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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713481/gerontechnologies-for-older-patients-with-heart-failure-what-is-the-role-of-smartphones-tablets-and-remote-monitoring-devices-in-improving-symptom-monitoring-and-self-care-management
#1
Ruth M Masterson Creber, Kathleen T Hickey, Mathew S Maurer
Older adults with heart failure have multiple chronic conditions and a large number and range of symptoms. A fundamental component of heart failure self-care management is regular symptom monitoring. Symptom monitoring can be facilitated by cost-effective, easily accessible technologies that are integrated into patients' lives. Technologies that are tailored to older adults by incorporating gerontological design principles are called gerontechnologies. Gerontechnology is an interdisciplinary academic and professional field that combines gerontology and technology with the goals of improving prevention, care, and enhancing the quality of life for older adults...
October 2016: Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711424/conversion-and-reversion-rates-in-japanese-older-people-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
#2
Hiroyuki Shimada, Hyuma Makizako, Takehiko Doi, SungChul Lee, Sangyoon Lee
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 25% of individuals who are diagnosed with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) revert to normal cognition (NC) rather than progressing to Alzheimer disease (AD). However, the prevalence of progression and reversion among older people in Asia remains unclear. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. SETTING: A community in Japan. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 4153 individuals without dementia aged ≥65 years were classified as having NC, aMCI single domain (aMCIs), non-aMCI single domain (naMCIs), aMCI multiple domain (aMCIm), non-aMCI multiple domain (naMCIm), or global cognitive impairment (GCI)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700075/south-korean-family-caregiver-involvement-in-delirium-care-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
#3
Yun Kang, Wendy Moyle, Marie Cooke, Siobhan O'Dwyer
The current study aimed to describe the effect of an educational program on RN-initiated efforts to involve family caregivers in delirium care. A descriptive qualitative study was performed. A purposive sample of 12 RNs who participated in a one group, pre-post evaluation of a delirium educational program, and a nominated sample of six family caregivers of patients who had been cared for by RNs in the program participated in individual, in-depth interviews. The qualitative findings indicated that the inclusion of a delirium brochure in ward orientation on admission, with reinforcement during shift changes, and RN-initiated engagement with family caregivers promoted family caregiver involvement in delirium prevention...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700074/socially-assistive-robots-measuring-older-adults-perceptions
#4
Linda M Beuscher, Jing Fan, Nilanjan Sarkar, Mary S Dietrich, Paul A Newhouse, Karen F Miller, Lorraine C Mion
To address manpower shortages, health care leaders recommend technology, including robots, to facilitate and augment processes for delivery of efficient, safe care. Little is known regarding older adults' perceptions of socially assistive robots (SARs). Using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use Technology framework, a survey was developed and tested for capturing older adults' likelihood to use SARs. The Robot Acceptance Survey (RAS) comprises three subscales: Performance Expectancy, Effort Expectancy, and Attitude...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687369/corrigendum-to-exemplars-in-advanced-practice-gerontological-nursing-a-gapna-series-gapna-consensus-statement-proficiency-9-geriatr-nurs-38-2-2017-165-167
#5
Elizabeth Galik, Barbara Resnick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687129/-from-dependency-to-autonomy-a-geriatric-pathway
#6
Antoine Iglesias, Florence Da Costa Ribeiro, Maryse Pedra, Marie-Christine Chassaigne, Caroline Berbon
Preventing dependency is essential in our ageing society. One of its components is the avoidable dependency which develops during a period of hospitalisation. Caregivers play an important role in helping the elderly person regain their autonomy. Various actions have been undertaken on this theme within the gerontology unit of Toulouse university hospital, including the creation of a multi-disciplinary group of experts among the caregivers working in the unit.
July 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678674/a-review-on-community-based-knowledge-transfer-and-exchange-kte-initiatives-for-promoting-well-being-in-older-adults
#7
M Anum Syed, Aynsley Moorhouse, Lynn McDonald, Sander L Hitzig
Knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) processes can facilitate evidence-informed community-based care for seniors, but understanding effective KTE in gerontology is limited. A scoping review was conducted to evaluate the current state of KTE in the community-based sector for seniors. Twelve articles met the inclusion criteria, which addressed a broad variety of topics including caregiving, elder abuse, falls prevention, home-rehabilitation, hospice and dementia care. Studies evaluated KTE practices (n = 8), developed a KTE intervention (n = 3), or explored research uptake (n = 1)...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Evidence-informed Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675907/the-role-of-leisure-activities-in-mediating-the-relationship-between-physical-health-and-well-being-differential-patterns-in-old-and-very-old-age
#8
Andreas Ihle, Élvio R Gouveia, Bruna R Gouveia, Bernadette W A van der Linden, Julia Sauter, Rainer Gabriel, Michel Oris, Delphine Fagot, Matthias Kliegel
BACKGROUND: Recently, Paggi et al. [Gerontology 2016;62:450-458] for the very first time showed in a cross-sectional sample of 259 adults aged 18-81 years that the relation of physical health to psychological well-being was mediated via frequency of leisure activity participation. OBJECTIVE: To extend this framework, we followed theories on successful aging and vulnerability to propose to add a differential perspective predicting that certain individuals may be more vulnerable than others and therefore may show differences in the mediation pattern...
July 5, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675898/the-sarc-f-questionnaire-diagnostic-overlap-with-established-sarcopenia-definitions-in-older-german-men-with-sarcopenia
#9
Wolfgang Kemmler, Cornel Sieber, Ellen Freiberger, Simon von Stengel
BACKGROUND: The high relevance of sarcopenia for the aging societies of most developed nations is emphasized by its recent inclusion in the ICD-10-CM (M62.84). However, diagnosing sarcopenia is a daunting task. Apart from varying definitions, the proper assessment of recognized sarcopenia criteria is time and cost consuming. A short and inexpensive screening tool may thus be welcome for clinicians and others working in the area of gerontology. Recently, a simple questionnaire was provided (SARC-F) that may adequately realize this aim...
July 5, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671627/a-10-year-follow-up-study-of-social-ties-and-functional-health-among-the-old-the-ages-project
#10
Chiyoe Murata, Tami Saito, Taishi Tsuji, Masashige Saito, Katsunori Kondo
In Asian nations, family ties are considered important. However, it is not clear what happens among older people with no such ties. To investigate the association, we used longitudinal data from the Aichi Gerontological Evaluation Study (AGES) project. Functionally independent older people at baseline (N = 14,088) in 10 municipalities were followed from 2003 to 2013. Social ties were assessed by asking about their social support exchange with family, relatives, friends, or neighbors. Cox proportional hazard models were employed to investigate the association between social ties and the onset of functional disability adjusting for age, health status, and living arrangement...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670849/redefining-the-elderly-as-aged-75%C3%A2-years-and-older-proposal-from-the-joint-committee-of-japan-gerontological-society-and-the-japan-geriatrics-society
#11
Yasuyoshi Ouchi, Hiromi Rakugi, Hidenori Arai, Masahiro Akishita, Hideki Ito, Kenji Toba, Ichiro Kai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666363/grandparents-raising-grandchildren-what-have-we-learned-over-the-past-decade
#12
Bert Hayslip, Christine A Fruhauf, Megan L Dolbin-MacNab
Background and Objectives: In this manuscript, we update the literature over the last decade in addressing several new content areas that have emerged in the grandfamilies literature, along with issues that are still important to understanding grandparents raising their grandchildren today. Research Design and Methods: The social science and gerontological literature since 2004 was accessed, reviewed, organized topically, and integrated, based upon an exhaustive PsychINFO literature search...
June 28, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664653/care-as-narrative-practice-in-the-context-of-long-term-care-theoretical-considerations
#13
Charlotte Berendonk, Bodil Hansen Blix, William L Randall, Clive Baldwin, Vera Caine
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: In this article, we introduce care itself as a narrative practice. We emphasise that all interactions between care providers and older adults in long-term care settings are narrative in nature and foreground experience. BACKGROUND: Every person consists of innumerable stories based on experiences over time. Some experiences can be recalled and told as narratives, while others are inscribed into our bodies; they are embodied. These narratives shape who we are and are becoming, and influence how care providers experience and provide nursing care in long-term care settings...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664288/-gerontological-policy-advice-possibilities-and-limits-of-scientific-counseling
#14
REVIEW
Andreas Kruse, Adelheid Kuhlmey, Gerhard Naegele
In the first part of this article a comprehensive understanding of political advice is explicated. In this context reference is made to the value judgement dispute in German sociology and a differentiation between an enlightening and a critical function of scientific policy advice. Development of social scientific policy advice is considered against the background of the distinction between technocratic, decisionistic and pragmatic models of counseling. In the second part of the article, the committee of inquiry on demographic change, the national reports on aging and the reviews on the development of the healthcare system are considered as practical examples of policy advice...
June 29, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661543/implementing-nurse-facilitated-person-centered-care-approaches-for-patients-with-delirium-superimposed-on-dementia-in-the-acute-care-setting
#15
Andrea Yevchak, Donna M Fick, Ann M Kolanowski, Jane McDowell, Todd Monroe, Anna LeViere, Lorraine Mion
Little is understood about the use of person-centered care (PCC) for individuals with delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD), especially in the acute care setting. As part of a larger clinical trial, the purpose of the current exploratory study was to describe examples and qualitatively derived themes of nurse-facilitated PCC for hospitalized older adults with dementia and delirium. A total of 750 delirium rounds were analyzed across three diverse acute care sites. Qualitative derived themes of PCC included: (a) Knowing the Patient's Baseline; (b) Knowing the Patient's Interests and Values; (c) Enhancing Sensory Abilities to Communicate; (d) Individualizing Cognitive Stimulation; and (e) Enhancing Behavioral Approaches to Comfort and Sleep...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661542/effects-of-uncertainty-on-perceived-and-physiological-stress-in-caregivers-of-stroke-survivors-a-6-week-longitudinal-study
#16
Eeeseung Byun, Barbara Riegel, Marilyn Sommers, Nancy Tkacs, Lois Evans
Caregivers' stress following a family member's stroke is likely accentuated by its associated uncertainty. The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of uncertainty on caregivers' perceived and physiological stress (i.e., salivary cortisol). A prospective, longitudinal observational study was conducted with a convenience sample of 40 caregivers and stroke survivors recruited from acute care settings. Linear mixed models were used. Greater uncertainty was associated with higher perceived stress (p < 0...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661541/women-50-and-older-and-hiv-prevention-and-implications-for-health-care-providers
#17
Christopher Lance Coleman
The current article discusses the importance of implementing HIV and AIDS education, prevention, and intervention programs that are tailored to women 50 and older and to determine HIV risk factors for this population. A literature search was performed, resulting in 41 relevant articles. The literature underscored the significance of increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS, particularly among older women. HIV risk behaviors and the effect that these behaviors have on HIV transmission and prevention among women 50 and older are described...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659201/-embrace-integrated-primary-care-for-older-adults
#18
R J Uittenbroek, H P H Kremer, S L W Spoorenberg, S A Reijneveld, K Wynia
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of Embrace (Dutch: SamenOud), a new primary care model for community-living people aged over 75 years on perceived quality of care. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial in 15 general practices in the East Groningen region of the Netherlands. METHOD: In the period January 2012-March 2013, 1456 general practice patients aged 75 years and older were stratified on the basis of self-reporting into 3 risk profiles: 'robust', 'frail' and 'complex care needs', and then randomized to the intervention or the control arm...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651032/evidence-based-practice-guideline-persistent-pain-management-in-older-adults
#19
Paul Arnstein, Keela A Herr, Howard K Butcher
More individuals develop and endure constant or recurring pain in older adulthood. Although 40% of these individuals receive no treatment, many evidence-based treatments are available. Accurate assessment of pain, its impact on functioning, and preventing treatment-related harms lay the foundation of safe, effective pain control. Analgesic agents are often necessary, but require a delicate balance to prevent under-treatment, the unnecessary abandonment of therapy, or exposure to potentially serious adverse effects...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651031/assessment-of-fall-characteristics-from-depth-sensor-videos
#20
Jennifer J O'Connor, Lorraine J Phillips, Bunmi Folarinde, Gregory L Alexander, Marilyn Rantz
Falls are a major source of death and disability in older adults; little data, however, are available about the etiology of falls in community-dwelling older adults. Sensor systems installed in independent and assisted living residences of 105 older adults participating in an ongoing technology study were programmed to record live videos of probable fall events. Sixty-four fall video segments from 19 individuals were viewed and rated using the Falls Video Assessment Questionnaire. Raters identified that 56% (n = 36) of falls were due to an incorrect shift of body weight and 27% (n = 17) from losing support of an external object, such as an unlocked wheelchair or rolling walker...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
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