Maria Crotty

Ian D Cameron6
Lynne C Giles6
Christopher Barr6
6Ian D Cameron
6Lynne C Giles
6Christopher Barr
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BACKGROUND The aim of this project was to assess whether outreach visits would improve the implementation of evidence based clinical practice in the area of falls reduction and stroke prevention in a residential care setting. METHODS Twenty facilities took part in a randomized controlled trial with a seven month follow-up period. Two outreach visits were(More)
BACKGROUND Health related quality of life (HRQoL) in very late life is not well understood. The aim of the present study was to assess HRQoL and health outcomes at four months follow-up in a group of older people awaiting transfer to residential aged care. METHODS Secondary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial conducted in three public(More)
OBJECTIVE to assess the effect of home versus day rehabilitation on patient outcomes. DESIGN randomised controlled trial. SETTING post-hospital rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS two hundred and twenty-nine hospitalised patients referred for ambulatory rehabilitation. INTERVENTIONS hospital-based day rehabilitation programme versus home-based(More)
BACKGROUND Interactive video games such as the Nintendo Wii Fit are increasingly used as a therapeutic tool in health and aged care settings however, their acceptability to older people is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the acceptability of the Nintendo Wii Fit as a therapy tool for hospitalised older people using a discrete choice(More)
Transition care is a new program to Australia that is designed to facilitate transitions of frail older people between the hospital and aged care systems. This program is designed to deliver potentially important improvements to the Australian health care system--but will it deliver? The current evidence base regarding the efficacy of this type of program(More)
OBJECTIVES To provide detailed projections for the prevalence of disability and associated common health conditions for older Australians for the period 2006-2031. DESIGN Secondary analyses of datasets (national 1998 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers; and projections of Australia's population from 2006-2031) collected by the Australian Bureau of(More)
BACKGROUND Geriatric cachexia is distinct from other age-related muscle wasting syndromes; however, detection and therefore treatment is challenging without the availability of valid instruments suitable for application in the clinical setting. This study assessed the sensitivity and specificity of a newly developed screening instrument utilising portable(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore, via empirical comparison, the relationship between quality of life, as measured by the ICECAP-O capability index (a new instrument designed to measure and value quality of life in older people), with both self-reported health status and the quality of care transition in adults aged 65 and over participating(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing demand for acute care services due in part to rising proportions of older people and increasing rates of chronic diseases has led to new models of post-acute care for older people that offer coordinated discharge, ongoing support and often a focus on functional restoration. Overall, review of the literature suggests there is(More)