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Relationship between BMI and physical performance among older adults.
Our objective was to examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and physical performance in community-dwelling older adults. This was a descriptive and association study, based on secondary data derived from a population-based epidemiological research involving 316 older adults. The BMI...
Pharmacotherapy and over-the-counter drug use among elderly in Belgrade, Serbia.
From November 2012 to January 2013, 480 seniors were recruited at the Pubic Health Center in Belgrade, Serbia. The patients' records were validated by four independent investigators. Data on over-the-counter (OTC) drug use were collected through a questionnaire. Polypharmacy, an intake of ≥5 prescri...
Nurses' foot care activities in home health care.
This study described the basic foot care activities performed by nurses and factors associated with these in the home care of older people. Data were collected from nurses (n = 322) working in nine public home care agencies in Finland using the Nurses' Foot Care Activities Questionnaire (NFAQ). Data...
Caring for loved ones with frontotemporal degeneration: the lived experiences of spouses.
We offer a glimpse of this lived experience through the voices of two spouses whom we interviewed, each with experience caring for persons living with FTD. We suggest that FTD caregivers experience a loss of emotional attachment to their spouse because of their partner's behavioral symptoms. This lo...
A randomized controlled trial of an office-based physical activity and physical fitness intervention for older adults.
This primary care-based study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of a 24-week intervention on physical activity and physical fitness in a group of community-dwelling older adults. Secondary aims were to determine the effect of the intervention on self-efficacy and barriers to physical ac...
Knowledge and injury prevention practices in homes of older adults.
This study aimed to describe the prevalence of preventive safety measures in homes with older, urban-dwelling adults; determine the relationship between sociodemographic variables and injury prevention measures; and describe older adults' knowledge of safety topics. Teams conducted interviews and ho...
A quality improvement program to increase nurses’ detection of delirium on an acute medical unit.
Reliability and validity assessment of the job attitude scale.
We performed a secondary data analysis and used traditional test theory and Rasch analysis to assess the reliability and validity of the JAS. The sample consisted of 508 NAs from 12 nursing homes and 96 NAs from 4 assisted living communities. We found evidence of reliability, validity, and generaliz...
The role of caregiver burden in understanding African American custodial grandmothers.
African American grandmothers who parent their grandchildren often experience burden and altered health related to these responsibilities. However, little is known about how such burden reliably predicts physical and mental health, needs for information about services, needs for service and service...