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[Medication use among community-dwelling older Icelanders. Population-based study in urban and rural areas].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature129175
Source
Laeknabladid. 2011 Dec;97(12):675-80
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2011
Author
Arun K Sigurdardottir
Solveig Asa Arnadottir
Elín Díanna Gunnarsdottir
Author Affiliation
arun@unak.is
Source
Laeknabladid. 2011 Dec;97(12):675-80
Date
Dec-2011
Language
Icelandic
Geographic Location
Iceland
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age Factors
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Drug Therapy - statistics & numerical data
Female
Health Behavior
Health Care Surveys
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Iceland
Independent Living - statistics & numerical data
Male
Polypharmacy
Prescription Drugs - therapeutic use
Questionnaires
Registries
Rural Population - statistics & numerical data
Sex Factors
Urban Population - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
To describe medication use among older community-dwelling Icelanders by collecting information on number of medicine, polypharmacy (>5 medications), and medications by ATC categories. Moreover, to explore the relationship between medication use and various influential factors emphasizing residency in urban and rural areas.
Population-based, cross-sectional study. Participants were randomly selected from the National registry in one urban (n=118) and two rural (n=68) areas.
1) = 65 years old, 2) community-dwelling, 3) able to communicate verbally. Information on medication use was obtained from each person's medication list and interviews. A questionnaire and five standardized instruments were used to assess the potential influencing factors.
On average, participants used 3.9 medications and prevalence of polypharmacy was 41%. Men used 3.5 medications on average and women 4.4 (p=0.018). Compared to rural residents, urban residents had fewer medical diagnoses, better mobility, less pain, and fewer depressive symptoms. By controlling for the effects of these variables, more medications were associated with urban living (p
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[Systemic analysis of factors affecting the quality of life of elderly people using different forms of social services].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature289572
Source
Adv Gerontol. 2016; 29(2):347-352
Publication Type
Journal Article
Date
2016
Author
E Yu Golubeva
Author Affiliation
M.V.Lomonosov Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, 163002, Russian Federation; e.golubeva@narfu.ru.
Source
Adv Gerontol. 2016; 29(2):347-352
Date
2016
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Journal Article
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living
Aged
Comorbidity
Female
Geriatric Assessment - methods
Health Status Disparities
Homes for the Aged - statistics & numerical data
Humans
Independent Living - psychology
Loneliness
Male
Quality of Life
Rural Population - statistics & numerical data
Russia - epidemiology
Social Support
Social Work - methods - statistics & numerical data
Urban Population - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
The satisfaction of the quality of life (QOL) in elderly age is discussed. There have been considered the satisfaction of QOL depending on the form of social service in urban and rural areas. The key factors influencing the QOL in various forms of services is defined. They include: rural life satisfaction is largely dependent on the availability of family than on the health and financial status; in a special house for single elderly life satisfaction is determined only by the state of health due to the large number of chronic diseases, in stationary social services very important factor is loneliness, isolation that creates some feeling of being tired of life, depression, provocation the abuse of alcohol.
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28514557 View in PubMed
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[Systemic analysis of factors affecting the quality of life of elderly people using different forms of social services].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature289730
Source
Adv Gerontol. 2016; 29(2):347-352
Publication Type
Journal Article
Date
2016
Author
E Yu Golubeva
Author Affiliation
M.V.Lomonosov Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, 163002, Russian Federation; e.golubeva@narfu.ru.
Source
Adv Gerontol. 2016; 29(2):347-352
Date
2016
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Journal Article
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living
Aged
Comorbidity
Female
Geriatric Assessment - methods
Health Status Disparities
Homes for the Aged - statistics & numerical data
Humans
Independent Living - psychology
Loneliness
Male
Quality of Life
Rural Population - statistics & numerical data
Russia - epidemiology
Social Support
Social Work - methods - statistics & numerical data
Urban Population - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
The satisfaction of the quality of life (QOL) in elderly age is discussed. There have been considered the satisfaction of QOL depending on the form of social service in urban and rural areas. The key factors influencing the QOL in various forms of services is defined. They include: rural life satisfaction is largely dependent on the availability of family than on the health and financial status; in a special house for single elderly life satisfaction is determined only by the state of health due to the large number of chronic diseases, in stationary social services very important factor is loneliness, isolation that creates some feeling of being tired of life, depression, provocation the abuse of alcohol.
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28514557 View in PubMed
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