Anastasiia Kabeshova

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To compare gait variability among older community-dwellers with and without fear of falling and history of falls, and 2) to examine the association between gait variability and fear of falling while taking into account the effect of potential confounders. Based on a cross-sectional design, 1,023 French community-dwellers (mean age ± SD, 70.5 ± 5.0 years;(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine performance criteria (i.e., sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value [PPV], negative predictive value [NPV], likelihood ratios [LR], area under receiver operating characteristic curve [AUROC]) of a 10-item brief geriatric assessment (BGA) for the prediction of prolonged length hospital stay (LHS) in older patients(More)
BACKGROUND Screening of depressive symptoms is recommended in recurrent fallers. Compared to the 30-item and 15-item Geriatric Depression Scales (GDS), the 4-item GDS is easier to administer and quicker to perform. The association between abnormal 4-item GDS score and recurrent falls has not yet been examined. In addition, while depressive symptoms-related(More)
OBJECTIVE (1) To confirm that vitamin D deficiency, defined as serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentration < 25 nmol/L, was associated with long length-of-stay (LOS) among older inpatients admitted to geriatric acute care unit; and (2) to examine which combination of risk factors of longer LOS including vitamin D deficiency best predicted longer LOS. (More)
BACKGROUND There is an increased interest of individuals in quantifying their own health and functional status. The aim of this study was to examine the concordance of answers to a self-administered questionnaire exploring health and functional status with information collected during a full clinical examination performed by a physician among cognitively(More)
Optimizing heath care services for seniors in emergency departments (ED) is a core component of the " Senior Friendly Hospital Approach " being implemented in Quebec. We measured the availability of geriatric expertise in Quebec EDs and its relationship with ED characteristics such as university affiliation, number of stretchers, and geographical location.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether being admitted to emergency department (ED) for social disorders may predict a higher risk of in-hospital mortality among older inpatients. DESIGN Prospective cohort study (mean follow-up: 9.1±10.0 days). SETTING Angers University Hospital, France. PARTICIPANTS Four hundred twenty-two inpatients (mean age 84.9±5.6years,(More)