The evaluation of depression in the elderly: a modification of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS).


:A modified version of the GDS was created to manage the difficulties often encountered with very old respondents. The scale was applied to 195 old persons (mean age of 78 years), males and females, community-dwelling, and nursing home residents. Results indicate that the participants comprehend significantly better the modified than the original version of the scale, and both versions retain comparably good psychometric properties.


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  • Determinants of changes in self-rated health among Finnish war veterans: results from the Veteran Project 1992 and 2004 surveys.

    abstract::Self-rated health is a strong predictor of mortality, morbidity, future functional capacity and the quality of life. Measures of self-rated health have been collected fairly regularly since the 1980s, but few of them focus on self-rated health among the elderly war veterans. The aim of this study was to examine change...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Leskinen R,Antikainen R,Peltonen M,Sippola R,Jousilahti P,Laatikainen T

    更新日期:2012-09-01 00:00:00

  • Rehabilitation outcome in home-based versus supervised exercise programs for chronically dizzy patients.

    abstract::We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation (VR) exercise between supervised and home-based programs in young and senior age groups of patients with chronic dizziness. Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), Dynamic gait index (DGI), Tinetti fall risk performance scales and Timed "Up and Go" test (...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kao CL,Chen LK,Chern CM,Hsu LC,Chen CC,Hwang SJ

    更新日期:2010-11-01 00:00:00

  • A multidisciplinary intervention program improved the outcome after hip fracture for people with dementia--subgroup analyses of a randomized controlled trial.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:People with cognitive impairment and dementia have a poor outcome after a hip fracture surgery, about 30-50% of all those who sustain a hip fracture have dementia. Therefore the aim was to investigate whether a multidisciplinary postoperative intervention program could reduce postoperative complications and ...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Stenvall M,Berggren M,Lundström M,Gustafson Y,Olofsson B

    更新日期:2012-05-01 00:00:00

  • Trends and determinants of informal and formal caregiving in the community for disabled elderly people in Taiwan.

    abstract::Although family caregiving for elderly people has been the backbone of long-term care in Taiwan, it is not clear whether informal help from family members has diminished in recent years due to changes in social structure and traditions. The objective of this study is to examine the trend and the factors influencing th...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ku LJ,Liu LF,Wen MJ

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

  • Carotid sinus syncope: the most frequent neurally mediated syncope in the elderly.

    abstract::The present work reviews current literature and the authors' experience of carotid sinus syndrome (CSS), which is considered to be the most common cause of neurally mediated acute disorders of consciousness in the elderly. Although no definitive consensus about its nosology has yet been reached, most groups agree that...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Menozzi C,Brignole M,Tomasi C,Lolli G,Bottoni N,Oddone D,Gianfranchi L

    更新日期:1995-01-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of a training programme for pensioners on condition and muscular strength.

    abstract::Physical training was performed by 22 women aged between 63 and 84 yr and 4 men aged between 74 and 86 yr twice a week for 10 mths. Some subjects had moderate disorders but all of them lived in their own homes. Apart from using body weight and elastic bands, no special equipment was used as resistance. Emphasis was la...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Aniansson A,Ljungberg P,Rundgren A,Wetterqvist H

    更新日期:1984-10-01 00:00:00

  • Neurochemical parameters of the main neurotransmission systems in aging mice.

    abstract::The present work was designed to study the effect of aging on some parameters of the glutamatergic, aminergic and cholinergic neurotransmission, in the main brain areas of mice of the long-surviving BALB/c-nu strain. We have assayed: (1) the density of three ionotropic receptors for excitatory aminoacids (EAA) which s...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Magnone MC,Rossolini G,Piantanelli L,Migani P

    更新日期:2000-06-01 00:00:00

  • Influence of a double blind pharmacological trial on two domains of well-being in subjects with age associated memory impairment.

    abstract::This random double-blind trial compares psychological well-being and perceived quality of life in 60 subjects (18 M, 42 F), mean age 61 years, with age-associated memory impairment (AAMI), who were administered a standardised ginseng-containing vitamin complex or placebo for 9 months. We evaluated psychological well-b...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Neri M,Andermarcher E,Pradelli JM,Salvioli G

    更新日期:1995-11-01 00:00:00

  • Role of aging in malnutrition and in restitution of nutritional parameters by tube feeding.

    abstract::Aging and malnutrition are connected by social and pathological factors; many studies show that 60-80% of hospitalized elderly patients are malnourished. The aim of this study was to establish a correlation between age and nutritional parameters in malnourished, hospitalized, elderly patients before and after restitut...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vetta F,Gianni W,Ronzoni S,Donini LM,Palleschi L,Peppe T,Lato PF,Migliori M,Cacciafesta M,Marigliano V

    更新日期:1996-01-01 00:00:00

  • Atrial natriuretic peptide in aged patients with iron deficiency anemia.

    abstract::Anemia is a common disease in elderly people. However, since hemoglobin concentration often decreases subclinically with aging because of nutritional impairment, its pathological significance is unclear. To investigate the pathological significance of low hemoglobin concentration, we studied the relation between hemog...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kikuchi M,Inagaki T

    更新日期:1999-03-01 00:00:00

  • Age-related differences in the coordination disturbance and anticonvulsant effect of oxazepam in mice.

    abstract::The effects of oxazepam on coordination and maximal seizure were compared between young (6-month-old) and old (24-month-old) BDF1 mice by using a rotorod test and a pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced seizure test, respectively. The apparent sensitivity to oxazepam's anticonvulsant effect, as examined by its effect on PT...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Kitani K,Klotz U,Kanai S,Sato Y,Ohta M,Nokubo M

    更新日期:1989-07-01 00:00:00

  • Interaction of prion protein mRNA with CBP35 and other cellular proteins: possible implications for prion replication and age-dependent changes.

    abstract::A study of the intracellular distribution of prion protein (PrP) in N2a neuroblastoma cells which had been infected with prions (ScN2a cells) revealed that most PrP is present in the cytoplasm. However, a significant amount of PrP is also present in the nucleus (predominantly in the nucleoli) of these cells, as analyz...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Müller WE,Scheffer U,Perovic S,Forrest J,Schröder HC

    更新日期:1997-07-01 00:00:00

  • Life events and their impact on health attitudes and health behavior.

    abstract::A representative sample of non-institutionalized elderly persons between 65 and 74 years living in Stockholm county, Sweden responded to a self-report health questionnaire. Special life events and their subsequent effects were examined in the context of health attitudes and health behavior. Of the 370 respondents, 128...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Andersson L,Stanich J

    更新日期:1996-09-01 00:00:00

  • Physiological and psychosocial factors in spiritual needs attainment for community-dwelling older adults.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Spiritual well-being enhances older persons' health status. Factors that optimize their spiritual well-being are not well-established. OBJECTIVE:To describe spiritual needs attainment and identify factors associated with such attainment among community-dwelling older persons. DESIGN:Cross-sectional. SETTI...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Palmer JA,Howard EP,Bryan M,Mitchell SL

    更新日期:2018-01-01 00:00:00

  • Vestibular habituation training for positional vertigo in elderly patients.

    abstract::Positional vertigo can be successfully treated by exercises (Vestibular Habituation Training, VHT) in elderly patients as well as in younger ones. Provided the patients have been correctly selected, this type of treatment is the only way for an adequate treatment of such a type of vertigo. Application of VHT has to be...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Norré ME,Beckers A

    更新日期:1989-03-01 00:00:00

  • Terminal lucidity: a review and a case collection.

    abstract::The unexpected return of mental clarity and memory shortly before death in patients suffering from severe psychiatric and neurologic disorders, which we have called "terminal lucidity", has been reported in the medical literature over the past 250 years, but has received little attention. We review a range of terminal...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Nahm M,Greyson B,Kelly EW,Haraldsson E

    更新日期:2012-07-01 00:00:00

  • Folate status and folate related anemia: a comparative cross-sectional study of long-term care and post-acute care psychogeriatric patients.

    abstract::Aging is associated with increased risk of anemia, poor nutrition, chronic illness, and impaired folate status. We aimed to investigate and compare folate status in long-term care psychogeriatric patients (LTCPP) and in post-acute care psychogeriatric patients (PACPP). This is a cross-sectional study conducted in a ps...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Arinzon Z,Fidelman Z,Peisakh A,Adunsky A

    更新日期:2004-09-01 00:00:00

  • Feelings of well being in elderly people: relationship to physical activity and physical function.

    abstract::The aim of the research was to investigate in a sample of Spanish elderly whether measures of physical activity and physical function are related to feelings of well being, and whether level of dependence is a moderator in the relation of well being, physical activity and physical function. The sample was a cohort of ...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Garatachea N,Molinero O,Martínez-García R,Jiménez-Jiménez R,González-Gallego J,Márquez S

    更新日期:2009-05-01 00:00:00

  • Gender differences in cognitive impairment and mobility disability in old age: a cross-sectional study in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

    abstract::This study aims to examine differences in cognitive impairment and mobility disability between older men and women in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and to assess the extent to which these differences could be attributable to gender inequalities in life course social and health conditions. Data were collected on 981 men a...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Onadja Y,Atchessi N,Soura BA,Rossier C,Zunzunegui MV

    更新日期:2013-11-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluation of constipation in older adults: radioopaque markers (ROMs) versus wireless motility capsule (WMC).

    abstract::There is scarce information regarding assessment of constipation in older subjects. We examined regional and whole-gut transit time (WGTT) with wireless motility capsule (WMC) and compared this with radioopaque markers (ROM) transit. 39 constipated and 11 healthy older subjects (≥ 65 years) ingested a ROM capsule and ...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rao SS,Coss-Adame E,Valestin J,Mysore K

    更新日期:2012-09-01 00:00:00

  • Age-correlated changes in cerebral hemodynamics assessed by near-infrared spectroscopy.

    abstract::Cerebral hemodynamic responses due to normal aging may interfere with hormonal changes, drug therapy, diseases, life style, and other factors. Age-correlated alterations in cerebral vasculature and autoregulatory mechanisms are the subject of interest in many studies. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is widely used f...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Safonova LP,Michalos A,Wolf U,Wolf M,Hueber DM,Choi JH,Gupta R,Polzonetti C,Mantulin WW,Gratton E

    更新日期:2004-11-01 00:00:00

  • Comparative evaluation of three dosages of slow-release isosorbide dinitrate (60, 80, 100 mg) in chronic angina of the aged.

    abstract::In a single-blind, placebo-controlled study the acute and chronic antianginal effects of three slow-release (SR) new formulations of isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN 60, 80, 100 mg) have been comparatively evaluated in a group of aged affected by chronic stable effort-induced angina. Compared to placebo, overall the active ...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Mazzola C,Vaccarella A,Serra G,Lissoni F,Piemonti C,Fasana S,Poggi-Longostrevi G,Renzetti I,Maggi GC

    更新日期:1992-01-01 00:00:00

  • The educational, racial and gender crossovers in life satisfaction: Findings from the longitudinal Health and Retirement Study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To examine variations in life satisfaction by education, gender, and race/ethnicity over a period of eight years among middle-aged and older Americans. METHODS:Mixed-effects models were used to analyze five waves (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014) of longitudinal data from 16,163 participants born 1890-1953 i...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhang W,Braun KL,Wu YY

    更新日期:2017-11-01 00:00:00

  • The effects of parafunctional habit control and topical lubricant on discomforts associated with burning mouth syndrome (BMS).

    abstract::The BMS is a common chronic pain condition which mainly affects old women. The high prevalence of oral parafunctional habits and dry mouth symptoms in patients with BMS suggests that inflammation at the subclinical level due to repetitive microtrauma may cause burning mouth sensations. In this study, using a comprehen...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kho HS,Lee JS,Lee EJ,Lee JY

    更新日期:2010-07-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of simulated increased gravity on the rate of aging of rats: implications for the rate of living theory of aging.

    abstract::Ever since Pearl proposed the rate of living theory of aging numerous studies have demonstrated its validity in poikilotherms. In mammals, however, satisfactory experimental demonstration is still lacking because an externally imposed increase of basal metabolic rate of these animals (e.g. by placement in the cold) is...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Economos AC,Miquel J,Ballard RC,Blunden M,Lindseth KA,Fleming J,Philpott DE,Oyama J

    更新日期:1982-12-01 00:00:00

  • Elderly psychiatric patients at risk of folic acid deficiency: a case controlled study.

    abstract::In the elderly, folic acid deficiency may result in psychiatric symptoms or the increases in severity of other organic and non-organic mental diseases. We aimed to characterize elderly, community-dwelling, newly admitted patients to a large urban psychiatric hospital who are suffering from untreated folic acid deficie...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mazeh D,Cholostoy A,Zemishlani C,Barak Y

    更新日期:2005-11-01 00:00:00

  • Predicting falls within the elderly community: comparison of postural sway, reaction time, the Berg balance scale and the Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) scale for comparing fallers and non-fallers.

    abstract::Simple reaction time, the Berg balance scale, the Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) scale and postural sway were studied in order to determine cut-off scores as well as develop a model used in the prevention of fallers within the elderly community. One hundred and twenty-five subjects, 45 fallers and 80 non...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lajoie Y,Gallagher SP

    更新日期:2004-01-01 00:00:00

  • White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are associated with intracranial atherosclerosis rather than extracranial atherosclerosis.

    abstract::There is increasing evidence for an association between WMH and large-artery atherosclerosis. We evaluated 268 patients with acute ischemic stroke to assess the relationship between intracranial (IC) atherosclerosis and WMH. The patients were classified into three groups according to the location of the stenosis; IC, ...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee SJ,Kim JS,Chung SW,Kim BS,Ahn KJ,Lee KS

    更新日期:2011-09-01 00:00:00

  • Replicability and reliability of pain assessment forms in geriatrics.

    abstract::Aim of the study was to investigate the replicability and reliability of the multi-dimensional health assessment questionnaire (MDHAQ) and visual analog scale (VAS) in young and elderly individuals with chronic pain. Ambulatory patients, 20 of them aged above 65 years and complaining about chronic pain and 20 patients...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Doventas A,Karadag B,Curgunlu A,Bilici A,Sut N,Erdincler DS,Beger T,Tezcan V

    更新日期:2011-07-01 00:00:00

  • Association of dementia with early rehospitalization among Medicare beneficiaries.

    abstract::Preventable hospital readmissions have been recognized as indicators of hospital quality, a source of increased healthcare expenditures, and a burden for patients, families, and caregivers. Despite growth of initiatives targeting risk factors associated with potentially avoidable hospital readmissions, the impact of d...

    journal_title:Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Daiello LA,Gardner R,Epstein-Lubow G,Butterfield K,Gravenstein S

    更新日期:2014-07-01 00:00:00