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January 13, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082279/perceived-neighborhood-safety-social-cohesion-and-psychological-health-of-older-adults
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Yeon Jin Choi, Christina Matz-Costa
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: We aimed to investigate the interactive effects of perceived neighborhood safety and social cohesion on the psychological health of older adults with and without functional impairments. DESIGN AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 13,897 community-dwelling older adults (aged 65 years and older) from the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). Hypotheses were tested using weighted moderated ordinary least squared regression analysis...
January 11, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082278/ageism-and-the-older-worker-a-scoping-review
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Kelly Harris, Sarah Krygsman, Jessica Waschenko, Debbie Laliberte Rudman
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Given the policy shifts toward extended work lives, it is critically important to address barriers that older workers may face in attaining and maintaining satisfactory work. This article presents a scoping review of research addressing ageism and its implications for the employment experiences and opportunities of older workers. DESIGN AND METHODS: The five-step scoping review process outlined by Arksey and O'Malley was followed. The data set included 43 research articles...
January 11, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082277/interdisciplinary-practice-models-for-older-adults-with-back-pain-a-qualitative-evaluation
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Stacie A Salsbury, Christine M Goertz, Robert D Vining, Maria A Hondras, Andrew A Andresen, Cynthia R Long, Kevin J Lyons, Lisa Z Killinger, Robert B Wallace
PURPOSE: Older adults seek health care for low back pain from multiple providers who may not coordinate their treatments. This study evaluated the perceived feasibility of a patient-centered practice model for back pain, including facilitators for interprofessional collaboration between family medicine physicians and doctors of chiropractic. DESIGN AND METHODS: This qualitative evaluation was a component of a randomized controlled trial of 3 interdisciplinary models for back pain management: usual medical care; concurrent medical and chiropractic care; and collaborative medical and chiropractic care with interprofessional education, clinical record exchange, and team-based case management...
January 11, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082276/balancing-eating-with-breathing-community-dwelling-older-adults-experiences-of-dysphagia-and-texture-modified-diets
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Sandhya Seshadri, Craig R Sellers, Margaret H Kearney
PURPOSE: Although many older adults suffer from dysphagia and are required to eat texture-modified diets, little is known about the experiences and challenges faced in doing so at home. In this study, we explored the perspectives of community-dwelling older adults as they struggled to balance dysphagia symptoms and recommended diet modifications with their preferred lifestyles. DESIGN AND METHODS: Using an interpretive descriptive design, we conducted 37 in-home semi-structured interviews and 5 member-checking interviews, participant observations during a meal, and reviewed the medical charts of 20 participants recruited through maximum variation purposeful sampling...
January 11, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082275/validity-and-reliability-of-the-positive-aspects-of-caregiving-pac-scale-and-development-of-its-shorter-version-s-pac-among-family-caregivers-of-older-adults
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Jeffrey Yong Ming Siow, Angelique Chan, Truls Østbye, Grand H-L Cheng, Rahul Malhotra
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To (a) assess the validity and reliability of the 9-item Positive Aspects of Caregiving (PAC) scale among a national sample of caregivers for older adults with functional limitations, (b) develop a shorter version (short-PAC [S-PAC] scale) and assess its psychometric properties, and (c) investigate both scales' measurement equivalence/invariance (ME/I) across language of administration (Chinese/English/Malay). DESIGN AND METHODS: Scale/item measurement property assessment, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), testing the "original" 2-factor model (6 items: first factor; 3 items: second factor), and exploratory FA (EFA) of the 9-item PAC scale was done...
January 11, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077451/the-increasing-use-of-cannabis-among-older-americans-a-public-health-crisis-or-viable-policy-alternative
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Brian Kaskie, Padmaja Ayyagari, Gary Milavetz, Dan Shane, Kanika Arora
Cannabis use among older Americans is increasing. Although much of this growth has been attributed to the entry of a more tolerant baby boom cohort into older age, recent evidence suggests the pathways to cannabis are more complex. Some older persons have responded to changing social and legal environments and are increasingly likely to take cannabis recreationally. Other older persons are experiencing age-related health care needs, and some take cannabis for symptom management, as recommended by a medical doctor...
January 11, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077450/aging-in-myanmar
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John Knodel, Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan
This spotlight provides an overview of the situation of older persons in Myanmar, an understudied country of over-50-million population. Myanmar is of particular interest to researchers and policy makers, given its overall level of poverty and modestly rapid population aging. Research on older persons, while increasing in recent years, remains sparse. Empirical evidence indicates that Myanmar older persons are in relatively poorer health compared to those in neighboring countries. Many live in abject poverty and depend on their families for material support...
January 11, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077453/state-regulatory-approaches-for-dementia-care-in-residential-care-and-assisted-living
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Paula C Carder
PURPOSE: This policy study analyzed states' residential care and assisted living (RC/AL) regulations for dementia care requirements. Estimates suggest that at least half of RC/AL residents have dementia, and 22% of settings provide or specialize in dementia care. Residents with dementia might benefit from regulations that account for specific behaviors and needs associated with dementia, making states' RC/AL regulations address dementia care an important policy topic. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study examined RC/AL regulations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for regulatory requirements on five topics important to the quality of life of RC/AL residents with dementia: pre-admission assessment, consumer disclosure, staffing types and levels, administrator training, and physical environment...
January 10, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077452/does-it-matter-if-we-disagree-the-impact-of-incongruent-care-preferences-on-persons-with-dementia-and-their-care-partners
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Evan G Shelton, Silvia Orsulic-Jeras, Carol J Whitlatch, Sarah M Szabo
PURPOSE: To gain a better understanding of how actual and perceived incongruence of care preferences affects the psychosocial well-being of persons with dementia and their family caregiver. DESIGN AND METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 128 dyads each consisting of a person with dementia and a family caregiver. Baseline data from an intervention study were used to examine the relationship between the caregiver's care-related preferences, the person with dementia's care-related preferences, and the caregiver's perception of the person with dementia's preferences...
January 10, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074001/the-family-time-squeeze-perceived-family-time-adequacy-buffers-work-strain-in-certified-nursing-assistants-with-multiple-caregiving-roles
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Nicole DePasquale, Jacqueline Mogle, Steven H Zarit, Cassandra Okechukwu, Ellen Ernst Kossek, David M Almeida
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study examined how certified nursing assistants (CNAs) with unpaid family caregiving roles for children ("double-duty-child caregivers"), older adults ("double-duty-elder caregivers"), and both children and older adults ("triple-duty caregivers") differed from their nonfamily caregiving counterparts ("workplace-only caregivers") on four work strain indicators (emotional exhaustion, job satisfaction, turnover intentions, and work climate for family sacrifices)...
January 10, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074000/how-does-rurality-influence-the-staffing-of-social-service-departments-in-nursing-homes
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Amy Restorick Roberts, John R Bowblis
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Social service departments in nursing homes (NHs) are staffed by qualified social workers (QSWs) and paraprofessionals. Due to greater workforce challenges in rural areas, this article aims to describe the staffing levels and composition of these departments by rurality. DESIGN AND METHODS: Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports data from 2009 to 2015 are used to examine the effect of rurality on social service staffing using random-effects linear panel regressions...
January 9, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073999/everyday-support-to-aging-parents-links-to-middle-aged-children-s-diurnal-cortisol-and-daily-mood
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Lauren R Bangerter, Yin Liu, Kyungmin Kim, Steven H Zarit, Kira S Birditt, Karen L Fingerman
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Middle-aged adults are often called upon to support aging parents. However, providing support to an aging parent with health problems and disability may be a stressful experience. This study asked whether giving everyday support to parents in the context of health problems and disability has implications for middle-aged children's diurnal cortisol and daily mood. DESIGN AND METHODS: During four consecutive days, 148 middle-aged adults (mean age = 55) reported the support they gave to their parents and provided saliva 4 times a day (wake, 30 min post-wake, lunchtime, and bedtime)...
January 9, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073998/recent-health-care-use-and-medicaid-entry-of-medicare-beneficiaries
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Laura M Keohane, Amal N Trivedi, Vincent Mor
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To examine the relationship between Medicaid entry and recent health care use among Medicare beneficiaries. DESIGN AND METHODS: We identified Medicare beneficiaries without full Medicaid or use of hospital or nursing home services in 2008 (N = 2,163,387). A discrete survival analysis estimated beneficiaries' monthly likelihood of entry into the full Medicaid program between January 2009 and June 2010. RESULTS: During the 18-month study period, Medicaid entry occurred for 1...
January 9, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073997/beyond-ageist-attitudes-researchers-call-for-nih-action-to-limit-funding-for-older-academics
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Eva Kahana, Michael R Slone, Boaz Kahana, Kaitlyn Barnes Langendoerfer, Courtney Reynolds
PURPOSE: This article explores manifestations of ageism in response to a proposed National Institutes of Health (NIH) Emeritus Grant initiative aimed at funding older investigators. DESIGN AND METHODS: Comments were requested by NIH in 2015, through a Request for Information (RFI) as well as a public blog regarding the merits of a proposed grant mechanism that would help older researchers transfer their labs to junior scientists and transition into retirement. This article reports content analysis of comments from 134 respondents to the blog...
January 9, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069887/mandatory-physician-reporting-of-at-risk-drivers-the-older-driver-example
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Yll Agimi, Steven M Albert, Ada O Youk, Patricia I Documet, Claudia A Steiner
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: In a number of states, physicians are mandated by state law to report at-risk drivers to licensing authorities. Often these patients are older adult drivers who may exhibit unsafe driving behaviors, have functional/cognitive impairments, or are diagnosed with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and/or seizure disorders. The hypothesis that mandatory physician reporting laws reduce the rate of crash-related hospitalizations among older adult drivers was tested...
January 9, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069886/living-with-dementia-a-meta-synthesis-of-qualitative-research-on-the-lived-experience
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Sylwia Górska, Kirsty Forsyth, Donald Maciver
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To identify and examine the published qualitative research evidence relative to the experience of living with dementia. DESIGN AND METHODS: Metasynthesis was used as the methodological framework to guide data collection and analysis. RESULTS: Three themes were identified. The first theme considered the main condition-related changes experienced by people with dementia (PWD) and showed how these are interlinked and impact upon various areas of people's lives...
January 9, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069885/qualitative-geospatial-methods-of-exploring-person-place-transactions-in-aging-adults-a-scoping-review
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Carri Hand, Suzanne Huot, Debbie Laliberte Rudman, Sachindri Wijekoon
PURPOSE: Research exploring how places shape and interact with the lives of aging adults must be grounded in the places where aging adults live and participate. Combined participatory geospatial and qualitative methods have the potential to illuminate the complex processes enacted between person and place to create much-needed knowledge in this area. The purpose of this scoping review was to identify methods that can be used to study person-place relationships among aging adults and their neighborhoods by determining the extent and nature of research with aging adults that combines qualitative methods with participatory geospatial methods...
January 9, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064236/when-caregiving-ends-the-experiences-of-former-family-caregivers-of-people-with-dementia
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Kristin L Corey, Mary K McCurry
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Numerous adverse physiological and psychological effects of family caregiving are documented in the literature. However, there is little knowledge about family caregivers after caregiving ends. The purpose of this study is to examine the health of former family caregivers and describe their experiences following the death of a care recipient with dementia. METHODS: Eight former family caregivers were recruited using convenience sampling. Each caregiver participated in one semi-structured interview ranging from 45 minutes to 3 hours in length...
January 7, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062518/implementing-montessori-methods-for-dementia-a-scoping-review
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Sander L Hitzig, Christine L Sheppard
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: A scoping review was conducted to develop an understanding of Montessori-based programing (MBP) approaches used in dementia care and to identify optimal ways to implement these programs across various settings. DESIGN AND METHODS: Six peer-reviewed databases were searched for relevant abstracts by 2 independent reviewers. Included articles and book chapters were those available in English and published by the end of January 2016. Twenty-three articles and 2 book chapters met the inclusion criteria...
January 6, 2017: Gerontologist
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