946

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