Professor Ngaire Kerse
General Practice and Primary Health Care
School of Poulation Health
Professor, General Practice and Primary Health Care
School of Population Health
- Care for older people
- Physical activity
Q1. What is your role within the healthbots project?
I am responsible for leading the research in fall prevention.
Q2. What excites you about the healthbots project?
I am really interested in investigating any possibility, which can lead to the greater independence of older adults. Health robots could be a new way for older adults to achiever great independence in their lives.
Recent publications in 2009:
Weiner, M., Wells, S., & Kerse, N. (2009). Primary care physicians' perspectives about evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular diseases among older adults in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 1(3), 184-189.
Kerse, N., Hayman, K J., Moyes, S A., Peri, K., Robinson, E., Dowell, A., Kolt, G S., Elley, C R., Hatcher, S., Kiata, L., Wiles, J., Keeling, S., Parsons, J., & Arroll, B. (2009). Does a home-based activity program for older people with depressive symptoms improve outcomes? Depression in Late Life Intervention Trial of Exercise (DeLLITE), a randomized controlled trial. In press Annals of Family Medicine.
Goodyear-Smith, F., York, D., Petousis-Harris, H., Turner, N., Copp, J., Kerse, N., & Grant, C. (2009). Recruitment of practices in primary care research: the long and the short of it. Family Practice, 9, 1-9.
Wiles, J., Allen, R., Kerse, K., Palmer, A., Keeling, S., Kiata, L., & Hayman, K. (2009). Older people and their social spaces: A study of well-being and attachment to place in Aotearoa New Zealand. Social Science and Medicine, 68, 664-671.
Hong, J.B., Kerse, N., Scahill, S., Moyes, S., Peri, K., & Hughes, C. (2009). Use of aspirin and statins for cardiovascular risk reduction in New Zealand: the residential care story. In press Journal of Primary Health Care.
Lin, S.Y., Kerse, N., McLean, C., & Moyes, S.A. (2009). Validation of Quality of Life and Functional measures for older people for telephone administration. In press Journal of Primary Health Care.