Nfhk2011 virpi kuvaja-köllner et al_parallel27


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Long distances and lack of services portray the life in rural areas in Finland - Results from Emotional survey. Virpi Kuvaja-Köllner, Anna Karttunen, Aija Kettunen and Kerstin Wessig

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Nfhk2011 virpi kuvaja-köllner et al_parallel27

  1. 1. Virpi Kuvaja-Köllner, Anna Karttunen, Aija Kettunen and Kerstin Wessig The EmotionAAL project has received funding from the European Community
  2. 2.  Started 9/2009, Duration 36 months Partners from 3 countries Austria: Vitaphone Germany: Universities from Marburg and Kassel B Braun Melsungen, Protestant Univ. of Applied Sciences Darmstadt German Retail Federation Opsolution NanoPhotonics German Aerospace Center Finland: Diaconia University of Applied Sciences and ActiveSoft Ltd.
  3. 3.  Integrated health and care concept in rural areas in Europe that enhances self care management new biofeedback concepts in two pilots in rural areas in Finland and Germany In practice for example: Health corners with web portal in village shops
  4. 4. Was to get information about four main themes beforethe pilot phase Computer using and Internet connections Interests in doing shopping or health measurements via the computer Interests for health corners in village shops or schools Distances and use of services and care.This presentation will focus on distances and other important issues for living in the rural areas.
  5. 5.  Was done in Finland 7/2010 Questionnaires were sent to 586 people, who were living in Pieksämäki rural areas Over 64-years old Response rate 50 % Was done in Germany 5/2011 Questionnaires were sent to 600 people, who were living in Ringgau rural areas (Hessen), only 57 answers All age groups
  6. 6. FINLAND GERMANYVillage centre 3 65 Near centre 10 23 Sparsely 87 12 populated areas
  7. 7. FINLAND GERMANY Shop 12 3Post office 15 5 Bank 20 4 Bus stop 6 0,5
  8. 8. FINLAND GERMANYHealth centre/ physician 15 4 Pharmacy 15 4 Hospital 21 18
  9. 9. In Finland driving license and own car! Public transport is insufficient in the rural areas, especially during the summer holidays of schools.In Germany the closeness of relatives. Different kinds of social and health care systems and cultures.
  10. 10.  The rural areas in Finland and Germany face same problems - services die out - distances grow longerBut…Still there is a big difference betweendistances in Finland and Germany…
  11. 11.  The results are comparable only in the issues which have been presentedThe aim of Emotionaal project was to support with ICT solutions the elderly people in rural areas – but in Finland the most thankful grouphas been the people from summer residences The presence of a nurse increases the interest to visit the health corner
  12. 12.  The respondents in Finland prefer to do health measurements at home, not in village shop or village school Health corner alone does not attract people, there needs to be a person present – such as a nurse!!! The respondents did not have a lot of interest to get more services to the village shop Respondents in Finland had the feeling that they are worse off because they are living in sparsely populated areas – the services are not offered in all areas
  13. 13.  040-19 88 146