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  1. Research Article

    Positive and negative influences of social participation on physical and mental health among community-dwelling elderly aged 65–70 years: a cross-sectional study in Japan

    Although numerous investigations have indicated that social participation (SP) has positive effects on the health of older adults, there have been few studies on its negative health consequences. We examined t...

    Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani and Hiroshi Hosoi

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:111

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  2. Research Article

    Physical activity among hospitalized older adults – an observational study

    Low level of physical activity is common among hospitalized older adults and is associated with worse prognosis. The aim of this paper is to describe the pattern and level of physical activity in a group of ho...

    Sigurd Evensen, Olav Sletvold, Stian Lydersen and Kristin Taraldsen

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:110

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  3. Research Article

    Absolute and relative accelerometer thresholds for determining the association between physical activity and metabolic syndrome in the older adults: The Generation-100 study

    When assessing population adherence to physical activity (PA) recommendation using accelerometers, absolute intensity threshold definition is applied despite having limited validity in those with low cardiores...

    Nina Zisko, Javaid Nauman, Silvana Bucher Sandbakk, Nils Petter Aspvik, Øyvind Salvesen, Trude Carlsen, Hallgeir Viken, Jan Erik Ingebrigtsen, Ulrik Wisløff and Dorthe Stensvold

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:109

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Nutritional determinants of frailty in older adults: A systematic review

    Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that affects multiple domains of human functioning. A variety of problems contributes to the development of this syndrome; poor nutritional status is an important determinant of...

    Laura Lorenzo-López, Ana Maseda, Carmen de Labra, Laura Regueiro-Folgueira, José L. Rodríguez-Villamil and José C. Millán-Calenti

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:108

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  5. Research Article

    Can we predict functional decline in hospitalized older people admitted through the emergency department? Reanalysis of a predictive tool ten years after its conception

    In the Emergency Department (ED), early and rapid identification of older people at risk of adverse outcomes, who could best benefit from complex geriatric intervention, would avoid wasting time, especially in...

    Isabelle De Brauwer, Pascale Cornette, Benoît Boland, Franck Verschuren and William D’Hoore

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:105

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  6. Research Article

    Validation and psychometric properties of the commitment to hip protectors (C-HiP) index in long-term care providers of British Columbia, Canada: a cross-sectional survey

    If worn during a fall, hip protectors substantially reduce risk for hip fracture. However, a major barrier to their clinical efficacy is poor user adherence. In long-term care, adherence likely depends on how ...

    Alexandra M.B. Korall, Judith Godin, Fabio Feldman, Ian D. Cameron, Pet-Ming Leung, Joanie Sims-Gould and Stephen N. Robinovitch

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:103

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  7. Research Article

    The effects of low-repetition and light-load power training on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with sarcopenia: a pilot study

    Age-related reduction in bone mineral density (BMD) is generally accelerated in women after menopause, and could be even more pronounced in individuals with sarcopenia. Light-load power training with a low num...

    Kanako Hamaguchi, Toshiyuki Kurihara, Masahiro Fujimoto, Motoyuki Iemitsu, Koji Sato, Takafumi Hamaoka and Kiyoshi Sanada

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:102

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  8. 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

  9. Research Article

    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

  10. Research Article

    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

  11. Research Article

    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

  12. Research Article

    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

  13. Study protocol

    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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Study protocol

    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

  17. Study protocol

    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

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:106

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