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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/30392420/reducing-isolation-and-loneliness-through-membership-in-a-fitness-program-for-older-adults-implications-for-health
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Samantha Brady, Lisa A D'Ambrosio, Adam Felts, Elizabeth Y Rula, Kenneth P Kell, Joseph F Coughlin
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of membership in a fitness program for older adults on social isolation, loneliness, and health. METHOD: Using survey responses from SilverSneakers members and matched nonmembers, regression path analysis was used to examine the influence of SilverSneakers membership on physical activity, social isolation, loneliness, and health, and the interrelationships among these concepts. RESULTS: SilverSneakers membership directly increased physical activity and self-rated health, directly decreased social isolation, and indirectly decreased loneliness...
November 4, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30366510/shall-i-stay-or-shall-i-go-the-choice-to-remain-in-the-nursing-home-among-residents-with-high-potential-for-discharge
#2
Kathleen Abrahamson, Zachary Hass, Greg Arling
Minnesota's Return to Community Initiative (RTCI) assists private-pay nursing home (NH) residents to return to the community. Using data from a 1-year admission cohort of RTCI-targeted NH residents, we examined why residents who at admission expressed a desire for discharge, were paying privately, and had relatively low-care needs chose to remain in the NH. Characteristics of those who remained were compared with those who discharged using logistic regression, and barriers to discharge were summarized. Residents who were older, more cognitively impaired (OR = 1...
October 26, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30362863/driving-status-and-transportation-disadvantage-among-medicare-beneficiaries
#3
Miriam Ryvicker, Evan Bollens-Lund, Katherine A Ornstein
Transportation disadvantage may have important implications for the health, well-being, and quality of life of older adults. This study used the 2015 National Health Aging Trends Study, a nationally representative study of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and over ( N = 7,498), to generate national estimates of transportation modalities and transportation disadvantage among community-dwelling older adults in the United States. An estimated 10.8 million community-dwelling older adults in the United States rarely or never drive...
October 26, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30353776/older-adult-internet-use-and-ehealth-literacy
#4
Thomas A Arcury, Joanne C Sandberg, Kathryn P Melius, Sara A Quandt, Xiaoyan Leng, Celine Latulipe, David P Miller, D Alden Smith, Alain G Bertoni
We examine Internet use and eHealth literacy among older adults (aged 55+ years) who were patients at clinics serving low-income populations. Participants included 200 minority and White adults who completed interviews based on a technology acceptance conceptual model. A total of 106 participants (53.0%) used the Internet; utilization was associated with personal characteristics (age, ethnicity, education, poverty), computer characteristics (number of e-devices, computer stress), social support (marital status), and health knowledge and attitudes (health literacy, medical decision making, health information sources), but not health status...
October 24, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30280632/neurocognitive-disorder-diagnoses-matter-a-brief-report-on-caregiver-appraisal-of-driving-ability
#5
Nicholas E Schmidt, Ann M Steffen
BACKGROUND: Age-associated neurocognitive disorders (NCDs) are associated with progressive loss of abilities for instrumental activities of daily living, including driving. This study assesses the impact of NCD diagnosis, while controlling for reported level of cognitive impairment, on family caregiver judgment of driving safety. METHOD: An intervention sample of 152 intergenerational caregivers who assist an older adult with medical tasks was used. Caregiver's pre-intervention response to a single item of confidence in the older adult driving was used to determine judgment of driving ability...
October 3, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30270712/-being-in-between-spouses-that-cohabit-with-and-provide-care-for-their-partners-in-nursing-homes
#6
Cristina Joy Torgé
It is increasingly possible for couples with differing care needs to move to nursing homes together. To our knowledge, this is the first study about spousal caregiving in this context. This study explores spouse and staff experiences when relatively healthy spouses cohabit with and provide care to their partners in Swedish nursing homes. The overarching theme, "being in-between," reflects the spouse's overlapping role transition and the staff's unfamiliarity with the spouse's role. The spouses are both "insiders" and "outsiders" and are torn between maintaining and letting go of caregiving...
September 30, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30239248/gender-differences-in-perceived-workplace-flexibility-among-older-workers-in-the-netherlands-a-brief-report
#7
Marleen Damman, Kène Henkens
Flexibility in work schedule and work location have been suggested as being work features that may promote prolonged employment among older workers. This study focuses on the question whether access to workplace flexibility differs between male and female older workers and how potential differences can be explained. Analyses are based on data collected in 2015 among 4,813 Dutch older workers (age 60-65 years), who were employed in the government, education, care, and welfare sectors. Results show that the studied women on average perceive to have less workplace flexibility than men, both in work schedule and in work location...
September 21, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205734/predictors-of-alcohol-use-disorders-among-baby-boomers-across-the-life-course
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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/30376792/2018-year-in-review
#13
Julie Robison
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December 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380707/implementing-sustainable-evidence-based-interventions-in-the-community-a-fidelity-focused-training-framework-for-the-savvy-caregiver-program
#14
Carey Wexler Sherman, Sally C Steiner
Evidence-based (EB) programs provide a tested means for addressing serious public health concerns. While establishing and maintaining fidelity to these programs is critical for high-quality outcomes, unfortunately, implementation reports rarely describe the strategies used to train and monitor fidelity in community-based implementations. Thus, an essential translational ingredient is a clearly articulated model for establishing a systemic, sustainable fidelity framework. This article provides a detailed description of the fidelity-focused framework developed for Michigan's statewide implementation of the Savvy Caregiver Program...
December 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380703/social-context-of-depressive-distress-in-aging-transgender-adults
#15
Jaclyn M White Hughto, Sari L Reisner
This study investigates the relationship between discrimination and mental health in aging transgender adults. Survey responses from 61 transgender adults above 50 ( Mage = 57.7, SD = 5.8; 77.1% male-to-female; 78.7% White non-Hispanic) were analyzed. Multivariable logistic regression models examined the relationship between gender- and age-related discrimination, number of everyday discrimination experiences, and past-week depressive distress, adjusting for social support, sociodemographics, and other forms of discrimination...
December 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899701/-calm-satisfied-comforting-the-experience-and-meaning-of-rabbit-assisted-activities-for-older-adults
#16
Natalie Pitheckoff, Sara J McLaughlin, Kate de Medeiros
Animal-assisted activity programs are commonly used in long-term care facilities to enhance the well-being of older residents. Although research suggests that older adults benefit from these programs, little is known about the experience from the perspective of older adults themselves. In this qualitative study, we used direct observation and in-depth interviews to gain an understanding of the experience of participating in a unique rabbit-assisted activity program delivered in a Midwestern residential facility...
December 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837055/the-residential-long-term-care-role-in-health-care-transitions
#17
Diane E Berish, Robert Applebaum, Jane K Straker
The objective of the current study is to describe the activities long-term care facilities are undertaking to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions by working to improve health care transitions. The data were collected via an online survey from 888 nursing facilities (NFs) and 527 residential care facilities (RCFs) that completed the care integration module of the Ohio Biennial Survey of Long-Term Care. Questions focused on partnerships, current work, type of care model, and perceived barriers to reducing hospital readmissions...
December 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708073/exploring-path-models-of-disablement-in-residential-care-and-assisted-living-residents
#18
Lorraine J Phillips, Gregory F Petroski, Vicki S Conn, Marybeth Brown, Emily Leary, Linda Teri, Sheryl Zimmerman
This study examined the relationships between individual and environmental factors and physical activity, and between physical activity and functional limitations and disability in residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) residents. Participants completed questionnaires and physical performance tests, and wore the Fitbit Motion Tracker® to capture physical activity. Model fit was analyzed using two-level path models with residents nested within RC/AL settings. Model parameters were estimated using the MPlus robust maximum likelihood method...
December 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27655236/caregiving-subgroups-differences-in-the-associations-between-the-resilience-resources-and-life-satisfaction
#19
Seungyoun Kim, Bob G Knight
Using a model of resilience, this study compared the direct and indirect associations between resilience resources (sense of mastery, openness to experience, emotion regulation, and social support) and life satisfaction among caregiving subgroups (spouses, adult-children, and parents). Participants were included from the survey of Midlife in the United States (MIDUS II). Estimates of direct and indirect relationships between the resources and life satisfaction were calculated for each subgroup, and differences in the relationships between subgroups were tested...
December 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511921/a-secondary-analysis-of-sleep-quality-changes-in-older-adults-from-a-randomized-trial-of-an-mbsr-program
#20
Autumn M Gallegos, Jan Moynihan, Wilfred R Pigeon
This secondary analysis examined changes in sleep quality associated with participation in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program among healthy older adults. Data were collected at baseline, 8-weeks post-treatment, and a 6-month follow-up from adults aged ≥ 65 ( N = 200), randomly assigned to MBSR or a waitlist control. Group differences were examined using mixed analysis of covariance with repeated measures on the total Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) score. A small-sized, significant effect was found on overall sleep among MBSR participants with baseline PSQI scores > 5, indicative of a sleep disturbance, F(2, 80) = 4...
November 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
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