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Engagement in elderly persons With dementia attending animal-assisted Group activity
The need for meaningful activities that enhance engagement is very important among persons with dementia (PWDs), both for PWDs still living at home, as well as for PWDs admitted to a nursing home (NH). In this study, we ...
Functional level, physical activity and wellbeing in nursing home residents in three Nordic countries
(Editrice Kurtis, 2011-02-10)
Background and aims: The main aim of this study was to describe physical and cognitive function and wellbeing among nursing home residents in three Nordic countries. A second aim was to compare groups of differing ages, ...
Spatial navigation measured by the Floor Maze Test in patients with subjective cognitive impairment, mild cognitive impairment, and mild Alzheimer's disease
(Cambridge University Press, 2015-02-15)
Background : Impaired spatial navigation is an early sign of Alzheime r disease (AD), but this can be difficult to assess in clinical practice. We examined how the performance on the Floor Maze Test (FMT), which combines ...
Development and Reliability of a Clinician-rated Instrument to Evaluate Function in Individuals with Shoulder Pain: A Preliminary Study
Background and Purpose Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is a common and disabling condition in the population. Interventions are often evaluated with patient-rated outcome measures. The purpose of this study was ...
Do behavioral disturbances predict falls among nursing home residents?
(Editrice Kurtis, 2012)
Effect of animal-assisted activity on balance and quality of life in home-dwelling persons with dementia
Purpose of the study was to examine if animal-assisted activity with a dog (AAA) in home-dwelling persons with dementia (PWDs) attending day-care centers would have an effect on factors related to risk of fall accidents, ...
National survey of the Portuguese elderly nutritional status: Study protocol
(BioMed Central, 2016)
Background Worldwide we are facing a serious demographic challenge due to the dramatic growth of the population over 60 years. It is expected that the proportion of this population will nearly double from 12 to 22 %, ...
Predictors of subjective age in people aged 40-79 years: a five-year follow-up study. The impact of mastery, mental and physical health
(Taylor & Francis, 2014)
Assessing subjective age perception (SAP) and changes in SAP as well as exploring which variables of socio-demographic, health and personal mastery independently predicted SAP. Methods: The panel data are from two waves ...
Effects of premorbid physical activity on stroke severity and post-stroke functioning
(Foundation of Rehabilitation Information, 2015-08-18)
Objective: To explore the impact of premorbid physical ac - tivity on stroke severity and functioning, measured by activi - ties of daily living, gait and balance during the acute period of first-ever stroke and at ...
Body awareness – a vital aspect in mentalization: experiences from concurrent and reciprocal therapies
(Informa Healthcare, 2014-01-10)
Background : A psychomotor physiotherapist and a clinical psychologist had collaborated on patients consistently for several years, when their individual therapeutic approach had turned out to be insufficient. Aim : The ...