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Australasian Journal on Ageing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319325/transitions-to-and-from-long-term-care-facilities-and-length-of-completed-stay-reuse-of-population-based-survey-data
#1
Joanna B Broad, Thomas Lumley, Toni Ashton, Peter B Davis, Michal Boyd, Martin J Connolly
OBJECTIVE: This article estimates length of completed stay and resident transitions for RAC residents over 12 months in Auckland. METHODS: Data from a census-type survey of nursing home residents (n = 6816) were linked with national mortality data. Transitions described include entry to residential aged care (RAC), movement between RAC facilities and deaths. RESULTS: When reweighted for missing data and adjusted for length bias, an estimated 9676 residents (95% CI 8368-10 985) used care over a 12-month period...
March 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319319/association-between-religious-practice-and-risk-of-depression-in-older-people-in-the-subacute-setting
#2
Alice Lac, Nicole Austin, Renata Lemke, Suma Poojary, Peter Hunter
OBJECTIVE: To identify the association between religious practice and risk of depression in older people admitted to a subacute hospital. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 100 patients aged ≥65 years with Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores ≥24 consecutively admitted to a subacute hospital. Religious practice was measured using the Duke University Religion Index and risk of depression using the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)...
March 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319313/co-creating-a-peer-education-program-to-improve-skin-health-in-older-people-from-diverse-communities-an-innovation-in-health-promotion
#3
Rajna Ogrin, Kathleen Brasher, Jessica Occleston, Jennifer Byrne
OBJECTIVE: Chronic wounds, debilitating and costly to manage, are more common in older people. Prevention is possible through improving skin health. We developed, implemented and evaluated an innovative health promotion program to improve skin health of older adults. METHODS: A one-hour, peer education program was co-created and delivered to culturally diverse community-dwelling older people. A mixed-methods evaluation approach comprised objective measures of skin health and barrier function at commencement and six weeks posteducation, and focus groups posteducation...
March 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319312/exploratory-study-of-australian-aged-care-staff-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-later-life-sexuality
#4
Yung-Hui Chen, Cindy Jones, Debora Osborne
OBJECTIVE: To explore aged care staff knowledge and attitudes towards later life sexuality and attitudes about intimacy in people with dementia. METHODS: Fifty-two care staff working in two aged care facilities with secure dementia care units were recruited. Knowledge and attitudes on later life sexuality and attitudes towards later life sexuality in people with dementia were surveyed using the Aging Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Scale and the selected eight items of the Staff Attitudes about Intimacy and Dementia, respectively...
March 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272777/work-after-age-65-a-prospective-study-of-australian-men-and-women
#5
Tazeen Majeed, Peta M Forder, Meredith Tavener, Kha Vo, Julie Byles
OBJECTIVE: This study describes hours in paid work for Australian men and women aged over 65, focusing on associations between work and education. METHODS: Data were analysed separately for men and women, from baseline and first follow-up surveys of the 45 and Up Study. Generalised estimating equation models were used to identify associations between work, education and other factors over time. RESULTS: The odds of doing paid work increased with higher education level and decreased with time, age, poorer physical function and having health conditions (high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and breast cancer)...
March 8, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258607/integrative-review-of-older-adult-loneliness-and-social-isolation-in-aotearoa-new-zealand
#6
REVIEW
Valerie A Wright-St Clair, Stephen Neville, Vanessa Forsyth, Lindsey White, Sara Napier
OBJECTIVE: To conduct an integrative review of empirical studies of loneliness for older people in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Loneliness is a risk factor for older people's poor physical and cognitive health, serious illness and mortality. A national survey showed loneliness rates vary by gender and ethnicity. METHODS: A systematic search of health and social science databases was conducted. Of 21 scrutinised articles, nine were eligible for inclusion and subjected to independent quality appraisal...
March 4, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211188/health-status-health-behaviours-and-anxiety-symptoms-of-older-male-caregivers-findings-from-the-concord-health-and-ageing-in-men-project
#7
Chen-Chun Shu, Robert G Cumming, Hal L Kendig, Fiona M Blyth, Louise M Waite, David G Le Couteur, David J Handelsman, Vasi Naganathan
OBJECTIVE: To explore differences between older male caregivers and non-caregivers on health status, health behaviours and well-being, including symptoms of anxiety. METHODS: Data were collected through self-completed questionnaires and face-to-face interviews with 1705 community living men aged ≥70 in the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. RESULTS: Eleven per cent of older men were caregivers, of whom 81.7% were looking after their wives or partners...
February 16, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191735/caregiving-related-needs-of-family-caregivers-of-older-singaporeans
#8
Shweta Ajay, Truls Østbye, Rahul Malhotra
AIM: To describe the extent and correlates of caregiving-related needs among family caregivers of Singaporeans aged 75+ with ≥1 activity of daily living limitations (care-recipients). METHODS: National survey data of 1181 care-recipient/caregiver dyads were used. Caregiver's report (yes/no) of 16 needs was assessed. Care-recipient and caregiver correlates of each need were determined through logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: Caregiving-related needs were expressed by 42...
February 13, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121067/ageing-doctors
#9
Steven Lillis, Eleanor Milligan
Doctors are neither more nor less susceptible than the general population to the effects of ageing. The relevance of deterioration with age depends on the nature of the work undertaken. Reduced muscle strength and visual and auditory deterioration can compromise clinical ability. Accumulation of chronic disease further reduces capacity. Cognitive decline is of particular importance, as good medical care requires considerable cognitive function. Patient safety is paramount, yet older doctors are an important part of the medical workforce and their value should be recognised...
January 25, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116767/the-effectiveness-of-environment-assessment-tools-to-guide-refurbishment-of-australian-residential-aged-care-facilities-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Samantha Neylon, Caroline Bulsara, Anne-Marie Hill
OBJECTIVE: To determine applicability of environment assessment tools in guiding minor refurbishments of Australian residential aged care facilities. METHOD: Studies conducted in residential aged care settings using assessment tools which address the physical environment were eligible for inclusion in a systematic review. Given these studies are limited, tools which have not yet been utilised in research settings were also included. Tools were analysed using a critical appraisal screen...
January 24, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297132/vitamin-d-bones-and-muscle-myth-versus-reality
#11
REVIEW
Gustavo Duque, Robin M Daly, Kerrie Sanders, Douglas P Kiel
OBJECTIVES: Evidence regarding the efficacy and dosing of vitamin D on fall and fracture prevention, with or without calcium, is characterised by uncertainty. METHODS: A panel of experts was organised at the First Australasian Conference on Sarcopenia and Frailty in Melbourne, Australia, in November 2016 to provide an interpretation of the current evidence and to give their opinions regarding the supplementation of vitamin D in three hypothetical cases. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The authors conclude that (i) target serum 25(OH)D concentration should be 50 to 60 nmol/L year round, with a conservative upper limit <100 nmol/L; (ii) change in serum concentrations at any given dose is highly variable among individuals; (iii) dosing interval may need to be <2 months to have a continuous benefit; (iv) a loading dose can raise levels to target quickly, but there is no evidence yet that this has any positive effect on falls or fracture outcomes; and (v) a maintenance dose of 1000 IU/day, or given as an equivalent dose weekly or monthly, is sufficient for most individuals...
March 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297131/introduction-to-abstracts-presented-at-the-first-australia-and-new-zealand-conference-on-sarcopenia-and-frailty-research
#12
Gustavo Duque
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March 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297130/first-australia-and-new-zealand-conference-on-sarcopenia-and-frailty-research-11-12-november-2016-pullman-melbourne-albert-park-victoria
#13
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March 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933747/mental-health-and-well-being-in-older-people-butler-s-three-constructs-of-ageism-in-australasian-journal-on-ageing
#14
EDITORIAL
Sue Malta, Colleen Doyle
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December 2016: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933745/corrigendum
#15
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December 2016: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933744/neurolaw-and-banks-v-goodfellow-1870-guidance-for-the-assessment-of-testamentary-capacity-today
#16
Hayley Bennett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933743/where-is-australasian-journal-on-ageing-being-read
#17
EDITORIAL
Lynne Parkinson, Jane Sims
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933742/ethics-of-care-in-technology-design
#18
LETTER
Oliver Burmeister
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641536/evaluation-of-the-introduction-of-the-osce-to-the-fifth-year-geriatric-medicine-teaching-programme
#19
Andrew Vanlint, Khai Loon Tam, Solomon Yu, Renuka Visvanathan
AIM: An Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) was integrated into the assessment for senior medical students undertaking a 4.5-week geriatric medicine teaching block at one campus. The feasibility and acceptability of an OSCE were examined. METHODS: Students completed eight questions regarding the OSCE using a 6-point Likert scale and two additional questions, using free text, highlighting the strengths and potential areas for improvement. Changes were made every 6 months over a two-year period in response to student evaluation...
December 2016: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616138/higher-charlson-comorbidity-index-scores-do-not-influence-functional-independence-measure-score-gains-in-older-rehabilitation-patients
#20
Sarah Bernard, Charles Inderjeeth, Warren Raymond
AIM: To assess the effect of age-adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) score on Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score gain in older rehabilitation patients. METHODS: This prospective cohort study observed 306 older rehabilitation patients admitted to a secondary hospital between February and April 2015. Groups were compared using CCI score cut-offs of ≤4, 5-6 and ≥ 7. RESULTS: Complete FIM data were available for 280 patients...
December 2016: Australasian Journal on Ageing
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