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The effects of geography and spatial behavior on health care utilization among the residents of a rural region.
OBJECTIVE This analysis determines the importance of geography and spatial behavior as predisposing and enabling factors in rural health care utilization, controlling for demographic, social,Expand
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Attitudes, stress, and satisfaction of staff who care for residents with dementia.
PURPOSE Considering the increasing proportion of residents in long-term care who have dementia, and the important influence that direct care providers have on resident quality of life, this studyExpand
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Evaluating the quality of life of long-term care residents with dementia.
PURPOSE This study's purpose was to better understand existing measures of quality of life in dementia residents of long-term care facilities. DESIGN AND METHODS We gathered data from 421 residentsExpand
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Access to transportation and health care utilization in a rural region.
CONTEXT Access to transportation to transverse the large distances between residences and health services in rural settings is a necessity. However, little research has examined directly access toExpand
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A suite of methods for representing activity space in a healthcare accessibility study
Background"Activity space" has been used to examine how people's habitual movements interact with their environment, and can be used to examine accessibility to healthcare opportunities.Expand
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Dementia care and quality of life in assisted living and nursing homes.
PURPOSE There are few empirical studies relating components of long-term care to quality of life for residents with dementia. This study relates elements of dementia care in residential care/assistedExpand
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Performance of weighted estimating equations for longitudinal binary data with drop-outs missing at random.
The generalized estimating equations (GEE) approach is commonly used to model incomplete longitudinal binary data. When drop-outs are missing at random through dependence on observed responses (MAR),Expand
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Deletion diagnostics for generalised estimating equations
SUMMARY Deletion diagnostics are proposed for generalised estimating equations. The diagnostics consider leverage and residuals to measure the influence of a subset of observations on the estimatedExpand
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Bone-density testing interval and transition to osteoporosis in older women.
BACKGROUND Although bone mineral density (BMD) testing to screen for osteoporosis (BMD T score, -2.50 or lower) is recommended for women 65 years of age or older, there are few data to guideExpand
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Environmental Correlates of Resident Agitation in Alzheimer's Disease Special Care Units
OBJECTIVE: To determine the point prevalence of agitated behaviors in a representative sample of Alzheimer's disease Special Care Units, and to determine the extent to which agitation is associatedExpand
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