Science topics: MedicineInternal MedicineGeriatric MedicineGeriatric Assessment
Geriatric Assessment - Science topic
Geriatric Assessment is an evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.
Questions related to Geriatric Assessment
I need some questionnaire related to well-being in order to make a questionnaire for assessing well-being of Iranian elderly people.
I need standardized tool to measure:
a) Mental agility
b) geriatric depression (other than geriatric depression scale).
Please suggest any.
We are currently looking to recognize not only steps but detailed gait data (e.g. Shape Context and Linear Time Normalized) based on smartphone accelerometer data. We appreciate hints to existing software solutions (Android, iOS or device independent) as well as related work on the topic. Also, we would like to connect with other groups working on that subject.
We will use this data to support movement training as well as everyday walking activities of older adults (typically aged between 60 and 85).
The other tools used will be
Demographic data : including life style diseases, history of fall, medications
Fall Efficacy Scale- International (FES-I)
Physical Performance: Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)
Dynamic Balance: Four Square Step Test (FSST)
We are planning to assess elderly health and sociodemographic profile telephonically on the Indian population. Any suggestion about methodology and validated scale.
Hi, I am looking for a validated tool to measure level of participants' engagement in healthcare high fidelity simulation.
Any guidance is very appreciated.
There are many frailty measurement tools used in hospitals and in primary care services. Should we use different frailty measurement tools across the different settings, or should we just use one frailty measurement tool for all settings?
Hi. Does anyone know of any good references that help explain the process of determining search terms for a systematic review? I'm embarking on a project titled "the effect of concurrent training (strength and endurance) on strength training outcomes (hypertrophy, power and strength) in strength trained individuals.
any help or guidance would be gratefully appreciated.
Are the ADL (Activities Daily Living) in the geriatric reports based on the real examinations of patients during their living activities or, some times, are only based on the description reported by others?
I am having trouble trying to find up to date research for the prevalence of adults over 65 years with hypertension in the UK. I can find data from 2006 and 2010 but nothing any more recent than this. Also, I can find up to date information on this for other countries like Germany and USA but not for the UK. If anyone has any suggestions on this it would be much appreciated. It is for an assignment that I have to hand in at the beginning of Dec.
when the older person want to thansfer to another residential home,how to assess appropriately between older people's needs and the supplements?
We are running a study where we measure grip strength to older patients in acute medical wards to flag up those with low levels who might be at risk of poor healthcare outcomes. We know that grip strength vary according to age, gender, and dominant hand, but I am not aware that there is any research on whether the grip strength of a patient vary when it is being tested before and after meals. It would be helpful if anyone can share their experiences or refer me to any useful references.
Not only by observation done by professionals, but really assess the capacity of dementia patients. It's often very hard to conduct assessments available nowadays as dementia patients have difficulty in following instructions and poor attention span. It may be worth it to establish assessment tools which can effectively reflect the true ability of dementia patients...
I am interested to work on the needs of caregivers., But I do not have access to appropriate tools for the study.
Currently, local O2 consumption and blood flow in skeletal muscle are assessed by use of near-infrared spectroscopy through venous and arterial occlusion techniques, nevertheless such techniques can't been used among some populations (frails elderly for example).
Do exist some novel methods to avoid this problem?
We are starting in our Geriatrics Division at the teaching hospital of Trieste an experimental service for geriatric patients coming from the Emergency Department. The name is "Geriatric Short Intensive Observation". Within 48 hours we will perform the CGA (Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment), the diagnosis, the treatment (or starting it) and the discarge (at home hopefully).
Someone has developed a similar service in the hospital already?
Thanks you already.
To my knowledge there are no adaptations of screening tests for the Portuguese population that target illiterate elderly. I'm trying to avoid using the MMSE or any of it's adaptations (eg. BAMSE), I'm aware of the existence of some Spanish tests like the Prueba Cognitiva de Leganés or the Eurotest. Any suggestions would be most welcomed.
It is known that patients with pressure ulcers often suffer from malnutrition and require caloric supplementation because of the stress of the pressure ulcers.
I am doing research on geriatric rehabilitation
Does anyone have recommendations on treatment options for BPSD and behaviors in early onset dementia patients?
I need a simple protocol that can be used in large populations
My study group is 65 to 85 year olds. Through interviews I'm hoping to discover if financial issues and decision-making ever arise when discussing a life review. The literature suggests that they don't.
My student and I are now analyzing data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to identify the related factors of sarcopenic obesity in older adults.
I think that nutrition factors are important. We want to include nutritional factors in our analysis, but we are not sure that what the most appropriate indicator that reflects the nutritional state of older adults is.
I hope that there are some candidate indicators which can be easily derived from the usual health survey, using the questionnaire. Thank you in advance.
I would like to know why rheumatoid factors increases with age. And which molecular mechanism is implicated that this could happen.
I am currently considering a Lean Sigma Project for the implementation of new geriatric care principles including an Assessment Tool. I am interested in information related to other facilities who have implemented such a program. I am curious if anyone has been able to analyze health outcomes related to implementation of a Geriatric Assessment Tool? or if anyone has been able to document an economic impact ....I would like to determine which allied health professionals are conducting these assessments and if mid-level practitioners are able to bill for this "Provider Service"
I'm a nursing science student at the PMU in Salzburg/Austria. At the moment I'm writing at my bachelor thesis.
I have read little about IADL performance observations in dementia (or other cognitive disorders) due to the limited evidence base, yet was wondering whether there is any more research done that I did not come across yet?
I would like to know, in your opinion, what is the more appropriate questionnaire to apply in the elderly community-dwelling to assess the functional status?
I need help in preparation of overall health assessment of the elderly population in India.
I am presently doing research on geriatric cancers. I find that quality of life holds a different meaning not only for different age groups but also across different cultures. I would like to get some inputs regarding the best methods to assess QOL in patients with cancer in the geriatric age group.
In our feasibility study we originally used the Astrand-Ryhming (1954) single stage 6 minute cycle ergometer test which requires participants to try and reach 85% of their age predicted maximal heart rate. Though this was a good predictor of V02max it was too intense and after our third adverse event we stopped using it. If anyone has experience of a more user friendly reliable predictor of V02max we would love to hear about it. Thank you
Here, satisfaction would relate to healthy ageing and happiness - with minimal physical and psychological ailments. What could be the various determinants that influence health ageing? For instance, preconceived notions about ageing, fears regarding old age, coping mechanisms could all be variables. Further, is there any data-based study of geriatric satisfaction that I could be directed toward?
My context: Old adults / Memory Clinic patients / Mild Cognitive Impairment / Dementia/
To evaluate the benefits of cognitive remediation/training programs in healthy older adults or older patients suffering from MCI or early dementia in the context of Memory Clinics, multiple cognitive assessments are required:
1. PRE-Assessment (before the intervention), with several different cognitive measures
2. POST-Assessment (after the intervention), usually with the same cognitive measures
You usually face two difficulties:
(A) No parallel versions of the standard tests, like for example the CERAD battery, exist.
(B) In patient populations, you usually do not have the possibility to collect data from control groups.
Hence, the problem with this design is that changes (hopefully improvements) in your cognitive measures at POST may be biased by learning effects from PRE. Do you have any advice how to deal with this problem, thus, to reduce learning effects as much as possible? This especially in the case when no parallel versions of the standard tests (cf. like CERAD, TMT, ...) are provided.
I want to carry out a longitudinal study with cardiovascular and dementia outcomes among older people who live in nursing homes. One of the domains which I should assess is the physical activity of this population. Do you know any questionnaire for assessing the physical activity of older people specially them who live in nursing homes?