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August 1, 2017
August 1, 2017
August 1, 2017

Antipsychotics are widely and increasingly prescribed drugs. Initially introduced for schizophrenia, they are now used for a variety of diseases such as psychotic and affective disorders, personality and anxiety disorders. In recent years, they have been utilized for the treatment of agitation in elderly patients who show cognitive disturbances...

July 29, 2017

Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of hospitalization and death for nursing home (NH) residents; however, diagnosis is often delayed because classic signs of infection are not present. We sought to identify NH residents at high risk for pneumonia, to identify persons to target for more intensive surveillance and preventive measures.

July 29, 2017

Potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) are widely used in institutionalized older adults, yet the key determinants that drive their use are incompletely characterized.

July 28, 2017

The identification of frail individuals has been recognized as a priority for the effective implementation of healthy aging strategies. Only a limited number of studies have examined frailty in nursing homes, and there is a big heterogeneity in the methods used. The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and feasibility...

July 28, 2017

The objective of this study was to evaluate, among nursing home residents, the extent to which the various operational definitions of frailty predict mortality and falls at 1 year.

July 28, 2017

To cross-culturally adapt and test the FRAIL scale in Chinese community-dwelling older adults.

July 28, 2017

Health care organizations supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs) carry out a range of interventions to support and improve a healthy lifestyle. However, it is difficult to implement an active and healthy lifestyle into daily support. The presence of numerous intervention components, multiple levels of influence, and the...

July 28, 2017

The goals of the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) for long-stay nursing home residents were to reduce the frequency of avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, improve resident health outcomes, improve the process of transitioning between inpatient hospitals and nursing facilities, and reduce overall healthcare spending without...