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  1. Increasingly, older Chinese adults from rural areas are moving to urban areas to live with their children who have already migrated to these areas. However, few studies have examined this pattern of migration ...

    Authors: Jinzhao Xie, Jing Liao, Jing Zhang and Jing Gu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:360

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  2. A questionnaire assessing awareness of positive and negative age-related changes (AARC gains and losses) was developed in the US and Germany. We validated the short form of the measure (AARC-10 SF) and the cog...

    Authors: Serena Sabatini, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Clive Ballard, Allyson Brothers, Roman Kaspar, Rachel Collins, Sarang Kim, Anne Corbett, Dag Aarsland, Adam Hampshire, Helen Brooker and Linda Clare

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:359

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  3. While sleep duration has been shown to be associated with health outcomes, few studies have been conducted among the oldest old. In addition, the impact of sleep duration on quality of dying is unknown. We aim...

    Authors: Chengbei Hou, Yinan Lin, Zachary Zimmer, Lap Ah. Tse and Xianghua Fang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:357

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  4. Social isolation is a key concern for immigrant older adults. We examined the effectiveness of a peer-based intervention in reducing loneliness, social isolation, and improving psychosocial well-being with a s...

    Authors: Daniel W. L. Lai, Jia Li, Xiaoting Ou and Celia Y. P. Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:356

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  5. For the elderly population living at home, the implementation of professional services tends to mitigate the effect of loss of autonomy and increases their quality of life. While helping in avoiding social iso...

    Authors: Anne-Laure Feral-Pierssens, Gustave Toury, Fatima Sehimi, Nicolas Peschanski, Saïd Laribi, Amélie Carpentier, Magali Kraif, Clément Carbonnier, François-Xavier Duchateau, Yonathan Freund and Philippe Juvin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:355

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  6. Singing is a multimodal activity that requires physical, cognitive and psychosocial performance, with benefits to various domains of well-being and health in older adults. In recent years, research has increas...

    Authors: Iolanda Costa Galinha, Manuel Farinha, Maria Luísa Lima and António Labisa Palmeira

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:354

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  7. Cognitive impairment and dementia following cerebrovascular disease are increasingly common in the UK. One potential strategy to prevent post-stroke cognitive decline is multimodal vascular risk factor managem...

    Authors: William J. Davison, Phyo K. Myint, Yoon K. Loke, Garth Ravenhill, David Turner, Chris Fox, Lee Shepstone and John F. Potter

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:353

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  8. Dysphagia is a common health care problem and poses significant risks including mortality and hospitalization. China has many unsolved long-term care problems, as it is a developing country with the largest ag...

    Authors: Shen Chen, Yan Cui, Yaping Ding, Changxian Sun, Ying Xing, Rong Zhou and Guohua Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:352

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  9. Some older persons develop a persistent death wish without being severely ill, often referred to as “completed life” or “tiredness of life”. In the Netherlands and Belgium, the question whether these persons s...

    Authors: Iris D. Hartog, Margot L. Zomers, Ghislaine J. M. W. van Thiel, Carlo Leget, Alfred P. E. Sachs, Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal, Vera van den Berg and Els van Wijngaarden

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:342

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  10. Although quality-of-care domains for home-based primary and palliative programs have been proposed, they have had limited testing in practice. Our aim was to evaluate the care provision in a community-based se...

    Authors: Christine E. Kistler, Matthew J. Van Dongen, Natalie C. Ernecoff, Timothy P. Daaleman and Laura C. Hanson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:351

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  11. Given the high prevalence of depressive symptoms amongst the elderly Chinese population and the significance of intergenerational contact in this demographic group, the purpose of this study was to examine the...

    Authors: Yaofei Xie, Mengdi Ma, Wenwen Wu, Yupeng Zhang, Yuting Zhang and Xiaodong Tan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:349

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  12. Elderly people frequently express the wish to die: this ranges from a simple wish for a natural death to a more explicit request for death. The frequency of the wish to die and its associated factors have not ...

    Authors: Marc-Antoine Bornet, Eve Rubli Truchard, Gérard Waeber, Peter Vollenweider, Mathieu Bernard, Laure Schmied and Pedro Marques-Vidal

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:348

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  13. Moving into a long-term care facility (LTCF) can reduce the ability for older adults to engage in meaningful roles and activities and the size of their social network. These changes and losses can lead them to...

    Authors: B. P. M. Chung, J. Olofsson, F. K. Y. Wong and M. Rämgård

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:347

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  14. Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) represents an increasing morbidity in the general population, but more so in the elderly cohort of patients. Despite this, the concept of its prevention through prospective ana...

    Authors: Mohammed Ibn-Mas’ud Danjuma, Hussam Almasri, Shaikha Alshokri, Fadi Khazahia Khir, Ashraf Elmalik, Naim Ghazi Battikh, Ibtihal Mahmoud Hassan Abdallah, Mohamed Elshafei, Haajra Fatima, Mouhand Faisal Hamad Mohamed, Yahya Maghoub, Tanweer Hussain, Ijaz Kamal, Zubair Anwer, Mubarak Ariyo Bidmos and Abdel-Naser Elzouki

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:346

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  15. Demographic changes are taking place in most industrialized countries. Geriatric patients are defined by the European Union of Medical Specialists as aged over 65 years and suffering from frailty and multi-mor...

    Authors: Nadine Morkisch, Luz D. Upegui-Arango, Maria I. Cardona, Dirk van den Heuvel, Martina Rimmele, Cornel Christian Sieber and Ellen Freiberger

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:345

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  16. Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:344

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    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:157

  17. Holistic care models emphasize management of comorbid conditions to improve patient-reported outcomes in treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). We investigated relations between multimorbidity, physical frailt...

    Authors: Hawa O. Abu, Jane Saczynski, Jordy Mehawej, Tenes Paul, Hamza Awad, Benita A. Bamgbade, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Mayra Tisminetzky, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg and David D. McManus

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:343

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  18. Antibiotic overprescribing for suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) in nursing homes (NHs) is common. Typical clinical scenarios in which antibiotics are inappropriately prescribed include response to nonsp...

    Authors: Jeanine J. S. Rutten, Laura W. van Buul, Martin Smalbrugge, Suzanne E. Geerlings, Debby L. Gerritsen, Stephanie Natsch, Philip D. Sloane, Ruth B. Veenhuizen, Johannes C. van der Wouden and Cees M. P. M. Hertogh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:341

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  19. Previous studies supporting discharged patients are hospital-based which admission criteria tend to include mainly those with complex needs and/or specific disease conditions. This study captured the service g...

    Authors: Arkers Kwan Ching WONG, Frances Kam Yuet WONG, Jenny Sau Chun NGAI, Shirley Yu Kan HUNG and Wah Chun LI

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:339

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  20. This study aims to analyse the current demand by senior citizens in Lanzhou, China for a combination of medical and elderly care services and to identify the factors influencing their needs.

    Authors: Jiancheng Wang, Yunhua Wang, Hui Cai, Juxia Zhang, Bei Pan, Guoxian Bao and Tiankang Guo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:338

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  21. The association between amyloid deposition and cognitive, behavioral and physical performance in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been poorly investigated, especially in olde...

    Authors: Fulvio Lauretani, Livia Ruffini, Maura Scarlattei and Marcello Maggio

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:337

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  22. Clinical guidelines for specific conditions fragment care provision for elders. The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) has developed a global standard set of outcome measures for ...

    Authors: Wei-Ju Lee, Li-Ning Peng, Chi-Hung Lin, Shinn-Zong Lin, Ching-Hui Loh, Sheng-Lun Kao, Tzu-Shing Hung, Chia-Yun Chang, Chun-Feng Huang, Ting-Ching Tang and Liang-Kung Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:335

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  23. Age alone is not a robust predictor of mortality in critically ill elderly patients. Chronic health status and functional status before admission could be better predictors. This study aimed to determine wheth...

    Authors: A. D’Andrea, D. Le Peillet, T. Fassier, V. Prendki, V. Trombert, J-L Reny and X. Roux

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:334

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  24. The lockdown imposed in the UK on the 23rd of March and associated public health measures of social distancing are likely to have had a great impact on care provision. The aim of this study was to explore the ...

    Authors: Clarissa Giebel, Kerry Hanna, Jacqueline Cannon, Ruth Eley, Hilary Tetlow, Anna Gaughan, Aravind Komuravelli, Justine Shenton, Carol Rogers, Sarah Butchard, Steve Callaghan, Stan Limbert, Manoj Rajagopal, Kym Ward, Lisa Shaw, Rosie Whittington…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:333

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  25. Although ‘frequent flyer’ hospital admissions represent barely 3 to 8% of the total patient population in a hospital, they are responsible for a disproportionately high percentage (12 to 28%) of all admissions...

    Authors: Miaolin Huang, Carolien van der Borght, Merel Leithaus, Johan Flamaing and Geert Goderis

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:332

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  26. Exercise improves glycemic control and functional capacity in elderly people with diabetes; however, its effect on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and medical resource use remains unclear. This study ai...

    Authors: Chien-Cheng Huang, Chien-Chin Hsu, Chong-Chi Chiu, Hung-Jung Lin, Jhi-Joung Wang and Shih-Feng Weng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:331

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  27. Dementia was identified as a priority area for the development of a Clinical Quality Registry (CQR) in Australia in 2016. The Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT) Registry is being established as part of the AD...

    Authors: Xiaoping Lin, Kasey Wallis, Stephanie A. Ward, Henry Brodaty, Perminder S. Sachdev, Sharon L. Naismith, Karolina Krysinska, John McNeil, Christopher C. Rowe and Susannah Ahern

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:330

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  28. Although previous large population studies showed elderly with poor self-rated health (SRH) to be at a high risk of functional disability in Western countries, there have been few studies in which the associat...

    Authors: Shuko Takahashi, Kozo Tanno, Yuki Yonekura, Masaki Ohsawa, Toru Kuribayashi, Yasuhiro Ishibashi, Shinichi Omama, Fumitaka Tanaka, Ryohei Sasaki, Megumi Tsubota-Utsugi, Eri Takusari, Makoto Koshiyama, Toshiyuki Onoda, Kiyomi Sakata, Kazuyoshi Itai and Akira Okayama

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:328

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  29. Caring for people with dementia (PwD) is often challenging for caregiving relatives. Respite care (RC) is a commonly used short-term inpatient service. The provision of RC can serve as a link between home care...

    Authors: Steffen Heinrich, Caren Horstmannshoff and Bernhard Holle

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:326

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  30. Delirium is an extremely common hospital complication. No study to date has assessed whether a priori defined covariates; type of hospital setting and year of study publication, influence the relationship betw...

    Authors: May Zin Aung Thein, Jarett V. Pereira, Anita Nitchingham and Gideon A. Caplan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:325

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  31. A qualitative, interview-based study was embedded in a randomized intervention trial, the Older People Exercise and Nutrition (OPEN) study. Participants in the OPEN study were encouraged to conduct sessions of...

    Authors: Sofia Vikström, Helena K. Grönstedt, Tommy Cederholm, Erika Franzén, Åke Seiger, Gerd Faxén-Irving and Anne-Marie Boström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:324

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  32. Assessing self-rated health by preventive home visits of older people can provide information about the person’s well-being, quality of life and risk of developing illness. The aim of this study was to examine...

    Authors: Astrid Fjell, Seiger Cronfalk Berit, Monica Hermann, Arvid Rongve, Jörg Aßmus, Lars Kvinge, Åke Seiger, Knut Skaug and Anne-Marie Boström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:323

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  33. Exercise intervention can significantly improve physical function and bone strength; however, the effect of exercise on fall-related fractures in older adults remains controversial. This study aimed to assess ...

    Authors: Qiang Wang, Xiaowei Jiang, Yingchao Shen, Ping Yao, Jun Chen, Yuan Zhou, Yunfeng Gu, Zhiyuan Qian and Xi Cao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:322

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  34. Rehabilitation pathways are crucial to reduce stroke-related disability. Motivational Interviewing (MI), as a person-centered complex intervention, aimed to empower and motivate, and could be a resource to imp...

    Authors: Neus Gual, Laura Mónica Pérez, Carmina Castellano-Tejedor, Pilar Lusilla-Palacios, Judith Castro, Luís Soto-Bagaria, Laura Coll-Planas, Marta Roqué, Ana Belen Vena, Benito Fontecha, Jose M. Santiago, Eva Månsson Lexell, Carlos Chiatti, Susanne Iwarsson and Marco Inzitari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:321

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  35. There is still controversy about the relationship between aging and changes in functional ability. This study aims to describe the level of basic activities of daily living (ADL) and higher-level instrumental ...

    Authors: Hongpeng Liu, Jing Jiao, Chen Zhu, Minglei Zhu, Xianxiu Wen, Jingfen Jin, Hui Wang, Dongmei Lv, Shengxiu Zhao, Xinjuan Wu and Tao Xu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:319

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  36. South Korea is an aged society that continues to age rapidly. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the association between changes in lifestyle and cognitive functions in the South Korean el...

    Authors: Hyeon Ji Lee, Jieun Jang, Dong-Woo Choi, Wonjeong Chae, Eun-Cheol Park and Sung-In Jang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:317

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  37. In older adults, multidomain training that includes physical and cognitive activities has been associated with improvement of physical and cognitive health. The goal of the multisite StayFitLonger study is to ...

    Authors: S. Belleville, M. Cuesta, M. Bieler-Aeschlimann, K. Giacomino, A. Widmer, A. G. Mittaz Hager, D. Perez-Marcos, S. Cardin, B. Boller, N. Bier, M. Aubertin-Leheudre, L. Bherer, N. Berryman, S. Agrigoroaei and J. F. Demonet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:315

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  38. To examine the association of household income with home-based rehabilitation and home help services in terms of service utilization and expenditures.

    Authors: Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Seigo Mitsutake, Shota Hamada, Satoru Yoshie, Katsuya Iijima and Nanako Tamiya

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:314

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  39. The high burden of care associated with older stroke patients is a factor that threatens the health of family caregivers. Identifying the needs of family caregivers in this group of patients can help provide e...

    Authors: Mansoureh Ashghali Farahani, Shiva Bahloli, Roohangiz JamshidiOrak and Fatemeh Ghaffari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:313

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  40. Sleep disturbance is an issue reported by caregivers. Waking at night is a feature of dementia and by proxy, sleep disturbance among caregivers is reported to be high. Little is known about the characteristics...

    Authors: Aisling Smyth, Lisa Whitehead, Eimear Quigley, Caroline Vafeas and Laura Emery

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:312

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  41. Frailty refers to the reduction in homeostatic reserve resulting from an accumulation of physiological deficits over a lifetime. Frailty is common in older patients undergoing surgery and is an independent ris...

    Authors: J. Knight, K. Ayyash, K. Colling, J. Dhesi, V. Ewan, G. Danjoux, E. Kothmann, A. Mill, S. Taylor, D. Yates and Reema Ayyash

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:311

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  42. Late-life depression is common among older adults living in nursing homes (NHs). Over the last 30 years there has been an increase in the rates of prescription of antidepressant medications across all ages, wi...

    Authors: Silvia Giovannini, Graziano Onder, Henriëtte G. van der Roest, Eva Topinkova, Jacob Gindin, Maria Camilla Cipriani, Michael D. Denkinger, Roberto Bernabei and Rosa Liperoti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:310

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  43. Individuals differ in how they remember the past: some richly re-experience specific details of past episodes, whereas others recall only the gist of past events. Little research has examined how such trait mn...

    Authors: Carina L. Fan, Kristoffer Romero and Brian Levine

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:308

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  44. The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People has recently defined new criteria for identifying “(probable) sarcopenia” (EWGSOP2). However, the prevalence of probable sarcopenia, defined by these gu...

    Authors: Julia Wearing, Peter Konings, Rob A. de Bie, Maria Stokes and Eling D. de Bruin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:307

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  45. After residential care placement, family members may be exposed to stressors like difficulty in role changes, interpersonal conflict with facility staff, and emotional torment. These can threaten family member...

    Authors: Zhaozhao Hui, Chen Yang, Jieqiong Li and Diana Tze Fan Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:306

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  46. Globally, family members account for the main source of caregiving of persons with dementia living at home. Providing care to family members with dementia often has negative health consequences for caregivers ...

    Authors: Zarina Nahar Kabir, Angela Yee Man Leung, Åke Grundberg, Anne-Marie Boström, Kristina Lämås, Ana Paula Kallström, Cecilia Moberg, Berit Seiger Cronfalk, Sebastiaan Meijer and Hanne Konradsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:305

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