Which chronic diseases and disease combinations are specific to multimorbidity in the elderly? Results of a claims data based cross-sectional study in Germany
- Strategies for Coping in a Complex World: Adherence Behavior Among Older Adults with Chronic Illness. Elliott, Rachel A.; Ross-Degnan, Dennis; Adams, Alyce S.; Safran, Dana Gelb; Soumerai, Stephen B. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Jun2007, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p805
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of medicines increase nonadherence. Little is known about how older adults manage multiple medicines for multiple illnesses. OBJECTIVES: To explore how older adults with multiple illnesses make choices about medicines. DESIGN: Semistructured interviews with older...
- Decline in prevalence of chronic disability noted. // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Advisor;10/14/96, Vol. 8 Issue 19, p7
Reports on the decline in the prevalence of chronic disability in the elderly population in the United States from 1982 to 1989. Definition of chronically disabled person; Factors underlying the decline; Connection between educational level and morbidity and disability.
- Abstracts of Current Literature. Childers, Chris // Physical Therapy;Jun2001, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p1267
Presents the abstract of the study `Contribution of Chronic Conditions to Aggregate Changes in Old-Age Functioning,' by V. A. Freedman and L. G. Martin, published in the 2000 issue of `American Journal of Public Health.'
- Chronic Inflammation The Epidemic Disease of Aging. Faloon, William // Life Extension;Jan2002, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p13
Reports that chronic system inflammation has been found to be at the root of many serious disorders, such as cardiovascular disease, asthma, arthritis, cancer, diabetes and depression. Finding that aging is accompanied by a pathological increase of inflammatory cytokines; Effectiveness of blood...
- Building evidence on chronic disease in old age. Carpenter, G. I.; Bernabei, R.; Hirdes, J. P.; Mor, V.; Steel, K. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);02/26/2000, Vol. 320 Issue 7234, p528
Focuses on the importance of standardized assessments and databases in building evidence-based medicine on chronic disease in old age. Coverage of standardized assessments; Background on standardized assessment scales in Great Britain; Information on the minimum data set-resident assessment...
- Too Much Of Good Medication For Chronic Conditions Can Be Bad, Even Fatal, New Study Finds. // Insurance Advocate;8/5/2002, Vol. 113 Issue 29, p40
Explores the incidence of multiple chronic conditions among the aged. Increase in the use of prescription drugs; Increase in number of diseases among the aged; Solutions to the polypharmacy and polyprescriber problems; Tips to help seniors avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Loneliness May Complicate Chronic Illness for Some. Preidt, Robert // Tennessee Tribune;2/26/2015, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p2B
The article reports on the study which found out that 70 or older people who experience loneliness complicate their chronic illnesses.
- Biomarkers may help measure morbidity risk. Kushnir, Marta P. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;10/14/96, Vol. 100 Issue 42, p16
Reports that increasing health expectancy rates in the United States are forcing insurers to implement products based on better measures of morbidity risk. Failed efforts by insurers to come up with the right measures of morbidity in order to effectively underwrite product innovations; What...
- Long-standing and limiting long-standing illness in older people: associations with chronic diseases, psychosocial and environmental factors. Ayis, Salma; Gooberman-Hill, Rachael; Ebrahim, Shah // Age & Ageing;May2003, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p265
Examines the association between domains of chronic diseases, social, psychological and environmental factors and long-standing and limiting long-standing illness among older people. Methodology; Results of the study; Discussion of findings.