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A Malay Version of the Attitude to Ageing Questionnaire: Its Adaptation, Validation, and Reliability in the Malaysian Older Adult Population

Rejab N, Muhammad NA, Tohid H, Tohit NM, Kin PW, Drahman I

Background: The Attitude to Ageing Questionnaire (AAQ) was developed to assess perceptions of the aging process among older adults. The 24 items were framed into three factors. This study aimed...
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Convalescent Plasma in Older Adults with COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Aryana IGPS, Daniella D, Paulus IB, Rini SS, Setiati S

Background: Among all patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the older adult population was the most affected, with 80%–90% of fatalities occurring in this group. The effectiveness of convalescent...
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“Leisure Life Satisfaction:” Will It Have a Beneficial Impact on Depression Among Older Adults in Community Care Settings in Korea?

Kim IH, Kim CS

Objectives: While the risk of depression is expected to substantially increase among older adults receiving community care, leisure life satisfaction can be regarded as a key component in enhancing the...
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Fear of Falling and Environmental Factors: A Scoping Review

Rico CLV, Curcio CL

Fear of falling is a geriatric condition that must be understood from both a clinical perspective and from the environment in which older adults live. This review aimed to describe...
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Association between Relative Handgrip Strength and Insulin Resistance in Korean Elderly Men without Diabetes: Findings of the 2015 Korea National Health Nutrition Examination Survey

Joo KC, Son DH, Park JM

Background: Evidence regarding the association between handgrip strength (HGS) and insulin resistance in a non-diabetic population is scarce. This study aimed to investigate the association between relative HGS and insulin...
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Depressive Symptoms and Mortality Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in South Korea

Yun HS, Kim JH, Bae SM

Objective This study’s aim is to verify the longitudinal effect of depressive symptoms on all-cause mortality depending on the age group. Methods The Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging’s data from 2006...
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Association of Preoperative Risk Factors and Mortality in Older Patients following Emergency Abdominal Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Hacım NA, Akbaş A, Ulgen Y, Aktokmakyan TV, Meric S, Tokocin M, Karabay O, Ercan G, Altinel Y

Background: Older patients undergoing emergency laparotomy have high morbidity and mortality rates. Preoperative risk assessment with good predictors is an appropriate measure in this population. Frailty status is significantly associated...
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Determination of an Optimal Frailty Cutoff Score of Tilburg Frailty Indicator and Frailty Associated Factors in Community-Dwelling Turkish Older Adults

Ozsoy G, Ates Bulut E, Gurpinar B, Ilcin N, Isik AT

Background: Frailty is a multidimensional and dynamic state that has adverse physical, psychological, and social outcomes. The Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI) has the most robust evidence of reliability and validity...
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Health Literacy among Older Adults during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study in an Urban Community in Thailand

Pechrapa K, Yodmai K, Kittipichai W, Charupoonpol P, Suksatan W

Background: This study assessed health literacy (HL) and its associated factors among older adults during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Methods: This cross-sectional study included older adults in urban communities...
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Relationship between Handgrip Strength and Low-grade Inflammation in Older Adults with Depression

Kang KY, Jung YE, Jang H, Kim MD, Bahk WM

Objective: The relationship among physical functional decline, low-grade inflammation, and depression remains unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the association between hand grip strength (HGS) and high-sensitivity...
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A Bibliometric Analysis of Publications on COVID-19 and Older Adults

Soytas RB

Background: Bibliometric analysis is important for guiding future research priorities. We evaluated the most relevant scientific research on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and older adults, analyzed current hot topics, and...
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A Predictive Model of Sleep Quality of the Older Adults with Low Back Pain

Lee M, Lee H, Hyun S, Ban SH

Purpose: This study aimed to examine the direct and indirect effects of general characteristics, basic psychological needs, health promoting behaviors, and emotional status on sleep quality of the older adults...
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Quality of Life in Older Adults with Cochlear Implantation: Can It Be Equal to That of Healthy Older Adults?

Tokat T, Müderris T, Bozkurt EB, Ergun U, Aysel A, Catli T

Background and Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the audiologic results after cochlear implantation (CI) in older patients and the degree of improvement in their quality of life (QoL). Subjects and...
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Older Adults’ Experiences and Adaptation Strategies during the Midst of COVID-19 Crisis: A Qualitative Instrumental Case Study

Sadang JM, Palompon DR, Suksatan W

Background: This study aimed to validate one of the propositions of the Need-Threat Internal Resiliency Theory. Methods: This study used an instrumental case study of five participants to qualitatively explore...
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Association between Sleep Duration and Hand Grip Strength in Korean Elderly

Lee HN, Shim KW, Lee SW, Lee HS, Cho YK, Byun AR

Background: In an aged society, studies on sleep duration and hand grip strength are limited. This study aimed to evaluate the associations of sleep duration and hand grip strength among...
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The Association between the Levels of Sedentary Time, Physical Activity, and Obesity in Korean Older Adults

Son N, Sung H, Kim Y

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between the levels of sedentary time, physical activity, and obesity in Korean older adults. Methods: A cross-sectional analysis was performed...
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Three definitions of probable sarcopenia and associations with falls and functional disability among community-dwelling older adults

Marincolo JCS, Aprahamian I, Corona LP, Neri AL, Yassuda MS, Borim FvSA

Objectives: To assess the prevalence of probable sarcopenia according to 3 different definitions (“strength, assistance with walking, rise from a chair, climb stairs, falls”- SARC-F score, low grip strength, and...
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Medication Use Review Tools for Community Dwelling Older Patients: A Systematic Review

Park JY, Jun K, Baek YS, Park SY, Lee JY

Background and Objective: The use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) increases the risk of negative health outcomes, including drug-related admissions. Tools for structured medication review have been developed to ensure...
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The Association between Resistance Exercise Frequency, Aerobic Physical Activity Level, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Korean Older Adults: Findings from the Seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2018

Son N, Sung H, Kim Y

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the association between resistance exercise frequency, aerobic physical activity level, and health-related quality of life in Korean older adults from the...
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Review of COVID-19 Vaccines and Their Evidence in Older Adults

Teo SP

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in a global pandemic and significant loss of life. Older people are vulnerable to...
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