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  1. Study protocol

    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

  2. Research Article

    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

  6. 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

  7. Research Article

    Integrated care at home reduces unnecessary hospitalizations of community-dwelling frail older adults: a prospective controlled trial

    Care of frail and dependent older adults with multiple chronic conditions is a major challenge for health care systems. The study objective was to test the efficacy of providing integrated care at home to redu...

    Laura Di Pollina, Idris Guessous, Véronique Petoud, Christophe Combescure, Bertrand Buchs, Philippe Schaller, Michel Kossovsky and Jean-Michel Gaspoz

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:53

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  8. Research Article

    Persistent use of psychotropic drugs in nursing home residents in Norway

    The prevalence of psychotropic drug (PTD) use in NH residents is high, but few have explored prevalence and persistency in PTD in NH residents and factors associated with persistency. This at the same time as ...

    Anne-Sofie Helvik, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Bei Wu, Knut Engedal and Geir Selbæk

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:52

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  9. Research Article

    Longevity and gender as the risk factors of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in southern Poland

    The proportion of older people among the general population has risen. Staphylococcus aureus (SA) constitutes a significant problem. Underlying disease and functional debility, predispose the older adult to staph...

    Monika Pomorska-Wesołowska, Anna Różańska, Joanna Natkaniec, Barbara Gryglewska, Anna Szczypta, Mirosława Dzikowska, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk and Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:51

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  10. Research Article

    Disability in long-term care residents explained by prevalent geriatric syndromes, not long-term care home characteristics: a cross-sectional study

    Self-care disability is dependence on others to conduct activities of daily living, such as bathing, eating and dressing. Among long-term care residents, self-care disability lowers quality of life and increas...

    Natasha E. Lane, Walter P. Wodchis, Cynthia M. Boyd and Thérèse A. Stukel

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:49

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  11. Research Article

    The prevalence and incidence of frailty in Pre-diabetic and diabetic community-dwelling older population: results from Beijing longitudinal study of aging II (BLSA-II)

    Various factors including cardio-metabolic disorders are found to be correlated with frailty. With the increase in age, older adults are likely to have elevated blood glucose level. In this study we intend to ...

    Jagadish Kumar Chhetri, Zheng Zheng, Xitong Xu, Cuihong Ma and Piu Chan

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:47

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  12. Research Article

    Racial and ethnic differences in smoking changes after chronic disease diagnosis among middle-aged and older adults in the United States

    Middle-aged and older Americans from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds are at risk for greater chronic disease morbidity than their white counterparts. Cigarette smoking increases the severity of ...

    Ana R. Quiñones, Corey L. Nagel, Jason T. Newsom, Nathalie Huguet, Paige Sheridan and Stephen M. Thielke

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:48

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  13. Research Article

    Oral Health and nutritional status in nursing home residents—results of an explorative cross-sectional pilot study

    This study was performed to assess oral and nutritional status of nursing home residents in a region of Lower Saxony, Germany. The aim was to show potential associations between oral status (dentate or edentul...

    Dirk Ziebolz, Christine Werner, Gerhard Schmalz, Ina Nitschke, Rainer Haak, Rainer F. Mausberg and Jean-François Chenot

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:39

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  14. Research Article

    The severity and associated factors of participation restriction among community-dwelling frail older people: an application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO-ICF)

    The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (WHO-ICF) describes participation restriction as one aspect of disability. Participation restriction refers to health problems that can h...

    Justina Yat Wa LIU

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:43

    Published on: 31 January 2017

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    A protective personal factor against disability and dependence in the elderly: an ordinal regression analysis with nine geographically-defined samples from Spain

    Sense of Coherence (SOC) is defined as a tendency to perceive life experiences as comprehensible, manageable and meaningful. The construct is split in three major domains: Comprehensibility, Manageability, and...

    Javier Virues-Ortega, Saturio Vega, Manuel Seijo-Martinez, Pedro Saz, Fernanda Rodriguez, Angel Rodriguez-Laso, Susana Perez de las Heras, Raimundo Mateos, Pablo Martinez-Martin, Ignacio Mahillo-Fernandez, Josep Garre-Olmo, Jordi Gascon, Francisco Jose Garcia-Garcia, Manuel Fernandez-Martinez, Felix Bermejo-Pareja, Alberto Bergareche…

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:42

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  16. Research Article

    The psychometric properties of the Chinese version—reintegration to normal living index (C-RNLI) for identifying participation restriction among community-dwelling frail older people

    The Reintegration to Normal Living Index (RNLI) was developed to measure reintegration to normal living after major traumas/illnesses. Its psychometric properties remain unknown when used to measure participat...

    Justina Yat-Wa Liu and Ka Wai Ma

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:41

    Published on: 31 January 2017

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    Managing multiple chronic conditions in the community: a Canadian qualitative study of the experiences of older adults, family caregivers and healthcare providers

    The prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) among older persons is increasing worldwide and is associated with poor health status and high rates of healthcare utilization and costs. Current health and ...

    Jenny Ploeg, Nancy Matthew-Maich, Kimberly Fraser, Sinéad Dufour, Carrie McAiney, Sharon Kaasalainen, Maureen Markle-Reid, Ross Upshur, Laura Cleghorn and Anna Emili

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:40

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  18. Research Article

    Life-space and movement behavior in nursing home residents: results of a new sensor-based assessment and associated factors

    Studies on life-space (LS) and its determinants have previously been limited to community-dwelling subjects but are lacking in institutionalized older persons. The purpose of this study was to provide an advan...

    Carl-Philipp Jansen, Mona Diegelmann, Eva-Luisa Schnabel, Hans-Werner Wahl and Klaus Hauer

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:36

    Published on: 28 January 2017

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