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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. Green care farms, which offer care for people with dementia in a farm setting, have been emerging in the Netherlands. The aim of this study was to 1) implement green care farms which use rice farming in Japan,...

    Authors: Chiaki Ura, Tsuyoshi Okamura, Sachiko Yamazaki, Masaya Shimmei, Keisuke Torishima, Akira Eboshida and Yu Kawamuro

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:237

    Content type: Research article

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  2. A sense of belonging is a significant predictor of mental health and well-being in later life. A sense of belonging in childhood and adolescence contributes to a number of adult behavioural and psychological o...

    Authors: Kelly-Ann Allen, Gökmen Arslan, Heather Craig, Sedigheh Arefi, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh and Hamid Sharif Nia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:211

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In China, more and more older people have encountered a situation called “empty nest.” Meanwhile, the health status of empty-nest older adults is an increasing public health concern. This research aims to exam...

    Authors: Chichen Zhang, Yaqing Xue, Yuan Cai, Jiao Lu, Xiao Zheng, Wenpei Yuan and Yi Qian

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:209

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Dementia is a progressive disease that affects people’s everyday functioning, including the ability to express values, needs and wishes, which can be considered key elements of self-direction.

    Authors: Carola M. E. Döpp, Hermijntje Drenth, Paul-Jeroen Verkade, Anneke F. Francke and Iris van der Heide

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:195

    Content type: Research article

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  5. There is limited best- practice evidence to address behavioral and psychiatric symptoms for those with dementia in Australian rural nursing homes. This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of a person-centered,...

    Authors: Vivian Isaac, Abraham Kuot, Mohammad Hamiduzzaman, Edward Strivens and Jennene Greenhill

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:193

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This study assessed the extent to which persistent differences in self-rated health (SRH) between older immigrants and natives are attributable to negative and positive ageing perceptions.

    Authors: Anna P. Nieboer, Thijs van den Broek and Jane M. Cramm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:190

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Caregiver burden affects the caregiver’s health and is related to the quality of care received by patients. This study aimed to determine the extent to which caregivers feel burdened when caring for patients w...

    Authors: Manee Pinyopornpanish, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Atiwat Soontornpun, Surat Tanprawate, Angkana Nadsasarn, Nahathai Wongpakaran and Tinakon Wongpakaran

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:180

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Globally, the population of oldest-old (those aged ≥80 years) is rapidly growing. This change is likely to have a deep impact on societies. Resilience is a key concept related to facilitating adaptation, and c...

    Authors: Eiki Akatsuka and Etsuko Tadaka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:174

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The purpose of this study was (1) to develop a virtual reality (VR) intervention program based on the psychological needs of patients residing in nursing facilities in South Korea to alleviate their behavioral...

    Authors: Jung-Hee Kim, Seonmin Park and Hyeongji Lim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:167

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:244

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Dementia in the oldest-old is projected to increase exponentially as is the burden of their caregivers who may experience unique challenges and suffering. Thus, we aim to investigate which factors are associat...

    Authors: Chia-Fen Tsai, Wei-Shen Hwang, Jun-Jun Lee, Wen-Fu Wang, Ling-Chun Huang, Li-Kai Huang, Wei-Ju Lee, Pi-Shan Sung, Yi-Chien Liu, Chih-Cheng Hsu and Jong-Ling Fuh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:59

    Content type: Research article

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  17. We aimed to propose a correction of the Lawton instrumental activity of daily living (IADL) score to take into account the possibility to have never done some activities, and measured its agreement and reliabi...

    Authors: Marine Dufournet, Claire Moutet, Sarah Achi, Floriane Delphin-Combe, Pierre Krolak-Salmon and Virginie Dauphinot

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:39

    Content type: Research article

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  18. A diagnosis of dementia presents individuals with both social and psychological challenges but research on self-stigma in dementia has been largely confined to qualitative approaches due to a lack of robust ou...

    Authors: Jem Bhatt, Charlotte R. Stoner, Katrina Scior and Georgina Charlesworth

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:34

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Providing care for someone with a disease or chronic condition can have a negative psychological, physical, social, and economic impact upon informal caregivers. Despite the socio-economic relevance and more t...

    Authors: Klaus Pfeiffer, Christina Theurer, Gisela Büchele, Ana Babac, Helene Dick and Gabriele Wilz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:4

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. Decision-making capacity (DMC) in aging adults has become increasingly salient as the number of older adults, life expectancy, and the amount of wealth to be transferred from older generations have all increas...

    Authors: Sarah Wood, Klaus Bally, Christine Cabane, Patrick Fassbind, Ralf J. Jox, Thomas Leyhe, Andreas Monsch and Manuel Trachsel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:535

    Content type: Debate

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  21. Knowledge about experiences of depression among younger-old adults from the general population is limited. The aim was to explore experiences of depression in early late life.

    Authors: Therese Rydberg Sterner, Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Pia Gudmundsson, Stefan Wiktorsson, Sara Hed, Hanna Falk, Ingmar Skoog and Margda Waern

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:528

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Improving public knowledge and understanding about dementia has been identified as a priority area by people living with the condition, researchers, educators, and policymakers for several years. Societies tha...

    Authors: Gary Mitchell, Victoria McTurk, Gillian Carter and Christine Brown-Wilson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:525

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Globally, about 50 million people were living with dementia in 2015, with this number projected to triple by 2050. With no cure or effective treatment currently insight, it is vital that factors are identified...

    Authors: Dona M. P. Jayakody, Osvaldo P. Almeida, Andrew H. Ford, Marcus D. Atlas, Nicola T. Lautenschlager, Peter L. Friedland, Suzanne Robinson, Marshall Makate, Lize Coetzee, Angela S. P. Liew and Leon Flicker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:508

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. The purpose of this study was to examine the differences of timewise changes in life-space mobility between elderly people living alone and those living with others among community-dwelling elderly people from...

    Authors: Chisato Hayashi, Haruka Tanaka and Soshiro Ogata

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:502

    Content type: Research article

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  25. There is a lack of evidence concerning the stressful life events experienced prior to suicide which may be associated with an increased suicide risk among Chinese rural older adults. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Qiqing Mo, Zhenyu Ma, Guojun Wang, Cunxian Jia, Lu Niu and Liang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:473

    Content type: Research article

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  26. International research shows that social isolation is harmful for health, especially for the elderly. Its objective and subjective dimensions are important to distinguish as each stands in a different relation...

    Authors: Maddalena Fiordelli, Gabriele Sak, Benedetta Guggiari, Peter J. Schulz and Serena Petrocchi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:472

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Older adults’ cognitive abilities can be impaired through priming of negative age stereotypes. However, it is unclear whether the effects of negative priming can be extended to episodic memory, which is believ...

    Authors: Stephen C. Y. Chan, Alma M. L. Au and Simon M. K. Lai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:452

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Family inclusion in nursing homes is central to the provision of individualized care for people with dementia. Although positive effects can be recognized, barriers have been identified that hamper family incl...

    Authors: Ramona Backhaus, Linda J. M. Hoek, Erica de Vries, Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Jan P. H. Hamers and Hilde Verbeek

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:434

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Nursing homes accommodate a large number of people with severe dementia. More than 80% of residents with dementia suffer from behavioural and psychological symptoms, that can have consequences on the perceived...

    Authors: Kristina Diehl, André Kratzer and Elmar Graessel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:405

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Nursing home elders experience many problems that may influence their quality of life, in example of cognitive, mental, nutritional and physical disabilities. Concerning about elders’ wellbeing may help them l...

    Authors: Ilky Pollansky Silva e Farias, Luiza de Almeida Souto Montenegro, Rayssa Lucena Wanderley, Jannerson Cesar Xavier de Pontes, Antonio Carlos Pereira, Leopoldina de Fátima Dantas de Almeida and Yuri Wanderley Cavalcanti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:386

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The Aotearoa New Zealand population is ageing accompanied by health and social challenges including significant inequities that exist between Māori and non-Māori around poor ageing and health. Although histori...

    Authors: Brendan Hokowhitu, John G. Oetzel, Mary Louisa Simpson, Sophie Nock, Rangimahora Reddy, Pare Meha, Kirsten Johnston, Anne-Marie Jackson, Bevan Erueti, Poia Rewi, Isaac Warbrick, Michael P. Cameron, Yingsha Zhang and Stacey Ruru

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:377

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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