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  1. Study protocol

    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, Brian Lawlor, Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert and Stefan Schneider

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:75

    Published on: 22 March 2017

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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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    Association between routine laboratory tests and long-term mortality among acutely admitted older medical patients: a cohort study

    Older people have the highest incidence of acute medical admissions. Old age and acute hospital admissions are associated with a high risk of adverse health outcomes after discharge, such as reduced physical p...

    Henrik Hedegaard Klausen, Janne Petersen, Thomas Bandholm, Helle Gybel Juul-Larsen, Juliette Tavenier, Jesper Eugen-Olsen and Ove Andersen

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:62

    Published on: 1 March 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:67

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    Systematic pain assessment in nursing homes: a cluster-randomized trial using mixed-methods approach

    Chronic pain affects nursing home residents’ daily life. Pain assessment is central to adequate pain management. The overall aim was to investigate effects of a pain management intervention on nursing homes re...

    Anna-Greta Mamhidir, Britt-Marie Sjölund, Birgitta Fläckman, Anders Wimo, Anders Sköldunger and Maria Engström

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:61

    Published on: 28 February 2017

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    Effectiveness of a multicomponent exercise program in the attenuation of frailty in long-term nursing home residents: study protocol for a randomized clinical controlled trial

    There is increasing evidence suggesting that cognition and physical frailty interact within a cycle of decline associated with aging which has been called cognitive frailty. Exercise programs have demonstrated...

    Ana Rodriguez-Larrad, Haritz Arrieta, Chloe Rezola, Maider Kortajarena, Jose Javier Yanguas, Miren Iturburu, María Gil Susana and Jon Irazusta

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:60

    Published on: 23 February 2017

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    Assessing the predictive power of psychological empowerment and health literacy for older patients’ participation in health care: a cross-sectional population-based study

    Research has confirmed a positive link between patient involvement in decision-making and improvements in health outcomes. The objective of this study was to examine the roles of psychological empowerment and ...

    Gabriele Sak, Fabia Rothenfluh and Peter J. Schulz

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:59

    Published on: 20 February 2017

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    Gender perspectives on views and preferences of older people on exercise to prevent falls: a systematic mixed studies review

    To offer fall prevention exercise programs that attract older people of both sexes there is a need to understand both women’s and men’s views and preferences regarding these programs. This paper aims to system...

    Marlene Sandlund, Dawn A. Skelton, Petra Pohl, Christina Ahlgren, Anita Melander-Wikman and Lillemor Lundin-Olsson

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:58

    Published on: 17 February 2017

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    Effects and meanings of a person-centred and health-promoting intervention in home care services - a study protocol of a non-randomised controlled trial

    The literature indicates that current home care service are largely task oriented with limited focus on the involvement of the older people themselves, and studies show that lack of involvement might reduce ol...

    Karin Bölenius, Kristina Lämås, Per-Olof Sandman and David Edvardsson

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:57

    Published on: 16 February 2017

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    Tailored multifactorial intervention to improve dizziness symptoms and quality of life, balance and gait in dizziness sufferers aged over 50 years: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Dizziness is a frequently reported symptom in older people that can markedly impair quality of life. This manuscript presents the protocol for a randomised controlled trial, which has the main objective of det...

    Jasmine C. Menant, Americo A. Migliaccio, Cameron Hicks, Joanne Lo, Daniela Meinrath, Mayna Ratanapongleka, Jessica Turner, Daina L. Sturnieks, Kim Delbaere, Nickolai Titov, Catherine McVeigh, Jacqueline C. T. Close and Stephen R. Lord

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:56

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  21. Research Article

    Drug-based pain management for people with dementia after hip or pelvic fractures: a systematic review

    Studies indicate that people with dementia do not receive the same amount of analgesia after a hip or pelvic fracture compared to those without cognitive impairment. However, there is no systematic review that...

    Kai Moschinski, Silke Kuske, Silke Andrich, Astrid Stephan, Irmela Gnass, Erika Sirsch and Andrea Icks

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:54

    Published on: 14 February 2017

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