The PolSenior2 programme has started

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The PolSenior2 programme has started



Tomasz Zdrojewski M.D. Ph.D. head of MUG’s Department of Preventive Medicine & Education scientists team with geriatrics experts from Polish research centers PolSenior2 research programme has started.

The PolSenior2 research project, financed by the National Health Programme, is dedicated to people aged 60 years and older. Inauguartion of the project took place on 29th of September this year. Programme was created to gather current and wide knowledge about Polish seniors. The Ministry of Digital Affairs selected more than 6,000 seniors, residents of large and small towns to test and complete two detailed surveys:

  • 1st medical – concerns the state of health, illnesses and medicines.
  • 2nd social – answering the questions about Polish seniors life such as: free time, daily life, eating and health habits, access to health services, family members support, financial or housing problems, and life quality.

Programme the PolSenior2 project will allow to perform many free laboratory tests, blood pressure measurements and body composition assessment. Information will help to carry out health status and quality of life of dynamically growing senior group in Poland. It will also enable the development of adequate recommendations for various aspects of seniors life, will help shape health and social policy and seniors current needs. It will also enable taking preventive measures directed at people at a younger age. As well support to preventive measures in relation with younger generation group. The project will allow to check the health condition and socio-economic situation of the elderly.

In October, the inhabitants of the Zachodniopomorskie, Lubelskie and Podkarpackie voivodeships will also take part in the survey, while in November the inhabitants of the following provinces: Łódzkie, Śląskie and Opolskie will be included in the study.

Furthermore residents of the remaining provinces will be examined in 2019.