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The effect of an exergame on physical activity among older adults residing in a long-term care facility: A pilot study.

Tomika Williams, Laurie Kennedy-Malone, Julie Thompson, Emily Coates Monge,

Older adults who engage in arranged residential video games have the potential to gain health benefits such as increase in physical activity beyond purposeful movement with movement-based games. A Nintendo Wii video gaming system was implemented for six-weeks as a physical activity intervention with long-term care residents to determine the ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2022, 44:48-53]

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Redefining the value of snacks for nursing home residents: Bridging psychosocial and nutritional needs.

Samantha Shune, Reva Barewal,

For many nursing home residents, particularly those on texture-modified diets, nutritional needs remain unmet. There is growing recognition of the benefits of increased eating frequency. However, we have yet to systematically investigate resident perceptions of in-between meal snacks. The primary purpose of this study was to identify residents' snacking preferences ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2022, 44:39-47]

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Development of a scale for assessing meal satisfaction in older adults: Meal satisfaction assessment questionnaire (MSAQ).

Beste Alpay Jeong, Kyung Hee Lee, Huan Fan, Min Young Uhm,

This meal satisfaction assessment questionnaire for older adults (MSAQ) focuses on assessing meal satisfaction rather than only measuring physical functioning or the risk of malnutrition in older people. By looking at the factors that influence meal satisfaction in older adults through a comprehensive literature review, this study develops a scale ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2022, 44:30-38]

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Israeli nursing home staff perspectives on challenges to quality care for residents with dementia.

Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Guy Meschiany,

This study examines nursing home employees' perspectives concerning barriers to quality care for people with dementia. Data were derived from observations of care units and interviews with forty-one employees, including chief executive officers, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, activity workers and nursing assistants at five Israeli nursing homes. Residents' behavior ... Read more >>

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[2022, 44:15-23]

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A risk prediction model for dysphagia in older patients: a single-center prospective study.

Lili Yu, Yingqiang Li, Dongyun Zhang, Wanyun Huang, Runping Li, Junxia Zhu, Rongxiu Li, Jun Zhao, Jing Wang,

Surveys based on western populations have identified many risk factors for dysphagia in older people, but the potential risk factors consistent with the demographic characteristics of older, hospitalized Chinese patients require further study. This single-center prospective study aimed to determine the incidence of dysphagia in western China, and to develop ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2022, 44:24-29]

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Update: FDA approval of Biogen's aducanumab.

Peter Hollmann,

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Independent associations between sleep duration, gamma gap, and cognitive function among older adults: Results from the NHANES 2013-2014.

Bilgay Izci-Balserak, Bingqian Zhu, Heng Wang, Ulf G Bronas, Nalaka S Gooneratne,

This study examined whether gamma gap mediated the association between sleep and cognitive function. Data from NHANES 2013-2014 were used. Three tests were used to measure cognitive function. Sleep was measured by three single questions. Gamma gap was calculated by subtracting albumin from total protein. Participants were 1392 older adults ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2022, 44:1-7]

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The effect of group-based Otago exercise program on fear of falling and physical function among older adults living in nursing homes: A pilot trial.

Zhijie Zou, Zhongwan Chen, Zhao Ni, Yibo Hou, Qing Zhang,

This pilot trial explored the feasibility of group-based Otago exercise program (OEP) and its impact on fear of falling (FOF) and physical function among Chinese older adults living in nursing homes. The intervention group received group-based OEP for 12 weeks, while the control group received routine care. The modified Survey ... Read more >>

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[2021, 43:288-292]

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Four of a kind: Salient caregiver archetypes to better understand the psychosocial needs and behavioral patterns of dementia caregivers in Singapore.

Zhi Lei Ong, Esther Yin Hui Chew, George Frederick Glass, Ee-Yuee Chan,

<h4>Background</h4>Family caregivers' lived experiences are often perceived as a homogenous entity, preventing effective identification of unique caregiving needs and appropriate support. Our study examined and classified the varying dementia caregiving experiences in an Asian setting, through establishing caregiver archetypes.<h4>Methods</h4>Secondary analysis of semi-structured interviews conducted with 16 dementia family caregivers in ... Read more >>

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[2022, 43:299-308]

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Expressive suppression and rumination mediate the relationship between frailty and depression among older medical inpatients.

Lili Ji, Jinrong Wang, Baoqi Zhu, Xiaoxia Qiao, Yaru Jin, Huaxin Si, Wenyu Wang, Yanhui Bian, Cuili Wang,

<h4>Objective</h4>Frailty is common among older medical inpatients and has been found to be an independent risk factor for depression. However, few studies have explored the underlying mechanisms of the frailty-depression relationship. The present study was aimed to examine emotional regulation strategies as mediators in the frailty-depression relationship based on the ... Read more >>

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[2021, 43:293-298]

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Fatigue in community-dwelling older adults: A review of definitions, measures, and related factors.

Yan Su, Barbara B Cochrane, Shih-Yin Yu, Kerryn Reding, Jerald R Herting, Oleg Zaslavsky,

Fatigue is a common age-related symptom among community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older. Yet, a systematic approach has rarely been applied to review definitions, measures, related factors, and consequences of fatigue in this population. A scoping review was conducted in December 2020 to fill the gap, and 36 articles ... Read more >>

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[2021, 43:266-279]

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Storage issues in assisted living facilities and senior living communities.

Stan Szpytek, Margo Kunze,

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Changing the dynamic: What can we learn from infectious disease management in long-term care settings?

Alice Bonner, Barbara Resnick,

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Beliefs about medication after hospital discharge in geriatric patients with polypharmacy.

Laura Mortelmans, Eva Goossens, Tinne Dilles,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To describe beliefs about medication in geriatric patients with polypharmacy post-discharge and to evaluate the impact of discharge management on patients' medication beliefs.<h4>Methods</h4>A cross-sectional study was conducted between November 2019 and March 2020 in twelve general hospitals in Belgium. Four hundred geriatric patients with polypharmacy were surveyed at hospital discharge ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2021, 43:280-287]

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A description of dry oral forms of medication administration modifications by nurses in home settings.

Vincent Robert, Benjamin Fabri, Elodie Bouillot, Charlotte Papailhau, Mélissa Abbes, Michel Grino, Marie-Bénédicte Vincentelli,

Modifying the galenic of dry oral forms (DOF) to be administered to patients with swallowing or behavioral disorders is frequent in long term care homes. The objective was to investigate the practice of modifying DOF galenic by nurses in home settings (NHS). A 14-question electronic survey was distributed to 1977 ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2021, 43:249-253]

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Warming needle moxibustion for Alzheimer's disease: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Xinming Chen, Fang Liu, Nan Lin, Qian Lin, Zecai Lyu, Huoqin Xiu, Pingying Nie,

<h4>Objective</h4>To systematically research the impact of warming needle moxibustion (WNM) for Alzheimer's Disease (AD).<h4>Methods</h4>Four Chinese databases and six English databases were systematically searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving the use of WNM to intervene in AD patients were included. Data were extracted from the included studies and methodological quality was ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2021, 43:219-226]

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An evaluation of a consumer directed care training program for nursing home staff.

Marita McCabe, Elizabeth Beattie, Gery Karantzas, Ljoudmila Busija, David Mellor, Kathryn von Treuer, Belinda Goodenough, Michelle Bennett, Jessica Byers,

<h4>Objectives</h4>This study evaluated a training program to support the delivery of consumer directed care (CDC). It was hypothesized that both interventions, compared to the control condition, would demonstrate increased levels of CDC in nursing homes, increased staff practice of CDC, and improved resident QoL. The training plus support group was ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2021, 43:227-234]

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Psychological distress among older adults during COVID-19 pandemic: Prevalence and associated factors.

Doaa El Sayed Fadila, Fatma Magdy Ibrahim, Abdel-Hady El-Gilany,

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2021, 43:265]

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Unmet needs and health-related quality of life of dementia family caregivers transitioning from home to long-term care: A scoping review.

Kyungmi Lee, Jane Chung, Kylie Nicole Meyer, James Nicholas Dionne-Odom,

This scoping review is to identify experiences, unmet needs, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of family caregivers transitioning their care recipients with dementia into long-term care (LTC). The methodological framework of Arksey and O'Malley guided the review. Themes from nineteen selected studies were organized around three categories. First, caregiver ... Read more >>

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[2021, 43:254-264]

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Social participation and depressive symptoms among older adults during the Covid-19 pandemic in Serbia: A cross-sectional study.

Nataša Egeljić-Mihailović, Nina Brkić-Jovanović, Tatjana Krstić, Dragana Simin, Dragana Milutinović,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To determine the predictors and level of social participation and depressive symptoms within the context of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and investigate if the residence and type of housing had a moderating role in the relationship between social participation and depressive symptoms.<h4>Methods</h4>This cross-sectional, comparative, and correlational study was conducted ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2021, 44:8-14]

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Take the next step in your leadership journey: A guide to geriatric nursing career awards and professional development opportunities.

Mattia J Gilmartin, Jennifer L Pettis,

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Knowledge, attitudes, and barriers related to medication adherence of older patients with coronary heart disease in China.

Mingming Yu, Li Wang, Lanzhu Guan, Min Qian, Jinghong Lv, Mengying Deng,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and barriers related to medication adherence in older patients with coronary heart disease (CHD).<h4>Methods</h4>A total of 272 older patients with CHD were investigated by the Chinese version of the Medication Adherence Scale. The score ranges for the knowledge, attitudes, and barrier subscales were 0-30, 0-30, ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2021, 43:235-241]

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Pilot testing of nurse led multimodal intervention for falls prevention.

Perlita C Cerilo, Lee Anne Siegmund,

Patient fall-risk awareness, self-efficacy, and engagement in fall-prevention activities are important aspects of fall-prevention. The current pilot study examined the effect of a nurse-led multimodal intervention on hospitalized adults' levels of fall risk awareness, self-efficacy, and engagement in fall prevention. Sixty hospitalized older adults in an acute care setting in ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2021, 43:242-248]

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Factors influencing self-esteem after radical prostatectomy in older adult patients.

Keum-Hee Nam, JaeLan Shim, Heui-Yeoung Kim,

Older adult patients with prostate cancer experience symptoms such as uncontrolled sexual and urinary dysfunction after radical prostatectomy, which lowers self-esteem. Lack of access to information about the illness increases uncertainty, requiring interventions from healthcare providers. This study aimed to identify factors affecting the self-esteem of older adult patients who ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2021, 43:206-212]

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Perceived role overload and physical symptom experience among caregivers of older adults: The moderating effect of social support.

Soojung Ahn, Jeongok G Logan,

We investigated the association between perceived role overload and physical symptom experience, and the potential moderating effect of social support among caregivers of older adults. We analyzed data of 1,471 caregivers obtained from the 2017 National Study of Caregiving. In the survey, participants were assessed for physical symptoms (pain, limited ... Read more >>

Geriatr Nurs (Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.))
[2021, 43:197-205]

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