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The 10 keys to healthy aging: findings from an innovative prevention program in the community.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20495156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To develop and evaluate a novel, comprehensive prevention program for older adults designed to assess and improve adherence to preventive health care goals.
METHOD: In McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 389 men and women aged 65 and older were enrolled. We assessed adherence to 10 preventive health goals, provided education and counseling, and reevaluated after 12 months.
RESULTS: At baseline, adherence varied. After 12 months, proportions of participants meeting goals were improved for several areas. Overall, improvements were seen for the proportion of participants meeting goals for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (+43%), blood pressure control in hypertensives (+17%), blood glucose control in diabetics (+50%), and colon cancer screening (+13%). Among those without prior vaccination, influenza vaccine increased by 25% and pneumonia vaccine by 20%.
DISCUSSION: This comprehensive prevention program had short-term benefits for improving adherence to established prevention guidelines in older adults. This low-cost effective program could be disseminated nationwide.
Anne B Newman; Constance M Bayles; Carole N Milas; Kathleen McTigue; Kathy Williams; Joseph F Robare; Christopher A Taylor; Stephen M Albert; Lewis H Kuller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2010-05-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and health     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1552-6887     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Health     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-02     Completed Date:  2011-11-15     Revised Date:  2013-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912686     Medline TA:  J Aging Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  547-66     Citation Subset:  T    
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Chronic Disease
Geriatric Assessment
Health Behavior*
Health Status
Healthy People Programs / organization & administration*
Life Style
Organizational Objectives
Program Development
Risk Factors
Vaccination / statistics & numerical data
Grant Support
Erratum In:
J Aging Health. 2011 Sep;23(6):1011

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