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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882247/living-on-the-edge-social-exclusion-and-the-receipt-of-informal-care-in-older-people
#1
Lena Dahlberg, Kevin J McKee
Older people have been identified as being at risk of social exclusion. However, despite the fact that care is commonly required in later life and the majority of that care is provided by informal carers, a connection between social exclusion and informal care-receipt has rarely been considered. The aim of this study was to examine how informal care-receipt is related to social exclusion. A face-to-face questionnaire survey on social exclusion and informal care-receipt was carried out among older people (n = 1255) living in Barnsley, United Kingdom...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867662/death-anxiety-reliability-validity-and-factorial-structure-of-the-farsi-form-of-the-arabic-scale-of-death-anxiety-in-iranian-old-aged-persons
#2
Mahboubeh Dadfar, David Lester, Fazel Bahrami
The present study is aimed at examining the level of death anxiety and the sex-related differences among old-aged Iranian individuals sample to compare the old-aged persons with young college students and to explore the psychometric properties of the Arabic Scale of Death Anxiety (ASDA) factors in old-aged sample. A sample of 146 volunteer Iranian individuals took part in the study. The mean ages were 68.58 (SD = 7.10), men 68.81 (SD = 7.44) and women 68.28 (SD = 6.76), respectively. The mean score of the ASDA was 51...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818798/active-and-healthy-ageing-and-independent-living-2016
#3
EDITORIAL
Maddalena Illario, Miriam M R Vollenbroek-Hutten, D William Molloy, Enrica Menditto, Guido Iaccarino, Patrik Eklund
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800182/implementation-of-an-evidence-based-exercise-program-for-older-adults-in-south-florida
#4
Richard C Palmer, Anamica Batra, Chelsie Anderson, Timothy Page, Edgar Vieira, Laura Seff
Introduction. This study aimed to examine how well an evidence-based physical activity program could be translated for wide scale dissemination and adoption to increase physical activity among community-dwelling older adults. Methods. Between October 2009 and December 2012, reach, fidelity, dosage, ease of implementation, and barriers to translation of EnhanceFitness (EF) were assessed. To assess effectiveness, a pretest-posttest design was used to measure increases in functional fitness (chair stands, arm curls, and the up-and-go test)...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774319/does-sensory-function-decline-independently-or-concomitantly-with-age-data-from-the-baltimore-longitudinal-study-of-aging
#5
Shekhar K Gadkaree, Daniel Q Sun, Carol Li, Frank R Lin, Luigi Ferrucci, Eleanor M Simonsick, Yuri Agrawal
Objectives. To investigate whether sensory function declines independently or in parallel with age within a single individual. Methods. Cross-sectional analysis of Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) participants who underwent vision (visual acuity threshold), proprioception (ankle joint proprioceptive threshold), vestibular function (cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential), hearing (pure-tone average audiometric threshold), and Health ABC physical performance battery testing. Results. A total of 276 participants (mean age 70 years, range 26-93) underwent all four sensory tests...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699069/personality-traits-in-college-students-and-caregiving-for-a-relative-with-a-chronic-health-condition
#6
Michael A Trujillo, Paul B Perrin, Aaliah Elnasseh, Bradford S Pierce, Melody Mickens
The purpose of this study was to investigate among college students the relationship between personality traits and willingness to care for a relative with a chronic health condition. 329 undergraduate students completed an online questionnaire. Hierarchical multiple regressions found that after controlling for demographics personality traits explained 10% of the variance in willingness to provide emotional care, 7% in instrumental care, and 7% in nursing care. Within these models, greater empathy was uniquely associated with willingness to provide emotional, instrumental, and nursing care for a family member in the future...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27656295/perspectives-on-the-role-and-synergies-of-architecture-and-social-and-built-environment-in-enabling-active-healthy-aging
#7
REVIEW
Evangelia Chrysikou, Richard Rabnett, Chariklia Tziraki
Research has demonstrated that enabling societal and physical infrastructure and personal accommodations enhance healthy and active aging throughout the lifespan. Yet, there is a paucity of research on how to bring together the various disciplines involved in a multidomain synergistic collaboration to create new living environments for aging. This paper aims to explore the key domains of skills and knowledge that need to be considered for a conceptual prototype of an enabling educational process and environments where healthcare professionals, architects, planners, and entrepreneurs may establish a shared theoretical and experiential knowledge base, vocabulary, and implementation strategies, for the creation of the next generation of living communities of active healthy adults, for persons with disabilities and chronic disease conditions...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642523/risk-factors-for-six-types-of-disability-among-the-older-people-in-thailand-in-2002-2007-and-2011
#8
Pattaraporn Khongboon, Sathirakorn Pongpanich, Robert S Chapman
Background. There is an important need to characterize risk factors for disability in Thailand, in order to inform effective prevention and control strategies. This study investigated factors associated with risk of 6 types of disability in Thailand's ageing population in 2002, 2007, and 2011. Methods. Data came from the Cross-Sectional National Surveys of Older Persons in Thailand conducted by the National Statistical Office (NSO) in 2002, 2007, and 2011. Stratified two-stage sampling was employed. Interviews of 24,835, 30,427, and 34,173 elderly people aged 60 and above were conducted in the respective study years...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597899/the-emerging-roles-of-the-calcineurin-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-lymphocytes-pathway-in-nervous-system-functions-and-diseases
#9
REVIEW
Maulilio John Kipanyula, Wahabu Hamisi Kimaro, Paul F Seke Etet
The ongoing epidemics of metabolic diseases and increase in the older population have increased the incidences of neurodegenerative diseases. Evidence from murine and cell line models has implicated calcineurin-nuclear factor of activated T-lymphocytes (NFAT) signaling pathway, a Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent major proinflammatory pathway, in the pathogenesis of these diseases. Neurotoxins such as amyloid-β, tau protein, and α-synuclein trigger abnormal calcineurin/NFAT signaling activities. Additionally increased activities of endogenous regulators of calcineurin like plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase (PMCA) and regulator of calcineurin 1 (RCAN1) also cause neuronal and glial loss and related functional alterations, in neurodegenerative diseases, psychotic disorders, epilepsy, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595022/hiv-infection-in-the-elderly-arising-challenges
#10
REVIEW
Bonaventura C T Mpondo
Globally there is an increase in the number of people living with HIV at an advanced age (50 years and above). This is mainly due to prolonged survival following the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Living with HIV at an advanced age has been shown to be associated with a number of challenges, both clinical and immunological. This minireview aims at discussing the challenges encountered by elderly HIV-infected patients.
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547452/the-association-between-sleep-problems-sleep-medication-use-and-falls-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-results-from-the-health-and-retirement-study-2010
#11
Yaena Min, Pramit A Nadpara, Patricia W Slattum
Background. Very few studies have assessed the impact of poor sleep and sleep medication use on the risk of falls among community-dwelling older adults. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between sleep problems, sleep medication use, and falls in community-dwelling older adults. Methods. The study population comprised a nationally representative sample of noninstitutionalized older adults participating in the 2010 Health and Retirement Study. Proportion of adults reporting sleep problems, sleep medication use, and fall was calculated...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478640/the-effects-of-exercise-on-the-physical-fitness-of-high-and-moderate-low-functioning-older-adult-women
#12
R Christopher Mason, Michael Horvat, Joe Nocera
Introduction. Understanding how exercise affects individuals with varying levels of functional ability will provide further insight into the role of exercise during the aging process. It will also aid in the development of exercise programs that are appropriate for a wider spectrum of older adults. Specifically it was the primary aim of this study to determine and compare the effects of 10 weeks of community-based exercise on the cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and balance fitness components of older adult women with high and moderate-low levels of physical function...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478639/health-status-and-social-networks-as-predictors-of-resilience-in-older-adults-residing-in-rural-and-remote-environments
#13
Christine McKibbin, Aaron Lee, Bernard A Steinman, Catherine Carrico, Katelynn Bourassa, Andrea Slosser
Purpose. Health status and social networks are associated with resilience among older adults. Each of these factors may be important to the ability of adults to remain in rural and remote communities as they age. We examined the association of health status and social networks and resilience among older adults dwelling in a rural and remote county in the Western United States. Methods. We selected a random sample of 198 registered voters aged 65 years or older from a frontier Wyoming county. Hierarchical linear regression was used to examine the association of health status as well as social networks and resilience...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27375903/active-ageing-level-of-older-persons-regional-comparison-in-thailand
#14
Md Nuruzzaman Haque
Active ageing level and its discrepancy in different regions (Bangkok, Central, North, Northeast, and South) of Thailand have been examined for prioritizing the policy agenda to be implemented. Attempt has been made to test preliminary active ageing models for Thai older persons and hence active ageing index (AAI, ranges from 0 to 1) has been estimated. Using nationally representative data and confirmatory factor analysis approach, this study justified active ageing models for female and male older persons in Thailand...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27366330/recruiting-and-engaging-older-men-in-evidence-based-health-promotion-programs-perspectives-on-barriers-and-strategies
#15
Chelsie Anderson, Laura R Seff, Anamika Batra, Chintan Bhatt, Richard C Palmer
Evidence-based health promotion programs are effective at reducing health risks and healthcare costs among older adults, but few men participate in the programs. This mixed methods study aimed to gain insight into the barriers to recruiting and engaging older men in evidence-based health promotion programs offered by the Healthy Aging Regional Collaborative of South Florida (HARC). Fourteen program coordinators participated in a focus group to identify barriers and strategies to improve male participation, and 49 instructors participated in a survey to triangulate the findings...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27340566/the-effect-of-age-on-fracture-risk-a-population-based-cohort-study
#16
Wenbin Liang, Tanya Chikritzhs
Aim. To precisely estimate the effect of age on the risk of fracture hospitalisation among the Western Australia population over the life course. Methods. This population-based cohort study used hospital data on fractures for the period January 1991 to January 2013 among Western Australians born between 1915 and 1990. Results. The average incidence rates (per 10,000 person-years) of fracture hospitalisation (95% confidence interval) were 50.12 (49.90, 50.35), 55.14 (54.82, 55.48), and 45.02 (44.71, 45.32) for both males and females, males only, and females only, respectively...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27313892/the-factors-influencing-the-sense-of-home-in-nursing-homes-a-systematic-review-from-the-perspective-of-residents
#17
REVIEW
M D Rijnaard, J van Hoof, B M Janssen, H Verbeek, W Pocornie, A Eijkelenboom, H C Beerens, S L Molony, E J M Wouters
Purpose. To provide an overview of factors influencing the sense of home of older adults residing in the nursing home. Methods. A systematic review was conducted. Inclusion criteria were (1) original and peer-reviewed research, (2) qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research, (3) research about nursing home residents (or similar type of housing), and (4) research on the sense of home, meaning of home, at-homeness, or homelikeness. Results. Seventeen mainly qualitative articles were included. The sense of home of nursing home residents is influenced by 15 factors, divided into three themes: (1) psychological factors (sense of acknowledgement, preservation of one's habits and values, autonomy and control, and coping); (2) social factors (interaction and relationship with staff, residents, family and friends, and pets) and activities; and (3) the built environment (private space and (quasi-)public space, personal belongings, technology, look and feel, and the outdoors and location)...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27298737/the-impact-of-social-and-cultural-engagement-and-dieting-on-well-being-and-resilience-in-a-group-of-residents-in-the-metropolitan-area-of-naples
#18
Antonio Rapacciuolo, Pasquale Perrone Filardi, Rosario Cuomo, Vincenzo Mauriello, Maria Quarto, Annamaria Kisslinger, Gianluigi Savarese, Maddalena Illario, Donatella Tramontano
Social isolation and exclusion are associated with poor health status and premature death. A number of related isolation factors, inadequate transportation system and restrictions in individuals' life space, have been associated with malnutrition in older adults. Since eating is a social event, isolation can have a negative effect on nutrition. Cultural involvement and participation in interactive activities are essential tools to fight social isolation, and they can counteract the detrimental effects of social isolation on health...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27293891/effect-of-electronic-messaging-on-physical-activity-participation-among-older-adults
#19
Chantrell Antoine Parker, Rebecca Ellis
The purpose of this study was to determine if electronic messaging would increase min of aerobic physical activity (PA) among older adults. Participants were active older adults (n = 28; M age = 60 years, SD = 5.99, and range = 51-74 years). Using an incomplete within-subjects crossover design, participants were randomly assigned to begin the 4-week study receiving the treatment condition (a morning and evening text message) or the control condition (an evening text message). Participants self-reported min of completed aerobic PA by cell phone text...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27293890/weekly-physical-activity-levels-of-older-adults-regularly-using-a-fitness-facility
#20
Michael J Turner, Emily E Schmitt, Tricia Hubbard-Turner
The aim of this paper was to determine if weekly physical activity levels were greater in an independent-living older adult population that was regularly participating in structured fitness activities. Also, lifetime exercise history and sex differences were investigated in an effort to understand how they relate to current weekly step activity. Total weekly step counts, measured with a pedometer, were assessed in two older adult groups; the first consisted of members of a local senior center who regularly used the fitness facility (74...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
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