Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

JPMPH : Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

OPEN ACCESS
SEARCH
Search

Search

Page Path
HOME > Search
37 "Aged"
Filter
Filter
Article category
Keywords
Publication year
Authors
Funded articles
Original Articles
Health-related Quality of Life in Elderly Asian American and Non-Hispanic White Cancer Survivors
Suzanne Vang
J Prev Med Public Health. 2023;56(5):440-448.   Published online September 13, 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.22.464
  • 737 View
  • 59 Download
AbstractAbstract AbstractSummary PDF
Objectives
The purpose of this study was to assess predictors of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in elderly Asian American and non-Hispanic White cancer survivors.
Methods
We conducted cross-sectional secondary data analyses using the combined datasets from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program and the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey.
Results
Elderly Asian American cancer survivors reported a lower mental HRQoL but a comparable physical HRQoL relative to elderly non-Hispanic White cancer survivors. Stress factors, such as comorbidities, difficulties with activities of daily living, and a history of depressive symptoms, along with coping resources like self-rated health and the ability to take the survey in English, were significantly associated with mental and physical HRQoL. Among elderly Asian American cancer survivors, a significantly lower mental HRQoL was observed among those taking the survey in the Chinese language.
Conclusions
The findings suggest that race exerts a differential impact on HRQoL. Interventions should be designed to address the distinct cultural, linguistic, and systemic needs of elderly Asian American cancer survivors. Such an approach could assist in reducing cancer-related health disparities.
Summary
Key Message
Secondary data analyses of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program and the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey combined datasets reveal that elderly Asian American cancer survivors had poorer mental health-related quality of life (HRQoL) compared to their non-Hispanic White counterparts. Elderly Asian American cancer survivors who did not complete the survey in English had significantly worse mental HRQoL than their Asian American counterparts who did. These findings point to the need for increased research to identify and address the distinct cultural, linguistic, and system-related needs of elderly Asian American cancer survivors in order to optimize HRQoL in this population.
Determinant Factors of Mortality in Pre-elderly and Elderly Patients With COVID-19 in Jakarta, Indonesia
Thresya Febrianti, Ngabila Salama, Inggariwati , Dwi Oktavia
J Prev Med Public Health. 2023;56(3):231-237.   Published online May 31, 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.23.008
  • 1,276 View
  • 118 Download
AbstractAbstract PDF
Objectives
This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mortality in pre-elderly and elderly individuals in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Methods
We employed a case-control study design, utilizing secondary data from the Epidemiology Surveillance, Immunization Prevention, and Disease Control Sections of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Health Office, collected from December 2020 to January 2021. The study included 188 cases and an equal number of controls. Cases were COVID-19 patients confirmed to have died, as reported by hospitals and communities and subsequently verified by healthcare workers. Control subjects were patients who completed a 14-day isolation period and had been officially declared recovered by healthcare professionals. The dependent variable was the mortality of COVID-19 patients in the January 2021 period. The independent variables consisted of demographic data (age and sex), clinical symptoms (cough, runny nose, anosmia, diarrhea, headaches, abdominal pain, muscle pain, and nausea/vomiting), and comorbidities (hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes). Multivariate analysis was conducted using multiple logistic regression.
Results
The multiple logistic regression analysis revealed several factors associated with COVID-19 fatalities in Jakarta: age of 60 years or older (odds ratio [OR], 4.84; 95% CI, 3.00 to 7.80), male (OR, 2.38; 95% CI, 2.41 to 3.68), dyspnea (OR, 3.93; 95% CI, 2.04 to 7.55), anosmia (OR, 0.13; 95% CI, 0.04 to 0.46), and heart disease (OR, 4.38; 95% CI, 1.04 to 18.46).
Conclusions
The control and prevention of COVID-19 among elderly individuals require particular vigilance. When a COVID-19 case is detected within this demographic, prompt treatment and medication administration are crucial to mitigate the presenting symptoms.
Summary
SWOT Analysis and Expert Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Introduction of Healthcare Information Systems in Polyclinics in Aktobe, Kazakhstan
Lyudmila Yermukhanova, Zhanar Buribayeva, Indira Abdikadirova, Anar Tursynbekova, Meruyert Kurganbekova
J Prev Med Public Health. 2022;55(6):539-548.   Published online October 11, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.22.360
  • 3,123 View
  • 123 Download
AbstractAbstract PDF
Objectives
The purpose of this study was to assess the organizational effectiveness of the introduction of a healthcare information system (electronic medical records and databases) in healthcare in Kazakhstan.
Methods
The authors used a combination of 2 methods: expert assessment and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis. SWOT analysis is a necessary element of research, constituting a mandatory preliminary stage both when drawing up strategic plans and for taking corrective measures in the future. The expert survey was conducted using 2 questionnaires.
Results
The study involved 40 experts drawn from specialists in primary healthcare in Aktobe: 15 representatives of administrative and managerial personnel (chief doctors and their deputies, heads of medical statistics offices, organizational and methodological offices, and internal audit services) and 25 general practitioners.
Conclusions
The following functional indicators of the medical and organizational effectiveness of the introduction of information systems in polyclinics were highlighted: first, improvement of administrative control, followed in descending order by registration and movement of medical documentation, statistical reporting and process results, and the cost of employees’ working time. There has been no reduction in financial costs, namely in terms of the costs of copying, delivery of information in paper form, technical equipment, and paper.
Summary
Brief Report
Effects of Forest Therapy on Psychological Improvement in Middle-aged Women in Korea
Bum-Jin Park, Won-Sop Shin, Chang-Seob Shin, Poung-Sik Yeon, Chung-Yeub Chung, Si-Hyung Lee, Dong-Jun Kim, Youn-Hee Kim, Chang-Eun Park
J Prev Med Public Health. 2022;55(5):492-497.   Published online September 20, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.22.086
  • 2,390 View
  • 119 Download
  • 1 Web of Science
  • 2 Crossref
AbstractAbstract AbstractSummary PDFSupplementary Material
Objectives
Women experience more stress in middle age than in other periods of their lives. Therefore, health management programs that enable middle-aged women to cope with and manage stress are needed. This study investigated the psychological effects of a meditation-focused forest therapy program among 53 middle-aged women living in urban areas in Korea.
Methods
Participants were divided into 2 groups: one group underwent the program for 3 days in a forest, followed by 3 days in an urban environment, and the other group underwent the program for 3 days in the urban environment, followed by 3 days in the forest. The psychological effects of the forest therapy program were evaluated using the Profile of Mood States-Brief (POMS-B). Differences in mood state before and after the program conducted in the forest (experimental group) and in the urban environment (control group) were evaluated using the paired-samples t-test.
Results
The program in the forest significantly reduced tension, depression, anger, fatigue, and confusion among the domains of the POMS-B. The program in the urban area significantly reduced tension, but not depression, anger, fatigue, or confusion.
Conclusions
Meditation-focused forest therapy programs are expected to contribute to promoting psychological health and enhancing the quality of life of middle-aged women.
Summary
Korean summary
중년 여성이 건강을 관리할 수 있는 프로그램이 필요하다. 이 연구는 명상 중심의 산림치유 프로그램이 중년 여성의 심리적 건강 증진에 효과적인지 검증하기 위해 프로그램 시행 전후에 참가자의 기분상태(POMS-B)를 측정하여 비교하였다. 결과에 의하면 긴장, 우울, 분노, 피곤, 혼돈이 통계적으로 유의하게 감소하였다.

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Effect of Anti-Aging Standard Forest Healing Program With Multiple Visits to a Forest Facility on Cognition in Older Age Patients
    Jinseok Park, Sheng-Min Wang, Dong Woo Kang, Beom Lee, Hojin Choi
    Dementia and Neurocognitive Disorders.2024; 23(1): 44.     CrossRef
  • The Impact of Forest Therapy Programs on Stress Reduction: A Systematic Review
    Yawei Zhang, Lu Feng, Wenjie Duan
    Forests.2023; 14(9): 1851.     CrossRef
Original Articles
Regional Differences in the Effects of Social Relations on Depression Among Korean Elderly and the Moderating Effect of Living Alone
Chanki Kim, Eun Jee Chang, Chang-yup Kim
J Prev Med Public Health. 2021;54(6):441-450.   Published online October 22, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.21.337
  • 3,132 View
  • 126 Download
  • 6 Web of Science
  • 6 Crossref
AbstractAbstract AbstractSummary PDFSupplementary Material
Objectives
Socioeconomic disadvantages interact with numerous factors which affect geriatric mental health. One of the main factors is the social relations of the elderly. The elderly have different experiences and meanings in their social lives depending on their socio-cultural environment. In this study, we compared the effects of social relations on depression among the elderly according to their living arrangement (living alone or living with others) and residential area.
Methods
We defined social relations as “meetings with neighbors” (MN). We then analyzed the impact of MN on depression using data from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging Panel with the generalized estimating equation model. We also examined the moderating effect of living alone and performed subgroup analysis by dividing the sample according to which area they lived in.
Results
MN was associated with a reduced risk of depressive symptoms among elderlies. The size of the effect was larger in rural areas than in large cities. However, elderly those who lived alone in rural areas had a smaller protective impact of MN on depression, comparing to those who lived with others. The moderating effect of living alone was significant only in rural areas.
Conclusions
The social relations among elderlies had a positive effect on their mental health: The more frequent MN were held, the less risk of depressive symptoms occurred. However, the effect may vary depending on their living arrangement and environment. Thus, policies or programs targeting to enhance geriatric mental health should consider different socio-cultural backgrounds among elderlies.
Summary
Korean summary
본 연구는 사회적 관계가 노인의 우울에 미치는 영향이 독거 상태 및 거주 지역에 따라 달라지는지 확인하였다. 사회적 관계를 이웃과의 만남 빈도로 정의하고 고령화연구패널자료를 분석한 결과 사회적 관계의 효과 크기는 대도시에서 가장 작었고 독거의 조절효과는 농어촌에서만 유의하였다.

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Association between area deprivation index and concerns to COVID-19: A multi-level analysis of individual and area factors
    Doo Woong Lee, Jieun Jang, Jaeyong Shin
    SSM - Population Health.2024; 25: 101580.     CrossRef
  • Nutritional Risk, Depression, and Physical Function in Older People Living Alone
    Jeong-Hye Park, Se-Won Kang
    Healthcare.2024; 12(2): 164.     CrossRef
  • Global rural health disparities in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: State of the science
    Lisa Ann Kirk Wiese, Allison Gibson, Marc Aaron Guest, Amy R. Nelson, Raven Weaver, Aditi Gupta, Owen Carmichael, Jordan P. Lewis, Allison Lindauer, Samantha Loi, Rachel Peterson, Kylie Radford, Elizabeth K. Rhodus, Christina G. Wong, Megan Zuelsdorff, La
    Alzheimer's & Dementia.2023; 19(9): 4204.     CrossRef
  • Living alone and the risk of depressive symptoms: a cross-sectional and cohort analysis based on the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study
    Guangjun Zheng, Biying Zhou, Zhenger Fang, Chunxia Jing, Sui Zhu, Mingliang Liu, Xia Chen, Lei Zuo, Haiyan Chen, Guang Hao
    BMC Psychiatry.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Assessment of the relationship between living alone and the risk of depression based on longitudinal studies: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Daolin Wu, Fuwei Liu, Shan Huang
    Frontiers in Psychiatry.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Effects of Serious Games on Depression in Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
    Yesol Kim, Soomin Hong, Mona Choi
    Journal of Medical Internet Research.2022; 24(9): e37753.     CrossRef
Associations of Handgrip Strength and Handgrip Strength Asymmetry With Depression in the Elderly in Korea: A Cross-sectional Study
Kyungduk Hurh, Yoonsik Park, Gyu Ri Kim, Sung-In Jang, Eun-Cheol Park
J Prev Med Public Health. 2021;54(1):63-72.   Published online December 30, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.20.315
  • 3,701 View
  • 149 Download
  • 13 Web of Science
  • 13 Crossref
AbstractAbstract AbstractSummary PDFSupplementary Material
Objectives
Recent studies have suggested that assessing handgrip strength (HGS) asymmetry together with HGS may be helpful for evaluating problems in geriatric patients. This study aimed to identify whether HGS asymmetry, weakness, or both were associated with depression in Korean older adults.
Methods
This study included 4274 subjects from the sixth and seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Depression was measured using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9. The maximum HGS of the dominant hand was used as a representative value. HGS symmetry was categorized by the ratio of the HGS of the dominant hand to that of non-dominant hand. The odds ratio (OR) for depression was calculated according to the HGS and its symmetry.
Results
In total, 240 (12.5%) men and 534 (22.7%) women had depression. HGS or HGS asymmetry showed no statistically significant associations with depression in elderly men. Elevated odds of depression were observed in elderly women with low HGS (OR, 1.93; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.33 to 2.81) or prominent HGS asymmetry (OR, 1.46; 95% CI, 1.02 to 2.08). There was a positive additive interaction between asymmetric HGS and weakness, as women with low and prominently asymmetric HGS showed higher odds of depression (OR, 3.77; 95% CI, 2.16 to 6.59) than women with high and symmetric HGS.
Conclusions
Depression in elderly Korean women was associated with both low and asymmetric HGS. Our findings support the potential value of HGS asymmetry as an indicator of HGS.
Summary
Korean summary
본 연구에서는 국민건강영양조사 자료를 이용하여, 국내 60세 이상 노인 인구에서 악력 저하 및 양손 악력의 비대칭과 우울증 유병과의 상관관계를 분석하였다. 분석 결과 60세 이상 여성에서 악력 저하 및 양손 악력의 비대칭이 우울증 유병과 관련이 있었으며, 악력 저하와 비대칭이 동반된 경우에는 우울증 유병에 대하여 상가작용이 존재하였다. 이는 향후 노인의 악력 측정 시, 양손 악력의 비대칭에 대하여도 주목할 필요가 있음을 시사한다.

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Handgrip strength asymmetry cut points to identify slow gait speed in six low- and middle-income countries: A cross-sectional analysis with 12,669 older adults
    Pedro Pugliesi Abdalla, Lucimere Bohn, Emerson Sebastião, André Pereira dos Santos, Marcio Fernando Tasinafo Junior, Leonardo Santos Lopes da Silva, Thiago Cândido Alves, Euripedes Barsanulfo Gonçalves Gomide, Ana Claudia Rossini Venturini, Jorge Mota, Da
    Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.2023; 106: 104869.     CrossRef
  • Association between vitamin K intake and depressive symptoms in US adults: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2013–2018
    Yuyi Zhang, Weiliang Tan, Xiaolan Xi, Hui Yang, Ke Zhang, Shengnan Li, Xuefen Chen, Hui Zuo
    Frontiers in Nutrition.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Preoperative low handgrip strength (HGS) with HGS asymmetry is associated with adverse outcomes among older adults with gastric cancer
    Xueyi Miao, Lingyu Ding, Jinling Lu, Hanfei Zhu, Kang Zhao, Xinyi Xu, Shuqin Zhu, Li Chen, Jieman Hu, Qin Xu
    Journal of Geriatric Oncology.2023; 14(7): 101583.     CrossRef
  • Low handgrip strength with or without asymmetry is associated with elevated all‐cause mortality risk in older Chinese males
    Duanfang Cai, Hongli Zhang, Yilin Wang
    Geriatrics & Gerontology International.2023; 23(9): 692.     CrossRef
  • Associations of handgrip weakness and asymmetry with new-onset stroke in Chinese middle-aged and older adults: a cohort study
    Yuying Zhang, Weiqing Chen, Bing Cao, Li Lin, Jinghua Li, Vivian Yawei Guo
    Frontiers in Public Health.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • The relationship between low handgrip strength with or without asymmetry and fall risk among middle-aged and older males in China: evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study
    Yilin Wang, Yalian Huang, Xiaoyan Chen
    Postgraduate Medical Journal.2023; 99(1178): 1246.     CrossRef
  • Risk factors associated with weak and asymmetric handgrip strength in older Chinese adults
    Minghui Weng, Jianlin Pu, Binyou Wang, Yilin Wang
    American Journal of Human Biology.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Short sleeping duration is associated with a higher risk of asymmetric handgrip strength among older Chinese males: a cross-sectional study evidence from the China health and retirement longitudinal study
    Yilin Wang, Mei Li, Xiaoyan Chen
    Frontiers in Public Health.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Associations of Handgrip Asymmetry With Impaired Health-Related Quality of Life Among Older Adults in South Korea: A Cross-Sectional Study Using National Survey Data
    Jihyun Baek, Yunmi Kim, Hyun-Young Kim
    Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health.2022; 34(6-7): 649.     CrossRef
  • Association between changes in handgrip strength and depression in Korean adults: a longitudinal panel study
    Hyunkyu Kim, Wonjeong Jeong, Seung Hoon Kim, Yu Shin Park, Sung-In Jang, Eun-Cheol Park
    Scientific Reports.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Muscle Strength Moderates the Relationship between Nutritional Health Risk and Depression in Korean Older Adults
    Jeonghyeon Kim, Seamon Kang, Haeryun Hong, Hyunsik Kang, Ju-Hyoung Kim, Sang-Koo Woo
    Nutrients.2022; 14(3): 665.     CrossRef
  • Depressive symptoms and physical function among the elderly in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in China: A cross-sectional study
    Lunan Gao, Jinhong Yang, Jiang Liu, Tingting Xin, Yuxiu Liu
    Medicine.2022; 101(47): e31929.     CrossRef
  • Association between handgrip strength asymmetry and falls in elderly Koreans: A nationwide population-based cross-sectional study
    Young Joo Go, Duk Chul Lee, Hye Jun Lee
    Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.2021; 96: 104470.     CrossRef
Effects of the Out-of-pocket Payment Exemption in the Public Health Center on Medical Utilization of the Korean Elderly
Kiryong Nam, Eunhye Park, Yuhjin Chung, Chang-yup Kim
J Prev Med Public Health. 2020;53(6):455-464.   Published online October 20, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.20.341
  • 2,970 View
  • 130 Download
AbstractAbstract PDF
Objectives
The distribution of hospitals in Korea is unbalanced in terms of accessibility. Many local public health centers (PHCs) exempt out-of-pocket payments (OOPs) based on local government laws to increase coverage. However, this varies across administrative regions, as many make this exemption for the elderly, while others do not. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the OOP exemption at local PHCs among elderly individuals.
Methods
This study used online data on Korean national law to gather information on individual local governments’ regulations regarding OOP exemptions. Individual-level data were gathered from the 2018 Community Health Survey and regional-level data from public online sources.
Results
The study analyzed 132 regions and 44 918 elderly people. A statistical analysis of rate differences and 2-level multiple logistic regression were carried out. The rate difference according to whether elderly individuals resided in areas with the OOP exemption was 1.97%p (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.07 to 2.88) for PHC utilization, 1.37%p (95% CI, 0.67 to 2.08) for hypertension treatment, and 2.19%p (95% CI, 0.63 to 3.74) for diabetes treatment. The regression analysis showed that OOP exemption had an effect on hypertension treatment, with a fixed-effect odds ratio of 1.25 (95% CI, 1.05 to 1.48).
Conclusions
The OOP exemption at PHCs can affect medical utilization in Korea, especially for hypertension treatment. The OOP exemption should be expanded to improve healthcare utilization in Korea.
Summary
Association Between Dental Implants and Cognitive Function in Community-dwelling Older Adults in Korea
Seungkook Ki, Jihye Yun, Jinhee Kim, Yunhwan Lee
J Prev Med Public Health. 2019;52(5):333-343.   Published online September 20, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.19.163
  • 5,949 View
  • 192 Download
  • 8 Crossref
AbstractAbstract AbstractSummary PDFSupplementary Material
Objectives
This study aimed to evaluate the association between dental implants and cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults.
Methods
Data were collected from the baseline survey (2016-2017) of the Korean Frailty and Aging Cohort Study. The study sample comprised 1115 community-dwelling people aged 70 years to 84 years who had 0-19 natural teeth. Dental implants and natural teeth were identified by panoramic radiography, while the cognitive function was assessed by the Korean version of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE-KC). The association between dental implants and cognitive function was analyzed by multiple linear regression. Sensitivity analysis was performed to test for potential bias.
Results
The mean number of natural teeth in the study population was 9.50 (standard deviation [SD], 6.42), and the mean MMSE-KC score was 24.93 (SD, 3.55). In the simple univariate analysis, tooth replacement, age, sex, smoking status, alcohol consumption, body mass index, osteoporosis, number of natural teeth, periodontitis, chewing discomfort, tooth-brushing frequency, education level, monthly household income, participation in economic activity, living alone, and marital status had a significant impact on the association. After adjusting for confounders, the association between dental implants and cognitive function remained significant (B, 0.85; standard error, 0.40; p<0.05). Age, body mass index, periodontitis, tooth-brushing frequency, and education level were also significantly associated with cognitive function. The results of the sensitivity analyses were consistent with those of the primary analysis.
Conclusions
Dental implants were associated with cognitive function in older adults living in the community. Dental implants as tooth replacements may play a role in preserving cognitive function.
Summary
Korean summary
임플란트 내지 임플란터블 디바이스는 생활 양식에 미치는 영향이 적고 직접적인 행동이나 복잡한 기술을 덜 필요로 하므로 임플란트는 라이프스타일 변경보다 더 수정성이 있는 효과적인 개입이 될 수 있다. 이 연구에서는 임플란터블 디바이스의 일종인 치아 임플란트와 인지 기능 사이의 관계를 조사하였다. 연구 결과 70세 이상의 지역사회 거주 노인에 있어 치아 탈락의 치료로서 치아 임플란트가 인지 기능과 연관성이 있음을 보여주었다. 치아 임플란트는 인지 예비능력의 보존에 기여하는 것으로 생각되며, 지역 사회 거주 노인에서 인지 저하의 예방으로서 치아 임플란트 치료를 충분히 고려해볼 수 있을 것이다.

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Oral health and risk of cognitive disorders in older adults: A biannual longitudinal follow‐up cohort
    Keun‐Suh Kim, Soyeon Ahn, Ji Won Han, Sang Hyun Cho, Jung‐Tae Lee, Hyo‐Jung Lee, Ki Woong Kim
    Journal of Oral Rehabilitation.2023; 50(9): 792.     CrossRef
  • Assessment and Improvement of Masticatory Performance in Frail Older People: A Narrative Review
    Martin Schimmel, Noemi Anliker, Gabriela Panca Sabatini, Marcella Silva De Paula, Adrian Roman Weber, Pedro Molinero-Mourelle
    Journal of Clinical Medicine.2023; 12(11): 3760.     CrossRef
  • Impact of Denture Prostheses on Cognitive Functioning in Completely Edentulous Patients: A Pilot Study
    Syed Ershad Ahmed, Ramesh Raju, Anjana Kurien, Kanaha M, Sidra Bano, Hemcle Shalma
    Cureus.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Tooth Loss-Associated Mechanisms That Negatively Affect Cognitive Function: A Systematic Review of Animal Experiments Based on Occlusal Support Loss and Cognitive Impairment
    Xiaoyu Wang, Jiangqi Hu, Qingsong Jiang
    Frontiers in Neuroscience.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Selenium attenuates the association of co-exposure to arsenic, cadmium, and lead with cognitive function among Chinese community-dwelling older adults
    Bei-Jing Cheng, Jie Sheng, Hong-Li Wang, Yuan Wang, Hong-Juan Cao, Xiu-De Li, Ting-Ting Zhou, Xiang-Long Meng, Huan-Huan Nie, Su-Fang Wang, Dong-Mei Zhang, Gui-Mei Chen, Fang-Biao Tao, Lin-Sheng Yang
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research.2022; 30(13): 36377.     CrossRef
  • The association of marital status with cognitive function and the role of gender in Chinese community-dwelling older adults: a cross-sectional study
    Pei-ru Xu, Rong Wei, Bei-jing Cheng, A-jun Wang, Xiu-de Li, Huai-biao Li, Liang Sun, Jing Du, Jie Sheng, Kai-yong Liu, Fang-biao Tao, Lin-sheng Yang
    Aging Clinical and Experimental Research.2021; 33(8): 2273.     CrossRef
  • Osteoimmunology drives dental implant osseointegration: A new paradigm for implant dentistry
    Luis Amengual-Peñafiel, Luis A. Córdova, M. Constanza Jara-Sepúlveda, Manuel Brañes-Aroca, Francisco Marchesani-Carrasco, Ricardo Cartes-Velásquez
    Japanese Dental Science Review.2021; 57: 12.     CrossRef
  • Influence of Dental Prostheses on Cognitive Functioning in Elderly Population: A Systematic Review
    Syed Ershad Ahmed, Jayashree Mohan, Parithimar Kalaignan, Saravanan Kandasamy, Ramesh Raju, Bharath Champakesan
    Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences.2021; 13(Suppl 1): S788.     CrossRef
Estimating Influenza-associated Mortality in Korea: The 2009-2016 Seasons
Kwan Hong, Sangho Sohn, Byung Chul Chun
J Prev Med Public Health. 2019;52(5):308-315.   Published online August 23, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.19.156
  • 20,906 View
  • 318 Download
  • 13 Crossref
AbstractAbstract AbstractSummary PDF
Objectives
Estimating influenza-associated mortality is important since seasonal influenza affects persons of all ages, causing severe illness or death. This study aimed to estimate influenza-associated mortality, considering both periodic changes and age-specific mortality by influenza subtypes.
Methods
Using the Microdata Integrated Service from Statistics Korea, we collected weekly mortality data including cause of death. Laboratory surveillance data of respiratory viruses from 2009 to 2016 were obtained from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After adjusting for the annual age-specific population size, we used a negative binomial regression model by age group and influenza subtype.
Results
Overall, 1 859 890 deaths were observed and the average rate of influenza virus positivity was 14.7% (standard deviation [SD], 5.8), with the following subtype distribution: A(H1N1), 5.0% (SD, 5.8); A(H3N2), 4.4% (SD, 3.4); and B, 5.3% (SD, 3.7). As a result, among individuals under 65 years old, 6774 (0.51%) all-cause deaths, 2521 (3.05%) respiratory or circulatory deaths, and 1048 (18.23%) influenza or pneumonia deaths were estimated. Among those 65 years of age or older, 30 414 (2.27%) all-cause deaths, 16 411 (3.42%) respiratory or circulatory deaths, and 4906 (6.87%) influenza or pneumonia deaths were estimated. Influenza A(H3N2) virus was the major contributor to influenza-associated all-cause and respiratory or circulatory deaths in both age groups. However, influenza A(H1N1) virus–associated influenza or pneumonia deaths were more common in those under 65 years old.
Conclusions
Influenza-associated mortality was substantial during this period, especially in the elderly. By subtype, influenza A(H3N2) virus made the largest contribution to influenza-associated mortality.
Summary
Korean summary
계절 인플루엔자는 심각한 호흡기 합병증으로 진행할 수 있어 질병 부담의 추산이 중요한 질병이다. 현재까지는 연령별, 인플루엔자 연관 사망을 정확하게 추산하기 어려웠으나, 본 연구에서는 이를 추산하기 위해 고안된 다양한 방법 중 음이항 회귀 분석을 이용하여 2009년부터 2016년간 인플루엔자 아형별 연관 사망을 추산하였다. 그 결과, 전체 사망자 중 65세 미만에서 약 6,774명, 65세 이상에서 약 30,414명의 연간 인플루엔자 사망이 추산되었고, 이는 특히 인플루엔자 아형 중 전체 연령에서 A(H3N2) 연관 사망이 가장 많은 비율을 차지했다.

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Influenza vaccination before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in the elderly in South Korea
    Dong Jun Kim, Kyoung Hee Cho, Seongju Kim, Hooyeon Lee
    Journal of Infection and Public Health.2024; 17(3): 503.     CrossRef
  • Incidence, Severity, and Mortality of Influenza During 2010–2020 in Korea: A Nationwide Study Based on the Population-Based National Health Insurance Service Database
    Soo-Hee Hwang, Hyejin Lee, Myunghoo Jung, Sang-Hyun Kim, Ho Kyung Sung, Myoung-don Oh, Jin Yong Lee
    Journal of Korean Medical Science.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Influenza Vaccination and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women: A Cross-Sectional Study in Korea
    Boyeon Kim, Eunyoung Kim
    Vaccines.2023; 11(3): 512.     CrossRef
  • Influenza Vaccination Rate and Related Factors in Korean Adults During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Epidemic
    Kyung Wan Kwon, Ka Hyeon Bae, Jeong Hwan Park, Tae Oh Kim, Jin Young Kim, Seung Min Baek, Sang Hyun Park, Ju Young Lee, Bo Hyun Park, Mi Ah Han
    Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health.2023; 35(2-3): 217.     CrossRef
  • Post-Marketing Safety Surveillance of Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (VaxigripTetra) in Children Aged 6 to 35 Months in South Korea
    Sunho Choe, Oxana Talanova, Sooyoun Shin, Olga Syrkina, Marion Fournier
    Infectious Diseases and Therapy.2023; 12(6): 1715.     CrossRef
  • All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Attributable to Seasonal Influenza: A Nationwide Matched Cohort Study
    Heeseon Jang, Jaelim Cho, Seong-Kyung Cho, Donghan Lee, Sung-il Cho, Sang-Baek Koh, Dong-Chun Shin, Changsoo Kim
    Journal of Korean Medical Science.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Global trends of seasonal influenza-associated mortality in 2001–2018: A longitudinal epidemiological study
    Hideharu Hagiya, Yuka Osaki, Michio Yamamoto, Takahiro Niimura, Ko Harada, Tsukasa Higashionna, Hirofumi Hamano, Yoshito Zamami, Shiro Hinotsu, Toshihiro Koyama
    Journal of Infection.2023; 87(3): e54.     CrossRef
  • Analysis of the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions on influenza during the Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic by time-series forecasting
    Hyun Kyung Kim, Kyung-Duk Min, Sung-il Cho
    BMC Infectious Diseases.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Systematic review of influenza vaccine effectiveness against laboratory-confirmed influenza among older adults living in aged care facilities
    Aye Moa, Mohana Kunasekaran, Zubair Akhtar, Valentina Costantino, C. Raina MacIntyre
    Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • The Influence of Gaseous Pollutants Concentration on Influenza Outbreak Risk
    晓璐 马
    Open Journal of Natural Science.2023; 11(06): 1003.     CrossRef
  • The impact of free vaccination policies under the Korean Influenza National Immunization Program: Trends in influenza vaccination rates in South Korea from 2010 to 2019
    Jeongmin Seo, Juwon Lim, Dong Keon Yon
    PLOS ONE.2022; 17(1): e0262594.     CrossRef
  • Post-marketing Surveillance of a Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (Vaxigrip Tetra) in South Korea
    Sookyung Lim, Xiaoling Li, Olga Syrkina, Marion Fournier
    Infectious Diseases and Therapy.2022; 11(5): 2035.     CrossRef
  • Novel respiratory infectious diseases in Korea
    Hyun Jung Kim
    Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine.2020; 37(4): 286.     CrossRef
Demographic and Survivorship Disparities in Non–muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer in the United States
Munseok Seo, James R. Langabeer II
J Prev Med Public Health. 2018;51(5):242-247.   Published online August 23, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.18.092
  • 5,745 View
  • 155 Download
  • 13 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDF
Objectives
To examine survivorship disparities in demographic factors and risk status for non–muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), which accounts for more than 75% of all urinary bladder cancers, but is highly curable with early identification and treatment. Methods: We used the US National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registries over a 19-year period (1988-2006) to examine survivorship disparities in age, sex, race/ethnicity, and marital status of patients and risk status classified by histologic grade, stage, size of tumor, and number of multiple primary tumors among NMIBC patients (n=29 326). We applied Kaplan-Meier (K-M) and Cox proportional hazard methods for survival analysis. Results: Among all urinary bladder cancer patients, the majority of NMIBCs were in male (74.1%), non-Latino white (86.7%), married (67.8%), and low-risk (37.6%) to intermediate-risk (44.8%) patients. The mean age was 68 years. Survivorship (in median life years) was highest for non-Latino white (5.4 years), married (5.4 years), and low-risk (5.7 years) patients (K-M analysis, p<0.001). We found significantly lower survivorship for elderly, male (female hazard ratio [HR], 0.96), Latino (HR, 1.20), and unmarried (married HR, 0.93) patients. Conclusions: Survivorship disparities were ubiquitous across age, sex, race/ethnicity, and marital status groups. Non-white, unmarried, and elderly patients had significantly shorter survivorship. The implications of these findings include the need for a heightened focus on health policy and more organized efforts to improve access to care in order to increase the chances of survival for all patients.
Summary

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Disparities in the prevalence and management of high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
    Angela Estevez, Sumedh Kaul, Aaron Fleishman, Ruslan Korets, Peter Chang, Andrew Wagner, Joaquim Bellmunt, Aria F. Olumi, Heidi Rayala, Boris Gershman
    Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations.2023; 41(5): 255.e15.     CrossRef
  • Intermediate and high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: an overview of epidemiology, burden, and unmet needs
    Kristin Grabe-Heyne, Christof Henne, Paramananthan Mariappan, Götz Geiges, Johannes Pöhlmann, Richard F. Pollock
    Frontiers in Oncology.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Treatment Outcomes of High-Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (HR-NMIBC) in Real-World Evidence (RWE) Studies: Systematic Literature Review (SLR)
    Mihaela Georgiana Musat, Christina Soeun Kwon, Elizabeth Masters, Slaven Sikirica, Debduth B Pijush, Anna Forsythe
    ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research.2022; Volume 14: 35.     CrossRef
  • Management, Surveillance Patterns, and Costs Associated With Low-Grade Papillary Stage Ta Non–Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Among Older Adults, 2004-2013
    Kelly K. Bree, Yong Shan, Patrick J. Hensley, Niyati Lobo, Chengrui Hu, Douglas S. Tyler, Karim Chamie, Ashish M. Kamat, Stephen B. Williams
    JAMA Network Open.2022; 5(3): e223050.     CrossRef
  • Gender Disparities in Bladder Cancer-Specific Survival in High Poverty Areas Utilizing Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS)
    Laura Bukavina, Megan Prunty, Kirtishri Mishra, Helen Sun, David Sheyn, Britt Conroy, Amr Mahran, Gregory MacLennan, Fredrick Schumacher, Lee Ponsky, Sarah Markt
    Urology.2021; 151: 163.     CrossRef
  • Comparison of survival in elderly patients treated with uretero-cutaneostomy or ileal conduit after radical cystectomy
    Shang Huang, Hanzhong Chen, Teng Li, Xiaoyong Pu, Jiumin Liu, Xuecheng Bi
    BMC Geriatrics.2021;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Non-Muscular Invasive Bladder Cancer: Re-envisioning Therapeutic Journey from Traditional to Regenerative Interventions
    Kuan-Wei Shih, Wei-Chieh Chen, Ching-Hsin Chang, Ting-En Tai, Jeng-Cheng Wu, Andy C. Huang, Ming-Che Liu
    Aging and disease.2021; 12(3): 868.     CrossRef
  • The impact of the social construct of race on outcomes among bacille Calmette‐Guérin‐treated patients with high‐risk non‐muscle–invasive bladder cancer in an equal‐access setting
    Corinne Lawler, Lin Gu, Lauren E. Howard, Brandee Branche, Emily Wiggins, Aditya Srinivasan, Meagan L. Foster, Zachary Klaassen, Amanda M. De Hoedt, Jeffrey R. Gingrich, Dan Theodorescu, Stephen J. Freedland, Stephen B. Williams
    Cancer.2021; 127(21): 3998.     CrossRef
  • Effect of Intravesical Chemotherapy on the Survival of Patients with Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Undergoing Transurethral Resection: A Retrospective Cohort Study Among Older Adults
    Ashis K. Das, Devi K. Mishra, Saji S. Gopalan
    The Open Urology & Nephrology Journal.2021; 14(1): 20.     CrossRef
  • Marital Status and Prognostic Nomogram for Bladder Cancer With Distant Metastasis: A SEER-Based Study
    Liangjun Tao, Xinyuan Pan, Lixiang Zhang, Jiawei Wang, Zican Zhang, Li Zhang, Chaozhao Liang
    Frontiers in Oncology.2020;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Back pain following instillations of BCG for superficial bladder cancer is not a reactive complication: review of 30 Mycobacterium bovis BCG vertebral osteomyelitis cases
    Simon Cadiou, Omar Al Tabaa, Chi-Duc Nguyen, Marine Faccin, Raphaël Guillin, Matthieu Revest, Pascal Guggenbuhl, Eric Houvenagel, Edouard Pertuiset, Guillaume Coiffier
    Clinical Rheumatology.2019; 38(6): 1773.     CrossRef
  • Does Health Insurance Modify the Association Between Race and Cancer-Specific Survival in Patients with Urinary Bladder Malignancy in the U.S.?
    Juliana Morales, Aaron Malles, Marrell Kimble, Pura Rodriguez de la Vega, Grettel Castro, Alan M. Nieder, Noël C. Barengo
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2019; 16(18): 3393.     CrossRef
  • Чи може бути гормонотерапія елементом комбінованого радикального лікування хворих на низькодиференційований рак сечового міхура?
    P. G. Yakovlev
    Шпитальна хірургія. Журнал імені Л. Я. Ковальчука.2019; (3): 75.     CrossRef
How Much Do Older Adults Living Alone in Rural South Korea Know About Dementia?
Mi Sook Kim, Dong-Soo Shin, Yong-jun Choi, Jin Soon Kim
J Prev Med Public Health. 2018;51(4):188-195.   Published online June 19, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.17.084
  • 5,755 View
  • 144 Download
  • 2 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDF
Objectives
This study aimed to examine the level of dementia knowledge of older Korean adults living alone in rural areas and to identify related factors.
Methods
A cross-sectional descriptive design was applied. The participants were 231 older adults living alone who were recruited from 12 of the 13 primary health care posts in the rural area of Chuncheon. Participants’ level of dementia knowledge was assessed using the Dementia Knowledge Scale. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and the t-test, analysis of variance, chi-square test, and Mann-Whitney test were applied.
Results
Participants’ mean age was 77.3±5.4 years, and women comprised 79.7% of the sample. Over half of the participants (61.9%) had no formal education, and all the participants were enrolled in Medical Aid. The participants’ average percentage of correct answers was 61.6%. The highest rate (94.4%) was for the item “Dementia can change one’s personal character.” The item with the lowest proportion of correct answers was “Dementia is not treatable” (23.4%). Dementia knowledge was significantly associated with age, education, health coverage, source of living expenses, and dementia risk.
Conclusions
Dementia knowledge among Korean rural older adults living alone was relatively low. Participants’ misconceptions about symptoms and treatment could hinder them from seeking early treatment. The results of this study suggest the need for active outreach and health care delivery for rural older adults living alone in South Korea.
Summary

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Estimates of Long-Term Care Utilization and Lifetime Distribution of Medical Cost for Dementia in Korea
    Seok Jong Chung, Jee Eun Lee, Dong Wook Kim, So Ra Yoon, Dong Gyo Shin, Moon Young Choi, Jun Hong Lee
    Korean Journal of Clinical Geriatrics.2021; 22(1): 22.     CrossRef
  • The Changes for Strength of Oropharyngeal Muscles in Patients with Dementia and Dysphagia
    Eun Kyu Ji, Hae Hyun Wang, Sung June Jung, Kyoung Bo Lee, Joon Sung Kim, Bo Young Hong, Tae-Woo Kim, Seong Hoon Lim
    Brain & Neurorehabilitation.2019;[Epub]     CrossRef
The Association Between Oxidative Stress and Depressive Symptom Scores in Elderly Population: A Repeated Panel Study
Changwoo Han, Youn-Hee Lim, Yun-Chul Hong
J Prev Med Public Health. 2016;49(5):260-274.   Published online August 23, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.16.029
  • 8,862 View
  • 210 Download
  • 12 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDFSupplementary Material
Objectives
Previous epidemiological studies about oxidative stress and depression are limited by hospital-based case-control design, single-time measurements of oxidative stress biomarkers, and the small number of study participants. Therefore, in this study, we analyzed the association between biomarker of oxidative stress and depressive symptom scores using repeatedly measured panel data from a community-dwelling elderly population.
Methods
From 2008 to 2010, a total of 478 elderly participants residing in Seoul, Korea, were evaluated three times. Participants underwent the Korean version of the Short Form Generic Depression Scale (SGDS-K) test for screening depression, and urinary malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were measured as an oxidative stress biomarker. We used a generalized estimating equation with a compound symmetry covariance structure to estimate the effects of oxidative stress on depressive symptom scores.
Results
A two-fold increase in urinary MDA concentration was significantly associated with a 33.88% (95% confidence interval [CI], 21.59% to 47.42%) increase in total SGDS-K scores. In subgroup analyses by gender, a two-fold increase in urinary MDA concentration was significantly associated with increased SGDS-K scores in both men and women (men: 30.88%; 95% CI, 10.24% to 55.37%; women: 34.77%; 95% CI, 20.09% to 51.25%). In bivariate analysis after an SGDS-K score ≥8 was defined as depression, the third and the fourth urinary MDA quartiles showed a significantly increased odds ratio(OR) of depression compared to the lowest urinary MDA quartile (third quartile OR, 6.51; 95% CI, 1.77 to 24.00; fourth quartile OR, 7.11; 95% CI, 1.99 to 25.42).
Conclusions
Our study suggests a significant association between oxidative stress and depressive symptoms in the elderly population.
Summary

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Curcumin Ameliorates Neurobehavioral Deficits in Ambient Dusty Particulate Matter-Exposure Rats: The Role of Oxidative Stress
    Sadegh Moradi Vastegani, Somayeh Hajipour, Alireza Sarkaki, Zahra Basir, Yaghoob Farbood, Kowsar Bavarsad, Seyed Esmaeil Khoshnam
    Neurochemical Research.2023; 48(6): 1798.     CrossRef
  • Evaluation of the Physical Health and Dietary Intake of the Low-Income Elderly with Impaired Mobility for the Design of a Health Meals-on-Wheels Intervention Program in Seoul
    Hyeja Chang, Junghyun Kim, Chaewon Park
    Journal of the Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition.2023; 52(7): 740.     CrossRef
  • Can tailored home-delivered meal services alleviate self-rated frailty of the low-income older adults in Korea?
    Junghyun Kim, Hyeja Chang
    Nutrition Research and Practice.2023; 17(5): 1007.     CrossRef
  • Exploring urinary biomarkers to assess oxidative DNA damage resulting from BTEX exposure in street children
    Ata Rafiee, Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit, Peter D. Sly, Hoda Amiri, Mohammad Hoseini
    Environmental Research.2022; 203: 111725.     CrossRef
  • Association of ambient air pollution with depressive and anxiety symptoms in pregnant women: A prospective cohort study
    Dirga Kumar Lamichhane, Dal-Young Jung, Yee-Jin Shin, Kyung-Sook Lee, So-Yeon Lee, Kangmo Ahn, Kyung Won Kim, Youn Ho Shin, Dong In Suh, Soo-Jong Hong, Hwan-Cheol Kim
    International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.2021; 237: 113823.     CrossRef
  • Effects of cholecalciferol on behavior and production of reactive oxygen species in female mice subjected to corticosterone-induced model of depression
    Suene Vanessa da Silva Souza, Priscila Batista da Rosa, Vivian Binder Neis, Júlia Dubois Moreira, Ana Lúcia S. Rodrigues, Morgana Moretti
    Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology.2020; 393(1): 111.     CrossRef
  • Air pollution is associated with depressive symptoms in elderly women with cognitive impairment
    Hicran Altuğ, Kateryna B. Fuks, Anke Hüls, Anne-Kathrin Mayer, Rachel Tham, Jean Krutmann, Tamara Schikowski
    Environment International.2020; 136: 105448.     CrossRef
  • Oxidative stress, antioxidant defense and depressive disorders: A systematic review of biochemical and molecular markers
    Maiza Lacerda Barbosa, Ag-Anne Pereira Melo de Meneses, Rai Pablo Sousa de Aguiar, João Marcelo de Castro e Sousa, Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo Cavalcante, Sharbel Weidner Maluf
    Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research.2020; 36: 65.     CrossRef
  • Changes in the concentrations of inflammatory and oxidative status biomediators (MIP-1 α, PMN elastase, MDA, and IL-12) in depressed patients with and without posttraumatic stress disorder
    Ewa A. Ogłodek
    Pharmacological Reports.2018; 70(1): 110.     CrossRef
  • Weight Status, Physical Activity, and Depression in Korean Older Adults
    Jinkyung Cho, Youngyun Jin, Hyunsik Kang
    Journal of Epidemiology.2018; 28(6): 292.     CrossRef
  • Elevated serum levels of malondialdehyde and cortisol are associated with major depressive disorder: A case-control study
    Md Rabiul Islam, Md Reazul Islam, Imtiaz Ahmed, Abdullah Al Moktadir, Zabun Nahar, Mohammad Safiqul Islam, Shelina Fatema Binte Shahid, Sheikh Nazrul Islam, Md Saiful Islam, Abul Hasnat
    SAGE Open Medicine.2018; 6: 205031211877395.     CrossRef
  • Conditional Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transactivator of Transcription Protein Expression Induces Depression-like Effects and Oxidative Stress
    Jay P. McLaughlin, Jason J. Paris, Dionyssios Mintzopoulos, Kristen A. Hymel, Jae K. Kim, Thomas J. Cirino, Timothy E. Gillis, Shainnel O. Eans, Gordana D. Vitaliano, Jessica M. Medina, Richard C. Krapf, Heather M. Stacy, Marc J. Kaufman
    Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.2017; 2(7): 599.     CrossRef
Low Systolic Blood Pressure and Mortality From All Causes and Vascular Diseases Among Older Middle-aged Men: Korean Veterans Health Study
Sang-Wook Yi, Heechoul Ohrr
J Prev Med Public Health. 2015;48(2):105-110.   Published online March 11, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.15.003
  • 8,081 View
  • 86 Download
  • 3 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDF
Objectives
Recently, low systolic blood pressure (SBP) was found to be associated with an increased risk of death from vascular diseases in a rural elderly population in Korea. However, evidence on the association between low SBP and vascular diseases is scarce. The aim of this study was to prospectively examine the association between low SBP and mortality from all causes and vascular diseases in older middle-aged Korean men.
Methods
From 2004 to 2010, 94 085 Korean Vietnam War veterans were followed-up for deaths. The adjusted hazard ratios (aHR) were calculated using the Cox proportional hazard model. A stratified analysis was conducted by age at enrollment. SBP was self-reported by a postal survey in 2004.
Results
Among the participants aged 60 and older, the lowest SBP (<90 mmHg) category had an elevated aHR for mortality from all causes (aHR, 1.9; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.2 to 3.1) and vascular diseases (International Classification of Disease, 10th revision, I00-I99; aHR, 3.2; 95% CI, 1.2 to 8.4) compared to those with an SBP of 100 to 119 mmHg. Those with an SBP below 80 mmHg (aHR, 4.5; 95% CI, 1.1 to 18.8) and those with an SBP of 80 to 89 mmHg (aHR, 3.1; 95% CI, 0.9 to 10.2) also had an increased risk of vascular mortality, compared to those with an SBP of 90 to 119 mmHg. This association was sustained when excluding the first two years of follow-up or preexisting vascular diseases. In men younger than 60 years, the association of low SBP was weaker than that in those aged 60 years or older.
Conclusions
Our findings suggest that low SBP (<90 mmHg) may increase vascular mortality in Korean men aged 60 years or older.
Summary

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Relationship between systolic blood pressure and all-cause mortality: a prospective study in a cohort of Chinese adults
    Chunsheng Li, Youren Chen, Qiongbing Zheng, Weiqiang Wu, Zhichao Chen, Lu Song, Shasha An, Zhifang Li, Shuohua Chen, S. L. Wu
    BMC Public Health.2018;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Baseline and longitudinal change in blood pressure and mortality in a Chinese cohort
    Jian-Bing Wang, Qiu-Chi Huang, Shu-Chang Hu, Pei-Wen Zheng, Peng Shen, Die Li, Huai-Chu Lu, Xiang Gao, Hong-Bo Lin, Kun Chen
    Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.2018; 72(12): 1083.     CrossRef
  • Low Systolic Blood Pressure and Vascular Mortality Among More Than 1 Million Korean Adults
    Sang-Wook Yi, Yejin Mok, Heechoul Ohrr, Jee-Jeon Yi, Young Duk Yun, Jihwan Park, Sun Ha Jee
    Circulation.2016; 133(24): 2381.     CrossRef
Factors That Affect Suicidal Attempt Risk Among Korean Elderly Adults: A Path Analysis
Junsoo Ro, Jongheon Park, Jinsuk Lee, Hyemin Jung
J Prev Med Public Health. 2015;48(1):28-37.   Published online January 14, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.14.030
  • 11,248 View
  • 158 Download
  • 4 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDF
Objectives
Among the Korean elderly (those 65 years of age and older), the suicide rate is 80.3/100 000 people, which is ten times higher than the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development average. Because South Korea is rapidly becoming an aging population, this high elderly suicidal rate will only get worse. Although the size of the elderly suicide problem is quite large, previous research in South Korea has surveyed restricted areas and not the entire country. Even though the factors that affect elderly suicide are complicated, there has been little research into these influencing factors. Thus, this research uses the national survey data (Community Health Survey) that was obtained in 2009. Additionally, we analyze factors affecting elderly suicidal ideation and attempts as well as the paths of these effects.
Methods
Community Health Survey data obtained by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009 was used for this study. We additionally examined the factors that affect suicide with chi-squared tests, t-tests, Pearson’s correlation test, and path analysis.
Results
Depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation are the only factors that directly affect suicidal attempts. Demographic, behavioral, and physical activity factors have indirect effects on suicidal attempts.
Conclusions
Depression has the strongest influence on suicidal ideation and attempts. Demographic, behavioral, and physical activity factors affect suicidal attempts mostly through depressive symptoms. In addition, there is a path that suggests that demographic, behavioral, and physical activity factors affect suicidal attempts not through depression symptoms but only through suicidal ideation. This means that the elderly who do not have depression symptoms attempt suicide according to their own situations and characteristics.
Summary

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Socioeconomic factors associated with suicidal behaviors in South Korea: systematic review on the current state of evidence
    Nicolas Raschke, Amir Mohsenpour, Leona Aschentrup, Florian Fischer, Kamil J. Wrona
    BMC Public Health.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Suicidal Behavior Among Elderly Inpatients: its Relation to Functional Disability and Pain
    Suzaily Wahab, Tien Yong Chua, Rosdinom Razali, Zanariah Mat Saher, Iman Hakimi Zamzam, Mohamad Adam Bujang
    Psychology Research and Behavior Management.2022; Volume 15: 737.     CrossRef
  • Parks and green areas and the risk for depression and suicidal indicators
    Kyoung-bok Min, Hyun-Jin Kim, Hye-Jin Kim, Jin-young Min
    International Journal of Public Health.2017; 62(6): 647.     CrossRef
  • Prevalence and Predictive Factors of Depression in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in South Korea
    Jae Soon Yoo, Sun Ju Chang, Hyun Sook Kim
    Research and Theory for Nursing Practice.2016; 30(3): 200.     CrossRef
Levothyroxine Dose and Fracture Risk According to the Osteoporosis Status in Elderly Women
Young-Jin Ko, Ji Young Kim, Joongyub Lee, Hong-Ji Song, Ju-Young Kim, Nam-Kyong Choi, Byung-Joo Park
J Prev Med Public Health. 2014;47(1):36-46.   Published online January 29, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2014.47.1.36
  • 11,852 View
  • 170 Download
  • 22 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDF
Objectives

To evaluate the association between fracture risk and levothyroxine use in elderly women with hypothyroidism, according to previous osteoporosis history.

Methods

We conducted a cohort study from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service claims database from January 2005 to June 2006. The study population comprised women aged ≥65 years who had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and prescribed levothyroxine monotherapy. We excluded patients who met any of the following criteria: previous fracture history, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, or pituitary disorder; low levothyroxine adherence; or a follow-up period <90 days. We categorized the daily levothyroxine doses into 4 groups: ≤50 µg/d, 51 to 100 µg/d, 101 to 150 µg/d, and >150 µg/d. The hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated with the Cox proportional hazard model, and subgroup analyses were performed according to the osteoporosis history and osteoporosis-specific drug prescription status.

Results

Among 11 155 cohort participants, 35.6% had previous histories of osteoporosis. The adjusted HR of fracture for the >150 µg/d group, compared with the 51 to 100 µg/d group, was 1.56 (95% CI, 1.03 to 2.37) in osteoporosis subgroup. In the highly probable osteoporosis subgroup, restricted to patients who were concurrently prescribed osteoporosis-specific drugs, the adjusted HR of fracture for the >150 µg/d group, compared with the 51 to 100 µg/d group, was 1.93 (95% CI, 1.14 to 3.26).

Conclusions

While further studies are needed, physicians should be concerned about potential levothyroxine overtreatment in elderly osteoporosis patients.

Summary

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Evaluation and Management of Bone Health in Patients with Thyroid Diseases: A Position Statement of the Korean Thyroid Association
    A Ram Hong, Ho-Cheol Kang
    Endocrinology and Metabolism.2023; 38(2): 175.     CrossRef
  • Refractory Hypothyroidism: Unraveling the Complexities of Diagnosis and Management
    Juan Eduardo Quiroz-Aldave, Marcio José Concepción-Zavaleta, María del Carmen Durand-Vásquez, Luis Alberto Concepción-Urteaga, Elman Rolando Gamarra-Osorio, Jacsel Suárez-Rojas, Luciana del Pilar Rafael-Robles, José Paz-Ibarra, Alejandro Román-González
    Endocrine Practice.2023; 29(12): 1007.     CrossRef
  • Assessing the cardiovascular effects of levothyroxine use in an ageing United Kingdom population (ACEL-UK) protocol: a cohort and target trial emulation study
    Mia Holley, Salman Razvi, Rosie Dew, Ian Maxwell, Scott Wilkes
    Thyroid Research.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Understanding Worry About Risks Associated With Thyroid Hormone Therapy: A National Survey of Endocrinologists, Family Physicians, and Geriatricians
    Kimi Shah, David Reyes-Gastelum, Brittany L. Gay, Maria Papaleontiou
    Endocrine Practice.2022; 28(1): 25.     CrossRef
  • Evaluation and Management of Bone Health in Patients with Thyroid Diseases: a Position Statement from the Korean Thyroid Association
    A Ram Hong, Hwa Young Ahn, Bu Kyung Kim, Seong Hee Ahn, So Young Park, Min-Hee Kim, Jeongmin Lee, Sun Wook Cho, Ho-Cheol Kang
    International Journal of Thyroidology.2022; 15(1): 1.     CrossRef
  • Levothyroxine Therapy in Elderly Patients With Hypothyroidism
    Grigoris Effraimidis, Torquil Watt, Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen
    Frontiers in Endocrinology.2021;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Systemic medicines taken by adult special care dental patients and implications for the management of their care
    Nicholas Ransford, Ben Marnell, Christine Randall, Clare Yates, Gillian Howie
    British Dental Journal.2021; 231(1): 33.     CrossRef
  • The Influence of Thyroid Pathology on Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk: A Review
    Dragos Apostu, Ondine Lucaciu, Daniel Oltean-Dan, Alexandru-Dorin Mureșan, Cristina Moisescu-Pop, Andrei Maxim, Horea Benea
    Diagnostics.2020; 10(3): 149.     CrossRef
  • Comparison of the efficacy between once-monthly oral ibandronate and risedronate among Korean women with osteoporosis: a nationwide population-based study
    Dong Ryul Lee, Jungun Lee
    Osteoporosis International.2019; 30(3): 659.     CrossRef
  • The effect of thyroid functions on osteopenia of prematurity in preterm infants
    Ufuk Çakır, Cuneyt Tayman
    Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism.2019; 32(1): 65.     CrossRef
  • Understanding hypothyroidism in Unani medicine
    Md. Anzar Alam, Mohd Aleemuddin Quamri, Ghulamuddin Sofi, Barkati Md. Tarique
    Journal of Integrative Medicine.2019; 17(6): 387.     CrossRef
  • Team Approach: Multidisciplinary Treatment of Hip Fractures in Elderly Patients
    Wender Figved, Marius Myrstad, Ingvild Saltvedt, Merete Finjarn, Liv Marie Flaten Odland, Frede Frihagen
    JBJS Reviews.2019; 7(6): e6.     CrossRef
  • Effect of sodium levothyroxine on histomorphometry, histopathology, histochemistry, and immunohistochemistry of articular cartilage in female mice
    Simin Fazelipour, Minoo Shafii, Mahsa Hadipour Jahromi, Zahra Tootian, Mohammad Taghi Sheibani, Hassan Morovvati, Marzieh Minaei, Anahita Shahriari, Pooneh Koochaki, Safora Karimi
    Comparative Clinical Pathology.2018; 27(1): 45.     CrossRef
  • High Prevalence of Radiological Vertebral Fractures in Women on Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone–Suppressive Therapy for Thyroid Carcinoma
    Gherardo Mazziotti, Anna Maria Formenti, Stefano Frara, Roberto Olivetti, Giuseppe Banfi, Maurizio Memo, Roberto Maroldi, Raffaele Giubbini, Andrea Giustina
    The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.2018; 103(3): 956.     CrossRef
  • Subclinical thyrotoxicosis and bone
    M. Doga, A.M. Formenti, S. Frara, M. Memo, A. Giustina, G. Mazziotti
    Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Researc.2018;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Effects of Abnormal Thyroid Function Status to Bone Metabolism
    Hwa Young Ahn
    International Journal of Thyroidology.2018; 11(1): 21.     CrossRef
  • RETRACTED ARTICLE: The relationship between subclinical thyroid dysfunction and the risk of fracture or low bone mineral density: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies
    Ruifei Yang, Liang Yao, Yuan Fang, Jing Sun, Tiankang Guo, Kehu Yang, Limin Tian
    Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism.2018; 36(2): 209.     CrossRef
  • MANAGEMENT OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE: l-Thyroxine replacement therapy in the frail elderly: a challenge in clinical practice
    R M Ruggeri, F Trimarchi, B Biondi
    European Journal of Endocrinology.2017; 177(4): R199.     CrossRef
  • THE IMPACT OF AGE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPOTHYROIDISM: RESULTS OF A NATIONWIDE SURVEY
    Maria Papaleontiou, Brittany L. Gay, Nazanene H. Esfandiari, Sarah T. Hawley, Megan R. Haymart
    Endocrine Practice.2016; 22(6): 708.     CrossRef
  • TSH Suppression after Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Surgery and Osteoporosis
    Kyoung Sik Park
    Korean Journal of Endocrine Surgery.2016; 16(1): 1.     CrossRef
  • TSH Suppression after Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Surgery and Osteoporosis
    Kyoung Sik Park
    Korean Journal of Endocrine Surgery.2016; 16(1): 1.     CrossRef
  • Role of Thyroid Hormones in Skeletal Development and Bone Maintenance
    J. H. Duncan Bassett, Graham R. Williams
    Endocrine Reviews.2016; 37(2): 135.     CrossRef

JPMPH : Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health