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  1. There is some evidence to suggest that animal-assisted interventions can have beneficial impact for residents in long-term care, but the focus of the evidence has largely been on behavioural and psychosocial m...

    Authors: Noreen Orr, Rebecca Abbott, Alison Bethel, Sarah Paviour, Rebecca Whear, Ruth Garside and Joanna Thompson Coon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:170
  2. Polypharmacy is a growing public health problem occurring in all healthcare settings worldwide. Elderly patients with lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSS) who manifest low back and neuropathic pain and have a hi...

    Authors: Sota Nagai, Risa Inagaki, Takehiro Michikawa, Soya Kawabata, Kaori Ito, Kurenai Hachiya, Hiroki Takeda, Daiki Ikeda, Shinjiro Kaneko, Shigeki Yamada and Nobuyuki Fujita
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:169
  3. Nurses show a high prevalence of exhaustion and increased leaving intentions. With this study, we integrate established research about turnover intention with recent burnout literature and present a theoretica...

    Authors: Marlen Rahnfeld, Johannes Wendsche and Jürgen Wegge
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:167
  4. Older inpatients, particularly those with frailty, have increased exposure to complex medication regimens. It is not known whether frailty and complexity of medication regimens influence attitudes toward depre...

    Authors: Mohammed A Mohammed, Jeff Harrison, Aleksandra Milosavljevic and Amy Hai Yan Chan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:166
  5. Physical activity was believed to be associated with reduced aging among adults, while the competing nature of the physical activity and sedentary behavior has mainly been neglected in studies. We aimed to est...

    Authors: Mengying Han, Jiaxin Fang, Yixin Zhang, Xingxu Song, Lina Jin and Yanan Ma
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:165
  6. The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic reached Germany between March and May 2020. In order to contain the spread of the virus and particularly protect vulnerable people, the government imposed a lockdown in ...

    Authors: Marco Sander, Richard Dano, Anja Bieber, Anna Dammermann, Steffen Fleischer, Claudia Dinand, Martin Müller, Ralph Möhler, Kristin Schultes, Sascha Köpke and Martin N. Dichter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:164
  7. Measurement of muscle mass and function, and thereafter, screening and diagnosis of sarcopenia, is a challenge and a need in hospitalized older adults. However, it is difficult in complex real-world old patien...

    Authors: Esther López Jiménez, Marta Neira Álvarez, Raquel Ramírez Martín, Cristina Alonso Bouzón, María Solange Amor Andrés, Cristina Bermejo Boixareu, Fátima Brañas, Rocío Menéndez Colino, Estefanía Arias Muñana, Marta Checa López, Concha Grau Jiménez, Patricia Pérez Rodríguez, María Alcantud Ibáñez, Brian Vasquez Brolen, Juan Oliva, Luz María Peña Longobardo…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:163
  8. With the increase of geriatric burns, it’s urgent to summarize its characteristics. The aim of this study was to analyze the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of older adults with burns in a large c...

    Authors: Hong Wu, Maomao Xi and Weiguo Xie
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:162
  9. As people age, they accumulate several health conditions, requiring the use of multiple medications (polypharmacy) to treat them. One of the challenges with polypharmacy is the associated increase in anticholi...

    Authors: Geofrey O. Phutietsile, Nikoletta Fotaki, Hamish A. Jamieson and Prasad S. Nishtala
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:161
  10. It is well known that older age is associated with losses in cognitive functioning. Less is known about the extent to which creativity is changing with age or dementia. Aim of the current study was to gain mor...

    Authors: Sabrina D. Ross, Thomas Lachmann, Saskia Jaarsveld, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller and Francisca S. Rodriguez
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:160
  11. Meaningful activity participation has shown good predictability for healthy ageing in older adults, and their participation can be assessed using the Meaningful Activity Participation Assessment (MAPA). Howeve...

    Authors: Ya-Chin Yeh, Daniel Park, Shang-Yu Yang and Chang-Chih Kuo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:159
  12. Although China has the largest population of persons with dementia, there is no validated tool available to accurately assess formal caregivers’ competence in dementia care in long-term care settings. Appropri...

    Authors: Xueli Bian, Jing Wang and Junqiao Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:158
  13. Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability to poor resolution of homeostasis following a stress. Early diagnosis and intervention of frailty are essential to prevent its adverse outcomes. However, simple di...

    Authors: Mitsutaka Yakabe, Koji Shibasaki, Tatsuya Hosoi, Shoya Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Hoshi, Masahiro Akishita and Sumito Ogawa
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:157
  14. The sexual dimorphism represents one of the triggers of the metabolic disparities while the identification of sex-specific metabolites in the elderly has not been achieved.

    Authors: Yuan-Jun Huang, Wei Ke, Ling Hu, You-Dong Wei and Mei-Xue Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:156
  15. Research on heart failure (HF) has often focused on younger patients. The aim of this study was to analyze extent of investigation and treatment among older patients prior to referral to inpatient geriatric ca...

    Authors: Marianne Reimers Wessberg, Åke Seiger, Johan Fastbom and Maria Eriksdotter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:155
  16. There are conflicting data on whether hospital length of stay (LOS) reduction affects readmission rates in older adults. We explored 20-year trends of hospital LOS and 30-day rehospitalizations in a cohort of ...

    Authors: Caterina Trevisan, Marianna Noale, Giancarlo Zatti, Davide Liborio Vetrano, Stefania Maggi and Giuseppe Sergi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:154
  17. With increasing life expectancy, the prevalence of nonagenarians with cardiovascular disease is steadily growing. However, this population is underrepresented in randomized trials and thus poorly defined, with...

    Authors: Sharon Bruoha, Tomer Maller, Ranel Loutati, Nimrod Perel, Meir Tabi, Louay Taha, Chaim Yosefy, Jamal Jafari, Omri Braver, Itshak Amsalem, Rafael Hitter, Mohamed Manassra, Nir Levy, Ismael Abu-Alkean, Kamal Hamyil, Yoed Steinmetz…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:152
  18. The COVID-19 pandemic primarily impacted long-term care facilities by restricting visiting and circulation of visitors, affecting the quality of life (QoL) of older adults living in these institutions. Volunte...

    Authors: Luisa Veras de Sandes-Guimarães, Patrícia Carla dos Santos, Carla Patricia Grossi Palácio Alves, Carina Junqueira Cervato, Ana Paula Alves Silva and Eliseth Ribeiro Leão
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:151
  19. Socioeconomic status (SES) may influence prescribing, concordance and adherence to medication regimens. This review set out to investigate the association between polypharmacy and an individual’s socioeconomic...

    Authors: Anum Iqbal, Charlotte Richardson, Zain Iqbal, Hannah O’Keefe, Barbara Hanratty, Fiona E. Matthews and Adam Todd
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:149
  20. Frailty is recognized as a geriatric syndrome associated with depression. The consequences and mechanism of frailty transitions are still understudied. This study assessed the influence of frailty transitions ...

    Authors: Nataliya Nerobkova, Yu Shin Park, Eun-Cheol Park and Jaeyong Shin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:148
  21. Literacy has become an increasingly serious problem, especially as it relates to health care. In this regard, health literacy (HL), as a cognitive skill, has proven to be an influential factor to improve of th...

    Authors: Gholamhossein Mehralian, Ali Reza Yusefi, Esmat Rezabeigi Davarani, Sudabeh Ahmadidarrehsima and Parnian Nikmanesh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:147
  22. Ageing poses a huge challenge to the Chinese social welfare system. However, a national long-term care (LTC) instrument has not been established yet. This study aimed to analyse and compare the content of six ...

    Authors: Yan Gao, Jingpu Zhao, Xiangxiang Liu, Xiaohua Xie and Yulong Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:146
  23. Increasing trends in risky health behaviours contribute to chronic health problems among the rapidly growing ageing population. Therefore, we examined the association between risky health behaviours and chroni...

    Authors: Joseph Kojo Oduro, Joshua Okyere and Jonas Kwame Mawuli Tawiah Nyador
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:145
  24. This randomized controlled trial aimed to compare the effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMFT) and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on pain and physical function of participants with knee osteoart...

    Authors: Michal Elboim-Gabyzon and Fouad Nahhas
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:144
  25. Rapidly progressive dementia (RPD) is a syndrome originating from various diseases. Recent advances have allowed a better understanding of its categories and spectrum; however, it remains challenging to make a...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Liu, Yan Sun, Xuyan Zhang, Ping Liu, Kan Zhang, Lihua Yu, Yujie Su, Yuan Yuan, Qing Ke and Guoping Peng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:142
  26. Older people with impaired executive function (EF) might have an increased fall risk, but prospective studies with prolonged follow-up are scarce. This study aimed to investigate the association between a) EF ...

    Authors: Cindi Smith, Laurence Seematter-Bagnoud, Brigitte Santos-Eggimann, Helene Krief and Christophe J. Bula
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:140
  27. There are several national and international criteria available for identifying potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) for older people. The prevalence of PIM use may vary depending on the criteria used....

    Authors: Jasmin Paulamäki, Johanna Jyrkkä, Virva Hyttinen and Esa Jämsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:139
  28. One of the risk factors for getting seriously ill from COVID-19 and reaching high mortality rates is older age. Older age is also associated with comorbidities, which are risk factors for severe COVID-19 infec...

    Authors: María Elena Camacho-Moll, Zayra Ramírez-Daher, Brenda Leticia Escobedo-Guajardo, Julio César Dávila-Valero, Brenda Ludmila Rodríguez-de la Garza and Mario Bermúdez de León
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:138
  29. Polypharmacy and inappropriate medications may be a modifiable risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). Medication therapy management (MTM) interventions may mitigate medication-induce...

    Authors: Noah I. Smith, Ashley I. Martinez, Mark Huffmyer, Lynne Eckmann, Rosmy George, Erin L. Abner, Gregory A. Jicha and Daniela C. Moga
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:137
  30. Frailty is a complex age-related clinical condition that increases vulnerability to stressors. Early recognition of frailty is challenging. While primary care providers (PCPs) serve as the first point of conta...

    Authors: Ramtin Hakimjavadi, Sathya Karunananthan, Celeste Fung, Cheryl Levi, Mary Helmer-Smith, James LaPlante, Mohamed Gazarin, Arya Rahgozar, Amir Afkham, Erin Keely and Clare Liddy
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:136
  31. Hip fracture (HF) is a significant cause of mortality among older people. Almost half of the patients with HF have dementia, which increases the mortality risk further. Cognitive impairment is associated with ...

    Authors: Erika Olofsson, Yngve Gustafson, Sebastian Mukka, Eva Tengman, Lenita Lindgren and Birgitta Olofsson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:135
  32. The National Early Warning Score 2 (NEWS2) is a scoring tool predictive of poor outcome in hospitalised patients. Older patients with COVID-19 have increased risk of poor outcome, but it is not known if frailt...

    Authors: Peter Selmer Rønningen, Marte Meyer Walle-Hansen, Håkon Ihle-Hansen, Elizabeth Lyster Andersen, Arnljot Tveit and Marius Myrstad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:134
  33. Nursing home (NH) residents’ experiences are embedded within their relationships to others. Our objectives were to describe how residents and care partners (family or staff members) jointly construct, discuss,...

    Authors: Andrea Gruneir, Matthias Hoben, Adam Easterbrook, Charlotte Jensen, Monica Buencamino, Jaclyn Tompalski, Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Sadaf Ekhlas, Gillian Bever, Ruth Murphy, Carole A. Estabrooks, Janice Keefe and Sheila Marshall
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:133
  34. The GAITRite® system is one of the gold standards for gait electronic analysis, especially for older adults. Previous GAITRite® systems were composed of an electronic roll-up walkway. Recently, a new GAITRite®...

    Authors: Guillaume Sacco, Grégory Ben-Sadoun, Jennifer Gautier, Romain Simon, Maude Goupil, Pauline Laureau, Jade Terrien and Cédric Annweiler
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:132
  35. The risk of older adults being injured or killed in a bicycle accident increases significantly due to the age-related decline of physical function. Therefore, targeted interventions for older adults to improve...

    Authors: Veronika Keppner, Sebastian Krumpoch, Robert Kob, Anja Rappl, Cornel C. Sieber, Ellen Freiberger and Hanna Maria Siebentritt
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:131
  36. Engaging in physical activity and reducing sedentary time in daily life may enable older individuals to maintain muscle mass. This study aimed to investigate the effects of replacing sedentary behavior with li...

    Authors: Ting-Fu Lai, Yung Liao, Ming-Chun Hsueh, Kun-Pei Lin, Ding-Cheng Chan, Yung-Ming Chen and Chiung-Jung Wen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:130
  37. Research assessing the relationship of physical activity and dementia is usually based on studies with individuals younger than 90 years of age. The primary aim of this study was to determine physical activity...

    Authors: Marijn Muurling, Maryam Badissi, Casper de Boer, Nienke Legdeur, Frederik Barkhof, Bart N.M. van Berckel, Andrea B. Maier, Mirjam Pijnappels and Pieter Jelle Visser
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:129
  38. Successful ageing is the term often used for depicting exceptional ageing but a uniform definition is lacking. The aim was to re-examine and describe the successful agers living at home at the age of 84 years ...

    Authors: Anna Viljanen, Marika Salminen, Kerttu Irjala, Päivi Korhonen, Tero Vahlberg, Matti Viitanen, Minna Löppönen and Laura Viikari
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:128
  39. This study aimed to develop and validate a clinical prediction rule to screen older patients at risk of being toxigenic Clostridioides difficile carriers at the time of hospital admission.

    Authors: Ki-Byung Lee, Mina Lee, Jin Woong Suh, Kyung-Sook Yang, Youseung Chung, Jeong Yeon Kim, Sun Bean Kim, Jang Wook Sohn and Young Kyung Yoon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:127
  40. Few studies with controls from the same cohort have investigated the impact of stroke on the ability to live an independent life at old age. We aimed to analyze how great an impact being a stroke survivor woul...

    Authors: Elias Lindvall, Kristin Franzon, Erik Lundström and Lena Kilander
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:126
  41. Low physical activity in care home residents brings about negative mental health consequences, such as higher levels of depression and loneliness. With advancements in communication technology, particularly du...

    Authors: E.F Ofosu, L De Nys, J Connelly, G.C Ryde and A.C Whittaker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:125
  42. The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study – Activities of Daily Living Scale for use in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), the ADCS-ADL-MCI, is an evaluation scale with information provided by an informant/careg...

    Authors: Michele Potashman, Menglan Pang, Muna Tahir, Saeid Shahraz, Sascha Dichter, Robert Perneczky and Sandra Nolte
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:124
  43. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is common after surgery and anesthesia, particularly in older patients. It has been reported that regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) monitoring potentially influ...

    Authors: Xiahao Ding, Tianming Zha, Gulibositan Abudurousuli, Cuimei Zhao, Zixuan Chen, Yang Zhang and Bo Gui
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:123
  44. Constipation was associated with incidence of dementia and cognitive decline. Laxatives are the mainstay of constipation management and are commonly used among older populations for both treatment and preventi...

    Authors: Jiangtao Feng, Nan Zheng, Xutong Fan, Shu Li, Yuhan Jiang, Xianfu Yi and Hongxi Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:122
  45. Older adults represent a large oncologic demographic and are under-represented within oncology research despite constituting nearly two-thirds of the oncologic population in the United States. Because many soc...

    Authors: Clifton P. Thornton, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Madeline Dolinar, Laken C. Roberts Lavigne, Dina George Lansey, Rick Jones, Jeremy Walston, Ravi Varadhan, Melissa Hladek and Philip Imus
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:120

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