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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224960/-elderly-women-and-alcohol
#1
Alba Moscato
It is important to understand the reasons for alcohol abuse in elderly people and in particular women. Psychological suffering must be envisaged. This behaviour can be considered as a necessary narcissistic retreat when ageing. The mental health of these women should be taken into account when providing them with help when they want it. This involves understanding them and supporting them as they adjust to the passage of time.
January 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224957/-medicines-and-elderly-patients-abuse-dependency-or-attraction
#2
Pascal Menecier, Laure Menecier-Ossia
Psychotropic medicines represent, after alcohol, the second class of substances most susceptible to abuse by elderly people. It can be particularly difficult for caregivers to understand such behaviour as these are prescription-only medicines. This misuse is partly a result of older people tending to trivialise and overrate pharmaceutical drugs, ignoring the potential of non-medicinal methods and psychotherapeutic treatments. The boundaries between prescribed use, overuse, self-medication, excessive use, dependency or addiction to prescription drugs are blurred in older people...
January 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167376/identifying-elder-abuse-neglect-among-family-caregiving-dyads-a-cross-sectional-study-of-psychometric-properties-of-the-qualcare-scale
#3
Carolyn E Z Pickering, Kimberly Ridenour, Zachary Salaysay, David Reyes-Gastelum, Steven J Pierce
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Universal screening for elder abuse and neglect is a current controversy in geriatrics, fueled by the lack of evidence on valid and reliable instruments. Since each U.S. State and many other countries have their own legal definitions of what constitutes elder abuse and neglect, this further complicates instrument development and clinical assessment. The purpose of this paper is to present data on the sensitivity and specificity of the QualCare Scale, an instrument with utility in detecting clinically significant elder abuse and neglect among older adults receiving care at home...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164381/elder-abuse-a-brief-commentary-for-dental-teams
#4
EDITORIAL
Paul Hellyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161691/piloting-the-older-adult-financial-exploitation-measure-in-adult-safeguarding-services
#5
A Phelan, G Fealy, C Downes
Financial abuse is arguably the most complex form of elder abuse as it may occur remote to the older person and it is impacted by issues such as cultural values, perpetrator intent and family expectations. Financial abuse may not be recognised by either the older person or the perpetrator, thus, its prevention, early identification and amelioration are important. The (Irish) National Centre for the Protection of Older People undertook a study to determine the appropriateness of the Older Adult Financial Exploitation Measure for use by the national safeguarding older person services...
January 27, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151094/spontaneous-resolution-of-ruptured-intracranial-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-following-spinal-surgery
#6
Mark K Lyons, Joseph M Hoxworth, Jamal McClendon, Chandan X Krishna, Naresh P Patel
Pial arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) are rare vascular abnormalities that are distinct from arteriovenous malformations and dural AVFs. These vascular lesions have been linked with trauma, ischemic syndromes, venous thrombotic diseases, and intracranial surgical procedures. In this report we describe a case of an intracranial ruptured pial AVF immediately following uneventful spinal surgery in an elderly patient with subsequent spontaneous resolution. He was a previous heavy smoker with a 60-pack-year history and alcohol abuse...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139262/preventing-elder-abuse-and-neglect-in-geriatric-institutions-solutions-from-nursing-care-providers
#7
Tenzin Wangmo, Karin Nordström, Reto W Kressig
This study explores how and why abuse and neglect occurs in geriatric institutions and presents practical prevention measures. Exploratory qualitative interviews were carried out with purposive sample of 23 nursing staff members. They were recruited from different institutions caring for older patients in the north-western region of Switzerland. These interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis. Participating nursing staff members reported several factors pertaining to the care provider, the older patient, and the institution that precipitated abuse and neglect...
January 27, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138435/death-as-a-consequence-of-a-hip-fracture-after-a-fall-to-be-further-investigated
#8
Annelieke Mk Harmsen, Udo Jl Reijnders, Georgios F Giannakopoulos
Although it is not often thought of, elderly abuse is a frequently occurring phenomenon. Especially when an older patient dies, maltreatment is low on the list of possible causes of death. There are, however, signs that may point in the direction of abuse. These can either be on the patient's body, in the surroundings, or within the story as to how the patient died. Attention should be paid to these often subtle signs, and autopsies need to be performed more frequently to establish the exact cause of death.
December 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125129/-healthy-lifestyle-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
#9
Tatiane Kosimenko Ferrari, Chester Luiz Galvão Cesar, Maria Cecília Goi Porto Alves, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo Barros, Moisés Goldbaum, Regina Mara Fisberg
The objective was to analyze adolescent, adult, and elderly lifestyles in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, according to demographic and socioeconomic variables. A cross-sectional, population-based study was performed with data from the Health Survey in São Paulo City (ISA-Capital 2008) database. Lifestyle was defined on the basis of physical activity, diet, smoking, and alcohol abuse and addiction, according to the respective guidelines. Prevalence of healthy lifestyle was 36.9% in the elderly, 15.4% in adults, and 9...
January 23, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117886/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-the-risk-of-cancer-among-elderly-us-adults-a-registry-based-case-control-study
#10
Parag Mahale, Harrys A Torres, Jennifer R Kramer, Lu-Yu Hwang, Ruosha Li, Eric L Brown, Eric A Engels
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Associations with other cancers are not established. The authors systematically assessed associations between HCV infection and cancers in the US elderly population. METHODS: This was a registry-based case-control study using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare data in US adults aged ≥66 years. Cases (n = 1,623,538) were patients who had first cancers identified in SEER registries (1993-2011)...
January 24, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104184/elder-abuse-prevalence-in-community-settings-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Yongjie Yon, Christopher R Mikton, Zachary D Gassoumis, Kathleen H Wilber
BACKGROUND: Elder abuse is recognised worldwide as a serious problem, yet quantitative syntheses of prevalence studies are rare. We aimed to quantify and understand prevalence variation at the global and regional levels. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched 14 databases, including PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL, EMBASE, and MEDLINE, using a comprehensive search strategy to identify elder abuse prevalence studies in the community published from inception to June 26, 2015...
February 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091352/elder-abuse-by-abandonment-in-india-a-novel-community-awareness-and-intervention-strategy
#12
Mangal S Kardile, Carmelle Peisah
India, along with the rest of the world, is aging rapidly, but more so. Of a total population of over 1.2 billion, the aging population over 60 years is 109 million, projected to rise above 300 million by the year 2050, exceeding the younger population. One important ramification of this highly populous and under-resourced setting is that it provides a ripe environment for elder abuse (Chokkanathan and Lee, 2005), a problem besetting vulnerable aging populations globally (Patterson and Ploeg, 2007).
January 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053363/global-research-priorities-for-interpersonal-violence-prevention-a-modified-delphi-study
#13
Christopher R Mikton, Masako Tanaka, Mark Tomlinson, David L Streiner, Lil Tonmyr, Bandy X Lee, Jane Fisher, Kathy Hegadoren, Joam Evans Pim, Shr-Jie Sharlenna Wang, Harriet L MacMillan
OBJECTIVE: To establish global research priorities for interpersonal violence prevention using a systematic approach. METHODS: Research priorities were identified in a three-round process involving two surveys. In round 1, 95 global experts in violence prevention proposed research questions to be ranked in round 2. Questions were collated and organized according to the four-step public health approach to violence prevention. In round 2, 280 international experts ranked the importance of research in the four steps, and the various substeps, of the public health approach...
January 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050911/caring-for-elder-patients
#14
Karin Nordström, Tenzin Wangmo
BACKGROUND: Neglect and abuse of elders in care institutions is a recurring issue in the media. Elders in care institutions are vulnerable due to their physical, cognitive, and verbal limitations. Such vulnerabilities may make them more susceptible to mistreatment by caregivers on whom they are heavily dependent. OBJECTIVES: The goal was to understand caregivers' concerns about ensuring correct and proper treatment, as well as their experiences with neglect and abuse of older patients...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042891/screening-tools-for-identification-of-elder-abuse-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Chiara Gallione, Alberto Dal Molin, Fabio V B Cristina, Hilary Ferns, Mark Mattioli, Barbara Suardi
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To review the efficacy and accuracy of tools administered to older people, intended to detect and measure elder abuse. BACKGROUND: The mistreatment of older people represents a widespread problem, with exponential growth risk, especially considering the progressive ageing of the world population. It could have serious consequences for the victim's health if not recognised early, denounced and stopped. Abuse is often undetected by service providers because there is a lack of awareness surrounding the magnitude of the problem...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998895/elder-mistreatment-among-chinese-american-families-do-acculturation-and-traditionalism-matter
#16
Xiang Gao, Fei Sun, David R Hodge
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the effect of acculturation and Chinese traditionalism on elder mistreatment (EM) among Chinese American older adults. METHOD: We used a mixed method design in this 2-phase cross-sectional exploratory study conducted in the Phoenix metropolitan area. In Phase I, we conducted four focus groups to develop a culturally relevant EM assessment tool. In Phase II, we administered a survey incorporating this tool to 266 community-dwelling Chinese American older adults aged 60 and older...
December 20, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913598/describing-visible-acute-injuries-development-of-a-comprehensive-taxonomy-for-research-and-practice
#17
Tony Rosen, Christopher Reisig, Veronica M LoFaso, Elizabeth M Bloemen, Sunday Clark, Thomas J McCarthy, Estomih P Mtui, Neal E Flomenbaum, Mark S Lachs
BACKGROUND: Little literature exists classifying and comprehensively describing intentional and unintentional acute injuries, which would be valuable for research and practice. In preparation for a study of injury patterns in elder abuse, our goal was to develop a comprehensive taxonomy of relevant types and characteristics of visible acute injuries and evaluate it in geriatric patients. METHODS: We conducted an exhaustive review of the medical and forensic literature focusing on injury types, descriptions, patterns and analyses...
December 2, 2016: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904559/elder-abuse-working-together-to-ensure-healthy-meaningful-and-dignified-life
#18
Saurabh R Shrivastava, Prateek S Shrivastava, Jegadeesh Ramasamy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844200/-education-within-the-dutch-national-care-for-the-elderly-programme
#19
Barth Oeseburg, Jos Schols, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Henriëtte van der Horst, Dini Smilde-van den Doel, Sophia de Rooij, Bianca Buurman-van Es, Marieke Schuurmans, Jacobijn Gussekloo
The Netherlands Organisation of Health Research and Development started in 2008 the Dutch National Care for the Elderly Programme (in Dutch abbreviated as NPO) with the aim to improve the quality of life for the frail older people through better quality of care (health, social, community) which is tailored to the needs and wants of older people. The delivery of good care is related with competent professional behaviour which is inextricably linked to the education of professionals. This article presents an overview of 32 educational programmes developed within the NPO...
December 2016: Tijdschrift Voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828565/a-reflection-on-gender-issues-in-elder-abuse-research-brazil-and-portugal
#20
Patricia Brownell
Neglect, abuse and violence against older women has not been a prominent focus of elder abuse research. This is in spite of the fact that from an international human rights perspective this is considered a gap in policy and practice addressing abuse across the lifespan. A review of the literature reveals three dominant paradigms for studying older women and abuse, all of which have the potential for marginalizing older women's experiences and needs. An emergent human rights perspective is discussed as a more holistic framework for understanding abuse of older women and ways of addressing this from an international perspective...
November 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
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