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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152157/self-reported-health-status-and-malnutrition-risk-in-home-dwelling-korean-older-adult-women
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Youn-Jung Son, Min-Kyung Oh, Yun-Mi Lee
The current cross-sectional study described the prevalence of malnutrition risk and identified its associated factors in home-dwelling Korean older adult women. Nutritional status was assessed by the Nutrition Screening Initiative. Multinomial logistic regression analysis determined predictors of nutritional risk. Of 168 participants (mean age = 76.34 years, SD = 6.51 years), approximately 69.6% were classified as being at moderate/high risk for malnutrition. Results showed that higher levels of physical (odds ratio [OR] = 0...
February 2, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152156/feasibility-and-utility-of-online-dementia-care-training-for-hospital-staff-the-cares-%C3%A2-dementia-friendly-hospital-%C3%A2-program
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John V Hobday, Joseph E Gaugler, Mary S Mittelman
The current project tested the feasibility and utility of the CARES® Dementia-Friendly Hospital™ (CDFH) program, a 4-module, online training program for nursing assistants (NAs) and allied hospital workers (AHWs) who provide care to individuals with dementia. A single group pretest/posttest design was used for 25 hospital NAs/AHWs, and quantitative and qualitative data were collected to determine whether NAs'/AHWs' knowledge of hospital-based dementia care significantly increased, and if CDFH was perceived as useful and acceptable...
February 2, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112355/hospital-palliative-care-teams-and-post-acute-care-in-nursing-facilities-an-integrative-review
#3
Joan G Carpenter
Although palliative care consultation teams are common in U.S. hospitals, follow up and outcomes of consultations for frail older adults discharged to nursing facilities are unclear. To summarize and critique research on the care of patients discharged to nursing facilities following a hospital-based palliative care consult, a systematic search of PubMed, CINAHL, Ageline, and PsycINFO was conducted in February 2016. Data from the articles (N = 12) were abstracted and analyzed. The results of 12 articles reflecting research conducted in five countries are presented in narrative form...
January 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112354/muscle-mechanography-a-novel-method-to-measure-muscle-function-in-older-adults
#4
Murad H Taani, Christine R Kovach, Bjoern Buehring
Muscle function decline is a commonly observed process that occurs with aging. Low muscle function, an essential component of sarcopenia, is associated with negative outcomes, including falls, fractures, and dependency. Although many tools have been developed and are used to assess muscle function in older adults, most have important limitations. Muscle mechanography is a novel method that can quantitatively assess muscle function by performing movements such as heel raises, chair rises, or jumps on a ground reaction force plate...
January 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112353/2015-2016-reviewers
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112352/response-to-the-commentary-nonpharmacological-strategies-for-patients-with-early-stage-dementia-or-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-10-year-update
#6
Kathleen C Buckwalter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112351/nonpharmacological-strategies-for-patients-with-early-stage-dementia-or-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-10-year-update
#7
Joel G Anderson, Ruth Palan Lopez, Karen M Rose, Janet K Specht
As the incidence and prevalence of early-stage Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment increases worldwide, gerontological researchers continue to examine the efficacy and effectiveness of strategies to help patients and caregivers live with the disease. Although pharmacological treatments remain the focus of much of the research, nonpharmacological strategies and approaches to care continue to gain ground as effective means of improving the health-related quality of life for this patient population...
January 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112350/10-year-milestone-for-research-in-gerontological-nursing-trends-affecting-scientific-publishing
#8
EDITORIAL
Christine R Kovach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855241/how-do-we-promote-health-from-the-words-of-african-american-older-adults-with-dementia-and-their-family-members
#9
Fayron Epps, Lisa Skemp, Janet K Specht
As population diversity increases, understanding what health promotion means to ethnically diverse older adults and their family members aids in the design of health programming. This understanding is particularly relevant for the African American population who experience a high prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). The purpose of the current study was to describe family members' definition of health, health promotion activities (HPAs), barriers to HPAs, and the perceived effectiveness of HPAs for African American older adults with ADRD...
November 1, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855240/identifying-critical-factors-in-determining-discharge-readiness-from-skilled-home-health-an-interprofessional-perspective
#10
Melissa O'Connor, Helene Moriarty, Rose Madden-Baer, Kathryn H Bowles
A lack of readiness for discharge from skilled home health can result in adverse events among older adults. The purpose of the current study was to explore interprofessional home health clinician perceptions of the factors they consider important to determine readiness for discharge among skilled home health recipients. A qualitative descriptive study was conducted using four focus groups among 32 interprofessional clinicians from one large skilled home health agency and two telephone interviews with home visiting physicians...
November 1, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855239/top-10-list-for-building-team-science
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EDITORIAL
Karen M Rose, Joel G Anderson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665755/predicting-off-label-antipsychotic-medication-use-in-a-randomly-selected-nursing-home-sample-based-on-resident-and-facility-characteristics
#12
William E Mansbach, Ryan A Mace, Kristen M Clark, Isabella M Firth, Jacqueline K Breeden
Reducing off-label antipsychotic medication use for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in nursing home residents has been a centerpiece of government regulation, but without insight into utilization differences based on resident and facility characteristics. To examine whether resident and facility characteristics can predict off-label antipsychotic medication treatment for BPSD, residents prescribed antipsychotic medication (N = 216) from 17 Maryland nursing facilities were randomly selected...
November 1, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665753/modes-of-decision-making-used-by-nursing-home-residents-and-their-families-when-confronted-with-potential-hospital-readmission
#13
Ruth M Tappen, Deborah Elkins, Sarah Worch, MaryAnn Weglinski
The purpose of the current study was to characterize the decision-making processes used by nursing home (NH) residents and their families when confronted with an acute change in condition and the choice of transfer to the hospital or treatment in the NH. Using cognitive task analysis, 96 residents and 75 family members from 19 NHs were asked how they would make this choice. Fifty-one residents (53%) and 61 family members (81%) used a deliberative mode characterized by seeking information and weighing risks and benefits...
November 1, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665756/falls-and-fall-prevention-in-older-adults-with-early-stage-dementia-an-integrative-review
#14
Helen W Lach, Barbara E Harrison, Sutthida Phongphanngam
Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early-stage dementia have an increased risk of falling, with risks to their health and quality of life. The purpose of the current integrative review was to evaluate evidence on fall risk and fall prevention in this population. Studies were included if they examined falls or fall risk factors in older adults with MCI or early-stage dementia, or reported interventions in this population; 40 studies met criteria. Evidence supports the increased risk of falls in individuals even in the early stages of dementia or MCI, and changes in gait, balance, and fear of falling that may be related to this increased fall risk...
September 23, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665754/effects-of-support-groups-for-individuals-with-early-stage-dementia-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-an-integrative-review
#15
Ying-Ling Jao, Fayron Epps, Caroline McDermott, Karen M Rose, Janet K Specht
Support groups have demonstrated promising outcomes for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early-stage dementia (ESD) in previous literature reviews. However, evidence has not been updated since 2007. The current review aimed to update current evidence on the use and effects of support groups for individuals with MCI and ESD and their care partners. A literature search was conducted in seven databases and 18 eligible research articles were retrieved. Support groups showed positive impacts on participant acceptance of cognitive impairment; performance and satisfaction of meaningful activity; resilience; self-help; and care partner coping self-efficacy, perceived support, and preparation and task effectiveness...
September 23, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665752/driving-in-early-stage-alzheimer-s-disease-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
#16
Rebecca L Davis, Jennifer M Ohman
One of the most difficult decisions for individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is when to stop driving. Because driving is a fundamental activity linked to socialization, independent functioning, and well-being, making the decision to stop driving is not easy. Cognitive decline in older adults can lead to getting lost while driving, difficulty detecting and avoiding hazards, as well as increased errors while driving due to compromised judgment and difficulty in making decisions. The purpose of the current literature review was to synthesize evidence regarding how individuals with early-stage AD, their families, and providers make determinations about driving safety, interventions to increase driving safety, and methods to assist cessation and coping for individuals with early-stage AD...
September 23, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637112/screening-for-frailty-in-hospitalized-older-adults-reliability-and-feasibility-of-the-maastricht-frailty-screening-tool-for-hospitalized-patients-mfst-hp
#17
Ron M J Warnier, Erik van Rossum, Jannic A A van Leendert, Noor A T Pijls, Wubbo J Mulder, Jos M G A Schols, Gertrudis I J M Kempen
As nurses in hospitals are confronted with increasing numbers of older patients, their geriatric nursing skills and knowledge must be integrated into daily clinical practice. Early risk identification via screening tools may help improve geriatric care. To reduce the assessment burden of nurses, the Maastricht Frailty Screening Tool for Hospitalized Patients (MFST-HP) was developed. The aim of the current study was to explore aspects of reliability, validity, and feasibility of the MFST-HP. Intrarater reliability was assessed by measuring patients two times within 24 hours...
September 1, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637111/effect-of-stimulative-and-sedative-music-videos-on-depressive-symptoms-and-physiological-relaxation-in-older-adults-a-pilot-study
#18
Chiung-Yu Huang, Yuan-Mei Hsieh, Hui-Ling Lai
Music has been found to improve depressive symptoms and relaxation. However, few studies related to this issue have been conducted using music videos (MVs). The aim was to compare the effects of stimulative and sedative MVs on depressive symptoms and physiological relaxation (i.e., electromyography, heart rate variability, and skin conductance) in older adults with depressive symptoms. Using a 2-week crossover design, interventions alternated between watching a stimulative and sedative MV and vice versa. Each intervention lasted for 30 minutes on 1 day during the first week, and was then alternated to another intervention for 1 day during the following week...
September 1, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637110/handling-those-pesky-statistical-outliers
#19
EDITORIAL
Christine R Kovach, Weiming Ke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27264044/the-relationship-between-reminiscence-functions-optimism-depressive-symptoms-physical-activity-and-pain-in-older-adults
#20
Deborah Dillon McDonald, Juliette M Shellman, Lindsey Graham, Lisa Harrison
The study purpose was to examine the association between reminiscence functions, optimism, depressive symptoms, physical activity, and pain in older adults with chronic lower extremity osteoarthritis pain. One hundred ninety-five community-dwelling adults were interviewed using the Modified Reminiscence Functions Scale, Brief Pain Inventory, Life Orientation Test-Revised, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Short Depression Scale, and Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly in random counterbalanced order. Structural equation modeling supported chronic pain as positively associated with depressive symptoms and comorbidities and unrelated to physical activity...
September 1, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
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