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  1. Evidence suggests that successful assessment and care for frail individuals requires integrated and collaborative care and support across and within settings. Understanding the care and support networks of a f...

    Authors: David Sunkersing, Finbarr C. Martin, Paul Sullivan and Derek Bell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:953
  2. Composite hemangioendothelioma (CHE) is an intermediate group of tumors with features between hemangioma and angiosarcoma both histologically and biologically. CHE is predominant in young and middle-aged adult...

    Authors: Shunsuke Nakamura, Masashi Uehara, Shota Kobayashi, Hiromasa Hasegawa, Atsushi Tanaka and Jun Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:952
  3. Fracture risk assessment is still far from perfect within the geriatric population. The overall aim of this study is to better identify older women at risk for fractures, using a quantitative measure of frailt...

    Authors: Patrik Bartosch and Linnea Malmgren
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:951
  4. Low body mass index (BMI) in older individuals with decreased kidney function is important because of its association with poor prognosis and frailty. Herein, we aimed to clarify the association between BMI an...

    Authors: Akira Okada, Satoko Yamaguchi, Taisuke Jo, Isao Yokota, Sachiko Ono, Kayo Ikeda Kurakawa, Masaomi Nangaku, Toshimasa Yamauchi and Takashi Kadowaki
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:950
  5. In India, the demand for outpatient care is substantially higher than inpatient care among older adults. Therefore, the current study examines the level, patterns, and factors associated with outpatient care use.

    Authors: Margubur Rahaman, Pradip Chouhan, Avijit Roy, Md. Juel Rana and Kailash Chandra Das
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:949
  6. A significant correlation has been discovered between social participation and older adults’ life satisfaction, but the relationships among social participation, psychological resilience, and life satisfaction...

    Authors: Zhiliu Liao, Hanmeng Zhou and Zhifei He
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:948
  7. The development of cognitive impairment may be delayed if its risk factors are identified and detected, if its developmental trend can be predicted, and if early intervention can be performed. This study prima...

    Authors: Hailing Gu, Xinyi Yao, Cong Diao, Min Liu, Weili Kong, Haotian Liu, Yu Zhao and Zhaoli Meng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:947
  8. In the general population, sensory impairments increase markedly with age in adults over 60 years of age. We estimated the prevalence of hearing loss only (HL), vision loss only (VL), and a combined impairment...

    Authors: Dawn M. Guthrie, Nicole Williams, Atul Jaiswal, Paul Mick, Hannah M. O’Rourke, M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, Walter Wittich and Rinku Sutradhar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:944
  9. Average life expectancies have lengthened across human history. As a result, there is an increased need to care for a greater number of individuals experiencing common age-related declines in health. This has ...

    Authors: Brian B. Boutwell, Chelsey S. Narvey, Jesse J. Helton and Alex R. Piquero
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:943
  10. Previous Chinese studies focused on the prevalence and influential factors of hypertension; however, little is known about their self-care literacy and quality of life among the Bai older adults with hypertens...

    Authors: Mengqi Du, Hongqian Kong, Lingyun Ran, Yuanyuan Ran, Leixao Bai, Yongxue Du, Hongxue Guan, Yong Dong and Ying Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:942
  11. COVID-19 has affected older persons the most. The propensity to have severe COVID-19 or die of the infection was especially prevalent among older subjects with multimorbidity, frailty and sarcopenia. The aim o...

    Authors: Karolina Piotrowicz, Monika Ryś, Ian Perera, Barbara Gryglewska, Małgorzata Fedyk-Łukasik, Jean-Pierre Michel, Barbara Wizner, Wojciech Sydor, Agnieszka Olszanecka, Tomasz Grodzicki and Jerzy Gąsowski
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:941
  12. To interpret changes of muscle strength in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), determining the reliability of outcome measures is necessary. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investiga...

    Authors: Marcos Paulo Braz de Oliveira, Letícia Bojikian Calixtre, Paula Regina Mendes da Silva Serrão, Tatiana de Oliveira Sato, Anielle Cristhine de Medeiros Takahashi and Larissa Pires de Andrade
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:940
  13. Few studies using rigorous clinical diagnosis have considered whether associations with cognitive decline are potentiated by interactions between genetic and modifiable risk factors. Given the increasing burde...

    Authors: Ajay Kolli, Yunshu Zhou, Grace Chung, Erin B. Ware, Kenneth M. Langa and Joshua R. Ehrlich
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:938
  14. Although frailty is a common geriatric syndrome in old adults, a simple method to assess the degree of frailty in a person has not yet been established. In this study we have tried to establish the association...

    Authors: Ke Ying Xu, Jun Jie Wang, Jing Chen, Xinxiu Zhao, Ling Fang Yuan and Qin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:936
  15. Little is known about frailty in the ambulance setting, or its association with outcomes relevant to ambulance services. We sought to measure frailty in people aged ≥ 50 attended by an ambulance, and describe ...

    Authors: Karl Charlton, David R Sinclair, Barbara Hanratty, Emma Burrow and Daniel Stow
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:935
  16. Physical performance tests are a reflection of health in older adults. The Timed Up and Go test is an easy-to-administer tool measuring physical performance. In older adults undergoing oncologic surgery, an im...

    Authors: Sharon Hendriks, Monique G. Huisman, Frederico Ghignone, Antonio Vigano, Nicola de Liguori Carino, Eriberto Farinella, Roberto Girocchi, Riccardo A. Audisio, Barbara van Munster, Geertruida H. de Bock and Barbara L. van Leeuwen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:934
  17. Implementation of physical activity strategies in older populations may be influenced by underlying psychosocial and gender-based factors to physical activity. We explored associations between these factors an...

    Authors: Yong Lin Lee, Gina S. Lee, Louis LY Teo, Ru-San Tan, Liang Zhong, Fei Gao and Angela S. Koh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:933
  18. In view of age-related health concerns and resource vulnerabilities challenging older adults to age in place, upstream health resource interventions can inform older adults about the availability, accessibilit...

    Authors: Betsy Seah, Geir Arild Espnes, Wee Tin Hong and Wenru Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:932
  19. Few studies have explored regional asymmetries and their implications for health policies regarding episodes of falls among the population of ≥80 years old in continental and developing countries like Brazil w...

    Authors: Jaíza M. M. Silva, Javanna Lacerda Gomes da Silva Freitas, Júlia Cristina Leite Nóbrega, Juliana Barbosa Medeiros, Raisa Fernandes Mariz Simões, Ricardo Olinda, Jair Lício de Ferreira Santos, Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte, Mayana Zatz, David Matheson, Silvana Santos and Tarciana Nobre Menezes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:931
  20. Functional disability is a major health issue in an aging population. Low back pain (LBP) is a common health concern that can lead to functional disability in the elderly; nonetheless, their association has no...

    Authors: Yutaka Yabe, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Yumi Sugawara and Ichiro Tsuji
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:930
  21. The prevalence of elder abuse has only rarely been investigated in Sweden and never in a hospital setting. Therefore, the aims of this study were to: 1) Estimate the prevalence of elder abuse and life-course v...

    Authors: Nicolina Wiklund, Mikael Ludvigsson, Katarina Nägga and Johanna Simmons
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:929
  22. Older people were subjected to significant restrictions on physical contacts with others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing impacts older people’s experiences of anxiety and loneliness. Despite a ...

    Authors: Rose-Marie Johansson-Pajala, Moudud Alam, Annelie Gusdal, Petra von Heideken Wågert, Annica Löwenmark, Anne-Marie Boström and Lena Marmstål Hammar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:927
  23. Aging and empty-nesting in China are becoming more and more serious. Empty-nesters refer to older adults who were not living with their children, were living alone, or were living independently with their spou...

    Authors: Yang Yu-ting, Yao Miao, Yang Yong-wei, Ye Qiong and Lin Ting
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:925
  24. The chair-stand test is a measure of lower body muscle strength. In a longitudinal study with older adults, we investigated whether results of the five-repetition chair-stand test (CST-5) are associated with i...

    Authors: Bernd Kowall
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:924
  25. Previous research has shown an association between homebound status and falls among older adults. However, this association was primarily drawn from cross-sectional studies. This study aimed to determine the b...

    Authors: Minhui Liu, Wenting Peng, Christina E. Miyawaki, Cen Mo, Yuqian Luo and Ni Gong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:923
  26. Although elderly population is generally frail, it is important to closely monitor their health deterioration to improve the care and support in residential aged care homes (RACs). Currently, the best identifi...

    Authors: Tabinda Sarwar, Antonio Jose Jimeno Yepes, Xiuzhen Zhang, Jeffrey Chan, Irene Hudson, Sarah Evans and Lawrence Cavedon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:922
  27. There is a growing interest to support extended independent living of people with dementia (PwD) via unobtrusive monitoring (UM) technologies which allow caregivers to remotely monitor lifestyle, health, and s...

    Authors: Christian Wrede, Annemarie Braakman-Jansen and Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:921
  28. To reduce inappropriate polypharmacy, deprescribing should be part of patients’ regular care. Yet deprescribing is difficult to implement, as shown in several studies. Understanding patients’ attitudes towards...

    Authors: Renata Vidonscky Lüthold, Katharina Tabea Jungo, Kristie Rebecca Weir, Anne-Kathrin Geier, Beatrice Scholtes, Donata Kurpas, Dorothea M. G. Wild, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Hans Thulesius, Heidrun Lingner, Radost Assenova, Rosalinde K. E. Poortvliet, Vanja Lazic, Zsofia Rozsnyai and Sven Streit
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:920
  29. The Internet is considered an important channel for providing health information to older adults. We developed an intervention to improve eHealth literacy in older adults according to the information-motivatio...

    Authors: Sun Ju Chang, Kyoung-eun Lee, Eunjin Yang and Hyunju Ryu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:918
  30. Among older adults with delirium and positive urinalysis, antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infection is common practice, but unsupported by literature or guidelines. We sought to: i) determine the rate o...

    Authors: Pil Joo, Lars Grant, Tim Ramsay, Caroline Nott, Rosemary Zvonar, Jason Jia, Krishan Yadav, Eisi Mollanji, William He and Debra Eagles
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:916
  31. To ensure the sustainable implementation of dementia-specific person-centred care (PCC) in nursing homes, internal policies are crucial. The preliminary German Dementia Policy Questionnaire, which features 19 ...

    Authors: Anna Louisa Hoffman, Johannes Michael Bergmann, Anne Fahsold, René Müller-Widmer, Martina Roes, Bernhard Holle and Rebecca Palm
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:914
  32. The world’s growing population of older adults is one population that needs to be focused more regarding subjective well-being. It is therefore important to evaluate self-report instruments that measures gener...

    Authors: Jacek Hochwälder, Lena-Karin Gustafsson, Gunnel Östlund, Viktoria Zander and Magnus L. Elfström
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:913
  33. Femoral neck fracture and lacunar cerebral infarction (LCI) are the most common diseases in the elderly. When LCI patients undergo a series of traumas such as surgery, their postoperative recovery results are ...

    Authors: Cheng-bin Huang, Kai Tan, Zong-yi Wu and Lei Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:912
  34. Multimorbidity is highly prevalent and associated with several adverse health outcomes, including functional limitations. While maintaining physical functioning is relevant for all adults, identifying those wi...

    Authors: Carole E. Aubert, Mohammed Kabeto, Navasuja Kumar and Melissa Y. Wei
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:910
  35. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals have documented disparities in mental health that are experienced across the life course. However, limited research has been conducted to identify the...

    Authors: Alicia K. Matthews, Chien-Ching Li, Brandon Bernhardt, Shams Sohani and Xin Qi Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22(Suppl 1):909

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  36. Most people with dementia live at home and are supported by informal carers. During the care trajectory, the creation of a stable care situation is a guiding principle of informal carers, who often manage comp...

    Authors: Kerstin Köhler, Jan Dreyer, Iris Hochgraeber, Christiane Pinkert, Milena von Kutzleben, Bernhard Holle and Martina Roes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:908
  37. As a result of the high prevalence of dysphagia in aged care facilities, demand for pureed diets is increasing. One of the biggest challenges for pureed diets is the reduced nutritional density due to the cook...

    Authors: Xiaojing Sharon Wu, Anna Miles and Andrea Braakhuis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:905
  38. In order to control the corona virus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many countries have adopted social quarantine policies, with older adults in Wuhan suffering the longest and most severe conditions. But f...

    Authors: Lisha Dai, Fang Xiong and Wentian Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:903
  39. A decline in mobility leads to fall occurrence and poorer performance in instrumental activities of daily living, which are widely proved to be associated with older adults' health-related quality of life. To ...

    Authors: Fang-Lin Kuo, Chia-Ming Yen, Hung-Ju Chen, Zih-Yong Liao and Yen Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:902

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