Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Geriatric Assessment: Evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.Disabled Persons: Persons with physical or mental disabilities that affect or limit their activities of daily living and that may require special accommodations.Disability Evaluation: Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.Living Donors: Non-cadaveric providers of organs for transplant to related or non-related recipients.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Independent Living: A housing and community arrangement that maximizes independence and self-determination.Frail Elderly: Older adults or aged individuals who are lacking in general strength and are unusually susceptible to disease or to other infirmity.Nursing Homes: Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.Mobility Limitation: Difficulty in walking from place to place.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Occupational Therapy: Skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It assists in the development of skills needed for independent living.Assisted Living Facilities: A housing and health care alternative combining independence with personal care. It provides a combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care designed to meet the needs, both scheduled and unscheduled, of those who need help with activities of daily living. (www.alfa.org)Cognition Disorders: Disturbances in mental processes related to learning, thinking, reasoning, and judgment.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Dementia: An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.Homes for the Aged: Geriatric long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Recovery of Function: A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.Mental Status Schedule: Standardized clinical interview used to assess current psychopathology by scaling patient responses to the questions.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Self-Help Devices: Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Neuropsychological Tests: Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Home Care Services: Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.Walking: An activity in which the body advances at a slow to moderate pace by moving the feet in a coordinated fashion. This includes recreational walking, walking for fitness, and competitive race-walking.Institutionalization: The caring for individuals in institutions and their adaptation to routines characteristic of the institutional environment, and/or their loss of adaptation to life outside the institution.Cognition: Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.Aging: The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.Accidental Falls: Falls due to slipping or tripping which may result in injury.Stroke: A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Caregivers: Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Long-Term Care: Care over an extended period, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Health Status Indicators: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Architectural Accessibility: Designs for approaching areas inside or outside facilities.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Dependency (Psychology): The tendency of an individual or individuals to rely on others for advice, guidance, or support.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Motor Activity: The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Postural Balance: A POSTURE in which an ideal body mass distribution is achieved. Postural balance provides the body carriage stability and conditions for normal functions in stationary position or in movement, such as sitting, standing, or walking.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.United StatesChronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Hand Strength: Force exerted when gripping or grasping.Physical Therapy Modalities: Therapeutic modalities frequently used in PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALTY by PHYSICAL THERAPISTS or physiotherapists to promote, maintain, or restore the physical and physiological well-being of an individual.Range of Motion, Articular: The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.Housing for the Elderly: Housing arrangements for the elderly or aged, intended to foster independent living. The housing may take the form of group homes or small apartments. It is available to the economically self-supporting but the concept includes housing for the elderly with some physical limitations. The concept should be differentiated from HOMES FOR THE AGED which is restricted to long-term geriatric facilities providing supervised medical and nursing services.Movement Disorders: Syndromes which feature DYSKINESIAS as a cardinal manifestation of the disease process. Included in this category are degenerative, hereditary, post-infectious, medication-induced, post-inflammatory, and post-traumatic conditions.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Gait: Manner or style of walking.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Dyspnea: Difficult or labored breathing.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Parkinson Disease: A progressive, degenerative neurologic disease characterized by a TREMOR that is maximal at rest, retropulsion (i.e. a tendency to fall backwards), rigidity, stooped posture, slowness of voluntary movements, and a masklike facial expression. Pathologic features include loss of melanin containing neurons in the substantia nigra and other pigmented nuclei of the brainstem. LEWY BODIES are present in the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus but may also be found in a related condition (LEWY BODY DISEASE, DIFFUSE) characterized by dementia in combination with varying degrees of parkinsonism. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1059, pp1067-75)Residential Facilities: Long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Homemaker Services: Non-medical support services, such as food preparation and bathing, given by trained personnel to disabled, sick or convalescent individuals in their home.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Cerebrovascular Disorders: A spectrum of pathological conditions of impaired blood flow in the brain. They can involve vessels (ARTERIES or VEINS) in the CEREBRUM, the CEREBELLUM, and the BRAIN STEM. Major categories include INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS; BRAIN ISCHEMIA; CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE; and others.JapanMotor Skills: Performance of complex motor acts.Phenylcarbamates: Phenyl esters of carbamic acid or of N-substituted carbamic acids. Structures are similar to PHENYLUREA COMPOUNDS with a carbamate in place of the urea.Alzheimer Disease: A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)Antiparkinson Agents: Agents used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. The most commonly used drugs act on the dopaminergic system in the striatum and basal ganglia or are centrally acting muscarinic antagonists.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Psychometrics: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Muscle Strength: The amount of force generated by MUSCLE CONTRACTION. Muscle strength can be measured during isometric, isotonic, or isokinetic contraction, either manually or using a device such as a MUSCLE STRENGTH DYNAMOMETER.Single-Blind Method: A method in which either the observer(s) or the subject(s) is kept ignorant of the group to which the subjects are assigned.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Psychiatric Status Rating Scales: Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.Electric Stimulation Therapy: Application of electric current in treatment without the generation of perceptible heat. It includes electric stimulation of nerves or muscles, passage of current into the body, or use of interrupted current of low intensity to raise the threshold of the skin to pain.Social Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.Catholicism: The Christian faith, practice, or system of the Catholic Church, specifically the Roman Catholic, the Christian church that is characterized by a hierarchic structure of bishops and priests in which doctrinal and disciplinary authority are dependent upon apostolic succession, with the pope as head of the episcopal college. (From Webster, 3d ed; American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed)Upper Extremity: The region of the upper limb in animals, extending from the deltoid region to the HAND, and including the ARM; AXILLA; and SHOULDER.Mentally Disabled Persons: Persons diagnosed as having significantly lower than average intelligence and considerable problems in adapting to everyday life or lacking independence in regard to activities of daily living.Exercise Therapy: A regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to restore normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain caused by diseases or injuries.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Mild Cognitive Impairment: A prodromal phase of cognitive decline that may precede the emergence of ALZHEIMER DISEASE and other dementias. It may include impairment of cognition, such as impairments in language, visuospatial awareness, ATTENTION and MEMORY.Mortality: All deaths reported in a given population.Arm: The superior part of the upper extremity between the SHOULDER and the ELBOW.Quadriplegia: Severe or complete loss of motor function in all four limbs which may result from BRAIN DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or rarely MUSCULAR DISEASES. The locked-in syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia in combination with cranial muscle paralysis. Consciousness is spared and the only retained voluntary motor activity may be limited eye movements. This condition is usually caused by a lesion in the upper BRAIN STEM which injures the descending cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts.Home Nursing: Nursing care given to an individual in the home. The care may be provided by a family member or a friend. Home nursing as care by a non-professional is differentiated from HOME CARE SERVICES provided by professionals: visiting nurse, home health agencies, hospital, or other organized community group.Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive: A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.Sickness Impact Profile: A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)Living Wills: Written, witnessed declarations in which persons request that if they become disabled beyond reasonable expectation of recovery, they be allowed to die rather than be kept alive by extraordinary means. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Monitoring, Ambulatory: The use of electronic equipment to observe or record physiologic processes while the patient undergoes normal daily activities.Neurologic Examination: Assessment of sensory and motor responses and reflexes that is used to determine impairment of the nervous system.Homebound Persons: Those unable to leave home without exceptional effort and support; patients (in this condition) who are provided with or are eligible for home health services, including medical treatment and personal care. Persons are considered homebound even if they may be infrequently and briefly absent from home if these absences do not indicate an ability to receive health care in a professional's office or health care facility. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p309)Rehabilitation Centers: Facilities which provide programs for rehabilitating the mentally or physically disabled individuals.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Hip Fractures: Fractures of the FEMUR HEAD; the FEMUR NECK; (FEMORAL NECK FRACTURES); the trochanters; or the inter- or subtrochanteric region. Excludes fractures of the acetabulum and fractures of the femoral shaft below the subtrochanteric region (FEMORAL FRACTURES).Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Sensation Disorders: Disorders of the special senses (i.e., VISION; HEARING; TASTE; and SMELL) or somatosensory system (i.e., afferent components of the PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM).Home Health Aides: Persons who assist ill, elderly, or disabled persons in the home, carrying out personal care and housekeeping tasks. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms. 2d ed, p202)Cholinesterase Inhibitors: Drugs that inhibit cholinesterases. The neurotransmitter ACETYLCHOLINE is rapidly hydrolyzed, and thereby inactivated, by cholinesterases. When cholinesterases are inhibited, the action of endogenously released acetylcholine at cholinergic synapses is potentiated. Cholinesterase inhibitors are widely used clinically for their potentiation of cholinergic inputs to the gastrointestinal tract and urinary bladder, the eye, and skeletal muscles; they are also used for their effects on the heart and the central nervous system.Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Indans: Aryl CYCLOPENTANES that are a reduced (protonated) form of INDENES.Drug Administration Schedule: Time schedule for administration of a drug in order to achieve optimum effectiveness and convenience.Adaptation, Psychological: A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Visually Impaired Persons: Persons with loss of vision such that there is an impact on activities of daily living.Self Report: Method for obtaining information through verbal responses, written or oral, from subjects.Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale: A scale comprising 18 symptom constructs chosen to represent relatively independent dimensions of manifest psychopathology. The initial intended use was to provide more efficient assessment of treatment response in clinical psychopharmacology research; however, the scale was readily adapted to other uses. (From Hersen, M. and Bellack, A.S., Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques, p. 87)Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Linear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.ConnecticutPatient Discharge: The administrative process of discharging the patient, alive or dead, from hospitals or other health facilities.Demography: Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Artificial Limbs: Prosthetic replacements for arms, legs, and parts thereof.Rehabilitation: Restoration of human functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from disease or injury.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.BrazilResistance Training: A type of strength-building exercise program that requires the body muscle to exert a force against some form of resistance, such as weight, stretch bands, water, or immovable objects. Resistance exercise is a combination of static and dynamic contractions involving shortening and lengthening of skeletal muscles.Socialization: The training or molding of an individual through various relationships, educational agencies, and social controls, which enables him to become a member of a particular society.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Wheelchairs: Chairs mounted on wheels and designed to be propelled by the occupant.Self-Assessment: Appraisal of one's own personal qualities or traits.Skilled Nursing Facilities: Extended care facilities which provide skilled nursing care or rehabilitation services for inpatients on a daily basis.Paresis: A general term referring to a mild to moderate degree of muscular weakness, occasionally used as a synonym for PARALYSIS (severe or complete loss of motor function). In the older literature, paresis often referred specifically to paretic neurosyphilis (see NEUROSYPHILIS). "General paresis" and "general paralysis" may still carry that connotation. Bilateral lower extremity paresis is referred to as PARAPARESIS.Social Participation: Involvement in community activities or programs.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Health Impact Assessment: Combination of procedures, methods, and tools by which a policy, program, or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Memantine: AMANTADINE derivative that has some dopaminergic effects. It has been proposed as an antiparkinson agent.Urinary Incontinence: Involuntary loss of URINE, such as leaking of urine. It is a symptom of various underlying pathological processes. Major types of incontinence include URINARY URGE INCONTINENCE and URINARY STRESS INCONTINENCE.Vision, Low: Vision considered to be inferior to normal vision as represented by accepted standards of acuity, field of vision, or motility. Low vision generally refers to visual disorders that are caused by diseases that cannot be corrected by refraction (e.g., MACULAR DEGENERATION; RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA; DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, etc.).Shoulder: Part of the body in humans and primates where the arms connect to the trunk. The shoulder has five joints; ACROMIOCLAVICULAR joint, CORACOCLAVICULAR joint, GLENOHUMERAL joint, scapulathoracic joint, and STERNOCLAVICULAR joint.Vision Disorders: Visual impairments limiting one or more of the basic functions of the eye: visual acuity, dark adaptation, color vision, or peripheral vision. These may result from EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; VISUAL PATHWAY diseases; OCCIPITAL LOBE diseases; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS; and other conditions (From Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p132).Physical Therapy Department, Hospital: Hospital department which is responsible for the administration and provision of diagnostic and medical rehabilitation services to restore or improve the functional capacity of the patient.Exercise: Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.Hemiplegia: Severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. This condition is usually caused by BRAIN DISEASES that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness. Less frequently, BRAIN STEM lesions; cervical SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia. The term hemiparesis (see PARESIS) refers to mild to moderate weakness involving one side of the body.Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.Dyskinesias: Abnormal involuntary movements which primarily affect the extremities, trunk, or jaw that occur as a manifestation of an underlying disease process. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent episodes of dyskinesia as a primary manifestation of disease may be referred to as dyskinesia syndromes (see MOVEMENT DISORDERS). Dyskinesias are also a relatively common manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES.Self Care: Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.Subthalamic Nucleus: Lens-shaped structure on the inner aspect of the INTERNAL CAPSULE. The SUBTHALAMIC NUCLEUS and pathways traversing this region are concerned with the integration of somatic motor function.Fatigue: The state of weariness following a period of exertion, mental or physical, characterized by a decreased capacity for work and reduced efficiency to respond to stimuli.Muscle Spasticity: A form of muscle hypertonia associated with upper MOTOR NEURON DISEASE. Resistance to passive stretch of a spastic muscle results in minimal initial resistance (a "free interval") followed by an incremental increase in muscle tone. Tone increases in proportion to the velocity of stretch. Spasticity is usually accompanied by HYPERREFLEXIA and variable degrees of MUSCLE WEAKNESS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p54)Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Movement: The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Exercise Tolerance: The exercise capacity of an individual as measured by endurance (maximal exercise duration and/or maximal attained work load) during an EXERCISE TEST.Nootropic Agents: Drugs used to specifically facilitate learning or memory, particularly to prevent the cognitive deficits associated with dementias. These drugs act by a variety of mechanisms. While no potent nootropic drugs have yet been accepted for general use, several are being actively investigated.Circadian Rhythm: The regular recurrence, in cycles of about 24 hours, of biological processes or activities, such as sensitivity to drugs and stimuli, hormone secretion, sleeping, and feeding.Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.Depressive Disorder: An affective disorder manifested by either a dysphoric mood or loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. The mood disturbance is prominent and relatively persistent.Knee: A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.GermanyExercise Test: Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.Muscle Weakness: A vague complaint of debility, fatigue, or exhaustion attributable to weakness of various muscles. The weakness can be characterized as subacute or chronic, often progressive, and is a manifestation of many muscle and neuromuscular diseases. (From Wyngaarden et al., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p2251)Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Perceptual Disorders: Cognitive disorders characterized by an impaired ability to perceive the nature of objects or concepts through use of the sense organs. These include spatial neglect syndromes, where an individual does not attend to visual, auditory, or sensory stimuli presented from one side of the body.Psychomotor Performance: The coordination of a sensory or ideational (cognitive) process and a motor activity.EnglandSocial Isolation: The separation of individuals or groups resulting in the lack of or minimizing of social contact and/or communication. This separation may be accomplished by physical separation, by social barriers and by psychological mechanisms. In the latter, there may be interaction but no real communication.Life Expectancy: Based on known statistical data, the number of years which any person of a given age may reasonably expected to live.Motor Skills Disorders: Marked impairments in the development of motor coordination such that the impairment interferes with activities of daily living. (From DSM-V)Southwestern United States: The geographic area of the southwestern region of the United States. The states usually included in this region are Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.Random Allocation: A process involving chance used in therapeutic trials or other research endeavor for allocating experimental subjects, human or animal, between treatment and control groups, or among treatment groups. It may also apply to experiments on inanimate objects.Disease Progression: The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.Executive Function: A set of cognitive functions that controls complex, goal-directed thought and behavior. Executive function involves multiple domains, such as CONCEPT FORMATION, goal management, cognitive flexibility, INHIBITION control, and WORKING MEMORY. Impaired executive function is seen in a range of disorders, e.g., SCHIZOPHRENIA; and ADHD.Leisure Activities: Voluntary use of free time for activities outside the daily routine.Psychological Tests: Standardized tests designed to measure abilities, as in intelligence, aptitude, and achievement tests, or to evaluate personality traits.Hospitals, Special: Hospitals which provide care for a single category of illness with facilities and staff directed toward a specific service.Galantamine: A benzazepine derived from norbelladine. It is found in GALANTHUS and other AMARYLLIDACEAE. It is a cholinesterase inhibitor that has been used to reverse the muscular effects of GALLAMINE TRIETHIODIDE and TUBOCURARINE and has been studied as a treatment for ALZHEIMER DISEASE and other central nervous system disorders.Nursing Assessment: Evaluation of the nature and extent of nursing problems presented by a patient for the purpose of patient care planning.Spinal Cord Injuries: Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).HandwritingLevodopa: The naturally occurring form of DIHYDROXYPHENYLALANINE and the immediate precursor of DOPAMINE. Unlike dopamine itself, it can be taken orally and crosses the blood-brain barrier. It is rapidly taken up by dopaminergic neurons and converted to DOPAMINE. It is used for the treatment of PARKINSONIAN DISORDERS and is usually given with agents that inhibit its conversion to dopamine outside of the central nervous system.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Memory Disorders: Disturbances in registering an impression, in the retention of an acquired impression, or in the recall of an impression. Memory impairments are associated with DEMENTIA; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ENCEPHALITIS; ALCOHOLISM (see also ALCOHOL AMNESTIC DISORDER); SCHIZOPHRENIA; and other conditions.Posture: The position or attitude of the body.Tenodesis: Fixation of the end of a tendon to a bone, often by suturing.OhioMoving and Lifting Patients: Moving or repositioning patients within their beds, from bed to bed, bed to chair, or otherwise from one posture or surface to another.Geriatric Nursing: Nursing care of the aged patient given in the home, the hospital, or special institutions such as nursing homes, psychiatric institutions, etc.Lower Extremity: The region of the lower limb in animals, extending from the gluteal region to the FOOT, and including the BUTTOCKS; HIP; and LEG.Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Personal Satisfaction: The individual's experience of a sense of fulfillment of a need or want and the quality or state of being satisfied.SwedenStatistics as Topic: The science and art of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data that are subject to random variation. The term is also applied to the data themselves and to the summarization of the data.

Legalized physician-assisted suicide in Oregon--the first year's experience. (1/6812)

BACKGROUND AND METHODS: On October 27, 1997, Oregon legalized physician-assisted suicide. We collected data on all terminally ill Oregon residents who received prescriptions for lethal medications under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act and who died in 1998. The data were obtained from physicians' reports, death certificates, and interviews with physicians. We compared persons who took lethal medications prescribed under the act with those who died from similar illnesses but did not receive prescriptions for lethal medications. RESULTS: Information on 23 persons who received prescriptions for lethal medications was reported to the Oregon Health Division; 15 died after taking the lethal medications, 6 died from underlying illnesses, and 2 were alive as of January 1, 1999. The median age of the 15 patients who died after taking lethal medications was 69 years; 8 were male, and all 15 were white. Thirteen of the 15 patients had cancer. The case patients and controls were similar with regard to sex, race, urban or rural residence, level of education, health insurance coverage, and hospice enrollment. No case patients or controls expressed concern about the financial impact of their illness. One case patient and 15 controls expressed concern about inadequate control of pain (P=0.10). The case patients were more likely than the controls to have never married (P=0.04) and were more likely to be concerned about loss of autonomy due to illness (P=0.01) and loss of control of bodily functions (P=0.02). At death, 21 percent of the case patients and 84 percent of the controls were completely disabled (P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: During the first year of legalized physician-assisted suicide in Oregon, the decision to request and use a prescription for lethal medication was associated with concern about loss of autonomy or control of bodily functions, not with fear of intractable pain or concern about financial loss. In addition, we found that the choice of physician-assisted suicide was not associated with level of education or health insurance coverage.  (+info)

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy and quality of life. (2/6812)

The quality of life (QOL) of 79 people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and 37 non-diabetic controls was assessed using the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP). The NHP consists of six domains assessing energy, sleep, pain, physical mobility, emotional reactions and social isolation. Symptomatic diabetic neuropathy was present in 41 of the patients. The neuropathy patients had significantly higher scores (impaired QOL) in 5/6 NHP domains than either the other diabetic patients (p < 0.01) or the non-diabetic (p < 0.001) controls. These were: emotional reaction, energy, pain, physical mobility and sleep. The diabetic patients without neuropathy also had significantly impaired QOL for 4/6 NHP domains compared with the non-diabetic control group (p < 0.05) (energy, pain, physical mobility and sleep). This quantification of the detrimental effect on QOL of diabetes, and in particular of chronic symptomatic peripheral diabetic neuropathy, emphasizes the need for further research into effective management of these patients.  (+info)

Teaching pedestrian skills to retarded persons: generalization from the classroom to the natural environment. (3/6812)

Little attention has been given to teaching adaptive community skills to retarded persons. In this study, five retarded male students were taught basic pedestrian skills in a classroom- Training was conducted on a model built to simulate city traffic conditions. Each subject was taught five specific skills involved in street crossing in sequence, viz. intersection recognition, pedestrian-light skills, traffic-light skills, and skills for two different stop-sign conditions. Before, during, and after training, subjects were tested on generalization probes on model and under actual city traffic conditions. Results of a multiple-baseline design acorss both subjects and behaviors indicated that after receiving classroom training on the skills, each subject exhibited appropriate pedestrian skills under city traffic conditions. In addition, training in some skills appeared to facilitate performance in skills not yet trained.  (+info)

The Sock Test for evaluating activity limitation in patients with musculoskeletal pain. (4/6812)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Assessment within rehabilitation often must reflect patients' perceived functional problems and provide information on whether these problems are caused by impairments of the musculoskeletal system. Such capabilities were examined in a new functional test, the Sock Test, simulating the activity of putting on a sock. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Intertester reliability was examined in 21 patients. Concurrent validity, responsiveness, and predictive validity were examined in a sample of 337 patients and in subgroups of this sample. RESULTS: Intertester reliability was acceptable. Sock Test scores were related to concurrent reports of activity limitation in dressing activities. Scores also reflected questionnaire-derived reports of problems in a broad range of activities of daily living and pain and were responsive to change over time. Increases in age and body mass index increased the likelihood of Sock Test scores indicating activity limitation. Pretest scores were predictive of perceived difficulties in dressing activities after 1 year. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION: Sock Test scores reflect perceived activity limitations and restrictions of the musculoskeletal system.  (+info)

The psychometric properties of clinical rating scales used in multiple sclerosis. (5/6812)

OullII;l y Many clinical rating scales have been proposed to assess the impact of multiple sclerosis on patients, but only few have been evaluated formally for reliability, validity and responsiveness. We assessed the psychometric properties of five commonly used scales in multiple sclerosis, the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), the Scripps Neurological Rating Scale (SNRS), the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), the Ambulation Index (AI) and the Cambridge Multiple Sclerosis Basic Score (CAMBS). The score frequency distributions of all five scales were either bimodal (EDSS and AI) or severely skewed (SNRS, FIM and CAMBS). The reliability of each scale depended on the definition of 'agreement'. Inter-and intra-rater reliabilities were high when 'agreement' was considered to exist despite a difference of up to 1.0 EDSS point (two 0.5 steps), 13 SNRS points, 9 FIM points, 1 AI point and 1 point on the various CAMBS domains. The FIM, AI, and the relapse and progression domains of the CAMBS were sensitive to clinical change, but the EDSS and the SNRS were unresponsive. The validity of these scales as impairment (SNRS and EDSS) and disability (EDSS, FIM, AI and the disability domain of the CAMBS) measures was established. All scales correlated closely with other measures of handicap and quality of life. None of these scales satisfied the psychometric requirements of outcome measures completely, but each had some desirable properties. The SNRS and the EDSS were reliable and valid measures of impairment and disability, but they were unresponsive. The FIM was a reliable, valid and responsive measure of disability, but it is cumbersome to administer and has a limited content validity. The AI was a reliable and valid ambulation-related disability scale, but it was weakly responsive. The CAMBS was a reliable (all four domains) and responsive (relapse and progression domains) outcome measure, but had a limited validity (handicap domain). These psychometric properties should be considered when designing further clinical trials in multiple sclerosis.  (+info)

Efficacy and safety of rivastigmine in patients with Alzheimer's disease: international randomised controlled trial. (6/6812)

OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of rivastigmine on the core domains of Alzheimer's disease. DESIGN: Prospective, randomised, multicentre, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel group trial. Patients received either placebo, 1-4 mg/day (lower dose) rivastigmine, or 6-12 mg/day (higher dose) rivastigmine. Doses were increased in one of two fixed dose ranges (1-4 mg/day or 6-12 mg/day) over the first 12 weeks with a subsequent assessment period of 14 weeks. SETTING: 45 centres in Europe and North America. PARTICIPANTS: 725 patients with mild to moderately severe probable Alzheimer's disease diagnosed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, and the criteria of the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke and the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association. OUTCOME MEASURES: Cognitive subscale of the Alzheimer's disease assessment scale, rating on the clinician interview based impression of change incorporating caregiver information scale, and the progressive deterioration scale. RESULTS: At the end of the study cognitive function had deteriorated among those in the placebo group. Scores on the Alzheimer's disease assessment scale improved in patients in the higher dose group when compared with patients taking placebo (P<0.05). Significantly more patients in the higher dose group had improved by 4 points or more than had improved in the placebo group (24% (57/242) v 16% (39/238)). Global function as rated by the clinician interview scale had significantly improved among those in the higher dose group compared with those taking placebo (P<0.001), and significantly more patients in the higher dose group showed improvement than did in the placebo group (37% (80/219) v 20% (46/230)). Mean scores on the progressive deterioration scale improved from baseline in patients in the higher dose group but fell in the placebo group. Adverse events were predominantly gastrointestinal, of mild to moderate severity, transient, and occurred mainly during escalation of the dose. 23% (55/242) of those in the higher dose group, 7% (18/242) of those in the lower dose group, and 7% (16/239) of those in the placebo group discontinued treatment because of adverse events. CONCLUSIONS: Rivastigmine is well tolerated and effective. It improves cognition, participation in activities of daily living, and global evaluation ratings in patients with mild to moderately severe Alzheimer's disease. This is the first treatment to show compelling evidence of efficacy in a predominantly European population.  (+info)

Long-term functional status and quality of life after lower extremity revascularization. (7/6812)

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the longer term (up to 7 years) functional status and quality of life outcomes from lower extremity revascularization. METHODS: This study was designed as a cross-sectional telephone survey and chart review at the University of Minnesota Hospital. The subjects were patients who underwent their first lower extremity revascularization procedure or a primary amputation for vascular disease between January 1, 1989, and January 31, 1995, who had granted consent or had died. The main outcome measures were ability to walk, SF-36 physical function, SF-12, subsequent amputation, and death. RESULTS: The medical records for all 329 subjects were reviewed after the qualifying procedures for details of the primary procedure (62.6% arterial bypass graft, 36.8% angioplasty, 0.6% atherectomy), comorbidities (64% diabetics), severity of disease, and other vascular risk factors. All 166 patients who were living were surveyed by telephone between June and August 1996. At 7 years after the qualifying procedure, 73% of the patients who were alive still had the qualifying limb, although 63% of the patients had died. Overall, at the time of the follow-up examination (1 to 7.5 years after the qualifying procedure), 65% of the patients who were living were able to walk independently and 43% had little or no limitation in walking several blocks. In a multiple regression model, patients with diabetes and patients who were older were less likely to be able to walk at follow-up examination and had a worse functional status on the SF-36 and a lower physical health on the SF-12. Number of years since the procedure was not a predictor in any of the analyses. CONCLUSION: Although the long-term mortality rate is high in the population that undergoes lower limb revascularization, the survivors are likely to retain their limb over time and have good functional status.  (+info)

Infratentorial atrophy on magnetic resonance imaging and disability in multiple sclerosis. (8/6812)

Loss of tissue volume in the central nervous system may provide an index of fixed neurological dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. Recent magnetic resonance studies have shown a modest relationship between clinical disability rating scores and transverse sectional area of the cervical spinal cord. To explore further the relationship between atrophy and disability in multiple sclerosis, we estimated the volumes of infratentorial structures from MRIs in a cross-sectional study of 41 patients, 21 with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and 20 with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. We used the Cavalieri method of modern design stereology with point counting to estimate the volume of brainstem, cerebellum and upper cervical spinal cord from three-dimensional MRIs acquired with an MPRAGE (Magnetization-prepared Rapid Acquisition Gradient Echo) sequence. The volume of the upper (C1-C3) cervical spinal cord was significantly correlated with a composite spinal cord score derived from the appropriate Functional Scale scores of the Expanded Disability Status Scale (r = -0.50, P < 0.01). The cerebellar (r = 0.49, P < 0.01) and brainstem (r = 0.34, P < 0.05) volumes correlated with the Scripp's Neurological Disability Rating Scale scores. The upper cervical cord volumes (r = -0.39, P < 0.01), but not the brainstem or cerebellar volumes, were significantly associated with disease duration. MRI-estimated structural volumes may provide a simple index of axonal and/or myelin loss, the presumed pathological substrates of irreversible impairment and disability in multiple sclerosis.  (+info)

*Activities of daily living

... (ADLs or ADL) is a term used in healthcare to refer to people's daily self care activities. The ... Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are not necessary for fundamental functioning, but they let an individual live ... Activities of daily living assistance Assisted living Care of residents Global Assessment of Functioning Long-term care Long ... Assisting in activities of daily living are skills required in nursing and as well as other professions such as nursing ...

*Activities of daily living assistance

Assisting in activities of daily living (ADL) are skills required in nursing and other professions such as nursing assistants. ...

*Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale

"Assessment of activities of daily living in dementia: development of the Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale" (PDF). Age ... The Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale (BADLS) is a 20-item questionnaire designed to measure the ability of someone with ... "Bristol Activities of Daily Living questionnaire" (PDF). Belgium Government Health Portal. Retrieved 2012-08-26. ... Bucks, RS; Haworth, Judy (2002). "Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale: a critical evaluation". Expert Review of ...

*Acalculia

Despite these deficits, daily living activities remained intact". Another case study published in 1990 described the condition ... Cognitive rehabilitation may be useful for the symptoms that interfere with activities of daily life, such as agraphia and ... Individuals with acalculia generally live normal lives, unless there are other disabilities or traumatic injuries present that ... Details from a case study published in 2003 described the condition of a 55-year-old woman living with acalculia. "In addition ...

*Everyday life

Activities of daily living (ADL) is a term used in healthcare to refer to daily self care activities within an individual's ... 1 (Fall). "Activities of Daily Living Evaluation." Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health. ed. Kristine Krapp. Gale Group, Inc ... Current beliefs in gerontology and the norm of active living lead to surveillance of everyday activities of the unemployed and ... Everyday life, daily life or routine life comprises the ways in which people typically act, think, and feel on a daily basis. ...

*Obligatory synergies

This interferes with normal activities of daily living. Some aspects of the obligatory synergy patterns however, can be ...

*Terminal illness

They can also assist the individual with daily living activities and movement. Caregivers provide assistance with food and ... Hospice patients are also able to live at peace away from a hospital setting; they may live at home with a hospice provider or ... However, patients in hospice care often live the same length of time as patients in the hospital. A study of 3850 liver cancer ... such as advance directives and living wills, which have been shown to improve end-of-life care. While death cannot be avoided, ...

*Roper-Logan-Tierney model of nursing

Activities of daily living Nursing Nursing theory Timmins, Fiona; O'Shea, Joan (2004). "The Roper-Logan-Tierney (1996) model of ... The model is based loosely upon the activities of daily living that evolved from the work of Virginia Henderson in 1966. The ... Their needs are the same- it's who will meet those needs that changes". For example, "sexuality" as an activity of daily living ... Roper's assertion leads one to believe that rather than delete or disregard activities of daily living, it can benefit the ...

*Receptive aphasia

Communication Activities of Daily Living - Second Edition (CADL-2): measures functional communication abilities; focuses on ... Holland, A.L.; Fromm, D.; Wozniak, L. (2018). Communication Activities in Daily Living (CADL-3) (3rd ed.). Alberta, Canada: ... as well as the effect of possible communication deficits on activities of daily living. Typical components of an aphasia ... Therapy activities may include: Single-word comprehension: A common treatment method used to support single-word comprehension ...

*Long-term care

Activities of daily living AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Assisted living Caring for people with ... "Activities of Daily Living: What Are ADLs and IADLs?". Caring. Retrieved 16 October 2015. "Defusing the demographic "time-bomb ... "The Daily - Long-term Care Facilities Survey, 2013". www.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-01-19. Gale, W.G., Iwry, M., Orszag, P ... Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living facilities or in nursing homes. Long-term care may ...

*Vulnerable adult

A vulnerable adult's activities of daily living are usually impaired. Mild forms of such impairment include not knowing or ... Vulnerable adults often are assigned to independent or semi-independent living situations inside assisted living facilities or ... a quasi-hospital living environment) or is assigned long-term hospitalization. Problems sometimes arise as to the exact legal ... trauma counselling and an assisted living facility may also be offered to the vulnerable adult by the relevant authority or ...

*Transnational care

Practical: providing direct nursing care in activities of daily living. Childcare, emotional and moral support Information and ... Accommodation: providing a place to live. Personal: providing companionship. ...

*Morning care

... or do other daily or semi-daily tasks at this time. Most morning care duties are basic activities of daily living. Different ... and similar activities. Nurses may also check the patients' temperature, check medical equipment, replenish IV bags, change ... or whether bathing is a morning or afternoon activity. Some basic housekeeping, such as changing bedsheets, may be done at the ...

*Independent Living Program

1. Enhance participation in activities of daily living (ADL) 2. Assist the veteran in participating to the maximum extent ... The Independent Living Program is a United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment ... The Assessment of Needs is used by the VRC to create an Individualized Independent Living Plan (IILP). Based on the amount ... Once the veteran has been identified as qualifying for the ILP, an evaluation of the veteran's independent living needs will be ...

*Conversion disorder

Physiotherapy where appropriate; Occupational Therapy to maintain autonomy in activities of daily living; Treatment of comorbid ... He believed that those with the condition could not live in a mature relationship, and that those with the condition were ... to live with a functional deficit on the non-dominant side. However, a literature review of 121 studies established that this ...

*Eating

For humans, eating is an activity of daily living. Some individuals may limit their amount of nutritional intake. This may be a ... There are short-term signals of satiety that arise from the head, the stomach, the intestines, and the liver. The long-term ... The brain checks for glucoprivation on its side of the blood-brain barrier (since glucose is its fuel), while the liver ... The body also stimulates eating by detecting a drop in cellular lipid levels (lipoprivation). Both the brain and the liver ...

*PLOS One

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*Schizoaffective disorder

It also focuses on improving and increasing activities of daily living; increasing daily healthy habits (such as normalizing ... changes in motor activity, fatigue, guilt or feelings of worthlessness, and suicidal thinking. A combination of genetic and ... liver function tests if chlorpromazine has been prescribed, CPK levels to exclude neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and a ... increasing stress-reduction activities such as yoga, tai chi, or meditation); and decreasing unhealthy behaviors (such as ...

*Electrophysiological techniques for clinical diagnosis

The increased muscle tone of spastic muscles encumbers goal-directed movements; impairing activities of daily living while ... If QEEG data is mapped then it is a topographic QEEG (also known as brain electrical activity mapping or BEAM ) The heart is ... Of these uses, determining the onset of muscle activity has been shown to be the most accurate. The firing of neurons ... In their sample of 100 patients (median age 74 years), they found that using EMG to detect onset of muscle activity during ...

*Disease management (health)

Improving quality and activities for daily living are first and foremost. Improving cost, in some programs, is a necessary ... Investor's Business Daily, 2005-10-03. Kalsekar I, et al. (2010). "National estimates of enrollment in disease management ... a range of satisfying occupations and activities relevant to the context, clinical professionals willing to act as partners or ...

*Sidney Katz

This scale was called the index of activities for daily living, and was first published in the 1963 in the Journal of the ... A new classification of functional status in activities of daily living". Journal of Chronic Diseases. 9: 55-62. Katz, S.; ... and public servant who developed the Index of Independence of Activities for Daily Living (ADLs) in a career spanning more than ... ranging from the most complex bathing activity to the least complex feeding activity. From this data, Katz developed a scale to ...

*Retraction

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*Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

To maintain activities of daily living, custom orthotics may be used. Overnight traction may be used in lieu of walking devices ... The child may then engage in activities appropriate for a six-year- old child, but lacking the bone strength of an older child ... In some cases, some activity can cause severe irritation or inflammation of the damaged area, including standing, walking, ... Physiotherapy generally involves a series of daily exercises, with weekly meetings with a physiotherapist to monitor progress. ...

*Ataxia

These outcomes include balance tasks, gait, and individual activities of daily living. While the improvements are attributed ... Indeed, an ouabain block of Na+ -K+ pumps in the cerebellum of a live mouse results in it displaying ataxia and dystonia. ... The Na+ -K+ pump has been shown to control and set the intrinsic activity mode of cerebellar Purkinje neurons. This suggests ... Copper accumulates in the nervous system and liver and can cause ataxia as well as other neurological and organ impairments. ...

*Nursing home care

These basic care activities, also referred to as activities of daily living, can include assisting with bathing and dressing ... These facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs); ALFs are an eldercare alternative on ... Occupational therapy will focus on activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming. Occupational therapy also ... assists with instrumental activities of daily living which include home and financial management, rest and sleep, education, ...

*David F. Swensen

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Definition of Extended Activities of Daily Living in the Financial Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is Extended Activities of Daily Living? Meaning of Extended Activities of Daily Living as a finance term. What does Extended Activities of Daily Living mean in finance?
Often, patients realize that their illness, injury, or medical condition restricts activity in their daily lives, making living alone too difficult. This may simply occur as part of the aging process as well. They want to improve their circumstances and stay in the comfort of home, but prefer not to become a burden to their family. Many find hope with Circle Of Care Services. Circle Of Care Services is a trusted national provider of homecare services that are tailored to meet individual needs while promoting independence in the home. We understand the difficulties that a family faces when a loved one is unable to perform basic daily living tasks without assistance, such as dressing, eating, or climbing the stairs on their own. Circle Of Care can help.. Circle Of Care s daily living activities services include, but are not limited to the following:. • Helping start and end the day (getting out of and into bed, dressing ...
abstract = "Objective. To evaluate a set of psychometric properties (i.e., data completeness, targeting, and external construct validity) of the Parkinsons disease Activities of Daily Living Scale (PADLS) in people with Parkinsons disease (PD). Specific attention was paid to the association between PADLS and PD severity, according to the Hoehn & Yahr (H&Y) staging. Methods. The sample included 251 persons with PD (mean age 70 [SD 9] years). Data collection comprised a self-administered postal survey, structured interviews, and clinical assessments at home visits. Results. Data completeness was 99.6{\%} and the mean PADLS score was 2.1. Floor and ceiling effects were 22{\%} and 2{\%}, respectively. PADLS scores were more strongly associated (rs,0.5) with perceived functional independence, ADL dependency, walking difficulties, and self-rated PD severity than with variables such as PD duration and cognitive function (rs,0.5). PADLS scores differed across H&Y stages (Kruskal-Wallis test, p,0.001). ...
In 2007, more than 25% of community-resident Medicare beneficiaries over age 65 had difficulty in performing one or more activities of daily living. An additional 4.6% reported difficulties with instrumental…
Retinopathy (26%) was significantly associated with impaired scores on the Mini Geriatric Depression Scale, the Mini Nutritional Assessment and the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale. Logistic regression showed that the duration of diabetes, BMI, Mini Geriatric Depression Scale, hypoglycaemia and HbA1c were associated with retinopathy (concordance 69.1%; P , 0.001). Nephropathy (47.4%, including 34.8% with Modification of Diet in Renal Disease , 60 ml/min) was significantly associated with impaired Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale scores. Using the logistic model, the most significant factors were age, duration of diabetes, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, hypoglycaemia, hypertension and BMI (concordance 66.3%; P , 0.001). Peripheral neuropathy (28.2%) was associated with impaired scores on the Mini Mental State Examination, Activities of Daily Living, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Mini Geriatric Depression Scales. In the ...
In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the number of residents age 65 and over at 44.7 million. This number has steadily grown since then. As a person ages, his body becomes weak and susceptible to diseases. He becomes unable to perform certain tasks that are essential to maintaining his health and…
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to create a linguistically and culturally validated Swedish version of the Valued Life Activities scale. The aim was also to describe its content and concurrent validity and its internal consistency in persons with rheumatoid arthritis.. METHODS: The Valued Life Activities scale was translated to Swedish and culturally adapted. In order to describe the content validity, both the Swedish and original Valued Life Activities scale were linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. The concurrent validity and internal consistency were evaluated in 737 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. To establish concurrent validity, the scale was correlated to disease activity, activity limitations, and life satisfaction. Internal consistency was assessed with Cronbachs alpha.. RESULTS: The equivalence of meaning between the Swedish and the original Valued Life Activities scale was ensured by harmonization review. Content validity was high when ...
Results Across the genders, 85% reported at least one valued life activity affected by RA. Significantly more women encountered difficulties in performing cooking, heavy housework, minor repairs, gardening, community mobility, shopping, child care, having others visit, volunteer work, study, sleeping and meeting new people. No valued life activities were identified in which men reported more difficulties than women.. Women (73%) reported higher pain intensity (35 mm) than men (31 mm). Regardless of gender, 58% had low pain (VAS ,40) while 42% had high pain (VAS ≥40). Almost all 33 difficulty ratings for valued life activities were significantly higher in the high-pain group than in the low-pain group. There were significant correlations (rho ranging from .19 to .68) with respect to difficulty ratings for valued life activities and pain in the low-pain group. In the high-paingroup, however, difficulty ratings forthe 33 valued life activities were not correlated with the degree of pain.. ...
We compared a locality based community hospital with predominantly extended stay in an elderly care department-a type of service for which there is reliable evidence that medium term outcomes are optimised.23 Transfer of older people to the community hospital for post-acute care was associated with greater functional independence, shown by the Nottingham extended activities of daily living scale change scores measured at six months after recruitment. The adjusted mean difference between the groups of over five points represents greater independence in at least two and possibly five of the 22 scale items-changes likely to be useful to patients and carers.. The study population will be familiar to practitioners working with older people: average age 85, predominantly female, community dwelling, reduced independence before admission, and in receipt of care from social services. The participants had all presented as emergency admissions to hospital and were considered by their consultant to be ...
Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are things you do every day to take care of yourself and your home. They are one way to measure how well you can live on your own. While activities of daily living (ADLs) are basic self-care tasks like bathing, IADLs require more complex planning and thinking.. Sometimes aging and health problems make it hard to do these tasks. You might not even notice that you cant do them as well as you used to. Often, the first sign that someone needs a little extra help is when that person cant do IADLs.. Your doctor uses IADLs to measure how much help you need. Knowing what you can and cant do for yourself is an important first step to getting help. And when you have the help you need, you can stay as independent as possible.. Your doctor will want to know if you are able to do tasks such as:. ...
Background: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) measures physical and cognitive function in older adults and an impaired IADL correlates with poor clinical outcomes. The relationship between IADLs and cardiovascular disease is less studied. We investigated whether impaired IADLs was associated with cardiovascular outcomes in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS).. Methods: Of the 5795 community-dwelling adults ≥65 years in the CHS, 5511 were free of prevalent HF and had data on IADL at baseline. IADL impairment was defined as self-reported difficulty with ≥1 of the 6 items: telephone use, shopping, preparing food, performing light or heavy household work, and managing finances. Overall, 1333 participants reported IADL impairment, of which 1023 (77%) had difficulty with only 1 item (188, 70, 41, 6 and 5 reported 2- to 6-item difficulty resp.). Propensity scores for IADL impairment, calculated for each of the 5511 participants, were used to assemble a cohort of 1038 pairs of ...
The results of this large epidemiological study have demonstrated an overall prevalence of GOLD-defined COPD in the Spanish population between 40 and 80 years of age of 10.2%. The prevalence is almost three times higher in men than in women and increases with age, cumulative tobacco consumption and low education level. Interestingly, only 27% of the cases detected reported a previous diagnosis of the disease, while the probability of being diagnosed increased with age, intensity of smoking, the severity of the disease and the impairment in HRQL. Even patients with undiagnosed COPD had a significant impairment in HRQL and in some ADL.. Our results are similar to the 9.1% prevalence of COPD obtained around 10 years ago in another epidemiological study using the old ERS criteria for COPD in Spain in subjects between 40 and 69 years of age.3 Although the smoking prevalence among women has increased in Spain in the last decades,14 it appears that the prevalence of COPD in women has not yet fully ...
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status is used by doctors and researchers to assess how a participants disease is progressing, assess how the disease affects the daily living activities of the participant and determine appropriate treatment and prognosis. 0 = Fully Active; 1 = Restricted activity but ambulatory; 2 = Ambulatory but unable to carry out work activities; 3 = Limited Self-Care; 4 = Completely Disabled, no self-care, confined to bed or chair; 5 = Dead ...
Question 5: Frenchay Activities Index, composed of 13 items concerning the frequency of performing housework, leisure activities, work and activities outside the home. Regarding age, there is a bigger statistically significant difference (p= 0.006) in the results obtained with the Frenchay Activities Index (Table 4). In the group of respondents aged between 18 and 35, while 2 of the examinees answered that they rarely participate in different daily activities, 5 respondents said they often did participate, and 4 claimed that they almost always participate in daily activities. Among the respondents at the age between 36 and 45, same as in the group of youngest respondents, the highest number, 6, is of those who frequently participate in everyday activities, but unlike the younger group, the number of those that rarely participate in activities is bigger than the number of those that almost always take participation in different activities, with 5 people rarely performing different daily ...
Mean age was 72.1 years (54.9% female).Mean GS was 38.3 and 22.9 kg and mean BMI was 29 kg/m2, respectively in males and females. Weakness prevalence using GS and GS:BMI definitions were 7.8 and 15.2 (p,0.001), respectively in males, and 11.4 and 13.3% (p=0.04), in females. Overall prevalence of physical limitations, basic and instrumental ADL limitations was 52.9%, 28.1%, and 35.9%. In those with weakness, prevalence of physical limitations, basic ADL and instrumental ADL was 78.5%, 42.3% and 65.3% using the GS definition, and 79.7%, 40.7%, and 58.8% using the GS/BMI definition. GS and the GS/BMI definitions of weakness were strongly associated with physical limitations (OR 2.19 [95%CI:1.67-2.87] and 2.52 [2.01-3.17]), basic ADL (OR 1.59 [1.22-2.07] and 1.66 [1.32-2.07]), and instrumental ADLs (OR 1.98 [1.28-2.54] and 1.78 [1.44-2.20 ...
Ability to predict and prevent incipient functional decline in older adults may help prolong independence. Cognition is related to everyday function and easily administered, sensitive cognitive tests may help identify at-risk individuals. Factors like depressive symptoms and self-rated health are also associated with functional ability and may be as important as cognition. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between concurrent longitudinal changes in cognition, depression, self-rated health and everyday function in a well-defined cohort of healthy 85 year olds that were followed-up at the age of 90 in the Elderly in Linkoping Screening Assessment 85 study. Regression analyses were used to determine if cognitive decline as assessed by global (the Mini-Mental State Examination) and domain specific (the Cognitive Assessment Battery, CAB) cognitive tests predicted functional decline in the context of changes in depressive symptoms and self-rated health. Results showed ...
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HAQ-DI: participant-reported assessment of ability to perform tasks in 8 categories of daily living activities: dress/groom; arise; eat; walk; reach; grip; hygiene; common activities over past week. Each item scored on 4-point scale from 0-3:0=no difficulty; 1=some difficulty; 2=much difficulty; 3=unable to do. Overall score was computed as sum of domain scores and divided by number of domains answered. Total possible score range 0-3:0=least difficulty and 3=extreme difficulty ...
Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the persons home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.. ...
Interest areas: Supporting children and young people with a diagnosed visual impairments from birth to Developing the independence of Children and Young People with Visual impairments to years.. Special interests: accessing a range of environments and activities to enable independence. Developing age appropriate mobility and orientation skills using a range of multisensory approaches. Daily living activities to enable children and young people to thrive in their independent lives. Developing links with external agencies for the benefit of the children and young people.. ...
This flip-over card is usually kept in a portable file at the Nurses Station. It has 2-parts: the activity and treatment section and a nursing care plan section. This carries information about basic demographic data, primary medical diagnosis, current orders of the physician to be carried out by the nurse, written nursing care plan, nursing orders, scheduled tests and procedures, safety precautions in patient care and factors related to daily living activities. This record is used in the charge-of-shift reports or during the bedside rounds or walking rounds. What record is this ...
Objectives: To examine the risk of disability in 15 individual ADL, IADL, and mobility in older adults by age; and to assess the association of multimorbidity, gender, and education with disability. Design & Setting: A prospective cohort study. The sample included 805 community-dwelling older people aged 60+ living in the ... read more Netherlands. Measurements: Disability was assessed using the Katz-15 Index of Independence in Basic Activities of Daily Living (ADL), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) and one mobility item. Disability in any of these activities was defined as the inability to perform the activity without assistance. The risk of disability by age for each individual ADL, IADL, and for mobility was assessed using Generalized mixed models. Results: Disability in activities as household tasks, traveling, shopping, and continence had the highest risk and increased rapidly with age. The risk traveling disability among people aged 65 with two comorbidities increase from 9% ...
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|i|Background/Aims:|/i| Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) impairment in Alzheimers disease has been associated with global amyloid deposition in postmortem studies. We sought
Alzheimers disease is a neurodegenerative condition that causes the decline of cognitive function and the inability to carry out daily life activities.
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Is Activities Of Daily Living Impaired a common side effect of Trazadol? View Activities Of Daily Living Impaired Trazadol side effect risks. Female, weighting 154.0 lb, was diagnosed with sleep disorder, pain, anxiety, endometriosis and took Trazadol Unk. Patient was hospitalized.
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BACKGROUND: White matter lesions (WMLs) are frequent in elderly people, and have been associated with impaired activities of daily living (ADL) and cognitive decline. We sought to examine the role of WMLs and their extent, in regard to basic ADL, ins
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Henry Evans, paralyzed by a stroke 10 years ago, now gets help from a personal robot called PR2, developed by a lab called Willow Garage and operated by Georgia Tech. It can help Evans with daily tasks, such as shaving, putting things away, even scratching an itch.
Recently, researchers investigated whether depressive symptoms might make it harder for older adults to perform their regular daily activities. The researchers also wanted to find out whether living circumstances or marital status had any impact on whether depressive symptoms affected older adults abilities to perform daily activities.
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6. THE DAILY LIVING AND SOCIAL SKILLS OF YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES By Renée Cameto, Camille Marder, Tom W. Cadwallader, and Mary Wagner The preceding chapter described the manifestations of disability in
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Judul Skripsi : Pengaruh Pendidikan Kesehatan Activities Daily Living (ADL) Lansia terhadap Pengetahuan dan Sikap Keluarga (Di Wilayah RW V Kelurahan Giriwono Kecamatan Wonogiri) A. Latar Belakang Skripsi Berbagai masalah kesehatan yang dihadapi usia lanjut adalah kurangnya bergerak (immobilisasi), kepikunan yang berat (dementia), beser buang air kecil atau buang air. Read more → ...
Activities of daily living (ADLs) refers to daily self care activities within an individuals place of residence, outdoor environments or both
Activities of daily living (ADLs) refers to daily self care activities within an individuals place of residence, outdoor environments or both
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Life is overwhelming. Simple as that. I dont know how else to describe this feeling I have everyday. Its quite ridiculous. I dont do more than most other normal people. Yet...I feel so bogged down with just the basic activities of daily living. I havent even been able to muster the strength to log onto my computer. All I wanna do is lay down. I dont feel depressed, just sooo tired all day...everyday. Even though I long to sleep 24 hours a day...I dont. I have managed to be very productive. More so than I have been in months. Maybe thats why I feel wiped out. I tried to take things slowly...but in my life, thats not an option. Gotta jump back in...full force. I am now back to full time status at work. Even though that means only working 3 days a week...they are 12+ hours a day of constantly being on my feet and running around like a chicken with my head cut off! Since I have been back, I have been "baby nurse" every shift. Which consists of going to every single delivery and "catching" ...
Hey there friends. My son has a large blood clot in his heart by his port. Hes on 2x day injections but has NO restricted activity! Does this seem right? Hes feeling better with each passing day and just sent me a pic of him on top of a mountain!!!! I know its common but should he really be hiking?
There were no significant differences in the length of hospital stay between patients assigned to ICP management and those assigned to conventional multidisciplinary care. Patients receiving ICP care stayed in the hospital for 5 more days on average (95% CI -14 to 24 days) compared with those receiving conventional multidisciplinary care. Patients receiving conventional multidisciplinary care improved significantly faster between 4 and 12 weeks (median change in Barthel Activities of Daily Living Index 6 versus 2; ...
As for me, September was anything but sleepy. September was nothing but hectic and October would see more busy-ness coming in. On top of my daily tasks at work, Im managing an event which would be held at the end of this month and as time passed, the scale of the event simply magnified. My SM said that all work has to be put down to manage this event, but that doesnt mean that Im allowed to put my daily tasks aside and completely ignore them. They still have to be done after tending to the pressing tasks for the event. Im often leaving the office when the sky is dark and bringing my work laptop home to work on. Adding on to it are my after-work commitments and I really need to start cloning myself soon ...
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By J.B. Handley There is a very, very hungry lie, and the lie needs more food. Dr. Paul Offit is this lies public chef, but it also gets fed by the Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics, and...
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Decreased Ability to do Everyday Tasks (like sitting, standing, child care or caregiver tasks, going up/down stairs, getting in/out of bed, walking, lifting and carrying items, getting up from a chair, reaching into overhead cupboards, driving, etc.) ...
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The daily function of your liver is to remove harmful toxins from your body. The more toxins you have the more overworked your liver becomes, thus it takes time and effort to eliminate them. Poor eating habits can build-up dangerous toxins in your body hence you need to do something in order to detoxify it.. Making this natural detox and consuming it regularly will help you get rid of all toxins from your body.. The ingredients that you need for this drink are:. ...
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Squatting is an everyday activity and a necessary exercise for athletes of all levels. It is a versatile exercise to develop lower-body and core strength,...
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Sometimes we do it quickly pre- or post-workout. Other times, we do it at our desks or as we crawl out of bed without even realizing it. But, despite these occasional moments, many of us dont do it enough. Stretching-its more important than you may think. While it plays a role in helping us exercise safely and perform daily tasks with ease, taking a few moments to extend your hardworking muscles can also help protect them, improve your range of motion and flexibility, reduce stiffness and even minimize stress. Its a simple practice that, when done on a regular basis, can really change how you feel physically and mentally ...
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Toth, M., Bortz, K., Stirparo, J., (2017, July, 31) A Prospective Study on Functional Status Post Geriatric Trauma. Poster presented at LVHN Research Scholar Program Poster Session, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA.. ...
Introduction: As the majority of subjective patients health scales origin from English spoken countries, usage of those in other countries and communities require performing of cultural and lexical adaptation. One of such, is Knee Outcome Survey Activieties of Daily Living Scale (KOS-ADL), used for evaluation of overall health of the patient with various dysfunctions of knee including osteoarthritis. It contains 14 questions, concerning the level of dysfunction of knee joint and defining difficulties in daily actions. Objective: The purpose of the thesis was cross-cultural adaptation of Polish version of KOS-ADL as well as verification of its reproducibility, validity and responsiveness to clinical changes in subjective evaluation of patients overall health after knee replacement. Material and methods: The study group consisted of 70 patients (59 females and 11 males, average age of 66 years) qualified for knee replacement procedure. To adapt KOS-ADL scale the following scales and reference ...
Adults are encouraged to participate in a variety of physical activities each day. Its easy when you make it part of your everyday life, whether through active transportation, recreation, sports, planned exercise sessions or maybe its just part of your job. While many of our daily activities necessitate physical activity, daily living activities such as dressing, grooming, homemaking, food preparation, etc, arent included toward the recommended daily amount of physical activity.. To achieve health benefits, adults aged 18-64 years should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity per week, in sessions of 10 minutes or more.. More info. ...
With proper education hepatitis is caused by and signs of liver damage due to drinking understanding on the normal bile flows through bile ducts that drain the tea, sodas, chocolate, and is responsible healthier cooking techniques, they are worsening over time. Excess cholesterol or bilirubin, phosphate, calcium, they are a simple naturally removed. You also get irregular life activities of daily living activities of these ducts, which is one of the most common bile duct. So, it is because the bile from the gallbladder surgeryIn open gallbladder pain in your body along with sweating. Its not as common bile duct as it once was caught by your body, the name" French berries would be left with soft foods like white bread, pastas and refined sugar is known as a surgeon, and we came home. Ingesting high fat foods high in omega-3 essential for digestion. Symptoms often arise after the individuals can be consume a product called Phospholiquid by Standard ultrasound examination. The treatment might be ...
Occupational therapists assess and treat extremity function, vision and perception, cognition, daily living activities and safety in your home.
Ms. A is a mentally intact 79-year-old frail (in a weakened condition) woman who arrived at the Manor Nursing Center after a hip fracture at home. After a stay at an acute rehabilitation center, she is still not able to manage by herself. Ms. A walks with difficulty with a walker and needs help with daily living activities. Ms. A also has several other medical problems. She has high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis. She is also being treated for depression. Her family visits her regularly on weekends. She rarely participates in activities of the Manor Nursing Center; at mealtimes she tends to avoid conversation. Recently she had diarrhea, was incontinent of liquid stool, was placed in adult briefs, and nursing assistants had to change her adult briefs once or twice per shift. She began taking meals in her room. Stool tests showed that she had a bowel infection with Clostridium difficile. An antibiotic was started. Even with the antibiotic, her bowel movements continued to be liquid and ...
Researchers in Texas find that a tai chi programme improves pain and daily living activities in people with arthritis. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese
Our study identifies the barriers to cataract surgery at three levels i.e. at the patient�â� � s level, primary care level, and specialist care level. Barriers at the patient�â� � s level are their belated needs for better sight, feeling of apprehension, general physical status, amount of family support and cost incurred. Most patients emphasize their needs and capability to perform daily living activities in spite of their visual impairment. Barrier at the primary care level is regarding patient-provider related issues and at the specialist care level are concerning healthcare system bureaucracy, waiting time and accessibility ...
Health-related quality of life (HRQL) for nursing home residents is important, however, the concept of quality of life is broad, encompasses many domains and is difficult to assess in people with dementia. Basic activities of daily living (ADL) are measured routinely in nursing homes using the Resident Assessment Instrument-Minimum Data Set Version 2.0 (RAI-MDS) and Functional Independence Measure (FIM) instrument. We examined the relationship between HRQL and ADL to assess the future possibility of ADL dependency level serving as a surrogate measure of HRQL in residents with dementia. To assess ADL, measures derived from the RAI-MDS and FIM data were gathered for 111 residents at the beginning of our study and at 6-month follow-up. Higher scores for independence in ADL were correlated with higher scores for a disease-specific HRQL measure, the Quality of Life-Alzheimers Disease Scale. Preliminary evidence suggests that FIM-assessed ADL is associated with HRQL for these residents. The associations of
OBJECTIVE: Though the association between physical frailty and health is well established, little is known about its association with other domains of quality of life (QoL). This study investigated the association between physical frailty and multiple domains of QoL in community-dwelling older people.. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Data of the 2011 annual assessment of 927 older people (age 73-77 years) from the Lc65+ cohort study were used.. MEASUREMENTS: Physical frailty was assessed by Frieds five criteria: shrinking; weakness; poor endurance, exhaustion; slowness; and low activity. QoL was assessed using 28 items yielding a QoL score and seven domain-specific QoL subscores (Feeling of safety; Health and mobility; Autonomy; Close entourage; Material resources; Esteem and recognition; and Social and cultural life). Low QoL (QoL score or QoL subscores in the lowest quintile) was used as dependent variable in logistic regression analyses adjusted for age ...
Senior care professionals use a common phrase, activities of daily living (ADLs), to discuss the everyday functions that seniors may or may not be able to complete on their own. The inability of elderly individuals to independently participate in activities of daily living indicates that they would benefit from home care services.. In Lexington, South Carolina, Betsy noticed that her mom was struggling with maintaining her personal hygiene and seemed to be ignoring her troubles, as she assumed they were just due to older age, and carried on with her life. Eventually, though, she started having difficulty walking up the stairs and preparing her meals. Finally, Maries daughter Betsy called in a senior care professional to discuss the challenges her mother was facing.. When determining the level of home care Marie needed, the senior care professional evaluated her ability to perform ADLs.. ...
Occupational therapists (OTs) are part of the educational team within a school district. Occupational therapy services for students with special needs are determined through the Multifactored Evaluation and the IEP process. School-based occupational therapy is available for students who are eligible for special education.. Occupational Therapy professionals are concerned with an individuals ability to participate in desired daily life activities or "occupational performance". Within the school environment, occupational therapists focus on facilitating independence with learning and school-related activities.. Through collaboration with the educational team, individual goals are established to promote school success and to reach outcomes related to:. ...
Downloadable (with restrictions)! There is scant knowledge of the effects of country of birth on the health of individuals in the years prior to and after retirement. The aim of this study was to consider country of birth in relation to health status, instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and all-cause mortality when adjusted for socioeconomic status (SES). Cross-sectional data were collected between 1986 and 1991 on 8959 individuals between the ages of 55 and 74. Self-reported data were analysed using a logistic regression model while the mortality data were analysed by means of a proportional hazard model. In the present study, immigrants from Southern Europe, Eastern Europe and Finland carried significantly increased risks of poor health even after adjustment for SES. Southern Europeans, refugees from Developing countries and Finns exhibited an increased risk of impaired IADL compared to Swedes, even after adjustment for SES. In conclusion, country of birth was associated with poor health
Introduction. How muscular strength, endurance, size and actions can be enhanced by fitness and training for daily tasks. Muscular strength is the ability of the muscles to exert force and it has been described as the amount of force you can produce with a single maximum effort. This is very important to us, as we need it for some if not all of the following reasons: 1) To increase work capacity 2) To decrease the chance of injury 3) To prevent lower back pain 4) To improve or prevent poor posture 5) To improve athletic performance 6) To save a life or property in the event of an emergency situation 7) ...read more. Middle. These people need to improve their muscular strength and need to increase their muscle size. All these things can be enhanced by fitness and training and in turn make it easier to do the daily tasks that I have mentioned. Fitness is the ability to meet the demands of the environment. The fitter we are, the easier we will find it to do the things like 1-7. Cardiovascular ...
Introduction. Occupational therapists are concerned with enabling people to perform the daily life tasks they need, want, or are expected to perform for fullest possible integration into community living and participation in society. Children with mild disabilities have problems performing personal and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL) tasks at home or school, and that can limit their full integration and participation in their homes and school lives. There is a need, therefore, to identify their specific problems with ADL task performance so as to be able to develop effective interventions. Not only, there is a need for evidence related to effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for children with mild disabilities, but also a need for valid occupational-therapy-specific evaluation tools for use with children.. Purpose. The purpose of this thesis was to contribute evidence to support the valid use of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) with children, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Multidiscipline Stroke Post-Acute Care Transfer System. T2 - Propensity-Score-Based Comparison of Functional Status. AU - Wang, Chung-Yuan. AU - Hsien, Hong-Hsi. AU - Hung, Kuo-Wei. AU - Lin, Hsiu-Fen. AU - Chiou, Hung-Yi. AU - Yeh, Shu-Chuan Jennifer. AU - Yeh, Yu-Jo. AU - Shi, Hon-Yi. PY - 2019/8/16. Y1 - 2019/8/16. N2 - Few studies have investigated the characteristics of stroke inpatients after post-acute care (PAC) rehabilitation, and few studies have applied propensity score matching (PSM) in a natural experimental design to examine the longitudinal impacts of a medical referral system on functional status. This study coupled a natural experimental design with PSM to assess the impact of a medical referral system in stroke patients and to examine the longitudinal effects of the system on functional status. The intervention was a hospital-based, function oriented, 12-week to 1-year rehabilitative PAC intervention for patients with cerebrovascular diseases. The average ...
Methods: Cross-sectional survey-based study performed December 2012 - January 2014 of >50 year old HIV+ patients at two UCSF affiliated San Francisco clinics. We evaluated multiple aspects of four basic functional domains using validated measures: physical function (Activity of Daily Living/ADL, Instrumental ADL/IADL, Falls, Short Physical Performance Battery/SPPB), social support (perceived support, loneliness), mental health (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress/PTSD), cognitive function (Montreal Cognitive Assessment/MOCA) as well as adherence. Descriptive statistics and ANOVA analyses assessed associations between these domains with age and VACS Index scores. Results: 359 patients were screened (median age 57; 85% males; 57% Caucasian, 30% African-American, 11% Latino; 72% >high school education). Mean CD4 count was 507 cells/mm3, 83% had undetectable viral load, and 85% were HIV-positive > 10 years ...
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Gill and his team assessed the participants for changes in potential disability risk factors every 18 months between 1998 and 2008. They also assessed the participants mobility each month. Those who said they needed help from another person to walk a quarter mile were considered to be walking disabled. Those who said that they had not driven a car during the past month were considered driving disabled. On a monthly basis, the research team also assessed the participants exposure to potential causes of disability, including illnesses or injuries leading to hospitalization and restricted activity, which increased the likelihood of long-term disability by 6-fold.. The team found that multiple risk factors, together with subsequent illness and injury leading to hospitalization and restricted activity, are associated with an increased likelihood of developing long-term walking and driving disability. The team considered a disability to be long term if it persisted for at least six months.. ...
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Upper-limb surgery in tetraplegia includes a number of surgical interventions that can help improve the quality of life of a patient with tetraplegia. Loss of upper-limb function in patients with following a spinal cord injury is a major barrier to regain autonomy. The functional abilities of a tetraplegic patient increase substantially for instance if the patient can extend the elbow. This can increase the workspace and give a better use of a manual wheelchair. To be able to hold objects a patient needs to have a functional pinch grip, this can be useful for performing daily living activities. A large survey in patients with tetraplegia demonstrated that these patients give preference to improving upper extremity function above other lost functions like being able to walk or sexual function. Surgical procedures do exist to improve the function of the tetraplegic patients arms, but these procedures are performed in fewer than 10% of the tetraplegic patients. Each tetraplegic patient is unique, ...
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In the case presented, Michael received Prolotherapy to his right shoulder. His pain level went from an 8 to a 2 (VAS) with Prolotherapy. Because Michael has no voluntary leg motion, like all quadriplegics, his shoulders feel the major force of all transfers as well as physical and daily living activities.29 All of these activities place a great deal of stress on the bones, joints, and soft tissues of the shoulder complex, placing these structures at significant risk for overuse and injury. Overuse-type injuries are the most common cause of shoulder pain in the chronic SCI population.30 The structures most affected are the rotator cuff tendons. Risk factors for shoulder pain in spinal cord injury include duration of injury, older age, higher body mass index, the use of a manual wheelchair, poor seated posture, decreased flexibility, and muscle imbalances in the rotator cuff and scapular stabilizing muscles.31,32 Michael had basically all of these risk factors and made only a little progress with ...
FAS Parenting Children Affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome A Guide for Daily Living Ministry for Children and Families Edition Ministry for Children and Families To receive copies of this special Ministry for Children and Families (MCF) edition of the Parenting Children Affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Daily Living, please contact: Warehouse Services 724 Vanalman Avenue Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4 Canada Ph. (250) 952-4563 Fax (250) 952-4559 Refer to document number MCF 089 For copies of the non MCF Parenting Children Affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Daily Living, or for further information about FAS, please contact: The Society of Special Needs Adoptive Parents (SNAP) Suite 1150, 409 Granville Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1T2 Canada Ph. (604) 687-3114, toll free (in BC) 1-800-663-7627 Fax (604) 687-3364 e-mail: [email protected] web: www.snap.bc.ca Ce livret est aussi disponible en français. SVP contactez SNAP. A previous edition of this book, ...
Severe symptomatic aortic stenosis is a serious condition of elderly, mostly geriatric patients with a poor prognosis if the valve is not replaced. Since geriatricians are able to provide major expertise in the prognostic assessment as well in the clinical management of these patients, they need to be more closely involved in the decision making process. For this reason the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) represented by the authors phrased three propositions: (1) geriatricians need to be aware of the impact of severe aortic stenosis on patients outcomes and should be encouraged to take an active role in aortic stenosis management; (2) they need to be aware of treatment options and are required to support multidisciplinary teams with their expertise in assessing geriatric patients; (3) they should routinely perform a comprehensive geriatric assessment in patients with severe aortic stenosis scheduled to undergo surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement and during ...

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Patients need to be educated on how to use their affected body part through activities of daily living. For example, for lower ... of the physical therapist should be to teach the patient how to use their affected body part through activities of daily living ... activity or a vicious cycle in the affected region of the body, either from muscle spasm or from sympathetic over-activity. ... Theoretically, this sympathetic activity at the site of injury could cause an inflammatory response causing the blood vessels ...
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Assisted living facilities offer care to people who are unable to perform some of the activities of daily living. Some people ... Some assisted living facilities also have special memory-care units that take care of people living with Alzheimers or other ... STORY:20171203023Financial health: Assisted living and special assistance/Business/2017/12/03/Financial-health-Assisted-living- ... There are two main public benefits that could help pay for care at an assisted living facility: "Aid and Attendance" through ...
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Managing the psychological aspects of RSD that can interfere with activities of daily living and diminish quality of life, ... Social issues, such as missing family activities or not being able to participate in outings with friends ...
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Yellow Pages online for Assisted Living Facilities in Middle Falls, NY ... Find Middle Falls Assisted Living Facilities on MagicYellow. ... Activities of Daily Living - Also called ADLs, the term used in ... National Center for Assisted Living Washington, DC 20005 If youre looking for the best assisted living facility for your loved ... Our Assisted Living Facilities is a retirement home for those needing assistance with dailiy living tasks in middle_falls ...
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Activities of daily living - WikipediaActivities of daily living - Wikipedia

Activities of daily living (ADLs or ADL) is a term used in healthcare to refer to peoples daily self care activities. The ... Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are not necessary for fundamental functioning, but they let an individual live ... Activities of daily living assistance Assisted living Care of residents Global Assessment of Functioning Long-term care Long ... Assisting in activities of daily living are skills required in nursing and as well as other professions such as nursing ...
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Activities of Daily Living (ADL)Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Routine activities that people tend do everyday without needing assistance. There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing ... What are Activities of Daily Living - ADL. Activities of daily living (ADL) are routine activities that people tend do every ... BREAKING DOWN Activities of Daily Living - ADL. Nearly half of all Americans who turn 65 during any given year will ... ADLs and Independent Living. As Americans age, their ability to live independently is directly linked to their ability to ...
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Assisting in activities of daily living (ADL) are skills required in nursing and other professions such as nursing assistants. ...
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Articles from Journal RESEARCH about activities of daily living ... Activities of Daily Living (ADL)-basic personal care activities ... help from another person with activities of daily living (ADLs) or instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), and ... activities of daily living. Summary. Summary: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ... Executive function in daily life: Age-related influences of executive processes on instrumental activities of daily living. ...
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Definition of activities of daily living scale. Provided by Stedmans medical dictionary and Drugs.com. Includes medical terms ... activities of daily living scale. Definition: assessment of more fundamental abilities for independent living (e.g., dressing, ...
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Get your questions answered and see past contributions about Activities of Daily Living by fitness and wellness professionals. ... Questions and answers about Activities of Daily Living. ...
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Arthritis Affects Activities of Daily LivingArthritis Affects Activities of Daily Living

Arthritis can interfere with your ability to perform activities of daily living. Physical limitations make daily activities ... Arthritis Affects Activities of Daily Living By Carol Eustice , Reviewed by Grant Hughes, MD ... Many common daily activities require some degree of kneeling, bending, or stooping. Pain and stiffness of the hip, knee, ankle ... that is used by some rheumatologists to check the progress of a patients ability to perform daily living tasks or activities. ...
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... refers to daily self care activities within an individuals place of residence, outdoor environments or both ... Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is a real term used in healthcare that refers to daily basic self-care activities in an ... Activities of Daily Living in order to take better care of ourselves and start living Life rightly. Below you will see 7 ... simple activities to accomplish at some point during the day all under the motivation of the the daily mentation question below ...
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You are here: Home / Areas of Care / Psychiatry / Patient Programs / Inpatient Services / Activities of Daily Living ... Menus come the unit daily and are left on the ledge by the ward clerks desk. Please fill yours out every morning. You may also ...
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RHAB1104 Activities of Daily Living Supports - 1181 | Full-Time Studies | Niagara CollegeRHAB1104 Activities of Daily Living Supports - 1181 | Full-Time Studies | Niagara College

You will learn to apply both practical knowledge and demonstrate skills which assist individual with supports of daily living. ... You will learn to apply both practical knowledge and demonstrate skills which assist individual with supports of daily living. ... You will learn to apply both practical knowledge and demonstrate skills which assist individual with supports of daily living. ...
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Assistive technology for cognition: enabling activities of daily living  - LSE Research OnlineAssistive technology for cognition: enabling activities of daily living - LSE Research Online

... enabling activities of daily living. In: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela, Miranda, Isabella Maria and Gonçalves, Patricia, (eds.) ...
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Impact of spinal pain on daily living activities in postmenopausal women working in agriculture	
	Impact of spinal pain on daily living activities in postmenopausal women working in agriculture

Impact of spinal pain on daily living activities in postmenopausal women working in agriculture ... The objective of the study was to analyse the impact of spinal pain on activities of daily life in Polish postmenopausal women ... The impact of spinal pain on daily life activities did not depend on age between 45-65, WHR, age at last menstruation, parity, ... Kose G, Hatipoglu S. The effect of low back pain on the daily activities of patients with lumbar disc herniation: a Turkish ...
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Occupational Therapy Improves Activities of Daily Living After Stroke - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family PhysicianOccupational Therapy Improves Activities of Daily Living After Stroke - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

1. Legg LA, Drummond AE, Langhorne P. Occupational therapy for patients with problems in activities of daily living after ... Compared with usual care, how effective is occupational therapy focused specifically on activities of daily living (ADL) in ... 11(June 1, 2007) / Cochrane for Clinicians: Occupational Therapy Improves Activities of Daily Living After Stroke ... To determine whether occupational therapy focused specifically on personal activities of daily living (ADL) improves recovery ...
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The Effects on Patients Lives: Occupational Tasks and Activities of Daily Living Empty * Print ... Occupational tasks, occupational choices, and activities of daily living can all be negatively affected by hyperhidrosis (Hh) ... The impact of hyperhidrosis on patients daily life and quality of life: a qualitative investigation. Health and Quality of ... 50% of the people with hyperhidrosis in this study indicated that their lives were restricted by excessive sweating. Some ...
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Learning About Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)Learning About Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)

What are instrumental activities of daily living?. Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are things you do every day ... They are one way to measure how well you can live on your own. While activities of daily living (ADLs) are basic self-care ... Learning About Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). Skip to the navigation ... Health Information & Tools , Patient Care Handouts , Learning About Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) ...
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  • The ADLQ-SV, the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) scale and the Functional Activities Questionnaire (FAQ) were administered to the caregivers of patients (n = 40) with different types of dementia. (nih.gov)
  • The aim of this post-marketing observational study is to assess the effect of Duodopa treatment on activities of daily living in advanced Parkinson's Disease participants characterised by either 2-4 hours of 'off' time or 2 hours of non-troublesome or troublesome dyskinesia daily, supported by a Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale Total Score in the best 'on' state of at least 40 points at baseline. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire (ADLQ) assesses functioning in self-care, household care, employment and recreation, shopping and money, travel and communication. (nih.gov)
  • Assessment Questionnaire (MDHAQ) through the addition of new items in the "patient-friendly" HAQ format, including advanced activities of daily living (ADL), designed to overcome "floor effects" of the HAQ and modified HAQ (MHAQ) in which patients may report normal scores although they experience meaningful functional limitations, and psychological items, designed to screen efficiently for psychological distress in routine care. (prohealth.com)
  • Data were extracted to calculate mean differences and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for physical function, activities of daily living and quality of life outcomes. (york.ac.uk)
  • The American Heart Association has clinical guidelines for using physical activity and exercise to improve ADL after stroke. (aafp.org)
  • To evaluate the effect of exercise on the physical function, activities of daily living and quality of life of frail older adults. (york.ac.uk)
  • The exercise group showed a significantly better performance in activities of daily living score than the control group (WMD 5.33, 95% CI 1.01 to 9.64, three trials). (york.ac.uk)
  • Self-report data indicate that approximately 15% of those achieved 65+ the activity target of 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on 5 (or more) days a week and 30% when the 150 minutes may be achieved in 10-minute (or greater) bursts. (hindawi.com)
  • Objective: This study examined the moderating influence of perceived social support on the prospective relationship between baseline levels of activities of daily living (ADL) and depressive symptoms during the 1st year following amputation. (ovid.com)
  • This study did not have information on function in activities of daily living at baseline, but the robustness of the results was evaluated through a sensitivity analysis including those with good self-rated health and good life satisfaction at baseline. (bmj.com)
  • And sometimes we just need to go back to the basics of the 'Activities of Daily Living' in order to take better care of ourselves and start living Life rightly. (drstandley.com)
  • Compared with usual care, how effective is occupational therapy focused specifically on activities of daily living (ADL) in improving ADL, morbidity, and mortality in patients who recently have had a stroke? (aafp.org)
  • To determine whether occupational therapy focused specifically on personal activities of daily living (ADL) improves recovery for patients following stroke. (aafp.org)
  • Feibel and Springer 8 reported that depressed patients at 6 months after stroke had greater difficulties in returning to their prior social activities compared with nondepressed patients. (ahajournals.org)
  • The study was conducted in 2016 in Poland and included 1,119 post-menopausal women living in rural areas and working in agriculture. (aaem.pl)
  • 50% of the people with hyperhidrosis in this study indicated that their lives were restricted by excessive sweating. (sweathelp.org)
  • In one study a multi-phasic regimen was used, including a range of activities focused on physical fitness. (york.ac.uk)
  • Self-perceived health among Eastern European immigrants over 50 living in Western Europe ," International Journal of Public Health , Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 60(1), pages 21-31, January. (repec.org)
  • Because of the large number of people affected, accessibility to buildings is a major issue for people living with arthritis and other physical disabilities. (verywell.com)
  • Instrumentation or proximal junctional failures were associated with at least one strenuous work activity. (springer.com)
  • Kimura H, Fujibayashi S, Otsuki B, Takahashi Y, Nakayama T, Matsuda S (2016) Effects of lumbar stiffness after lumbar fusion surgery on activities of daily living. (springer.com)
  • Levels of activity are higher among men, the more affluent, and those aged 65-74 but we have little evidence about levels of activity among the ageing ethnic minority population. (hindawi.com)
  • You will learn to apply both practical knowledge and demonstrate skills which assist individual with supports of daily living. (niagaracollege.ca)
  • One individual described the experience of living with hyperhidrosis as "being trapped. (sweathelp.org)