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  1. Study protocol

    Protocol for the Delirium and Cognitive Impact in Dementia (DECIDE) study: A nested prospective longitudinal cohort study

    Delirium is common, affecting at least 20% of older hospital inpatients. It is widely accepted that delirium is associated with dementia but the degree of causation within this relationship is unclear. Previou...

    Sarah J. Richardson, Daniel H.J. Davis, Blossom Stephan, Louise Robinson, Carol Brayne, Linda Barnes, Stuart Parker and Louise M. Allan

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:98

    Published on: 28 April 2017

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    Physical inactivity and self-reported depression among middle- and older-aged population in South Asia: World health survey

    With the increase in the understanding of the influence of various lifestyle factors such as sedentary behaviour and level of physical activity (PA) on physical and mental health, there has been a growing rese...

    Ghose Bishwajit, Daniel Peter O’Leary, Sharmistha Ghosh, Sanni Yaya, Tang Shangfeng and Zhanchun Feng

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:100

    Published on: 28 April 2017

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    Age and gender differences in the association between social participation and instrumental activities of daily living among community-dwelling elderly

    Although many studies have suggested social participation (SP) has beneficial effects on elderly people’s health, most of them failed to deal with paid work. Additionally, few studies have focused on the age e...

    Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani and Hiroshi Hosoi

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:99

    Published on: 28 April 2017

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    Setting-related influences on physical inactivity of older adults in residential care settings: a review

    Despite the detrimental effects of physical inactivity for older adults, especially aged residents of residential care settings may spend much time in inactive behavior. This may be partly due to their poorer ...

    Johanna G. Douma, Karin M. Volkers, Gwenda Engels, Marieke H. Sonneveld, Richard H.M. Goossens and Erik J.A. Scherder

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:97

    Published on: 28 April 2017

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    Validation of the short version of the 10/66 dementia diagnosis in multiethnic Asian older adults in Singapore

    To validate the short version of the 10/66 dementia diagnosis against the standard version of the 10/66 dementia diagnosis and clinical diagnosis and examine concurrent validity with the World Health Organisat...

    Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Louisa Picco, Boon Yiang Chua, Martin Prince, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:94

    Published on: 21 April 2017

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    The effectiveness of creating an online life story book on persons with early dementia and their informal caregivers: a protocol of a randomized controlled trial

    Dementia has a high burden for patients, informal caregivers and society. Given changes in care systems, more persons with dementia will live longer at home. However, living at home (with dementia) with a good...

    Teuntje R Elfrink, Sytse U Zuidema, Miriam Kunz and Gerben J Westerhof

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:95

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  7. Research Article

    Variation in GP decisions on antihypertensive treatment in oldest-old and frail individuals across 29 countries

    In oldest-old patients (>80), few trials showed efficacy of treating hypertension and they included mostly the healthiest elderly. The resulting lack of knowledge has led to inconsistent guidelines, mainly bas...

    Sven Streit, Marjolein Verschoor, Nicolas Rodondi, Daiana Bonfim, Robert A. Burman, Claire Collins, Gerasimovska Kitanovska Biljana, Sandra Gintere, Raquel Gómez Bravo, Kathryn Hoffmann, Claudia Iftode, Kasper L. Johansen, Ngaire Kerse, Tuomas H. Koskela, Sanda Kreitmayer Peštić, Donata Kurpas…

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:93

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  8. Research Article

    Interrater and test-retest reliability and validity of the Norwegian version of the BESTest and mini-BESTest in people with increased risk of falling

    The Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) was developed to assess underlying systems for balance control in order to be able to individually tailor rehabilitation interventions to people with balance disor...

    Charlotta Hamre, Pernille Botolfsen, Gro Gujord Tangen and Jorunn L. Helbostad

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:92

    Published on: 20 April 2017

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    Protocol for the home hazards removal program (HARP) study: a pragmatic, randomized clinical trial and implementation study

    Falls remain the leading cause of injury, long-term disability, premature institutionalization, and injury-related mortality in the older adult population. Home modifications, when delivered by occupational th...

    Susan Stark, Emily Somerville, Marian Keglovits, Jane Conte, Melody Li, Yi-Ling Hu and Yan Yan

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:90

    Published on: 20 April 2017

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    Evaluation of a technology-enhanced integrated care model for frail older persons: protocol of the SPEC study, a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial in nursing homes

    Limited evidence exists on the effectiveness of the chronic care model for people with multimorbidity. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an information and communication technology- (ICT-)enhanc...

    Hongsoo Kim, Yeon-Hwan Park, Young-il Jung, Hyoungshim Choi, Seyune Lee, Gi-Soo Kim, Dong-wook Yang, Myunghee Cho Paik and Tae-Jin Lee

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:88

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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    Perspectives of Frailty and Frailty Screening: Protocol for a Collaborative Knowledge Translation Approach and Qualitative Study of Stakeholder Understandings and Experiences

    Accompanying the unprecedented growth in the older adult population worldwide is an increase in the prevalence of frailty, an age-related clinical state of increased vulnerability to stressor events. This incr...

    Mandy M. Archibald, Rachel Ambagtsheer, Justin Beilby, Mellick J. Chehade, Tiffany K. Gill, Renuka Visvanathan and Alison L. Kitson

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:87

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  12. Research Article

    How to explore the needs of informal caregivers of individuals with cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease or related diseases? A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies

    This study aims to review the methodologies used to identify the needs, the existing needs assessment instruments and the main topics of needs explored among caregivers of patients with mild cognitive impairme...

    T. Novais, V. Dauphinot, P. Krolak-Salmon and C. Mouchoux

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:86

    Published on: 17 April 2017

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    Advance directives and power of attorney for health care in the oldest-old – results of the AgeQualiDe study

    Completion of advance directives (ADs) and power of attorney (POA) documents may protect a person’s autonomy in future health care situations when the individual lacks decisional capacity. As such situations b...

    Tobias Luck, Francisca S. Rodriguez, Birgitt Wiese, Carolin van der Leeden, Kathrin Heser, Horst Bickel, Jürgen in der Schmitten, Hans-Helmut Koenig, Siegfried Weyerer, Silke Mamone, Tina Mallon, Michael Wagner, Dagmar Weeg, Angela Fuchs, Christian Brettschneider, Jochen Werle…

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:85

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  14. Research Article

    Dancing in time: feasibility and acceptability of a contemporary dance programme to modify risk factors for falling in community dwelling older adults

    Falls are a common cause of injury in older adults, with the prevention of falls being a priority for public health departments around the world. This study investigated the feasibility, and impact of an 8 wee...

    Laura Britten, Christine Addington and Sarah Astill

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:83

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  15. Research Article

    Neighborhood walkability, physical activity, and walking for transportation: A cross-sectional study of older adults living on low income

    Walking, and in particular, outdoor walking, is the most common form of physical activity for older adults. To date, no study investigated the association between the neighborhood built environment and physica...

    Anna M. Chudyk, Heather A. McKay, Meghan Winters, Joanie Sims-Gould and Maureen C. Ashe

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:82

    Published on: 10 April 2017

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    A qualitative study protocol of ageing carers’ caregiving experiences and their planning for continuation of care for their immediate family members with intellectual disability

    Understanding the difficulties and needs of the family carers in taking care of a person with ID can facilitate the development of appropriate intervention programmes and services to strengthen their caring ca...

    Lisa Pau Le Low, Wai Tong Chien, Lai Wah Lam and Kayla Ka Yin Wong

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:81

    Published on: 7 April 2017

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    Comparison of the adaptive implementation and evaluation of the Meeting Centers Support Program for people with dementia and their family carers in Europe; study protocol of the MEETINGDEM project

    The MEETINGDEM study aims to implement and evaluate an innovative, inclusive, approach to supporting community dwelling people with mild to moderate dementia and their family carers, called the Meeting Centers...

    R. M. Dröes, F. J. M. Meiland, S. Evans, D. Brooker, E. Farina, D. Szcześniak, L. D. Van Mierlo, M. Orrell, J. Rymaszewska and R. Chattat

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:79

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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    A structure, process and outcome evaluation of the Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention model of care: a study protocol

    Emergency departments are chaotic environments in which complex, frail older persons living in the community and residential aged care facilities are sometimes subjected to prolonged emergency department lengt...

    Elizabeth Marsden, Andrea Taylor, Marianne Wallis, Alison Craswell, Marc Broadbent, Adrian Barnett, Kim-Huong Nguyen, Julia Crilly, Colleen Johnston and Amanda Glenwright

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:76

    Published on: 23 March 2017

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    Study protocol for the SOFIA project: Swallowing function, Oral health, and Food Intake in old Age: a descriptive study with a cluster randomized trial

    Extensive studies have shown that older people are negatively impacted by impaired eating and nutrition. The abilities to eat, enjoy food, and participate in social activities associated with meals are importa...

    Patricia Hägglund, Lena Olai, Katri Ståhlnacke, Mona Persenius, Mary Hägg, Maria Andersson, Susanne Koistinen and Eva Carlsson

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:78

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  20. Research Article

    Exergames versus self-regulated exercises with instruction leaflets to improve adherence during geriatric rehabilitation: a randomized controlled trial

    Improving mobility in elderly persons is a primary goal in geriatric rehabilitation. Self-regulated exercises with instruction leaflets are used to increase training volume but adherence is often low. Exergame...

    Peter Oesch, Jan Kool, Luis Fernandez-Luque, Ellen Brox, Gunn Evertsen, Anton Civit, Roger Hilfiker and Stefan Bachmann

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:77

    Published on: 23 March 2017

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