Robert G Cumming

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Cluster randomised trial of a targeted multifactorial intervention to prevent falls among older people in hospital
    Robert G Cumming
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ 336:758-60. 2008
  2. pmc Determinants of male reproductive health disorders: the Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS)
    Carol A Holden
    Andrology Australia, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:96. 2010
  3. pmc Exercise intervention to prevent falls and enhance mobility in community dwellers after stroke: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Catherine M Dean
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    BMC Neurol 9:38. 2009
  4. pmc Prognosis of acute low back pain: design of a prospective inception cohort study
    Nicholas Henschke
    Back Pain Research Group, School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, PO Box 170 Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:54. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Adherence to occupational therapist recommendations for home modifications for falls prevention
    R G Cumming
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
    Am J Occup Ther 55:641-8. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepines and risk of hip fractures in older people: a review of the evidence
    Robert G Cumming
    School of Public Health and Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    CNS Drugs 17:825-37. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving vision to prevent falls in frail older people: a randomized trial
    Robert G Cumming
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:175-81. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Renal impairment and anaemia in a population-based study of older people
    R G Cumming
    School of Public Health and Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, University of Sydney, Concord Hospital C25, Concord, NSW 2139, Australia
    Intern Med J 34:20-3. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Intervention strategies and risk-factor modification for falls prevention. A review of recent intervention studies
    Robert G Cumming
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, Building A27, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Clin Geriatr Med 18:175-89. 2002
  10. doi request reprint The association of alanine transaminase with aging, frailty, and mortality
    David G Le Couteur
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord RG Hospital, University of Sydney, Hospital Road, Concord, NSW 2139, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:712-7. 2010

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  1. pmc Cluster randomised trial of a targeted multifactorial intervention to prevent falls among older people in hospital
    Robert G Cumming
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ 336:758-60. 2008
    ..To determine the efficacy of a targeted multifactorial falls prevention programme in elderly care wards with relatively short lengths of stay...
  2. pmc Determinants of male reproductive health disorders: the Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS)
    Carol A Holden
    Andrology Australia, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:96. 2010
    ....
  3. pmc Exercise intervention to prevent falls and enhance mobility in community dwellers after stroke: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Catherine M Dean
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    BMC Neurol 9:38. 2009
    ..This randomised controlled trial will investigate whether exercise can reduce fall rates and increase mobility and physical activity levels in stroke survivors...
  4. pmc Prognosis of acute low back pain: design of a prospective inception cohort study
    Nicholas Henschke
    Back Pain Research Group, School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, PO Box 170 Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:54. 2006
    ..A secondary aim is to identify factors that are associated with the prognosis of low back pain...
  5. ncbi request reprint Adherence to occupational therapist recommendations for home modifications for falls prevention
    R G Cumming
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
    Am J Occup Ther 55:641-8. 2001
    ..This study examined adherence to home modification recommendations made by an occupational therapist and attempted to identify predictors of adherence...
  6. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepines and risk of hip fractures in older people: a review of the evidence
    Robert G Cumming
    School of Public Health and Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    CNS Drugs 17:825-37. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving vision to prevent falls in frail older people: a randomized trial
    Robert G Cumming
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:175-81. 2007
    ..To determine the efficacy of vision and eye examinations, with subsequent treatment of vision problems, for preventing falls and fractures in frail older people...
  8. ncbi request reprint Renal impairment and anaemia in a population-based study of older people
    R G Cumming
    School of Public Health and Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, University of Sydney, Concord Hospital C25, Concord, NSW 2139, Australia
    Intern Med J 34:20-3. 2004
    ..Established renal failure is a known cause of anaemia. However, the association between more modest levels of renal impairment and anaemia is unclear...
  9. ncbi request reprint Intervention strategies and risk-factor modification for falls prevention. A review of recent intervention studies
    Robert G Cumming
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, Building A27, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Clin Geriatr Med 18:175-89. 2002
    ..Reducing the use of psychotropic medications does prevent falls, but the value of home modifications is still unclear...
  10. doi request reprint The association of alanine transaminase with aging, frailty, and mortality
    David G Le Couteur
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord RG Hospital, University of Sydney, Hospital Road, Concord, NSW 2139, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:712-7. 2010
    ..Low ALT activity is a predictor of reduced survival; however, this seems to be mediated by its association with frailty and increasing age. ALT has potential value as a novel biomarker of aging...
  11. doi request reprint Polypharmacy cutoff and outcomes: five or more medicines were used to identify community-dwelling older men at risk of different adverse outcomes
    Danijela Gnjidic
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, 11C Main Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:989-95. 2012
    ..This study aimed to determine an optimal discriminating number of concomitant medications associated with geriatric syndromes, functional outcomes, and mortality in community-dwelling older men...
  12. doi request reprint Prevalence of and screening for serious spinal pathology in patients presenting to primary care settings with acute low back pain
    Nicholas Henschke
    University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Arthritis Rheum 60:3072-80. 2009
    ..To determine the prevalence of serious pathology in patients presenting to primary care settings with acute low back pain, and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of recommended "red flag" screening questions...
  13. doi request reprint Ethnicity and falls in older men: low rate of falls in Italian-born men in Australia
    Fiona F Stanaway
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Edward Ford Building A27, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    Age Ageing 40:595-601. 2011
    ..past research suggests that fall rates in older persons may differ by ethnicity. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of falls between older male Italian-born immigrants and their Australian-born counterparts...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and treatment of osteoporosis in older Australian men: findings from the CHAMP study
    Kerrin Bleicher
    University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 193:387-91. 2010
    ..To determine the proportion of older Australian men who meet the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) criteria for osteoporosis treatment and are receiving effective treatment...
  15. doi request reprint Fracture risk assessment in frail older people using clinical risk factors
    Jian Sheng Chen
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, University of Sydney, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia
    Age Ageing 37:536-41. 2008
    ..this study aims to develop and evaluate a simple fracture risk index for use in frail older people...
  16. doi request reprint Associations between drug burden index and falls in older people in residential aged care
    Nicholas M Wilson
    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:875-80. 2011
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Risk factors for fracture following a fall among older people in residential care facilities in Australia
    Jian Sheng Chen
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2020-6. 2008
    ..To investigate which factors best predict whether a fall will result in a fracture...
  18. doi request reprint Risk factors for hip fracture among institutionalised older people
    Jian Sheng Chen
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia
    Age Ageing 38:429-34. 2009
    ..risk factors for hip fracture in community-dwelling individuals have been extensively studied, but there have been fewer studies of institutionalised older people...
  19. doi request reprint A simple tool predicted probability of falling after aged care inpatient rehabilitation
    Catherine Sherrington
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney NSW 2050, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:779-86. 2011
    ..To develop and internally validate a falls prediction tool for people being discharged from inpatient aged care rehabilitation...
  20. pmc Prognosis in patients with recent onset low back pain in Australian primary care: inception cohort study
    Nicholas Henschke
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ 337:a171. 2008
    ..To estimate the one year prognosis and identify prognostic factors in cases of recent onset low back pain managed in primary care...
  21. doi request reprint Pain, frailty and comorbidity on older men: the CHAMP study
    Fiona M Blyth
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, Concord, NSW, Australia
    Pain 140:224-30. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first study to explore specifically the relationship between pain and frailty...
  22. doi request reprint Associations between hearing impairment and mortality risk in older persons: the Blue Mountains Hearing Study
    Michael J Karpa
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 20:452-9. 2010
    ..To assess whether hearing loss predicts an increased risk of mortality...
  23. doi request reprint Back pain in older male Italian-born immigrants in Australia: the importance of socioeconomic factors
    Fiona F Stanaway
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Eur J Pain 15:70-6. 2011
    ..Multivariate analyses showed that differences in pain characteristics and effects between the two groups of men were explained by socioeconomic factors such as years of education and occupation history...
  24. doi request reprint Low-trauma fractures indicate increased risk of hip fracture in frail older people
    Jian Sheng Chen
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 26:428-33. 2011
    ..Accordingly, despite their advanced age, they are a high-priority target group to investigate interventions that might reduce the risk of hip fracture...
  25. doi request reprint Associations between frailty and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D concentrations in older Australian men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project
    Vasant Hirani
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2139, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:1112-21. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels and frailty and components of frailty in older Australian men...
  26. doi request reprint Effects of drug burden index on cognitive function in older men
    Danijela Gnjidic
    Departments of Clinical Pharmacology and Aged Care, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 32:273-7. 2012
    ..In this study of community-dwelling older men, DBI was not associated with limitations on objective cognitive performance measures or with a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or dementia...
  27. doi request reprint Serum uric acid is associated with bone health in older men: a cross-sectional population-based study
    Iraj Nabipour
    Bone Research Program, ANZAC Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 26:955-64. 2011
    ..51, 95% CI 0.29-0.89, pā€‰=ā€‰.018) fractures. In conclusion, higher serum UA levels are associated with higher BMD at all skeletal sites and with a lower prevalence of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in older men...
  28. pmc How fast does the Grim Reaper walk? Receiver operating characteristics curve analysis in healthy men aged 70 and over
    Fiona F Stanaway
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ 343:d7679. 2011
    ..To determine the speed at which the Grim Reaper (or Death) walks...
  29. doi request reprint Hip fracture causes excess mortality owing to cardiovascular and infectious disease in institutionalized older people: a prospective 5-year study
    Ian D Cameron
    Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 25:866-72. 2010
    ..002). Intensive medical supervision to reduce cardiovascular and infective complications should be provided for frail older people with recent hip fracture to reduce mortality...
  30. doi request reprint Smoking and the long-term incidence of cataract: the Blue Mountains Eye Study
    Jennifer S L Tan
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 15:155-61. 2008
    ..To assess the association between smoking and the long-term incidence of cataract and cataract surgery...
  31. doi request reprint A selection strategy was developed for fracture reduction programs in frail older people
    Jian Sheng Chen
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:679-85. 2010
    ....
  32. doi request reprint The role of fat and lean mass in bone loss in older men: findings from the CHAMP study
    Kerrin Bleicher
    University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Centre for Education and Research on Ageing CHAMP Project, Concord Hospital, NSW, Australia
    Bone 49:1299-305. 2011
    ..The aim of this longitudinal analysis was to clarify the relationship between hip BMD, hip BMC and whole body BMC with changes in fat and lean tissue mass in older men...
  33. ncbi request reprint Myopia and incident cataract and cataract surgery: the blue mountains eye study
    Christine Younan
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 43:3625-32. 2002
    ..To assess whether an association exists between myopia and incident cataract and cataract surgery in an older population-based cohort study...
  34. doi request reprint Urinary incontinence and quality of life among older community-dwelling Australian men: the CHAMP study
    Po Wan Kwong
    The George Institute for International Health, Level 10, King George V Building, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales 2050, Australia
    Age Ageing 39:349-54. 2010
    ..to describe the prevalence and impact on quality of life of urinary incontinence in a population-based cohort of older community-dwelling Australian men...
  35. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms in older male Italian immigrants in Australia: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project
    Fiona F Stanaway
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 192:158-62. 2010
    ..To describe the prevalence of depressive symptoms in older male Italian-born Australian immigrants...
  36. pmc Drug Burden Index and physical function in older Australian men
    Danijela Gnjidic
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Aged Care, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 68:97-105. 2009
    ..The Drug Burden Index is a measure of total exposure to anticholinergic and sedative medications that incorporates the principles of dose-response and maximal effect...
  37. pmc Estimation of lean body weight in older community-dwelling men
    Sarah J Mitchell
    Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 69:118-27. 2010
    ..Further studies to determine whether the LBW equation is a clinically useful substitute for weight when determining drug dose in older people appear warranted...
  38. pmc Integration of balance and strength training into daily life activity to reduce rate of falls in older people (the LiFE study): randomised parallel trial
    Lindy Clemson
    Ageing, Work, and Health Research Unit and the Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, 2141 New South Wales, Australia
    BMJ 345:e4547. 2012
    ..To determine whether a lifestyle integrated approach to balance and strength training is effective in reducing the rate of falls in older, high risk people living at home...
  39. ncbi request reprint Hypovitaminosis D and parathyroid hormone response in the elderly: effects on bone turnover and mortality
    Jian Sheng Chen
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 68:290-8. 2008
    ..To investigate whether absence of secondary hyperparathyroidism in the presence of hypovitaminosis D has altered bone turnover, fracture risk and mortality...
  40. doi request reprint Prevalence and neurodegenerative or other associations with olfactory impairment in an older community
    Michael J Karpa
    University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Aging Health 22:154-68. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence of olfactory impairment and its associations with neurodegenerative and other conditions in older adults...
  41. ncbi request reprint High bone turnover is an independent predictor of mortality in the frail elderly
    Philip N Sambrook
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 21:549-55. 2006
    ..In a prospective study of 1112 frail subjects (79% female; mean age, 86 years), high bone turnover was an independent predictor of all-cause mortality. This association seemed to be mainly manifested in deaths from cardiovascular causes...
  42. ncbi request reprint Visual impairment, age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and long-term mortality: the Blue Mountains Eye Study
    Sudha Cugati
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Ophthalmol 125:917-24. 2007
    ..To assess the association of visual impairment, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), and cataract with long-term mortality...
  43. doi request reprint Exogenous oestrogen exposure, female reproductive factors and the long-term incidence of cataract: the Blue Mountains Eye Study
    Gowri L Kanthan
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Australia
    Acta Ophthalmol 88:773-8. 2010
    ..To assess the association between exogenous oestrogen exposure, female reproductive factors and the long-term incidence of cataract...
  44. doi request reprint Use of inhaled and oral corticosteroids and the long-term risk of cataract
    Jie Jin Wang
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmology 116:652-7. 2009
    ..Longitudinal associations between inhaled and oral corticosteroid use and 10-year incident cataract were examined...
  45. doi request reprint Predicting participation restriction in community-dwelling older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project
    Nicola Fairhall
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, PO Box M201 Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Age Ageing 43:31-7. 2014
    ..Our objective was to describe changes in participation in older men over a 2-year period and to identify baseline variables associated with participation and change in participation over the 2-year period...
  46. pmc The study design and methodology for the ARCHER study--adolescent rural cohort study of hormones, health, education, environments and relationships
    Katharine Steinbeck
    Academic Department of Adolescent Medicine, University of Sydney, at Children s Hospital, Westmead, Sydney NSW 2145, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 12:143. 2012
    ..This study has been designed to provide evidence on the relationship between reproductive hormones and the tempo of their rise to adult levels, and adolescent behaviour, health and wellbeing...
  47. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of HIV and chronic comorbidities among older adults
    Joel Negin
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    AIDS 26:S55-63. 2012
    ..This article describes the prevalence of HIV and chronic comorbidities among those aged 50 years and older in South Africa using nationally representative data...
  48. pmc Minimising disability and falls in older people through a post-hospital exercise program: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation
    Catherine Sherrington
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 9:8. 2009
    ..The cost-effectiveness of the exercise program from the health and community service provider's perspective will be established. In addition, predictors for adherence with the exercise program will be determined...
  49. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant nutrient intake and the long-term incidence of age-related cataract: the Blue Mountains Eye Study
    Ava Grace Tan
    Department of Ophthalmology, Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1899-905. 2008
    ..Oxidative stress has been implicated in cataractogenesis. Long-term intake of antioxidants may offer protection against cataract...
  50. ncbi request reprint Atypical antipsychotic medications and risk of falls in residents of aged care facilities
    Le T T Hien
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1290-5. 2005
    ..To determine whether use of atypical antipsychotics (olanzapine and risperidone) is associated with lower risk of falls than use of typical antipsychotics...
  51. doi request reprint Sunlight and health: attitudes of older people living in intermediate care facilities in southern Australia
    Seeta Durvasula
    Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Centre for Disability Studies, PO Box 6, Ryde NSW 1680, Australia
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 51:e94-9. 2010
    ..Improved physical access, more outdoor leisure activities and promotion of greater autonomy may improve safe and appropriate sunlight exposure in this population...
  52. doi request reprint Sedative load and functional outcomes in community-dwelling older Australian men: the CHAMP study
    Danijela Gnjidic
    Departments of Clinical Pharmacology and Aged Care, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, Concord, NSW, Australia Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Fundam Clin Pharmacol 28:10-9. 2014
    ..Higher sedative load was not associated with poorer physical performance or cognitive impairment in older Australian men. ..
  53. ncbi request reprint Prostate-specific antigen levels in men aged 70 years and over: findings from the CHAMP study
    Melisa J Litchfield
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital and University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 196:395-8. 2012
    ..To describe values of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in older men without diagnosed prostate cancer, categorised by age and country of birth, and to describe self-reported prostate cancer screening...
  54. ncbi request reprint Effect of age-related chronic immobility on markers of bone turnover
    Jian Sheng Chen
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 21:324-31. 2006
    ..In a cohort of 1064 frail elderly subjects, immobility was significantly associated with serum PINP but not serum CTx after adjusting for confounders. The effect of immobility may be more marked on bone formation than on bone resorption...
  55. ncbi request reprint Mobility-related disability three months after aged care rehabilitation can be predicted with a simple tool: an observational study
    Catherine Sherrington
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia
    J Physiother 56:121-7. 2010
    ..What is the prevalence of mobility-related disability 3 months after discharge from inpatient aged care rehabilitation? Can a clinical tool predict which individuals will experience mobility-related disability 3 months after discharge?..
  56. doi request reprint Subjective social support in older male Italian-born immigrants in Australia
    Fiona F Stanaway
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Edward Ford Building A27, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 26:205-20. 2011
    ..Italian-born men were more likely to report low subjective support despite the presence of several protective factors such as a greater number of local family supports and a high rate of home ownership...
  57. ncbi request reprint Iris color and incident cataract and cataract surgery: the Blue Mountains Eye Study
    Christine Younan
    Department of Ophthalmology, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Ophthalmol 134:273-4. 2002
    ..To assess whether an association exists between iris color and the incidence of cataract and cataract surgery...
  58. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of a community-based program for reducing the incidence of falls in the elderly: a randomized trial
    Lindy Clemson
    School of Occupation and Leisure Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1487-94. 2004
    ..To test whether Stepping On, a multifaceted community-based program using a small-group learning environment, is effective in reducing falls in at-risk people living at home...
  59. ncbi request reprint Calcium metabolism in the frail elderly
    Jane Zochling
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, University of Sydney, Australia
    Clin Rheumatol 24:576-82. 2005
    ..Vitamin D deficiency remains a significant public health problem in the institutionalized frail elderly. Currently available supplements are not adequate or utilized frequently enough to address this problem...
  60. doi request reprint Determinants of serum-induced SIRT1 expression in older men: the CHAMP study
    David G Le Couteur
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, University of Sydney, Hospital Road, Concord, NSW 2139, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:3-8. 2011
    ..Overall, there was no association between frailty and serum-induced SIRT1 expression; however, post hoc analysis suggested that there might be a paradoxical association between low serum-induced SIRT1 expression and robustness...
  61. ncbi request reprint Visual risk factors for hip fracture in older people
    Rebecca Q Ivers
    Institute for International Health, School of Public Health, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney, PO Box 576, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:356-63. 2003
    ..To determine the association between poor vision and risk of hip fracture in the Blue Mountains Eye Study...
  62. ncbi request reprint Differing risk factors for falls in nursing home and intermediate-care residents who can and cannot stand unaided
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1645-50. 2003
    ..To determine fall risk factors in nursing home and intermediate-care residents who can and cannot stand unaided...
  63. ncbi request reprint Associations between elevated intraocular pressure and glaucoma, use of glaucoma medications, and 5-year incident cataract: the Blue Mountains Eye Study
    Sujatha Chandrasekaran
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Westmead, Australia
    Ophthalmology 113:417-24. 2006
    ..To examine incident relationships between elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), open-angle glaucoma (OAG), and use of glaucoma medications with 5-year incident cataract...
  64. ncbi request reprint The consequences of falls in acute and subacute hospitals in Australia that cause proximal femoral fractures
    Geoffrey R Murray
    Rehabilitation Department, Southern Network, Southeastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:577-82. 2007
    ..To compare consequences for patients with proximal femoral fractures (PFFs) sustained in the hospital with patients who sustained PFFs in the community...
  65. ncbi request reprint Ten-year incidence and progression of age-related maculopathy: the blue Mountains Eye Study
    Jie Jin Wang
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmology 114:92-8. 2007
    ..To assess the 10-year incidence of age-related maculopathy (ARM) in an older Australian cohort...
  66. ncbi request reprint Caregiving in the presence of chronic pain
    Fiona M Blyth
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, Concord, NSW 2139, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:399-407. 2008
    ..Chronic pain sufferers and caregivers share the risk of higher levels of psychological distress and adverse effects on well-being. This study examined the joint impact of chronic pain and primary caregiving on older people...
  67. doi request reprint LiFE Pilot Study: A randomised trial of balance and strength training embedded in daily life activity to reduce falls in older adults
    Lindy Clemson
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Occup Ther J 57:42-50. 2010
    ..The Lifestyle approach to reducing Falls through Exercise (LiFE) involves embedding balance and lower limb strength training in habitual daily routines...
  68. doi request reprint Medication and falls: risk and optimization
    Nichola Boyle
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Building 18, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales 2139, Australia
    Clin Geriatr Med 26:583-605. 2010
    ..We critically appraise the evidence that specific classes of drugs, such as benzodiazepines and antidepressants, increase the risk of falling and that falls can be prevented through interventions that target medications...
  69. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy, reproductive factors, and the incidence of cataract and cataract surgery: the Blue Mountains Eye Study
    Christine Younan
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 155:997-1006. 2002
    ..009). These epidemiologic data provide some evidence that estrogen may play a protective role in reducing the incidence of age-related cataract and cataract surgery...
  70. doi request reprint Effective exercise for the prevention of falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Catherine Sherrington
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2234-43. 2008
    ..To determine the effects of exercise on falls prevention in older people and establish whether particular trial characteristics or components of exercise programs are associated with larger reductions in falls...
  71. ncbi request reprint Validating the Falls Behavioural (FaB) scale for older people: a Rasch analysis
    Lindy Clemson
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 30:498-06. 2008
    ..Rasch modelling was used to establish the validity and robustness of the Falls Behavioural (FaB) Scale for Older people...
  72. ncbi request reprint Prescribing in older people
    David G Le Couteur
    Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 33:777-81. 2004
    ..Prescribing medications to older people is difficult due to comorbidity, limited evidence for efficacy, increased risk of adverse drug reactions, polypharmacy, and altered pharmacokinetics...
  73. ncbi request reprint Variables determining perceived global health ranks: findings from a population-based study
    Jie Jin Wang
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and the Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 35:190-7. 2006
    ..To assess variables associated with different perceived global health ranks in an older population...
  74. pmc HIV infection in older adults in sub-Saharan Africa: extrapolating prevalence from existing data
    Joel Negin
    University of Sydney, School of Public Health, Edward Ford Building, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 88:847-53. 2010
    ..To quantify the number of cases and prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among older adults in sub-Saharan Africa...
  75. ncbi request reprint The development of an assessment to evaluate behavioral factors associated with falling
    Lindy Clemson
    School of Occupation and Leisure Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe 1825, Australia
    Am J Occup Ther 57:380-8. 2003
    ..It has potential to assist in goal setting for falls prevention and to evaluate behavioral outcomes of fall prevention programs...
  76. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of self-reported fractures in older people
    Rebecca Q Ivers
    Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box 576, Newtown NSW 2042, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:452-7. 2002
    ..4%). Self-report of major osteoporotic fractures is reasonably accurate but may be improved by obtaining more details about treatment...
  77. ncbi request reprint Pars plana vitrectomy for the management of retained lens material after cataract surgery
    Rohan Merani
    Sydney Eye Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia
    Am J Ophthalmol 144:364-70. 2007
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Growth and development during early manhood as determinants of prostate size in later life
    Tian N Zhuang
    Department of Andrology and Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2139, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:6055-63. 2005
    ..Age and androgens are key determinants of benign prostate hyperplasia, but the mechanisms remain unclear. We examine the relationship between androgens and total, central, and peripheral prostate volume with a focus on early life factors...
  79. doi request reprint High rates of AIDS-related mortality among older adults in rural Kenya
    Joel Negin
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:239-44. 2010
    ..To better understand this, we studied mortality due to AIDS in people aged 50 and older in an area of rural Kenya with high rates of HIV infection...
  80. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of tai chi for the prevention of falls: the Central Sydney tai chi trial
    Alexander Voukelatos
    Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1185-91. 2007
    ..To determine the effectiveness of a 16-week community-based tai chi program in reducing falls and improving balance in people aged 60 and older...
  81. ncbi request reprint Spinal and spinal cord injuries in horse riding: the New South Wales experience 1976-1996
    Justin P Roe
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatic Surgery, The Royal North Shore Hospital, The University of Sydney, Little Bay, New South Wales, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 73:331-4. 2003
    ..Other aims of the present study were to compare and contrast ASCI with vertebral column injuries (VCI) without neurological damage and to define appropriate safety measures in relation to spinal injury in horse-riding...
  82. doi request reprint Trichomonas vaginalis: underdiagnosis in urban Australia could facilitate re-emergence
    M Josephine Lusk
    Short Street Clinic, St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 86:227-30. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the true prevalence of TV in an Australian urban sexual health setting using sensitive molecular diagnostic techniques...
  83. ncbi request reprint Proxy assessment of health-related quality of life in the frail elderly
    Yih Yiow Sitoh
    Age Ageing 32:459-61. 2003
  84. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances and falls in older people
    Elizabeth Latimer Hill
    Center for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital and Universitiy of Sydney, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:62-6. 2007
    ..Sleep disturbances are common in older people and may contribute to risk of falling...
  85. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of fall risk screening tools for use in residential aged care facilities
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 189:193-6. 2008
    ..To develop screening tools for predicting falls in nursing home and intermediate-care hostel residents who can and cannot stand unaided...
  86. ncbi request reprint Is medication use associated with the incidence of early age-related maculopathy? Pooled findings from 3 continents
    Redmer van Leeuwen
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ophthalmology 111:1169-75. 2004
    ..To investigate whether there is an association between the use of medication and the incidence of early age-related maculopathy (ARM)...
  87. ncbi request reprint Visual impairment and nursing home placement in older Australians: the Blue Mountains Eye Study
    Jie Jin Wang
    Department of Ophthalmology, Save Sight Institute, The University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 10:3-13. 2003
    ..To assess whether visual impairment at baseline is an independent contributor to subsequent nursing home placement during a 6-year follow-up...
  88. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency is common in frail institutionalised older people in northern Sydney
    Philip N Sambrook
    Med J Aust 176:560. 2002
  89. ncbi request reprint Homonymous visual field defects and stroke in an older population
    Jagjit Singh Gilhotra
    Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, NSW, Australia
    Stroke 33:2417-20. 2002
    ..The objective of the present study was to describe the prevalence of homonymous visual field defects in a defined older urban population and associations with self-reported stroke...
  90. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord injuries in Australian footballers 1997-2002
    David J Carmody
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatic Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW
    Med J Aust 182:561-4. 2005
    ..To review acute spinal cord injuries (ASCIs) in all Australian codes of football (rugby union [RU], rugby league [RL], Australian Rules football [ARF] and soccer) for 1997-2002 and to compare data with those of a 1986-1996 survey...