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A descriptive-comparative study of medications used by older people prior to and following admission to a continuing care facilityDownload
Medications are beneficial for curing or managing acute and chronic illnesses. Medications typically have positive outcomes, although older people are prone to drug-related problems. Community-dwelling seniors are at particularly high risk of polypharmacy, as they tend to receive many...
Nursing homes have become complex care environments where residents have significant needs and most have age-related dementia. Building on research by Hirdes et al. (2011), we describe a resident profile in a representative sample of 30 urban nursing homes in the prairie provinces using Resident...
A replication study was undertaken to validate a model of quality of life (QOL) generated in an earlier study on a random sample of 202 older adults. Pathways found to be significant were retested using QOL data from a convenience sample of 420 older adults. Using path analysis, we found that...
The prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is growing, and people are living with this disease well into older age. Little is known about how people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease adapt to aging, particularly the physical changes of aging. According to the Identity...
Von Willebrand Factor (VWF) is a multimeric adhesive glycoprotein that is exclusively expressed in endothelial cells (EC) and megakaryocytes. This procoagulant protein is involved in maintaining primary hemostasis and thrombus formation. However, there are pathological and physiological...
The population of older adults in Ghana is growing rapidly, and is projected to increase two-fold over the period 2015 to 2050. Despite the unprecedented growth, not much is known about the living conditions and wellbeing of older Ghanaians, in part due to a paucity of research in this area. This...
Falls and urinary incontinence are both highly prevalent in older people, and are both associated with significant impact on health, impairment of quality of life, increased healthcare resource use and costs. There is a well recognised but unexplained association between lower urinary tract...
An increasing life expectancy in Canada has resulted in increasing proportions of elderly patients requiring anesthetic care for surgical procedures. Aging is associated with cardiovascular changes resulting in increased vasoconstriction and hypertension, and medications such as angiotensin...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2016: Savons-nous mourir au 21e siècle? La fin de vie est aujourd'hui monopolisée par la pratique médicale et le milieu hospitalier, mais ceux-ci sont-il les plus 'hospitaliers' pour accueillir l'expérience radicalement singulière de mourir? Comment faire de celle-ci le vrai...