Physical functioning, health and survival: a ten-year follow-up study.


BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Cutbacks in human resources are putting home care personnel under increasing pressure in their work. Home health care personnel need to know how they can prevent undesirable conditions and support older people towards successful aging. The aim of this ten-year follow-up study was to identify factors associated with increased mortality among 70-year-old subjects living in the community. METHODS:Data were collected in 1991 by a postal questionnaire sent to all residents of Turku, Finland, born in 1920. A physical examination was also conducted. Ten years later, in 2001, the mortality rate of this population was determined. The data were examined statistically. RESULTS:Many health-related factors, such as smoking, poor subjective health, and mobility, were related to an increased level of mortality. In addition, several diseases (e.g., diabetes, angina pectoris, cancer) at age 70 were associated with increased mortality over ten years. Difficulties in daily activities at age 70 also increased the risk of mortality. CONCLUSIONS:The findings offer useful clues for planning health care services and preventive interventions provided by home health care personnel. Home health care personnel should give special attention to older people who feel ill or very ill.


Aging Clin Exp Res


Arve S,Savikko N,Lavonius S,Lehtonen A,Isoaho H




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  • Age-related effects on maximal and rapid hamstrings/quadriceps strength capacities and vertical jump power in young and older females.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Declines in hamstrings and quadriceps maximal and rapid strength are commonly reported as a consequence of aging; however, few studies have investigated the influence of age on maximal and rapid hamstrings to quadriceps (H/Q) strength ratios. This study aimed to examine the effects of age on leg ext...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Palmer TB,Followay BN,Thompson BJ

    更新日期:2017-12-01 00:00:00

  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in patients over 75 years old.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral tongue is one of the most frequent head and neck cancers. The over-70-year age group is the fastest growing segment of the population. Age, however, is not considered a prognostic factor in oral tongue SCC. This study investigated the clinical and histopatho...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Soudry E,Preis M,Hod R,Hamzany Y,Hadar T,Bahar G,Sternov Y,Shpitzer T

    更新日期:2011-06-01 00:00:00

  • Nutrition and exercise interventions could ameliorate age-related cognitive decline: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the effect of nutrition combined physical exercise interventions on age-related cognitive decline by a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS:We searched 9 databases, including PubMed, EMbase, The Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Science Direct, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNK...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Liu T,Li N,Hou Z,Liu L,Gao L,Wang L,Tan J

    更新日期:2020-10-14 00:00:00

  • Depression in the elderly: new concepts and therapeutic approaches.

    abstract::Depression is one of the leading causes of suffering in the elderly, but it is often under-diagnosed and under-treated, partly due to the false belief that depression is a common aspect of aging. Depression in the elderly is frequently comorbid with medical illnesses, may often be expressed by somatic complaints, and ...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Mecocci P,Cherubini A,Mariani E,Ruggiero C,Senin U

    更新日期:2004-06-01 00:00:00

  • Validation of population-based cutoffs for low muscle mass and strength in a population of Turkish elderly adults.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Despite differences between the studies regarding methods for estimating low muscle mass, the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) recommends use of two standard deviations (SDs) below the reference sex-specific means of healthy young adults. AIMS:The aim of this study was to determ...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ates Bulut E,Soysal P,Dokuzlar O,Kocyigit SE,Aydin AE,Yavuz I,Isik AT

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Using the Multidimensional Prognostic Index (MPI) to improve cost-effectiveness of interventions in multimorbid frail older persons: results and final recommendations from the MPI_AGE European Project.

    abstract::MPI_AGE is a European Union co-funded research project aimed to use the Multidimensional Prognostic Index (MPI), a validated Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)-based prognostic tool, to develop predictive rules that guide clinical and management decisions in older people in different European countries. A series...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Cruz-Jentoft AJ,Daragjati J,Fratiglioni L,Maggi S,Mangoni AA,Mattace-Raso F,Paccalin M,Polidori MC,Topinkova E,Ferrucci L,Pilotto A,MPI_AGE Investigators.

    更新日期:2020-05-01 00:00:00

  • The contribution of CNVs to the most common aging-related neurodegenerative diseases.

    abstract::Alzheimer and Parkinson's diseases are neurodegenerative aging-related pathological conditions, mainly caused by the interplay of genetic and non-genetic factors and whose incidence rate is going to drastically increase given the growing life expectancy. To address these complex multifactorial traits, a systems biolog...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Gentile G,La Cognata V,Cavallaro S

    更新日期:2020-02-06 00:00:00

  • Role of functional performance in diagnosis of dementia in elderly people with low educational level living in Southern Italy.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Diagnosis of dementia is often difficult in subjects with low educational level. Our aim was to evaluate the role of functional performance and the possibility of preferring scores of activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) in screening elderly people for ...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Iavarone A,Milan G,Vargas G,Lamenza F,De Falco C,Gallotta G,Postiglione A

    更新日期:2007-04-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence and distribution of hip and knee joint replacements and hip implants in older Americans by the end of life.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Hip and knee replacements have become increasingly common in the older population but the prevalence of these procedures and the potential impact on functioning towards the end of life have not been previously described. The aim of this study was to estimate the rates and distribution of hip and kne...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Melzer D,Guralnik JM,Brock D

    更新日期:2003-02-01 00:00:00

  • The relationship between common geriatric syndromes and potentially inappropriate medication use among older adults.

    abstract:BACKGROUND/AIM:Polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use in older adults is a major public health problem associated with morbidity and mortality. Aging is associated with metabolic changes and decreased drug clearance, increased drug-drug interactions, prescribing cascades, and potentially inappropriate medication...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kucukdagli P,Bahat G,Bay I,Kilic C,Oren MM,Turkmen BO,Karan MA

    更新日期:2020-04-01 00:00:00

  • Left ventricular hypertrophy and blood pressure as predictors of cognitive decline in old age.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:The relationships between blood pressure (BP) and cognition are complex and are still partly unclear. The impact of history of hypertension, present BP levels, and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) on cognition was investigated in a 10-year follow-up study of an aged population. METHODS:The popula...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kähönen-Väre M,Brunni-Hakala S,Lindroos M,Pitkala K,Strandberg T,Tilvis R

    更新日期:2004-04-01 00:00:00

  • Medications and fall risk: a case-control study in nursing home residents in Japan.

    abstract:AIM:Falls are a significant problem for older people, but are few studies of the risk of falling in residents of nursing homes in Japan. We aimed to investigate the risk factors for falls and the association of medication use and falls in nursing home residents in Japan. METHODS:This case-control study reviewed the re...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Park H,Satoh H,Miki A,Maki H,Asai K,Shiraishi A,Urushihara H,Sawada Y

    更新日期:2020-05-01 00:00:00

  • Relationship of a lifelong physical workload with physical function and low back pain in retired women.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:The effect of heavy work-related physical loads (WRPL) on low back pain (LBP) and impaired physical function has been studied extensively in active workers but not in pensioners. METHODS:We compared LBP and physical function in post-menopausal pensioners, divided according to their life-long WRPL i...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gnudi S,Sitta E,Gnudi F,Pignotti E

    更新日期:2009-02-01 00:00:00

  • Nature diversity and well-being in old age.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The research aim was to study the associations of nature diversity with quality of life (QoL) and depressive symptoms among older people, and whether physical activity explains the associations. METHODS:Community-dwelling people aged 75-90 years (n = 848) living in Central Finland were interviewed in their ...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rantakokko M,Keskinen KE,Kokko K,Portegijs E

    更新日期:2018-05-01 00:00:00

  • Quality of life in sarcopenia measured with the SarQoL®: impact of the use of different diagnosis definitions.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The SarQoL® is a recently developed quality of life questionnaire specific to sarcopenia. AIM:To compare the quality of life (QoL) of subjects identified as sarcopenic with that of non-sarcopenic subjects when using six different operational definitions of sarcopenia. METHODS:Participants of the SarcoPhAge...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Beaudart C,Locquet M,Reginster JY,Delandsheere L,Petermans J,Bruyère O

    更新日期:2018-04-01 00:00:00

  • Plasma nitrite response in older women to a physical function test.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Nitric oxide (NO) may play a critical role in facilitating the delivery of blood to active skeletal muscle, ultimately impacting functional health in older adults. Plasma nitrite is a useful marker of vascular NO bioavailability. The aim of the current investigation was to examine the effect of a wi...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dobrosielski DA,Presley T,Perlegas A,Marsh AP,Kim-Shapiro D,Rejeski WJ

    更新日期:2010-10-01 00:00:00

  • An algorithm to screen long-term care residents at risk for accidental falls.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:The process applied to identify fall risks in frail elderly persons remains a matter of debate. We intended to develop a fall screening instrument for clinically defined subgroups of long-term care residents, to be administered by nursing staff. METHODS:Fall risk indicators were selected by multipl...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Becker C,Loy S,Sander S,Nikolaus T,Rissmann U,Kron M

    更新日期:2005-06-01 00:00:00

  • Impaired choice stepping in response to a visual-spatial attention demanding task among older adults at high risk of falling: a pilot study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Impairment in visual-spatial attention can cause difficulties in planning and guiding movements, leading to falls in older adults .The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between visual-spatial attention during movement and the risk of falling in older adults. METHODS:Thirty-s...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Uemura K,Yamada M,Nagai K,Tanaka B,Mori S

    更新日期:2012-08-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of a mixed-exercise program on physical capacity and sedentary behavior in older adults during cancer treatments.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Aging, cancer and its treatment all contribute to increase the risk of deconditioning and sedentary behaviors. Mixed exercise is recognized to counteract the effects of aging and deconditioning as well as improving physical capacity during cancer treatment in adults. AIMS:To determine the impact of a mixed ...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Maréchal R,Fontvieille A,Parent-Roberge H,Fülöp T,Riesco E,Pavic M,Dionne IJ

    更新日期:2019-11-01 00:00:00

  • A double-blind randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of cognitive training delivered using two different methods in mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease: preliminary report of benefits associated with the use of a computerized tool.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The effectiveness of computer-based cognitive training (CCT) remains controversial, especially in older adults with neurodegenerative diseases. AIMS:To evaluate the efficacy of CCT in patients with Parkinson's disease and mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI). METHODS:In this randomized controlled trial, 53 p...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bernini S,Panzarasa S,Barbieri M,Sinforiani E,Quaglini S,Tassorelli C,Bottiroli S

    更新日期:2020-09-08 00:00:00

  • Depressed mood: changes during a five-year follow-up in 75-year-old men and women in three Nordic localities.

    abstract::The aim of the study was to look firstly at the changes that occurred in depressive symptomatology over a 5-year period among originally 75-year-old residents in three Nordic localities: Glostrup in Denmark, Göteborg in Sweden and Jyväskylä in Finland, and secondly, at some selected variables if they predicted depress...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Heikkinen RL,Berg S,Avlund K,Tömäkangas T

    更新日期:2002-06-01 00:00:00

  • Effectiveness of individualized fall prevention program in geriatric rehabilitation hospital setting: a cluster randomized trial.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:There is no conclusive evidence that hospital fall prevention programs can reduce the number of falls. We aimed to investigate the effect of a targeted individualized falls prevention program in a geriatric rehabilitation hospital. METHODS:This was a two-stage cluster-controlled trial carried out i...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Aizen E,Lutsyk G,Wainer L,Carmeli S

    更新日期:2015-10-01 00:00:00

  • The Frailty Index in centenarians and their offspring.

    abstract::Frailty has been indicated as a way for capturing biological aging of the individual and Frailty Index (FI) may serve for this purpose. This study designed the FI in a cohort of centenarians, their offspring and control subjects sex- and age-matched with offspring. The FI mean value was 0.47 (SD 0.13) in centenarians,...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Arosio B,Ferri E,Casati M,Mari D,Vitale G,Cesari M

    更新日期:2019-11-01 00:00:00

  • The effect of aging on gait parameters in able-bodied older subjects: a literature review.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Gait disorders are common in the elderly populations, and their prevalence increases with age. Abnormal gait has been associated with greater risk for adverse outcomes in older adults, such as immobility and falls, which in turn lead to loss of functional independence and death. AIM:The purpose of this revi...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Aboutorabi A,Arazpour M,Bahramizadeh M,Hutchins SW,Fadayevatan R

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of somatosensory and neurofeedback training on balance in older healthy adults: a preliminary investigation.

    abstract::The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of balance training with somatosensory and neurofeedback training on dynamic and static balance in healthy, elderly adults. The sample group consisted of 45 healthy adults randomly assigned to one of the three test groups: somatosensory, neurofeedback, and a contro...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Azarpaikan A,Taheri Torbati H

    更新日期:2018-07-01 00:00:00

  • External hip protectors in home-dwelling older persons.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:External hip protectors have been shown to have a good preventive effect against hip fractures in many studies. However, these studies were carried out either entirely or mostly among older persons living in institutions. The aim of this study was to investigate whether health nurses can, after brie...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Heikinheimo R,Jalonen-Männikkö A,Asumaniemi H,Lehtomäki E

    更新日期:2004-02-01 00:00:00

  • Representativeness of the "Fiesole Misurata" study database for use in pharmaco-epidemiological investigations on adherence to antihypertensive medications.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Poor adherence to medications is a major health concern especially among older subjects. To plan future studies to improve adherence, an epidemiological study, called "Fiesole Misurata", was conducted. The aim of the present paper was to verify the representativeness of the database in evaluating th...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lapi F,Lucenteforte E,Moschini M,Bonaiuti R,Di Pirro M,Barchielli A,Benemei S,Belladonna M,Nesti N,Coppini R,Taras M,Vannacci A,Ungar A,Mugelli A

    更新日期:2013-08-01 00:00:00

  • Malnutrition and sarcopenia.

    abstract::Risk for or established malnutrition is frequent in older adults, accompanied by functional limitations, increased morbidity and mortality. Protein-energy malnutrition is often observed and leads besides other predisposing factors to sarcopenia, the increased loss of muscle mass with aging. Sarcopenia is an integral c...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Sieber CC

    更新日期:2019-06-01 00:00:00

  • Economic evaluation of passive monitoring technology for seniors.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Advances such as passive monitoring technology (PMT), which provides holistic supervision of chronically ill and elderly patients, enable and support improved monitoring and observation, thus empowering the growing population of older adults to live more independently while lowering health care expenses. AI...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Schneider JE,Cooper J,Scheibling C,Parikh A

    更新日期:2020-07-01 00:00:00

  • Analysis of urinary metabolic profile in aging rats undergoing caloric restriction.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIMS:While caloric restriction (CR) is associated with a prolonged lifespan in multiple species by regulating metabolism, a comprehensive profile of metabolism under CR conditions remains largely unclear. Therefore, in this study we aimed to characterize the metabolomic profiling associated with CR using...

    journal_title:Aging clinical and experimental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhang Y,Yan S,Gao X,Xiong X,Dai W,Liu X,Li L,Zhang W,Mei C

    更新日期:2012-02-01 00:00:00