Key references:

  • Yang Gao, Rónán O’Caoimh, Liam Healy, David M Kerins,  Joseph Eustace,  Gordon Guyatt, David Sammon, and D William Molloy. Effects of centrally acting ACE inhibitors on the rate of cognitive decline in dementia. BMJ Open. 2013; 3(7): e002881.   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703568/

CARTS:

  • O Caoimh R, Healy E, O Connell E, Molloy D.W. Stratification of the Risk of Adverse Outcomes for Irish, Community Dwelling, Older Adults: Use of a Risk Register. Irish Journal of Medical Science 2012, in press.

 

  • O Caoimh R, Healy E, O Connell E, Molloy D.W. The Community Assessment of Risk Tool, (CART):Investigation of Inter-Rater Reliability for a New Instrument measuring risk of Adverse Outcomes in Community Dwelling Older Adults. Irish Journal of Medical Science 2012, in press.

 

  • Molloy D W, Alemayehu E, Roberts R. Reliability of a standardized Mini-Mental State Examination compared with the traditional Mini-Mental State Examination. Am J Psychiatry 1991;148:102-5.

   Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1984692

 

  • Molloy D W, Standish T I M. A guide to the Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination. Int Psychogeriatrics 1997;9(S1):87-94.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9447431

 

  • O Caoimh R, Gao Y, McGlade C, Healy L, Gallagher P, Timmons S, Molloy D W. Comparison of the Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment (Qmci) screen and the SMMSE in Screening for Mild Cognitive Impairment. Age Ageing (2012); 41:624-629

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22610464

 

SENATOR:

  • Barry PJ, O’Keefe N, O’Connor KA, O’Mahony D. Inappropriate prescribing in the elderly: a comparison of the Beers criteria and the improved prescribing in the elderly tool (IPET) in acutely ill elderly hospitalized patients. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2006 Dec;31(6):617-26.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17176367

 

  • Gallagher P, Barry P, O’Mahony D. Inappropriate prescribing in the elderly. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2007 Apr;32(2):113-21.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17381661

 

  • O’Mahony D, Gallagher PF. Inappropriate prescribing in the older population: need for new criteria. Age Ageing. 2008 Mar;37(2):138-41.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18349010

 

  • Gallagher PF, O’Connor MN, O’Mahony D. Prevention of potentially inappropriate prescribing in late life using STOPP/START criteria: a randomized controlled trial (original article). Clin Pharmacol Ther (Nature) 2011; 89(6): 845-54.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21508941

 

  • Gallagher P and O’Mahony D. STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Persons’ potentially inappropriate Prescriptions): application to acutely ill elderly patients and comparison with Beers’ criteria. Age Ageing (2008) 37 (6): 673-679.

   Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18829684

 

  • Gallagher P, Ryan C, Byrne S, Kennedy J, O’Mahony D. STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Person’s Prescriptions) and START (Screening Tool to Alert doctors to Right Treatment). Consensus validation. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Feb;46(2):72-83.

   Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18218287?dopt=Abstract

 

  • Hamilton HJ, Gallagher PF, O’Mahony D. Inappropriate prescribing and adverse drug events in older people. BMC Geriatr. 2009 Jan 28;9:5.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19175914

 

  • Ryan C, O’Mahony D, Kennedy J, Weedle P, Barry P, Gallagher P, Byrne S. Appropriate prescribing in the elderly: an investigation of two screening tools, Beers criteria considering diagnosis and independent of diagnosis and improved prescribing in the elderly tool to identify inappropriate use of medicines in the elderly in primary care in Ireland. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2009 Aug;34(4):369-76.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19583669

 

  • Ryan C, O’Mahony D, Kennedy J, Weedle P, Byrne S. Potentially inappropriate prescribing in an Irish elderly population in primary care. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2009 Dec;68(6):936-47.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20002089

 

  • O’Mahony D, O’Connor M N. Pharmacotherapy at the end-of-life. Age Ageing (2011) 40 (4): 419-422.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21622981

 

  • O’Connor M N, Gallagher P, Byrne S, O’Mahony D. Adverse drug reactions in older patients during hospitalisation: are they predictable? Age Ageing (2012)doi: 10.1093/ageing/afs046.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22456465

 

  • O’Connor MN, Gallagher P, O’Mahony D. Drugs Aging. Inappropriate prescribing: criteria, detection and prevention. 2012 Jun 1;29(6):437-52.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22642779

 

ELLAN:

  • Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Weathers, E., et, al (2013) Nurses’ preferred end-of-life treatment choices in five countries. International Nursing Review published online: 8 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/inr.12024

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/inr.12024/abstract

 

  • Broderick, M. C & Coffey, A (2012) Person Centred Care in Nursing Documentation. International Journal of Older People Nursing doi: 10.1111/opn.12012

Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23216647

 

  • Cusack, S., Wills, T., Day, M.R. & Coffey, A (2012). Older people and laxative use: comparison between community and long-term care settings British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 21, Iss. 12, 26 Jun 2012, pp 711 – 717.

Abstract 

 

  • Coffey, A & McCarthy G (2012) Community supports used by older people following discharge. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17 (4):170-176

 

  • Coffey, A & McCarthy G (2012) Older people’s perception of their readiness for discharge and post discharge use of community support and services. International Journal of Older People Nursing doi:10.1111/j.1748-3743.2012.00316.

Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22309350

 

  • Coffey, A (2011) Older People with Dementia in the perioperative care environment: Key issues for perioperative nurses. British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing. 12 (3-4):45-49

Abstract

 

  • Fraher, A & Coffey, A (2011) Older people’s experiences of relocation to Long Term Care. Nursing Older People.23 (10):23-27.

http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/22256726

 

  • McCormack, B,McCarthy, G,Wright, J,Slater, P,Coffey, A (2009) ‘Development and Testing of the Context Assessment Index (CAI)’. Worldviews On Evidence-Based Nursing , 6 :27-35. PMID: 19207560

Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19207560

 

  • Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Wright, J and McCormack, B (2007) ‘Incontinence: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management in Two Rehabilitation Units for Older People’. World Views on Evidence Based Nursing , 4 (4):179-186. PMID: 18076461

Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18076461

 

  • Coffey, A. (2006) ‘Discharging Older People from hospital to home: what do we know?’ International Journal of Older People Nursing , 1 (3):141-150. PMID: 20925742

Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20925742

Let Me Decide:

  • Molloy, D.W., et al., Systematic implementation of an advance directive program in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 2000. 283(11): p. 1437-44.

    http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=192502

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10732933

 

Netwell:

  • Bond R., Carragher L. Cost-benefit analysis of integrated home care and supporting technologies for independent living: Utilizing the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation framework. Gerontechnology 2010; 9(2):198; doi:10.4017/gt.2010.09.02.231.00

   http://gerontechnology.info/index.php/journal/article/view/gt.2010.09.02.231.00

 

  • Carragher, L. and Bond, R (2007).  Falls among older people – the role of the environment – review of the literature for National Falls Prevention Strategy for Older People.  Dublin: Health Services Executive.

 

ELDERMET:

  • Claesson, M. J., S. Cusack, O. O’Sullivan, R. Greene-Diniz, H. de Weerd, E. Flannery, J. R. Marchesi, D. Falush, T. Dinan, G. F. Fitzgerald, C. Stanton, D. van Sinderen, M. O’Connor, N. Harnedy, K. O’Connor, C. Henry, D. O’Mahony, A. P. Fitzgerald, F. Shanahan, C. Twomey, C. Hill, R. P. Ross, and P. W. O’Toole. 2011. Composition, variability and temporal stability of the intestinal microbiota of the elderly. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 108 Suppl. 1:4586-91.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20571116

 

  • Rea, M., O. O’Sullivan, F. Shanahan, P.W. O’Toole, C Stanton, R. P. Ross, and C. Hill. 2012. Clostridium difficile carriage in elderly subjects and associated changes in the intestinal microbiota. J. Clin. Micro. 50:867-75.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22162545

 

  • Claesson MJ, Jeffery IB, Conde S, Power SE, O’Connor EM, Cusack S, Harris HM, Coakley M, Lakshminarayanan B, O’Sullivan O, Fitzgerald GF, Deane J, O’Connor M, Harnedy N, O’Connor K, O’Mahony D, van Sinderen D, Wallace M, Brennan L, Stanton C, Marchesi JR, Fitzgerald AP, Shanahan F, Hill C, Ross RP, O’Toole PW. Gut microbiota composition correlates with diet and health in the elderly.  Nature. 2012 Aug 9;488(7410):178-84. doi: 10.1038/nature11319.

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22797518>

 

  • O’Sullivan O, Coakley M, Lakshminarayanan B, Conde S, Claesson MJ, Cusack S, Fitzgerald AP, O’Toole PW, Stanton C, Ross RP; on behalf of the ELDERMET Consortium. Alterations in intestinal microbiota of elderly Irish subjects post-antibiotic therapy.  J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013 Jan;68(1):214-221. Epub 2012 Sep 4. PMID: 22949626

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22949626>

  • Lakshminarayanan B, Harris HM, Coakley M, O’Sullivan O, Stanton C, Pruteanu M, Shanahan F, O’Toole PW, Ross PR. Prevalence and characterisation of Clostridium perfringens from the faecal microbiota of elderly Irish subjects.  J Med Microbiol. 2012 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23222860

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23222860>

 

Health Literacy:

  • Marshall S, Sahm L, McCarthy S. Health literacy in Ireland: reading between the lines. Perspectives in Public Health 2012; 132: 31-38

    Pubmed:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22458150

 

  • Sahm L, Wolf M, Curtis L, Behan R, Brennan M, Gallwey H and McCarthy S. What’s in a label? An exploratory study of patient-centered drug instructions. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2012; 68: 777-782

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22127619

 

  • Sahm L, Wolf M, Curtis L, and McCarthy S. Prevalence of Limited Health Literacy among Irish Adults. Journal of Health Communication. 2012; 17: 100-108

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23030564

 

TeleWarfarin:

  • Ryan F., O’Shea S. and Byrne S., The ‘carry-over’ effects of patient self-testing: Positive effects on usual care management by an anticoagulation management service. Thrombosis Research, 2010; 126: 345-348. PMID: 20828796

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20828796

 

  • Ryan F., O’Shea S. and Byrne S., The reliability of point-of-care prothrombin time testing. A comparison of CoaguChek S and XS INR measurements with hospital laboratory monitoring. International Journal of Laboratory Haematology, 2010; 32 (1 Pt 1): 1-33. PMID: 19032373

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=19032373

 

  • Ryan F., Byrne S. and O’Shea S., Randomized Controlled Trial of Supervised Patient Self-Testing of Warfarin Therapy Using An Internet-Based Expert System. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 2009; 7 (8): 1284-1290.  PMID: 19496921

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=19496921

 

  •   Ryan F., Byrne S. and O’Shea S., Managing oral anticoagulation therapy:   improving clinical outcomes. A review. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and  Therapeutics, 2008; 33 (6): 581-590. PMID: 19138235

    Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=19138235

 

Trinity EngAGE:

  •  Cronin H, O’Regan C, Kearney P, Finucane C, Kenny RA. Health and Ageing: Development of the TILDA health assessment. Journal of American Geriatrics Society.  [In press].

 

  • Savva GM, Donoghue OA, Horgan F, O’Regan C, Cronin H, Kenny RA. Using Timed Up-and-Go to Identify Frail Members of the Older Population. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22987796.

Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22987796

 

  • Fan CW, Savva GM, Finucane C, Cronin H, O’Regan C, Kenny RA; Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Factors affecting continuous beat-to-beat orthostatic blood pressure response in community-dwelling older adults. Blood Press Monit. 2012 Aug;17(4):160-3. PubMed PMID: 22781633.

Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22781633

 

  • Kearney PM, Cronin H, O’Regan C, Kamiya Y, Savva GM, Whelan B, Kenny RA.Cohort Profile: the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. 2011. International Journal of Epidemiology.  40:877-84.

http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/4/877.long 

 

  • Gallagher D, O’Regan C, Savva GM, Cronin H, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA. Depression, anxiety and cardiovascular disease: Which symptoms are associated with increased risk in community dwelling older adults? J Affect Disord. 2012 Aug 1. [Epub aheadof print] PubMed PMID: 22858218.

Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22858218

 

  • Kearney PM, Cronin H, O’Regan C, Kamiya Y, Whelan BJ, Kenny RA. Comparison of centre and home-based health assessments: early experience from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Age Ageing. 2011 Jan;40(1):85-90. Epub 2010 Sep 24. PubMed PMID: 20870732.

Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20870732

 

Tyndall National Institute:

  • Michael Walsh, Mark Gaffney, John Barton, Brendan O’Flynn, Cian O’Mathuna, John Kellett A medical study on wireless inertial measurement technology as a tool for identifying patients at risk of death or imminent clinical deterioration Pervasive Health 2011, Dublin, Ireland, May 23-26, 2011