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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936141/social-frailty-in-older-adults-a-scoping-review
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S Bunt, N Steverink, J Olthof, C P van der Schans, J S M Hobbelen
Social frailty is a rather unexplored concept. In this paper, the concept of social frailty among older people is explored utilizing a scoping review. In the first stage, 42 studies related to social frailty of older people were compiled from scientific databases and analyzed. In the second stage, the findings of this literature were structured using the social needs concept of Social Production Function theory. As a result, it was concluded that social frailty can be defined as a continuum of being at risk of losing, or having lost, resources that are important for fulfilling one or more basic social needs during the life span...
September 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936140/elderly-women-living-alone-in-spain-the-importance-of-having-children
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David Reher, Miguel Requena
Our goal in this paper is to analyse the extent to which completed fertility, and in particular childlessness, is a valid predictor of living alone at advanced ages, an increasingly important residential option in advanced societies with crucial implications for social policy design and the organization of welfare services. Based on micro-data from the 2011 Spanish population census, logistic regression techniques are used to assess the impact of fertility on living alone among elderly women net the effect of age, marital status, educational attainment, and other standard population controls...
September 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936139/does-active-ageing-contribute-to-life-satisfaction-for-older-people-testing-a-new-model-of-active-ageing
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Sara Marsillas, Liesbeth De Donder, Tinie Kardol, Sofie van Regenmortel, Sarah Dury, Dorien Brosens, An-Sofie Smetcoren, Teresa Braña, Jesús Varela
Several debates have emerged across the literature about the conceptualisation of active ageing. The aim of this study is to develop a model of the construct that is focused on the individual, including different elements of people's lives that have the potential to be modified by intervention programs. Moreover, the paper examines the contributions of active ageing to life satisfaction, as well as the possible predictive role of coping styles on active ageing. For this purpose, a representative sample of 404 Galician (Spain) community-dwelling older adults (aged ≥60 years) were interviewed using a structured survey...
September 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936138/prevalence-and-overlap-of-disease-management-program-diseases-in-older-hospitalized-patients
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Helle Gybel Juul-Larsen, Janne Petersen, Ditte Maria Sivertsen, Ove Andersen
Many countries, like Denmark, have tailored Disease Management Programs (DMPs) based on patients having single chronic diseases [defined institutionally as "program diseases" (PDs)], which can complicate treatment for those with multiple chronic diseases. The aims of this study were (a) to assess the prevalence and overlap among acutely hospitalized older medical patients of PDs defined by the DMPs, and (b) to examine transitions between different departments during hospitalization and mortality and readmission within two time intervals among patients with the different PDs...
September 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936137/age-related-changes-in-auditory-processing-and-speech-perception-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-analyses
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Harvey Babkoff, Leah Fostick
Age-related differences in speech perception have been shown in previous cross-sectional studies to be related to auditory temporal processing. We examined this association in both cross-sectional and longitudinal designs, controlling for age-related changes in hearing sensitivity and cognitive ability. Fifty-eight participants were tested in two phases. In phase 1, ages ranged between 22 and 82 years. Phase 2 occurred seven years later. In both phases, participants performed auditory processing tasks, speech perception tests, and cognitive tasks...
September 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936136/older-adults-preferences-for-formal-social-support-of-autonomy-and-dependence-in-pain-development-and-validation-of-a-scale
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Sónia F Bernardes, Marta Matos, Liesbet Goubert
Chronic pain among older adults is common and often disabling. Pain-related formal social support (e.g., provided by staff at day-care centers, nursing homes), and the extent to which it promotes functional autonomy or dependence, plays a significant role in the promotion of older adults' ability to engage in their daily activities. Assessing older adults' preferences for pain-related social support for functional autonomy or dependence could contribute to increase formal social support responsiveness to individuals' needs...
September 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936135/can-peer-education-improve-beliefs-knowledge-motivation-and-intention-to-engage-in-falls-prevention-amongst-community-dwelling-older-adults
#7
Linda A M Khong, Richard G Berlach, Keith D Hill, Anne-Marie Hill
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of delivering a contemporary peer-led falls prevention education presentation on community-dwelling older adults' beliefs, knowledge, motivation and intention to engage in falls prevention strategies. A two-group quasi-experimental pre-test-post-test study using a convenience sample was conducted. A new falls prevention training package for peer educators was developed, drawing on contemporary adult learning and behaviour change principles. A 1-h presentation was delivered to community-dwelling older adults by peer educators trained with the new package (intervention group)...
September 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936134/cost-effectiveness-of-an-intervention-focused-on-reducing-bathing-disability
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Magnus Zingmark, Ingeborg Nilsson, Fredrik Norström, Klas Göran Sahlén, Lars Lindholm
The onset of bathing disability among older people is critical for a decline in functioning and has implications for both the individuals' quality of life and societal costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term cost effectiveness of an intervention targeting bathing disability among older people. For hypothetical cohorts of community-dwelling older people with bathing disability, transitions between states of dependency and death were modelled over 8 years including societal costs. A five-state Markov model based on states of dependency was used to evaluate Quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and costs from a societal perspective...
September 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936133/migrants-decision-process-shaping-work-destination-choice-the-case-of-long-term-care-work-in-the-united-kingdom-and-norway
#9
Karen Christensen, Shereen Hussein, Mohamed Ismail
Escalating demands for formal long-term care (LTC) result in the reliance on migrant workers in many developed countries. Within Europe, this is currently framed by progressive European immigration policies favouring inter-European mobility. Using the UK and Norway as case studies, this article has two main aims: (1) to document changes in the contribution of European Union (EU) migrants to the LTC sectors in Western Europe, and (2) to gain further understanding of migrants' decision-processes relating to destination and work choices...
September 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936132/architectural-style-and-green-spaces-predict-older-adults-evaluations-of-residential-facilities
#10
Veronica Cerina, Ferdinando Fornara, Sara Manca
The purpose of this study was to analyse the effects of residential facilities' design features on older adults' psychosocial responses. Participants (N = 192) were over 65-year-old residents who were randomly exposed to different experimental scenarios concerning a hypothetical residential facility for older adults, using a 3 × 2 between-subjects design (i.e. home-like vs. hotel-like vs. usual-standard architectural style; presence vs. absence of green spaces). After the experimental session, participants were asked to fill in a questionnaire that measured their attitudes towards short- and long-term relocation, anticipated residential satisfaction with the facility, and feelings of broken home attachment...
September 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804401/being-slower-feeling-older-experimentally-induced-cognitive-aging-experiences-have-limited-impact-on-subjective-age
#11
Martina Gabrian, Hans-Werner Wahl
Initial experimental research has shown that subjective age may change in response to induced aging experiences, but replication and extension are needed. The present study investigates if age-related cognitive gain or loss experiences evoke decreases/increases in subjective age. A multidimensional subjective age measure was used to explore domain-specific internalization effects. 78 individuals aged 59-70 years were randomly assigned to two experimental conditions and a control group. Participants took a cognitive attention test and received gain-oriented feedback on their accuracy or loss-oriented feedback on their processing speed...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804400/differential-age-related-changes-in-localizing-a-target-among-distractors-across-an-extended-visual-field
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Jing Feng, Fergus I M Craik, Brian Levine, Sylvain Moreno, Gary Naglie, HeeSun Choi
Age differences in the spatial distribution of attention over a wide field of view have only been described in terms of the spatial extent, leaving the topographical aspect unexplored. This study examined age differences between younger and older adults in good general health in an important topographical characteristic, the asymmetry between the upper and lower visual fields. In Experiment 1, we found age differences across the entire attentional visual field. In addition, age differences were greater in the upper compared to the lower field...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804399/care-service-use-in-2-years-preceding-suicide-among-older-adults-comparison-with-those-who-died-a-natural-death-and-those-who-lived-longer
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Leena Forma, Mari Aaltonen, Jutta Pulkki, Jani Raitanen, Pekka Rissanen, Marja Jylhä
The aim of the study is (1) to describe and analyse health and social service use and medicine purchases in the last 2 years of life among older adults who died by suicide and (2) to compare use and purchases between three groups: those who died by suicide, died a natural death or who lived longer. Nation-wide Finnish register data were used. The data consist of 316,639 decedents who died at the age of 70 years or older in 1998-2008 and 222,967 people who lived longer. Use of hospital, long-term care and home care, and the purchase of prescribed psychotropic medications were studied for the 2-year period...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804398/the-transfer-of-skills-from-cognitive-and-physical-training-to-activities-of-daily-living-a-randomised-controlled-study
#14
Magdalena Hagovska, Iveta Nagyova
Ageing is associated with the deterioration of all cognitive functions, including attention, memory and psychomotor speed. It has not yet been clearly confirmed whether the effects of cognitive and physical interventions can improve activities of daily living (ADL). This study compared the effectiveness of cognitive and physical training on cognitive functions and the transfer to ADL. Eighty older people with mild cognitive impairment (mean age 67.07 ± 4.3 years) were randomly divided into an experimental group (n = 40) and a control group (n = 40)...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804397/impact-of-depression-and-anxiety-disorders-on-adherence-to-oral-hypoglycemics-in-older-adults-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-canada
#15
Lia Gentil, Helen-Maria Vasiliadis, Djamal Berbiche, Michel Préville
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing in Canada, and nonadherence to oral hypoglycemics is a common problem among older adults. This study aims to document the impact of depression and anxiety disorders on adherence to oral hypoglycemics in older adults with diabetes mellitus. Data used in this study came from the longitudinal Quebec survey on senior's health (Enquête sur la Santé des Ainés), using a representative sample of 2811 older adults aged 65 and over. The final sample for analysis consisted of 301 patients who received oral hypoglycemic pharmacotherapy...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579936/validation-of-abridged-mini-mental-state-examination-scales-using-population-based-data-from-sweden-and-usa
#16
Malin Christina Ericsson, Margaret Gatz, Ingemar Kåreholt, Marti G Parker, Stefan Fors
The objective of this study is to validate two abridged versions of the mini-mental state examination (MMSE): one intended for use in face-to-face interviews, and the other developed for telephonic interviews, using data from Sweden and the US to validate the abridged scales against dementia diagnoses as well as to compare their performance to that of the full MMSE scale. The abridged versions were based on eight domains from the original MMSE scale. The domains included in the MMSE-SF were registration, orientation, delayed recall, attention, and visual spatial ability...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579935/smoking-cessation-among-european-older-adults-the-contributions-of-marital-and-employment-transitions-by-gender
#17
Sergi Trias-Llimós, Magdalena M Muszyńska, Antonio D Cámara, Fanny Janssen
Knowledge about the potential effects of stressful events on smoking cessation is helpful for the design of health interventions. Previous studies on this topic tended to group together adults of all ages and of both genders. We investigate the contribution of marital and employment losses on smoking cessation by gender, specifically among older adults in Europe. We used panel data from waves 4 (2011) and 5 (2013) of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe for 3345 male and 3115 female smokers at baseline aged 50 and over from 13 countries...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579934/caring-too-much-lack-of-public-services-to-older-people-reduces-attendance-at-work-among-their-children
#18
Heidi Gautun, Christopher Bratt
The need to provide care for older people can put a strain on their adult children, potentially interfering with their work attendance. We tested the hypothesis that public care for older people (nursing homes or home care services) would moderate the association between having an older parent in need of care and reduced work attendance among the adult children. The analysis used data from a survey of Norwegian employees aged 45-65 (N = 529). Institutional care for older people in need of care (i.e. nursing homes) was associated with improved work attendance among their children-their daughters in particular...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579933/changes-in-admission-to-long-term-care-institutions-in-the-netherlands-comparing-two-cohorts-over-the-period-1996-1999-and-2006-2009
#19
Peter Alders, Hannie C Comijs, Dorly J H Deeg
Using data from two cohorts, we examine to what extent a decline in institutional care in the Netherlands is associated with changes in the need for care and/or societal factors. We compared older adults, aged 65-89, who were admitted to a long-term care (LTC) institution in the period 1996-1999 and 2006-2009. Using the Andersen model, we tested per block of predisposing, enabling and need factors, which factors were significant predictors of admission to institutional care. With a Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition regression, we decomposed the difference in admission to an LTC institution between the period 1996-1999 and 2006-2009 into a part that is due to differences in health needs and other factors such as effect of policy, social values, and technology...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579932/oral-health-related-quality-of-life-and-loneliness-among-older-adults
#20
Patrick Rouxel, Anja Heilmann, Panayotes Demakakos, Jun Aida, Georgios Tsakos, Richard G Watt
Loneliness is a serious concern in aging populations. The key risk factors include poor health, depression, poor material circumstances, and low social participation and social support. Oral disease and tooth loss have a significant negative impact on the quality of life and well-being of older adults. However, there is a lack of studies relating oral health to loneliness. This study investigated the association between oral health-related quality of life (through the use of the oral impact on daily performances-OIDP-measure) and loneliness amongst older adults living in England...
June 2017: European Journal of Ageing
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