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An aging population, growing awareness of chronic disease, and access and navigation of health care services prompt much discussion regarding aging in Australia. Debate within academic and policy circles directs attention toward preventive health, with a growing interest in " healthy aging " and " active aging " where quality of life, rather than years of(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Falls prevention evidence is strong, but little is known about uptake of strategies for people living with dementia (PLWD). This mixed-method systematic review aimed to integrate evidence of falls prevention efficacy with views/experiences of PLWD. DESIGN AND METHODS Eight electronic databases were searched. Inclusion criteria(More)
AIM   To validate the de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) in community-dwelling older adults who require informal care. METHODS   Thirty-five consecutively recruited older adults (>65 years) living in the community who required informal care were included from Melbourne and regional Victoria, Australia. Participants were assessed using a battery of(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim was to identify barriers and opportunities facing community health physiotherapists in delivering a home-based balance exercise program to address mild balance dysfunction and, secondly, to understand the perspectives of older people in adopting this program. METHOD Focus groups, written surveys, and data recording sheets were used(More)
BACKGROUND Starting from 1 January 2007, electronic locking devices based on proof-of-age (via electronic cash cards or a European driving licence) were installed in approximately 500,000 vending machines across Germany to restrict the purchase of cigarettes to those over the age of 16. OBJECTIVE To examine changes in the number of tobacco vending(More)
The German Protection Act against Infection (Infektionsschutzgesetz) came into effect on 1 January 2001. Physicians must report complications after vaccination to local heath authorities according to Article 6 No. 3. . The local heath authorities send notifications to the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI). Between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2003, a total of(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to develop the evidence-based Healthy Ageing Quiz (HAQ). METHODS Phase 1 activities (focus groups with 33 older adults, literature review and discussion with an advisory panel) informed the development of a draft HAQ. Phase 2 involved assessing the quiz's psychometric properties and collecting respondent feedback. RESULTS(More)
INTRODUCTION Falls as a complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) can have a major impact on the health of older adults. Previous reviews have demonstrated that certain exercise interventions are effective at reducing falls in older people; however, no studies have quantified the effectiveness of exercise interventions on falls-related outcomes among older(More)
As older workers move closer to retirement, they are more likely to take on caring roles. This may affect their health, retirement plans, and income security. Retired men and women experience the caring role differently, with men less likely to be adversely affected and more likely to accept services and to derive satisfaction from caring. Carers make an(More)