Public health, nutrition and epidemiology

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This section considers all topics relating to general public health and epidemiology. Nutrition, nutritional supplements, disease rates/statistics, disease prevention, prediction. Health promotion.

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  1. Study protocol

    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

  2. Research article

    Expenditures of medicine use in hypertensive/diabetic elderly and physical activity and engagement in walking: cross secctional analysis of SABE Survey

    The literature shows the inverse association between physical activity level (PAL) and chronic diseases that have a significant burden over health care costs. However, in upper-middle income countries and in e...

    Denise Rodrigues Bueno, Maria de Fátima Nunes Marucci, Luis Alberto Gobbo, Manuela de Almeida-Roediger, Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte and Maria Lucia Lebrão

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:70

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  3. Research Article

    The prevalence and incidence of frailty in Pre-diabetic and diabetic community-dwelling older population: results from Beijing longitudinal study of aging II (BLSA-II)

    Various factors including cardio-metabolic disorders are found to be correlated with frailty. With the increase in age, older adults are likely to have elevated blood glucose level. In this study we intend to ...

    Jagadish Kumar Chhetri, Zheng Zheng, Xitong Xu, Cuihong Ma and Piu Chan

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:47

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  4. Research Article

    Racial and ethnic differences in smoking changes after chronic disease diagnosis among middle-aged and older adults in the United States

    Middle-aged and older Americans from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds are at risk for greater chronic disease morbidity than their white counterparts. Cigarette smoking increases the severity of ...

    Ana R. Quiñones, Corey L. Nagel, Jason T. Newsom, Nathalie Huguet, Paige Sheridan and Stephen M. Thielke

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:48

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  5. Research Article

    Oral Health and nutritional status in nursing home residents—results of an explorative cross-sectional pilot study

    This study was performed to assess oral and nutritional status of nursing home residents in a region of Lower Saxony, Germany. The aim was to show potential associations between oral status (dentate or edentul...

    Dirk Ziebolz, Christine Werner, Gerhard Schmalz, Ina Nitschke, Rainer Haak, Rainer F. Mausberg and Jean-François Chenot

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:39

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  6. Research Article

    Long-term mortality in older patients discharged after acute decompensated heart failure: a prospective cohort study

    Data are available on short- and intermediate-term mortality rates after discharge for acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF). However, few studies specifically addressed ADHF outcomes in patients aged 75 ...

    Pierre-André Natella, Philippe Le Corvoisier, Elena Paillaud, Bertrand Renaud, Isabelle Mahé, Jean-François Bergmann, Hervé Perchet, Dominique Mottier, Olivier Montagne and Sylvie Bastuji-Garin

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:34

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  7. Research Article

    The temporal impact of aging on the burden of herpes zoster

    The risk of Herpes Zoster (HZ) increases with age and various studies have also demonstrated an increasing HZ incidence globally. Simultaneously, the global trend of an aging population has placed a greater bu...

    Lijoy Varghese, Baudouin Standaert, Antonio Olivieri and Desmond Curran

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:30

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  8. Research Article

    Translation of a tailored nutrition and resistance exercise intervention for elderly people to a real-life setting: adaptation process and pilot study

    Combining increased dietary protein intake and resistance exercise training for elderly people is a promising strategy to prevent or counteract the loss of muscle mass and decrease the risk of disabilities. Us...

    Ellen JI. van Dongen, Joanne N. Leerlooijer, Jan M. Steijns, Michael Tieland, Lisette CPGM. de Groot and Annemien Haveman-Nies

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:25

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  9. Research Article

    Diabetes mellitus medication use and catastrophic healthcare expenditure among adults aged 50+ years in China and India: results from the WHO study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)

    Expenditure on medications for highly prevalent chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus (DM) can result in financial impoverishment. People in developing countries and in low socioeconomic status groups a...

    Shingai Douglas Gwatidzo and Jennifer Stewart Williams

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:14

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  10. Study protocol

    Age Nutrition Chirurgie (ANC) study: impact of a geriatric intervention on the screening and management of undernutrition in elderly patients operated on for colon cancer, a stepped wedge controlled trial

    Undernutrition prior to major abdominal surgery is frequent and increases morbidity and mortality, especially in older patients. The management of undernutrition reduces postoperative complications. Nutritiona...

    Marine Dupuis, Elisabetta Kuczewski, Laurent Villeneuve, Sylvie Bin-Dorel, Max Haine, Claire Falandry, Thomas Gilbert, Guillaume Passot, Olivier Glehen and Marc Bonnefoy

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:10

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  11. Research Article

    Performance of Edmonton Frail Scale on frailty assessment: its association with multi-dimensional geriatric conditions assessed with specific screening tools

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS) on frailty assessment in association with multi-dimensional conditions assessed with specific screening tools and to explore ...

    Simone Perna, Matthew D’Arcy Francis, Chiara Bologna, Francesca Moncaglieri, Antonella Riva, Paolo Morazzoni, Pietro Allegrini, Antonio Isu, Beatrice Vigo, Fabio Guerriero and Mariangela Rondanelli

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:2

    Published on: 4 January 2017

  12. Research Article

    Estimation of prevalence of sarcopenia by using a new bioelectrical impedance analysis in Chinese community-dwelling elderly people

    The aim of the present study was to validate the usefulness of the new octapolar multifrequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for assessment of appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) by comparing it ...

    Hui Wang, Shan Hai, Li Cao, Jianghua Zhou, Ping Liu and Bi-Rong Dong

    BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:216

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  13. Research article

    Reaching the Elderly: Understanding of health and preventive experiences for a tailored approach – Results of a qualitative study

    Often preventive measures are not accessed by the people who were intended to be reached. Programs for older adults may target men and women, older adults, advanced old age groups and/or chronically ill patien...

    Christiane Patzelt, Susanne Heim, Bernhilde Deitermann, Gudrun Theile, Christian Krauth, Eva Hummers-Pradier and Ulla Walter

    BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:210

    Published on: 8 December 2016

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