Kathryn Daniel

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PURPOSE To examine the effectiveness of a novel intervention aimed at decreasing indices related to frailty through systematic, Progressive Functional Rehabilitation (PFR). METHODS Pre-frail volunteers were recruited to participate in a 15 week exercise intervention or control group. Those who met study criteria and consented were randomized into one of(More)
The primary chronic symptom in patients with clinically stable heart failure (HF) is reduced exercise tolerance, measured as decreased peak aerobic power (peak oxygen consumption [Vo2]), and is associated with reduced quality of life and survival. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (EBCR) is a safe and effective intervention to improve peak Vo2, muscle(More)
As more and more Baby Boomers are growing into their senior years, technology applications are being developed and marketed to increase their ability to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. This article reviews currently available devices and products that are intended to meet home safety needs of the elderly. The purpose of the(More)
The SmartCare project is to design, develop, and evaluate an intelligent sensor-driven living environment for the elderly. The core objectives are to provide emergency detection, improve quality of life, extend independence for the elderly, and detect patterns of behavior that could suggest early signs of a physical or cognitive issue, all in an(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of four commonly used glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimating equations in an older, ethnically diverse sample using a descriptive correlational design. A convenience sample of 495 ethnically diverse adults aged 65 or older were observed via a retrospective record review. Average age was 73 years,(More)
Falls account for a significant number of injury and death in the elderly. Risk factors for falls include increase in muscle weakness, change in gait and balance abnormalities. Detecting these changes are an important part of a smart health and aging environment. Because fall assessments do not occur very often, usually once a year in a patient’s annual(More)
This paper introduces SmartCare, a project revolving around a smart environment especially built to enable aging in place. The paper describes the vision behind SmartCare as well as its translation into a deployed system. The physical incarnation of SmartCare is the SmartCare apartment, an actual apartment in a retirement community. We provide a description(More)
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