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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430370/extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-field-elf-emf-reduces-oxidative-stress-and-improves-functional-and-psychological-status-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Natalia Cichoń, Michał Bijak, Elżbieta Miller, Joanna Saluk
As a result of ischaemia/reperfusion, massive generation of reactive oxygen species occurs, followed by decreased activity of antioxidant enzymes. Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) can modulate oxidative stress, but there are no clinical antioxidant studies in brain stroke patients. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of ELF-EMF on clinical and antioxidant status in post-stroke patients. Fifty-seven patients were divided into two groups: ELF-EMF and non-ELF-EMF. Both groups underwent the same 4-week rehabilitation program...
April 21, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429883/older-adults-attitudes-toward-depression-screening-in-primary-care-settings-and-exploring-a-brief-educational-pamphlet
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Avani Shah, Forrest Scogin, Christina M Pierpaoli, Amit Shah
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess older adults' (OAs') attitudes toward depression screening in primary care settings with a survey and explore the impact of an educational pamphlet on these attitudes. METHODS: Older adults above age 55 (N = 140) were randomly stratified by sex to an intervention or control group. The study included a baseline assessment, posttest, the Geriatric Depression Scale-Short Form, a two-page pamphlet on health and mood, and a 10-question quiz...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429562/predictors-of-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-chinese-people-with-major-neurocognitive-disorders-and-their-caregivers-the-roles-of-self-esteem-and-caregiver-s-burden
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Daniel Kim-Wan Young, Petrus Yat-Nam Ng, Timothy Kwok
AIM: The present research study aimed to identify and compare the clinical and non-clinical factors that predict the self-reported and proxy-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of people with major neurocognitive disorder (PwND) who are living at home in a Chinese society. METHODS: A total of 57 Chinese PwND-family caregiver dyads that were using the services of local senior centers were recruited through a cross-sectional survey with convenience sampling...
April 20, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423137/psychometric-properties-of-the-vulnerability-to-abuse-screening-scale-for-screening-abuse-of-older-adults
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Raquel Batista Dantas, Graziella Lage Oliveira, Andréa Maria Silveira
OBJECTIVE: Adapt and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Vulnerability to Abuse Screening Scale to identify risk of domestic violence against older adults in Brazil. METHODS: The instrument was adapted and validated in a sample of 151 older adults from a geriatric reference center in the municipality of Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, in 2014. We collected sociodemographic, clinical, and abuse-related information, and verified reliability by reproducibility in a sample of 55 older people, who underwent re-testing of the instrument seven days after the first application...
April 10, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421787/adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-pattern-cognitive-status-and-depressive-symptoms-in-an-elderly-non-institutionalized-population
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Ana Hernández-Galiot, Isabel Goñi
INTRODUCTION: Scientific evidence indicates that adherence to the Mediterranean diet protects against the deterioration of cognitive status and depressive symptoms during aging. However, few studies have been conducted in elderly non-institutionalized subjects. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the relation between the adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern and cognitive status and depressive symptoms in an elderly population over 75 years. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a Mediterranean city (Garrucha, Spain) in 79 elderly people over 75 (36 men and 41 women)...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418685/does-a-physical-activity-program-in-the-nursing-home-impact-on-depressive-symptoms-a-generalized-linear-mixed-model-approach
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Mona Diegelmann, Carl-Philipp Jansen, Hans-Werner Wahl, Oliver K Schilling, Eva-Luisa Schnabel, Klaus Hauer
OBJECTIVES: Physical activity (PA) may counteract depressive symptoms in nursing home (NH) residents considering biological, psychological, and person-environment transactional pathways. Empirical results, however, have remained inconsistent. Addressing potential shortcomings of previous research, we examined the effect of a whole-ecology PA intervention program on NH residents' depressive symptoms using generalized linear mixed-models (GLMMs). METHOD: We used longitudinal data from residents of two German NHs who were included without any pre-selection regarding physical and mental functioning (n = 163, Mage = 83...
April 18, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418163/psychometric-properties-of-the-apathy-evaluation-scale-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Ulrike Lueken, Ricarda Evens, Monika Balzer-Geldsetzer, Simon Baudrexel, Richard Dodel, Susanne Gräber-Sultan, Rüdiger Hilker-Roggendorf, Elke Kalbe, Oliver Kaut, Brit Mollenhauer, Kathrin Reetz, Eva Schäffer, Nele Schmidt, Jörg B Schulz, Annika Spottke, Karsten Witt, Katharina Linse, Alexander Storch, Oliver Riedel
Parkinson's disease (PD) frequently entails non-motor symptoms, worsening the course of the disease. Apathy is one of the core neuropsychiatric symptoms that has been investigated in recent years; research is however hampered by the limited availability of well-evaluated apathy scales for these patients. We evaluated the psychometric properties of the Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES) in a sample of PD patients. Psychometric properties, convergent and discriminant validity and sensitivity/specificity were evaluated in patients with (n = 582) or without dementia/depression (n = 339)...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417133/comorbid-diabetes-and-depression-among-older-adults-prevalence-correlates-disability-and-healthcare-utilisation
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Mythily Subramaniam, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi A Vaingankar, Louisa Picco, Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Li Ling Ng, Rathi Mahendran, Hong Choon Chua, Derrick Mk Heng, Siow Ann Chong
INTRODUCTION: The objectives of this current study were to: 1) examine the prevalence and correlates of diabetes mellitus (DM) among older adults (aged 60 years and above) in a multi-ethnic population; 2) examine the prevalence and correlates of comorbid DM and depression among them; and 3) assess the effect of comorbid depression on disability, cognition and healthcare utilisation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data for the current study came from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) study; a single phase, cross-sectional survey conducted among Singapore residents aged 60 years and above...
March 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412557/electroconvulsive-therapy-changes-the-regional-resting-state-function-measured-by-regional-homogeneity-reho-and-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-alff-in-elderly-major-depressive-disorder-patients-an-exploratory-study
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Xiao-Ming Kong, Shu-Xian Xu, Yan Sun, Ke-Yong Wang, Chen Wang, Ji Zhang, Jin-Xiang Xia, Li Zhang, Bo-Jian Tan, Xin-Hui Xie
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most effective and rapid treatment for severe major depressive disorder (MDD) in elderly patients. The mechanism of ECT is unclear, and studies on ECT in elderly MDD patients by resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging are rare. Thirteen elderly MDD patients were scanned before and after ECT using a 3.0T MRI scanner. Regional homogeneity (ReHo) and amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (ALFF) were processed to compare resting-state function before and after treatment...
April 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409063/a-practical-approach-to-detection-and-treatment-of-depression-in-parkinson-disease-and-dementia
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REVIEW
Zahra Goodarzi, Zahinoor Ismail
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the available evidence for the detection and management of depression in Parkinson disease (PD) and dementia. RECENT FINDINGS: Depression is a common comorbidity in those with PD or dementia, and leads to increased morbidity. There are several available and accurate tools for the detection of depression in PD (e.g., Geriatric Depression Scale) and dementia (e.g., Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia). Treatment of depression depends on patient preference, severity of depression, comorbidities, and available resources...
April 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406265/symptoms-of-apathy-independently-predict-incident-frailty-and-disability-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Emmeline Ayers, Miriam Shapiro, Roee Holtzer, Nir Barzilai, Sofiya Milman, Joe Verghese
OBJECTIVE: Although depressive symptoms are widely recognized as a predictor of functional decline among older adults, little is known about the predictive utility of apathy in this population. We prospectively examined apathy symptoms as predictors of incident slow gait, frailty, and disability among non-demented, community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: We examined 2 independent prospective cohort studies-the LonGenity study (N = 625, 53% women, mean age = 75...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405846/cancer-specific-geriatric-assessment-and-quality-of-life-important-factors-in-caring-for-older-patients-with-aggressive-b-cell-lymphoma
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Karin Ribi, Stéphanie Rondeau, Felicitas Hitz, Ulrich Mey, Milica Enoiu, Thomas Pabst, Anastasios Stathis, Natalie Fischer, Kerri M Clough-Gorr
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of chemotherapy, a geriatric assessment is recommended in elderly patients with cancer. We aimed to characterize and compare patients with aggressive lymphoma by objective response and survival status based on pre-treatment cancer-specific geriatric (C-SGA) and quality of life (QoL) assessments. METHODS: Patients not eligible for anthracycline-based first-line therapy or intensive salvage regimens completed C-SGA and QoL assessment before and after a rituximab-bendamustine-lenalidomide (R-BL) treatment in a phase II clinical trial...
April 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402074/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-depression-in-the-empty-nest-elderly-from-the-sichuan-longmenshan-fault-earthquake
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Jiuping Xu, Yang Sun, Ziqi Wang
AIM: There have been few recent studies that have systematically investigated the risk factors for psychological illnesses caused by earthquakes in the empty nest elderly. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for depression in this special group in the hardest hit areas of the 2008 Sichuan Longmenshan fault Earthquake. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 10 severely damaged counties from Oct 2015 to Jan 2016 on 1,783 empty nesters, all of whom completed the Geriatric Depression Scale and the Social Support Rating Scale...
April 12, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401631/disease-burden-comorbidity-and-geriatric-syndromes-in-the-australian-aged-care-population
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Jodie Belinda Hillen, Agnes Vitry, Gillian E Caughey
OBJECTIVE: To describe the burden of disease in the Australian residential aged care population. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of Aged Care Funding Instrument data. RESULTS: Dementia (48%), depression (22.5%) and arthritis (14.2%) were the most prevalent chronic diseases in this population. Unclassified conditions such as falls, pain and urinary incontinence were also significant burdens in this population (17.1%). Circulatory, musculoskeletal and unclassified conditions were the most prevalent comorbidities across all common medical groups...
April 11, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399803/dancing-in-time-feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-contemporary-dance-programme-to-modify-risk-factors-for-falling-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Laura Britten, Christine Addington, Sarah Astill
BACKGROUND: Falls are a common cause of injury in older adults, with the prevention of falls being a priority for public health departments around the world. This study investigated the feasibility, and impact of an 8 week contemporary dance programme on modifiable physical (physical activity status, mobility, sedentary behaviour patterns) and psychosocial (depressive state, fear of falling) risk factors for falls. METHODS: An uncontrolled 'pre-post' intervention design was used...
April 11, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398102/relationship-of-depression-and-medications-on-incidence-of-falls-among-people-with-late-effects-of-polio
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Carolyn P Da Silva, Bianca Zuckerman, Rhoda Olkin
The purpose of this study was to determine if falls in polio survivors, with or without post-polio syndrome (PPS), are related to number of medications taken, use of anti-depressant or psychoactive medications, or self-report of depression. A survey was sent to 300 members of a regional polio support group, asking them to document their fall history, medications used, and the presence of depression. Depression was measured by self-report and with the Geriatric Depression Scale, short form (GDS-15). One hundred and seventy-two usable surveys were returned with 146 of those completing the medication list...
April 11, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395524/performance-and-capacity-based-measures-of-locomotion-compared-to-impairment-based-measures-best-predicted-participation-in-individuals-with-hemiparesis-due-to-stroke
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Iza Faria-Fortini, Marluce L Basílio, Aline A Scianni, Christina D C M Faria, Luci F Teixeira-Salmela
PURPOSE: To determine the potential predictors of participation of individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis, taking into account modifiable variables of impairments, activity limitations, and environmental factors. METHODS: One hundred and nine individuals (58 ± 12 years; 64 men) participated in this study. Outcomes included measures of impairments (depressive symptoms: Geriatric Depression Scale and motor-based impairments: finger-to-nose test, lower extremity (LE) motor coordination test, and handgrip strength, isometric strength of the LE muscles), activity (capacity: 10-meter walking speed test and Test d'Évaluation des Membres Supérieurs de Personnes Agées; performance: locomotion and manual abilities; environmental factors (Measure of the Quality of the Environment); and participation: Assessment of Life Habits (LIFE-H 3...
April 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395075/a-comparison-of-risk-and-protective-factors-related-to-depressive-symptoms-among-american-indian-and-caucasian-older-adults
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Catherine Elizabeth Burnette, Soonhee Roh, Kyoung Hag Lee, Yeon-Shim Lee, Lisa A Newland, Jung Sim Jun
Despite efforts to reduce health disparities, many American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, including older adults, experience elevated levels of depression and associated suicide. Although adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and social support are well-documented risk and protective factors for depression in the general population, little is known about AI/AN populations, especially older adults. The purpose of this study was to examine factors related to depression among a sample of AI older adults in the Midwest...
February 1, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393547/prevalence-of-depressive-symptoms-and-its-associated-factors-in-older-adults-a-cross-sectional-study-in-kathmandu-nepal
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Rajani Simkhada, Sharada P Wasti, Vijay S Gc, Andrew C K Lee
OBJECTIVE: Globally, depression is one of the most prevalent and burdensome conditions in older adults. However, there are few population-based studies of depression in older adults in developing countries. In this paper, we examine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and explore possible contributory risk factors in older adults living in Nepal. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in two semi-urban communities in Kathmandu, Nepal. Depression was assessed using the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale in 303 participants, aged 60 years and over...
April 10, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393440/effects-of-a-multifactorial-intervention-comprising-resistance-exercise-nutritional-and-psychosocial-programs-on-frailty-and-functional-health-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Satoshi Seino, Mariko Nishi, Hiroshi Murayama, Miki Narita, Yuri Yokoyama, Yu Nofuji, Yu Taniguchi, Hidenori Amano, Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai
AIM: To examine the effects of a multifactorial intervention on frailty and functional health among community-dwelling older adults, a 6-month randomized, controlled, cross-over trial was carried out within the Hatoyama Cohort Study. METHODS: A total of 77 pre-frail or frail older adults (mean age 74.6 years) were randomly allocated to an immediate intervention group (IIG; n = 38) or delayed intervention group (DIG; n = 39). The IIG participated in a twice-weekly multifactorial intervention comprising resistance exercise, nutritional education and psychosocial programs...
April 10, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
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