Sociodemographic Characteristics as Determinants and Physical Performance Measures as Correlates of Falls Among Malaysian Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Prospective Study: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

The Outcomes of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Cognitive Decline in Taiwan
Conclusion: The once-a-week CST approach seems to be a viable alternative to twice-a-week CST for community-dwelling older adults with mild to moderate cognitive deficits. Further investigation is required to determine the optimal dose of CST for the elderly. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Cognitive and Physical Factors Affecting High-Speed Driving Ability in Older Adults
Conclusion: The increased PRT for older drivers under moderate- and high-speed conditions might increase their risk of vehicular accidents on highways. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Aging Adults' Preferences for Wellness Program Activities and Delivery Characteristics: A Cross-Sectional Survey
Discussion: Incorporating aging adults' preferences for wellness programs will help design appealing and engaging programs. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Physical Activity, Muscle Strength, and Functional Fitness: Comparing Older Adults With and Without Alzheimer Dementia
Conclusions: Older people with AD appear to engage less in physical activity as the disease progresses. The decline in muscle strength and agility might contribute further to limited physical activity and dependent lifestyle. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Combining Multifactorial Assessment Tools and Dimensionality Reduction Analysis for Fall Risk Classification in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Conclusions: Experimental results showed the GDA feature has the best classification quality and the additional advantage in combination of interdisciplinary multifactorial fall risk assessment. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Six-Minute Walk Test in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Treadmill Versus Corridor Walking Distances
Conclusion: Compared with 6MWT-C, 6MWT-T is reliable and has similar MDC in community-dwelling older adults. However, the distances of the 2 types of 6MWT are not interchangeable. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Effects of Tai Chi Combined With Theraband Training on Physical Fitness, Psychological Well-being, and Pain in Older Sedentary Office Workers: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions: The results showed a significant improvement in lower-limb and right upper-limb strength after the Tai Chi combined with Theraband intervention. Future research might extend the length of the intervention. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Chair Yoga for Improving the Functional Fitness and Well-being of Female Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Low Physical Activities
Conclusion: The chair yoga training provides a simple and inexpensive exercise program that improves the functional fitness and well-being effectively. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Functional Fitness in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusions: A 1-hour intervention program, including 10 to 15 minutes of warm-up, 30 to 40 minutes of main exercise, and 5 to 10 minutes of cool-down stages, for 2 to 3 sessions per week, and continuing for 12 to 16 weeks, was the effect intervention for community-dwelling healthy older adults to enhance their upper body strength, lower body flexibility, and agility balance. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Preface: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults
No abstract available (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Side-to-Side Variability in Muscle Function With Parkinson Disease
Purpose of this study was to characterize side-to-side differences in quadriceps, hamstrings strength, and quadriceps activation in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). Participants were individuals with PD (n = 17) with Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale motor scores ranging from 9.5 to 61.0. Paired t tests compared strength and muscle activation between limbs for all individuals. The stronger quadriceps was 15.2% stronger (P (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Do Age and Disease Stage Impact Cognition and Balance in Older Adults and Persons With Parkinson Disease?
Conclusions: Although people with PD scored more poorly on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and MiniBESTest than healthy adults, the results were independent of age in this sample. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Presbyphagia Versus Dysphagia: Normal Versus Abnormal Swallowing Symptoms in Older Adults With Parkinson Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
This article focuses on how older persons with Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis frequently have dysphagia symptoms, such as food residue, delayed swallow trigger, penetration, and/or aspiration, superimposed over presbyphagia. Information on the psychosocial and emotional impacts of dysphagia on persons with Parkinson disease and/or multiple sclerosis, along with common treatment approaches to alleviate swallowing difficulties, has also been discussed. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health to Guide Students' Clinical Approach to Aging With Pathology: Aging With Multiple Sclerosis Example
This article proposes a shift from initiating the patient examination with assessment of body structures and functions to a model that incorporates adult learning theory and clinical expertise theory to facilitate students' transition to expert clinicians. The authors offer the example of an older patient with a neurological condition to demonstrate the reasoning process that delineates typical aging from the disease process for optimal patient outcomes. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Motor, Cognitive, and Behavioral Performance in Middle-Aged and Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis
In this study, we recruited ambulatory middle-aged and older adults with MS to complete walking, dual-task, cognitive, and survey measures. We found no differences in performance between groups in our sample of mildly disabled individuals with MS, suggesting that individuals with mild disease may have reduced age-related declines in motor function. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

An Exploration of Falls and Dual Tasking: A Prospective Cohort Study of People With Multiple Sclerosis
Conclusion: A single question asking about dual tasking may be a useful screen for falls risk assessment. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Aging With Multiple Sclerosis: An Agenda for Examining the Effects of Physical Activity Behavior
This review discusses research on physical and cognitive function, physical activity behavior, and physical activity interventions in older adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). Research indicates that older adults with MS demonstrate reduced physical and cognitive function as well as physical activity compared with healthy older adults. Preliminary evidence suggests that levels and patterns of physical activity are associated with physical function and possibly cognition, and physical activity interventions can improve physical function in older adults with MS. Additional research is warranted that further clarifies the va...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease: Rehabilitation Management of the Adult Aging With Parkinson Disease or Multiple Sclerosis
The confluence of an aging population and increasing life expectancy of people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis means that there is a growing segment of the population who are aging with a neurodegenerative disease. As such, rehabilitation professionals must be prepared for the combined challenges of age- and disease-related changes in physical function. First, a review of age- and disease-related problems experienced by older adults with Parkinson disease or multiple sclerosis will be presented, followed by a description of clinical practices that might be implemented by reh...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Foreword: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Condition-Implications for Rehabilitation
No abstract available (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Electrophysiological Features of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Single-Blind Clinical Trial
Objective: To investigate electrophysiological effects of exercise on peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: Thirty-five patients (21 women) with diabetic peripheral neuropathy were included with mean (SD) age of 56.9 (6.2) years. We performed electrophysiological studies, and after 8 weeks of exercise, reevaluated the participants. Results: Sural sensory nerve (P (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Caring for an “Old” Young Person in a Geriatric Rehabilitation Setting: A Case Report
We report a case of a 29-year-old man with a rare condition, Coats plus syndrome, who was admitted to the geriatric rehabilitation unit due to his frailty and complex health issues. This case illustrates the potential benefit of admitting younger patients onto geriatric rehabilitation units, as this team has specialized skills that can engage young frail patients with complex care needs as partners in their own care decisions, helping them live in the present, adjust to changing circumstances, maximize their quality of life, and optimize positive experiences in the health care setting. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Building Legitimacy by Valuing the Expert Opinion in the Conservative Treatment of Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Osteoarthritis
Conclusions: This survey provides valuable data regarding current practice patterns by valuing the expert opinion on the conservative treatment of thumb CMC joint OA. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Dynapenic Abdominal Obesity as a Risk Factor for Falls in Older Women
Background: The combination of dynapenia and central obesity has been introduced as dynapenic abdominal obesity (D/AO), but its relationship with falls-related phenotypes is unclear. Objectives: To investigate the association between D/AO, risk of falls, dynamic balance, and fear of falling in older women. Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: A total of 217 women (68.03 ± 6.21 years) underwent waist circumference and handgrip measurements. Risk of falls (QuickScreen), the Timed Up and Go test, and fear of falling were also evaluated. Dynapenia was classified using the lower tertile of handgrip strength...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Comparison of Functional Outcomes Between Elderly and Young Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury in a Subacute Rehabilitation Unit
Conclusion: Although the initial injury severity was similar in both groups, the functional outcome of cognition, balance, and activities of daily living at discharge was better in the young TBI group. However, the amount of functional improvement was similar after rehabilitation, regardless of age. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

The Effects of Abdominal Massage in the Management of Constipation in Elderly People: A Randomized Controlled Study
Conclusions: Abdominal massage has been found as an effective method for the management of constipation commonly seen in the elderly. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
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Influence of the Nordic Walking Intervention Program on the Improvement of Functional Parameters in Older Women
Conclusions: Our findings confirmed previous evidence regarding the beneficial effects of Nordic Walking on functional parameters in older adults. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
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Effect of Insoles With a Toe-Grip Bar on Toe-Grip Strength and Body Sway in Middle-Aged and Elderly Women
The effects of insoles with a toe-grip bar on toe-grip strength (TGS) and body sway in middle-aged and elderly women were investigated. Twelve middle-aged and elderly women wore shoes with insoles with a toe-grip bar. TGS and the total length of the center of pressure sway in the 1- and 2-leg stances (OLS-TL and TLS-TL) were measured before (Pre1) and after (Pre2) the baseline phase and after the intervention phase (Post). TGS, OLS-TL and TLS-TL significantly improved in the Post condition compared with the Pre1 and Pre2 conditions. The results of this study suggest that insoles with a toe-grip bar can improve TGS and body...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

The Dual-Tasking Overload on Functional Mobility Is Related to Specific Cognitive Domains in Different Subtypes of Parkinson's Disease
Conclusion: Distinguished cognitive domains are involved with dual-tasking overload in Parkinson's disease subgroups. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Sociodemographic Characteristics as Determinants and Physical Performance Measures as Correlates of Falls Among Malaysian Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Prospective Study
In this study, we aimed to identify whether sociodemographic data and physical performance measures are significant determinants and correlates for falls in community-dwelling older adults. Three hundred twenty-five Malaysian community-dwelling older adults (145 men and 180 women), aged 60 to 89 (M = 67.64, SD = 5.56) years, were recruited through multistage random samplings for this prospective study (with 6 months' follow-up). Binary logistic regression analysis was performed on the sociodemographic data and physical performance measures to determine the determinants and correlates of falls among these participants. The ...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

The Effect of Ceramic Painting on the Life Satisfaction and Cognitive Status of Older Adults Residing in a Nursing Home
Objectives: The aim of this experimental study was to assess the cognitive activity and satisfaction with life of older adults in nursing home before and after ceramic painting. Methods: The sample of the survey consisted of 15 older adults each in the intervention and control groups. Data for the study were collected using a questionnaire form developed to determine the sociodemographic characteristics of the older adults, the Mini-Mental State Examination, and the Life Satisfaction Scale. Results: There was a statistically significant increase in the mean Mini-Mental State Examination score of the intervention gr...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Effect of Diaphragm Postisometric Relaxation in Older Adults
Conclusions: Slow vital capacity, maximal voluntary ventilation, chest mobility, and oxygen saturation were significantly higher after diaphragm PIR. Diaphragm tension improved in 30% of participants. PIR of diaphragm can improve respiratory parameters, chest mobility, and diaphragm tension without influence on the heart rate. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
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Relationship Between Energy Expenditure During Walking and Step Length in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusions: Height was significantly correlated with SL in the nonelderly group (r = 0.56, P = .010) but not in the elderly group. h JOURNAL/tgere/04.02/00013614-201904000-00002/math_2MM5/v/2019-04-26T172447Z/r/image-png O2 was not correlated with SL or SL/height ratio. In the elderly group, O2 cost was negatively correlated with SL (r =−0.61, P = .027) but not with SL/height ratio. There was a significant correlation between HS and SL only in the elderly group (r = 0.58, P = .001). These results suggest that SL might be a useful index that reflects energy expenditure during walking in elderly patients with HF. ...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Preface
No abstract available (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

The Crossroads of Aging: An Intersection of Malnutrition, Frailty, and Sarcopenia
The intersectional relationship between malnutrition, frailty, and sarcopenia in older adults presents unique challenges for health care providers. Malnutrition, specifically, is a leading risk factor for disability, morbidity, and mortality in older adults. Despite improvements in screening procedures, many older adults at risk for malnutrition are not identified, which prevents effective management. Utilizing interdisciplinary approaches toward malnutrition screening is both effective and feasible. Physical therapists can play an important role in both the identification and management of malnutrition in older adults by ...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Pharmacology for the Older Adult: A Primer for the Fine Print Source Type: research

The Impact of Benson's Relaxation Technique on the Quality of Sleep in the Elderly
This study examined the effect of Benson's relaxation technique in the quality of sleep of the elderly. Method: The study employed a randomized clinical trial design. A total of 75 elderly suffering from sleep disorder were randomly assigned to either the intervention (n = 38) or control (n = 37) group. The intervention group received Benson's relaxation technique twice a day for 20 minutes through 4 weeks. Petersburg Sleep Quality Index was used to collect the data. Independent and paired t tests were employed to analyze the data. Findings: The results of the paired t tests showed significant improvements in interve...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Special Feature Source Type: research

The Crossroads of Aging: An Intersection of Malnutrition, Frailty, and Sarcopenia
The intersectional relationship between malnutrition, frailty, and sarcopenia in older adults presents unique challenges for health care providers. Malnutrition, specifically, is a leading risk factor for disability, morbidity, and mortality in older adults. Despite improvements in screening procedures, many older adults at risk for malnutrition are not identified, which prevents effective management. Utilizing interdisciplinary approaches toward malnutrition screening is both effective and feasible. Physical therapists can play an important role in both the identification and management of malnutrition in older adults by ...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Pharmacology for the Older Adult: A Primer for the Fine Print Source Type: research

Clinically Relevant Drug-Induced Myopathies
Clinically identified myopathies can occur with administration of medications such as statins, glucocorticoids, antibiotics, antirheumatics, and retinoids. While the frequency of drug-induced myopathies is unclear, they are an important group of disorders in anyone presenting with muscular symptoms and should be considered in patients with symptoms ranging from mild myalgia or muscle cramping to profound muscle weakness without a known etiology. Certain medications are commonly associated with myopathy and frequently prescribed (glucocorticoids, statins); a few are more likely to occur with exercise, whereas others have my...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Pharmacology for the Older Adult: A Primer for the Fine Print Source Type: research

The Basics of Antithrombotic Medications: How Do They Work and Why Should We Care?
Drugs used to treat or prevent thromboembolic disease are a common cause of adverse drug reactions in older adults. The purpose of this review is to provide rehabilitation professionals working with older adults with an understanding of the basics of antithrombotic drug therapy. By gaining familiarity with hemostasis and mechanisms of action of common drugs, therapists can more easily understand the adverse effects of these medications, how patients are monitored, and how drugs are reversed. Most importantly, this review provides readers with insight into the impact of these drugs on clinical decision-making in the rehabil...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Pharmacology for the Older Adult: A Primer for the Fine Print Source Type: research

The Role Multimodal Pain Management Plays With Successful Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty
Approaching the best way to treat and manage a patient's surgical pain following total joint arthroplasty is a challenging task. To reduce the use of opioids, we utilize many different methods working together in a synergistic way. This is the true core of multimodal pain control. This task can be accomplished with a driven effort from the interdisciplinary team mostly comprising of but not limited to the surgeon, regional anesthesiologist, nurse, and physical therapist. The team addresses education of the patient, anesthesia type, medications, and nonpharmacological interventions within the development of the pain managem...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Pharmacology for the Older Adult: A Primer for the Fine Print Source Type: research

Pharmacologic and Exercise Considerations in Older Adults With Diabetes
Diabetes mellitus affects approximately 25% of United States adults aged 65 years and older, and the disease often complicates the aging process. Diabetes management requires attention to 3 treatment modalities: exercise, medical nutrition therapy, and medications. The main objective when working with patients who have diabetes is to optimize life while providing interventions to minimize organ system impairment, which may cause reduced body function and, subsequently, decreased life participation. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Pharmacology for the Older Adult: A Primer for the Fine Print Source Type: research

Antineoplastic Therapy Side Effects and Polypharmacy in Older Adults With Cancer
This article reviews the complexities of these drug interactions and provides insight and awareness to guide rehabilitation interventions. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Pharmacology for the Older Adult: A Primer for the Fine Print Source Type: research

The Therapist's Role in the Medical and Pharmacological Management of Heart Failure: Current Best Practices
This article educates physical therapists about current medical and pharmacological treatment in the management of heart failure. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Pharmacology for the Older Adult: A Primer for the Fine Print Source Type: research

Foreword: Updating Medication and Nutrition Knowledge for Rehabilitation Professionals
No abstract available (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Pharmacology for the Older Adult: A Primer for the Fine Print Source Type: research

Management of Conditions Associated With Aging and Older Adults Using Therapeutic Electromagnetic Energy: A Narrative Systematic Review
Conclusion: Shortwave diathermy and pulsed electromagnetic frequency demonstrate similar clinical benefits as other modalities for improving pain, function, and quality of life in the short-term. Further research is needed to better evaluate the parameters of electromagnetic energy and effects for other conditions commonly affecting aging and older adults and at other treatment sites on the body. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Examining Occupational Therapists' Awareness of Medical Fitness-to-Drive Legislation Using a Knowledge-to-Action Approach
This study examined OTs' legal and professional responsibilities with regard to medical fitness to drive. Two knowledge translation models guided the study design. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 7 OTs, a geriatrician, as well as representatives from professional regulatory organizations and the licensing bureau. Emergent themes highlight gaps in the translation of knowledge specific to professional responsibilities as well as ethical risks to client rapport. Further education on relevant policies is suggested and changes to existing resources that support clinical practice. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Perception of Oldest Older Adults About Pain in Performing Daily Activities
This is a qualitative study that sought to understand the way in which oldest older adults perceive and deal with pain during activities of daily living. We interviewed 32 Brazilian older adults 80 years and older participating in the international multicenter study of Back Complaints in the Elderly. The following categories emerged from the content analysis: “The constant experience of pain,” “Understanding pain,” and “Performing daily living activities in pain.” Although pain is a constant experience and understood as something inherent to aging and difficult to explain, many older adu...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Effects of Acute Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Gait Kinematics of Individuals With Parkinson Disease
Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that anodic tDCS administered in a single session improves gait cadence in PD individuals. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Effect of 16 Weeks of Multifactorial Exercises on the Functional Fitness and Postural Stability of a Low-Income Elderly Population
A multifactorial exercise programs for older people should be introduced to low-income communities. Of the 138 people who volunteered for the trial, 50 were enrolled and randomly assigned to either the study group (multifactorial exercises and health education; MEE) or the control group (health education; E). Results shown that the MEE group had significantly improved tandem test results and mobility. Improvement in all items of the Senior Fitness Test was also observed. No statistically significant changes were observed in the control group. A multifactorial exercise program combined with health education resulted in a si...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Whole-Body Vibration Increases Cardiopulmonary Performance in the Elderly: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial
Aim: To evaluate the effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) on ergospirometric variables in the elderly. Methods: A total of 31 elderly people were randomly assigned to 1 of the 3 groups—resistance, WBV, WBV + resistance—training twice per week, 3 months, evaluating ventilatory thresholds by ergospirometry and peripheral strength. Results: WBV groups increased JOURNAL/tgere/04.02/00013614-201810000-00003/math_3MM1/v/2018-10-28T120157Z/r/image-png O2 after training when compared to the resistance group (25.2 ± 1.6 in WBV with P (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research