The following projects were carried out by, or in cooperation with, the School of Health Sciences at the ZHAW.
Telephone hotline of the Association of Midwives of Thurgau
Since the introduction of Swiss Diagnosis Related Groups (SwissDRG), the new tariff system for acute somatic inpatient hospital services, hospital stays after childbirth have shortened and accordingly outpatient postpartum care services provided by midwives have gradually gained more importance. It is therefore ...
Accessible communication between hearing-impaired people and healthcare professionals
The number of people, especially older adults, with disabling hearing loss is steadily increasing. To date, existing knowledge about this health condition and its impact on patients’ everyday life has not been transferred into developing a standardised communication model for inclusive practice in healthcare. ...
Prevention and Intervention of Neck Pain in Swiss Office-Workers (NEXpro)
Background and Aims Neck pain is among the most common musculoskeletal disorders worldwide. It poses a major burden on office workers, resulting in discomfort and decreased work productivity. Despite the expected growth of the service sector, the current literature does not offer a convincing approach to address ...
The Social Integration of People with Chronic Diseases Through Quantified Self Technologies
The aim of the project is to make a contribution to the area "Diversity" of the research focus "Social Integration". A publication is intended to highlight the gap between the needs of patients and health professionals. The aim is to develop solutions for medical-therapeutic practice as well as training and further ...
Prevention Admission into Nursing Homes (PAN B)
Health inequalities and the prolongation of working life
Current demographic and economic developments in Western societies fuel a trend of extending working life. The public and academic debates about postponing retirement age give little attention to heterogeneity in aging. This project aims at examining the effects of the transition from employment to retirement on ...
The influence of parental use of smartphones on maternal and paternal sensitivity to the infant
Smartphones have become an integral part of our everyday lives. During pregnancy, they often serve as an important tool for accessing information and entertainment and for keeping in touch with others. However, with the birth of a child many things change in the lives of parents. There is still little research into ...
Sexual quality of life during the postpartum period
Sexual life is an important part of woman’s health. Childbirth is a stressful event, which can affect female sexual quality of life. Sexual dysfunction is prevalent in the postpartum period and might have adverse consequences on health and wellbeing but also burden the relationship. The sexuality after having given ...
COPILOT - Cooperative Online Peer-assisted Online Learning in Occupational Therapy
The Size and Structure of the Swiss Occupational Therapy Workforce
Background The shortage of skilled workers in the health professions is also present in occupational therapy. In order to determine the need for occupational therapists in the various regions and fields of practice in Switzerland, to plan study places and to make political decisions, empirical data on the number and ...