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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (2024) 70 (7): 732–740.
Published Online: 03 May 2024
... problems, and footwear were assessed in the clinic. Results: One-hundred and two patients were included; median age 79.3 (73–84.3) years, 68.6% female, 93.1% residing independently, 62.7% used a gait aid. Podiatry referrals were made in 80.4% of cases, with muscle weakness being the most common problem...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (2019) 65 (6): 686–698.
Published Online: 09 September 2019
...Berit Kristin Labott; Heidi Bucht; Mareike Morat; Tobias Morat; Lars Donath Background: Handgrip strength measurements are feasible with older adults and a reliable indicator for vitality, physical function, and several risk factors in the ageing process. Interventions with exercise training induce...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (2018) 64 (6): 589–602.
Published Online: 23 August 2018
... in the Netherlands. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) was based upon subjective complaints related to age and education-adjusted test scores. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) impairment was defined by a score of < 26. Sexual activity and physical tenderness (e.g., fondling or kissing) in the last 6 months were...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (2015) 62 (1): 118–124.
Published Online: 15 December 2015
... classified as fallers with one or more falls in the past 12 months. There were no significant differences in age, weight and body mass index between the fallers and nonfallers. The differences in height were close to significance (table 1 ). Table 1 Characteristics of fallers and nonfallers...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (2013) 59 (3): 206–212.
Published Online: 08 November 2012
... of the current study is to test potential mediating effects of depression and level of education on the association between ethnicity and dementia. Methods: The sample for this study, consisting of 2,796 community-dwelling elderly people aged 60 years and older, was drawn from a cross-sectional national survey...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (2012) 58 (6): 497–503.
Published Online: 03 July 2012
... in the absence of visual input and diminished somatosensory feedback. Objective: This study examined whether impaired PPV is associated with falls in this group. Methods: One hundred and ninety-five people aged 70 plus years stood blindfolded on a motorised platform that could be tilted in the roll plane...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (2012) 58 (5): 391–397.
Published Online: 06 March 2012
... was performed with data from a cross-sectional survey, designed by the public health service in the south of the Netherlands. The questionnaire was completed by a representative sample of people aged 70 and over (n = 5,559). Interaction effects between deficits (multimorbidity, difficulty performing ADLs...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (2012) 58 (4): 366–370.
Published Online: 17 December 2011
...Tengku Aizan Hamid; Yadollah Abolfathi Momtaz; Rahimah Ibrahim Background: Successful aging is an important and worldwide concept in gerontology. However, until recently, there has been very little known about successful aging in Malaysia. This study was designed to describe the prevalence...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (2011) 58 (1): 56–59.
Published Online: 19 May 2011
... estimating the mean remaining life expectancy of Germans of both sexes at the ages of 0, 70, 80 and 90 years was performed from September to November 2010. Results: Two hundred and six health care professionals underestimated the mean remaining life expectancy of older persons by 10%, on average...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (2010) 56 (3): 266–271.
Published Online: 11 November 2009
...A.J. Martin; E.B. Hand; F. Trace; D. O’Neill Background: It has been established internationally that road traffic accidents (RTAs) involving older drivers follow clearly different patterns of timing, location and outcomes from those of younger age groups. Older pedestrians are also a vulnerable...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (2009) 55 (6): 601–606.
Published Online: 15 September 2009
... of subtle elevation of PTH and the involvement of vitamin D status in bedridden aged inpatients, the participants of a 6-month vitamin D supplementation trial were followed for 2 years. Methods: Eligible patients (n = 218) of 4 long-term care hospitals (1,215 beds) were randomized to receive 0, 400 or 1,200...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (1996) 42 (1): 46–53.
Published Online: 15 April 2009
...M. Vitacca; E. Clini; W. Spassini; L. Scaglia; P. Negrini; A. Quadri The aim of our study was to test whether the supine position or the sitting position worsens static, forced expiratory flows and measurements of lung mechanics in a group of aged subjects living in a nursing home who were...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (1996) 42 (4): 199–203.
Published Online: 15 April 2009
...Stephen R. Lord; Russell D. Clark A 1-year prospective study was conducted in an intermediate care institution to determine whether a combined assessment of physiological and clinical measures discriminates between elderly fallers and elderly nonfallers. Seventy persons aged between 72 and 96 years...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (1993) 39 (2): 117–123.
Published Online: 14 April 2009
...Russell D. Clark; Stephen R. Lord; Ian W. Webster Eighty-one elderly residents of a hostel for the aged (mean age 83.3 years) underwent clinical medical assessments to examine susceptibility to falling. The medical examination was structured and followed a clinical format with particular emphasis...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (1994) 40 (6): 325–331.
Published Online: 14 April 2009
...Raja Salgado; Stephen R. Lord; Joy Packer; Frederick Ehrlich Forty-four patients aged 65 years and over who fell whilst in an acute hospital and 44 patients who did not fall during their hospital stay underwent structured medical examinations to identify factors associated with falling. The control...
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Journal: Gerontology
Gerontology (1992) 38 (6): 338–346.
Published Online: 08 April 2009
... were compared with 50 subjects of the same age and sex who had not fallen in the previous 12 months. It was found that those admitted to hospital because of a fall had decreased tactile sensation, reduced quadriceps strength and increased body sway on firm and compliant surfaces. The fallers also...