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Geriatric Medicine and GerontologyISSN: 2469-5858

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510128

The Experiences of Older Adults Labeled as a High Fall Risk: A Generic Qualitative Inquiry

Stacey Morningwake, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 30, 2022

Falling is a multifaceted phenomenon that greatly impacts older adults. Throughout fall research, the aspect of fall risk labeling has been unobserved. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of older adults given high fall risk labels. The focus of the study surrounded the research question, “What is the experience of older adults who have been labeled as a high fall risk?” Eight older adults aged 65-85 participated in this generic qualitative inquiry, with each participant given a high...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510127

Diabetic Foot and Geriatric Depression: A Report of Two Cases

Alan Saeed, Mohamed Adil Shah Khoodoruth, Zerak Al-Salihy and Widaad Nuzhah Chut-kai Khoodoruth

Article Type: Case Series | First Published: March 16, 2022

Research suggests that comorbid diabetes and depression is common. Diabetic foot ulcers and lower extremity amputation are unfortunately severe complications of diabetes which can have a serious negative impact on the quality of life in diabetics. Elderly may even have more significant impairment on their daily life because of chronic pain and immobility. A literature search on diabetic foot and geriatric depression showed that limited studies and case reports have addressed this issue. We repor...

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