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Putkonen Hanna - - 2010
With populations aging there have been some concerns on elderly offending. We compared elderly homicide offenders with a younger comparison group with special emphasis on psychopathy. We analyzed nationwide register-based material on all homicide offenders aged 60 or older who were in a forensic psychiatric examination in Finland 1995-2004 and ...
Lahey Joanna N JN Texas A&M University and - - 2010
European age discrimination legislation is discussed in the context of the US Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and related state laws. US law was originally introduced to protect productive older workers from age stereotypes, but more recently preventing age discrimination has become important as a means of keeping costs ...
Morales Manuel - - 2010
Normative data for 884 neurologically normal adults (15-93) are provided for a six-trial administration of Form 1 of the Spanish version of the Verbal Selective Reminding Test (VSRT). Form 2 was also administered to 391 adults (18-87). Age was the most important predictor of performance on all VSRT scores in ...
Goddeeris John H - - 2010
The goal was to compare educational attainment and labor market outcomes in young adulthood (21-26 years of age) for a Canadian, population-based cohort of 149 extremely low birth weight (ELBW) (<1000 g) survivors and a normal birth weight (NBW) cohort of 133 young adults from the same geographic area who ...
Bakes Katherine M - - 2011
Anion gap (AG) and serum bicarbonate concentration (BICARB) may help confirm a diagnosis of seizure in an unwitnessed collapse; however, little data exist to support this practice. Our objective was to assess the association between AG metabolic acidosis and generalized seizure and to derive a simple score to predict seizure. ...
Golestani Reza - - 2010
Vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry can visualize abdominal aortic calcification (AAC). AAC correlates with total atherosclerosis burden. We questioned whether VFA-detected AAC could be used for cardiovascular risk assessment. VFA images of 2,500 subjects were evaluated to detect and score AAC (n = 164). A random age- ...
Bamidele James O - - 2010
This study was carried out to ascertain the prevalence of anemia and the determinants among primary school pupils in a peri-urban community. The study is a descriptive cross sectional study of 141 pupils selected by a stratified sampling technique. Interviewer-administered semi-structured questionnaires were used to collect sociodemographic variables, nutritional habits ...
McComb Erin - - 2011
Administration mode, age, education, and practice effects were examined for the Mental Alternation Test (MAT), a brief orally administered measure of executive function. Participants (N = 135) between the ages of 65 and 85 years completed the MAT twice in person, twice over the telephone, or once in person and ...
Saksvik Ingvild B - - 2011
Shift work tolerance is a term describing the ability to adapt to shift work without adverse consequences. In this paper we systematically review literature published investigating the relation between individual differences such as age, gender, personality, morningness/eveningness as well as biological variables and different measures of shift work tolerance from ...
van Gameren Menno - - 2011
Objective: At this moment, no risk stratification models are available for adult congenital cardiac surgery. This study aims to identify a suitable stratification tool for the adult congenital heart surgery population. Pediatric congenital cardiac surgery score models were therefore tested in an adult congenital population. In addition, an age component ...
Kawada Tomoyuki - - 2011
Introduction. The relationship among lifestyle, aging and psychological wellbeing was evaluated in Japanese working men. Methods. Self-administered questionnaire on six lifestyle factors and the General Health Questionnaire 12-item version (GHQ12) were administered to 3306 male workers. Health practice index (HPI) was calculated as a desirable lifestyle score by summing up each binary ...
Mejía-Madrid Hugo H - - 2011
Abstract Cucullanus mycteropercae n. sp. is described from the intestine of the black grouper, Mycteroperca bonaci Poey, from the northern coast of Yucatán, México. The new species is readily distinguishable from other Cucullanus species because it possesses an ellipsoidal papilla-like structure situated medially on the anterior cloacal lip of males. ...
Srinivasan Srikanth - - 2010
Background: The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) is widely used for dementia screening but has several shortcomings such as prominent ceiling effects, inadequate sensitivity to mild cognitive impairment, and uneven sampling of the major cognitive domains. Aims: In this study, we pilot a new dementia screening test - the Concise ...
Verma Nikhil N - - 2010
To evaluate outcomes of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in patients aged 70 years or older. We identified 44 consecutive patients aged 70 years or older undergoing primary all-arthroscopic repair of symptomatic full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff. A minimum 2-year follow-up was performed by an independent examiner including range of ...
Jones Ian Rees - - 2010
Improvements in health and longevity in countries such as the UK and USA have radically destabilised notions of ageing and old age. From the 19th century onwards the idea of a natural lifecourse following normatively understood stages ending in infirmity and death has been challenged by social and bio-medical developments. ...
Sinno Hani H HH Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, McGill University, Quebec, Canada. - - 2010
Controversy exists as to whether the benefits of facial transplantation outweigh the risk of continuous immunosuppression. Utility scores [range, 0 (death) to 1 (perfect health)] are a standardized tool with which to objectify health states or diseases and can help answer such controversy. An Internet-based utility assessment study using visual ...
Der-Martirosian Claudia - - 2010
This study examines the five-year stability of the association of SF-12 and SF-6D scores with scores on the longer SF-36 and its domains in community-dwelling older men and women. Participants were 653 men and 917 women aged 50 and older who completed mailed surveys of HRQOL (1995, 2000). SF-36 physical ...
Crowe Michael - - 2010
The CLOX is a clock drawing test used to screen for cognitive impairment in older adults, but there is limited normative data for this measure. This study presents normative data for the CLOX derived from a diverse sample of 585 community-dwelling older adults with complete cognitive data at baseline and ...
Ansari Noureddin Nakhostin NN Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Enghelab Ave., Pitch-e-shemiran, Tehran, Iran. - - 2010
The objective of the study was to develop and validate a translated and culturally adapted Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) for the Persian-speaking population. The MMSE was translated into Persian. Two groups of neurologically intact subjects (n = 100) and subjects with Alzheimer's disease (n = 13) were studied. The difference ...
Chamorro-Premuzic Tomas T Goldsmiths, University of London, Department of Psychology, New Cross, SE14 6NW, United - - 2010
This paper examines the longitudinal causal relationship between self-perceived abilities (SPA) and academic achievement (Ach) while controlling for cognitive ability (CA). In all, 5957 UK school children were assessed on SPA, Ach and CA at ages 9 and 12. Results indicated that SPA and Ach at age 9 independently affected ...
Sugawara Norio - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The Clock Drawing Test (CDT) is commonly used for cognitive screening. The purpose of this study is to develop normative data for the CDT for the Japanese community-dwelling population, using the method of Freedman. This study also investigates the effect of demographic factors on the performance of the subjects ...
Hughes D A - - 2010
Anderson-Fabry Disease (AFD) is a life-threatening X-linked lysosomal storage disorder, caused by a deficiency of alpha galactosidase A. The disease affects males and females, and may present in childhood or adulthood. In the absence of a biomarker of disease burden or therapeutic response, scoring systems based on clinical manifestations, have ...
van Hoorn Jessika F - - 2010
the study investigated the relationships between handwriting, visuomotor integration, and neurological condition. We paid particular attention to the presence of minor neurological dysfunction (MND). participants were 200 children (131 males, 69 females; age range 8-13y) of whom 118 received mainstream education (mean age 10y 5mo, SD 1y 4mo) and 82 ...
Miller L Stephen - - 2010
We present normative data from a large population-based sample of centenarians for several brief, global neurocognitive tasks amenable for frail elders. Comparative data from octogenarians are included. A total of 244 centenarians and 80 octogenarians from Phase III of the Georgia Centenarian Study were administered the Mini-Mental Status Examination, Severe ...
Pingel Janine - - 2010
The aim of our study was to study gustatory function in a large portion of the general population using liquid tastants, extending previous research. Further, we investigated the test-retest reliability of the test used. Data from 944 healthy subjects were used (498 women and 446 men, mean age 45 years; ...
Willems G - - 2010
Demirjian's dental maturity scoring system has been adapted for a Belgian Caucasian population for males and females. The purpose of this study was to adapt Demirjian's dental maturity scoring system from a Belgian Caucasian population to provide non-gender-specific scores. We selected 2116 orthopantomograms of 1029 boys and 1087 girls aged ...
Sayan Selcuk - - 2010
Visitor demographics, perceptions and their relationships are investigated to determine the problems and issues for outdoor recreation, which has been a neglected part of the Turkish national park system, using the case of Termessos National Park, located in the south of Turkey. The park is attractive for both its historical ...
Van Vlierberghe M - - 2010
The aim of this study was to establish a third molar developmental database to model dental age of Polish youngsters, to investigate the rating level of the scores when dividing a year interval into a quarter of a year and to examine sex differences, left-right and upper-lower jaw asymmetry. A ...
Isley Michelle M - - 2010
The study was conducted to characterize the relationship between formal sex education and the use and type of contraceptive method used at coital debut among female adolescents. This study employed a cross-sectional, nationally representative database (2002 National Survey of Family Growth). Contraceptive use and type used were compared among sex ...
Pedraza Otto - - 2010
The Dementia Rating Scale (DRS) is a widely used measure of global cognition, with age- and education-corrected norms derived from a cross-sectional sample of adults participating in Mayo's Older Americans Normative Studies (MOANS). In recent years, however, studies have indicated that cross-sectional normative samples of older adults represent an admixture ...
Langley-Shirley Natalie - - 2010
Clavicles from 1289 individuals from cohorts spanning the 20th century were scored with two scoring systems. Transition analysis and Bayesian statistics were used to obtain robust age ranges that are less sensitive to the effects of age mimicry and developmental outliers than age ranges obtained using a percentile approach. Observer ...
Miyamoto Tomoyuki - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Olfactory dysfunction is frequently observed in patients with idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) such as Parkinson's disease or dementia with Lewy bodies. METHODS: Olfactory function tests using Sniffin' Sticks and Odor Stick Identification Test for Japanese (OSIT-J) were performed in 73 consecutive middle-aged (range, 50-69 years) patients with ...
Mohd Sidik Sherina - - 2010
Urinary incontinence is a common but poorly understood problem in the elderly population. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence and its associated factors among the elderly in a community setting. A cross-sectional study design was used. Stratified cluster sampling was used in this ...
Vazzana Rosamaria - - 2010
To examine whether performance in the Trail Making Test (TMT) predicts mobility impairment and mortality in older persons. Prospective cohort study. Community-dwelling older persons enrolled in the Invecchiare in Chianti (InCHIANTI) Study. Five hundred eighty-three participants aged 65 and older and free of major cognitive impairment (Mini-Mental State Examination score ...
Oh Joo Han - - 2010
BACKGROUND: There are numerous reports on the outcome of rotator cuff repair according to age. However, the results are conflicting and driven by univariate analysis, which is not free of confounding factors. HYPOTHESIS: Age does not affect the anatomical and functional outcomes of rotator cuff repair. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; ...
Hummel Thomas - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine appropriate counseling of patients with olfactory dysfunction. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Interdisciplinary Center for Smell and Taste, University of Dresden Medical School, Technical University of Dresden. PATIENTS: A total of 361 males and 533 females, aged 11 to 84 years, who twice reported to the Interdisciplinary Center ...
Ahmad M - - 2010
Burns are the second leading cause of death in children. This study investigates the distribution and pattern of childhood burn injuries in a private setup. The study was conducted in Rawalpindi, Pakistan from January 2006 to December 2008. Only paediatric patients ≤ 12 years of age were included in the ...
Liversidge H M - - 2010
Although Demirjian's method is designed to assess dental maturity at the individual level, significant differences between average dental age and real age for groups have been interpreted as population differences. The aim of this study was to describe the variation in maturity score for age and age for maturity score ...
De Feo Giovanni - - 2010
The principal aim of this study was to define and apply a procedure based on a structured questionnaire survey useful to analyze the people's environmental knowledge in order to select the areas and age groups with a low level of knowledge in a municipality (in Southern Italy) and, therefore, suggest ...
Mina Concetta - - 2010
Semantically unique items are concrete entities characterized by a unique cluster of semantic information. In this field, neuropsychology has always given more attention to faces than to other kind of stimuli. An important category that has been largely neglected so far is famous buildings. A total of 200 healthy Italian ...
Mrazik Marty - - 2010
The oral version of the Trail Making Test (OTMT) is a neuropsychological measure that provides an assessment of sequential set-shifting without the motor and visual demands of the written TMT (WTMT). Originally purposed to serve as an oral analog of the WTMT, the OTMT provides a means to evaluate patients ...
Sutan Rosnah - - 2010
To evaluate the psychosocial impact among mothers with perinatal loss and its contributing factors. A cross sectional study was conducted in University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) from April 2008 to May 2009 using Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and self administered questionnaire. Sixty-two respondents were included and most of ...
Bartlett Doreen J - - 2010
AIM: To explore associations between clinical variables and decline in motor capacity in adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: Participants included 76 males and 59 females, whose mean age at the beginning of the study was 14 years 6 months (SD 2.4, range 11.6-17.9); 51 at Gross Motor Function Classification ...
Yancey J W S - - 2010
Beef ribeye rolls (n=40) from Select, low Choice, top (upper 2/3) Choice, and Prime quality grade carcasses were used to determine the relationship of visible and near-infrared spectroscopy (VNIR) reflectance, Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF), and Meullenet-Owens razor shear (MORS) with consumer responses for tenderness and overall impression. Steaks (2.54 cm) ...
Moraes Camila - - 2010
The mini-mental state examination (MMSE) has been widely used as a screening instrument for cognitive disorders. Age, schooling and many other sociodemographic and health variables may be associated with a worse performance on the MMSE. The objectives of this study were to investigate the distribution of MMSE percentiles in a ...
Chedraui Peter - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To assess self-esteem and affecting factors in a middle-aged Ecuadorian female population using the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES). STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study in which 149 women (40-59 years) were requested to fill out the RSES and a general socio-demographic form containing personal and partner data. RESULTS: ...
Wright Marilyn - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To describe distributions of contracture and spinal malalignment in adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) and determine associations with age, gender and function. METHODS: Data were collected using the Spinal Alignment and Range of Motion Measure (SAROMM), the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) and the Activity Scale for Kids ...
Lotto Lorella - - 2010
The present study provides a set of objective age of acquisition (AoA) norms for 223 Italian words that may be useful for conducting cross-linguistic studies or experiments on Italian language processing. The data were collected by presenting children from the ages of 2 to 11 with a normed picture set ...
Salmon J P - - 2010
There is increasing interest in the role that manipulability plays in processing objects. To date, Magni?, Besson, Poncet, and Dolisi's (2003) manipulability ratings, based on the degree to which objects can be uniquely pantomimed, have been the reference point for many studies. However, these ratings do not fully capture some ...
Bolin Terry - - 2010
Malnutrition, either actually malnourished or at risk, is present in 80% of the elderly population presenting to hospital for admission. Although many factors contribute to this situation, one yet to be explored is malabsorption. We therefore aimed to assess nutritional status as well as the prevalence of altered mucosal permeability ...
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