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measure of agreement

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

A single statistic used to summarize the agreement between the rankings or classifications of objects made by two or more observers. Examples are the coefficient of concordance, Cohen's...

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Policy challenges

Felicia A. Huppert and Kai Ruggeri.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Public Health. 10133 words.

Taking a whole-population perspective, the chapter argues that improved well-being is the most important outcome of policy. Despite growing awareness of its importance, accepting the...

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Trade and investment liberalization

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert.

in Health Equity in a Globalizing Era

March 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Epidemiology; Public Health. 11864 words.

One of the major drivers of contemporary global market integration is trade and investment liberalization. Disease risks and health opportunities have long travelled the same routes of...

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An Evidence-Based Comparison of Operational Criteria for the Presence of Sarcopenia

Thuy-Tien Dam, Katherine W. Peters, Maren Fragala, Peggy M. Cawthon, Tamara B. Harris, Robert McLean, Michelle Shardell, Dawn E. Alley, Anne Kenny, Luigi Ferrucci, Jack Guralnik, Douglas P. Kiel, Steve Kritchevsky, Maria T. Vassileva and Stephanie Studenski.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

May 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Public Health; Biological Sciences; Molecular and Cell Biology; Neuroscience. 4935 words.

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Several consensus groups have previously published operational criteria for sarcopenia, incorporating lean mass with strength and/or physical...

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Validation of New Measures of Disability and Functioning in the National Health and Aging Trends Study

Vicki A. Freedman, Judith D. Kasper, Jennifer C. Cornman, Emily M. Agree, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Vincent Mor, Brenda C. Spillman, Robert Wallace and Douglas A. Wolf.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

September 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Public Health; Biological Sciences; Molecular and Cell Biology; Neuroscience. 5403 words.

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Measurement gaps continue to hamper fuller understanding of late-life disability trends and dynamics. This article reports findings that validate...

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Measuring Fall Risk and Predicting Who Will Fall: Clinimetric Properties of Four Fall Risk Assessment Tools for Residential Aged Care

Anna L. Barker, Jennifer C. Nitz, Nancy L. Low Choy and Terry Haines.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

August 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Public Health; Biological Sciences; Molecular and Cell Biology; Neuroscience. 5176 words.

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The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to describe the clinimetric evaluation of four fall risk assessment tools (FRATs) recommended in...

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Validation of an Armband to Measure Daily Energy Expenditure in Older Adults

Dawn C. Mackey, Todd M. Manini, Dale A. Schoeller, Annemarie Koster, Nancy W. Glynn, Bret H. Goodpaster, Suzanne Satterfield, Anne B. Newman, Tamara B. Harris and Steven R. Cummings.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

October 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Public Health; Biological Sciences; Molecular and Cell Biology; Neuroscience. 3183 words.

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Objective methods to measure daily energy expenditure in studies of aging are needed. We sought to determine the accuracy of total energy...

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“Skeletal Muscle Function Deficit” in A Nationally Representative British Birth Cohort in Early Old Age

Rachel Cooper, David Bann, Elizabeth G. Wloch, Judith E. Adams and Diana Kuh.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

May 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Public Health; Biological Sciences; Molecular and Cell Biology; Neuroscience. 2568 words.

Background.

Recommendations for identifying age-related muscle dysfunction have recently been published. We aimed to compare definitions for clinically...

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