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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Gaugler JE, Reese M, Tanler R
Care to Plan: an online tool that offers tailored support to dementia caregivers.
This study developed and tested the feasibility of "Care to Plan" (CtP), an online resource for dementia caregivers (e.g., relatives or unpaid nonrelatives) that generates tailored support recommendations. It concluded that, based on the integrated qualitative and quantitative data, CtP was simple and easy to understand. The streamlined visual layout facilitated utility and the individualized recommendations could meet the needs of users.
AHRQ-funded; HS20948; HS22445.
Citation: Gaugler JE, Reese M, Tanler R . Care to Plan: an online tool that offers tailored support to dementia caregivers. Gerontologist 2016 Dec;56(6):1161-74. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv150.
Keywords: Caregiving, Dementia, Elderly, Web-Based, Tools & Toolkits
Chatterjee S, Bali V, Carnahan RM
Anticholinergic medication use and risk of dementia among elderly nursing home residents with depression.
The purpose of this study was to examine the risk of dementia with anticholinergic use among elderly nursing home residents with depression. The study concluded that use of clinically significant anticholinergic medications was associated with a 26% increase in risk of dementia among elderly nursing home residents with depression. With increasing safety concerns, there is a significant need to optimize anticholinergic use, especially for those who are at risk for dementia.
Citation: Chatterjee S, Bali V, Carnahan RM . Anticholinergic medication use and risk of dementia among elderly nursing home residents with depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2016 Jun;24(6):485-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.12.011..
Keywords: Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Dementia, Elderly, Medication, Nursing Homes
Green AR, Leff B, Wang Y
Geriatric conditions in patients undergoing defibrillator implantation for prevention of sudden cardiac death: prevalence and impact on mortality.
The researchers sought to determine the prevalence of frailty and dementia among older adults receiving primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and to determine the impact of multimorbidity on mortality within 1 year of ICD implantation. They concluded that more than 10 percent of Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure receiving primary prevention ICDs have frailty or dementia. These patients had significantly higher 1-year mortality than those with other common chronic conditions.
AHRQ-funded; HS019814; 290201200007I.
Citation: Green AR, Leff B, Wang Y . Geriatric conditions in patients undergoing defibrillator implantation for prevention of sudden cardiac death: prevalence and impact on mortality. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2016 Jan;9(1):23-30. doi: 10.1161/circoutcomes.115.002053.
Keywords: Elderly, Medical Devices, Mortality, Prevention, Dementia