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Published on 2019in BMC Geriatrics2.82
Catherine Ludwig12
Estimated H-index: 12
(RMIT: RMIT University),
Catherine Busnel1
Estimated H-index: 1
Background The early screening of frail individuals and of patients with complex care needs are challenges that countries witnessing population aging face. Homecare nurses are actors of choice in meeting these challenges, yet they need means of identifying frail and complex patients in their routine practice. The fraXity study’s aim is to fill this gap by (1) proposing frailty and complexity computation algorithms derived from the interRAI-HC; (2) assessing the predictive validity of the propose...
Published on Mar 15, 2019in BMC Geriatrics2.82
Orla C. Sheehan3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Johns Hopkins University),
Anita L. Graham-Phillips2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 6 AuthorsDavid L. Roth3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Johns Hopkins University)
Background Medical Visit Companions (MVCs) are encouraged for older adults’ routine medical encounters. Little data exist on the experiences and contributions of non-spouse companions for the growing population of older adults without a living spouse.
Published on Dec 1, 2019in BMC Geriatrics2.82
Sara Santini4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Paolo Fabbietti6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
Giovanni Lamura16
Estimated H-index: 16
Background Urinary incontinence is a chronic, age-related disorder, likely to increase in the future due to global population ageing. In Italy, as in most countries, older people with incontinence are often cared for by family caregivers, whose burden might be worsened by the perception of receiving an inadequate support, due to the lack of customized services. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the absorbent products distribution method on family caregivers’ perception of the s...
Published on Mar 7, 2019in BMC Geriatrics2.82
Takahiro Mori5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Tsukuba),
Shota Hamada1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Tsukuba)
+ 6 AuthorsNanako Tamiya14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Tsukuba)
The occurrence of multimorbidity (i.e., the coexistence of multiple chronic diseases) increases with age in older adults and is a growing concern worldwide. Multimorbidity has been reported to be a driving factor in the increase of medical expenditures in OECD countries. However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no published research that has examined the associations between multimorbidity and either long-term care (LTC) expenditure or the sum of medical and LTC expenditures worldwide. We...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in BMC Geriatrics2.82
Juyeong Kim2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Sahmyook University),
Young In Choi10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Ajou University),
Eun-Cheol Park30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Yonsei University)
Hip fracture among older adults is not only a major health issue but also preventable by providing proper care, but there is a lack of studies on the association between type of long-term care (LTC) service and hip fracture. This study aimed to investigate the association between the type of LTC service and the incidence of hip fracture among older adults with dementia receiving long-term care insurance (LTCI), and to investigate how such association differs according to characteristics of benef...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in BMC Geriatrics2.82
Lorraine Smith-MacDonald2
Estimated H-index: 2
(U of C: University of Calgary),
Lorraine Venturato13
Estimated H-index: 13
(U of C: University of Calgary)
+ 6 AuthorsShane Sinclair16
Estimated H-index: 16
(U of C: University of Calgary)
This paper details a subset of the findings from a participatory action research project exploring a palliative intervention in long-term care sites across Canada. The findings presented in this paper relate to understanding compassion within the context of a palliative approach to long-term care. Findings presented are drawn from qualitative interviews and focus groups with residents, family members, healthcare providers, and managers from 4 long-term care sites across 4 provinces in Canada. In...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in BMC Geriatrics2.82
Gabrielle Lindsay-Smith (VU: Victoria University, Australia), Rochelle Eime21
Estimated H-index: 21
(VU: Victoria University, Australia)
+ 2 AuthorsJannique G. Z. van Uffelen8
Estimated H-index: 8
(VU: Victoria University, Australia)
Background Regular physical activity (PA) has many health benefits but declines with age. Community multi-activity groups offering volunteer-led socially-oriented activity programs could provide an opportunity for older people to maintain or increase PA levels and promote their health. The aim of this study was to examine the potential effect of becoming a member of an existing community activity group on PA levels, physical and mental health-related quality of life (HR QoL), comparing any impac...
Published on Feb 11, 2019in BMC Geriatrics2.82
Kerstin Bitter (University of Bonn), Christina Pehe + 3 AuthorsUlrich Jaehde32
Estimated H-index: 32
(University of Bonn)
Background The benefit of medication reviews for long-term care (LTC) residents has been generally recognized throughout health care systems. Whereas many studies showed the impact of comprehensive medication reviews performed by specialized clinical pharmacists, little is known about the impact of medication reviews performed by community pharmacists. Involving them in the provision of medication reviews may help satisfy the increasing demand for ensuring medication safety.
Published on Apr 15, 2019in BMC Geriatrics2.82
S. Gabriel1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Charité),
Sabrina Gabriel (Charité)+ 1 AuthorsJan Kottner26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Charité)
In geriatric and long-term care settings, intertrigo seems to be common, but generalizable epidemiological estimates are lacking. Aim of this study was to measure the prevalence of intertrigo in aged nursing home residents and to identify possible relationships with demographic and health characteristics. A cross-sectional prevalence study was conducted between September 2014 and May 2015 in a random sample of ten institutional long-term care facilities in Berlin, Germany. In total 223, aged lon...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in BMC Geriatrics2.82
Siti Setiati6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UI: University of Indonesia),
Purwita W Laksmi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UI: University of Indonesia)
+ 7 AuthorsSabrina Chusnul Chotimah (UI: University of Indonesia)
Background Information about frailty status and its transition is important to inform clinical decisions. Predicting frailty transition is beneficial for its prevention. While Indonesia is the 4th largest geriatric population in Asia, data about frailty transition is limited. This study aimed to obtain data on prevalence of frailty, its risk factors, frailty state transition and its prognostic factors, as well as to develop prognostic score for frailty state transition.
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