Randomized Clinical Trial Examines Facilitator-Led Interventions and Self-Administered Tools in Advance Care Planning Engagement
Patient engagement in advance care planning (ACP) is an important and yet challenging goal for clinicians. Several tradeoffs exist between facilitator-led ACP interventions and their required resources compared with self-administered tools.
Research helps seniors make informed decisions about risks, benefits of major surgery
Nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, according to an important new study that sheds much-needed light on the risks seniors face when having invasive procedures.Source: CNN Health
Perceived discrimination increased the risk of worse health outcomes after a heart attack
An analysis of more than 2,600 heart attack survivors, ages 55 years and younger, found that nearly 35% of them reported perceived discrimination in their everyday lives.Source: American Heart Association News
A Qualitative Study of "What Matters" to Older Adults in the Emergency Department
The "4Ms" model – What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility – is increasingly gaining attention in age-friendly health systems, yet a feasible approach to identifying what matters to older adults in the emergency department is lacking.Source: Medscape
Frailty, Dementia Raise Mortality Risk for Older Americans After Surgery
The findings have major implications for the way U.S. health care providers and policymakers think about major surgery in certain subgroups of older persons and how providers manage pre-operative and post-operative care for people who are age 65 and older.Source: YaleNews
Yale Study Support Suite (YES3) Exporter: Software Release for REDCap
The REDCap@Yale team has announced the availability of new software, YES3 Exporter, that extends the functionality of REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), a secure web application for building and managing surveys and databases online.
Pepper Center Awards Four Grants to Yale Faculty
The Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) awarded pilot and scholar awards to four Yale faculty members in July 2022. The mission of the OAIC, which was established in 1992, is to provide intellectual leadership and innovation for interdisciplinary and interdepartmental aging research that is directed at enhancing the independence of older persons.