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BMC Geriatrics

Psychology, psychiatry and quality of life

Section edited by Kee-Lee Chou

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

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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Exercise interventions to prevent dementia and delay cognitive decline have gained considerable attention in recent years. Human and animal studies have demonstrated that regular physical activity targets brai...

    Authors: Kate E. Devenney, Marit L. Sanders, Brian Lawlor, Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert and Stefan Schneider

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:75

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:112

  2. Content type: Research Article

    The health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the elderly population of Yi ethnic minority, which is the seventh largest nationality in China, has been rarely reported. This study was designed to explore the H...

    Authors: Lingyun Ran, Xiaodong Jiang, Baogang Li, Hongqian Kong, Mengqi Du, Xiaolan Wang, Hua Yu and Qin Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:74

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Positive psychology research in dementia care has largely been confined to the qualitative literature because of the lack of robust outcome measures. The aim of this study was to develop positive psychology ou...

    Authors: Charlotte R. Stoner, Martin Orrell, Maria Long, Emese Csipke and Aimee Spector

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:72

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Research has confirmed a positive link between patient involvement in decision-making and improvements in health outcomes. The objective of this study was to examine the roles of psychological empowerment and ...

    Authors: Gabriele Sak, Fabia Rothenfluh and Peter J. Schulz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:59

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Ageing of society is a significant challenge to public health, both socially and health wise. Adaptation to illness and its acceptance play an important role in control and patients’ self-control in many disea...

    Authors: Mateusz Cybulski, Lukasz Cybulski, Elzbieta Krajewska-Kulak and Urszula Cwalina

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:46

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Sense of Coherence (SOC) is defined as a tendency to perceive life experiences as comprehensible, manageable and meaningful. The construct is split in three major domains: Comprehensibility, Manageability, and...

    Authors: Javier Virues-Ortega, Saturio Vega, Manuel Seijo-Martinez, Pedro Saz, Fernanda Rodriguez, Angel Rodriguez-Laso, Susana Perez de las Heras, Raimundo Mateos, Pablo Martinez-Martin, Ignacio Mahillo-Fernandez, Josep Garre-Olmo, Jordi Gascon, Francisco Jose Garcia-Garcia, Manuel Fernandez-Martinez, Felix Bermejo-Pareja, Alberto Bergareche…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:42

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a key indicator of elderly people’s health status that can be affected by different factors. However, little is known about which variables are associated with it in fu...

    Authors: Mónica Machón, Isabel Larrañaga, Miren Dorronsoro, Kalliopi Vrotsou and Itziar Vergara

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:19

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Aging raises wide-ranging issues within social, economic, welfare, and health care systems. Life satisfaction (LS) is regarded as an indicator of quality of life which, in turn, is associated with mortality an...

    Authors: Hyun Ja Lim, Dae Kee Min, Lilian Thorpe and Chel Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:197

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) for their sedative and anxiolytic effects. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between benzodiazep...

    Authors: Lynna Chen, J. Simon Bell, Renuka Visvanathan, Sarah N. Hilmer, Tina Emery, Leonie Robson, Jessica M. Hughes and Edwin C. K. Tan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:196

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    It is widely assumed that poor health lowers life satisfaction when ageing. Yet, research suggests this relationship is not straightforward. This study investigated how older people evaluate their life when fa...

    Authors: Thomas Puvill, Jolanda Lindenberg, Antonius J. M. de Craen, Joris P. J. Slaets and Rudi G. J. Westendorp

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:194

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The experiences of people with cancer and organ disease have been described across different dimensions of need as they approach death. Such information is lacking for frail older people approaching death, but...

    Authors: Anna Lloyd, Marilyn Kendall, John M. Starr and Scott A. Murray

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:176

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The sense of home of nursing home residents is a multifactorial phenomenon which is important for the quality of living. This purpose of this study is to investigate the factors influencing the sense of home o...

    Authors: J. van Hoof, H. Verbeek, B. M. Janssen, A. Eijkelenboom, S. L. Molony, E. Felix, K. A. Nieboer, E. L. M. Zwerts-Verhelst, J. J. W. M. Sijstermans and E. J. M. Wouters

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:169

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Earlier studies in nursing homes show a high prevalence of cognitive impairment, dependency in activities of daily living (ADL), pain, and neuropsychiatric symptoms among residents. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Sabine Björk, Christina Juthberg, Marie Lindkvist, Anders Wimo, Per-Olof Sandman, Bengt Winblad and David Edvardsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:154

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Dementia often eventually leads to dependency on others and finally to residential care. However, in Norway about half of the dementia population lives at home, due to individual and political wishes. There is...

    Authors: Christine Olsen, Ingeborg Pedersen, Astrid Bergland, Marie-José Enders-Slegers, Nina Jøranson, Giovanna Calogiuri and Camilla Ihlebæk

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:137

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Given the increasing elderly population worldwide, the identification of potential determinants of successful ageing is important. Many studies have shown that parenting style and mental resilience may influen...

    Authors: Xue Zhong, Daxing Wu, Xueqing Nie, Jie Xia, Mulei Li, Feng Lei, Haikel A. Lim, Ee-Heok Kua and Rathi Mahendran

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:135

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Knowledge about long-term change in health related quality of life (HQoL) among older adults after hospitalization for treatment of depression has clinical relevance. The aim was firstly to describe the change...

    Authors: Anne-Sofie Helvik, Kirsten Corazzini, Geir Selbæk, Guro Hanevold Bjørkløf, Jerson Laks, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Truls Østbye and Knut Engedal

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:131

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    The contribution of kinesiophobia (fear of movement) to the pain experience among older adults has been poorly evaluated. The aim of this study was to study prevalence at baseline, development over a 12-month ...

    Authors: Caroline Larsson, Eva Ekvall Hansson, Kristina Sundquist and Ulf Jakobsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:128

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  18. Content type: Research article

    This study assessed how family caregivers for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or dementia in Japan differed from non-caregivers in characteristics and health outcomes (i.e., comorbidities, health-relate...

    Authors: Amir Goren, William Montgomery, Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski, Tomomi Nakamura and Kaname Ueda

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:122

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