A volunteer-supported walking programme to improve physical function in older people (the POWER Study): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

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Currently 21% of the German population is older than 65 years. Above this age, the risk of suffering from chronic disease and mental disorders increases rapidly. Therefore, physical inactivity is one […]

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Feasibility and acceptability of a technology-based, rural weight management intervention in older adults with obesity.

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Older adults with obesity residing in rural areas have reduced access to weight management programs. We determined the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary outcomes of an integrated technology-based health promotion intervention […]

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Behavioral factors associated with utilization of healthcare services among elderly in Pakistan: evidence from a nationally representative survey.

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In Pakistan, health system is facing unprecedented challenges to deal with the healthcare demand of the growing ageing population. Using conceptual framework, this study aims to analyze the factors associated […]

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Implementation of an integrated care programme to avoid fragility fractures of the hip in older adults in 18 Bavarian hospitals – study protocol for the cluster-randomised controlled fracture liaison service FLS-CARE.

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The economic and public health burden of fragility fractures of the hip in Germany is high. The likelihood of requiring long-term care and the risk of suffering from a secondary […]

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Evaluation of a multi-component, non-pharmacological intervention to prevent and reduce sleep disturbances in people with dementia living in nursing homes (MoNoPol-sleep): study protocol for a cluster-randomized exploratory trial.

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Sleep problems are highly prevalent in people with dementia. Nevertheless, there is no “gold standard” intervention to prevent or reduce sleep problems in people with dementia. Existing interventions are characterized […]

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Active ageing – perspectives on health, participation, and security among older adults in northeastern Thailand – a qualitative study.

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Health, participation, and security are the basic pillars of active ageing suggested by the WHO. The concept is used by professionals but requires exploration from the perspectives of older people […]

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Do cognitive performance and physical function differ between individuals with motoric cognitive risk syndrome and those with mild cognitive impairment?

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Motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) is defined by slow gait speed combined with subjective cognitive complaint. MCR is a predementia syndrome, similar to mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, there is […]

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The development and psychometric properties of oral health assessment instruments used by non-dental professionals for nursing home residents: a systematic review.

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Globally, oral health status of the geriatric population residing in nursing homes is poor. The integration of non-dental professionals is vital to monitor oral health, early identification and triaging of […]

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Design characteristics and inclusion of evidence-based exercise recommendation in fall prevention community exercise programs for older adults in Canada: a national descriptive self-report study.

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Training balance through exercise is an effective strategy to reduce falls in community-dwelling older adults. Evidence-based fall prevention exercise recommendations have been proposed, specifying that exercise programs should: (1) provide […]

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The impact of additional resistance and balance training in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in older patients after valve surgery or intervention: randomized control trial.

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To evaluate the short- and mid-term effect of a specially tailored resistance and balance training provided in addition to usual cardiac rehabilitation (CR) care program in older patients after valve […]

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General practitioners’ deprescribing decisions in older adults with polypharmacy: a case vignette study in 31 countries.

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General practitioners (GPs) should regularly review patients’ medications and, if necessary, deprescribe, as inappropriate polypharmacy may harm patients’ health. However, deprescribing can be challenging for physicians. This study investigates GPs’ […]

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Health professionals perception and beliefs about drug- related problems on polymedicated older adults- a focus group study.

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Polymedicated older patients are at greater risk of suffering from adverse events. For this reason, the detection of both inappropriate polypharmacy and polypharmacy-associated Drug-Related Problems (DRPs) are essential to improve […]

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Thyroid Hormone Supplementation and All-Cause Mortality in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Results from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.

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Although elevated thyrotropin (TSH) is common in older adults, controversy exists over what degree of elevation should be treated with thyroid hormone supplements. Isolated, elevated TSH in this population can […]

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Characterizing Longitudinal Changes in Physical Activity and Fear of Falling after Falls in Glaucoma.

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Older adults with visual impairments experience a higher risk of falling, and are more vulnerable to adverse health consequences associated with falls than those with normal vision. This study characterizes […]

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Five-Year Lower Extremity Function is Associated with White Matter Abnormality in Older Adults.

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To explore associations between changes of lower extremity function (LEF) parameters over a 5-year period and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) parameters of white matter tracts among community-dwelling older adults.A secondary […]

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