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A simple frailty questionnaire (FRAIL) predicts outcomes in middle aged African Americans
ObjectiveTo validate the FRAIL scale.DesignLongitudinal study.SettingCommunity.ParticipantsRepresentative sample of African Americans age 49 to 65 years at onset of study.MeasurementsThe 5-item FRAILExpand
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Quality indicators for geriatric emergency care.
OBJECTIVES Emergency departments (EDs), similar to other health care environments, are concerned with improving the quality of patient care. Older patients comprise a large, growing, and particularlyExpand
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SARC‐F: a symptom score to predict persons with sarcopenia at risk for poor functional outcomes
A brief, inexpensive screening test for sarcopenia would be helpful for clinicians and their patients. To screen for persons with sarcopenia, we developed a simple five‐item questionnaire (SARC‐F)Expand
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Recruitment and Retention of Older Adults in Aging Research
Older adults continue to be underrepresented in clinical research despite their burgeoning population in the United States and worldwide. Physicians often propose treatment plans for older adultsExpand
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Computerized Decision Support to Reduce Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing to Older Emergency Department Patients: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of computer‐assisted decision support in reducing potentially inappropriate prescribing to older adults.
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Unrecognized delirium in ED geriatric patients.
To determine the sensitivity of an emergency physician's conventional evaluation compared with the validated Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) regarding the recognition of acute confusional statesExpand
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Using Google Street View to Audit the Built Environment: Inter-rater Reliability Results
BackgroundObservational field audits are recommended for public health research to collect data on built environment characteristics. A reliable, standardized alternative to field audits that usesExpand
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Assessing the built environment using omnidirectional imagery.
Observational audits commonly are used in public health research to collect data on built environment characteristics that affect health-related behaviors and outcomes, including physical activityExpand
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A Comparison of Four Frailty Models
To determine how well the interview‐based, clinic‐friendly International Academy of Nutrition and Aging (FRAIL) frailty scale predicts future disability and mortality in the African American HealthExpand
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The effect of adverse housing and neighborhood conditions on the development of diabetes mellitus among middle-aged African Americans.
The authors examined the associations of observed neighborhood (block face) and housing conditions with the incidence of diabetes by using data from 644 subjects in the African-American Health StudyExpand
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