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Health services research

Section edited by Koen Milisen

The section considers manuscripts on management of elderly healthcare, practitioner/nursing viewpoints, finance (from a health service perspective), intensive care, systems, emergency care, admissions data/management, prescribing practices/errors, decision making, care homes/facilities, technology.

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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Despite concerns about racial differences on adherence to prescribed medication rigimens among older adults, current information about nonadherence among underserved elderly African Americans with co-morbiditi...

    Authors: Mohsen Bazargan, James Smith, Hamed Yazdanshenas, Masoud Movassaghi, David Martins and Gail Orum

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:163

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    Many countries are introducing smaller, more home-like care facilities that represent a radically new approach to nursing home care for people with dementia. The green care farm is a new type of nursing home d...

    Authors: Bram de Boer, Jan P.H. Hamers, Sandra M.G. Zwakhalen, Frans E.S. Tan and Hilde Verbeek

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:155

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    The present study takes place within a geriatric program, aiming at improving the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes in primary care. Within this program it was of prime importance to be able to r...

    Authors: Isabella Locatelli, Stéfanie Monod, Jacques Cornuz, Christophe J. Büla and Nicolas Senn

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:153

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    The need to better understand implementing evidence-informed dementia care has been recognised in multiple priority-setting partnerships. The aim of this scoping review was to give an overview of the state of ...

    Authors: Ilianna Lourida, Rebecca A Abbott, Morwenna Rogers, Iain A Lang, Ken Stein, Bridie Kent and Jo Thompson Coon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:147

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Eating problems in patients with advanced dementia are strongly associated with their deteriorating survival. Food and drink intake in people with dementia may be supported by specific interventions, but the e...

    Authors: Masahisa Arahata, Makoto Oura, Yuka Tomiyama, Naoe Morikawa, Hatsue Fujii, Shinji Minani and Yukihiro Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:146

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    An enriched environment for residents with dementia may have a positive effect on the rest-activity rhythm. A small scaled homelike special care unit might be such an enriched environment. The present study sh...

    Authors: Jeroen S. Kok, Ina J. Berg, Gerwin C. G. Blankevoort and Erik J. A. Scherder

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:137

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    A wide range of initiatives on early detection and intervention have been developed to proactively identify problems related to health and wellbeing in (frail) older people, with the aim of supporting them to ...

    Authors: Manon Lette, Annerieke Stoop, Lidwien C. Lemmens, Yvette Buist, Caroline A. Baan and Simone R. de Bruin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:132

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Caring and supporting older people with dementia have become a major public health priority. Recent reports have also revealed a diminishing number of family carers to provide dementia care in the future. Care...

    Authors: Lisa Pau Le Low, Lai Wah Lam and Kim Pong Fan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:120

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    If worn during a fall, hip protectors substantially reduce risk for hip fracture. However, a major barrier to their clinical efficacy is poor user adherence. In long-term care, adherence likely depends on how ...

    Authors: Alexandra M.B. Korall, Judith Godin, Fabio Feldman, Ian D. Cameron, Pet-Ming Leung, Joanie Sims-Gould and Stephen N. Robinovitch

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:103

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Despite the detrimental effects of physical inactivity for older adults, especially aged residents of residential care settings may spend much time in inactive behavior. This may be partly due to their poorer ...

    Authors: Johanna G. Douma, Karin M. Volkers, Gwenda Engels, Marieke H. Sonneveld, Richard H.M. Goossens and Erik J.A. Scherder

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:97

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    In oldest-old patients (>80), few trials showed efficacy of treating hypertension and they included mostly the healthiest elderly. The resulting lack of knowledge has led to inconsistent guidelines, mainly bas...

    Authors: Sven Streit, Marjolein Verschoor, Nicolas Rodondi, Daiana Bonfim, Robert A. Burman, Claire Collins, Gerasimovska Kitanovska Biljana, Sandra Gintere, Raquel Gómez Bravo, Kathryn Hoffmann, Claudia Iftode, Kasper L. Johansen, Ngaire Kerse, Tuomas H. Koskela, Sanda Kreitmayer Peštić, Donata Kurpas…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:93

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Limited evidence exists on the effectiveness of the chronic care model for people with multimorbidity. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an information and communication technology- (ICT-)enhanc...

    Authors: Hongsoo Kim, Yeon-Hwan Park, Young-il Jung, Hyoungshim Choi, Seyune Lee, Gi-Soo Kim, Dong-wook Yang, Myunghee Cho Paik and Tae-Jin Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:88

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:106

  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Accompanying the unprecedented growth in the older adult population worldwide is an increase in the prevalence of frailty, an age-related clinical state of increased vulnerability to stressor events. This incr...

    Authors: Mandy M. Archibald, Rachel Ambagtsheer, Justin Beilby, Mellick J. Chehade, Tiffany K. Gill, Renuka Visvanathan and Alison L. Kitson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:87

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Understanding the difficulties and needs of the family carers in taking care of a person with ID can facilitate the development of appropriate intervention programmes and services to strengthen their caring ca...

    Authors: Lisa Pau Le Low, Wai Tong Chien, Lai Wah Lam and Kayla Ka Yin Wong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:81

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Emergency departments are chaotic environments in which complex, frail older persons living in the community and residential aged care facilities are sometimes subjected to prolonged emergency department lengt...

    Authors: Elizabeth Marsden, Andrea Taylor, Marianne Wallis, Alison Craswell, Marc Broadbent, Adrian Barnett, Kim-Huong Nguyen, Julia Crilly, Colleen Johnston and Amanda Glenwright

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:76

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Prospective external validation of the Vulnerable Elder’s Survey (VES-13) in primary care remains limited. The aim of this study is to externally validate the VES-13 in predicting mortality and emergency admis...

    Authors: Emma Wallace, Ronald McDowell, Kathleen Bennett, Tom Fahey and Susan M. Smith

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:69

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Older people in the emergency department (ED) represent a growing population and increasing proportion of the workload in the ED. This study investigated the support for frail older people in the ED, by explor...

    Authors: Els Devriendt, Isabelle De Brauwer, Lies Vandersaenen, Pieter Heeren, Simon Conroy, Benoit Boland, Johan Flamaing, Marc Sabbe and Koen Milisen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:68

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite the positive evaluation of various caregiver interventions over the past 3 decades, only very few intervention protocols have been translated to delivery in service contexts. The purpose of this study ...

    Authors: Klaus Pfeiffer, Martin Hautzinger, Margarete Patak, Julia Grünwald, Clemens Becker and Diana Albrecht

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:64

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Ambulatory geriatric rehabilitation (AGR) is a community based outpatient intervention which aims to improve physical function, maintain independent living of geriatric patients, avoiding hospitalisation and i...

    Authors: Simone Kiel, Carolin Zimak, Jean-François Chenot and Carsten Oliver Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:63

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Chronic pain affects nursing home residents’ daily life. Pain assessment is central to adequate pain management. The overall aim was to investigate effects of a pain management intervention on nursing homes re...

    Authors: Anna-Greta Mamhidir, Britt-Marie Sjölund, Birgitta Fläckman, Anders Wimo, Anders Sköldunger and Maria Engström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:61

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