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  1. Physical activity shows potential in combating the poor outcomes associated with depression in older people. Meta-analyses show gaps in the research with poor trial design compromising certainty in conclusions...

    Authors: Ngaire Kerse, Karen Falloon, Simon A Moyes, Karen J Hayman, Tony Dowell, Gregory S Kolt, C Raina Elley, Simon Hatcher, Kathy Peri, Sally Keeling, Elizabeth Robinson, John Parsons, Janine Wiles and Bruce Arroll
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:12
  2. Previous studies have shown influenza vaccine uptake in UK nursing home residents to be low. Very little information exists regarding the uptake of pneumococcal vaccine in this population. The formulation of p...

    Authors: Amir Shroufi, Joanna Copping, Roberto Vivancos and Richard CB Slack
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:11
  3. Balance disability measurements routinely used to identify fall risks in frail populations have limited value in the early detection of postural stability deficits in community-living older adults. The objecti...

    Authors: Myriam Jbabdi, Patrick Boissy and Mathieu Hamel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:8
  4. One of the more common behavioral manifestations of dementia-related disorders is severe problems with out-of-home mobility. Various efforts have been attempted to attain a better understanding of mobility beh...

    Authors: Noam Shoval, Gail K Auslander, Tim Freytag, Ruth Landau, Frank Oswald, Ulrich Seidl, Hans-Werner Wahl, Shirli Werner and Jeremia Heinik
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:7
  5. The "oldest old" are now the fastest growing section of most western populations, yet there are scarcely any data concerning even the common problem of falls amongst the very old. Prospective data collection i...

    Authors: Jane Fleming, Fiona E Matthews and Carol Brayne
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:6
  6. Proximal femoral fractures are amongst the most devastating consequences of osteoporosis and injurious accidental falls with 25–35% of patients dying in the first year post-fracture. Effective rehabilitation s...

    Authors: Susie K Thomas, Karen J Humphreys, Michelle D Miller, Ian D Cameron, Craig Whitehead, Susan Kurrle, Shylie Mackintosh and Maria Crotty
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:4
  7. On average, health worsens with age, but many people have periods of improvement. A stochastic model provides an excellent description of how such changes occur. Given that cognition also changes with age, we ...

    Authors: Arnold Mitnitski and Kenneth Rockwood
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:3
  8. Dementia is a major public health problem with enormous costs to society and major consequences for both patients and their relatives. Family members of persons with dementia provide much of the care for older...

    Authors: Karlijn J Joling, Hein PJ van Hout, Philip Scheltens, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Bernard van den Berg, Judith Bosmans, Freek Gillissen, Mary Mittelman and Harm WJ van Marwijk
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:2
  9. Ageing populations will impact on healthcare provision, especially since extra years are not necessarily spent in good health. It is important to identify and understand the significance of common medical prob...

    Authors: Helen Gaskell, Sheena Derry, R Andrew Moore and Henry J McQuay
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:1
  10. Paratonia, a form of hypertonia, is associated with loss of mobility and with the development of contractures especially in the late stages of the dementia.

    Authors: Johannes SM Hobbelen, Frans RJ Verhey, Jacobus HJ Bor, Rob A de Bie and Raymond TCM Koopmans
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:30
  11. The Doloplus-2 is used for behavioural pain assessment in cognitively impaired patients. Little data exists on the psychometric properties of the Doloplus-2. Our objectives were to test the criterion validity ...

    Authors: Jacob C Hølen, Ingvild Saltvedt, Peter M Fayers, Marianne J Hjermstad, Jon H Loge and Stein Kaasa
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:29
  12. Cognitive ageing is a major burden for society and a major influence in lowering people's independence and quality of life. It is the most feared aspect of ageing. There are large individual differences in age...

    Authors: Ian J Deary, Alan J Gow, Michelle D Taylor, Janie Corley, Caroline Brett, Valerie Wilson, Harry Campbell, Lawrence J Whalley, Peter M Visscher, David J Porteous and John M Starr
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:28
  13. A majority of patients with dementia present behavioral and psychological symptoms, such as agitation, which may increase their suffering, be difficult to manage by caregivers, and precipitate institutionaliza...

    Authors: Isabelle Chantale Pelletier and Philippe Landreville
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:27
  14. Although guidelines recommend that clinicians consider life expectancy before screening older women for breast cancer, many older women with limited life expectancies are screened. We aimed to identify factors...

    Authors: Mara A Schonberg, Ellen P McCarthy, Meghan York, Roger B Davis and Edward R Marcantonio
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:26
  15. The study aims to quantify the population impact of prescribing cholinesterase inhibitors to slow the cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and to compare with the benefit of treating hypertension to ...

    Authors: Udaya P Gammanpila, Alistair Burns, Richard F Heller and Nitin Purandare
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:25
  16. Declines in cognitive functioning are a normal part of aging that can affect daily functioning and quality of life. This study will examine the impact of an exercise training program, and a combined exercise a...

    Authors: Siobhan T O'Dwyer, Nicola W Burton, Nancy A Pachana and Wendy J Brown
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:23
  17. The question of whether to withhold artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) from severely cognitively impaired older adults has remained nearly unexplored in Japan, where provision of ANH is considered standa...

    Authors: Kaoruko Aita, Miyako Takahashi, Hiroaki Miyata, Ichiro Kai and Thomas E Finucane
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:22
  18. Many people who have suffered a stroke require rehabilitation to help them resume their previous activities and roles in their own environment, but only some of them receive inpatient or even outpatient rehabi...

    Authors: Claude Vincent, Isabelle Deaudelin, Line Robichaud, Jacqueline Rousseau, Chantal Viscogliosi, Lise R Talbot and Johanne Desrosiers
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:20
  19. Comparative evidence regarding the effects of social relationships on mortality in Mediterranean communities will increase our knowledge of their strengths and the ways in which they influence longevity across...

    Authors: Angel Rodriguez-Laso, Maria Victoria Zunzunegui and Angel Otero
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:19
  20. Dementia is an important health and social care problem and is one of the main causes of disability in later life. The number of families affected by dementia will dramatically increase over the next five deca...

    Authors: Carl A Thompson, Karen Spilsbury, Jill Hall, Yvonne Birks, Colin Barnes and Joy Adamson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:18
  21. Falling accounts for a significant number of hospital and long-term care admissions in older adults. Many adults with the combination of advancing age and functional decline associated with lower extremity ost...

    Authors: Catherine M Arnold and Robert A Faulkner
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:17
  22. Annually, about 30% of the persons of 65 years and older falls at least once and 15% falls at least twice. Falls often result in serious injuries, such as fractures. Therefore, the prevention of accidental fal...

    Authors: Geeske MEE Peeters, Oscar J de Vries, Petra JM Elders, Saskia MF Pluijm, Lex M Bouter and Paul Lips
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:15
  23. The UK, like other developed countries, is experiencing a marked change in the age structure of its population characterised by increasing life expectancy and continuing growth in the older fraction of the pop...

    Authors: Joanna Collerton, Karen Barrass, John Bond, Martin Eccles, Carol Jagger, Oliver James, Carmen Martin-Ruiz, Louise Robinson, Thomas von Zglinicki and Tom Kirkwood
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:14
  24. While existing reviews have identified significant predictors of nursing home admission, this meta-analysis attempted to provide more integrated empirical findings to identify predictors. The present study aim...

    Authors: Joseph E Gaugler, Sue Duval, Keith A Anderson and Robert L Kane
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:13
  25. Previous research investigating exercise as a means of falls prevention in older adults has shown mixed results. Lack of specificity of the intervention may be an important factor contributing to negative resu...

    Authors: Avril Mansfield, Amy L Peters, Barbara A Liu and Brian E Maki
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:12
  26. Increases in longevity resulting from improvements in health care and living conditions together with a decrease in fertility rates have contributed to a shift towards an aged population profile. For the first...

    Authors: Oscar H Franco, Thomas BL Kirkwood, Jonathan R Powell, Michael Catt, James Goodwin, Jose M Ordovas and Frans van der Ouderaa
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:10
  27. Self-perceptions of aging have been implicated as independent predictors of functional disability and mortality in older adults. In spite of this, research on self-perceptions of aging is limited. One reason f...

    Authors: Maja Barker, Ann O'Hanlon, Hannah M McGee, Anne Hickey and Ronan M Conroy
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:9
  28. Mortality after perforated and bleeding peptic ulcer increases with age. Limited data exist on how the higher burden of comorbidity among elderly patients affects this association. We aimed to examine the asso...

    Authors: Steffen Christensen, Anders Riis, Mette Nørgaard, Henrik T Sørensen and Reimar W Thomsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:8
  29. Although physiotherapy (PT) plays an important role in improving activities of daily living (ADL functioning) and discharge rates, it is unclear how many nursing home residents receive treatment. Furthermore, ...

    Authors: Chantal J Leemrijse, Marike E de Boer, Cornelia HM van den Ende, Miel W Ribbe and Joost Dekker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:7
  30. Depressive and anxiety disorders are a very common, serious and underdetected problem in homes for the elderly. Elderly persons in residential homes are at high risk for developing major depressive and anxiety...

    Authors: Els Dozeman, Digna JF van Schaik, Aartjan TF Beekman, Wim AB Stalman, Judith E Bosmans and Harm WJ van Marwijk
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:6
  31. Low grip strength is recognized as one of the characteristics of frailty, as are systemic inflammation and the sensation of fatigue. Contrary to maximal grip strength, the physical resistance of the muscles to...

    Authors: Ivan Bautmans, Ellen Gorus, Rose Njemini and Tony Mets
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:5
  32. Physical activity has a range of health benefits for older people. The aim of this study was to determine physical activity prevalence and attitudes amongst respondents to a trial screening survey.

    Authors: Jane Sims, Keith Hill, Sandra Davidson, Jane Gunn and Nancy Huang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:4
  33. Pain is highly prevalent in nursing homes (NH) in several countries. Data about pain in Dutch NH's, where medical care is delivered by specifically trained NH-physicians, are not available. The aim of the pres...

    Authors: Martin Smalbrugge, Lineke K Jongenelis, Anne Margriet Pot, Aartjan TF Beekman and Jan A Eefsting
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:3
  34. Depression is a disabling, prevalent condition. Physical activity programs may assist depression management in older people, ameliorate co-morbid conditions and reduce the need for antidepressants. The UPLIFT ...

    Authors: Jane Sims, Keith Hill, Sandra Davidson, Jane Gunn and Nancy Huang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2006 6:18
  35. Physical restraints are still frequently used in nursing home residents despite growing evidence for the ineffectiveness and negative consequences of these methods. Therefore, reduction in the use of physical ...

    Authors: Anna R Huizing, Jan PH Hamers, Math JM Gulpers and Martijn PF Berger
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2006 6:17
  36. In an elderly, community based population we aimed at investigating antihypertensive and lipid lowering medication use in relation to own and familiar cardiovascular morbidity and diabetes mellitus, as well as...

    Authors: Mette Brekke, Steinar Hunskaar and Jørund Straand
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2006 6:16
  37. The use of indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) is thought to be the most significant risk factor for developing nosocomial urinary tract infections (UTIs). However, it is unclear how many elderly patients have...

    Authors: Susan E Hazelett, Margaret Tsai, Michele Gareri and Kyle Allen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2006 6:15
  38. Almost every country in the Western world has great difficulties allocating enough financial resources to meet the needs in the care of the increasing elderly population. The main problem is common to all coun...

    Authors: Kajsa BE Thorsell, Berit M Nordström, Per Nyberg and Bengt V Sivberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2006 6:14
  39. We evaluated the accuracy of physician recognition of functional status impairment in older emergency departments (ED) patients. In particular, we evaluated the accuracy of medical records (a comparison of the...

    Authors: Alejandro Rodríguez-Molinero, María López-Diéguez, Ana I Tabuenca, Juan J de la Cruz and José R Banegas
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2006 6:13
  40. Hospitalization for older patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with functional decline. Little is know about the relationship between inflammatory markers and determinants of function...

    Authors: Ali El Solh, Lilibeth Pineda, Pam Bouquin and Corey Mankowski
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2006 6:12
  41. Falls in hospital are frequent and their consequences place an increased burden on health services. We evaluated a falls prevention strategy consisting of the introduction of volunteers to 'sit' with patients ...

    Authors: Lynne C Giles, Denise Bolch, Robyn Rouvray, Beth McErlean, Craig H Whitehead, Paddy A Phillips and Maria Crotty
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2006 6:11

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