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Research priorities in residential aged care services: A statewide survey.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.

Objectives: To ascertain the research priorities of staff working in Victorian residential aged care services (RACS).

Method: In October 2016, all 754 Victorian RACS were asked to list three most important research priorities in a confidential postal survey. Descriptive statistics and content analysis were used to analyse the data. Read More

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April 2019
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Characteristics of chiropractors who manage people aged 65 and older: A nationally representative sample of 1903 chiropractors.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To examine the prevalence and profile of chiropractors who frequently manage people aged 65 years and older.

Methods: A national cross-sectional survey collected practitioner characteristics, practice settings and clinical management characteristics. Multiple logistic regression was conducted on 1903 chiropractors to determine the factors associated with the frequent treatment of people 65 years and older. Read More

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April 2019
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Understanding the assistive technology needs of people over 55: The future of mobility aids.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To understand mobility issues not adequately serviced by assistive technology (AT).

Methods: A two-stage mixed-methods research project that forms the basis of future AT design and manufacture. Stage 1: a focus group comprising 46 participants (people aged 55 years or older with mobility issue/s) and their support networks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12648DOI Listing

Nursing home resident deaths due to road trauma and the potential roles for nursing home providers to promote public safety.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: This commentary aimed to determine whether nursing home (NH) providers have a responsibility for the safe mobility of residents outside the facility.

Methods: The Safe System approach was applied to NH resident road safety, and fatality crash data involving NH residents were reviewed, to identify potential countermeasures to prevent injurious road crashes for older people living in a NH.

Results: Viewing NH resident road safety through the Safe System approach identified actions that NH providers can take to actively contribute to: safe roads/roadsides for residents by better land use, infrastructure and design improvements; ensuring vehicles purchased and used for transporting residents have safety features; safe speed zones within and on nearby streets to NH; and safer road user behaviour through ensuring travel care plans for each resident. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12650DOI Listing
March 2019
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Impact of individualised music listening intervention on persons with dementia: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To summarise the evidence regarding the impact of individualised music listening on persons with dementia.

Methods: Six electronic databases (CINAHL, Medline, ProQuest, PsycINFO, Music Periodicals and Cochrane) were searched up to July 2018 for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficacy of individualised music listening compared to other music and non-music-based interventions.

Results: Four studies were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12642DOI Listing
March 2019
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From womb to tomb: The legacy of childhood.

Authors:
Margaret Guthrie

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar;38(1):64-65

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Quality and Safety in Aged Care Virtual Issue: What Australian research published in the Australasian Journal on Ageing tells us.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar;38(1):E1-E6

Lincoln Centre for Research on Ageing, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To review studies published in the Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA) about the aged care workforce, and to identify influences on quality of care and potential policy directions.

Methods: Articles in the AJA on the aged care workforce published from 2009 to 2018 were identified, grouped into themes and rated for quality.

Results: Twenty-eight articles were identified. Read More

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Optimising quality care provision in aged care: AJA's dissemination role.

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Jane Sims

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar;38(1)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12631DOI Listing
March 2019
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Photovoice in aged care: What do residents value?

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

QUT Design Lab, Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Objectives: This paper visually explores older aged care resident's day-to-day lived experience, as well as providing a brief introduction to the participatory documentary photography method of photovoice.

Methods: Ten residents from one Australian residential aged care facility collaborated with researchers and care staff to photograph, reflect on and share their lives. Photographs were shortlisted in individual and group discussions. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ajag.12641
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March 2019
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Facilitators and barriers to advance care planning implementation in Australian aged care settings: A systematic review and thematic analysis.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Advance Care Planning Australia, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.

Objectives: There are many studies investigating implementation of advance care planning (ACP) in aged care around the world, but few studies have investigated Australian settings. The objective of this study was to determine facilitators and barriers to implementation of ACP in Australian residential and community aged care.

Methods: Evidence from Australian studies published between 2007 and September 2017 of ACP in residential and community aged care was sourced from electronic databases using predetermined search strategies. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ajag.12639
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March 2019
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Dissonance on perceptions of end-of-life needs between health-care providers and members of the public: Quantitative cross-sectional surveys.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Intensive Care Unit, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To investigate views, determinants and barriers to end-of-life discussions for doctors, nurses and members of the public (MoP) and their acceptability of risk prediction tools.

Methods: Concurrent surveys of 360 doctors and nurses and 497 MoP.

Results: Sixty per cent of clinicians reported high confidence in initiating end-of-life discussions, and 55. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12630DOI Listing
March 2019
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Texture-modified diets in aged care facilities: Nutrition, swallow safety and mealtime experience.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Discipline of Nutrition, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Objectives: Over 35 000 people live in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in New Zealand. Texture-modified diets (TMDs) are commonplace. They are associated with malnutrition. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12640DOI Listing
March 2019
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Evaluation of pharmacist-led physician-supported inpatient deprescribing model in older patients admitted to an acute general medical unit.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of General Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To evaluate the need for and the feasibility of a pharmacist-led physician-supported deprescribing model.

Methods: All patients aged ≥65 years, with polypharmacy, admitted to the acute general medical unit (GMU) of an Australian tertiary hospital over a 6-week period were prospectively evaluated for deprescribing by team pharmacists. Clinical decision-making was supported by physicians. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12643DOI Listing

Does successful treatment of overactive bladder improve co-morbidities in patients with nocturia?

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Medicine and Aged Care, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To investigate whether treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), one comorbidity of nocturia, could reduce waking to void and improve other co-existing symptoms.

Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Participants received 12 weeks of standard treatment, including lifestyle interventions and pharmacotherapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12644DOI Listing
March 2019
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The use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain in older Australians.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Older Persons' Mental Health Service, Euroa Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12645DOI Listing
March 2019
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General practice nurse-led screening for anxiety in later life in Australian primary care settings.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Charles Sturt University, North Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To test the feasibility of general practice nurse (GPN)-led screening for clinically significant symptoms of anxiety (CSSA) in older people and to estimate the prevalence of CSSA.

Methods: General practice nurse-led screening for CSSA was undertaken in eight general practices by integrating the five-item Geriatric Anxiety Inventory-Short Form (GAI-SF) into the annual 75 years and older health assessment (75+ HA). Prevalence rates were calculated, and field notes were analysed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12637DOI Listing
March 2019
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Longitudinal study of factors associated with informal care provision: Evidence from older Australians.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To explore the factors associated with informal care provision by older Australians.

Methods: Longitudinal cohorts of the Personality and Total Health Through Life project (PATH) were used to build a generalised estimating equation model.

Results: Older adults who are engaged in volunteer and religious activities are 27. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12613DOI Listing
February 2019
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The relationship between discharge medications and falls in post-hospitalised older adults: A 6-month follow-up.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To identify discharge medications, especially psychotropic medications that are associated with falls, amongst older adults within 6 months following hospitalisation.

Methods: Negative binomial regression was used to examine relationships between discharge medications and falls in older post-hospitalised adults. Multiple regression that considered falls risk factors at discharge was performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12628DOI Listing
February 2019

Rehabilitation Indices associated with sustaining a minimal trauma fracture within 12 months of a stroke in Western Australian.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Objective: To identify Rehabilitation Indices associated with a minimal trauma fracture (MTF) within 12 months poststroke.

Methods: Retrospective case-control study. Stroke survivors with MTF were matched 5:1 with stroke survivors without MTF. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12614DOI Listing
February 2019
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Meals on Wheels: Who's referring and what's on the menu?

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 24. Epub 2019 Feb 24.

School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To describe referral source, meal ordering patterns and the nutrient composition of meals from a regional Meals on Wheels (MOW) service.

Methods: Referral sources were obtained via retrospective chart audit and compared for 2008 and 2012. Nutrient content of the three most common meal combinations was compared against MOW recommendations of one-third daily energy and one-half daily protein requirements. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12618DOI Listing
February 2019

Delirium management: Let's get physical? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Eastern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To investigate whether physical training (alone or in a multi-component intervention) is effective in preventing delirium or improving outcomes for adult patients with delirium in the hospital setting.

Methods: A systematic review, qualitative synthesis and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials identified by searches of electronic databases, combining key concepts of delirium and physical training (the target intervention). Outcomes were incidence of delirium (for prevention trials) and delirium duration, delirium severity and hospital outcomes (for management trials). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12636DOI Listing
February 2019
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Resuscitation planning on a subacute geriatric evaluation and management ward.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objectives: To describe the use of acute resuscitation plans (ARPs) among patients on a subacute geriatric ward and to identify factors associated with use of ARPs in these patients.

Methods: The hospital records of all patients admitted to the geriatric medicine ward in 2016 were retrospectively audited.

Results: An ARP was completed before separation for 333/442 (75. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12633DOI Listing
February 2019
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A national survey of aged care facility managers' views of preparedness for natural disasters relevant to residents with dementia.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Centre for Emergency and Disaster Management, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: The aim was to explore the natural disaster preparedness strategies of Australian residential aged care facilities (RACFs), focussing on aspects relevant to people with dementia.

Methods: An online survey was sent to 2617 RACF managers, with 416 responding. Questions included the following: (a) demographics; (b) presence and detail level of disaster/evacuation plans; and (c) references to people with dementia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12619DOI Listing
February 2019
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Development of the Australian Ageing Semantic Differential, a new instrument for measuring Australian medical student attitudes towards older people.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Health Care of Older People, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: This study outlines development of an instrument for measuring attitudes of medical students towards older people, the Australian Ageing Semantic Differential (AASD).

Methods: Words for AASD scales were derived from the reflections of 151 third year medical students attending two Australian medical schools. A pilot study of the AASD was then undertaken with third year students at another medical school to confirm usability and reliability of the instrument. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12627DOI Listing
February 2019

Is it possible to teach Geriatric Medicine in a stimulating way? Measuring the effect of active learning activities in Brazilian medical students.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Division of Geriatrics, School of Medicine, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

Objective: To describe the experience of a Brazilian medical school in implementing different active methods to teach Geriatric Medicine, reporting the students' opinions and satisfaction with the classes and comparing pre- and postcourse measurements of knowledge, attitudes and skills.

Methods: A total of 166 third-year medical students received different active theoretical-practical activities for teaching Geriatric Medicine and their knowledge, attitudes, clinical skills and satisfaction were investigated.

Results: All activities had good acceptance among students ranging from 8. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12626DOI Listing
February 2019

Australian modified Lawton's Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale contributes to diagnosing older adults with cognitive impairment.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Objective: To assess the ability of the Australian Modified Lawton's Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale (Modified Lawton's Scale) to screen for cognitive impairment in patients without physical or sensory deficits.

Methods: Prospective single-blind study of diagnostic accuracy.

Results: Data were available for 249 patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12629DOI Listing
February 2019

Supporting ageing well research: Findings from a research priority setting exercise.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Ageing Well National Science Challenge, Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Objective: This paper describes a workshop process conducted to guide funding priorities for the Ageing Well National Science Challenge in New Zealand (NZ).

Methods: Based on the Checklist for Health Research Priority Setting, stakeholders networking workshops were conducted in five main cities in NZ (n = 133 attendees). Each workshop involved an introductory presentation; small group work exploring the a priori areas of: mind health, social well-being, health services and age-friendly environments; capturing key ideas on flip charts; feedback; and discussion of documented content. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12615DOI Listing
February 2019

Research reported in the AJA: Who does it and where do they do it?

Australas J Ageing 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To review research published in the AJA in terms of authors' positions and disciplinary backgrounds, and the settings in which research was done.

Methods: Eighty two papers by 373 authors, in Vol. 35 No 1, March 2016, to Vol 37 No 2, June 2018, were reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12617DOI Listing
February 2019

Association between neighbourhood convenience stores and independent living in older people.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Gerontological Home Care and Long-term Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Objective: On ageing, and as physical functionality declines, shopping for food and commodities can become a challenge. In Japan, convenience stores (CVSs) play an important role in older people's daily lives. This study investigated the relationship between the geographical accessibility of CVSs, supermarkets and grocery stores and shopping independence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12607DOI Listing
January 2019

Challenges and adjustments in maintaining health and well-being of older Asian immigrants in New Zealand: An integrative review.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Objective: There is a paucity of health-related research on older Asian immigrants in New Zealand. The aim of this review was to critically examine literature on the health and well-being of this population group.

Methods: An integrative literature review was conducted from December 2017 to February 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12616DOI Listing
January 2019

Needs of people with dementia and their spousal carers: A study of those living in the community.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Jan 20. Epub 2019 Jan 20.

Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia.

Objective: To identify care and support needs, as reported by people with dementia and their spousal carers living in the community in metropolitan Western Australia.

Methods: An interpretive description approach was utilised. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 dyads of spousal carers and people with dementia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12609DOI Listing
January 2019
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Use of medicines that may precipitate delirium prior to hospitalisation in older Australians with delirium: An observational study.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Objective: To assess the use of medicines associated with delirium prior to hospital admission in older Australian patients with a recorded diagnosis of delirium.

Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted using de-identified data from the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs Health Care Claims Database. The prevalence of use of medicines associated with delirium was determined in people 65 years or older with a delirium diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12608DOI Listing
January 2019
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Pharmacist-led influenza vaccination services in residential aged care homes: A pilot study.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Discipline of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Objectives: The feasibility of pharmacist-led influenza vaccination services in residential aged care homes has not previously been studied. The primary objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of this service. The secondary objective was to assess the effect of the service on employee vaccination rates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12611DOI Listing
January 2019
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Prevalence and context of racism experienced by older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 10;38(1):39-46. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To examine the prevalence and context of racism self-reported by older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Methods: The 2015 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey was used to measure the prevalence, contexts and demographic differences in reports of racism. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine the association of age with racism in later life. Read More

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Pill for this and a pill for that: A cross-sectional survey of use and understanding of medication among adults with multimorbidity.

Australas J Ageing 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.

Objective: To understand the challenges managing medication use and knowledge of people living with multimorbidity.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 234 adults with multimorbidity, identified using retrospective hospital discharge data. Participants were recruited from two primary health organisations in New Zealand. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12606DOI Listing
December 2018

To sit or not to sit? A systematic review and meta-analysis of seated exercise for older adults.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 13;38(1):15-27. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Eastern Health - Allied Health Clinical Research Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To determine the effect of seated exercise on impairment, activity and participation levels of older adults living with a health condition or impairment.

Methods: A systematic search of health databases combined concepts of seated exercise and controlled trials. Selected trials were appraised for quality and results synthesised by calculating standardised mean differences (SMD) and conducting meta-analyses where appropriate. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12603DOI Listing
March 2019
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Monitoring the sleep patterns of people with dementia and their family carers in the community.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 7;38(1):47-51. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Sleep/Wake Research Centre, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.

Objectives: Gold-standard overnight polysomnography does not reliably capture highly variable sleep patterns across the 24-hour day that are common with dementia and often problematic for carers. We evaluated the reliability of automatically scored actigraphy data as an alternative.

Methods: Actigraphy recordings were analysed from 15 community-dwelling people with dementia (135 days total) and 14 of their family carers (124 days total). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12605DOI Listing
March 2019
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Understanding barriers to effective management of influenza outbreaks by residential aged care facilities.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 10;38(1):60-63. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Sydney Local Health District, Public Health Unit, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To identify the perceived barriers to the implementation of the Australian national guidelines on influenza outbreak management with Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) residential aged care facility (RACF) staff.

Methods: All SLHD RACFs were invited to participate in a telephone interview. The questionnaire collected information about demographic characteristics and participants' level of agreement with statements regarding perceived barriers to implementing the national guidelines for influenza outbreak management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12595DOI Listing
March 2019
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MINDing the mental health of older Australians.

Authors:
Lorna Moxham

Australas J Ageing 2018 Dec;37(4):243-244

Mental Health Nursing: Science Medicine and Health, and Living Well Longer, Global Challenges Program, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12594DOI Listing
December 2018

Understanding our patients better will lead to better recognition of delirium: An opinion piece.

Australas J Ageing 2018 Dec;37(4):241-242

School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12585DOI Listing
December 2018
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Improving the quality of life of aged care residents through the joy of food.

Authors:
Angela Vivanti

Australas J Ageing 2018 Dec;37(4):252-253

Nutrition and Dietetics, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12530DOI Listing
December 2018

Everyday discrimination in the Australian workplace: Assessing its prevalence and age and gender differences.

Australas J Ageing 2018 Dec;37(4):245-251

Federation Business School, Federation University Australia, Churchill, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: This study aimed to increase understanding of the nature and prevalence of discriminatory experiences in the workplace, focusing on issues of age and gender.

Methods: The concept of everyday discrimination was operationalised in a survey of a representative sample of Australian workers.

Results: It was observed that overall, experiences of everyday discrimination were rare. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12597DOI Listing
December 2018

Diversity among older Australians is both an opportunity and a challenge.

Authors:
Claudia Meyer

Australas J Ageing 2018 Dec;37(4):239-240

Bolton Clarke Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12564DOI Listing
December 2018

Australian Association of Gerontology Position Paper: Older women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

Authors:
Sandra H South

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 5;38(1):66-68. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Australian Association of Gerontology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12601DOI Listing
March 2019
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Sexuality and sexual health: Policy in Australian residential aged care.

Australas J Ageing 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To examine the extent and scope of written policies about sexuality and sexual health for older people living in Australian residential aged care facilities.

Methods: Postal survey sent to all 2766 Australian residential aged care facilities. Respondents were asked to indicate whether the facility had written policies on sexuality and sexual health and to return copies. Read More

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December 2018
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Examining determinants of health service utilisation among Filipino older people: A cross-sectional study.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 16;38(1):E31-E36. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Ateneo de Manila University School of Medicine and Public Health, Pasig City, Philippines.

Objective: This study was done to study, using Andersen's Behavioral Model, factors affecting health service utilisation among older Filipinos.

Methods: A total of 237 older people from Marikina City, Philippines, were randomly selected and surveyed face-to-face on factors affecting health service utilisation, specifically age, civil status, educational level, employment status, sex, health insurance coverage, household income, chronic disease status and perceived health status.

Results: Seventy-nine per cent had used health services in the past year (mean: 5. Read More

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March 2019
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Spiritual reminiscence therapy for older people with loneliness, anxiety and depression living in a residential aged care facility, Malaysia: A qualitative approach.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 13;38(1):E25-E30. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: To explore how older people with loneliness, anxiety and depression experience a spiritual reminiscence therapy (SRT) program and to explore its acceptability within the Malaysian population.

Methods: Unstructured observations and a focus-group discussion were carried out with 18 participants involved in a six-week SRT program in a residential care facility in Kuala Lumpur.

Results: Analysis revealed four themes: (i) Enthusiastic participation; (ii) Connections across boundaries; (iii) Expressing and reflecting; and (iv) Successful use of triggers. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajag.12598
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March 2019
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Fatal road transport crashes among Australian residential aged care facility residents.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 16;38(1):52-56. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To examine fatal road transport crashes of residential aged care facility (RACF) residents to determine crash characteristics and risk factors.

Methods: A cross-sectional study of a retrospective national cohort of RACF resident deaths notified to Australian coroners.

Inclusion Criteria: death occurred between 1 July 2000 and 30 June 2013; mechanism classified as 'transport injury event'; and completed coronial investigation. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajag.12586
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March 2019
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Discordance between subjective and objective evaluations of cognitive function in old Japanese patients with heart failure.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 14;38(1):57-59. Epub 2018 Oct 14.

Department of Cardiology, Kameda Medical Center, Chiba, Japan.

Objectives: Although cognitive impairment is common among patients with chronic heart failure (HF), the accuracy with which caregivers can recognize it is unknown. This study aimed to examine the degree to which subjective and objective evaluations coincide.

Methods: Cognitive function was evaluated subjectively and objectively in 184 hospitalized patients aged 65 or older (82 ± 7. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajag.12591
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March 2019
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Efficacy of interventions led by staff with geriatrics expertise in reducing hospitalisation in nursing home residents: A systematic review.

Australas J Ageing 2019 Mar 7;38(1):5-14. Epub 2018 Oct 7.

Department of Rehabilitation, Aged Care, and Palliative Care, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Objective: To determine the efficacy of interventions, delivered by geriatrics-trained staff for nursing home residents, in reducing hospitalisation.

Methods: Multiple databases and clinical trial registers were searched. Studies that provided comparative data and involved residents aged ≥65 years evaluating patient-level interventions delivered by geriatrics-trained staff were included. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajag.12593
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March 2019
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