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geriatric, gerontology, elderly, Physical activity, rehabilitation

Olivier Beauchet, V Dubost, C Revel Delhom, G Berrut, J Belmin
BACKGROUND: Health care professionals need a simple and pragmatic clinical approach for the management of recurrent fallers in clinical routine. OBJECTIVE: To develop clinical practice recommendations with the aim to assist health care professionals, especially in primary care in the management of recurrent falls. METHODS: A systematic English and French review was conducted using Medline, Embase, Pascal and Cochrane literature. Search included systematic reviews, meta-analyses, controlled trials, cohort studies, case-control studies and transversal studies published until July 31, 2008...
January 2011: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
S Iwarsson, A Isacsson
During recent decades, research on quality of life has gained increasing interest. In gerontology, the assessment of objective as well as subjective dimensions is recommendable, and the most innovative research will involve the study of the interrelationships of several components. In empirical research objective environmental factors have rarely been explored. The aim of this study was to explore the interrelationships among subjective well-being, dependence in activities of daily living (ADL), and objective housing accessibility in the elderly population in ordinary housing...
January 1998: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Atsuhiko Ota, Nobufumi Yasuda, Shunichi Horikawa, Takashi Fujimura, Hiroshi Ohara
BACKGROUND: Evidence is still insufficient regarding the effects of Power Rehabilitation (PR) on physical performance and higher-level functional capacity of community-dwelling frail elderly people. METHODS: This nonrandomized controlled interventional trial consisted of 46 community-dwelling elderly individuals with light levels of long-term care needs. They were allocated to the intervention (I-group, n = 24) and control (C-group, n = 22) groups. Of them, 32 persons (17 in the I-group; 15 in the C-group) (median age, 77 years; sex, 28% male) completed the study...
March 2007: Journal of Epidemiology
S Görres
In view of the differentiality and multidimensionality of ageing, especially with regard to geriatric rehabilitation, a look at psycho-social and also the environmental context is indispensable. Above all there are mental and social components that hide the physical consequences of acute incidents and that lead to a reduction in the quality of life. Yet it is a widespread opinion that expansion and the level of health care, in geriatry and in rehabilitation, are nowadays oriented toward what is seen to be medically necessary and economically feasible...
2000: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
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