Ieva Reine

Ieva Reine
Riga Stradins University | rsu · Faculty of Medicine/Statistics Unit

Dr.med., MPsych, Mg.sc.sal.

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Introduction
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December 2018 - present
Riga Stradins University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • 1. Challenges of ageing in the Baltic Sea region. 2. Impact of COVID-19 on ageing populations in Latvia: recommendations for mitigation health and social effects and preparedness for potential crises in the future. 3. Modelling of the Impact of Covid19 on Public Health of Elderly People in Latvia and Norway”.
October 2018 - present
University of Latvia
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • The research project carried out with the financial support of the Latvian Council of Science within the framework of the grant “Research of Welfare and Social Integration in the Context of Liquid Migration: Longitudinal Approach” (No. LZP-2018 / 1-0042).
October 2012 - December 2019
Uppsala University
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (31)
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The population in Latvia is aging. Independence in performing activities of daily living (ADL) is a core aspect of functioning, and the elderly frequently experience limitations in functioning. Little is known about the utilization of healthcare of elderly Latvians with functional difficulties. The purpose of this study was to determine the relatio...
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Ensuring access to healthcare is critical to prevent illnesses and maintain health and functional abilities for older individuals. The Covid-19 pandemic is a major global public health threat that challenges healthcare availability and accessibility. The objective of the study was to compare healthcare accessibility for older individuals since and...
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As COVID swept through Europe, and the world, with high rates of illness and death, so did symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress, and psychological distress. This study examines the relationship between gender and psychological distress among Latvians over 50 years old within the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pand...
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Background Demographic changes have occurred worldwide during the recent decades, with an increasing proportion of the elderly in the society, leading to higher average age of the population. Older people are more likely to suffer from different chronic diseases, and higher consumption of healthcare services and, thus, posing additional burden and...
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Mental health factors play a crucial role in the well-being pattern of migrants, and how the social security is being used. The aim of the study was to investigate, how the mobility across Europe and other regions of the world for different patterns and transnational lifestyles relate to mental health, wellbeing and healthcare as a pillar for socia...
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The COVID-19 in the context of healthy ageing is associated with decline in body functional abilities and serious illness in older individuals. Regular assessment of ageing processes, including intrinsic capacity factors, provides an opportunity for better understanding of the individual’s functional abilities and vulnerabilities. Based on the data...
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Medical staff has worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to test and treat coronavirus patients. However, the focus on the virus has caused huge disruption to healthcare services, resulting in delayed treatment for patients with other serious conditions. Additionally, the reasons for forgoing or abstaining healthcare could also relate t...
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During Covid-19 social isolation has become more common worldwide, however, some groups, especially elderly people, might have experienced dramatically limited communication due to the lack of skills and access to digital technologies. In this paper, we examined if education was associated with the use of digital technologies to maintain contacts w...
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The COVID-19 pandemic brought significant changes to the usual rhythm of life. Reduced opportunities to meet with family members and friends in a situation of heightened stress leads to increased feelings of loneliness and social isolation, as well as increases the risk of mental health problems. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effect of s...
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According to the WHO, healthy ageing is characterized by such interrelated determinants as intrinsic capacity, functional ability and environment. An individual's intrinsic capacity is a powerful predictor of the future ageing process and includes 5 areas - cognitive, psychological, sensory, locomotion and vitality. Exploration of these areas can p...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the WHO on March 11, 2020, due to its high infection rate, which caused thousands of deaths worldwide and expanding. The evolving outbreak of COVID-19 requires health-protective behavior that can alleviate the severity of an epidemic. Therefore, recognizing the underlying drivers of...
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One of the first areas severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic was international travel. In March/April, with commercial flights coming to a near halt, the governments were struggling to help their stranded citizens to return home. Extra flights and ferry trips were organised, and the opportunity to return was used by many emigrants worried about the...
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Purpose To explore whether the personal assistance (PA) activities provided by the Swedish Act concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairment in 2010 and 2015 promote participation in society according to Article 19 of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Methods Registe...
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Transnational migrants refuse to commit themselves to one national setting. Thus, the national social security administrations face a challenge to comply with EU regulations and directives on how the governmental and municipal forces and systems through economic policies, development agendas, social norms, social policies and political systems guar...
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Background The aim of the research was to find out, using primary SHARE (Survey of Health, Aging, and Retirement in Europe) data, how personality traits and involvement in activities predict life satisfaction. Two research questions were raised: (1) Is there a connection between personality traits, engagement in activities and satisfaction with lif...
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Purpose: To examine how the right to participation according to Article 19 of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is promoted by personal assistance use in Sweden across age, gender and eligible person categories. Method: Register data and data from a questionnaire were used (N = 15,289). Principal com...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to analyse gender differences in wellbeing, as related to work status, among working-age people with severe impairments. Methods: This study is based on register and survey data for a sample of 7298 persons, drawn from the entire Swedish population of 15,515 working-age people 16-64 years old who, at the end of 201...
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Background In 1994, the personal assistance reform that gives support to people with substantial and durable disabilities, took effect in Sweden. Today, two decades later, we can conclude that differences in the number of hours of assistance granted regionally and between various subgroups remain. This indicates that the Act concerning Support and...
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Objectives In Sweden, people with a substantial and permanent disability have been entitled to personal assistance (PA) since the reform took effect in 1994. To qualify for government attendance allowance, a person must belong to one of the groups predefined in the Act Concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (...
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Background In Sweden, people with a substantial and permanentdisability have been entitled to personal assistance sincethe personal assistance reform took effect in 1994. Toqualify for government attendance allowance, a person mustbelong to one of the groups predefined in the ActConcerning Support and Service for Persons with CertainFunctional Impa...
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OBJECTIVES: To analyse the associations between unemployment and suboptimal self-rated health as well as high alcohol consumption, and to examine the role of possible mediating factors explaining the associations from a gender perspective. STUDY DESIGN: The sample, from a 14-year longitudinal study with a 96.4% response rate, consisted of 386 women...
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There is a lack of empirical studies assessing the possible impact of active labour market programmes (ALMP) on health. The aim of this study was to analyze whether participation in ALMP, in contrast to being unemployed and not participating in ALMP (UNALMP), was related to mental health at different ages. The study was carried out in a medium-size...
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Correlations between the variables labour market position, health-related selection, possible confounders and mediators among men (below the empty cells and italics) and women (above the empty cells). The data provided represent correlations between the independent variables.
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The internal consistency for all indices included in the model measured by Cronbach's alpha (α). Cronbach's alphas represent the internal consistency of the indices included in the model.
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Having secure employment, in contrast to being unemployed, is regarded as an important determinant of health. Research and theories about the negative health consequences of unemployment indicated that transition from unemployment to a paid job could lead to improved health. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that obtaining perm...
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Research has given a comprehensive picture of the negative health consequences of unemployment without offering sufficient comparison between different age groups. The aim of this study was to analyse whether the associations between ill health, particularly poor psychological health and smoking, and unemployment differ between young and adult men...

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Projects (7)
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The aim of the project is to study and develop topics on healthy ageing, welfare, and social security. It will be carried out by researchers of the Statistics Unit and the Institute of Public Health under supervision by the leading researcher Dr.Med. Ieva Reine in cooperation with the University of Iceland and the University of Liechtenstein.
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Strategic initiative FUND FOR BILATERAL RELATIONS of the EEA and Norway grants 2014-2021.