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Although older women are at disproportionate risk of falling and becoming injured, little is known about the effect of falling on their quality of life. In this qualitative study, we examined the perceived causes of falling among older women, identified how older women's quality of life is infl...
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Presents a study which investigated whether zinc interacts with taurine to influence the development of retinal structure and function, using virgin female Sprague-Dawley rats. Materials and methodology of study; What the histological examination of the retinas from rats deficient in zinc and taurin...
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Over the past decade, the health-care system in Canada has changed in response to rising costs, changing demographics, and consumers' increased interest in directing their own medical care. Many health professions have begun to promote a practice approach that includes the client as an important par...
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Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of disability and death in North America. Thus, strategies (e.g. diet modification, drugs) to manage hypertension are essential. Lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium) are rich in polyphenolic antioxidants wh...
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A cross-sectional survey was conducted of a select sample of home-delivered meals recipients, aged 65 years and over, living in a small Canadian city. The objectives were to assess dietary adequacy and to determine the nutritional contribution of the consumed portion of the home-delivered meal to th...
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The purpose of this survey was to estimate the prevalence of nutritional risk among a group of community-dwelling older persons on Prince Edward Island, aged 70 years and over, and to examine the relationships between health-related factors and nutritional risk. Subjects (n = 215) were interviewed a...
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In this study, graduates of bachelor's and master's degree programs in gerontology completed the Standardized Survey Instrument for Graduates of Gerontology Programs developed by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. In addition, employers were surveyed about the level of ge...
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R?sultats. Les participantes ?taient d'accord pour dire que la plupart des sujets ?num?r?s dans le questionnaire Delphi devraient ?tre inclus dans une approche ax?e sur le client; cependant, lorsqu'on s'enqu?rait sur leur exp?rience dans ces domaines, les r?ponses m?dianes et/ou les i...
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Fifty-seven community-dwelling older adults responded to hypothetical health care scenarios. The older adults' willingness to accept care rose as their chances for recovery increased. They also were more likely to agree to treatment when responding from their current health status rather than w...
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This research involves transdisciplinary, participatory research to identify strategies, approaches, tools, and resources that promote effective knowledge translation related to health in the rural communities of Prince Edward Island (PEI). Partnerships established with six rural PEI communities ena...
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The objective of this study was to broaden our understanding of the specific characteristics of community-dwelling seniors who are at increased risk of falling and becoming injured, by paying particular attention to gender and veteran status. The 137 respondents included ...
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Diets rich in fruits and vegetables have been shown to improve patient prognosis in a variety of cancers, a benefit partly derived from phytochemicals, many of which target cell death pathways in tumor cells. Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are a phytochemical-rich fruit containing a variety of ...
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