A systematic review of the impacts of intergenerational engagement on older adults’ cognitive, social, and health outcomes.
Background: Intergenerational engagement could benefit health and wellbeing within an ageing population. This systematic review evaluated the impacts of intergenerational engagement on cognitive,… Expand
A Validity and Reliability Study of the Japanese Version of the Geriatric Depression Scale 15 (GDS-15-J)
- Psychology, Medicine
- Clinical gerontologist
The validity of the Japanese version of the GDS-15-J for depression assessed against DSM-IV-TR criteria was excellent and some items that might be removed in future studies of an abbreviated scale are suggested. Expand
Even mild depression is associated with among-day blood pressure variability, including masked non-dipping assessed by 7-d/24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
- Clinical and experimental hypertension
Mild depressives had shorter sleep duration, lower subjective quality of life, and higher 7-d systolic BP than non-depressive normotensives, suggesting among-day BP variability may underlie cardiovascular disease accompanying a key component of psychological depression. Expand
High circulating adiponectin levels predict decreased muscle strength among older adults aged 70 years and over: A prospective cohort study.
- Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD
High circulating adiponectin concentration may be an indicator of decreased physical performance, especially muscle strength, in older adults. Expand
The Psychological Changes of Horticultural Therapy Intervention forElderly Women of Earthquake-Related Areas
It is suggested that horticultural therapy has an effect on the symptoms of earthquake stress in elderly women, and that this effect may sustain. Expand
Frequency of going outdoors: a predictor of functional and psychosocial change among ambulatory frail elders living at home.
- The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
The results suggest that the frequency of going outdoors may be a useful and simple indicator to predict changes in functional capacity, intellectual activity and self-efficacy. Expand
A Prospective Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study of Program Evaluation in an Intergenerational Program: Intergenerational Interactions and Program Satisfactions Involving Non-Frail, Frail, Cognitively Impaired Older Adults, and School Aged-Children
A prospective longitudinal mixed-method study was undertaken to evaluate an intergenerational community program involving older adults and school aged-children. Data were collected from nine childr...
A systematic review of the impacts of intergenerational engagement on older adults’ cognitive, social, and health outcomes
- Ageing Research Reviews
Heterogeneity in programme context, sample design, dosage, and duration indicate that more research is required to enable wider implementation and generalisability, and scientific rigour in both quantitative and qualitative research should also be employed as far as possible. Expand
Association between frequency of laughter and oral health among community-dwelling older adults: a population-based cross-sectional study in Japan
- Quality of Life Research
There was a significant bidirectional association between frequency of laughter and oral health that was independent of socioeconomic and lifestyle factors among older adults. Expand
Factors Affecting Persistent Postoperative Pain in Patients with Hip Fractures
- Pain research & management
Investigation of the multifaceted factors related to persistent postoperative pain occurring during the acute phase and subacute phase of recovery after HF surgery showed that pain with movement at 2 weeks and at 4 weeks after surgery and pain catastrophizing at 4 months after surgery were related to persistence of pain. Expand