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Frailty and Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Lee H, Lee E, Jang IY

Frailty is defined as a reduced physiologic reserve vulnerable to external stressors. For older individuals, frailty plays a decisive role in increasing adverse health outcomes in most clinical situations. Many...
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Fracture Experiences and Long-Term Care Initiation among Older Population: Analysis of Korean National Health Insurance Service-Senior Cohort Study

Kim HJ, Jang SN, Lee JK, Ha YC

BACKGROUND: Long-term care is a burden on individuals, families, and society. It is important to find ways to delay the onset of disability to lessen the burden of long-term care...
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Frailty: Its Scope and Implications for Geriatricians

Won CW

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Management of Candida Urinary Tract Infection in the Elderly

Kim SJ, Ryu JH, Kim YB, Yang SO

Candida urinary tract infections in elderly patients are becoming increasingly common. The risk factors for the development of candiduria include old age, use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, corticosteroids and indwelling urethral...
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Geriatrics Fact Sheet in Korea 2018 From National Statistics

Jang IY, Lee HY, Lee E, The 50th Anniversary Committee of Korean Geriatrics Society

South Korea is the fastest aging country in the world, having become an aged society in 2017, with over 14% of its population aged 65 years or older. This Korean...
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Effects of a Stim up Mat Walking Exercise Program on Balance, Gait Function and Joint Motion Range of the Frail Elderly

Kim GR, Song MS

PURPOSE: This study was performed to evaluate effects of a stim-up matt walking exercise program on balance and gait of the frail elderly. METHODS: A total of 37 elderly people recruited...
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Frailty and Disability in Diabetes

Yoon SJ, Kim KI

Diabetes is an important health problem with the population aging. Previously, it is well established that diabetes is associated with microvascular and macrovascular complications, but recently, several data suggest that...
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The Association of Perceived Neighborhood Walkability and Environmental Pollution With Frailty Among Community-dwelling Older Adults in Korean Rural Areas: A Cross-sectional Study

Kim MJ, Seo SH, Seo AR, Kim BK, Lee GY, Choi YS, Kim JH, Kim JR, Kang YS, Jeong BG, Park KS

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations of frailty with perceived neighborhood walkability and environmental pollution among community-dwelling older adults in rural areas. METHODS: The participants were...
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Impact of pharmacist-led home medicines review services on drug-related problems among the elderly population: a systematic review

Gudi SK, Kashyap A, Chhabra M, Rashid M, Tiwari KK

OBJECTIVES: To address and elucidate the impact of pharmacist-led home medicines review (HMR) services on identifying drug-related problems (DRPs) among the elderly population in home care settings. METHODS: A comprehensive systematic...
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Effects of a Health Promotion Empowerment Program Using a Resident Volunteer as a Lay Health Leader on Frail Elders' Health and Empowerment

Park JS, Oh YJ

PURPOSE: This study has been conducted to develop and examine a health promotion empowerment program using a lay health leader for frail elderly. METHODS: The research was organized in a nonequivalent...
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Why Geriatric Medicine Is Important for Korea: Lessons Learned in the United States

Won CW, Kim S, Swagerty D

With the rapid increase in the number of Korean older adults, developing and integrating quality, expert older adult care in the Korean health care system will be essential and a...
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Use of the Frailty Index and FRAIL-NH Scale for the Assessment of the Frailty Status of Elderly Individuals Admitted in a Long-term Care Hospital in Korea

Ga H, Won CW, Jung HW

BACKGROUND: Numerous elderly individuals with multimorbidity and impaired function are admitted in long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) in Korea. In this study, we aimed to describe the frailty status of elderly...
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The Australian Aged Care and Its Implications for the Korean Aging Crisis

Kim MY, Subramaniam P, Flicker L

The Australian aged care system has evolved for >50 years to support frail older adults and allow them to make informed decisions about their care. Hospitals provide streamlined geriatric services...
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The Association Between the Number of Natural Remaining Teeth and Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Mass in Korean Older Adults

Kim S, Min JY, Lee HS, Kwon KR, Yoo J, Won CW

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the correlation between the number of remaining natural teeth (NRT) and the appendicular skeletal muscle mass index (SMI) in older adults. METHODS:...
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Co-occurrence Network Analysis of Keywords in Geriatric Frailty

Kim Y, Jang SN, Lee JL

PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to identify core keyword of frailty research in the past 35 years to understand the structure of knowledge of frailty. METHODS: 10,367 frailty articles...
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The Association between Frequency of Social Contact and Frailty in Older People: Korean Frailty and Aging Cohort Study (KFACS)

Chon D, Lee Y, Kim J, Lee KE

BACKGROUND: The trend of aging society is occurring globally, and with it, one of the health problems that is emerging is frailty. Efforts are being made to account for the...
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Community Capacity Building Exercise Maintenance Program for Frail Elderly Women

Hong SY, Jun SY

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of community capacity building exercise maintenance program for frail elderly women. METHODS: A quasiexperimental pretest-posttest design was used with nonequivalent...
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Depressive Mood and the Risk of Future Functional Decline in an Elderly Population

Cho YJ, Hong YH, Park HJ, Lee JE, Yun JM, Shin DW, Son KY, Cho B, Kim SH

BACKGROUND: As the elderly population increases in number, prediction and prevention of functional decline in this population are of great importance. This study evaluated whether depression in an elderly population...
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Comparison Between Korean Version of Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly and International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form in Evaluation of Frailty Phenotype

Jang IY, Jung HW, Lee CK, Lee YS, Lee E, Kim DH

BACKGROUND: Evaluation of frailty in older people requires assessment of their physical activity level. The Korean version of the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (K-PASE) questionnaire is more comprehensive,...
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Experience of Frailty in Korean Elderly: A Phenomenological Study Utilizing the Colaizzi Method

Park JK

PURPOSE: This study attempts to explore the subjective experience of frailty among elderly individuals in Korea. METHODS: From June to August in 2014, 11 elderly persons who had experienced frailty in...
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