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Prevalence, Predictors And Benefits Of Resistance Training For Improving Gait Speed In Aged Care, Justin Keogh, Timothy Henwood, Hugh Senior, Samantha Fien 2017 Bond University

Prevalence, Predictors And Benefits Of Resistance Training For Improving Gait Speed In Aged Care, Justin Keogh, Timothy Henwood, Hugh Senior, Samantha Fien

Justin Keogh

No abstract provided.


Prevalence, Consequences And Effects Of Exercise On Sarcopenia In Aged Care, Justin Keogh, Timothy Henwood, Hugh Senior, Jennifer Hewitt 2017 Bond University

Prevalence, Consequences And Effects Of Exercise On Sarcopenia In Aged Care, Justin Keogh, Timothy Henwood, Hugh Senior, Jennifer Hewitt

Justin Keogh

No abstract provided.


A Descriptive Study Of The Elderly In California Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, David Berenschot 2017 California State University - San Bernardino

A Descriptive Study Of The Elderly In California Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, David Berenschot

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

As gerontologists may know, there are a great deal of studies and a variety of academic literature on the misuse of alcohol and prescription medication amongst the elderly population. While there is a plethora of information on alcohol and prescription misuse, there is little reported data about the prevalence of other substance misuse experienced by this population. This study aims to help to fill that gap in the data by using quantitative methods to describe the scope of substance abuse of individuals 55-years or older. This study utilizes data from the Treatment Data Set Admission (TEDS-A). The TEDS-A is a ...


Models For Predicting Incident Delirium In Hospitalized Older Adults: A Systematic Review, Sundeep Kalimisetty, Wajih Askar, Brenda Fay, Ariba Khan 2017 Aurora Health Care

Models For Predicting Incident Delirium In Hospitalized Older Adults: A Systematic Review, Sundeep Kalimisetty, Wajih Askar, Brenda Fay, Ariba Khan

Brenda Fay

Purpose The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize the reported risk prediction models and identify the most prevalent factors for incident delirium in older inpatient populations (age ≥ 65 years). In the future, these risk factors could be used to develop a delirium risk prediction model in the electronic health record that can be used by the Hospital Elder Life Program to reduce the incidence of delirium. Methods A medical librarian customized and conducted a search strategy for all published articles on delirium prediction models using an array of electronic databases and specific inclusion and exclusion criteria. Then, a ...


Circumstances Of Fall-Related Injuries By Age And Gender Among Community-Dwelling Adults In The United States, Lava R. Timsina, Joanna L. Willetts, Melanye J. Brennan, Helen Marucci-Wellman, David A. Lombardi, Theodore K. Courtney, Santosh K. Verma 2017 Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety

Circumstances Of Fall-Related Injuries By Age And Gender Among Community-Dwelling Adults In The United States, Lava R. Timsina, Joanna L. Willetts, Melanye J. Brennan, Helen Marucci-Wellman, David A. Lombardi, Theodore K. Courtney, Santosh K. Verma

Open Access Articles

INTRODUCTION: Falls are the leading cause of injury in almost all age-strata in the U.S. However, fall-related injuries (FI) and their circumstances are under-studied at the population level, particularly among young and middle-aged adults. This study examined the circumstances of FI among community-dwelling U.S. adults, by age and gender.

METHODS: Narrative texts of FI from the National Health Interview Survey (1997-2010) were coded using a customized taxonomy to assess place, activity, initiating event, hazards, contributing factors, fall height, and work-relatedness of FI. Weighted proportions and incidence rates of FI were calculated across six age-gender groups (18-44, 45-64, 65 ...


The Malnutrition Screening Tool In Geriatric Rehabilitation: A Comparison Of Validity When Completed By Health Professionals With And Without Malnutrition Screening Training Has Implications For Practice, Skye Marshall, Adrienne Young, Elizabeth Isenring 2017 Bond University

The Malnutrition Screening Tool In Geriatric Rehabilitation: A Comparison Of Validity When Completed By Health Professionals With And Without Malnutrition Screening Training Has Implications For Practice, Skye Marshall, Adrienne Young, Elizabeth Isenring

Skye Marshall

BACKGROUND:
The validity of the Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST) in geriatric rehabilitation has been evaluated in a research environment but not in professional practice.

OBJECTIVE:
In older adults admitted to rehabilitation, this study was undertaken to compare the MST scoring agreement (inter-rater reliability) between health professionals with and without malnutrition risk and screening training; to evaluate the concurrent validity of the MST completed by the trained and untrained health professionals compared to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification using different MST score cutoffs; and to determine whether patient characteristics were associated with MST scoring accuracy when completed ...


Models For Predicting Incident Delirium In Hospitalized Older Adults: A Systematic Review, Sundeep Kalimisetty, Wajih Askar, Brenda Fay, Ariba Khan 2017 Aurora Health Care

Models For Predicting Incident Delirium In Hospitalized Older Adults: A Systematic Review, Sundeep Kalimisetty, Wajih Askar, Brenda Fay, Ariba Khan

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Purpose

The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize the reported risk prediction models and identify the most prevalent factors for incident delirium in older inpatient populations (age ≥ 65 years). In the future, these risk factors could be used to develop a delirium risk prediction model in the electronic health record that can be used by the Hospital Elder Life Program to reduce the incidence of delirium.

Methods

A medical librarian customized and conducted a search strategy for all published articles on delirium prediction models using an array of electronic databases and specific inclusion and exclusion criteria. Then, a ...


The Effects Of Square-Stepping Exercise On Risk Of Falling And Balance In Senior Adults, Grace A. Miorelli, Michaela Nelson, Elizabeth A. Sled, Benjamin T. Massa, Mackenzi J. Clemens, Hope E. McColl, April D. Crommett 2017 Cedarville University

The Effects Of Square-Stepping Exercise On Risk Of Falling And Balance In Senior Adults, Grace A. Miorelli, Michaela Nelson, Elizabeth A. Sled, Benjamin T. Massa, Mackenzi J. Clemens, Hope E. Mccoll, April D. Crommett

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

As people age, their body systems gradually deteriorate. Muscle function and the vestibular system slowly deteriorate leading to lower body instability. Older adults who struggle with dizziness and imbalance are more prone to falling. Dizziness and imbalance cause falls, and falls are the leading cause of hospitalization and accidental death in older adults (Shinichi & Tatsuya, 2015). It is possible to prevent and reduce the risk of falls through balance training. It is crucial that older adults take the steps needed to improve their balance and therefore reduce their risk of falling. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of a 10-week Square-Stepping Exercise (SSE) program in older adults using the Biodex balance system. METHODS: Eleven adults over the age of 60 and involved in the Senior Jacket program at Cedarville University participated in this 10-week study (0 males, 11 females; mean age=76). Measurements taken prior to and after the intervention include Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale, Timed-Up-And-Go Test, 30-Second Chair Stand Test, Limits of Stability Test, and Fall Risk Test. A Repeated Measures ANOVA was used to determine changes in initial and final balance testing ...


A Medical Student Foray Into The Depths Of Public Health: An Exploratory Investigation Toward A Community Dashboard Characterizing The Experiences Of Frailty In Order To Guide Improvement, An Harmanli, Danielle Fahoome, Burton Masem, Ellen Massey, Beverly Lunsford, Joanne Lynn, Elizabeth Cobbs 2017 George Washington University

A Medical Student Foray Into The Depths Of Public Health: An Exploratory Investigation Toward A Community Dashboard Characterizing The Experiences Of Frailty In Order To Guide Improvement, An Harmanli, Danielle Fahoome, Burton Masem, Ellen Massey, Beverly Lunsford, Joanne Lynn, Elizabeth Cobbs

GW Research Days 2016 - Present

While it is known that there are many shortcomings in the care of the elderly, their rate and impact on the community and the elderly themselves is not well understood. In exploring the possibilities for using existing data and available informants, a dashboard could be created that would enable a geographic community to understand the experience of living with disabilities in old age, to prioritize problems, and to test improvements.

The methods included a literature review to understand what and how easily information could be accessed, gathered, and presented. In regards to literature on data collection, CMS claims data, MDS ...


Physical Activity Levels & Successful Aging, Ryan R. Bourque 2017 University of Southern Maine

Physical Activity Levels & Successful Aging, Ryan R. Bourque

Thinking Matters

Hypothesis: Greater levels of physical activity have a positive correlation with greater levels of independence as well as better outcomes with respect to self-perceived health-related quality of life for elderly individuals (65+ years of age).


Perceptions Of Successful Aging Among Maine Elders With Physical Limitations: Insights From Qualitative Interviews, Madeline Minor, Rebecca Knight 2017 University of Southern Maine

Perceptions Of Successful Aging Among Maine Elders With Physical Limitations: Insights From Qualitative Interviews, Madeline Minor, Rebecca Knight

Thinking Matters

Research Question: How do elders living with a disability perceive the aging process?


Role Of Domiciliary And Family Carers In Individualised Nutrition Support For Older Adults Living In The Community, Skye Marshall, Ekta Agarwal, Adrienne Young, Liz Isenring 2017 Bond University

Role Of Domiciliary And Family Carers In Individualised Nutrition Support For Older Adults Living In The Community, Skye Marshall, Ekta Agarwal, Adrienne Young, Liz Isenring

Liz Isenring

Protein-energy malnutrition is common amongst people aged 65 years and older, has a multifactorial aetiology, and numerous negative outcomes. Domiciliary carers (non-clinical paid carers) and family carers (including family, friends and neighbours) are required to support the increasing demand for in-home assistance with activities of daily living due to the ageing population. This review provides insight into the role of both domiciliary and family carers in providing individualised nutrition support for older, community-dwelling adults with malnutrition. Four electronic databases were searched for intervention studies from database inception to December 2016. Both domiciliary and family carers are well placed to monitor ...


Secondary Prevention And Cognitive Function After Stroke: A Study Protocol For A 5-Year Follow-Up Of The Aspire-S Cohort, Daniela Rohde, David Williams, Eva Gaynor, Kathleen E. Bennett, Eamon Dolan, Elizabeth Callaly, Margaret Large, Anne Hickey 2017 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Secondary Prevention And Cognitive Function After Stroke: A Study Protocol For A 5-Year Follow-Up Of The Aspire-S Cohort, Daniela Rohde, David Williams, Eva Gaynor, Kathleen E. Bennett, Eamon Dolan, Elizabeth Callaly, Margaret Large, Anne Hickey

Psychology Articles

Introduction Cognitive impairment is common following stroke and can increase disability and levels of dependency of patients, potentially leading to greater burden on carers and the healthcare system. Effective cardiovascular risk factor control through secondary preventive medications may reduce the risk of cognitive decline. However, adherence to medications is often poor and can be adversely affected by cognitive deficits. Suboptimal medication adherence negatively impacts secondary prevention targets, increasing the risk of recurrent stroke and further cognitive decline. The aim of this study is to profile cognitive function and secondary prevention, including adherence to secondary preventive medications and healthcare usage, 5 ...


Delirium Recognition In Hospitalized Older Patients: A Quality Improvement Project, Jodi Punke, Ariba Khan, Michael L. Malone 2017 Department of Geriatrics, Aurora Health Care

Delirium Recognition In Hospitalized Older Patients: A Quality Improvement Project, Jodi Punke, Ariba Khan, Michael L. Malone

Jodi Punke

Background: We noted a low reported prevalence of delirium (3%) in hospitalized older patients at a community teaching hospital in north central Wisconsin.

Purpose: This was a quality improvement project to report recognition of delirium by nurses before and after an educational intervention.

Methods: This project was performed on one medical unit in our hospital. Quality improvement data was collected at baseline and after the educational intervention. Data collected included observation by a geriatrician attending weekly interdisciplinary rounds to note any mention by nurses of delirium or confusion. The patient’s electronic health record (EHR) was reviewed to note delirium ...


Prevalence, Consequences And Effects Of Exercise On Sarcopenia In Aged Care, Justin Keogh, Timothy Henwood, Hugh Senior, Jennifer Hewitt 2017 Bond University

Prevalence, Consequences And Effects Of Exercise On Sarcopenia In Aged Care, Justin Keogh, Timothy Henwood, Hugh Senior, Jennifer Hewitt

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Publications

No abstract provided.


Prevalence, Predictors And Benefits Of Resistance Training For Improving Gait Speed In Aged Care, Justin Keogh, Timothy Henwood, Hugh Senior, Samantha Fien 2017 Bond University

Prevalence, Predictors And Benefits Of Resistance Training For Improving Gait Speed In Aged Care, Justin Keogh, Timothy Henwood, Hugh Senior, Samantha Fien

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Publications

No abstract provided.


Comparison Of The Hui3 And The Eq-5d-3l In A Nursing Home Setting, Tom Lung, Kirsten Howard, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Moira Sim, Gill Lewin, Glenn Arendts 2017 Edith Cowan University

Comparison Of The Hui3 And The Eq-5d-3l In A Nursing Home Setting, Tom Lung, Kirsten Howard, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Moira Sim, Gill Lewin, Glenn Arendts

ECU Publications Post 2013

Background: Accurately assessing changes in the quality of life of older people living permanently in nursing homes is important. The multi-attribute utility instrument most commonly used and recommended to assess health-related quality of life in the nursing home population is the three-level EuroQol EQ-5D-3L. To date, there have been no studies using the Health Utilities Index Mark III (HUI3). The purpose of this study was to compare the level of agreement and sensitivity to change of the EQ-5D-3L and HUI3 in a nursing home population.

Methods: EQ-5D-3L and HUI3 scores were measured as part of a cluster randomised controlled trial ...


Safe Driving For The Mature Adult: Selected Issues, Rebecca Parsio 2017 Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Safe Driving For The Mature Adult: Selected Issues, Rebecca Parsio

Case Studies from Age in Action

Educational Objectives

1. Examine issues related to aging and driving assessment.

2. Review Virginia’s Mature Drivers Study.

3. Discuss the levels of care for prevention of driving disability and resources available at each level.

4. Explore the impact of medications and substances (both prescribed and not prescribed) on driving ability.


Utilizing Older Adult Standardized Patients To Enhance The Education Of Health Professional Students, Kimberly Davis 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Utilizing Older Adult Standardized Patients To Enhance The Education Of Health Professional Students, Kimberly Davis

Case Studies from Age in Action

Educational Objectives

1. Identify the uses of standardized patients in geriatrics education.

2. Compare the advantages and limitations of older adult standardized patients.

3. Discuss how competencies can guide simulation development.

4. Describe methods for evaluation of learner performance when using older adult standardized patients.


Oral Health And Aging, Edward F. Ansello 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Oral Health And Aging, Edward F. Ansello

Director's Editorials from Age in Action

No abstract provided.


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