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  1. Hypertension and frailty often occur concurrently, exhibiting increasing prevalence in the older population. In this study, we analyzed the frailty status among older adults with hypertension and the impact of...

    Authors: Jing Shi, Yongkang Tao, Shuqiang Chen, Ziyi Zhou, Li Meng, Chunbo Duan, Baiyu Zhou and Pulin Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:187
  2. Fall prevention is important for healthy ageing, but the economic impact of fall prevention are scarcely investigated. A recent cost-effectiveness analysis compared a group-delivered Lifestyle-integrated Funct...

    Authors: Judith Dams, Sophie Gottschalk, Michael Schwenk, Corinna Nerz, Clemens Becker, Jochen Klenk, Carl-Philipp Jansen and Hans-Helmut König
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:186
  3. Little is understood about the association between psychosomatic symptoms and advanced cancer among older Chinese patients.

    Authors: Mo Tang, Zhongge Su, Yi He, Ying Pang, Yuhe Zhou, Yu Wang, Yongkui Lu, Yu Jiang, Xinkun Han, Lihua Song, Liping Wang, Zimeng Li, Xiaojun Lv, Yan Wang, Juntao Yao, Xiaohong Liu…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:185
  4. Andropause is a syndrome that occurs due to decreased androgen levels in men. Various aspects of health, such as social well-being, can affect andropause status during men’s retirement. This study aimed to det...

    Authors: Roya Nikjou, Mehdi Ajri-Khameslou, Shiva Jegargoosheh, Parisa Momeni and Reza Nemati-Vakilabad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:184
  5. Thrice-daily physiotherapy immediately following surgical repair of hip fracture has been shown to be safe and to reduce total hospital length of stay. However, implementing this is challenging with respect to...

    Authors: Benny Lau, Marie K. March, Alison R. Harmer, Sarah Caruana, Christopher Mahony and Sarah Dennis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:183
  6. There has been little exploration of the effect of fragility fractures on patient perceptions of their age. The common assumption is that fractures “happen to old people”. In individuals with a fragility fract...

    Authors: Joanna E.M. Sale, Lucy Frankel, Earl Bogoch, Gabriel Carlin-Coleman, Sean Hui, Jessica Saini, Jennifer McKinlay and Lynn Meadows
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:180
  7. The process of aging involves numerous changes in the body, influencing physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Age-related changes and degradation can impact various functions of the swallowing process an...

    Authors: Wenke Walther, Martin Ptok, Klaus Hager and Simone Miller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:179
  8. Chinese National Essential Public Health Service Package (NEPHSP) has mandated primary health care providers to provide falls prevention for community-dwelling older people. But no implementation framework is ...

    Authors: Pengpeng Ye, Junyi Peng, Ye Jin, Leilei Duan, Yao Yao, Rebecca Ivers, Lisa Keay and Maoyi Tian
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:178
  9. Maximizing quality of life (QoL) is a major goal of care for people with dementia in nursing homes (NHs). Social determinants are critical for residents' QoL. However, similar to the United States and other co...

    Authors: Matthias Hoben, Emily Dymchuk, Malcolm B. Doupe, Janice Keefe, Katie Aubrecht, Christine Kelly, Kelli Stajduhar, Sube Banerjee, Hannah M. O’Rourke, Stephanie Chamberlain, Anna Beeber, Jordana Salma, Pamela Jarrett, Amit Arya, Kyle Corbett, Rashmi Devkota…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:177
  10. A small proportion of the older population accounts for a high proportion of healthcare use. For effective use of limited healthcare resources, it is important to identify the group with greatest needs. The ai...

    Authors: Moa Lundgren, Anna Segernäs, Magnus Nord, Jenny Alwin and Johan Lyth
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:176
  11. Low-grade, chronic inflammation during ageing, (“inflammageing”), is suggested to be involved in the development of frailty in older age. However, studies on the association between frailty, using the frailty ...

    Authors: Pia Bålsrud, Stine M. Ulven, Jacob J. Christensen, Inger Ottestad and Kirsten B. Holven
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:175
  12. The kidney and eyes share common pathways and are thought to be closely connected. Chronic kidney disease and major eye diseases, such as cataract and glaucoma, are strongly associated with age. However, furth...

    Authors: Shin-Lin Chiu, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Chiu-Liang Chen, Disline Manli Tantoh, Wen Yu Lu, Pei-Hsin Chen and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:174
  13. Transient progressive weakness and disability of lower limb during the early stage after TKR will increase the risk of fall, but the superior postoperative strength training mode have not been elucidated for f...

    Authors: Yuan-Yang Cheng, Cheng-Hsu Chen and Shun-Ping Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:173
  14. Family caregivers of older adults with severe dementia have negative and positive experiences over the course of caregiving. We aimed to delineate joint trajectories (patterns over time) for negative and posit...

    Authors: Chetna Malhotra, Isha Chaudhry, Shimoni Urvish Shah, Truls Østbye and Rahul Malhotra
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:172
  15. Longitudinal evidence documenting health conditions in spousal caregivers of people with dementia and whether these influence caregivers’ outcomes is scarce. This study explores type and number of health condi...

    Authors: Serena Sabatini, Anthony Martyr, Anna Hunt, Laura D. Gamble, Fiona E. Matthews, Jeanette M. Thom, Roy W. Jones, Louise Allan, Martin Knapp, Catherine Quinn, Christina Victor, Claire Pentecost, Jennifer M. Rusted, Robin G. Morris and Linda Clare
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:171
  16. ATDOM is the Catalan home healthcare program at primary care level. Patients in the home care program are usually frail, elderly people with multiple comorbidities. They are often polymedicated, leading to a h...

    Authors: Clara Salom-Garrigues, Enric Aragonès, Montse Giralt, Cecília Campabadal Prats, Ferran Bejarano-Romero and Laura Canadell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:170
  17. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common geriatric syndrome with high health and socio-economic impacts in nursing home (NH) residents.

    Authors: Javier Jerez-Roig, Pau Farrés-Godayol, Meltem Yildirim, Anna Escribà-Salvans, Pau Moreno-Martin, Ester Goutan-Roura, Sandra Rierola-Fochs, Montse Romero-Mas, Joanne Booth, Dawn A. Skelton, Maria Giné-Garriga and Eduard Minobes-Molina
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:169
  18. To investigate the independent relationships of visual impairment (VI) and Subjective cognitive complaints (SCC) with physical function impairment (PFI) and the interaction effect between VI and SCC on PFI in ...

    Authors: Jinyuan Chen, Haoyu Li, Biting Zhou, Xian Li, Yihua Zhu and Yihua Yao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:167
  19. Increasing older adults’ awareness of their personal fall risk factors may increase their engagement in fall prevention. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of and participant satisfaction with...

    Authors: Abigail L. Kehrer-Dunlap, Rebecca M. Bollinger, Brianna Holden, Beau M. Ances and Susan Stark
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:166
  20. By 2035, the number of newly diagnosed cancer cases will double and over 50% will be in older adults. Given this rapidly growing demographic, a need exists to understand how age influences oncology patients’ s...

    Authors: Lisa Morse, Bruce A. Cooper, Christine S. Ritchie, Melisa L. Wong, Kord M. Kober, Carolyn Harris, Joosun Shin, Kate Oppegaard, Marilyn J. Hammer, Alejandra Calvo Schimmel, Steven M. Paul, Yvette P. Conley, Jon D. Levine and Christine Miaskowski
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:164
  21. This study investigated the effects of authoritarian filial piety (AFP) and caregiver self-efficacy on the caregiving experience of adult children of physically impaired older adults. Socio-cultural stress and...

    Authors: Jiyuan Zhang, Xin Sun and Zi Yan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:163
  22. The global healthcare system faces increasing strain from our ageing population, primarily due to the growing prevalence of age-related health conditions such as dementia. While modern healthcare technology of...

    Authors: Joyce Siette, Christopher Campbell, Patrick J. Adam and Celia B. Harris
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:162
  23. Due to ageing-related physiological changes, diagnosing older adults is challenging. Delayed disease recognition may lead to adverse health outcomes and increased hospitalisation, necessitating the development...

    Authors: Siri Aas Smedemark, Christian B. Laursen, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Flemming S. Rosenvinge and Karen Andersen-Ranberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:161
  24. Older adults are at increased risk of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection. In this study we assessed the response to COVID-19 vaccination and infection rates among nursing homes (NH) and assisted-living care home (ALC...

    Authors: Dvorah Sara Shapiro, Refael Ellis, Jowad Zidan, Yonit Wiener-Well, Maskit Bar-Meir and Eli Ben-Chetrit
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:160
  25. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between serum methylmalonic acid (MMA) levels and cognition function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

    Authors: Jialing Zhang, Leiyun Wu, Shiyuan Wang, Yajing Pan and Aihua Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:159
  26. The association between chronic pain and frailty might indicate that pain is an independent driver of frailty but might alternatively be explained by inclusion within frailty identification tools of morbiditie...

    Authors: W. J. Chaplin, H. R. Lewis, S. M. Shahtaheri, B. S. Millar, D. F. McWilliams, J. R. F. Gladman and D. A. Walsh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:158
  27. Square dancing is a kind of aerobic fitness exercise without environmental restrictions that yields many benefits for physical and mental health; this exercise is popular among middle-aged and elderly people i...

    Authors: Heng Wang, Zhengguo Pei and Yangyang Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:156
  28. Several potential causes can impair balance in older people. The neck torsion maneuver may be useful in demonstrating impaired balance caused by the stimulation of cervical proprioceptive input. Whereas eviden...

    Authors: Korawat Phapatarinan, Munlika Sremakaew and Sureeporn Uthaikhup
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:153
  29. Smart home health technologies (SHHTs) have been discussed in the frame of caregiving to enable aging-in-place and independence. A systematic review was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines to ga...

    Authors: Yi Jiao (Angelina) Tian, Nadine Andrea Felber, Félix Pageau, Delphine Roulet Schwab and Tenzin Wangmo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:152
  30. The development of effective strategies to maintain good mental health of older adults is a public health priority. Mindfulness-based interventions have the potential to improve psychological well-being and co...

    Authors: Samantha Galluzzi, Mariangela Lanfredi, Davide Vito Moretti, Roberta Rossi, Serena Meloni, Evita Tomasoni, Giovanni B. Frisoni, Alberto Chiesa and Michela Pievani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:151
  31. The number of people living with dementia (PLWD) continues to increase, particularly those with severe symptomatology. Severe symptoms and greater ill-health result in more acute care need. Early healthcare in...

    Authors: James Watson, Mark A. Green, Clarissa Giebel and Asangaedem Akpan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:150
  32. Hip fracture has a devastating impact on individuals and is an increasing burden for health systems and society. Compared to usual care, increased physiotherapy provision has demonstrated efficacy in improving...

    Authors: Marie K. March, Sarah M. Dennis, Sarah Caruana, Christopher Mahony, James M. Elliott, Stephanie Polley, Bijoy Thomas, Charlie Lin and Alison R. Harmer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:149
  33. Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) involves a formal broad approach to assess frailty and creating a plan for management. However, the impact of CGA and its components on listing for kidney transplant in...

    Authors: Jay Patel, Michelle Martinchek, Dawson Mills, Sheraz Hussain, Yousef Kyeso, Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, Daniel Rubin, Andrea J. Landi, Arielle Cimeno and Maria Lucia L. Madariaga
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:148
  34. The relationship of testosterone and estradiol concentrations with cognitive function among community-dwelling older men was inconclusive. To examine the association of serum testosterone and estradiol concent...

    Authors: Shuning Tang, Limei Huang, Fangting Lin, Xiuqin Chen, Yunhui Wang, Jixiang Xu, Yujie Wang, Junling Gao and Qianyi Xiao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:147
  35. Communication between patients and healthcare providers, and effective interprofessional communication, are essential to the provision of high-quality care. Implementing a patient-centred approach may lead to ...

    Authors: Karoline Stray, Torunn Wibe, Jonas Debesay and Asta Bye
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:146
  36. Internet use has both positive and negative effects on mental health. However, few studies have examined the association between internet use and mental health among older adults in developing countries. This ...

    Authors: Yuri Sasaki, Yugo Shobugawa, Ikuma Nozaki, Daisuke Takagi, Yuiko Nagamine, Yuki Shirakura, Kay Thi Lwin, Poe Ei Zin, Thae Zarchi Bo, Tomofumi Sone and Hla Hla Win
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:145
  37. This study aimed to compare the balance ability and functional brain oxygenation in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) among older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) under single and dual tasks, and also inv...

    Authors: Guocai Xu, Mian Zhou, Yan Chen, Qipeng Song, Wei Sun and Jiangna Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:144
  38. Early supported discharge (ESD) aims to link acute and community care, allowing hospital inpatients to return home, continuing to receive the necessary input from healthcare professionals that they would other...

    Authors: Susan Williams, Cliona O’Riordan, Ann-Marie Morrissey, Rose Galvin and Anne Griffin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:143
  39. Osteosarcopenia is a common geriatric syndrome with an increasing prevalence with age, leading to secondary diseases and complex consequences such as falls and fractures, as well as higher mortality and frailt...

    Authors: Kaja Kircher, Oliver Chaudry, Armin M. Nagel, Mansour Ghasemikaram, Michael Uder, Franz Jakob, Matthias Kohl, Wolfgang Kemmler and Klaus Engelke
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:141
  40. Globally, the population of older adults has greatly increased, and active aging—whereby older adults can live healthy and fulfilling lives—is considered crucial for a sustainable society. However, the concept...

    Authors: Eri Osawa, Yuri Sasaki, Hui-Chuan Hsu and Hiroko Miura
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:140
  41. Arthritis primarily affects older people and is a prominent cause of their activity impairment. This study aimed to examine the mediating role of depressive symptoms in the relationship between social particip...

    Authors: Zeping Yan, Xiaorong Luan, LiJun Meng, Yu Wu, Wenran Qu, Simeng Zhang, Huimin Wei and Shicai Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:139
  42. There is a causal link between childhood socioeconomic status and health status in adulthood and beyond. It's vital to comprehend the relationship between childhood socioeconomic status and mental health among...

    Authors: Yulin Chai, Guowei Xian, Lin Guo, Guoqi Fu, Yanxu Liu, Mengxue Wang and Sheng Luo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:138

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