Songi Chae

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BACKGROUND Frailty and body mass index (BMI) are known to be predictive of late life mortality, but little is known about the combined effects of frailty and BMI on mortality. OBJECTIVE This study investigated the influence of frailty status and BMI category on mortality in older adults. METHODS Data were from the Living Profiles of Older People Survey,(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests that physical activity may be beneficial in preserving cognition in late life. This study examined the association between baseline and changes in physical activity and cognitive decline in community-dwelling older people. Data were from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging, with 2605 aged 65 years and older subjects(More)
AIM Although older adults have high dental care needs as a result of prevalent oral health problems, they have high unmet needs. The purpose of the present study was to examine factors associated with unmet dental care needs among older adults living in the community. METHODS This study analyzed 1419 adults aged 65 years and older who participated in both(More)
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