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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178751/a-study-on-the-factors-influencing-the-community-participation-of-older-adults-in-china-based-on-the-charls2011-data-set
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Wenyi Lin
Many communities provide older people with various opportunities to participate in the society. The 2010 Chinese census reveals that the majority of the older adults in China are still healthy, but research shows that older adults have relatively low levels of community participation. This study aims to determine the factors that affect the community participation of older adults in China using data collected from the 2011 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS). The CHARLS survey used a multistage sampling strategy to select respondents from 450 resident or village communities in China...
February 8, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160735/differential-access-to-syringe-exchange-and-other-prevention-activities-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-rural-and-urban-areas-of-puerto-rico
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Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Patrick Habecker, Kirk Dombrowski, Angelica Rivera Villegas, Carmen Ana Davila, Yadira Rolón Colón, Sandra Miranda De León
BACKGROUND: Injection drug use and its associated blood-borne infections has become a rapidly increasing problem in rural areas of the US recently. Syringe exchange programs have been shown to be effective for reducing transmission of blood borne infections, however access to these prevention efforts may be limited in rural areas. METHODS: This paper utilizes two separate community samples of people who inject drugs (PWID) in Puerto Rico to achieve the following research objectives: (1) compare rural and urban access to syringe exchange programs, free sterile syringes and other HIV/HCV prevention activities, and (2) examine whether utilization of prevention activities is associated with lower injection risk behaviors...
February 1, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160059/finger-cold-induced-vasodilation-of-older-korean-female-divers-haenyeo-effects-of-chronic-cold-exposure-and-aging
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Joo-Young Lee, Joonhee Park, Eunsook Koh, Seongwon Cha
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the local cold tolerance of older Korean female divers, haenyeo (N = 22) in terms of cold acclimatization and ageing. As control groups, older non-diving females (N = 25) and young females from a rural area (N = 15) and an urban area (N = 51) participated in this study. To evaluate local cold tolerance, finger cold-induced vasodilation (CIVD) during finger immersion of 4 °C water was examined. As a result, older haenyeos showed greater minimum finger temperature and recovery finger temperature than older non-diving females (P < 0...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153018/physical-activity-levels-objectively-measured-among-older-adults-a-population-based-study-in-a-southern-city-of-brazil
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Virgílio Viana Ramires, Fernando César Wehrmeister, Andrea Wendt Böhm, Leony Galliano, Ulf Ekelund, Soren Brage, Inácio Crochemore Mohnsam da Silva
BACKGROUND: Low levels of physical activity are currently observed in all age groups around the world. Among older adults physical activity is even lower, potentially influencing quality of life, incidence of diseases and premature mortality. The aim of this study was to describe objectively measured physical activity levels among older adults residents in a Southern city of Brazil. METHODS: A population-based study was carried out including people aged 60+ years living in the urban area of Pelotas...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149791/population-based-survey-of-prevalence-causes-and-risk-factors-for-blindness-and-visual-impairment-in-an-aging-chinese-metropolitan-population
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Jian-Yan Hu, Liang Yan, Yong-Dong Chen, Xin-Hua Du, Ting-Ting Li, De-An Liu, Dong-Hong Xu, Yi-Min Huang, Qiang Wu
AIM: To assess the prevalence, causes, and risk factors for blindness and visual impairment among elderly (≥60 years of age) Chinese people in a metropolitan area of Shanghai, China. METHODS: Random cluster sampling was conducted to identify participants among residents ≥60 years of age living in the Xietu Block, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China. Presenting visual acuity (PVA) and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) were checked by the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) visual chart...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115175/distribution-and-dynamics-of-soil-contamination-with-toxocara-canis-and-toxocara-cati-eggs-in-poland-and-prevention-measures-proposed-after-20-years-of-study
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Hanna Mizgajska-Wiktor, Wojciech Jarosz, Renata Fogt-Wyrwas, Agnieszka Drzewiecka
The studies conducted in the years 1994-2013 allowed to determine the distribution of Toxocara spp. eggs in the soil of different types of urban and rural areas in Poland and to establish seasonal and multi-year dynamics of soil contamination with T. cati and T. canis eggs. Out of 3309 soil samples examined, 14.9% contained the eggs and the average density was 3.43 eggs/100g of soil. The level of soil contamination was the highest in cities, lower in villages, and lowest in small towns. In urban areas eggs of T...
January 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107371/sexual-reproductive-health-needs-and-rights-of-young-people-in-slum-areas-of-kampala-uganda-a-cross-sectional-study
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Andre M N Renzaho, Joseph K Kamara, Nichole Georgeou, Gilbert Kamanga
BACKGROUND: Young people in Uganda face various sexual and reproductive health risks, especially those living in urban slums. The aim of this study was to examine factors associated with comprehensive categories of sexual and reproductive health, including sexual behaviours; sexual education and access to contraceptive services; family planning; prevention of STDs; sexual consent as a right; gender based violence; as well as HIV testing, counselling, disclosure and support. METHODS: The study was cross-sectional in design and was carried out in July 2014 in Makindye and Nakawa Divisions of Kampala City, Uganda...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105771/the-interrater-and-test-retest-reliability-of-the-home-falls-and-accidents-screening-tool-home-fast-in-malaysia-using-raters-with-a-range-of-professional-backgrounds
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Muhammad Hibatullah Romli, Lynette Mackenzie, Meryl Lovarini, Maw Pin Tan, Lindy Clemson
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Falls can be a devastating issue for older people living in the community, including those living in Malaysia. Health professionals and community members have a responsibility to ensure that older people have a safe home environment to reduce the risk of falls. Using a standardised screening tool is beneficial to intervene early with this group. The Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool (HOME FAST) should be considered for this purpose; however, its use in Malaysia has not been studied...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104036/-analysis-of-cancer-incidence-and-mortality-in-elderly-population-in-china-2013
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W Q Chen, R S Zheng, S W Zhang, H M Zeng, X N Zou, J He
Objective: To estimate the cancer incidence and mortality in elderly Chinese population in 2013 based on the data from local cancer registries submitted to National Central Cancer Registry (NCCR). Methods: Data from 255 cancer registries submitted to NCCR with qualified data after checked and evaluated, were selected for this estimation. Cancer incidence and mortality were stratified by areas, sex, age groups and cancer site, combined with population data of the year 2013 to estimate cancer epidemiology in older people in China...
January 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999845/formal-and-informal-care-of-community-living-older-people-a-population-based-study-from-the-swedish-national-study-on-aging-and-care
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A Wimo, S Elmståhl, L Fratiglioni, B-M Sjölund, A Sköldunger, C Fagerström, J Berglund, M Lagergren
OBJECTIVES: Study formal and informal care of community-living older people in the Swedish National study of Aging and Care (SNAC). DESIGN: Cross-sectional, population based cohort. SETTING: Three areas in Sweden: Municipality of Nordanstig, Stockholm and Skåne County. PARTICIPANTS: 3,338 persons ≥72 years. MEASUREMENTS: Patterns and amounts of informal and formal care by cognition and area of residence...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998411/-status-and-related-factors-of-self-reported-pain-among-working-age-population-in-inner-mongolia-autonomous-region
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R Q Hao, X M Wang, M L Du, S H Yin, W Shu, H Q Zheng, D Y Liang, R Q Wang, D Liu, S Y Li
Objective: To describe the status and related factors of self-reported pain among working-age population in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (Inner Mongolia). Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted. Data was from the Inner Mongolia fifth health services survey. SPSS 19.0 software package was used for data analysis and χ(2) test was to compare the prevalence of self-reported pain in population with different characteristics. Unconditional logistic regression model was used to analyze the related factors on self-reported pain...
December 10, 2016: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986540/the-physical-environment-of-positive-places-exploring-differences-between-age-groups
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Tiina E Laatikainen, Anna Broberg, Marketta Kyttä
Features of the physical environment have an impact on the human behaviour. Thus, planners and policymakers around the world should aim at providing environments that are perceived as being of good quality, in which the residents enjoy spending time and moving around in. It is widely acknowledged that urban environmental quality associates with well-being, but there is currently very little research examining which features of urban environments people of different ages perceive as appealing in their living environments...
December 13, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968854/psychophysical-effects-of-subtle-modification-of-the-built-environment-a-quasi-experimental-field-study
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Rich Masters, Catherine Capio, Thomson Wong, Jamie Poolton, Liis Uiga
BACKGROUND: China's rapid urban growth is associated with an increasingly unhealthy population. Urban planners can design cities to promote healthy lifestyles, but to re-engineer the existing built environment is no simple task. We assessed whether a simple modification of the built environment was associated with altered perceptions of, and ambulation in, that environment. METHODS: We adjusted a single-rail stair banister (length 3 m, height 1 m) in an urban area of Hong Kong, China, to increase or decrease the convergence angle with the stairs by 10% (plus or minus 1·91°)...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931927/owned-dog-ecology-and-demography-in-villa-de-tezontepec-hidalgo-mexico
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Luz Maria Kisiel, Andria Jones-Bitton, Jan M Sargeant, Jason B Coe, D T Tyler Flockhart, Alejandro Reynoso Palomar, Erick J Canales Vargas, Amy L Greer
Dog overpopulation in developing countries has negative implications for the health and safety of people, including the transmission of zoonotic diseases, physical attacks and intimidation to humans and animals, as well as impacts on canine welfare. Understanding the ecology and demographic characteristics of a dog population can help in the planning and monitoring of canine population control programs. Little data exist regarding demography and dynamics of domestic dog populations in semi-urban areas in Mexico...
December 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879430/factors-that-can-influence-feelings-towards-and-interactions-with-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-rural-central-kenya
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Caroline Kingori, Zelalem T Haile, Peter Ngatia, Ruth Nderitu
BACKGROUND: In Kenya, HIV incidence and prevalence have declined. HIV rates are lower in rural areas than in urban areas. However, HIV infection is reported higher in men in rural areas (4.5%) compared to those in urban areas (3.7%). OBJECTIVES: This study examined HIV knowledge, feelings, and interactions towards HIV-infected from 302 participants in rural Central Kenya. METHODS: Chi square tests and multivariable logistic regression analyzed variables of interest...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843821/geriatric-health-policy-in-india-the-need-for-scaling-up-implementation
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N Sherin Susan Paul, Mathew Asirvatham
In an anticipation of the rising geriatric population in India, the Central government constituted the National Policy for Older Persons in 1999 to promote the health and welfare of senior citizens in India. A major strategy of this policy is to encourage families to take care of their older family members. The policy also encourages voluntary organizations to supplement the care provided by the family and provide care and protection to vulnerable elderly people. The implementation of this policy, particularly in the rural areas, has been negligible and calls for a scaling-up of programs to address the physical, psychological, and social needs of the poor...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775473/physical-activity-in-older-adults-in-relation-to-place-of-residence-and-coexistent-chronic-diseases
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Joanna Kostka, Tomasz Kostka, Ewa Borowiak
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to assess the physical activity (PA) and its determinants of older people living in the three different environments. METHODS: Three equal (n=693 each) groups of individuals aged ≥65 years living in urban, rural and institutional environments took part in this study. PA was measured by the Seven-Day Recall PA Questionnaire (energy expenditure - PA-EE) and the Stanford Usual Activity Questionnaire (health-related behaviors - PA-HRB)...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737663/socioeconomic-inequalities-in-catastrophic-health-expenditure-and-impoverishment-associated-with-non-communicable-diseases-in-urban-hanoi-vietnam
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Vu Duy Kien, Hoang Van Minh, Kim Bao Giang, Amy Dao, Le Thanh Tuan, Nawi Ng
BACKGROUND: The catastrophic health expenditure and impoverishment indices offer guidance for developing appropriate health policies and intervention programs to decrease financial inequity. This study assesses socioeconomic inequalities in catastrophic health expenditure and impoverishment in relation to self-reported non-communicable diseases (NCD) in urban Hanoi, Vietnam. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted from February to March 2013 in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam...
October 13, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733195/-massive-potential-or-safety-risk-health-worker-views-on-telehealth-in-the-care-of-older-people-and-implications-for-successful-normalization
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Wendy Shulver, Maggie Killington, Maria Crotty
BACKGROUND: Telehealth technologies, which enable delivery of healthcare services at distance, offer promise for responding to the challenges created by an ageing population. However, successful implementation of telehealth into mainstream healthcare systems has been slow and fraught with failure. Understanding of frontline providers' experiences and attitudes regarding telehealth is a crucial aspect of successful implementation. This study aims to examine healthcare worker views on telehealth, and their implications for implementation to mainstream healthcare services for older people...
October 12, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723833/probit-models-to-investigate-prevalence-of-total-diagnosed-and-undiagnosed-diabetes-among-aged-45-years-or-older-adults-in-china
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Minghui Yin, Balekouzou Augustin, Chang Shu, Tingting Qin, Ping Yin
The aims of this study are to identify the most important predictors of total diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes and estimate the mean change in the predicted probability among aged 45+ adults in China. We used baseline data collected from 2011 wave of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) (n = 9,513). First, we estimated the prevalence of diagnosed, measured, total diagnosed, and undiagnosed diabetes. Second, we used probit models to determine whether individual attributes, socioeconomic characteristics and behavioral health factors, including smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity, central obesity, are associated with total diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes...
2016: PloS One
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