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The epidemiology of aging

Author: Anne B Newman; Jane A Cauley
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The average age of the world's population is increasing at an unprecedented rate and this increase is changing the world. This 'silver tsunami' emphasizes the need to provide advanced training in epidemiology and increase the cadre of experts in the study of aging. This book is designed to summarize unique methodological issues relevant to the study of aging, biomarkers of aging and the biology/physiology of aging  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne B Newman; Jane A Cauley
ISBN: 9400750617 9789400750616
OCLC Number: 830937893
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 12 mars 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique (610 p.)) fichiers PDF.
Contents: Section 1 Methods --
1 The Demography of Aging --
2 Conducting Case-Control and Cohort Studies in Older Adults --
3 Study Design: Randomized Controlled Trials.- 4 Target populations, recruitment, retention, and optimal testing methods: Methodological issues for studies in the epidemiology of aging --
5 Nursing Home Research --
6 Use of proxies and informants --
7 Assessing Functional Status and Disability in Epidemiologic Studies --
8 Comorbidity and Multimorbidity --
9 Measurement of Social Factors in Aging Research --
10 Lifecourse Epidemiology and Aging --
11 Using Epidemiology to Inform Community Health Programs and Policy --
Section 2 Aging, Geriatric Syndromes and Common Conditions --
12 Understanding the aging process using epidemiologic approaches --
13 Genetics of Human Longevity and Healthy Aging --
14 Aging, Infection and Immunity --
15 Nutritional Epidemiology in Aging --
16 Body composition and aging --
17 Epidemiology of Falls and Mobility Disorders --
18 Medication Use in Older Adults --
19 Visual Impairment --
20 Age-Related Hearing Loss --
21 Oral Health and the Epidemiology of Oral Disease in Older Adults --
22 Epidemiology of Cancer and Aging --
23 The Epidemiology of Coronary Artery Disease in Older Adults --
24 Asthma and COPD --
25 The Impact of Diabetes in Older Adults --
26 The Pre-Diabetic, Insulin-Resistant State --
27 Chronic Kidney Disease --
28 Osteoporosis --
29 Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis --
30 Stroke Epidemiology and Prevention --
31 Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease --
32 Depression and other common mental health disorders in old age. .
Responsibility: Anne B. Newman, Jane A. Cauley, editors.
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With contributions from leading experts in a number of discrete fields, this comprehensive review of the epidemiology of aging includes coverage of methodological issues, the biomarkers of aging,  Read more...

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