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  1. Maintaining mobility in old age is crucial for healthy ageing including delaying the onset and progress of frailty. However, the extent of an individuals´ mobility relies largely on their personal, social, and...

    Authors: Christine Haeger, Sandra A Mümken, Julie L O‘Sullivan, Robert P Spang, Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons, Martin Stockburger, Dagmar Dräger and Paul Gellert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:65

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  2. The increase in life expectancy has proliferated the number of elderly and subsequently increased the prevalence of disability among the elderly. This study assesses the prevalence of Activity of Daily Living ...

    Authors: Shekhar Chauhan, Shubham Kumar, Rupam Bharti and Ratna Patel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:64

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  3. Obesity is a well-established risk factor for multi-morbidity and disability among older adults in the community and acute care settings. However, nursing home residents with body mass index (BMI) below 18.5 kg/m

    Authors: Isaac Amankwaa, Katherine Nelson, Helen Rook and Caz Hales

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:62

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  4. While there is evidence about stablished risk factors (e.g., raised blood pressure) and higher mortality risk in older population, less has been explored about other functional parameters like the Timed Up and...

    Authors: Edson J. Ascencio, Gustavo D. Cieza-Gómez, Rodrigo M. Carrillo-Larco and Pedro J. Ortiz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:61

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  5. Few studies examined socio-ecological factors and leisure time physical activities (LTPA) and rarely focused on self-regulation and social capital, which might play a significant role in impacting people’s phy...

    Authors: Yufei Wang, Nanyan Li, Jingjie Zhu, Qian Deng, Julinling Hu, Jue Xu and Junmin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:60

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  6. Although it has been suggested that loneliness is a risk factor for adverse health outcomes, living arrangement may confound the association. This study aimed to investigate whether the associations of lonelin...

    Authors: Kai Wei, Yong Liu, Junjie Yang, Nannan Gu, Xinyi Cao, Xudong Zhao, Lijuan Jiang and Chunbo Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:59

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  7. COVID-19 pandemic has reminded how older adults with frailty are particularly exposed to adverse outcomes. In the acute care setting, consideration of evidence-based practice related to frailty screening and m...

    Authors: Xiao Liu, Mai Khanh Le, Amber Yew Chen Lim, Emily Jiali Koh, Tu Ngoc Nguyen, Naveed Anjum Malik, Christopher Tsung Chien Lien, Jer En Lee, Lydia Shu Yi Au, James Alvin Yiew Hock Low and Shiou Liang Wee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:58

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  8. Frail patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face a higher risk of adverse outcomes, but there is no clear consensus on which frailty measures are most suitable for COPD patients. Herein we...

    Authors: Dai Zhang, Wen Tang, Li-Yang Dou, Jia Luo and Ying Sun

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:57

    Content type: Research

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  9. There is sparse evidence on the impact on vulnerable populations of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of our study was to explore burden and mental wellbeing (including depressive, anxiety, and stress symptoms) i...

    Authors: Anna Messina, Martina Lattanzi, Emiliano Albanese and Maddalena Fiordelli

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:56

    Content type: Research

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  10. Adaptive support ventilation (ASV) is a proposed treatment option for central sleep apnea (CSA). Although the effectiveness of ASV remains unclear, some studies have reported promising results regarding the us...

    Authors: Yuriko Hajika, Yuji Kawaguchi, Kenji Hamazaki and Yasuro Kumeda

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:55

    Content type: Case report

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  11. This article describes the research activities undertaken to plan and design a self-compassion intervention for family carers of people living with dementia using a person-based and co-design approach. In prov...

    Authors: Jenny Murfield, Wendy Moyle and Analise O’Donovan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:53

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  12. Multimorbidity poses a challenge for high quality primary care provision for nursing care-dependent people with (PWD) and without (PWOD) dementia. Evidence on the association of primary care quality of multimo...

    Authors: Kathrin Seibert, Susanne Stiefler, Dominik Domhoff, Karin Wolf-Ostermann and Dirk Peschke

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:52

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  13. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) reached the Netherlands in February 2020. To minimize the spread of the virus, the Dutch government announced an “intelligent lockdown”. Older individuals were urged to soci...

    Authors: I. S. Moens, L. J. van Gerven, S. M. Debeij, C. H. Bakker, M. J. C. Moester, S. P. Mooijaart, S. van der Pas, M. Vangeel, J. Gussekloo, Y. M. Drewes and W. P. J.den Elzen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:51

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  14. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a condition that exists between normal healthy ageing and dementia with an uncertain aetiology and prognosis. This uncertainty creates a complex dynamic between the clinician...

    Authors: Stina Saunders, Craig W. Ritchie, Tom C. Russ, Graciela Muniz-Terrera and Richard Milne

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:50

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  15. Elderly care service projects (ECSPs) aim to provide care services with the help of market forces on the supply side to satisfy the huge demand of the elderly. Subsidies play an important role in motivating th...

    Authors: Huan Song, Kehan Ji and Tao Sun

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:49

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  16. Despite the known benefits of non-sedentary behavior, physical activity, and protein and caloric intake to health and muscle mass, strength, and function, many older adults do not meet physical activity and di...

    Authors: Murad H. Taani, Scott J. Strath, Rachel Schiffman, Michael Fendrich, Amy Harley, Chi C. Cho, Yosuke Yamada and Christine R. Kovach

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:48

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  17. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is represented as the most common liver disease worldwide. NAFLD is associated with metabolic risk factors underpinned by insulin resistance, inflammation and endothel...

    Authors: Elena S. George, Surbhi Sood, Robin M. Daly and Sze-Yen Tan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:47

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  18. Osteosarcopenia, defined as sarcopenia plus osteopenia/osteoporosis, may increase the risk of fractures and affects morbidity and mortality in the older population. Falling is also common in the elderly and in...

    Authors: Noushin Fahimfar, Shakiba Yousefi, Sima Noorali, Safoora Gharibzadeh, Mahnaz Sanjari, Kazem Khalagi, Ahmad Mehri, Gita Shafiee, Ramin Heshmat, Iraj Nabipour, Azam Amini, Amirhossein Darabi, Gholamreza Heidari, Bagher Larijani and Afshin Ostovar

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:46

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  19. Parkinson’s disease is a complex neurodegenerative condition with significant impact on quality of life (QoL), wellbeing and function. The objective of this review is to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of ...

    Authors: Jennifer S. Pigott, Edward J. Kane, Gareth Ambler, Kate Walters and Anette Schrag

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:45

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  20. The objectives of the present analyses are to estimate the frequency of potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) at admission according to STOPP/START criteria version 2 in older patients hospitalised due t...

    Authors: Marisa Baré, Marina Lleal, Sara Ortonobes, Maria Queralt Gorgas, Daniel Sevilla-Sánchez, Nuria Carballo, Elisabet De Jaime and Susana Herranz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:44

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  21. The Patient Benefit Assessment Scale for Hospitalised Older Patients (P-BAS HOP) is a tool developed to both identify the priorities of the individual patient and to measure the outcomes relevant to him/her, r...

    Authors: Maria Johanna van der Kluit, Geke J. Dijkstra and Sophia E. de Rooij

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:43

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  22. Our objective was to explore what people receiving and providing care consider to be ‘good’ in-home care for people living with dementia.

    Authors: Anita M. Y. Goh, Meg Polacsek, Sue Malta, Colleen Doyle, Brendan Hallam, Luke Gahan, Lee Fay Low, Claudia Cooper, Gill Livingston, Anita Panayiotou, Samantha M. Loi, Maho Omori, Steven Savvas, Jason Burton, David Ames, Samuel C. Scherer…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:42

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  23. The victimization of women constitutes a human rights violation and a health risk factor. The central objectives of this study were to analyze the probability of revictimization among older adult Mexican women...

    Authors: Liliana Giraldo-Rodríguez, Dolores Mino-León, Sergio Olinsser Aragón-Grijalva and Marcela Agudelo-Botero

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:41

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  24. Older people living in Residential Aged Care (RAC) are at high risk of clinical deterioration. Telehealth has the potential to provide timely, patient-centred care where transfer to hospital can be a burden an...

    Authors: Carolyn Hullick, Jane Conway, Alix Hall, Wendy Murdoch, Janean Cole, Jacqueline Hewitt, Christopher Oldmeadow and John Attia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:40

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  25. The aim of the study was to examine the explanatory role of sociodemographic, clinical, behavioral, and social factors on racial/ethnic differences in cognitive decline among adults with diabetes.

    Authors: Sean M. O’Toole, Rebekah J. Walker, Emma Garacci, Aprill Z. Dawson, Jennifer A. Campbell and Leonard E. Egede

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:39

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  26. Poor premorbid functional status (PFS) is associated with mortality after intensive care unit (ICU) admission in patients aged 80 years or older. In the subgroup of very old ICU patients, the ability to recove...

    Authors: Laura Pietiläinen, Minna Bäcklund, Johanna Hästbacka and Matti Reinikainen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:38

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  27. The objective of this study is to analyze the data of the 2018 Turkey Demographic and Health Survey and determine personal and demographic factors associated with elderly who are 60 and older and living alone.

    Authors: Filiz Adana, Seyfi Durmaz, Safiye Özvurmaz, Ceren Varer Akpınar and Duygu Yeşilfidan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:37

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  28. Due to ageing of the population the incidence of multimorbidity and polypharmacy is rising. Polypharmacy is a risk factor for medication-related (re)admission and therefore places a significant burden on the h...

    Authors: Aimée E. M. J. H. Linkens, Vanja Milosevic, Noémi van Nie, Anne Zwietering, Peter W. de Leeuw, Marjan van den Akker, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Silvia M. A. A. Evers, Carlota Mestres Gonzalvo, Bjorn Winkens, Bob P. A. van de Loo, Louis de Wolf, Lucretia Peeters, Monique de Ree, Bart Spaetgens, Kim P. G. M. Hurkens…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:36

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  29. Previous research has found a link between sleep quality and psychological distress. However, the underlying mechanisms of this connection have still not been well explored. The aim of this study was to examin...

    Authors: Chichen Zhang, Shujuan Xiao, Huang Lin, Lei Shi, Xiao Zheng, Yaqing Xue, Fang Dong, Jiachi Zhang and Benli Xue

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:35

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  30. Containment measures in the COVID-19 pandemic protected individuals at high risk, particularly individuals at old age, but little is known about how these measures affected health-related behavior of old aged ...

    Authors: Caroline Brandl, Martina E. Zimmermann, Felix Günther, Alexander Dietl, Helmut Küchenhoff, Julika Loss, Klaus J. Stark and Iris M. Heid

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:34

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  31. Care homes provide long term care for older people. Countries with standardised approaches to residents’ assessment, care planning and review (known as minimum data sets (MDS)) use the aggregate data to guide ...

    Authors: Massirfufulay Kpehe Musa, Gizdem Akdur, Sarah Brand, Anne Killett, Karen Spilsbury, Guy Peryer, Jennifer Kirsty Burton, Adam Lee Gordon, Barbara Hanratty, Ann-Marie Towers, Lisa Irvine, Sarah Kelly, Liz Jones, Julienne Meyer and Claire Goodman

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:33

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  32. Shock-absorbing flooring may minimise impact forces incurred from falls to reduce fall-related injuries; however, synthesized evidence is required to inform decision-making in hospitals and care homes.

    Authors: Amy Drahota, Lambert M. Felix, James Raftery, Bethany E. Keenan, Chantelle C. Lachance, Dawn C. Mackey, Chris Markham and Andrew C. Laing

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:32

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  33. Physiotherapists need to use pedagogical approaches and strategies in their work. However, there is no previous definition of what a pedagogical approach in physiotherapy means neither in general nor specifica...

    Authors: Karin Nordell, Karin Hellström and Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:31

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  34. Frailty is a common condition in older adults and has a major impact on patient outcomes and service use. Information on the prevalence in middle-aged adults and the patterns of progression of frailty at an in...

    Authors: Carole Fogg, Simon D. S. Fraser, Paul Roderick, Simon de Lusignan, Andrew Clegg, Sally Brailsford, Abigail Barkham, Harnish P. Patel, Vivienne Windle, Scott Harris, Shihua Zhu, Tracey England, Dave Evenden, Francesca Lambert and Bronagh Walsh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:30

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  35. Delirium is one of the most frequent complications in hospitalized elderly patients with additional costs such as prolongation of hospital stays and institutionalization, with risk of reduced functional recove...

    Authors: Luise Drewas, Hassan Ghadir, Rüdiger Neef, Karl-Stefan Delank and Ursula Wolf

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:29

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  36. Postoperative ischemic stroke is a devastating complication following total hip arthroplasty (THA). The purpose of the current study was to investigate the incidence of postoperative acute ischemic stroke (AIS...

    Authors: Rui He, Guoyou Wang, Ting Li, Huarui Shen and LijuanZhang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:28

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  37. Nursing home residents are in high risk of vitamin D deficiency, which negatively affects bone health. Vitamin D and calcium supplements haves shown to increase bone density and reduce fracture risk. Therefore...

    Authors: Charlotte Mortensen, Inge Tetens, Michael Kristensen, Pia Snitkjaer and Anne Marie Beck

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:27

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  38. There is a shortage of research evidence about how social isolation, social participation, and loneliness were longitudinally associated with frailty. This study was to 1) examine the associations of social is...

    Authors: Lixia Ge, Chun Wei Yap and Bee Hoon Heng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:26

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  39. To address the lack of social interaction and meaningful activities for persons with dementia (PWD) in nursing homes an artistic Photo-Activity was designed. The present study aims to develop a digital version...

    Authors: Josephine Rose Orejana Tan, Petra Boersma, Teake P. Ettema, Laurence Aëgerter, Robbert Gobbens, Max L. Stek and Rose-Marie Dröes

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:25

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  40. Octogenarians and beyond have often been neglected in the populational study of disease despite being at the highest point of non-modifiable disease risk burden and the fastest-growing age group for the past d...

    Authors: Siti Z. Suki, Ahmad S. M. Zuhdi, ‘ Abqariyah A. Yahya and Nur L. Zaharan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:23

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  41. The incorporation of acute frailty services into the acute care pathway is increasingly common. The prevalence and impact of acute frailty services in the UK are currently unclear.

    Authors: Thomas Knight, Catherine Atkin, Finbarr C Martin, Chris Subbe, Mark Holland, Tim Cooksley and Daniel Lasserson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:19

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  42. Functional status is a patient-important, patient-centered measurement. The utility of functional status measures to inform post-discharge patient needs is unknown. We sought to examine the utility of routinel...

    Authors: Mats L. Junek, Aaron Jones, George Heckman, Catherine Demers, Lauren E. Griffith and Andrew P. Costa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:8

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  43. Multidimensional frailty, including physical, psychological, and social components, is associated to disability, lower quality of life, increased healthcare utilization, and mortality. In order to prevent or d...

    Authors: Marcel A. L. M. van Assen, Judith H. M. Helmink and Robbert J. J. Gobbens

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:7

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  44. Japan has promoted end-of-life care at home and in long-term care facilities, and the total proportion of in-hospital deaths has decreased recently. However, the difference in trends of in-hospital deaths by t...

    Authors: Yuta Taniguchi, Masao Iwagami, Xueying Jin, Nobuo Sakata, Mikiya Sato, Taeko Watanabe, Kyoko Hanari, Kazuhiro Abe, Haruko Noguchi and Nanako Tamiya

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:6

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