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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639872/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-hearing-aid-use-among-older-adults-in-chile
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Eduardo Fuentes-López, Adrian Fuente, Felipe Cardemil, Gonzalo Valdivia, Cecilia Albala
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of use of hearing aids by older adults in Chile and the influence of some variables such as education level, income level and geographic area of residence on the prevalence of hearing aids. DESIGN: A national cross-sectional survey which was carried out in 2009. STUDY SAMPLE: A representative sample of 4766 Chilean older adults aged 60 years and above. RESULTS: The percentage of older adults in Chile who self-reported hearing problems and used hearing aids was 8...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605216/drug-avoidance-self-efficacy-among-exclusive-cannabis-users-vs-other-drug-users-visiting-the-emergency-department
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Sarah E Clingan, Susan I Woodruff
BACKGROUND: Medical care in the emergency department (ED) is a growing and complex area of outpatient care, with about 256 visits made to EDs every minute in 2013. Studies report that, compared to people who do not use drugs, people who use illicit drugs are more likely to use the ED for their medical care. Self-efficacy has been shown to be a predictor of abstinence or reduced use among drug-using individuals. OBJECTIVES: The current study describes drug avoidance self-efficacy among exclusive cannabis-using individuals and other drug-using individuals who use the ED for any reason...
June 12, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601585/prevalence-of-diabetes-and-prediabetes-in-15-states-of-india-results-from-the-icmr-indiab-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Mohan Deepa, Rajendra Pradeepa, Jagadish Mahanta, Kanwar Narain, Hiranya Kumar Das, Prabha Adhikari, Paturi Vishnupriya Rao, Banshi Saboo, Ajay Kumar, Anil Bhansali, Mary John, Rosang Luaia, Taranga Reang, Somorjit Ningombam, Lobsang Jampa, Richard O Budnah, Nirmal Elangovan, Radhakrishnan Subashini, Ulagamathesan Venkatesan, Ranjit Unnikrishnan, Ashok Kumar Das, Sri Venkata Madhu, Mohammed K Ali, Arvind Pandey, Rupinder Singh Dhaliwal, Tanvir Kaur, Soumya Swaminathan, Viswanathan Mohan
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have not adequately captured the heterogeneous nature of the diabetes epidemic in India. The aim of the ongoing national Indian Council of Medical Research-INdia DIABetes study is to estimate the national prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in India by estimating the prevalence by state. METHODS: We used a stratified multistage design to obtain a community-based sample of 57 117 individuals aged 20 years or older. The sample population represented 14 of India's 28 states (eight from the mainland and six from the northeast of the country) and one union territory...
June 7, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562068/extroversion-social-support-and-life-satisfaction-in-old-age-a-mediation-model
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Cristina G Dumitrache, Laura Rubio, Ramona Rubio-Herrera
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was twofold: on the one hand to analyze whether extroversion predicts social support in older people, and on the other hand to determine if different types of social support mediate the effect that extroversion has on older people's life satisfaction. METHOD: The sample comprised 406 community-dwelling older adults (M = 74.88, SD = 6.75) from urban areas of Granada, southern Spain. RESULTS: Extroversion was positively correlated with emotional (r = ...
May 31, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510585/the-prevalence-of-underweight-overweight-and-obesity-in-bangladeshi-adults-data-from-a-national-survey
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Tuhin Biswas, Sarah P Garnett, Sonia Pervin, Lal B Rawal
BACKGROUND: Over the two last decades Bangladesh, a low-income country, has experienced a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition. The population has increased substantially with rapid urbanization and changing pattern of disease, which at least in part, can be explained by nutritional changes. However, the nutritional status of the adult population has not been previously described. Hence, the objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence and explore socio-demographic determinants of underweight, overweight and obesity among the Bangladeshi adult population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499210/micro-scale-environment-and-mental-health-in-later-life-results-from-the-cognitive-function-and-ageing-study-ii-cfas-ii
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Yu-Tzu Wu, A Matthew Prina, Andy Jones, Linda E Barnes, Fiona E Matthews, Carol Brayne
BACKGROUND: Poor micro-scale environmental features, such as graffiti and broken windows, have been associated with crime and signs of social disorder with a potential impact on mental health. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between micro-scale environment and mental health problems in later life, including cognitive (cognitive impairment and dementia) and common mental disorders (depressive and anxiety symptoms). METHODS: The method of visual image audits was used to collect micro-scale environmental data for 3590 participants in the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study II, a population-based multicentre cohort of people aged 65 or above in England...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468069/-association-between-supporting-child-and-elder-abuse-in-china
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X Wen, Y K Hu, P He, Z J Wang, X Y Zheng
Objective: To examine the association between child-supporting from their folks and elder abuse in China so as to provide evidence for prevention and control of elder abuse. Methods: Based on the third survey on the Status of Chinese women, organized by the All-China Women's Federation and the National Bureau of Statistics, 7 159 residents aged 65 and older were included and general information on supporting child and elder abuse were gathered. Chi-square test and logistic regression were used to investigate the association between supporting child from elderly and elder abuse...
April 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453583/-validation-of-the-successful-aging-inventory-in-chilean-older-people
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Lorena Gallardo-Peralta, Alejandro Cuadra-Peralta, Ximena Cámara-Rojo, Betty Gaspar-Delpino, Renato Sánchez-Lillo
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of adequate and validated instruments for the measurement of successful aging for geriatric researchers in Chile. AIM: To validate the “Successful Aging Inventory” (SAI) in Chilean older people. MATERIAL AND METHODS: SAI was answered by 777 older people aged 70 ± 7 years (63% women) living in urban and rural areas, including the highlands of a Northern desert region of Chile. RESULTS: A Cronbach alfa of 0...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422124/prevalence-of-type-2-diabetes-and-its-complications-in-india-and-economic-costs-to-the-nation
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REVIEW
R Pradeepa, V Mohan
Diabetes, a major lifestyle disorder, has become a global burden, and the prevalence rates are rising steeply in developing economies. Rapid socioeconomic transition with urbanization and industrialization are the main causes for the global diabetes epidemic. Among developing economies, the highest increase in number of people with diabetes is in China followed by India. In India, the epidemic of diabetes continue to increase and is experiencing a shift in diabetes prevalence from urban to rural areas, the affluent to the less privileged and from older to younger people...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368322/are-structural-changes-in-polish-rural-areas-fostering-leisure-time-physical-activity
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Elżbieta Biernat, Piotr Bartkiewicz, Sonia Buchholtz
Background: In this study, we analyze the determinants of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) of farmers and non-farmers living in rural areas. Methods: We use statistical analysis to describe urban and rural populations, as well as econometric techniques (Heckman regressions and propensity score matching) to assess the role of rural lifestyle in physical activity. Results: World Health Organization (WHO) pro-health PA (physical activity) recommendations are not met by 66% of farmers and 49% of other dwellers in rural areas...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367742/-the-child-can-remember-your-voice-parent-child-communication-about-sexuality-in-the-south-african-context
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Esmeralda Vilanculos, Mzikazi Nduna
There is a wealth of research on parent-child communication about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and its influence on young people's sexual behaviours. However, most of it is from the global North. The aim of this study was to explore parent-child communication in three South African provinces: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Mpumalanga. Nine, peer, focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted with young and adult black African men and women in their spoken languages. Data were analysed thematically...
March 2017: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347829/as-vivid-as-a-weed%C3%A2-medicinal-and-cosmetic-plant-uses-amongst-the-urban-youth-in-french-guiana
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Marc Alexandre Tareau, Marianne Palisse, Guillaume Odonne
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: French Guiana is a French overseas territory with a rich history of migration that has led to a highly intercultural society. Today, its population is one of the youngest in the French territory and is rapidly increasing. Despite a context of cultural revival seeking "tradition", a distanced baseline of local practices is still lacking. This work addresses some aspects of the cultural hybridizations in progress in urban areas. METHODS: Semi directed interviews were conducted with willing participants aged between 18 and 40...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262807/gender-and-regional-differences-in-sleep-quality-and-insomnia-a-general-population-based-study-in-hunan-province-of-china
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Jinsong Tang, Yanhui Liao, Brian C Kelly, Liqin Xie, Yu-Tao Xiang, Chang Qi, Chen Pan, Wei Hao, Tieqiao Liu, Fengyu Zhang, Xiaogang Chen
Insomnia and the inability to sleep affect people's health and well-being. However, its systematic estimates of prevalence and distribution in the general population in China are still lacking. A population-based cluster sampling survey was conducted in the rural and urban areas of Hunan, China. Subjects (n = 26,851) were sampled from the general population, with a follow-up using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) for interview to assess quality of sleep and Insomnia (PSQI score >5). While the overall prevalence of insomnia was 26...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243025/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-the-use-of-eye-care-services-in-south-korea-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2010-2012
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Yong Seok Park, Hwan Heo, Byeong Jin Ye, Young-Woo Suh, Seung-Hyun Kim, Shin Hae Park, Key Hwan Lim, Sung Jin Lee, Song Hee Park, Seung-Hee Baek
PURPOSE: To estimate the factors and prevalence of eye care service utilization in the South Korean population. METHODS: This cross-sectional, population-based study included data from 22,550 Koreans aged ≥5 years who participated in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2010 to 2012. For people aged 5 to 11 years (young children), information was based on self-reports of contact with eye care service in the past year; for people aged ≥12 years (older population), the information was based on the self-reported lifetime contact with eye care service...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224221/-reaching-elderly-migrants-where-they-live-experiences-from-the-swiss-vicino-project
#15
S Johner-Kobi, M Gehrig
BACKGROUND: Community involvement through formal and informal networks is an important resource of support for elderly people with or without a migrant background, particularly as they get older. In the research and development project "Vicino - reaching elderly migrants where they live" the factors for success and failure in the cooperation between public institutions (organizations which do not focus on a specific group of migrants but are accessible for everybody) and migrant organizations were identified by means of three participatory interventions...
February 21, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
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...
May 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...
May 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
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