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  1. Confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic has placed great stress on older adults, which may be affecting their quality of life. Thus, this study aims to describe the changes in mental and physical health, isol...

    Authors: M. Soledad Herrera, Raúl Elgueta, M. Beatriz Fernández, Claudia Giacoman, Daniella Leal, Pío Marshall, Miriam Rubio and Felipe Bustamante

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:143

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Independence is related to the aging process. Loss of independence is defined as the inability to make decisions and participate in activities of daily living (ADLs). Independence is related to physical, psych...

    Authors: Charlotte Bimou, Michel Harel, Cécile Laubarie-Mouret, Noëlle Cardinaud, Marion Charenton-Blavignac, Nassima Toumi, Justine Trimouillas, Caroline Gayot, Sophie Boyer, Réjean Hebert, Thierry Dantoine and Achille Tchalla

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:142

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  3. To evaluate the acceptability of handgrip strength, gait speed, quadriceps ultrasound, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to older adults conducted during and following hospitalisation.

    Authors: Carly Welch, Carolyn Greig, Tahir Masud and Thomas A. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:141

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Although isolated distal deep vein thrombosis (IDDVT) is a clinical complication for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients, very few clinicians value it and few methods can predict early IDDVT. This study aimed...

    Authors: Hao-Ran Cheng, Gui-Qian Huang, Zi-Qian Wu, Yue-Min Wu, Gang-Qiang Lin, Jia-Ying Song, Yun-Tao Liu, Xiao-Qian Luan, Zheng-Zhong Yuan, Wen-Zong Zhu, Jin-Cai He and Zhen Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:140

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Previously, several indexes based on a large number of clinical and laboratory tests to predict mortality and frailty have been produced. However, there is still a need for an easily applicable screening tool ...

    Authors: Elisa Heikkilä, Marika Salminen, Anna Viljanen, Taina Katajamäki, Marja-Kaisa Koivula, Kari Pulkki, Raimo Isoaho, Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä, Matti Viitanen, Minna Löppönen, Tero Vahlberg, Laura Viikari and Kerttu Irjala

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:139

    Content type: Research article

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  6. For the rising number of people living with dementia, cost-effective community-based interventions to support psychosocial care are needed. The FindMyApps intervention has been developed with and for people wi...

    Authors: David Peter Neal, Yvonne J. F. Kerkhof, Teake P. Ettema, Majon Muller, Judith Bosmans, Evelyn Finnema, Maud Graff, Karin Dijkstra, Max L. Stek and Rose-Marie Dröes

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:138

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. On April 7, 2020, Japan declared a state of emergency due to the first wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the associated social distancing likely to have had a great impact on older adults’ lifes...

    Authors: Yasumichi Arai, Yuko Oguma, Yukiko Abe, Midori Takayama, Azusa Hara, Hisashi Urushihara and Toru Takebayashi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:137

    Content type: Research article

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  8. As the world’s population ages and people live longer, it seems important to ensure that older people have a good quality of life and positive subjective well-being. The objective of this study is to determine...

    Authors: Abdelhafid Benksim, Rachid Ait Addi, Elhassania Khalloufi, Aziz Habibi and Mohamed Cherkaoui

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:136

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Hypertension is a worldwide public health problem. We sought to examine the interactive associations among sodium intake, alcohol consumption and hypertension among older adult residents of Inner Mongolia in n...

    Authors: Xi Nan, Haiwen Lu, Jing Wu, Mingming Xue, Yonggang Qian, Wenrui Wang and Xuemei Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:135

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Almost half of the stroke patients admitted to geriatric rehabilitation has persisting problems after discharge. Currently, there is no evidence based geriatric rehabilitation programme available for older str...

    Authors: Tom P. M. M. Vluggen, Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Frans E. Tan, Jeanine A. Verbunt, Caroline M. van Heugten and Jos M. G. A. Schols

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:134

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  11. Hyperkyphosis is common in older adults and associated with low physical function and reduced health related quality of life (HrQol). Improved kyphosis has been previously established in kyphosis-targeted inte...

    Authors: Amy Gladin, Wendy B. Katzman, Yoshimi Fukuoka, Neeta Parimi, Shirley Wong and Nancy E. Lane

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:133

    Content type: Research article

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  12. As Japanese society continues to age, the isolation of older people is increasing, and community living for people with cognitive impairment is becoming more difficult. However, the challenges faced by people ...

    Authors: Chiaki Ura, Tsuyoshi Okamura, Mika Sugiyama, Fumiko Miyamae, Mari Yamashita, Riko Nakayama, Ayako Edahiro, Tsutomu Taga, Hiroki Inagaki, Madoka Ogawa and Shuichi Awata

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:131

    Content type: Research article

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  13. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Agnete Nygaard, Liv Halvorsrud, Ellen Karine Grov and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:130

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:227

  14. Experiences of violence and abuse is a prominent part of the life history of many older adults and is known to have negative health effects. However, the importance of multiple victimization over the life cour...

    Authors: Johanna Simmons and Katarina Swahnberg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:129

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Middle-aged and older adults are more vulnerable to hospitalization and mortality if they are infected with the COVID-19 virus. The present study investigates the longitudinal effects of subjective successful ...

    Authors: Dannii Y. Yeung, Edwin K. H. Chung, Alfred H. K. Lam and Alvin K. K. Ho

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:128

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia (ADRD) report high levels of distress, including symptoms of anxiety and depression, caregiving burden, and existential suffering; however,...

    Authors: Nicole R. Fowler, Katherine S. Judge, Kaitlyn Lucas, Tayler Gowan, Patrick Stutz, Mu Shan, Laura Wilhelm, Tommy Parry and Shelley A. Johns

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:127

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  17. Caring of older adults with dementia at home can be challenging for home care workers. There is a need to develop suitable training for home care workers to improve the quality of dementia care. We evaluated a...

    Authors: Hsin-Feng Su, Malcolm Koo, Wen-Li Lee, Huei-Chuan Sung, Ru-Ping Lee and Wen-I Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:126

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Frailty increases the adverse outcomes of clinical heart failure; however, the relationship between frailty and stage-B heart failure (SBHF) remains unknown. We aimed to explore the epidemiology and predictive...

    Authors: Pei-Pei Zheng, Si-Min Yao, Wei He, Yu-Hao Wan, Hua Wang and Jie-Fu Yang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:125

    Content type: Research article

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  19. There is still a lack of systematic investigation of comprehensive contextual factors of subjective well-being (SWB) among Chinese oldest-old. This study aimed to explore sociodemographic, health-related, and ...

    Authors: Gang Cheng and Yan Yan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:124

    Content type: Research article

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  20. This study examines associations among social isolation, loneliness, and cognitive health risks in older Korean Americans, focusing on the mediating role of loneliness in the relationship between social isolat...

    Authors: Yuri Jang, Eun Young Choi, Nan Sook Park, David A. Chiriboga, Lei Duan and Miyong T. Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:123

    Content type: Research article

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  21. With age, most cognitive functions decline. As the number of people aged 60 years and older is expected to rise rapidly within the next decades, identifying interventions that promote healthy cognitive ageing ...

    Authors: Judith Alina Grossmann, Verena Magdalena Koelsch, Merve Gul Degirmenci, Steffen Aschenbrenner, Birgit Teichmann and Patric Meyer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:122

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Policy makers and care providers see assistive technology and telecare as potential products to support people with dementia to live independently in their homes and communities. Previous research rarely exami...

    Authors: Matthew Lariviere, Fiona Poland, John Woolham, Stanton Newman and Chris Fox

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:121

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Acquired infections in hospitalized elderly people are a growing concern. In long-term care facilities with multiple staff and visitor contacts, virus outbreaks are a common challenge for infection prevention ...

    Authors: Yohan Hababou, Assia Taleb, Amélie Recoing, Frédérique Moreau, Isabelle Simon, Florence Muller de Schongor, Elyanne Gault and Marie-Anne Rameix-Welti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:120

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  24. Understanding intervention delivery as intended, particularly in complex interventions, should be underpinned by good quality fidelity assessment. We present the findings from a fidelity assessment embedded as...

    Authors: Kirsty Sprange, Jules Beresford-Dent, Gail Mountain, Claire Craig, Clare Mason, Katherine Berry, Jessica Wright, Shazmin Majid, Ben Thomas and Cindy L. Cooper

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:119

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  25. Chronic venous leg ulcers (CVLUs) are the most common type of lower extremity wound. Even when treated with evidenced-based care, 30–50% of CVLUs fail to heal. A specific gap exists about the association betwe...

    Authors: Teresa J. Kelechi, Robin C. Muise-Helmericks, Laurie A. Theeke, Steven W. Cole, Mohan Madisetti, Martina Mueller and Margaret A. Prentice

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:118

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  26. The use of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) in population of older adults may result in adverse drug events (ADE) already after short term exposure, especially when it is prescribed to patients with ...

    Authors: Safoura Sheikh Rezaei, Hana Šinkovec, Alexander Schöberl, Christoph Rinner, Georg Heinze, Michael Wolzt and Walter Gall

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:117

    Content type: Research article

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  27. This study aimed to prospectively analyze the risk factors for new falls and fragility fractures in self-caring elderly patients and to find suitable evaluation tools for community screening and follow-up inte...

    Authors: Jian Zhou, Bo Liu, Ming-Zhao Qin and Jin-Ping Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:116

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  28. Emergency department (ED) care of older patients is often complex. Geriatric ED guidelines can help to meet this challenge. However, training requirements, the use of time-consuming tools for comprehensive ger...

    Authors: Jenny Liu, Therese Palmgren, Sari Ponzer, Italo Masiello and Nasim Farrokhnia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:115

    Content type: Research article

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  29. International studies provide an overview of socio-demographic characteristics associated with loneliness among older adults, but few studies distinguished between emotional and social loneliness. This study e...

    Authors: Irene N. Fierloos, Siok Swan Tan, Greg Williams, Tamara Alhambra-Borrás, Elin Koppelaar, Lovorka Bilajac, Arpana Verma, Athina Markaki, Francesco Mattace-Raso, Vanja Vasiljev, Carmen B. Franse and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:114

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  30. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and acute myocardial infarction cardiovascular (AMI) are two important health issues in older patients. Little is known regarding characteristics of AMI in older patients hos...

    Authors: Yu Kang, Xiang-Yang Fang, Dong Wang and Xiao-Juan Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:113

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  31. The aim of this study was to describe barriers and facilitators for shared decision making (SDM) as experienced by older patients with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs), informal caregivers and health profess...

    Authors: Ruth E. Pel-Littel, Marjolein Snaterse, Nelly Marela Teppich, Bianca M. Buurman, Faridi S. van Etten-Jamaludin, Julia C. M. van Weert, Mirella M. Minkman and Wilma J. M. Scholte op Reimer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:112

    Content type: Review

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  32. Pneumonia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults. The role of frailty assessment in older adults with pneumonia is not well defined. Our purpose of the study was to investigate 30-day clin...

    Authors: Chan Mi Park, Wonsock Kim, Hye Chang Rhim, Eun Sik Lee, Jong Hun Kim, Kyung Hwan Cho and Dae Hyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:111

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  33. Persons aged ≥ 65 years are currently the world’s fastest growing age group. An important complication of age is the increasing risk of falls. Falls have multifactorial etiology and modifiable risk factors ope...

    Authors: Simone Chantal Gafner, Caroline Henrice Germaine Bastiaenen, Emmanuel Biver, Serge Ferrari and Lara Allet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:110

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. The interactions between nursing home (NH) staff and their residents are crucial not only for the atmosphere at the NH but also for achieving care goals. In order to test the potential effects of daily physica...

    Authors: S. Vikström, H. K. Grönstedt, T. Cederholm, E. Franzén, G. Faxén-Irving, Å. Seiger and A.-M. Boström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:109

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  35. Although it is well known that aging impairs navigation performance, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Egocentric strategy requires navigators to remember a series of body-turns without relying...

    Authors: Jia-Xin Zhang, Lin Wang, Hai-Yan Hou, Chun-Lin Yue, Liang Wang and Hui-Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:108

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  36. Prevalence of hearing loss increases with age. Its estimated prevalence is 40–50 % in people over 75 years of age. Recent studies agree that declinein hearing threshold contribute to deterioration in sociality...

    Authors: Domenico Cuda, Sara Ghiselli and Alessandra Murri

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:107

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Demographic aging is a generalised event and the proportion of older adults is increasing rapidly worldwide with chronic pathologies, disability, and complexity of health needs. The intracerebral haemorrhage (...

    Authors: Blanca Lorman-Carbó, Josep Lluís Clua-Espuny, Eulàlia Muria-Subirats, Juan Ballesta-Ors, Maria Antònia González-Henares, José Fernández-Sáez and Francisco M. Martín-Luján

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:106

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  38. Total physical activity is positively associated with brain volume and cognition in older adults. While we have ample evidence that recreational physical activity influences brain health, the contributions of ...

    Authors: Noah D. Koblinsky, Liesel-Ann C. Meusel, Carol E. Greenwood and Nicole D. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:104

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  39. Motor and cognitive impairments are frequently observed following stroke, but are often managed as distinct entities, and there is little evidence regarding how they are related. The aim of this study was to d...

    Authors: Marte Stine Einstad, Ingvild Saltvedt, Stian Lydersen, Marie H. Ursin, Ragnhild Munthe-Kaas, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Anne-Brita Knapskog, Torunn Askim, Mona K. Beyer, Halvor Næss, Yngve M. Seljeseth, Hanne Ellekjær and Pernille Thingstad

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:103

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  40. From late February 2020, English care homes rapidly adapted their practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to accommodating new guidelines and policies, staff had to adjust to rapid reconfig...

    Authors: Fiona Marshall, Adam Gordon, John R. F. Gladman and Simon Bishop

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:102

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  41. Frailty syndrome disproportionately affects older people, including 15% of non-nursing home population, and is known to be a strong predictor of poor health outcomes. There is a growing interest in incorporati...

    Authors: Marcela D. Blinka, Brian Buta, Kevin D. Bader, Casey Hanley, Nancy L. Schoenborn, Matthew McNabney and Qian-Li Xue

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:101

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  42. The Frailty In Residential Sector over Time (FIRST) Study is a 3-year prospective cohort study investigating the health of residents living in residential aged care services (RACS) in South Australia. The stud...

    Authors: Agathe Daria Jadczak, Leonie Robson, Tina Cooper, J. Simon Bell and Renuka Visvanathan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:99

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  43. Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use has adverse effects on health, particularly in elder patients. Various country-specific explicit criteria have been developed to measure the appropriateness of pr...

    Authors: Huanyu Zhang, Eliza LY Wong, Eng-kiong Yeoh and Bosco HM Ma

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:98

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  44. Advance care planning (ACP) is a process that enables individuals to describe, in advance, the kind of health care they would want in the future. There is evidence that ACP reduces hospital-based interventions...

    Authors: Michelle B. Cox, Margaret J. McGregor, Madison Huggins, Paige Moorhouse, Laurie Mallery and Katie Bauder

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:97

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  45. Process evaluations provide contextual insight into the way in which interventions are delivered. This information is essential when designing strategies to implement programs into wider clinical practice. We ...

    Authors: Breiffni Leavy, Conran Joseph, Lydia Kwak and Erika Franzén

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:96

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  46. Frailty, a syndrome characterized by a decline in function reserve, is common in older patients with heart failure (HF) and is associated with prognosis. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of frailty on o...

    Authors: Shuo-Chun Weng, Chu-Sheng Lin, Der-Cherng Tarng and Shih-Yi Lin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:92

    Content type: Research article

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