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Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205734/predictors-of-alcohol-use-disorders-among-baby-boomers-across-the-life-course
#1
Adam Quinn, Orion Mowbray
Research suggests that baby boomers entering older adulthood may possess unique alcohol use patterns over time. Using the life course perspective as a guiding framework, this empirical study sought to examine correlates of alcohol use disorders among baby boomers by examining representative data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health at two points in time, 1998 ( N = 6,213) and 2010 ( N = 5,880). Results from logistic regression analyses suggest that predictors of alcohol use disorders evolve over time as baby boomers continue to age...
September 11, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30170501/workforce-retention-and-wages-in-nursing-homes-an-analysis-of-managerial-ownership
#2
Sean Shenghsiu Huang, John R Bowblis
Owner-managers are administrators that hold significant equity interests in the facility they operate. We examine how the presence of owner-managers is related to the workforce outcomes of retention and wages in nursing homes (NHs). Using a sample of for-profit NHs in Ohio from 2005 to 2015, multivariate regression analysis compares workforce outcomes in facilities operated by owner-managers to salaried managers. On average, owner-managed NHs have higher workforce retention rates, with larger effects among chain-affiliated NHs...
August 31, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30160573/overcoming-older-adult-barriers-to-learning-through-an-understanding-of-perspectives-on-human-information-processing
#3
Joseph Sharit, Sara J Czaja
The importance to older adults of being able to learn to perform activities related to leisure, work, or daily living for maintaining independence and a good quality of life is unquestionable. An appreciation of the challenges that older adults face during learning, as well as insights into ways to help them overcome these challenges, whether through design or instruction, can be obtained through a basic understanding of human information processing. The purpose of this article is to facilitate this understanding within the context of older adult learning...
August 30, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30141715/understanding-communication-between-rehabilitation-practitioners-and-nurses-implications-for-post-acute-care-quality
#4
Carin Wong, Jenny Martinez, Brenda Fagan, Natalie E Leland
OBJECTIVE: This study examined post-acute care (PAC) rehabilitation practitioner's perspectives on communication. METHOD: This is a secondary data analysis of a larger qualitative study, which included PAC rehabilitation provider ( n = 99) focus groups that were held in a purposive sample of 13 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). RESULTS: Participants emphasized the importance of bidirectional communication between rehabilitation and nursing...
August 24, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30132724/yoga-education-program-for-improving-memory-in-older-adults-a-multicity-5-year-follow-up-study
#5
Samta P Pandya
This article reports a multicity study on the effect of a yoga education program (YEP) in improving memory and cognitive functions of a nonclinical sample of community-dwelling older adults. Specifically, the intervening personal resources that bolster or hinder YEP effectiveness were examined. Of the original cohort of 918 older adults randomized into intervention and waitlist control groups, 792 remained with the study 5 years later. Results indicated that weekly YEP lessons and self-practice improved participants' scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test-Third Edition (RBMT-3)...
August 22, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30117352/family-satisfaction-with-nursing-home-care-findings-and-implications-from-two-state-comparison
#6
Tetyana P Shippee, Weiwen Ng, Amy Restorick Roberts, John R Bowblis
Family satisfaction, while recognized as important, is frequently missing from validated measures of long-term care quality. This is the first study to compare family satisfaction across two states using validated measures and to compare the organizational and structural factors associated with higher family satisfaction with nursing home care. Data sources are family satisfaction surveys from Minnesota (MN) and Ohio (OH), linked to facility characteristics from Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) for both states ( N = 378 facilities for MN; N = 926 facilities for OH)...
August 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30117351/organizational-directors-perceptions-about-awareness-of-services-among-their-employees-and-the-older-adults-they-serve
#7
Stephanie M Teixeira-Poit, Ariana Napier, Christine Carr, Jessica Williams, Paul Pulliam
OBJECTIVES: This study explores the extent to which directors of organizations perceive that (a) older adults are aware of and interested in using services, and (b) their employees are aware of complementary services in the community and are willing to coordinate care or refer older adults to these services. METHOD: We conducted 41 qualitative semistructured interviews with organizational directors who provide services to older adults. RESULTS: Directors perceived that not only older adults but also some providers were unaware of services in the community...
August 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30058433/bridging-the-gap-between-aging-research-and-practice-a-new-strategy-for-enhancing-the-consensus-workshop-model
#8
Kelly M Trevino, Beverly Canin, Charlotte Healy, Sheila Moran, William M Trochim, Peter Martin, Karl Pillemer, Jo Anne Sirey, M Cary Reid
OBJECTIVES: The Cornell Research-to-Practice (RTP) Consensus Workshop Model is a strategy for bridging the gap between aging research and practice but lacks a technique for evaluating the relative importance of ideas. This project assessed the feasibility of adding a quantitative survey to the RTP model to address this gap. METHOD: Older adults with cancer (OACs), OAC caregivers, researchers, clinicians, and advocacy organization representatives participated in a RTP workshop on implementing psychological interventions for OACs...
July 30, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30051745/cognitive-health-promotion-program-for-community-dwelling-seniors-who-are-we-reaching
#9
Agathe Lorthios-Guilledroit, Manon Parisien, Kareen Nour, Baptiste Fournier, Danielle Guay, Nathalie Bier
This exploratory study examines the reach of Jog Your Mind, a multifactorial community-based program promoting cognitive vitality among seniors with no known cognitive impairment. The aim was to determine whether the program successfully reached its target population and to compare the characteristics of participants (sociodemographic, health, lifestyle, attitudes, and cognitive profile) with the general population of seniors. Twenty-three community organizations recruited 294 community-dwelling seniors willing to participate in the program...
July 27, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30049239/review-of-the-content-and-quality-of-mobile-applications-about-alzheimer-s-disease-and-related-dementias
#10
Seul Ki Choi, Brooks Yelton, Victor K Ezeanya, Kristie Kannaley, Daniela B Friedman
This study reviewed the content of mobile applications (apps) providing Alzheimer's disease or related dementias (ADRD) information and assessed quality of the apps. Characteristics, content, and technical aspects of 36 apps in the U.S. Google Play Store and App Store were coded, and quality of the apps was evaluated using the Mobile Application Rating Scale. Caregiving (62.1%) and disease management (55.6%) content was frequently provided. Few apps had an app community (8.3%) or a reminder function (8.3%)...
July 26, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30033843/health-services-utilization-among-chinese-american-older-adults-moderation-of-social-support-with-functional-limitation
#11
Jinjiao Wang, Dexia Kong, Benjamin C Sun, XinQi Dong
In this study, we aimed to examine the relationship of social support with hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits among older Chinese adults in the United States and its possible mechanism. This was a secondary analysis of data from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly (July 2011-June 2013; N = 3,157). After adjusting for demographic, clinical, and functional covariates in logistic regression analyses, significant interaction between social support from spouse and the number of functional limitations in (instrumental) activities of daily living was related to lower odds of hospitalization (odds ratio [OR] = 0...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29991313/recruiting-older-adults-with-functional-difficulties-into-a-community-based-research-study-approaches-and-costs
#12
Manka Nkimbeng, Laken Roberts, Roland J Thorpe, Laura N Gitlin, Alice Delaney, Elizabeth K Tanner, Sarah L Szanton
The CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders) trial in Baltimore City tested whether an interdisciplinary team of occupational therapists, nurses, and handymen reduces disability and health expenditures in community-dwelling older adults with functional difficulties. This study describes methods and associated costs of recruiting 300 low-income, cognitively intact, older adults with functional difficulties into this study. Sources of participant enrollment included direct mailings (35%), government program referrals (19%), community-based organizations (16%), ambassador referrals (15%), and media (4%)...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29978735/measuring-state-medicaid-home-care-participation-and-intensity-using-latent-variables
#13
Judite Gonçalves, France Weaver, R Tamara Konetzka
Population aging and policies to redirect long-term care toward home- and community-based services have led to increases in Medicaid home care spending in most states. Changes in state Medicaid home care policy generosity may result from changes in the number of persons served (i.e., Participation) and/or changes in quantities of services covered (i.e., Intensity). This study measures state Medicaid home care Participation and Intensity comprehensively using latent variables, and uses those latent variables to describe changes in Medicaid home care policy generosity over time and across states...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380704/poor-sleep-and-risk-of-falls-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-systematic-review
#14
Yaena Min, Patricia W Slattum
Concerns about sleep problems and falls in older adults are significant. This article reviews the association between sleep problems and falls in community-dwelling adults aged 65 years or older. Multiple databases were searched from inception until 2015 using sleep, sleep disorders, and falls as keywords, limiting to studies published in English in peer-reviewed journals. After screening and assessing for eligibility, 18 articles were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Findings of an association between sleep problems and risk of falls are conflicting, but some specific sleep problems such as extremely short sleep duration, daytime sleepiness and naps appear to be significantly related to falls in older adults...
September 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380701/falls-risks-and-prevention-behaviors-among-community-dwelling-homebound-and-non-homebound-older-adults
#15
Carri Casteel, Jennifer Jones, Paula Gildner, James M Bowling, Susan J Blalock
The objectives were to examine falls risk factors to determine how the magnitude of risk may differ between homebound and non-homebound older adults, and to describe falls prevention behaviors and participation in falls prevention education. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with convenience samples of community-dwelling older adults recruited through Meals on Wheels programs (homebound, n = 80) and senior centers (non-homebound, n = 84) in North Carolina. Data were collected during home visits and included an interview and medication inventory...
September 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380700/an-exploratory-survey-of-older-women-s-post-fall-decisions
#16
Caroline D Bergeron, Daniela B Friedman, S Melinda Spencer, Susan C Miller, DeAnne K Hilfinger Messias, Robert McKeever
This research examined factors influencing older women's post-fall decision making. We surveyed 130 independent older women from continuing care retirement communities and non-institutional homes. We categorized women's post-fall decisions as medical, corrective, and social decisions, and examined the associations between post-fall decision categories, decisional conflict, number of post-fall changes, self-rated health, frequency of falls, severity of falls, health literacy, awareness and openness to long-term care institutional options, and demographics...
September 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27231244/a-systematic-review-of-financial-exploitation-measures-in-prevalence-studies
#17
Shelly L Jackson
The financial exploitation of older adults has garnered the attention of society as well as state and federal governments in a way that elder abuse has never been able to achieve. It is frequently asserted that financial exploitation deserves this attention in part because it is the most prevalent form of elder abuse. This article systematically reviews the measurement of financial exploitation in comparison with other forms of elder abuse and concludes that its measurement is considerably more variable than other forms of abuse...
September 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27178205/arthritis-depression-and-falls-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-evidence-from-the-health-and-retirement-study
#18
Lien T Quach, Jeffrey A Burr
The aims of this study were to examine the association between different types of arthritis and falls and to investigate whether clinically significant depression symptoms (CSDS) moderate these relationships. The study used nationally representative data from the 2008 Health and Retirement Study ( n = 7,715, M age = 75, 62% female, and 90% White). Among the respondents, 42% experienced at least one fall during the previous 2 years. About one third had some form of arthritis: 22% osteoarthritis (OA), 4.8% rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 2...
September 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27572342/nurses-encounters-with-older-adults-engaged-in-self-neglectful-behaviors-in-the-community-a-qualitative-study
#19
Tova Band-Winterstein
OBJECTIVE: Alongside clinical tasks and decision making, there is a growing awareness of the emotions that arise during nurses' interaction with clients and its significance in relation to meeting the demands of one's role. This study aims to delve deeper into the experience of community care nurses' encounters with older adults engaged in self-neglectful behaviors. METHOD: In-depth, semistructured interviews were conducted with 22 experienced nurses in Israel, who worked with older adults engaged in self-neglectful behaviors in the community...
August 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27469497/resident-aggression-and-abuse-in-assisted-living
#20
Gilbert Gimm, Syeda Chowdhury, Nicholas Castle
This article estimates the prevalence and identifies risk factors of resident aggression and abuse in assisted living facilities. We conducted multivariate analyses of resident-level data from an analytic sample of 6,848 older Americans in the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. Nationwide, 7.6% of assisted living residents engaged in physical aggression or abuse toward other residents or staff in the past month, 9.5% of residents had exhibited verbal aggression or abuse, and 2.0% of resident engaged in sexual aggression or abuse toward other residents or staff...
August 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
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