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Australasian Journal on Ageing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639430/talking-to-healthcare-providers-about-sex-in-later-life-findings-from-a-qualitative-study-with-older-australian-men-and-women
#1
Bianca Fileborn, Anthony Lyons, Wendy Heywood, Sharron Hinchliff, Sue Malta, Briony Dow, Graham Brown, Catherine Barrett, Victor Minichiello
OBJECTIVE: Healthcare providers (HCPs) can play an important role in supporting the sexual health of older adults; however, we know little about the experiences of older people in talking to HCPs about sex. This article examines older adults' experiences and perceptions of talking to HCPs about sex. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 30 men and 23 women aged 60 and older recruited from a national, online survey of older Australians. Data were analysed using a thematic approach...
June 22, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639293/-although-we-re-isolated-we-re-not-really-isolated-the-value-of-information-and-communication-technology-for-older-people-in-rural-australia
#2
Turi Berg, Rachel Winterton, Maree Petersen, Jeni Warburton
OBJECTIVE: Drawing from a larger study that identified the supports and services that facilitate wellness among older people from rural communities, this study examined the specific contribution made by information and communication technology (ICT). METHODS: Qualitative interviews were undertaken with 60 older adults from six Australian rural areas. A preliminary thematic analysis was conducted, followed by a higher-order inductive analysis. RESULTS: Information and communication technology use was discussed in terms of individual enrichment, and in terms of enabling connections between the individual and their social networks, community and wider service environments...
June 22, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631285/quality-assurance-of-falls-reduction-in-an-orthopaedic-ward-using-a-novel-bedside-trolley-table-set-up-strategy
#3
Shuang Quan Chan, Marianne Wadsley, Sue Ferriere
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a novel bedside trolley table set-up decreased inpatient falls (IF) postintervention. METHODS: From December 2012 to December 2014, geriatric patients admitted to our orthopaedic ward with extreme falls risk had a bedside trolley placed between them and a floor sensor mat to give responders more time to prevent IF. Pre- and postintervention falls data was reviewed for falls reduction using falls per month as comparison standard. IF were classified as high or low/medium risk using St Thomas's Risk Assessment Tool In Falling Elderly inpatients (STRATIFY) scoring...
June 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620919/meaningful-use-of-computers-has-a-potential-therapeutic-and-preventative-role-in-dementia-care-a-systematic-review
#4
REVIEW
Jimmy Liapis, Katherine E Harding
OBJECTIVE: Personal computers provide an increasingly accessible resource for leisure, social engagement and activities of daily living. This systematic review aimed to explore preventative or therapeutic benefits of such technology in people at risk of, or living with, dementia. METHODS: A systematic search of health databases combined key concepts of dementia and computer use. Inclusion criteria were applied, studies appraised for quality and results synthesised descriptively...
June 15, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573702/examining-coping-style-and-the-relationship-between-stress-and-subjective-well-being-in-australia-s-sandwich-generation
#5
Jade E Gillett, Dimity A Crisp
OBJECTIVE: The sandwich generation represents adults, often in midlife, who care for both children and ageing parents/relatives. While the stress they experience has received some attention, little research has investigated the subjective well-being (SWB) of this population. This study examined the relationship between perceived stress and SWB and the moderating effect of coping style. METHODS: Ninety-three participants (80 women), aged 23-63 years, completed an online survey measuring perceived stress, coping strategies, life satisfaction and positive and negative affect...
June 2, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547935/malnutrition-risk-of-older-people-across-district-health-board-community-hospital-and-residential-care-settings-in-new-zealand
#6
Carol Wham, Emily Fraser, Julia Buhs-Catterall, Rebecca Watkin, Cheryl Gammon, Jacqui Allen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of malnutrition risk in older people across three settings. METHODS: Older people living in the community or newly admitted to hospital or residential care were assessed for malnutrition risk using the validated Mini-Nutritional Assessment - Short Form and dysphagia risk using the Eating Assessment Tool-10. Demographic, physical and health data were collected. RESULTS: Of 167 participants, 23% were malnourished and 35% were at high risk of malnutrition...
May 25, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547921/projections-of-the-number-of-australians-with-disability-aged-65-and-over-eligible-for-the-national-disability-insurance-scheme-2017-2026
#7
Nicholas Biddle, Heather Crawford
OBJECTIVE: To develop projections of the size of the Australian population aged 65 years and over eligible for disability support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for the decade following its introduction, to support planning and costing of the scheme. METHODS: We estimate disability and mortality transition probabilities and develop projections of the NDIS-eligible, ageing population from 2017 to 2026. RESULTS: An estimated 8000 men and 10 200 women aged 65 years and over will be eligible for support through the NDIS in 2017 (the scheme's first full year), increasing to 48 800 men and 56 900 women in 2026...
May 25, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519903/functional-neuroimaging-offers-insights-into-delirium-pathophysiology-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Lucy Haggstrom, Robert Welschinger, Gideon A Caplan
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review describes the current functional neuroimaging literature in delirium, discusses pathophysiological implications of these results and highlights areas for further study. METHODS: In accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, an extensive search of medical databases was undertaken, identifying eighteen studies of variable quality and design suitable for inclusion. RESULTS: Functional neuroimaging has highlighted significant abnormalities during delirium, with disturbances in cerebral haemodynamics and functional connectivity potentially playing a key role in delirium pathophysiology...
May 18, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480602/nursing-students-death-anxiety-and-fear-towards-dementia-patients
#9
Ellen L McKenzie, Patricia M Brown
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the relationship between death anxiety (DA) and fear towards patients according to the age and illness of the patient. METHODS: A sample of 94 undergraduate nursing students from an Australian university were presented with a hypothetical patient, who varied by age (29 years or 71 years) and illness (arthritis, cancer or dementia). They then completed measures of DA and fear towards the patient. RESULTS: Older patients with dementia were associated with higher DA compared to all other conditions...
May 8, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480623/differences-in-emergency-ambulance-demand-between-older-adults-living-in-residential-aged-care-facilities-and-those-living-in-the-community-in-melbourne-australia
#10
Kate Cantwell, Amee Morgans, Karen Smith, Michael Livingston, Paul Dietze
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation and temporal variation in ambulance service cases involving patients aged 65 years or older (older adults) from residential aged care facilities and those who are community dwelling (CD). METHODS: This study used four years of electronic case records from Ambulance Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Trigonometric regression was used to analyse demand patterns. RESULTS: Residential aged care facility cases included proportionally more falls and infection-related problems and fewer circulatory-related incidents than CD cases...
May 7, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449217/job-satisfaction-and-intention-to-stay-within-community-and-residential-aged-care-employees
#11
Katrina Radford, Ellen Meissner
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the different facets of job satisfaction that influence community care and residential care employees' intention to stay in the aged care workforce. METHODS: A survey of four organisations in Australia was undertaken. t-Tests were conducted to analyse differences between groups. Regression analyses were performed to examine the factors influencing intentions to stay in the workforce. RESULTS: Community care workers were more satisfied with various facets of job satisfaction including work on their present job, supervision, people in their present job and the job in general...
April 27, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432710/medical-students-perceptions-of-the-importance-of-exercise-and-their-perceived-competence-in-prescribing-exercise-to-older-people
#12
Agathe Daria Jadczak, Khai Loon Tam, Solomon Yu, Renuka Visvanathan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of a 4.5-week geriatric medicine course on fifth year medical students' perception of the importance of and their competence in prescribing exercise to older people. METHODS: The modified Exercise and Physical Activity Competence Questionnaire was administered to 81 students before and after the course. Scores ranged from 0 to 6. One open-ended question about perceived barriers to exercise prescription was asked. RESULTS: Students' perceptions of the importance of designing an exercise prescription (P = 0...
April 22, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374505/improving-the-sexual-lives-of-older-australians-perspectives-from-a-qualitative-study
#13
Bianca Fileborn, Anthony Lyons, Sharron Hinchliff, Graham Brown, Wendy Heywood, Briony Dow, Sue Malta, Victor Minichiello
OBJECTIVE: To examine older Australian's perspectives on how their sexual lives can best be supported and/or improved. METHODS: Fifty-three, semi-structured interviews were conducted with Australian men (n = 30) and women (n = 23) aged 60 and over. RESULTS: Participants identified a range of key issues and areas where their sexual lives could be further supported or improved upon, including normalising the occurrence of sex and sexual desire in later life; increasing and improving on the quality of, cultural representations of older adults; introducing policy, educational and practice-based changes in age care facilities to support the consensual sexual expression of residents; and ensuring that sexual health campaigns and education are inclusive of older people...
April 3, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371118/community-demographics-socio-economic-and-health-status-among-older-australian-residents-of-japanese-origin-living-in-new-south-wales-australia
#14
Yuriko Watanabe, Kazuma Honda
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe demographic and socio-economic characteristics and to assess baseline health status and care needs among Japanese residents aged 60 years and over living in New South Wales, Australia. METHODS: A postal questionnaire was used to survey older community-dwelling Japanese residents recruited from a number of different sources. RESULTS: Eighty-two residents responded to the questionnaire (mean age: 70.5 years, range 60-85), and 56 (68...
April 2, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635097/new-ideas-for-old-concerns-d-prinsley-australian-scholarly-publishing-melbourne-2013-isbn-9781925003451-paperback-a-34-95
#15
Michael Bauer, Yvonne Wells
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635096/what-happens-to-your-submission-at-australasian-journal-on-ageing
#16
EDITORIAL
Lynne Parkinson, Jane Sims
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635095/age-discrimination-in-the-workplace-the-more-things-change-%C3%A2
#17
Kate O'Loughlin, Hal Kendig, Rafat Hussain, Lisa Cannon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635094/is-there-anything-to-worry-about
#18
Gerard Byrne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635093/role-of-art-centres-for-aboriginal-australians-living-with-dementia-in-remote-communities
#19
Melissa Lindeman, Paulene Mackell, Xiaoping Lin, Annie Farthing, Heather Jensen, Maree Meredith, Betty Haralambous
OBJECTIVE: To explore the role art centres in remote communities play for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living with dementia. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was undertaken, with no restrictions on articles regarding year of publication. RESULTS: Art programmes have been found to be of benefit to both people living with dementia and their carers, particularly when programmes are administered in environments that are culturally revered...
June 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635092/well-being-of-older-aboriginal-australians-the-importance-of-keeping-spirit-strong
#20
Kate Smith, Lianne Gilchrist
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
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