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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Association among activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living and health-related quality of life in elderly Yi ethnic minority

    The health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the elderly population of Yi ethnic minority, which is the seventh largest nationality in China, has been rarely reported. This study was designed to explore the H...

    Lingyun Ran, Xiaodong Jiang, Baogang Li, Hongqian Kong, Mengqi Du, Xiaolan Wang, Hua Yu and Qin Liu

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:74

    Published on: 22 March 2017

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    The effects of an extensive exercise programme on the progression of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Exercise interventions to prevent dementia and delay cognitive decline have gained considerable attention in recent years. Human and animal studies have demonstrated that regular physical activity targets brai...

    Kate E. Devenney, Marit L. Sanders, Brian Lawlor, Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert and Stefan Schneider

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:75

    Published on: 22 March 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:112

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    The effect of an interactive cycling training on cognitive functioning in older adults with mild dementia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    To date there is no cure or an effective disease-modifying drug to treat dementia. Available acetylcholine-esterase inhibiting drugs or memantine only produce small benefits on cognitive and behavioural functi...

    E. G. A. Karssemeijer, W. J. R. Bossers, J. A. Aaronson, R. P. C. Kessels and M. G. M. Olde Rikkert

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:73

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    The development and preliminary psychometric properties of two positive psychology outcome measures for people with dementia: the PPOM and the EID-Q

    Positive psychology research in dementia care has largely been confined to the qualitative literature because of the lack of robust outcome measures. The aim of this study was to develop positive psychology ou...

    Charlotte R. Stoner, Martin Orrell, Maria Long, Emese Csipke and Aimee Spector

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:72

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    External validation of the Vulnerable Elder’s Survey for predicting mortality and emergency admission in older community-dwelling people: a prospective cohort study

    Prospective external validation of the Vulnerable Elder’s Survey (VES-13) in primary care remains limited. The aim of this study is to externally validate the VES-13 in predicting mortality and emergency admis...

    Emma Wallace, Ronald McDowell, Kathleen Bennett, Tom Fahey and Susan M. Smith

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:69

    Published on: 20 March 2017

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    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

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    A multi-component cognitive behavioural intervention for the treatment of fear of falling after hip fracture (FIT-HIP): protocol of a randomised controlled trial

    Hip fracture is a common injury in the geriatric population. Despite surgical repair and subsequent rehabilitation programmes, functional recovery is often limited, particularly in individuals with multi-morbi...

    Maaike N. Scheffers-Barnhoorn, Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen, Romke van Balen, Jan H. M. Visschedijk, Wilbert B. van den Hout, Eve M. Dumas, Wilco P. Achterberg and Monica van Eijk

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:71

    Published on: 20 March 2017

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    Geriatric support in the emergency department: a national survey in Belgium

    Older people in the emergency department (ED) represent a growing population and increasing proportion of the workload in the ED. This study investigated the support for frail older people in the ED, by explor...

    Els Devriendt, Isabelle De Brauwer, Lies Vandersaenen, Pieter Heeren, Simon Conroy, Benoit Boland, Johan Flamaing, Marc Sabbe and Koen Milisen

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:68

    Published on: 16 March 2017

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    Is independence of older adults safe considering the risk of falls?

    Falls affect approx. 30% of elderly population per year. They cause major injuries and reduce independence of the older adults’ functioning.

    Dorota Talarska, Magdalena Strugała, Marlena Szewczyczak, Sławomir Tobis, Michał Michalak, Izabela Wróblewska and Katarzyna Wieczorowska – Tobis

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:66

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    Problem-solving in caregiver-counselling (PLiP Study): study protocol of a cluster randomized pragmatic trial

    Despite the positive evaluation of various caregiver interventions over the past 3 decades, only very few intervention protocols have been translated to delivery in service contexts. The purpose of this study ...

    Klaus Pfeiffer, Martin Hautzinger, Margarete Patak, Julia Grünwald, Clemens Becker and Diana Albrecht

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:64

    Published on: 6 March 2017

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