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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640686/prevalence-of-financial-fraud-and-scams-among-older-adults-in-the-united-states-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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David Burnes, Charles R Henderson, Christine Sheppard, Rebecca Zhao, Karl Pillemer, Mark S Lachs
BACKGROUND: The financial exploitation of older adults was recently recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a serious public health problem. Knowledge of the prevalence of elder financial exploitation is mostly limited to the category of financial abuse, which occurs in relationships involving an expectation of trust. Little is known about the other major category of elder financial exploitation-elder financial fraud and scams, which is perpetrated by strangers...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639299/understanding-suicide-across-the-lifespan-a-united-states-perspective-of-suicide-risk-factors-assessment-management
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Ian H Steele, Natasha Thrower, Paul Noroian, Fabian M Saleh
Suicide is a troubling, preventable phenomenon. Prior to attempts, individuals often seek help, prompting practitioners to perform risk assessments that ideally use evidence-based risk management strategies. A literature review was performed using Harvard Countway Library of Medicine, Google Scholar, PubMed. Key words used were "Forensic Science," "Suicide Risk Management," "Pediatric Suicide Risk Factors," "Adult Suicide Risk Factors," "Geriatric Suicide Risk Factors," "Suicide Risk Assessment." Parameters limited articles to studies/reviews completed in the past twenty years in the United States...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633440/low-alanine-aminotransferase-levels-in-the-elderly-frailty-disability-sarcopenia-and-reduced-survival
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Umberto Vespasiani-Gentilucci, Antonio De Vincentis, Luigi Ferrucci, Stefania Bandinelli, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Antonio Picardi
Background: Although low alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels have been associated with poor outcomes in the elderly, the determinants subtending this association have been poorly explored. To gain insight into this topic, we analyzed data from a prospective population-based database (InCHIANTI study) in which frailty, disability, sarcopenia and pyridoxine levels were systematically assessed. Methods: Data are from 765 participants aged >65 years (mean age 75...
June 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632038/spatial-navigation-deficits-in-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-with-neuropsychiatric-comorbidity
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Roxanne C Keynejad, Hana Marková, Kamila Šiffelová, Naveen Kumar, Kamil Vlček, Jan Laczó, Ellen M Migo, Jakub Hort, Michael D Kopelman
AIMS: To find out whether neuropsychiatric comorbidity (comMCI) influences spatial navigation performance in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). METHODS: We recruited aMCI patients with (n = 21) and without (n = 21) neuropsychiatric comorbidity or alcohol abuse, matched for global cognitive impairment and cognitively healthy elderly participants (HE, n = 22). They completed the Mini-Mental State Examination and a virtual Hidden Goal Task in egocentric, allocentric, and delayed recall subtests...
February 28, 2017: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623381/-the-use-of-prescription-drugs-with-dependence-potential-in-germany-a-prospective-analysis-of-prescriptions-in-the-public-healthcare-system-between-2006-and-2010
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Sven Buth, Rüdiger Holzbach, Moritz Rosenkranz, Uwe Verthein
BACKGROUND: In Germany, about 1.4 to 2.6 million people are dependent on prescription drugs, mainly benzodiazepine derivatives and opioid analgesics. Despite this large number of affected people, studies on prescription behaviour and drug intake are scarce. There are particularly few empirical findings available with regard to elderly people age 65 and over who are disproportionally affected by prescription drug abuse. METHODS: The North German Pharmacy Computing Centre (Norddeutsches Apothekenrechenzentrum, NARZ) collects the prescription data of about 11 million citizens and covers over 80% of drug pharmacies in North Germany...
June 16, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623246/one-in-six-elderly-people-is-subjected-to-abuse-study-finds
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Anne Gulland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610755/epistemological-erasure-the-subject-of-abuse-in-the-problematization-of-elder-abuse
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Bridget Garnham, Lia Bryant
The academic field of literature pertaining to elder abuse emerges largely from gerontology with contributions from a variety of disciplines including geriatric medicine, nursing, public health, law, psychology, sociology and social work. This paper presents a critical review of articles drawn from this literature to identify current directions leading the development of empirical research in this field. The objective measurement of prevalence, the identification and correlation of psycho-social risk factors and practice-based research oriented to intervention and prevention are identified as privileged sites for scientific investigation...
April 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607565/the-prevalence-of-hypertension-and-its-relationship-with-demographic-factors-biochemical-and-anthropometric-indicators-a-population-based-study
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Mohammad Khajedaluee, Tahereh Hassannia, Abdolrahim Rezaee, Maryam Ziadi, Maliheh Dadgarmoghaddam
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is an important public health challenge worldwide. The prevalence of HTN varies across countries. It is necessary to obtain valid information about the prevalence of chronic condition like HTN and its predictors in different societies. Hence, this study was conducted to assess the prevalence of HTN and associated factors in Mashhad, Iran, 2015. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 2974 adults residing in Mashhad in 2015...
November 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591347/factors-associated-with-self-reported-diabetes-according-to-the-2013-national-health-survey
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Deborah Carvalho Malta, Regina Tomie Ivata Bernal, Betine Pinto Moehlecke Iser, Célia Landmann Szwarcwald, Bruce Bartholow Duncan, Maria Inês Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the factors associated with self-reported diabetes among adult participants of the National Health Survey (PNS). METHODS: Cross-sectional study using data of the PNS carried out in 2013, from interviews with adults (≥ 18 years) of 64,348 Brazilian households. The prevalence of self-reported diabetes, assessed by the question "Has a doctor ever told you that you have diabetes?," was related to sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle, self-reported chronic disease, and self-evaluation of the health condition...
June 1, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590799/development-of-short-form-measures-to-assess-four-types-of-elder-mistreatment-findings-from-an-evidence-based-study-of-aps-elder-abuse-substantiation-decisions
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Scott R Beach, Pi-Ju Liu, Marguerite DeLiema, Madelyn Iris, Melissa J K Howe, Kendon J Conrad
Improving the standardization and efficiency of adult protective services (APS) investigations is a top priority in APS practice. Using data from the Elder Abuse Decision Support System (EADSS), we developed short form measures of four types of elder abuse: financial, emotional/psychological, physical, and neglect. The EADSS dataset contains 948 elder abuse cases (age 60+) with yes/no abuse substantiation decisions for each abuse type following a 30-day investigation. Item sensitivity/specificity analyses were conducted on long-form items with the substantiation decision for each abuse type as the criterion...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575266/incidence-of-elder-abuse-in-a-u-s-chinese-population-findings-from-the-longitudinal-cohort-pine-study
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XinQi Dong, Bei Wang
Background: Elder abuse (EA) is a global public health issue. However, no prior longitudinal research has quantified the incidence of EA, which is critical to understand risk factors and future prevention strategies. Methods: The study is based on a longitudinal cohort design. We followed 2,713 U.S. Chinese older adults who agreed to participate in the study within 2011 to 2015. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data regarding the 2-year incidence of EA and its subtypes...
July 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575259/the-association-between-childhood-abuse-and-elder-abuse-among-chinese-adult-children-in-the-united-states
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XinQi Dong, Ge Li, Melissa A Simon
Background: The previous researchers have postulated that an abused child may abuse his or her abuser parent when the parent is getting old, also known as the intergenerational transmission of violence. However, few studies use data to support this model, and it has yet to be examined in the U.S. Chinese community. This study aims to examine the association between childhood abuse and elder abuse reported by Chinese adult children in the United States. Methods: Guided by a community-based participatory research approach, 548 Chinese adult children aged 21 years and older participated in this study...
July 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569089/professionals-awareness-of-sexual-abuse-in-late-life-an-exploratory-survey
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Sara Alon, Niva Tuma, Tova Band-Winterstein, Hadass Goldblatt
BACKGROUND: The sexual abuse phenomenon is considered taboo. It has been discussed, to date, mainly in relation to children and young women, with insufficient attention to sexual abuse in a late-life context. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this survey was to explore professionals' awareness of elder sexual abuse (ESA). DESIGN: The survey was conducted among 161 Jewish and Arab professionals from health care and social services, who worked with older adults in Israel...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567302/prevalence-of-substance-abuse-and-socio-economic-differences-in-substance-abuse-in-an-australian-community-dwelling-elderly-sample
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Wendy Li, Nerina Caltabiano
A sample of 324 55-90-year-old Australian adults participated in a survey on elderly substance abuse using the Clinical Assessment Scales for the Elderly. Overall, males had a higher prevalence rate of substance abuse than females. Significant differences in substance abuse mean scores were found for gender, age, income, community involvement, and retirement. The findings also reveal that being a female, involved in community groups, being a retiree, and being a non-baby boomer are protective factors of substance abuse...
January 2017: Health Psychology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558676/association-of-calf-circumference-with-insulin-resistance-and-non-alcohol-fatty-liver-disease-the-reaction-study
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Weiwei Zhang, Zhen Yang, Yixin Niu, Xiaoyong Li, Lingfei Zhu, Shuai Lu, Hongmei Zhang, Jiangao Fan, Guang Ning, Li Qin, Qing Su
BACKGROUND: The feature of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is pathological excessive liver lipid accumulation of subjects who without history of alcohol abuse. Calf circumference is a proxy for lower-body fat and screening method for the identification of subjects with acatastatic lipid accumulation. The objective of this study was to examine the association between calf circumference and NAFLD. METHODS: The study was a cross-sectional analysis including 8850 middle-aged and elderly individuals...
May 30, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553796/association-between-depression-and-elder-abuse-and-the-mediation-of-social-support
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Mireya Vilar-Compte, Liliana Giraldo-Rodríguez, Adriana Ochoa-Laginas, Pablo Gaitan-Rossi
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the association between depression and elder abuse, and the mediation effect of social support among elder women in Mexico City. METHOD: A total of 526 noninstitutionalized elder women, residing in Mexico City and attending public community centers were selected. Logistic regressions and structural equation models (SEM) were estimated. RESULTS: One fifth of the elderly women were at risk of depression, one third suffered some type of abuse in the past 12 months, and 82% reported low social support...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Aging and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550953/perinatal-risk-and-protective-factors-for-pediatric-abusive-head-trauma-a-multicenter-case-control-study
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Patrick Kelly, John M D Thompson, Jean Koh, Shanthi Ameratunga, Timothy Jelleyman, Teuila M Percival, Hinemoa Elder, Edwin A Mitchell
OBJECTIVE: To estimate associations between factors recorded in pregnancy and the first week of life and subsequent abusive head trauma. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter, retrospective case-control study of perinatal records from 142 cases of abusive head trauma and 550 controls, matched by date and hospital of birth from 1991 to 2010. Multiple logistic regression assessed the relationship between perinatal exposures and abusive head trauma. RESULTS: The risk of abusive head trauma decreased with increasing maternal age (OR, 0...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538460/transforming-care-for-victims-of-violence
#18
Anne C Boatright
In this month's Magnet® Perspectives column, Anne Boatright, MSN, RN, SANE, describes her efforts to develop a comprehensive forensic nursing program at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Ms Boatright transformed a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program into one that provides 24/7 coverage at Methodist's 2 SANE locations and cares not only for victims of sexual assault but also for the victims domestic violence, sex trafficking, strangulation, elder abuse, and neglect. Her work extends beyond the walls of Methodist to the community, where she serves as a core member of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force...
June 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534281/elder-mistreatment-perpetrators-with-substance-abuse-and-or-mental-health-conditions-results-from-the-national-elder-mistreatment-study
#19
Travis Labrum, Phyllis L Solomon
A large portion of persons who commit elder mistreatment have long been known to have indicators of substance abuse and/or mental health conditions (SAMHC). However, few studies have specifically examined elder mistreatment by persons with SAMHC, preventing the development of specialized intervention strategies. Using results from the National Elder Mistreatment Study, the current article examines victim, perpetrator, and interaction characteristics between cases of emotional and physical elder mistreatment in which the perpetrator is reported to have vs...
May 23, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528127/determining-the-effectiveness-of-an-elder-abuse-nurse-examiner-curriculum-a-pilot-study
#20
Janice Du Mont, Daisy Kosa, Rebecca Yang, Shirley Solomon, Sheila Macdonald
OBJECTIVES: To pilot and evaluate a novel Elder Abuse Nurse Examiner Curriculum and its associated training materials for their efficacy in improving Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)s' knowledge of elder abuse and competence in delivering care to abused older adults. METHODS: Pilot training was held with 18 SANEs from across Ontario, Canada. A 52-item pre- and post-training questionnaire was administered that assessed participants' self-reported knowledge and perceived skills-based competence related to elder abuse care...
May 6, 2017: Nurse Education Today
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