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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925664/preventing-falls-in-older-persons
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Lainie Van Voast Moncada, L Glen Mire
The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance impairment. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults who are at increased risk of falls. Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians do not recommend routine multifactorial intervention to prevent falls in all community-dwelling older adults, they state that it may be appropriate in individual cases...
August 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919929/does-physical-activity-benefit-motor-performance-and-learning-of-upper-extremity-tasks-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Lena Hübner, Claudia Voelcker-Rehage
Upper extremity motor performance declines with increasing age. However, older adults need to maintain, learn new and relearn known motor tasks. Research with young adults indicated that regular and acute physical activity might facilitate motor performance and motor learning processes. Therefore, this review aimed to examine the association between chronic physical activity and acute bouts of exercise on motor performance and motor learning in upper extremity motor tasks in older adults. Literature was searched via Cochrane library, PubMED, PsycINFO and Scopus and 27 studies met all inclusion criteria...
2017: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919574/variation-in-generational-perceptions-of-child-health-and-well-being
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Gary L Freed, Matthew M Davis, Dianne C Singer, Acham Gebremariam, Sara L Schultz, Amilcar Matos-Moreno, Mark Wietecha
OBJECTIVE: To assess adults' perceptions regarding the health and well-being of children today relative to their own health and well-being as youth and the potential for intergenerational differences in those perceptions. METHODS: A cross-sectional, internet-based survey of a nationally representative household sample. The study was conducted using GfK Custom Research's web-enabled KnowledgePanel®, a probability-based panel representative of the U.S. POPULATION: We assessed perceptions of children's health and well-being today compared to when respondents were growing up including (1) physical and mental health and (2) children's education, exercise, diet, health care, safety of communities and emotional support from families, groups and organizations...
September 12, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914724/the-role-of-brain-structure-in-predicting-adherence-to-a-physical-activity-regimen
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Swathi Gujral, Edward McAuley, Lauren E Oberlin, Arthur F Kramer, Kirk I Erickson
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity is important for maintaining health throughout the lifespan. However, adherence to PA regimens is poor with approximately 50% of older adults terminating activity intervention programs within 6 months. In this study we tested whether gray matter volume and white matter microstructural integrity prior to the initiation of a PA intervention predicts PA adherence. METHODS: 159 adults aged 60-80 years were randomly assigned to a moderate-intensity aerobic walking condition or a non-aerobic stretching and toning condition...
September 13, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914134/blunted-cerebrovascular-response-is-associated-with-elevated-beta-amyloid
#5
Jason-Flor V Sisante, Eric D Vidoni, Kiersten Kirkendoll, Jaimie Ward, Yumei Liu, Sarah Kwapiszeski, Rebecca Maletsky, Jeffrey M Burns, Sandra A Billinger
The goal of this study was to explore the association of beta-amyloid accumulation and cerebrovascular response (CVR) in cognitively normal older adults. Beta-amyloid accumulation was characterized with [18F] Florbetapir positron emission tomography scans. CVR was calculated as middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity change from rest to moderate intensity exercise. We found that individuals with elevated beta-amyloid aggregation had a blunted CVR ( n = 25, age 70.1 ± 4.8; 3.3 ± 3.7 cm/s) compared to non-elevated individuals ( n = 45, age 72...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913993/a-retrospective-study-of-korean-adults-with-food-allergy-differences-in-phenotypes-and-causes
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So Hee Lee, Ga Young Ban, Kyunguk Jeong, Yoo Seob Shin, Hae Sim Park, Sooyoung Lee, Young Min Ye
PURPOSE: Increasing in prevalence, food allergy (FA) is becoming an important public health concern. In Korean adults, however, clinical phenotypes and causes of FA have not been studied. We aimed to study common causative allergens and clinical manifestations of FA in Korean adults. METHODS: This study was conducted as a retrospective review of medical records for 95 patients (≥19 years old) diagnosed with FA from September 2014 to August 2015 at a single university hospital...
November 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912076/positive-effects-of-combined-cognitive-and-physical-exercise-training-on-cognitive-function-in-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-or-dementia-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
E G A Esther Karssemeijer, J A Justine Aaronson, W J Willem Bossers, T Tara Smits, M G M Marcel Olde Rikkert, R P C Roy Kessels
Combined cognitive and physical exercise interventions have potential to elicit cognitive benefits in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. This meta-analysis aims to quantify the overall effect of these interventions on global cognitive functioning in older adults with MCI or dementia. Ten randomized controlled trials that applied a combined cognitive-physical intervention with cognitive function as an outcome measure were included. For each study effect sizes were computed (i.e., post-intervention standardized mean difference (SMD) scores) and pooled, using a random-effects meta-analysis...
September 11, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911978/effect-of-12-month-resistance-and-endurance-training-on-quality-quantity-and-function-of-skeletal-muscle-in-older-adults-requiring-long-term-care
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Akito Yoshiko, Takashi Kaji, Hiroki Sugiyama, Teruhiko Koike, Yoshiharu Oshida, Hiroshi Akima
Older adults requiring long-term care will experience age-associated deterioration of the quality and quantity of skeletal muscle if no interventions are performed. Long-term training is considered a typical intervention method and is effective for improvement of both muscle quantity and physical function. However, how such training affects muscle quality [i.e., fat-to-muscle ratio as determined by echo intensity (EI)] in older adults requiring long-term care remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 12-month physical training intervention on the quality and quantity of skeletal muscle, physical function, and blood chemistry in older adults requiring long-term care...
September 11, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910814/feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-intervention-programmes-integrating-functional-exercise-into-daily-life-of-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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Michaela Weber, Nacera Belala, Lindy Clemson, Elisabeth Boulton, Helen Hawley-Hague, Clemens Becker, Michael Schwenk
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, exercise programmes for improving functional performance and reducing falls are organised as structured sessions. An alternative approach of integrating functional exercises into everyday tasks has emerged in recent years. OBJECTIVES: Summarising the current evidence for the feasibility and effectiveness of interventions integrating functional exercise into daily life. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted including articles based on the following criteria: (1) individuals ≥60 years; (2) intervention studies of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomised studies (NRS); (3) using a lifestyle-integrated approach; (4) using functional exercises to improve strength, balance, or physical functioning; and (5) reporting outcomes on feasibility and/or effectiveness...
September 15, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910255/better-strength-better-balance-partnering-to-deliver-a-fall-prevention-program-for-older-adults
#10
Darcie Taing, Kelly McKay
SETTING: Falls incur significant health and economic costs, particularly among older adults. Physical activity has been found to be the single most important fall prevention behaviour an older adult can do. This manuscript describes Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) experience implementing the Better Strength, Better Balance! (BSBB) program, a fall prevention exercise program for older adults, through an innovative partnership with the local Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services (RCFS) Department...
September 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906194/physical-and-psychological-effects-of-qigong-exercise-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-an-exploratory-study
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Pei-Shiun Chang, M Tish Knobf, Byeongsang Oh, Mark Lazenby, Christine Tocchi, Marjorie Funk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904793/relationship-between-engagement-and-level-of-functional-status-in-older-adults
#12
Thomas A Dombrowsky
Functional status is an important component of quality of life for older adults and for their caregivers. Factors associated with level of functional status include age, comorbidity, cognitive status, depression, social support, and activity. Of the types of activity linked with functional status, the strongest evidence is for physical exercise, with weaker evidence for social and productive activity. Engagement is a construct including motivation, commitment, and participation. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether or not engagement is associated with level of functional status after controlling for age, comorbidity, and depression among older adults...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903738/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-physical-activity-with-individual-goal-setting-and-volunteer-mentors-to-overcome-sedentary-lifestyle-in-older-adults-at-risk-of-cognitive-decline-the-indigo-trial-protocol
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Kay L Cox, Elizabeth V Cyarto, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Kathryn A Ellis, Helman Alfonso, Linda Clare, Danny Liew, David Ames, Leon Flicker, Osvaldo P Almeida, Dina LoGiudice, Nicola T Lautenschlager
BACKGROUND: Increasing physical activity (PA) effectively in those who are inactive is challenging. For those who have subjective memory complaints (SMC) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) this is a greater challenge necessitating the need for more engaging and innovative approaches. The primary aim of this trial is to determine whether a home-based 6-month PA intervention with individual goal-setting and peer mentors (GM-PA) can significantly increase PA levels in insufficiently active older adults at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
September 13, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902051/hypertension-in-the-faith-community-a-four-week-nurse-led-diet-exercise-intervention
#14
Saphie S Bangurah, Shellye A Vardaman, Kelli K Cleveland
Inadequate blood pressure (BP) control in hypertension carries a major financial and public health burden. This study examined the efficacy of behavioral and lifestyle changes on BP control among African American adults, aged 55 years and older in a faith-based setting. The study was supported by clergy who helped to engage participants in interventions. Nurse-led diet and exercise teaching with BP monitoring led to lower BP readings over a 4-week intervention.
October 2017: Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890833/gender-success-and-drop-out-during-a-resistance-exercise-program-in-community-dwelling-old-adults
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O G Geirsdottir, M Chang, K Briem, P V Jonsson, I Thorsdottir, A Ramel
BACKGROUND: Resistance exercise training can be effective against sarcopenia. We identified predictors of drop-out and compared physical outcomes between men and women after such training. METHODS: Subjects (N = 236, 73.7 ± 5.7 years) participated in a 12-week resistance exercise program. Outcome variables were measured at baseline and endpoint. RESULTS: Drop-out was 11.9% and not significantly different between genders. Drop-outs were significantly older and had poorer strength and physical function in comparison to completers...
2017: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887154/comparing-the-effects-of-two-distinct-eccentric-modalities-to-traditional-resistance-training-in-resistance-trained-higher-functioning-older-adults
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Ashley Gluchowski, Deborah Dulson, Fabrice Merien, Lindsay Plank, Nigel Harris
BACKGROUND: The effects of eccentric resistance exercise are of interest in the older adult cohort, but to our knowledge, there is no research on the relative effects of different eccentric modalities on a range of outcomes in higher functioning, resistance trained older adults. METHODS: 33 resistance-trained older adults (aged 67±4.5years) were randomized into one of three supervised training groups: traditional (TRE), eccentric only (ERE) or eccentrically biased resistance exercise (EBRE) on a 45°, plate-loaded leg press machine...
September 5, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886392/how-do-you-define-body-image-exploring-conceptual-gaps-in-understandings-of-body-image-at-an-exercise-facility
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K Alysse Bailey, Kimberley L Gammage, Cathy van Ingen
The definition of body image has evolved within research; however, less is known about the layperson's understanding of the construct. This study explored how members and student trainees of an exercise facility (designed for older adults, people with physical disability, and those with cardiac complications) defined body image. Nineteen participants completed a one-on-one interview, and seven of those participants took part in six additional focus group meetings. The following main themes were found: stereotypical assumptions about body image (e...
September 5, 2017: Body Image
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880935/post-fatigue-recovery-of-power-postural-control-and-physical-function-in-older-women
#18
Stephen A Foulis, Stephanie L Jones, Richard E van Emmerik, Jane A Kent
Low muscle power, particularly at high velocities, has been linked to poor physical function in older adults. Any loss in muscle power following fatiguing exercise or daily activities could impact physical function and postural control until power has fully recovered. To test the overall hypothesis that a common task such as walking can result in prolonged power loss and decreased physical function and balance, 17 healthy older (66-81 years) women completed a 32-min walking test (32MWT) designed to induce neuromuscular fatigue, followed by 60min of recovery (60R)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875868/nutrient-intake-and-dietary-changes-during-a-2-year-multi-domain-lifestyle-intervention-among-older-adults-secondary-analysis-of-the-finnish-geriatric-intervention-study-to-prevent-cognitive-impairment-and-disability-finger-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jenni Lehtisalo, Tiia Ngandu, Päivi Valve, Riitta Antikainen, Tiina Laatikainen, Timo Strandberg, Hilkka Soininen, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Miia Kivipelto, Jaana Lindström
Advancing age increases the risk for diseases and health concerns like cognitive decline, constituting a major public health challenge. Lifestyle, especially healthy diet, affects many risk factors related to chronic diseases, and thus lifestyle interventions among older adults may be beneficial in promoting successful ageing. We completed a randomised 2-year multi-domain lifestyle intervention trial aiming at prevention of cognitive decline among 631 participants in the intervention and 629 in the control group, aged 60-77 years at baseline...
August 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871014/prevalence-of-stroke-and-associated-risk-factors-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-from-northeast-china
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Fu-Liang Zhang, Zhen-Ni Guo, Yan-Hua Wu, Hao-Yuan Liu, Yun Luo, Ming-Shuo Sun, Ying-Qi Xing, Yi Yang
OBJECTIVES: Epidemiological studies aimed at stroke and its risk factors can help identify persons at higher risk and therefore promote stroke prevention strategies. We aimed to explore the current prevalence of stroke and its associated risk factors in northeast China. DESIGN: Population based cross sectional study. SETTING: Data were collected using a structured precoded questionnaire designed by the Stroke Screening and Prevention Programme of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China, between January and March 2016...
September 3, 2017: BMJ Open
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