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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Research article

    Neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as affective symptoms, psychosis, agitation, and apathy are common among nursing home patients with and without dementia. Treatment with one or more psychotropic drug is often w...

    Authors: Christine Gulla, Geir Selbaek, Elisabeth Flo, Reidun Kjome, Øyvind Kirkevold and Bettina S. Husebo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:115

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There has been a substantial number of systematic reviews of stress, coping and interventions for people with dementia and their caregivers. This paper provides a meta-review of this literature 1988-2014.

    Authors: K. J. Gilhooly, M. L. M. Gilhooly, M. P. Sullivan, A. McIntyre, L. Wilson, E. Harding, R. Woodbridge and S. Crutch

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:106

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Neuroimaging-biomarkers of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) allow an early diagnosis in preclinical stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The goal in this paper was to review of biomarkers for Mild Cognitive Impa...

    Authors: Qingwei Ruan, Grazia D’Onofrio, Daniele Sancarlo, Zhijun Bao, Antonio Greco and Zhuowei Yu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:104

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The burden on caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is associated with the patient’s functional status and may also be influenced by chronic comorbid medical conditions, such as diabetes. This post...

    Authors: Jeremie Lebrec, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Yun-Fei Chen, Catherine Reed, Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski, Ann Marie Hake, Joel Raskin, Ebrahim Naderali, Dara Schuster, Robert J. Heine and David M. Kendall

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:93

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Self-management is important for family caregivers of people with dementia, especially when they face changes in their relative’s behavior and mood, such as depression, apathy, anxiety, agitation and aggressio...

    Authors: Judith Huis in het Veld, Renate Verkaik, Berno van Meijel, Paul-Jeroen Verkade, Wendy Werkman, Cees Hertogh and Anneke Francke

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:95

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Self-rated health (SRH) has in many population-based studies predicted adverse health outcomes, e.g. morbidity, permanent nursing home (NH) placement, and mortality. However, the predictive value of SRH to NH ...

    Authors: Anni Brit Sternhagen Nielsen, Volkert Siersma, Gunhild Waldemar and Frans Boch Waldorff

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:87

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiological predictions suggest that dementia will continue to rise and that this will have social and economic ramifications. Effective interventions, beyond pharmacological management are needed. Psychos...

    Authors: Bridget Johnston and Melanie Narayanasamy

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:77

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This research report presents findings on ‘start in life’ from a qualitative study of 90-year-olds from the Lothian Birth Cohort 1921. The study aimed to contextualise the LBC1921 cohort in time and place, des...

    Authors: Hilary Lapsley, Alison Pattie, John M. Starr and Ian J. Deary

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:74

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Delirium is a frequent, costly and morbid problem. No agent has been shown to modify the natural history of the condition, and current treatments have significant side effects. Prophylactic melatonin in low do...

    Authors: Daniel I. Clayton-Chubb and Peter W. Lange

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:54

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Evidence shows that living in small scale homelike Special Care Units (SCU) has positive effects on behavioural and psychological symptoms of patients with dementia. Effects on cognitive functioning in relatio...

    Authors: Jeroen S. Kok, Marieke J. G. van Heuvelen, Ina J. Berg and Erik J. A. Scherder

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:47

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Delirium is a common condition in hospitalized seniors that nonetheless often goes undetected by nurses or is delayed in being detected which negatively impacts quality of care and outcomes. We sought to devel...

    Authors: Richard W. Shulman, Saurabh Kalra and Joanne Zhuan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:44

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Valid estimates of health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) are often difficult to obtain from persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and family caregiver proxies. To help assess whether the general public can se...

    Authors: Mark Oremus, Feng Xie, Eleanor Pullenayegum and Kathryn Gaebel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:36

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