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Chronic disease self-management program for low back pain in the elderly.
There was no advantage for the CDSMP over a wait-list control for improving pain, general health, self-efficacy, and self-care attitudes in older Americans with chronic LBP. Expand
The primary care physician and Alzheimer’s disease: An international position paper
It is proposed that the PCP identifies ‘typical’ cases and a “case finding” strategy, in target situations in which dementia should be detected to allow, secondarily, a diagnosis of AD, in certain cases. Expand
Daily apple versus dried plum: impact on cardiovascular disease risk factors in postmenopausal women.
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that consumption of apple or its bioactive components modulate lipid metabolism and reduce the production of proinflammatory molecules. However, there is a paucity ofExpand
Physician Orders for Life‐Sustaining Treatment (POLST): Outcomes in a PACE Program
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether terminal care was consistent with Physician Orders for Life‐Sustaining Treatment (POLST), a preprinted and signed doctor's order specifying treatment instructions inExpand
Hospitalization in the Program of All‐inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): Rates, Concomitants, and Predictors
PACE replicates the model of comprehensive, community‐based geriatric care pioneered by On Lok, that enrolls frail older adults who meet states' criteria for nursing home care, and that uses interdisciplinary teams to assess the participants and to deliver care in appropriate settings. Expand
National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement: Geriatric Assessment Methods for Clinical Decision‐making
To deal with the exceedingly difficult health care issues posed by frail elderly persons, health professionals need to collect, organize, and use a vast array of clinically relevant information. Expand
Assessment of Pain in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: A Comparison of Pain Assessment Tools and Their Use by Nonprofessional Caregivers
To compare self‐reporting of pain by cognitively impaired older adults living in the community with reports of their caregivers and to identify those pain assessment tools that are most useful to nonprofessional caregivers. Expand
Comparative effects of dried plum and dried apple on bone in postmenopausal women.
The findings of the present study confirmed the ability of dried plum in improving BMD in postmenopausal women in part due to suppressing the rate of bone turnover. Expand
VA/DOD Clinical practice guideline for the management of stroke rehabilitation.
These guidelines are not intended to represent Department of Veterans Affairs or TRICARE policy. Further, inclusion of recommendations for specific testing and/or therapeutic interventions withinExpand
Managed Care as a Vehicle for Delivering More Effective Chronic Care for Older Persons
To improve care for the chronically ill, changes need to occur in two major areas: the approach to chronic care needs to become more aggressive, with higher expectations about the benefits from care, and an information infrastructure is needed to help focus clinicians' attention on changes in patients' status. Expand