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Gait Disorders in the Elderly

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This educational modules teaches learners how to recognize normal patterns of gait in the elderly and discuss various geriatric gait disorders.  There is a quiz at the end of the module.

Educational objectives: 

After reviewing the module, learners should be able to:

1) observe and assess gait disorders in the elderly.

2) classify and describe gait disorders in the elderly.

3) know when to refer for more specialized care.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Authors:  Richard B. Dewey, Jr., MD; Shilpa Chitnis, MD; Cherian Abraham Karunapuzha, MD

Geriatrician: Amit Shah, MD

Medical Illustrator: Lindsay Oksenberg, MA

Date posted: 
Wed, 12/10/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 12/10/2014
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Suggested Citation:
Gait Disorders in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/402

Evaluation and Management of Late Life Psychosis

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This self-directed, web-based, interactive educational module addresses the evaluation and management of psychosis in older adults.

Educational objectives: 

After reviewing this module, learners should be able to:

1) list examples of psychotic symptoms.

2) describe the steps involved in performing a diagnostic work-up.

3) summarize treatment principles.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Author:  Mary Camp, MD

Geriarician:  Amit Shah, MD

Medical Illustrator:  Lindsay Oksenberg, MA

Date posted: 
Tue, 01/20/2015
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/20/2015
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Suggested Citation:
Evaluation and Management of Late Life Psychosis. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/402

Cognitive Assessment in the Elderly

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This module demonstrates how to administer the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test (MoCA).  The MoCA was created to screen patients who present with mild cognitive complaints and who usually perform in the normal range on the Mini-Mental State Examination or MMSE.

Educational objectives: 

After reviewing the module, learners should be able:

  • to know when to utilize the MoCA to screen a patient.
  • to know how to perform and score the MoCA.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

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Author:  Mary Ellen Quiceno, MD

Geriatrician:  Belinda Vicioso, MD

Medical Illustrator: Lindsay Oksenberg, MA

Date posted: 
Tue, 12/02/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 12/02/2014
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Suggested Citation:
Cognitive Assessment in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/402

Degenerative Aortic Stenosis

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

The UT Southwestern SAGE Aortic Stenosis module is self-directed learning of degenerative aortic stenosis in the elderly. After completion of the program, medical students will have reviewed the disease, patient presentation, physical exam and treatment of aortic stenosis.

Educational objectives: 

After completion of the aortic stenosis module, learners will be able to describe:

  • anatomy and physiology of aortic stenosis
  • patient symptoms of aortic stenosis
  • diagnosis of aortic stenosis
  • treatment of aortic stenosis
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

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Author:  Melane Sulistio, MD

Geriatrician:  Kathryn Eubank, MD

Medical Illustrator: Lindsay Oksenberg, MA

Date posted: 
Tue, 12/02/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 12/02/2014
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Suggested Citation:
Degenerative Aortic Stenosis. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/402

Function In Sitting Test (FIST) Web-based Training

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

The Function In Sitting Test (FIST) was developed as a standardized measure of sitting balance. Multiple studies have linked sitting balance to improved function and activity, improved gait outcomes, and improved abilities to perform activities of daily living. Many patient populations have sitting balance deficits including those with neurologic dysfunction and the acutely ill. The FIST is a reliable and valid measure to capture sitting balance dysfunction and changes in sitting balance. This web-based training covers the psychometrics, administration, scoring, and documentation of the FIST.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this web-based training, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the known psychometric properties of the Function In Sitting Test.
  • Examine sitting balance and function using the Function In Sitting Test.
  • Document and evaluate patient gains and results from the Function In Sitting Test.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The documents are also available for download from the FIST website.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Cabanas-Valdés R, Bagur-Calafat C, CaballeroGómez FM, et al. Validation and reliability of the Spanish version of the Function in Sitting Test (S-FIST) to assess sitting balance in subacute post-stroke adult patients.Topics Stroke Rehabil, 2017; e-pub April 13, 2017. DOI:10.1080/10749357.2017.1316548 [View the abstract online]

Sung JH, Ousley CM, Shen S, Isaacs ZJK, Sosnoff JJ, Rice LA. Reliability and validity of the function in sitting test in nonambulatory individuals with multiple sclerosis. Int J Rehabil Res. 2016;39(4):308-312.[View the abstract online]

Gorman S, Harro C. Function In Sitting Test admission score predicts inpatient rehabilitation discharge destination.. Poster Presentation. IV STEP Conference, American Physical Therapy Association, Columbus, OH, July 17, 2016. [View the abstract online]  

Gorman SL, Harro C, Platko C, Greenwald C. Examining the Function In Sitting Test (FIST) for validity, responsiveness, and minimal clinically important difference. J Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014;95(12):2304–2311. [View the abstract on PubMed]

Ousley CM, Isaac ZJK, Wajda DA, Rice LA, Sosnoff JJ. Validation of seated postural control measures in persons with multiple sclerosis. (poster) 4th International Symposium of Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis. Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 10-11, 2014.

Gorman SL, Rivera M, McCarthy L. Reliability of the Function In Sitting Test (FIST). Rehabil Res Prac. 2014;Article ID 593280,http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/593280. [View the open access article here]

Mustille R, Petersen H, Abele J, et al. A pilot study of the FIST as a functional outcomes measure in a neurological acute care population (abstract). J Acute Care Phys Ther.2013;4(3):129-130. [View the abstract here]

Rideout D, Nordstrom TM, Lazaro RT. Case 6: Coccidioidomycosis meningitis. In: Jobst E, ed. Case Files in Physical Therapy (Neurological Rehabilitation). Boston, MA:McGraw-Hill; 2014.

Gorman SL, Harro C, Platko C. Validity and responsiveness of the Function In Sitting Test (FIST) in adults in inpatient rehabilitation: preliminary results (abstract). J Rehabil Med. 2013;6(Suppl 53):99. [View the conference proceedings open access]

Gorman SL. Case 1: Acute cerebrovascular accident. In: Jobst E, ed. Case Files in Physical Therapy (Acute Care). Boston, MA:McGraw-Hill; 2013.

Gorman SL, Radtka S, Melnick M, Abrams G, Byl NN.  Development and validation of the Function In Sitting Test (FIST) in adults with acute stroke. J Neuro Phys Ther. 2010:34(3);150-160. [View the abstract on PubMed]

Date posted: 
Tue, 09/11/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 03/15/2018
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Suggested Citation:
Function In Sitting Test (FIST) Web-based Training. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/402

Communicating with Geriatric Patients

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Increasingly, all physicians who care for adults will care for growing numbers of older patients. These patients will offer challenges such as medical complexity, functional impairment, and living environment challenges, which will have to be organized, assessed, and managed in a fairly brief period of time. Perhaps the most important skill for a physician to learn in this environment is to wait for the patient to tell their story in their own time. This module will introduce you to some of the basic skills in communicating with older patients and their caregivers in order to optimize their function, management of their medical conditions, and long-term health outcomes.

Educational objectives: 

At the conclusion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Overcome communication barriers such as sensory and cognitive impairments and pursue vague or downplayed symptoms.
  • Even if patients are cognitively impaired or debilitated, address patients and establish their preferences about decision-making, before addressing caregivers.
  • Ask patients directly about sensitive topics, such as end-of-life values, suicidality, abuse and neglect and driving impairment.
  • Even with cognitively impaired patients, encourage a culture of open decision-making that involves caregivers (with permission).
  • Assess stress levels in caregivers and help them reduce caregiver burden.
  • Welcome and value collaboration, and process conflicts with other health professionals when providing care to older patients.
Date posted: 
Wed, 02/16/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 11/30/2016
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Suggested Citation:
and . Communicating with Geriatric Patients. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/402
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