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Journal of Geriatric Medicine

ISSN: 2630-5259 (Online)

Vol. 2 , Iss. 2 (July 2020)


  • Psychosocial Factors and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Women Population based Epidemiological Study

    Valery Gafarov, Dmitriy Panov, Elena Gromova, Igor Gagulin, Almira Gafarova

    Article ID: 2304
    955  (Abstract) 86  (Download)


    Our aim was to study the effect of depression and social support on the risk of type 2 diabetes in female population aged 25-64 in Russia / Siberia. Under the screening surveys random representative samples of women aged 25-64 years were examined in 1994 and 2005. Depression assessment was performed using the MONICA- MOPSY... More

  • Effectiveness of a Group Exercise Class vs. Home Exercise Program as a Follow-up to Physical Therapy for Older Adults with High Fall Risk

    Martha Hinman, Patrice Hazen

    Article ID: 2310
    1847  (Abstract) 98  (Download)


    This quasi-experimental study compared the results of a traditional model of physical therapy (PT) care to a PT wellness model known as GroupHab. The traditional model included discharge from PT with a home exercise program (HEP) to be self-administered with or without the addition of a community-based exercise program. The wellness model included participation in... More

  • Age-Friendly Communities: Creating a conducive environment for the elderly in India

    Sameen Rafi, Shyna Saif

    Article ID: 2313
    834  (Abstract) 80  (Download)


    India is one of the nations in the world where the population is undergoing anomalous demographic changes. The increase in longevity and decrease fertility lead to the boom of older people aged 60 and above both in relative and absolute terms. Due to the rise in number, it creates pressure not only on the family... More

  • Aging Experience and the Results of the West for Asia-A Sociological Perspective

    Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi

    Article ID: 2309
    915  (Abstract) 64  (Download)


    The present paper analyzes different demographic variables to reach the result of how population become aged in different parts of Asia. Policies and planning of population during the past decades have contributed to more life expectancy, leading to the aging  of population in countries like Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and to some... More

  • Management of Geriatric Low Back Pain with Tai Chi

    Kristine M. Hallisy

    Article ID: 2422
    1086  (Abstract) 72  (Download)


    Introduction: Chronic low back pain (cLBP) among older adults is a complex, biopsychosocial condition that despite research efforts and innovative interventions remains a prevalent, disabling and costly condition. This case highlights the use of tai chi (TC) for persistent geriatric LBP.

    Case Presentation: A 68-year-old Caucasian female with cLBP, neuromuscular imbalances, leg weakness and fall risk was treated... More