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Older adults' perceived physical activity enablers and barriers: a multicultural perspective.
Findings suggest several ways to promote PA among older people, including developing exercise programs designed for older adults and health messages promoting existing places and programs older adults can use to engage in PA.
Access to Health Care and Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
- Z. Ansari, J. Laditka, S. Laditka
- Medicine, Political ScienceMedical care research and review : MCRR
- 1 December 2006
Independent of prevalence, propensity to seek care, disease burden, and physician supply, better access was associated with lower ACSH rates, providing support for the ACSH indicator.
Effect of Exercise on Cognitive Performance in Community‐Dwelling Older Adults: Review of Intervention Trials and Recommendations for Public Health Practice and Research
- M. Snowden, L. Steinman, L. Anderson
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
- 1 April 2011
Although there were some positive studies, the panel did not find sufficient evidence that physical activity or exercise improved cognition in older adults, and future research should report exercise adherence, use longer study durations, and determine the clinical relevance of measures used.
Cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity as mortality predictors in older adults.
Fitness was a significant mortality predictor in older adults, independent of overall or abdominal adiposity, and Clinicians should consider the importance of preserving functional capacity by recommending regular physical activity for older individuals, normal-weight and overweight alike.
Providing shelter to nursing home evacuees in disasters: lessons from Hurricane Katrina.
- S. Laditka, J. Laditka, S. Xirasagar, C. Cornman, C. B. Davis, Jane V. Richter
- Medicine, Political ScienceAmerican journal of public health
- 2 January 2008
Nursing homes should develop and practice procedures to shelter and provide long-term access to mental health services following a disaster and be classified in an emergency priority category similar to hospitals.
Attitudes about aging well among a diverse group of older Americans: implications for promoting cognitive health.
Important themes that emerged about aging well for all racial/ethnic groups were as follows: living to advanced age, having good physical health, having a positive mental outlook, being cognitively alert, and being socially involved.
Race, Ethnicity and Hospitalization for Six Chronic Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions in the USA
African Americans and Hispanics have high preventable hospitalization rates for major chronic conditions, even after disease prevalence and underlying hospital utilization patterns are considered, which are particularly high for asthma, diabetes and hypertension.
More may be better: evidence of a negative relationship between physician supply and hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions.
Physician supply is positively associated with the overall performance of the primary health care system in a large sample of urban counties of the United States.
Association between community health center and rural health clinic presence and county-level hospitalization rates for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: an analysis across eight US states
The results suggest that CHCs and RHCs may play a useful role in providing access to primary health care, as measured by county-level rates of hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) conditions.