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Psychology, psychiatry and quality of life

This section considers manuscripts on quality of life, depression, loneliness, family matters, relationships, psychological wellbeing.

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  1. China owns he largest aged population in the world, and the elderly adults who live in pension institutions are more likely to suffer from mental disorders than other elderly adults. The purpose of this study ...

    Authors: Jun Zhang, Yingying Zhang, Zhenggang Luan, Xiujie Zhang, Haoran Jiang and Aiping Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:374

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  2. Patient preferences are integral to person-centred care, but preference stability is poorly understood in older people, who may experience fluctuant illness trajectories with episodes of acute illness. We aime...

    Authors: S. N. Etkind, N. Lovell, A. E. Bone, P. Guo, C. Nicholson, F. E. M. Murtagh and I. J. Higginson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:370

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  3. A questionnaire assessing awareness of positive and negative age-related changes (AARC gains and losses) was developed in the US and Germany. We validated the short form of the measure (AARC-10 SF) and the cog...

    Authors: Serena Sabatini, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Clive Ballard, Allyson Brothers, Roman Kaspar, Rachel Collins, Sarang Kim, Anne Corbett, Dag Aarsland, Adam Hampshire, Helen Brooker and Linda Clare

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:359

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  4. Social isolation is a key concern for immigrant older adults. We examined the effectiveness of a peer-based intervention in reducing loneliness, social isolation, and improving psychosocial well-being with a s...

    Authors: Daniel W. L. Lai, Jia Li, Xiaoting Ou and Celia Y. P. Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:356

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  5. Singing is a multimodal activity that requires physical, cognitive and psychosocial performance, with benefits to various domains of well-being and health in older adults. In recent years, research has increas...

    Authors: Iolanda Costa Galinha, Manuel Farinha, Maria Luísa Lima and António Labisa Palmeira

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:354

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  6. Elderly people frequently express the wish to die: this ranges from a simple wish for a natural death to a more explicit request for death. The frequency of the wish to die and its associated factors have not ...

    Authors: Marc-Antoine Bornet, Eve Rubli Truchard, Gérard Waeber, Peter Vollenweider, Mathieu Bernard, Laure Schmied and Pedro Marques-Vidal

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:348

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  7. Moving into a long-term care facility (LTCF) can reduce the ability for older adults to engage in meaningful roles and activities and the size of their social network. These changes and losses can lead them to...

    Authors: B. P. M. Chung, J. Olofsson, F. K. Y. Wong and M. Rämgård

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:347

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  8. Rehabilitation pathways are crucial to reduce stroke-related disability. Motivational Interviewing (MI), as a person-centered complex intervention, aimed to empower and motivate, and could be a resource to imp...

    Authors: Neus Gual, Laura Mónica Pérez, Carmina Castellano-Tejedor, Pilar Lusilla-Palacios, Judith Castro, Luís Soto-Bagaria, Laura Coll-Planas, Marta Roqué, Ana Belen Vena, Benito Fontecha, Jose M. Santiago, Eva Månsson Lexell, Carlos Chiatti, Susanne Iwarsson and Marco Inzitari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:321

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. In older adults, multidomain training that includes physical and cognitive activities has been associated with improvement of physical and cognitive health. The goal of the multisite StayFitLonger study is to ...

    Authors: S. Belleville, M. Cuesta, M. Bieler-Aeschlimann, K. Giacomino, A. Widmer, A. G. Mittaz Hager, D. Perez-Marcos, S. Cardin, B. Boller, N. Bier, M. Aubertin-Leheudre, L. Bherer, N. Berryman, S. Agrigoroaei and J. F. Demonet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:315

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Individuals differ in how they remember the past: some richly re-experience specific details of past episodes, whereas others recall only the gist of past events. Little research has examined how such trait mn...

    Authors: Carina L. Fan, Kristoffer Romero and Brian Levine

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:308

    Content type: Research article

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  11. After residential care placement, family members may be exposed to stressors like difficulty in role changes, interpersonal conflict with facility staff, and emotional torment. These can threaten family member...

    Authors: Zhaozhao Hui, Chen Yang, Jieqiong Li and Diana Tze Fan Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:306

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. Health behaviours (physical activity, maintenance of a healthy diet and not smoking) are known to be beneficial to the health and well-being of chronically ill people. With China’s ageing population and increa...

    Authors: Zeyun Feng, Jane Murray Cramm and Anna Petra Nieboer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:299

    Content type: Research article

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  13. This study evaluated the use of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in older patients undergoing pacemaker implantation.

    Authors: Andreas W. Schoenenberger, Ian Russi, Benjamin Berte, Vanessa Weberndörfer, Renate Schoenenberger-Berzins, Piotr Chodup, Remo Beeler, Florim Cuculi, Stefan Toggweiler and Richard Kobza

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:287

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  14. There is a need to improve psychotherapeutic approaches to treatment for vulnerable older adults with depression in terms of both clinical practice and health care supply. Against this background, PSY-CARE is ...

    Authors: Paul Gellert, Ann-Kristin Beyer, Christina Tegeler, Claudia Vathke, Johanna Nordheim, Adelheid Kuhlmey and Eva-Marie Kessler

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:271

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  15. Although codes of conduct, guidelines and standards call for healthcare practitioners to protect patients’ dignity, there are widespread concerns about a lack of attention to the dignity of older people who ne...

    Authors: Joan Ostaszkiewicz, Virginia Dickson-Swift, Alison Hutchinson and Adrian Wagg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:266

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  16. Study older adults’ quality of life is becoming increasingly important in the assessment, quality improvement and allocation of health and social care service. The purpose of this study was to enhance knowledg...

    Authors: Sara Lima, Lurdes Teixeira, Raquel Esteves, Fátima Ribeiro, Fernanda Pereira, Ana Teixeira and Clarisse Magalhães

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:259

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  17. In our context, as in other European countries, care of patients with cognitive disorders or dementia still represents a major challenge in hospital settings. Thus, there is a need to ensure quality and contin...

    Authors: Claudia Casafont, Ester Risco, Mercè Piazuelo, Marta Ancín-Pagoto, José Luis Cobo-Sánchez, Montserrat Solís-Muñoz and Adelaida Zabalegui

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:246

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Due to the progressive nature of dementia, it is important to understand links between disease severity and health-related outcomes. The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between disease severit...

    Authors: Nicolas Farina, Derek King, Clare Burgon, Sharne Berwald, Elizabeth Bustard, Yvonne Feeney, Ruth Habibi, Adelina Comas-Herrera, Martin Knapp and Sube Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:232

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Prescribing trends suggest that pharmacologic alternatives to antipsychotics are gaining in popularity, but randomized trial (RCT) data of their comparative safety is scarce. Our objective was to describe the ...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Watt, Zahra Goodarzi, Areti Angeliki Veroniki, Vera Nincic, Paul A. Khan, Marco Ghassemi, Yuan Thompson, Yonda Lai, Victoria Treister, Andrea C. Tricco and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:212

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  20. Older community-dwelling people with multimorbidity are often not only vulnerable, but also suffer from several conditions that could produce a multiplicity of symptoms. This results in a high symptom burden a...

    Authors: Jeanette Eckerblad, Nana Waldréus, Åsa Johansson Stark and Lisa Ring Jacobsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:210

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  21. The world population is getting older. As life expectancy increases, traditional health care systems are facing different challenges in terms of cost reduction and high-quality service delivery capability. New...

    Authors: F. Vailati Riboni, B. Comazzi, K. Bercovitz, G. Castelnuovo, E. Molinari and F. Pagnini

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:191

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  22. Aotearoa/New Zealand has a population that is ageing and there are challenges to health and social outcomes related to related to key life transitions (e.g., retirement, change in health conditions, loss of sp...

    Authors: John G. Oetzel, Michael P. Cameron, Mary L. Simpson, Rangimahora Reddy, Sophie Nock, Hineitimoana Greensill, Pare Meha, Kirsten Johnston, Truely Harding, Pita Shelford, Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Brendan Hokowhitu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:186

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  23. External housing-related control beliefs (HCB) and general self-efficacy (GSE) influence different health outcomes in the general ageing population, but there is no information of their role in people ageing w...

    Authors: Giedre Gefenaite, Jonas Björk, Susanne Iwarsson, Björn Slaug, Steven M. Schmidt and Maria H. Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:181

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  24. Health-care systems nowadays rely on complementary patient care by informal caregivers. The need for, and burden on, informal caregivers will likely increase in the upcoming years. This study aimed to examine ...

    Authors: T. L. Janssen, P. Lodder, J. de Vries, C. C. H. A. van Hoof – de Lepper, P. D. Gobardhan, G. H. Ho and L. van der Laan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:178

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  25. Due to the shift to an older population worldwide and an increased need for 24-h care, finding new and alternative approaches to increase wellbeing among nursing home (NH) residents is highly warranted. To gui...

    Authors: Gørill Haugan, Britt Moene Kuven, Wenche Mjanger Eide, Siv Eriksen Taasen, Eva Rinnan, Vivien Xi Wu, Jorunn Drageset and Beate André

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:168

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  26. Living arrangements have impact on life satisfaction among older adults. However, the mechanism how it works has received less attention. This study aims to examine the mediating role of meaning in life and so...

    Authors: Yan Lin, Huimin Xiao, Xiuyan Lan, Shuangshuang Wen and Shaoshao Bao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:136

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  27. With the increasing number of people surviving into older age in Africa, dementia is becoming a public health concern. Understanding the social dynamics of dementia in resource-limited settings is critical for...

    Authors: Judith Owokuhaisa, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Edith Wakida, Celestino Obua and Stephanie S. Buss

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:135

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  28. Families do not fully disengage from care responsibilities following relatives’ admissions to residential long-term (RLTC) care settings such as nursing homes. Caregiver stress, depression, or other key outcom...

    Authors: Joseph E. Gaugler, Tamara L. Statz, Robyn W. Birkeland, Katie W. Louwagie, Colleen M. Peterson, Rachel Zmora, Ann Emery, Hayley R. McCarron, Kenneth Hepburn, Carol J. Whitlatch, Mary S. Mittelman and David L. Roth

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:133

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  29. Depression rates are high in residential aged care (RAC) facilities, with newly admitted residents at particular risk. New approaches to address depression in this population are urgently required, particularl...

    Authors: Tanya E. Davison, Marita P. McCabe, Lucy Busija, Daniel W. O’Connor, Vera Camões Costa and Jessica Byers

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:98

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  30. In 2015 in France, 585,560 people were nursing home residents. A large body of studies has identified predictors of poor quality of life and poor adaptation in institution, mostly for residents without dementi...

    Authors: Roxane Villeneuve, Céline Meillon, Valérie Bergua, Maturin Tabue-Teguo and Hélène Amieva

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:92

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  31. Declines in health, physical, cognitive, and mental function with age suggest a lower level of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in late life; however, previous studies found that the associations were we...

    Authors: Han-Yun Tseng, Corinna Löckenhoff, Chun-Yi Lee, Shu-Han Yu, I-Chien Wu, Hsing-Yi Chang, Yen-Feng Chiu and Chao Agnes Hsiung

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:91

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  32. Although a focus on late-life depression may help preventing suicide in older adults, many older people, especially those living in rural areas, have relatively low accessibility to treatment. This study exami...

    Authors: In Mok Oh, Maeng Je Cho, Bong-Jin Hahm, Byung-Soo Kim, Jee Hoon Sohn, Hye Won Suk, Bu Young Jung, Hye Jung Kim, Hyeon A. Kim, Ki Bok Choi, Da Hye You, Ah. Reum Lim, In Ok Park, Jeung Hyuck Ahn, Hee Lee, Yeon Hee Kim…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:89

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  33. Memory complaints and depressive symptoms are frequently associated in older adults and both serve as potential indicators of future cognitive decline. However, the temporal ordering of the development of thes...

    Authors: Jacqueline Mogle, Nikki L. Hill, Sakshi Bhargava, Tyler Reed Bell and Iris Bhang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:57

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  34. Institutionalization is a global phenomenon and its impact on elderly’s quality of life (QoL) is under discussion. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the influence of the institutionalization o...

    Authors: Mariana Marinho Davino de Medeiros, Talita Malini Carletti, Marcela Baraúna Magno, Lucianne Cople Maia, Yuri Wanderley Cavalcanti and Renata Cunha Matheus Rodrigues-Garcia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:44

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  35. Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in the older adult and one of the most common risk factors for suicide in the older adult. Studies show different and inconsistent prevalence rates in...

    Authors: Nader Salari, Masoud Mohammadi, Aliakbar Vaisi-Raygani, Alireza Abdi, Shamarina Shohaimi, Behnam Khaledipaveh, Alireza Daneshkhah and Rostam Jalali

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:39

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  36. Major concerns have arisen about the challenges facing China in providing sufficient care to its older population in light of rapid population ageing, changing family structure, and considerable rates of inter...

    Authors: Merril Silverstein, Cathy Honge Gong and Hal Kendig

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:31

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  37. Smartphones can optimize the opportunities for interactions between nursing home residents and their families. However, the effectiveness of smartphone-based videoconferencing programs in enhancing emotional s...

    Authors: Hsiu-Hsin Tsai, Ching-Yu Cheng, Wann-Yun Shieh and Yue-Cune Chang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:27

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  38. Most people living with dementia want to remain in their own homes, supported by family and paid carers. Care at home often breaks down, necessitating transition to a care home and existing interventions are l...

    Authors: Penny Rapaport, Alexandra Burton, Monica Leverton, Ruminda Herat-Gunaratne, Jules Beresford-Dent, Kathryn Lord, Murna Downs, Sue Boex, Rossana Horsley, Clarissa Giebel and Claudia Cooper

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:5

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