Lise Trottier

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The goal of this study was to compare factors associated with long-term benzodiazepine use by elderly women and men (n = 1701) who participated in the Quebec Health Survey (QHS). Data from the 1998 QHS were linked with data from the administrative files of the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec. Results showed that elderly women were more at risk than(More)
Objectives. The objective of this study was to identify individual and environmental correlates of fear of falling among community-dwelling seniors. Method. The study sample involved 288 community-dwelling adults aged 65 years or older going through the normal aging process. Fear of falling and a series of individual and environmental characteristics were(More)
The objective of our study was to evaluate the effects of the administration of two dosages of vitamin C (Vit-C) (0.5 and 1g/day, vs. placebo) in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus on the intracellular levels of Vit-C and glutathione, and on the lipid peroxidation markers and vitamin E (Vit-E) content of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and on LDL(More)
This study was conducted to develop and evaluate a disability-based classification system for management of long-term care (LTC) needs in an integrated service delivery system. We collected cross-sectional data on 29 items of the Functional Autonomy Measurement System (SMAF) from a stratified multistage sampling of 1977 elderly people with disabilities(More)
This study compared the changes in some bio-psychosocial variables (functional independence, nutritional risk, pain, balance and walking, grip strength, general well-being, psychiatric profile, perception of social support, leisure satisfaction, and caregivers' feeling of burden) in four categories of clients during their program at a geriatric day hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To test an intervention designed to motivate older adults in documenting their healthcare preferences in advance, and to guide proxies in making hypothetical decisions that match those of the older adult. METHODS The trial involved 235 older adults, of which half were assisted in communicating their wishes to their proxy. Hypothetical vignettes(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (HBP) are commonly associated conditions in the elderly population. An effect of treatments, biologic and anthropometric variables on long-term mortality is unknown in this population. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of HBP control in a sample of elderly patients with type 2 diabetes with office(More)
BACKGROUND Patients hospitalized on acute psychogeriatric wards are a heterogeneous population. Cluster analysis is a useful statistical method for partitioning a sample of patients into well separated groups of patients who present common characteristics. Several patient profile studies exist, but they are not adapted to acutely hospitalized(More)
In Quebec, benzodiazepines are some of the most extensively used drugs by the elderly. The goal of this study was to identify factors associated with short- and long-term benzodiazepine use among 2,039 elderly persons having participated in the Quebec Health Survey conducted in 1998. Results of the multivariate, multinomial logistic regression showed that a(More)