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J Aging Health. 2010 Aug;22(5):547-66. doi: 10.1177/0898264310363772. Epub 2010 May 21.

The 10 keys to healthy aging: findings from an innovative prevention program in the community.

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University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. newmana@edc.pitt.edu

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  • J Aging Health. 2011 Sep;23(6):1011.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To develop and evaluate a novel, comprehensive prevention program for older adults designed to assess and improve adherence to preventive health care goals.

METHOD:

In McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 389 men and women aged 65 and older were enrolled. We assessed adherence to 10 preventive health goals, provided education and counseling, and reevaluated after 12 months.

RESULTS:

At baseline, adherence varied. After 12 months, proportions of participants meeting goals were improved for several areas. Overall, improvements were seen for the proportion of participants meeting goals for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (+43%), blood pressure control in hypertensives (+17%), blood glucose control in diabetics (+50%), and colon cancer screening (+13%). Among those without prior vaccination, influenza vaccine increased by 25% and pneumonia vaccine by 20%.

DISCUSSION:

This comprehensive prevention program had short-term benefits for improving adherence to established prevention guidelines in older adults. This low-cost effective program could be disseminated nationwide.

PMID:
20495156
PMCID:
PMC4896138
DOI:
10.1177/0898264310363772
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