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Project "AGNES" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Finland [FI]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙044˙364 €
 EC max contribution 2˙044˙364 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-09-01   to  2021-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO FI (JYVASKYLA) coordinator 2˙044˙364.00


 Project objective

The goals are 1. To develop a scale assessing the diversity of active ageing with four dimensions that are ability (what people can do), activity (what people do do), ambition (what are the valued activities that people want to do), and autonomy (how satisfied people are with the opportunity to do valued activities); 2. To examine health and physical and psychological functioning as the determinants and social and build environment, resilience and personal skills as modifiers of active ageing; 3. To develop a multicomponent sustainable intervention aiming to promote active ageing (methods: counselling, information technology, help from volunteers); 4. To test the feasibility and effectiveness on the intervention; and 5. To study cohort effects on the phenotypes on the pathway to active ageing.

“If You Can Measure It, You Can Change It.” Active ageing assessment needs conceptual progress, which I propose to do. A quantifiable scale will be developed that captures the diversity of active ageing stemming from the WHO definition of active ageing as the process of optimizing opportunities for health and participation in the society for all people in line with their needs, goals and capacities as they age. I will collect cross-sectional data (N=1000, ages 75, 80 and 85 years) and model the pathway to active ageing with state-of-the art statistical methods. By doing this I will create novel knowledge on preconditions for active ageing. The collected cohort data will be compared to a pre-existing cohort data that was collected 25 years ago to obtain knowledge about changes over time in functioning of older people. A randomized controlled trial (N=200) will be conducted to assess the effectiveness of the envisioned intervention promoting active ageing through participation. The project will regenerate ageing research by launching a novel scale, by training young scientists, by creating new concepts and theory development and by producing evidence for active ageing promotion


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Katja Pynnönen, Timo Törmäkangas, Taina Rantanen, Pirjo Tiikkainen, Mauri Kallinen
Effect of a social intervention of choice vs. control on depressive symptoms, melancholy, feeling of loneliness, and perceived togetherness in older Finnish people: a randomized controlled trial
published pages: 77-84, ISSN: 1360-7863, DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1232367
Aging & Mental Health 22/1 2019-04-18
2018 Lotta Palmberg, Anne Viljanen, Taina Rantanen, Jaakko Kaprio, Merja Rantakokko
The Relationship Between Sleep Characteristics and Unmet Physical Activity Need in Older Women
published pages: 89826431881402, ISSN: 0898-2643, DOI: 10.1177/0898264318814021
Journal of Aging and Health 2019-04-18
2017 E. Portegijs, S. Sipilä, A. Viljanen, M. Rantakokko, T. Rantanen
Validity of a single question to assess habitual physical activity of community-dwelling older people
published pages: 1423-1430, ISSN: 0905-7188, DOI: 10.1111/sms.12782
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 27/11 2019-04-18
2018 Taina Rantanen, Erja Portegijs, Katja Kokko, Merja Rantakokko, Timo Törmäkangas, Milla Saajanaho
Developing an Assessment Method of Active Aging: University of Jyvaskyla Active Aging Scale
published pages: 89826431775044, ISSN: 0898-2643, DOI: 10.1177/0898264317750449
Journal of Aging and Health 2019-04-18
2016 Merja Rantakokko, Erja Portegijs, Anne Viljanen, Susanne Iwarsson, Markku Kauppinen, Taina Rantanen
Perceived environmental barriers to outdoor mobility and changes in sense of autonomy in participation outdoors among older people: a prospective two-year cohort study
published pages: 805-809, ISSN: 1360-7863, DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1159281
Aging & Mental Health 21/8 2019-04-18
2018 Taina Rantanen, Milla Saajanaho, Laura Karavirta, Sini Siltanen, Merja Rantakokko, Anne Viljanen, Timo Rantalainen, Katja Pynnönen, Anu Karvonen, Inna Lisko, Lotta Palmberg, Johanna Eronen, Eeva-Maija Palonen, Timo Hinrichs, Markku Kauppinen, Katja Kokko, Erja Portegijs
Active aging – resilience and external support as modifiers of the disablement outcome: AGNES cohort study protocol
published pages: , ISSN: 1471-2458, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5487-5
BMC Public Health 18/1 2019-04-18
2018 Sini Siltanen, Erja Portegijs, Milla Saajanaho, Taina Poranen-Clark, Anne Viljanen, Merja Rantakokko, Taina Rantanen
The Combined Effect of Lower Extremity Function and Cognitive Performance on Perceived Walking Ability Among Older People: A 2-Year Follow-up Study
published pages: 1568-1573, ISSN: 1079-5006, DOI: 10.1093/gerona/gly103
The Journals of Gerontology: Series A 73/11 2019-04-18
2017 Katja Pynnönen, Taina Rantanen, Katja Kokko, Pirjo Tiikkainen, Mauri Kallinen, Timo Törmäkangas
Associations between the dimensions of perceived togetherness, loneliness, and depressive symptoms among older Finnish people
published pages: 1329-1337, ISSN: 1360-7863, DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1348479
Aging & Mental Health 22/10 2019-04-18
2017 Hanna Jantunen, Niko Wasenius, Minna K Salonen, Mia-Maria Perälä, Clive Osmond, Hannu Kautiainen, Mika Simonen, Pertti Pohjolainen, Eero Kajantie, Taina Rantanen, Mikaela Birgitta von Bonsdorff, Johan G Eriksson
Objectively measured physical activity and physical performance in old age
published pages: , ISSN: 0002-0729, DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afw194
Age and Ageing 2019-04-18
2017 Taina Poranen-Clark, Mikaela B von Bonsdorff, Merja Rantakokko, Erja Portegijs, Johanna Eronen, Katja Pynnönen, Johan G Eriksson, Anne Viljanen, Taina Rantanen
The Temporal Association Between Executive Function and Life-Space Mobility in Old Age
published pages: 835-839, ISSN: 1079-5006, DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glx217
The Journals of Gerontology: Series A 73/6 2019-04-18
2018 Kirsi E. Keskinen, Merja Rantakokko, Kimmo Suomi, Taina Rantanen, Erja Portegijs
Hilliness and the Development of Walking Difficulties Among Community-Dwelling Older People
published pages: 89826431882044, ISSN: 0898-2643, DOI: 10.1177/0898264318820448
Journal of Aging and Health 2019-04-18
2018 Kirsi E. Keskinen, Merja Rantakokko, Kimmo Suomi, Taina Rantanen, Erja Portegijs
Nature as a facilitator for physical activity: Defining relationships between the objective and perceived environment and physical activity among community-dwelling older people
published pages: 111-119, ISSN: 1353-8292, DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.12.003
Health & Place 49 2019-04-18
2018 Sini Siltanen, Taina Rantanen, Erja Portegijs, Anu Tourunen, Taina Poranen-Clark, Johanna Eronen, Milla Saajanaho
Association of tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment with out-of-home mobility among community-dwelling older people
published pages: , ISSN: 1720-8319, DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-1074-y
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research springer 2019-04-18
2019 Taina Rantanen, Katja Pynnönen, Milla Saajanaho, Sini Siltanen, Laura Karavirta, Katja Kokko, Anu Karvonen, Markku Kauppinen, Timo Rantalainen, Merja Rantakokko, Erja Portegijs, Mary Hassandra
Individualized counselling for active aging: protocol of a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial among older people (the AGNES intervention study)
published pages: , ISSN: 1471-2318, DOI: 10.1186/s12877-018-1012-z
BMC Geriatrics 19/1 2019-04-18

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