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Complexity of instructions and performance in a population of older adults

Caterina Franca Magisano

Complexity of instructions and performance in a population of older adults

by Caterina Franca Magisano

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Published by Laurentian University, Department of Psychology in Sudbury, Ont .
Written in English


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StatementCaterina Magisano.
The Physical Object
Pagination36 l. :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20755804M

OBJECTIVE —To evaluate the association between cognitive dysfunction and other barriers and glycemic control in older adults with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS —Patients over the age of 70 years presenting to a geriatric diabetes clinic were evaluated for barriers to successful diabetes management. Patients were screened for cognitive dysfunction with the Mini Mental State. The aim of this study was to compare fall risk with different physical frailty statuses and investigate factors associated with fall risk in community-dwelling older adults. Methods. The population studied included older adults (mean age = years ± ; females (%) and males (%)) who live in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

define the patient population served, the age and special needs groups within the patient population, and the staff members who deliver services to the patient population. Further, JCAHO clarifies that the hospital must assess competency of staff members, clearly addressing the special needs and behaviors of specific age groups of the. Importance of Assessing Physical Performance in Older Adults Most people would agree that. to a large degree, quality of life is defined by the ability to do what one wants to do, without pain, for as long as possible. In fact, loss of physical function and physical independence is one of the greatest fears of older adults (Atchley, ).

  Increasing age is a potent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), and more than 75% of men and women 75 years of age or older have manifest CVD. 4 As a result, CV disorders frequently contribute to multimorbidity, and, conversely, older adults with CVD have a high prevalence of multimorbidity. 1,5 For example, among Medicare. reflected in one’s: a) performance in routine activities, b) typical uses of time, and c) styles of performance (e.g., being slow-paced versus fast-paced). Roles: Occupational Performance also reflects the roles one has internalised. People see themselves and behave as spouses, parents, workers or students when they are in these roles.


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The object of this review is to highlight the added complexity of managing CVD in an older adult population; specifically regarding key non-cardiac factors that affect health care delivery, management and outcomes including coexisting chronic comorbid conditions, geriatric syndromes (i.e., falls, visual and hearing impairment, delirium and Cited by: 3.

According to the U.S. Census Current Population Report, the older adult population (65 years and older) will almost double from million in to million in due to the aging Baby Boomers and increases in life expectancy (Ortman, Velkoff, & Hogan, ).This number also reflects a larger representation of minorities among older adults increasing from % in to Cited by:   Yet older adults have higher rates of comorbidities and polypharmacy than the general population, and are the majority users of many medications.

Additionally, age-related physiological and pathological changes, particularly for adults 80+, can lead to significant differences in the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics of a given drug compared.

The performance of instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) is crucial in enabling older people to achieve personal independence both at home and in the community. This study explored the characteristics of perceived complexity of IADL by older adults, with or without a history of by: 3.

The sample was of community based older adults in Lebanon, aged 65 years and above in addition to informants designated by these older adults. Older adults and informants answered. Older Latinos will account for the largest increase: Inthey will constitute 22 percent of the older population, compared to 8 percent of today’s older adults.

The population of older immigrants in the U.S. has increased by 70 percent in the last 20 years, from million to million.

How older adults meet complexity: aging effects on the usability of and older adults’ performance did not differ in this task, which kind of user instruction might be helpful for older. The control of movements is a complex interaction of cognitive and sensorimotor systems.

Researchers in movement science aim to understand how an action is produced and what mechanisms are involved in regulating the movement. Motor control declines in older adults include changes in both the peripheral and the central nervous system, which lead to an array of behavioral decrements (Salthouse.

Diabetes in older adults is a growing public health burden. The unprecedented aging of the world's population is a major contributor to the diabetes epidemic, and older adults represent one of the fastest growing segments of the diabetes population.

Of impending concern is that these numbers are projected to grow dramatically over the next few decades (1,2). Diabetes in Older Adults: A Growing Population With Special Challenges. The population of elderly patients with diabetes is rapidly growing, with significant impact on population health and economics ().Currently in the United States, older adults (age ≥65 years of age) make up >25% of the total population with diabetes ().Even if the diabetes incidence rates were to level off, the.

Older adults with balance impairments are also at an increased risk of having a fall, and this risk further increases among those who report symptoms of dizziness.

Other demographic factors such as sex and race have not been well studied, but there is some evidence that dizziness and balance disorders are slightly more common in women than men. The purpose of this review is to present findings on the effects of stereotypes of aging on health outcomes related to older adults, such as physical and mental functioning (specifically) and overall well-being and perceived quality of life (more broadly).

This review shows that both positive and negative stereotypes of aging can have enabling and constraining effects on the actions.

Older adults are among the fastest growing age groups; and the first “baby boomers” (adults born between and ) turned 65 in 1 In68% of adults aged 65 or older had multiple chronic conditions, 2 which defined as having two or more chronic conditions.

3 For those aged 85 or older, 83% had multiple chronic conditions. Thus, development of performance standards appropriate for older adults with multimorbidity that are adequate for trial use in pay-for-performance demonstrations is imperative.

Performance criteria should also be developed to reward approaches known to improve patient health outcomes, functional status, and quality of life. Publisher Summary. This chapter describes general considerations in assessing older adults who are suspected of exhibiting psychotic symptoms.

It reviews the definition, prevalence, and features of common syndromes associated with psychosis; and for each of these syndromes, it provides assessment strategies, illustrative case studies, and well-validated instruments for the practitioner.

Unfamiliar methods such as these force older adults to accommodate a new way of interacting with health care providers (Kirsh et al., ). In addition, as the population of older adults grows, new models of care for use at assisted living facilities are emerging (McNabney et al., ).

‘The Greying of the Nations was a common phrase that described the process of a significant worldwide increase in the population, a large proportion of who are older adults. In recognition of this increase, was designated by the United Nations as The Year of the Older Person.

The expanding populations are impacting on global resources and economies given the cohorts out of work. Many older adults desire to maintain a sense of independence.

This may be especially important when seniors feel their physical and cognitive limitations, but still desire ways to.

HEDIS is a comprehensive set of standardized performance measures designed to provide purchasers and consumers with the information they need for reliable comparison of health plan performance. HEDIS Measures relate to many significant public health issues, such as cancer, heart disease, smoking, asthma, and diabetes.

health problems typical of older adults. The age group 55–64 serves as a useful benchmark for assessing the patterns in health characteristics observed among adults in the older groups.

Estimates in this report are age-specific. Age adjustment to a standard population was not done in order to maximize comparability with other nonadjusted.

The ideal resource for rehabilitation professionals who are working with or preparing to work with older adults! It describes the normal aging process, illustrates how health and social factors can impede an aging person’s abilities, and demonstrates how to develop mechanisms for maximizing the well-being of older adults.With an aging population that continues to grow, our health care system will be changed forever.

Are we ready for it? According to the Global Health and Aging report presented by the World Health Organization (WHO), “The number of people aged 65 or older is projected to grow from an estimated million in to nearly billion inwith most of the increase in developing countries.”.

Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, is an associate professor at Columbia University, Programs in Occupational Therapy. She also is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Dr. Gutman holds clinical expertise in traumatic brain injury and organic brain disease and has taught clinical neuroscience and neuropathology for over a s: