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Objective: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the effects of the achievement motive on important variables such as the purpose in life and social participation with objective physical functions in predicting within-person fluctuations and between-person...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2801v1
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Background: Achievement motive is expected to prevent lack of self-efficacy and hope, which negatively impact rehabilitation support, health, and psychological well-being. It has been indicated that the factor structure of the Scale for Achievement Motive in Rehabilitation...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2459v1
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Based upon a comprehensive analysis of current literature and by combining a molecular biology and a sports science perspective, this review examines (1) if a correlation between physical activity load and telomere length (TL) exists, and (2) comprehensively analyses...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Geriatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1965v1
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Background For patients in health institutions urinary tract infections often have significant negative health consequences. Indwelling urinary catheters and inappropriate practice related to this is a strong risk factor for urinary tract infections. Thus, a national...

["Geriatrics","Infectious Diseases","Nursing","Urology","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1820v2
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Introduction Age is the primary risk factor for major human chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disorders, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. Chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation is associated with aging and the progression of...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology","Geriatrics","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1754v1
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Background: Achievement motive is defined as the intention to achieve one's goals. It is an important consideration in rehabilitation. However, previous studies have not demonstrated the causal relationship between achievement motive and a more enhanced quality...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1200v1
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Introduction: Hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge is a target for health care cost savings through the medicare Value Based Purchasing initiative. Because of this focus, hospitals and health systems are investing considerable resources into the identification...

["Geriatrics","Health Policy","Hematology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1186v1
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Over the last two decades the number of total joint replacement surgeries increased consistently. With the patient population growing older and therefore suffering from more comorbidities and total joint replacement being progressively indicated even in patients...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Geriatrics","Orthopedics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1119v2
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Force plates are a straightforward tool to assess human acceleration as an indicator of human performance. Understanding of the physical principle, and also of the test instruction is required to arrive at meaingful results and interpretations. Notably, performance...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Geriatrics","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1099v1
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We describe the close relationship between stride, cadence and velocity, as fundamental motion outcomes, in particular for the elderly. Stride (Length, Time, CoV) is a meaningful mobility outcome for clinical intervention trials. Stride variability while motor-cognitive...

["Cognitive Disorders","Geriatrics","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1070v1
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A major problem in the field of Parkinson's disease (PD) is that there is no objective assessment tool for PD symptoms to date. At the moment data are mostly collected with questionaires, interviews, or clinical scales. This makes the assessment of changes in the...

["Neuroscience","Geriatrics","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1031v1
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Aging has been defined as the loss of function and ability to interact with the environment. The social perception of aging involves the inability to live independently due to loss of mobility, cognition, and sensory functions. Aging is a risk factor for pathology...

["Bioengineering","Geriatrics","Nutrition","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1015v1
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Objective measurement of real-world fall events by using body-worn sensor devices can improve the understanding of falls in older people and enable new technology to prevent, predict, and automatically recognize falls. However, relative to the required recording...

["Geriatrics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1013v1
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Background. Knowledge about mixed-methods perspectives that examine anxiety, depression, social support, mental health and the phenomenon of suffering among cognitively intact NH residents is scarce. We aimed to explore suffering and mental health among cognitively...

["Geriatrics","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.943v1
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We measure how leg actions of cadaver monkeys are transferred within the hip-joint, and we compare physical femoral mobility of wild and captive monkeys in Panama, Costa Rica, and in zoological parks of California. We acquire leg movement data of howler, capuchin...

["Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Geriatrics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.727v1
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