Recent Submissions

  • An investigation of the incidence of falling and risk factors for falls in adults with advanced cancer 

    Stone, Carol (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2012)
    The principal aims of this doctoral investigation were to identify the incidence of falls and risk factors for falling in adults with advanced cancer.
  • Multiple medication use in the middle and older age population 

    Richardson, Kathryn Jane (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2013)
    Polypharmacy in the older population is increasingly common and can represent necessary preventative therapies or potential inappropriate prescribing and be a risk factor for falls. In addition, medications with anti-cholinergic ...
  • Investigation of apraxia of speech and linguistic dysprosody following acute ischaemic hemispheral stroke 

    Murphy, Sinéad M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2011)
    Apraxia of speech (AOS) is a disorder of motor speech programming. Affected patients typically have hesitant, groping speech with impaired prosody. Automatic speech is relatively well preserved compared to propositional ...
  • Autonomic function and depression in older adults 

    O'Regan, Margaret Claire (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2013)
    The principle aims of this doctoral investigation were to provide new insights into the relationship between depression and cardiovascular disease (CVD) by investigating the functioning of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) ...
  • Vasovagal Syncope in the older adult 

    O'Dwyer, Clodagh (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2013)
    Vasovagal Syncope (VVS) is a common form of neurally mediated syncope which affects at least one third of the population at least once in their lifetime. Commonly referred to as a “simple faint” and often described as ...

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