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  1. African American caregivers of community-residing persons with dementia are mostly unpaid and have high rates of unmet basic and health needs. The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) mandates improved coor...

    Authors: Emily M. Abramsohn, Jessica Jerome, Kelsey Paradise, Tia Kostas, Wesley Alexandra Spacht and Stacy Tessler Lindau

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:311

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  2. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) is an indicator of whether a community-dwelling elderly can live independently. IADL decline was reported to be associated with aging and depression. The present ...

    Authors: Eri Kiyoshige, Mai Kabayama, Yasuyuki Gondo, Yukie Masui, Hiroki Inagaki, Madoka Ogawa, Takeshi Nakagawa, Saori Yasumoto, Hiroshi Akasaka, Ken Sugimoto, Kazunori Ikebe, Yasumichi Arai, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Hiromi Rakugi and Kei Kamide

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:309

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  3. Death anxiety is a common phenomenon in all societies. Older adults may be more prone to death anxiety than their younger counterparts; however, death anxiety among older adults is not well understood. This st...

    Authors: Jiaxi Zhang, Jiaxi Peng, Pan Gao, He Huang, Yunfei Cao, Lulu Zheng and Danmin Miao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:308

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  4. Elder abuse is a serious violation of human rights and a worldwide issue. Upon hospital admission, elderly patients become vulnerable and susceptible to abuse. Understanding the issues perceived as abuse by th...

    Authors: Zeinab Naderi, Sakineh Gholamzadeh, Ladan Zarshenas and Abbas Ebadi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:307

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  5. Frail older adults are commonly prescribed antidepressants. Yet, there is little evidence to determine the efficacy and safety of antidepressants to treat depression with concomitant frailty. To better underst...

    Authors: Laurie Mallery, Tanya MacLeod, Michael Allen, Pamela McLean-Veysey, Natasha Rodney-Cail, Evan Bezanson, Brian Steeves, Constance LeBlanc and Paige Moorhouse

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:306

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  6. Our objective was to characterize the relationship of anemia and hemoglobin concentrations with cross-sectional cognitive functions and changes in cognitive functions over 2 years in a large sample of Chinese ...

    Authors: Tingting Qin, Mingming Yan, Zhen Fu, Yating Song, Wanrong Lu, A’dan Fu and Ping Yin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:305

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  7. In the absence of vaccine or cure, public knowledge about Human Immune Virus (HIV) is a central tool for curbing HIV epidemic. This study sought to assess the knowledge of HIV among older adults (50 years and ...

    Authors: Reindolf Anokye, Enoch Acheampong, Amy Budu-Ainooson, Edmund Isaac Obeng, Emmanuel Tetteh, Yvonne Sabby Acheampong and Curtis Edward Nettey-Marbell

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:304

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  8. Fall injuries and related healthcare use among older adults are increasing in the United States. This study examined chronic illnesses, sensory and memory problems, and injury characteristics that were associa...

    Authors: Namkee G. Choi, Bryan Y. Choi, Diana M. DiNitto, C. Nathan Marti and Mark E. Kunik

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:303

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  9. While the associations between personality traits and self-reported physical activity are well replicated, few studies have examined the associations between personality and device-based measures of both physi...

    Authors: Iva Čukić, Catharine R. Gale, Sebastien F. M. Chastin, Philippa M. Dall, Manon L. Dontje, Dawn A. Skelton and Ian J. Deary

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:302

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  10. Proximal femoral fractures are strongly associated with morbidity and mortality in elderly patients. Mortality is highest among frail institutionalized elderly with both physical and cognitive comorbidities wh...

    Authors: Pieter Joosse, Sverre A. I. Loggers, C. L. P. (Marc) Van de Ree, Romke Van Balen, Jeroen Steens, Rutger G. Zuurmond, Taco Gosens, Sven H. Van Helden, Suzanne Polinder, Hanna C. Willems and Esther M. M. Van Lieshout

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:301

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  11. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs), modifications of proteins or amino acids, are increasingly produced and accumulated with age-related diseases. Recent studies suggested that the ratio of AGEs and their ...

    Authors: Helen Ebert, Maria Elena Lacruz, Alexander Kluttig, Andreas Simm, Karin Halina Greiser, Daniel Tiller, Nadja Kartschmit and Rafael Mikolajczyk

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:299

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  12. Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures represent a major health burden worldwide, and the prevalence of osteoporosis is expected to increase as the world’s population ages. Suffering from vertebral fracture has ...

    Authors: Brita Stanghelle, Hege Bentzen, Lora Giangregorio, Are Hugo Pripp and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:298

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  13. The extension of the life span has led to an increase in the number of older people and an increase in the prevalence of disability in people over 60 years of age. The aim of this study was to assess the preva...

    Authors: Agnieszka Ćwirlej-Sozańska, Agnieszka Wiśniowska-Szurlej, Anna Wilmowska-Pietruszyńska and Bernard Sozański

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:297

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  14. FRAIL-NH has been commonly used to assess frailty in nursing home residents and validated in many ethnic populations; however, it has not been validated in mainland China, where such an assessment tool is lack...

    Authors: Feng Ge, Weiwei Liu, Minhui Liu, Siyuan Tang, Yongjin Lu and Tianxue Hou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:296

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  15. People with dementia describe experiences of loss that threaten their autonomy and ability to contribute to society. They often have difficulties with orientation, loss of roll function, and fear about the fut...

    Authors: Guro Hanevold Bjørkløf, Anne-Sofie Helvik, Tanja Louise Ibsen, Elisabeth Wiken Telenius, Ellen Karine Grov and Siren Eriksen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:295

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  16. Subjective memory complaint (SMCs) is a common trait amongst older population. The subjective cognition about their memory could depend on objective cognition. The aim of the current study was to examine the i...

    Authors: Soowon Park, Ji-Hye Lee, Jiyeon Lee, Youngsung Cho, Hyun Gyu Park, Yongjoon Yoo, Jung-Hae Youn, Seung-Ho Ryu, Jae Yeon Hwang, Jeongsim Kim and Jun-Young Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:294

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  17. The Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA) program has implemented overlapping BioPsychoSocial (BPS) components as part of a Community Development (CD) grassroots and volunteer-led initiative. Implementation ...

    Authors: Su Aw, Gerald C. H. Koh, Chuen Seng Tan, Mee Lian Wong, Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef, Susana Concordo Harding, Mary Ann B. Geronimo and Zoe J. L. Hildon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:263

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  18. Fall-related efficacy has been found to be associated with both falls and fall risk factors such as physical performance. The aim of the present study was to clarify whether fall-related efficacy is, independe...

    Authors: Naoto Kamide, Yoshitaka Shiba, Miki Sakamoto, Haruhiko Sato and Akie Kawamura

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:293

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  19. Person-centered care is widely recognized as a gold standard and is based on a supportive psychosocial climate for both residents and staff in nursing homes. Residents and staff may have different perspectives...

    Authors: Yunxia Yang, Hui Li, Lily Dongxia XIAO, Wenhui Zhang, Menghan Xia and Hui Feng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:292

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  20. Although the interest of antibiotics is well known, antibiotics prescription is associated with side effect, especially in patients with multiples comorbidities. One way to reduce the incidence of side effects...

    Authors: Anthony Dylis, Anne Sophie Boureau, Audrey Coutant, Eric Batard, François Javaudin, Gilles Berrut, Laure de Decker and Guillaume Chapelet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:291

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  21. We investigated the association of anti-osteoporosis medication with mortality risk in older adults with hip fractures and evaluated the influence of medication adherence on mortality.

    Authors: Shan-Fu Yu, Jur-Shan Cheng, Ying-Chou Chen, Jia-Feng Chen, Chung-Yuan Hsu, Han-Ming Lai, Chi-Hua Ko, Wen-Chan Chiu, Yu-Jih Su and Tien-Tsai Cheng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:290

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  22. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common clinical syndrome with significant negative outcomes. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a delirium screening tool and multidisciplinary de...

    Authors: Jung-Yeon Choi, Kwang-il Kim, Min-gu Kang, Young-Kyun Lee, Kyung-Hoi Koo, Joo Han Oh, Young Ho Park, Jeewon Suh, Nak-Hyun Kim, Hyun-Jung Yoo, Jahyun Koo, Hyun Mi Moon, Eun Hui Kim, Kayoung Park and Cheol-Ho Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:289

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  23. As the population ages, older hospitalized patients are at increased risk for hospital-acquired morbidity. The Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders (MOVE) program is an evidence-informed early mobilization interv...

    Authors: Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Charmalee Harris, Jemila S. Hamid, Joycelyne E. Ewusie, Jacquelyn Quirk, Karen Osiowy, Julia E. Moore, Sobia Khan, Barbara Liu and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:288

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  24. Over two-thirds of older Australians use different types/levels of aged care at some point in later life. Our aims were to estimate transitional probabilities and to identify risk factors influencing the movem...

    Authors: Md. Mijanur Rahman, Jimmy T. Efird and Julie E. Byles

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:286

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  25. Unplanned readmission is an important healthcare quality issue. We studied the effect of a comprehensive geriatric screen (CGS) in the early admission course followed by a comprehensive geriatric assessment on...

    Authors: Kun-Pei Lin, Jen-Hau Chen, Feng-Ping Lu, Chiung-Jung Wen and Ding-Cheng (Derrick) Chan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:285

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  26. For nursing home (NH) residents with swallowing or chewing problems, appealing texture-modified-diets (TMD) need to be available in order to support adequate nutrition. The aim of this study was to describe th...

    Authors: Carina Burger, Eva Kiesswetter, Rowena Alber, Ulrike Pfannes, Ulrike Arens-Azevedo and Dorothee Volkert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:284

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  27. Longevity and frailty have significant implications for healthcare delivery. They increase demands for healthcare service and surge risk of hospitalization. Despite gaining global attention, determinants of fr...

    Authors: Uday Narayan Yadav, Man Kumar Tamang, Tarka Bahadur Thapa, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Mark Fort Harris and Krishna Kumar Yadav

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:283

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  28. ‘Screening tool of older people’s prescriptions (STOPP) and screening tool to alert to right treatment (START)’ criteria is a useful tool to assess the appropriateness of medicines among older adults. However,...

    Authors: N. R. Samaranayake, A. Balasuriya, G. H. Fernando, D. Samaraweera, L. G. T. Shanika, J. K. P. Wanigasuriya, C. N. Wijekoon and C. A. Wanigatunge

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:282

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  29. Given the theoretical and methodological limitations, there is insufficient knowledge about the psychometric properties and internal structure of quality of life (QOL) measurements for patients with dementia l...

    Authors: Eun-Young Park, Seon-Min Park and Jung-Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:281

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  30. Setting meaningful, individualized rehabilitation goals is an essential part of the rehabilitation process. Even though patients with dementia are a drastically increasing patient group in geriatric rehabilita...

    Authors: Ilona Dutzi, Michael Schwenk, Marietta Kirchner, Jürgen M. Bauer and Klaus Hauer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:280

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  31. Developing countries are experiencing rapid population ageing. Many do not have the resources or formal structures available to support the health and wellbeing of people as they age. In other contexts, the us...

    Authors: Leon N. Geffen, Gabrielle Kelly, John N. Morris and Elizabeth P. Howard

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:279

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  32. Falls and fall-related injuries exacerbate the health problems of older adults, and they are a public health concern. Despite an abundance of research, the implementation of evidence-based fall prevention prog...

    Authors: Hilde Worum, Daniela Lillekroken, Birgitte Ahlsen, Kirsti Skavberg Roaldsen and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:278

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  33. The community pharmacist is a key player in medication reviews of older outpatients. However, it is not always clear which individuals require a medication review. The objective of the present study was to ide...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Beuscart, Ségolène Petit, Sophie Gautier, Patrick Wierre, Thibaut Balcaen, Jean-Marc Lefebvre, Nicolas Kambia, Elisabeth Bertoux, Daniel Mascaut, Christine Barthélémy, Damien Cuny, François Puisieux and Bertrand Décaudin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:277

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  34. Studies suggest that anticholinergic medication or benzodiazepine use could increase dementia risk. We tested this hypothesis using data from a UK cohort study.

    Authors: Carlota M. Grossi, Kathryn Richardson, Chris Fox, Ian Maidment, Nicholas Steel, Yoon K. Loke, Antony Arthur, Phyo Kyaw Myint, Noll Campbell, Malaz Boustani, Louise Robinson, Carol Brayne, Fiona E. Matthews and George M. Savva

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:276

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  35. Some interventions are developed from practice, and implemented before evidence of effect is determined, or the intervention is fully specified. An example is Namaste Care, a multi-component intervention for p...

    Authors: Catherine Walshe, Julie Kinley, Shakil Patel, Claire Goodman, Frances Bunn, Jennifer Lynch, David Scott, Anne Davidson Lund, Min Stacpoole, Nancy Preston and Katherine Froggatt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:275

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  36. Functional disability is a significant problem after natural disasters. Musculoskeletal pain is reported to increase after disasters, which can cause functional disability among survivors. However, the effects...

    Authors: Yutaka Yabe, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Takuya Sekiguchi, Yumi Sugawara, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Nobuyuki Itaya, Shinichirou Yoshida, Yasuhito Sogi, Toshihisa Yano, Takahiro Onoki, Ichiro Tsuji and Eiji Itoi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:274

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  37. Complex medication schedules in Parkinson’s disease (PD) result in lower therapy adherence, which contributes to suboptimal therapy and clinical deterioration. Medication reminder systems might improve therapy...

    Authors: K. Hannink, L. ter Brake, N.G.M. Oonk, A.A. Wertenbroek, M. Piek, L. Vree-Egberts, M.J. Faber, J. van der Palen and L.D. Dorresteijn

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:273

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  38. Older surgical patients are at high risk of developing postoperative delirium. Non-pharmacological strategies are recommended for delirium prevention, but no pharmacological agents have compelling evidence to ...

    Authors: Ashley M. Campbell, David Rhys Axon, Jennifer R. Martin, Marion K. Slack, Lea Mollon and Jeannie K. Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:272

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  39. Hand grip strength (HGS) is an important function of upper extremities for older adults. Several studies have shown the importance of measuring HGS in different settings. Current established normative values o...

    Authors: Bader Alqahtani, Aqeel Alenazi, Mohammed Alshehri, Mohammed Alqahtani and Ragab Elnaggar

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:271

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  40. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour have been suggested to independently affect a number of health outcomes. To what extent different combinations of physical activity and sedentary behaviour may influen...

    Authors: Asier Mañas, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, Irene Rodríguez-Gómez, Javier Leal-Martín, José Losa-Reyna, Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas, Francisco J. García-García and Ignacio Ara

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:270

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  41. Acute infection leads to substantial mortality in the nonagenarian population. However, the predictive efficacies of functional status and biochemical indexes for in-hospital mortality in these patients remain...

    Authors: Wei Huang, Ying Sun, Yunli Xing and Cuiying Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:269

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  42. While orthogeriatric care to patients with hip fractures is established, the impact of similar intervention in patients with fragility fractures in general is lacking. Therefore, we aimed to assess the impact ...

    Authors: Charlotte Abrahamsen, Birgitte Nørgaard, Eva Draborg and Morten Frost Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:268

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  43. Older people with a low social position are at higher risk of poor health outcomes compared to those with a higher social position. Whether lower social position also increases the risk of geriatric syndromes ...

    Authors: C. Rausch, Y. Liang, U. Bültmann, S. E. de Rooij, K. Johnell, L. Laflamme and J. Möller

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:267

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  44. For older adults, a good transition from hospital to the primary or long-term care setting can decrease readmissions. This paper presents the 6-month post-discharge healthcare utilization of older adults and d...

    Authors: Yvonne de Man, Femke Atsma, Wilma Jonkers, Sophia E. J. A. de Rooij, Gert P. Westert, Patrick P. T. Jeurissen and A. Stef Groenewoud

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:266

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  45. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder in older adults and it can increase morbidity and mortality. Approximately one in three older adults fall each year; mild chronic hyponatremia can predispos...

    Authors: Sophie Boyer, Caroline Gayot, Charlotte Bimou, Thomas Mergans, Patrick Kajeu, Muriel Castelli, Thierry Dantoine and Achille Tchalla

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:265

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  46. The falls literature focuses on individuals with previous falls, so little is known about individuals who have not experienced a fall in the past. Predicting falls in those without a prior event is critical fo...

    Authors: Ayse Kuspinar, John P. Hirdes, Katherine Berg, Caitlin McArthur and John N. Morris

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:264

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  47. The three geriatric conditions, depression, dementia and delirium (3D’s), are common among hospitalized older patients and often lead to impairments of activities of daily living. The aim of this study is to e...

    Authors: Ching-Fu Weng, Kun-Pei Lin, Feng-Ping Lu, Jen-Hau Chen, Chiung-Jung Wen, Jui-Hua Peng, Ailun Heather Tseng and Ding-Cheng Chan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:261

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