Inter-rater reliability of care home staff’s proxy judgements with residents’ assessments of their own health-related quality of life: an analysis of the PATCH trial EQ-5D data.

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to compare care staff proxies with care home residents’ self-assessment of their health-related quality of life (HRQoL).we assessed the degree of inter-rater reliability between residents and care staff proxies for […]

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The concept of anorexia of aging in late life depression: A cross-sectional analysis of a cohort study.

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Anorexia of aging (AA) is classically associated with depression. However, robust evidence is lacking regarding general clinic populations. Our aim was to evaluate the association between AA and major depressive […]

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Comparative outcomes for older adults undergoing surgery for bladder and bowel dysfunction.

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To compare surgical outcomes between vulnerable nursing home (NH) residents and matched community-dwelling older adults undergoing surgery for bladder and bowel dysfunction.Retrospective cohort study.A total of 55,389 NH residents and […]

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COVID-19 is not over and age is not enough: Using frailty for prognostication in hospitalized patients.

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Frailty screening using the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) has been proposed to guide resource allocation in acute care settings during the pandemic. However, the association between frailty and coronavirus disease […]

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Efficacy, feasibility and acceptability of the OptiMEDs tool for multidisciplinary medication review in nursing homes.

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Exploring efficacy, feasibility and acceptability of a complex multifaced intervention (OptiMEDs) supporting multidisciplinary medication reviews in Belgian nursing homes (NHs).A pilot study in 2 intervention, 1 control NH was held, […]

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Transitions in frailty phenotype states and components over 8 years: Evidence from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.

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Fried’s frailty phenotype (FP) is defined by exhaustion (EX), unexplained weight loss (WL), weakness (WK), slowness (SL) and low physical activity (LA). Three or more components define the frail state, […]

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Older adults’ experiences with and perceptions of the use of socially assistive robots in aged care: A systematic review of quantitative evidence.

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Socially assistive robots (SARs) are created to meet challenges of the global increase of older adults. SARs are autonomous embodied technologies, equipped with auditory and visual faculties, enabling them to […]

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Feasibility of a multicomponent cognitive behavioral intervention for fear of falling after hip fracture: process evaluation of the FIT-HIP intervention.

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This study describes the process evaluation of an intervention developed to reduce fear of falling (FoF) after hip fracture, within an inpatient geriatric rehabilitation setting. This ‘FIT-HIP intervention’ is a […]

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Nutritional management in inpatients with aspiration pneumonia: a cohort medical claims database study.

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This study aimed to describe real-world nutrition management patterns among inpatients hospitalized for aspiration pneumonia, using a medical claims database in Japan.Patients aged ≥65 years hospitalized for aspiration pneumonia treatment […]

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Physical performance across the cognitive spectrum and between dementia subtypes in a population-based sample of older adults: The HUNT study.

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Literature on physical performance in older adults across the cognitive spectrum remains inconclusive, and knowledge on differences between dementia subtypes is lacking. We aim to identify distinct physical-performance deficits across […]

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Associations between physical function and device-based measures of physical activity and sedentary behavior patterns in older adults: moving beyond moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity.

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Research supports that moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) is key to prolonged health and function. Among older adults, substantial changes to MVPA may be infeasible, thus a growing literature suggests […]

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Reduction in unplanned hospitalizations associated with a physician focused intervention to reduce potentially inappropriate medication use among older adults: a population-based cohort study.

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A multimodal general practitioner-focused intervention in the Local Health Authority (LHA) of Parma, Italy, substantially reduced the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use among older adults. Our objective was […]

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Sex differences in dietary consumption and its association with frailty among middle-aged and older Australians: a 10-year longitudinal survey.

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Nutritional status has been considered as a key factor in preventing the development of the frailty syndrome. However, sex-specific dietary consumption transition over time and how it impacts of frailty […]

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Prevalence and factors related to urinary incontinence in older adults women worldwide: a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

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Urinary incontinence is a common condition in the general population and, in particular, the older adults population, which reduces the quality of life of these people, so this study aims […]

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Preoperative functional status is associated with discharge to nonhome in geriatric individuals.

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Discharging older individuals to rehabilitation facilities is associated with adverse outcomes, including readmission or increased mortality rate. As preoperative functional status is an important factor impacting patient outcome, we hypothesized […]

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