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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804393/ageism-among-physicians-nurses-and-social-workers-findings-from-a-qualitative-study
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Aya Ben-Harush, Sharon Shiovitz-Ezra, Israel Doron, Sara Alon, Arthur Leibovitz, Hava Golander, Yafa Haron, Liat Ayalon
This study investigated ageism among healthcare professionals in various therapeutic settings in Israel. Using a qualitative approach, the current study aimed to examine similarities and differences across healthcare disciplines. Three focus groups were conducted with physicians, nurses, and social workers. Data from each focus group were analyzed separately, and then commonalities and differences across the groups were evaluated. Three main themes relating to older adults emerged from the data. The first theme pertains to perceived difficulties that healthcare professionals experience in working with older adults and their family members; the second focuses on invisibility and discriminatory communication patterns; and the third theme relates to provision of inappropriate care to older adults...
March 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789607/assessing-the-validity-of-the-triage-risk-screening-tool-in-a-third-world-setting
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Ravi Lalla, Ian Sammy, Joanne Paul, Paula Nunes, Vidya Ramcharitar Maharaj, Paula Robertson
Background Social risk is rarely evaluated in older emergency department (ED) patients, although its identification can reduce re-attendance. Objectives This study assessed the diagnostic accuracy of the Triage Risk Screening Tool (TRST) in the ED of a developing country. Methods The diagnostic accuracy of the TRST to detect elderly adults in need of social service intervention was compared with routine clinical evaluation, using comprehensive evaluation by an experienced social worker as the "gold standard"...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735347/the-impact-of-eldercare-on-adult-children-s-health-and-employment-in-transitional-china
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Xiaomei Pei, Hao Luo, Zhiyong Lin, Norah Keating, Janet Fast
This paper explores the content and extent of the burden of caregiving for Chinese families in transition. It sets out to understand how Chinese families manage to balance family caregiving responsibilities with employment, the impact of the existing social institutions on family caregiving practices, and the risks that caregivers have to face. Data were collected from a sample of 214 workers from 14 manufacturing companies in an industrialized city in central China in 2013. Analysis revealed that common types of eldercare were assisting with activities of daily living and medical related care; middle aged employed respondents were most likely to be the caregivers to older family members; financial and time demands of care were challenging for caregivers, but women with more education and a secure job responded to the pressure of care giving better than those with less education and insecure jobs...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696906/assessment-of-recent-hiv-testing-among-older-adults-in-the-united-states
#4
Yuqi Guo, Omar T Sims
Older adults are the fastest growing segment of people living with HIV, and unfortunately many are unaware of their HIV status. Many providers are reluctant to ask older adults about their sexual histories, evaluate their risk factors, and test for HIV, and older adults have low perception of HIV risk. Using data from the 2013 to 2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, this study assessed the prevalence of recent HIV testing among older adults in the United States (n = 1,056) and identified predictors and barriers to recent HIV testing...
July 11, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696833/the-intersecting-cognitive-and-aging-needs-of-hiv-positive-older-adults-implications-for-social-work-practice
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Andrew David Eaton, Shelley L Craig, Robert Wallace
Cognitive impairment is a significant health concern for people aging with HIV/AIDS. Using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) framework, we surveyed (n = 108) and interviewed (n = 20) people living with HIV who were over age 50 about their cognitive concerns and recommendations for social work intervention development. Quantitative findings indicate that our sample was greatly engaged in their HIV care, yet participants had many cognitive concerns. Qualitative findings highlighted fear, shame, and uncertainty concerning HIV and aging alongside a need for increased social work support...
July 11, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682456/how-hospital-clinicians-select-patients-for-skilled-nursing-facilities
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Robert E Burke, Emily Lawrence, Amy Ladebue, Roman Ayele, Brandi Lippmann, Ethan Cumbler, Rebecca Allyn, Jacqueline Jones
OBJECTIVE: To understand how hospital-based clinicians evaluate older adults in the hospital and decide who will be transferred to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) for postacute care. DESIGN: Semistructured interviews paired with a qualitative analytical approach informed by Social Constructivist theory. SETTING: Inpatient care units in three hospitals. Purposive sampling was used to maximize variability in hospitals, units within hospitals, and staff on those units...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660749/-making-the-best-of-what-we-have-the-lived-experiences-of-community-psychiatric-nurses-day-centre-managers-and-social-workers-supporting-clients-with-dementia-attending-a-generic-day-care-service
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Elizabeth A Laird, Phyllis McGurk, Bernie Reid, Assumpta Ryan
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This study explored the experiences and perspectives of community psychiatric nurses, day centre managers and social workers about supporting clients living with and without dementia attending a generic day care service. The purpose of the study was to elucidate approaches that enable clients living with dementia to access and derive benefit from the service. BACKGROUND: In the light of international ageing demographics and strategy towards social inclusion, it is anticipated that demand for generic day care services for clients living with and without dementia will increase...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659201/-embrace-integrated-primary-care-for-older-adults
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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/28634565/home-based-telepsychiatry-in-us-urban-area
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Alireza Amirsadri, Jaclynne Burns, Albert Pizzuti, Cynthia L Arfken
Telepsychiatry expands access to psychiatric care. However, telepsychiatry for elderly adults is only reimbursed in the US if the patient is assessed while in a clinical setting. This case study presents a homebound older woman previously hospitalized for schizophrenia who had not seen a psychiatrist in over 20 years. Care was provided with hybrid telepsychiatry (team-based practice with social worker traveling to the home with electronic tablet for connection with psychiatrist). The intervention resulted in detecting unrecognized depression and complex trauma...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544054/associations-between-prevalence-of-adult-atopic-dermatitis-and-occupational-characteristics
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Yeunhee Kwak, Yoonjung Kim
AIM: To examine the prevalence of adult atopic dermatitis according to occupational status. BACKGROUND: While atopic dermatitis is more prevalent among children, some adults also suffer from it. The disease causes considerable difficulty in these adults' social lives at school or work, suggesting that they require high-quality health care. Given the chronic nature and environmental determinants of atopic dermatitis, its associations with occupational characteristics must be clarified...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498032/the-experiences-of-reciprocity-among-filipino-older-adults-in-canada-intergenerational-transnational-and-community-considerations
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Ilyan Ferrer, Shari Brotman, Amanda Grenier
This article illustrates the concept of reciprocity in the context of immigrant families. It recommends that definition of reciprocity account for exchanges beyond the immediate family, and render visible the simultaneous location of older people as care recipients and providers, and care arrangements across generations, borders, community, and time. Adopting a critical ethnographic study on the aging and care experiences of older Filipinos in Canada, this article analyzes data from extended observations and in-depth semi-structured interviews with 18 older people, 6 adult children, and 13 community stakeholders...
May 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494207/psychological-vulnerability-and-gambling-in-later-life
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Cory B Dennis, Thomas D Davis, Janet Chang, Carolyn McAllister
OBJECTIVES: Because behavioral problems often emerge from maladaptive coping methods, we investigated whether unmet basic psychological needs evolve toward a level of psychological vulnerability that puts older adults who gamble at risk for becoming problem gamblers. METHODS: Data from a community sample of 379 adults ages 60 and above were analyzed using structural equation modeling. Participants responded to items regarding their demographics, gambling frequency, engagement in at-risk gambling behaviors, and the extent to which their basic psychological needs were met...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489491/risk-factors-for-symptoms-of-prescription-opioid-misuse-do-older-adults-differ-from-younger-adult-patients
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Gerald Cochran, Daniel Rosen, Rebecca M McCarthy, Rafael J Engel
Limited research is available regarding the health risks associated with opioid medication misuse among middle age (50-64 years) and older adults (65 and older). Understanding the misuse symptom risk profiles of these populations has potential to advance the national opioid epidemic response. A survey was conducted in four community pharmacies in southwestern Pennsylvania among adult, non-cancer patients filling opioid medications (N = 318) regarding opioid medication misuse symptoms and misuse risk factors...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426235/expressive-social-support-buffers-the-impact-of-care-related-work-interruptions-on-caregivers-depressive-symptoms
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Shannon Ang, Rahul Malhotra
OBJECTIVE: To assess if expressive and instrumental social support from family and friends moderate the association of care-related work interruptions (e.g. leaving work for the older adult's doctor appointment) with depressive symptoms among working family caregivers of older adults. METHODS: Data were from the Singapore Survey on Informal Caregiving (SSIC). A subsample of 662 dyads, each comprising an older care-recipient [home-dwelling Singaporean aged 75 and older receiving human assistance for at least one activity of daily living (ADL)] and his/her working family caregiver, was analysed...
April 20, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409711/silver-alerts-a-notification-system-for-communities-with-missing-adults
#15
Erika Gergerich, Lindsey Davis
As the U.S. population ages, the prevalence of dementia will grow and communities will face the problem of older adults wandering or becoming lost. Silver Alert systems are programs designed to locate missing older adults with dementia or other mental disabilities. Such programs have been initiated in all but five states. Data collection for these programs is often minimal or incomplete. Social workers should be involved in prevention, follow up and education with caregivers, community members and law enforcement officers...
April 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394961/-frailty-criteria-among-older-people-living-in-the-community-an-update
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Evelyn Iriarte, Alejandra-Ximena Araya
Frailty is an important concept in aging research and care. Awareness of frailty signs allows healthcare workers to identify older adults at risk and design interventions to prevent their functional decline, therefore preventing adverse health outcomes. This literature review allows to identify predictors of frailty considering its physical, psychological and social domains. From the evidence found, it is possible to formulate a profile of fragile older people. Finally, future research should focus on the description of psychological and social fragility profiles, on the detection of persons likely to be fragile and finally to define precise instruments to detect fragile people, which should become the gold standards in future research...
November 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390227/the-effect-of-employment-transitions-on-physical-health-among-the-elderly-in-south-korea-a-longitudinal-analysis-of-the-korean-retirement-and-income-study
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Juyeon Lee, Myoung-Hee Kim
This study aims to answer three research questions: First, is the positive effect of retirement on physical health replicated in Korea? Second, is there any difference in health effects of employment transition according to employment status? Third, to what extent do monetary, non-monetary and work-related factors explain the effects of employment transitions on changes in physical health? The longitudinal panel data from five waves of the Korea Retirement and Income Study was used. We conducted (a) the pooled cross-sectional analysis, which used five-wave pooled data; and (b) the fixed-effects analyses to investigate how within-individual changes in employment status correspond to changes in subjective physical health among older adults aged 55 to 84...
May 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380723/social-workers-attempts-to-navigate-among-the-elderly-their-families-and-foreign-home-care-workers-in-the-haredi-community
#18
Anat Freund, Tova Band-Winterstein
BACKGROUND: The study's aim is to examine social workers' experience in facilitating the integration of foreign home care workers (FHCWs) into the ultraorthodox Jewish (UOJ) community for the purpose of treating older adults. METHOD: Using the qualitative-phenomenological approach, semistructured, in-depth interviews were conducted with 18 social workers in daily contact with UOJ older adult clients in the process of integrating FHCWs. RESULTS: Data analysis revealed three central themes-integrating FHCWs into the aging UOJ family: barriers and challenges in the interaction between the two worlds; "even the rabbi has a FHCW": changing trends in caring for older adults; and the social worker as mediator and facilitator of a successful relationship...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278218/predictors-of-and-reasons-for-attempts-to-reduce-alcohol-intake-a-population-survey-of-adults-in-england
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Emma Beard, Jamie Brown, Eileen Kaner, Robert West, Susan Michie
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the predictors among high-risk drinkers in England of attempts to reduce alcohol consumption, the reasons given for these attempts and the association between the various reasons and alcohol consumption. METHOD: Data came from 2,800 high-risk drinkers taking part in the Alcohol Toolkit Study (ATS) between March 2014 and November 2016 who were attempting to reduce their alcohol consumption. Participants completed the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and were asked questions regarding their socio-demographic characteristics, attempts to cut down and reasons for doing so...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184149/can-caring-create-prejudice-an-investigation-of-positive-and-negative-intergenerational-contact-in-care-settings-and-the-generalisation-of-blatant-and-subtle-age-prejudice-to-other-older-people
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Lisbeth Drury, Dominic Abrams, Hannah J Swift, Ruth A Lamont, Katarina Gerocova
Caring is a positive social act, but can it result in negative attitudes towards those cared for, and towards others from their wider social group? Based on intergroup contact theory, we tested whether care workers' (CWs) positive and negative contact with old-age care home residents (CHRs) predicts prejudiced attitudes towards that group, and whether this generalises to other older people. Fifty-six CWs were surveyed about their positive and negative contact with CHRs and their blatant and subtle attitudes (humanness attributions) towards CHRs and older adults...
January 2017: Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
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