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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. Despite the large literature analysing factors related to depression, several factors such as caregiving obligation and the interrelationships among the different variables relating to depression have been lit...

    Authors: Rafael del -Pino-Casado, Pedro A. Palomino-Moral, Maria del Mar Pastor-Bravo and Antonio Frías-Osuna

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:274

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  2. Most research on multidimensional frailty focuses on deficits and risks of adverse outcomes. However, although some frail older people report a low quality of life (QoL), others still report a relatively high ...

    Authors: Anne van der Vorst, G. A. Rixt Zijlstra, Nico De Witte, Ruth G. M. Vogel, Jos M. G. A. Schols and Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:251

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  3. Little is known about the general medicines management issues for people with dementia living in the community. This review has three aims: firstly to explore and evaluate the international literature on how p...

    Authors: Lydia Aston, Andrea Hilton, Tiago Moutela, Rachel Shaw and Ian Maidment

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:242

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  4. Our ageing society is putting tremendous strain on public health and welfare programs to meet the needs of ageing individuals. Promoting informal caregiving is one way for policymakers to reduce this burden. H...

    Authors: Silke F. Metzelthin, Ellen Verbakel, Marja Y. Veenstra, Job van Exel, Antonius W. Ambergen and Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:232

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  5. Due to a rapidly ageing population in the world, it is increasingly pertinent to promote successful ageing strategies which are cost-effective, easily accessible, and more likely to be acceptable to the elderl...

    Authors: Hui Yu Chan, Roger Chun-Man Ho, Rathi Mahendran, Kheng Siang Ng, Wilson Wai-San Tam, Iris Rawtaer, Chay Hoon Tan, Anis Larbi, Lei Feng, Angelia Sia, Maxel Kian-Wee Ng, Goh Lee Gan and Ee Heok Kua

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:192

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Living independently can be challenging for seniors. Technologies are expected to help older adults age in place, yet little empirical research is available on how seniors develop a need for technologies, how the...

    Authors: S. T. M. Peek, K. G. Luijkx, H. J. M. Vrijhoef, M. E. Nieboer, S. Aarts, C. S. van der Voort, M. D. Rijnaard and E. J. M. Wouters

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:189

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  7. Family carers of older persons with Alzheimer’s’ disease and related dementia (ADRD) and multiple chronic conditions (MCC) experience significant, complex, and distressing transitions such as changes to their ...

    Authors: Wendy Duggleby, Jenny Ploeg, Carrie McAiney, Kathryn Fisher, Jenny Swindle, Tracey Chambers, Sunita Ghosh, Shelley Peacock, Maureen Markle-Reid, Jean Triscott, Allison Williams, Dorothy Forbes and Lori Pollard

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:181

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Despite the finding that involvement in activities is one of the most important needs of residents with dementia living in care homes, care facilities struggle to fulfill this need. Over the years, various fac...

    Authors: Dieneke Smit, Jacomine de Lange, Bernadette Willemse and Anne Margriet Pot

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:175

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. Unpaid, informal carers or caregivers play an important role in supporting people living with dementia but the role can be challenging and carers themselves may benefit from support. Alzheimer’s, dementia or m...

    Authors: Nan Greenwood, Raymond Smith, Farrukh Akhtar and Angela Richardson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:164

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Many interventions aim to alleviate well-documented problems of malnutrition in residential care homes and improve residents’ health and wellbeing. Despite some positive findings, little is known about how and wh...

    Authors: Ross Watkins, Victoria A. Goodwin, Rebecca A. Abbott, Abi Hall and Mark Tarrant

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:141

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  11. In order to better understand people in demanding medical situations, an awareness of existential concerns is important. Studies performed over the last twenty years conclude that when dying and death come clo...

    Authors: Helena Larsson, Margareta Rämgård and Ingrid Bolmsjö

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:138

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  12. Many studies have examined the mental health of carers of people with dementia. Few have examined their experiences in the advanced stages of disease and into bereavement. We aimed to understand the experience...

    Authors: Kirsten J Moore, Sarah Davis, Anna Gola, Jane Harrington, Nuriye Kupeli, Victoria Vickerstaff, Michael King, Gerard Leavey, Irwin Nazareth, Louise Jones and Elizabeth L. Sampson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:135

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  13. To investigate risk factors associated with low subjective well-being (SWB) in men and women (≥65 years) separately with a special focus on emotional distress.

    Authors: Karoline Lukaschek, Anushiya Vanajan, Hamimatunnisa Johar, Nina Weiland and Karl-Heinz Ladwig

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:126

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  14. Dementia has a high burden for patients, informal caregivers and society. Given changes in care systems, more persons with dementia will live longer at home. However, living at home (with dementia) with a good...

    Authors: Teuntje R Elfrink, Sytse U Zuidema, Miriam Kunz and Gerben J Westerhof

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:95

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  15. To validate the short version of the 10/66 dementia diagnosis against the standard version of the 10/66 dementia diagnosis and clinical diagnosis and examine concurrent validity with the World Health Organisat...

    Authors: Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Louisa Picco, Boon Yiang Chua, Martin Prince, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:94

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  16. The MEETINGDEM study aims to implement and evaluate an innovative, inclusive, approach to supporting community dwelling people with mild to moderate dementia and their family carers, called the Meeting Centers...

    Authors: R. M. Dröes, F. J. M. Meiland, S. Evans, D. Brooker, E. Farina, D. Szcześniak, L. D. Van Mierlo, M. Orrell, J. Rymaszewska and R. Chattat

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:79

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  17. 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

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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