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  1. Disability in aged people became one of the major challenges in China due to the acceleration of population aging. Nevertheless, there were limited methods to appropriately discriminate the degree of combined ...

    Authors: Yangchang Zhang, Yang Xiong, Qiuhua Yu, Shisi Shen, Li Chen and Xun Lei

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:30

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The key part of home care services is the assessment of the needs of the home environment for older adults with dementia. The present study was conducted to evaluate the psychometric properties of a newly adap...

    Authors: Lai You Li, Ning Sun, Li Bo Yu, Xiao Xin Dong, Yu Chen Ying, Han Jun Lang and Li Heng Zhou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:28

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Polymedicated older patients are at greater risk of suffering from adverse events. For this reason, the detection of both inappropriate polypharmacy and polypharmacy-associated Drug-Related Problems (DRPs) are...

    Authors: Ana Isabel Plácido, Maria Teresa Herdeiro, João Lindo Simões, Odete Amaral, Adolfo Figueiras and Fátima Roque

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:27

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  4. To evaluate the short- and mid-term effect of a specially tailored resistance and balance training provided in addition to usual cardiac rehabilitation (CR) care program in older patients after valve surgery/i...

    Authors: Egle Tamulevičiūtė-Prascienė, Aurelija Beigienė, Mark James Thompson, Kristina Balnė, Raimondas Kubilius and Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:23

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Falls efficacy is a widely-studied latent construct in community-dwelling older adults. Various self-reported instruments have been used to measure falls efficacy. In order to be informed of the choice of the ...

    Authors: Shawn Leng-Hsien Soh, Judith Lane, Tianma Xu, Nigel Gleeson and Chee Wee Tan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:21

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Hypoglycaemia is associated with cognitive and functional decline in older people with diabetes. Identification of individuals at risk and prevention of hypoglycaemia is therefore an important task in the mana...

    Authors: Monica Hermann, Lovise S. Heimro, Anne Haugstvedt, Ingvild Hernar, Arun K. Sigurdardottir and Marit Graue

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:20

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  7. General practitioners (GPs) should regularly review patients’ medications and, if necessary, deprescribe, as inappropriate polypharmacy may harm patients’ health. However, deprescribing can be challenging for ...

    Authors: Katharina Tabea Jungo, Sophie Mantelli, Zsofia Rozsnyai, Aristea Missiou, Biljana Gerasimovska Kitanovska, Birgitta Weltermann, Christian Mallen, Claire Collins, Daiana Bonfim, Donata Kurpas, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Gindrovel Dumitra, Hans Thulesius, Heidrun Lingner, Kasper Lorenz Johansen, Katharine Wallis…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:19

    Content type: Research article

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  8. It has been reported that psychological stress affects bone metabolism and increases the risk of fracture. However, the relationship between bone fractures and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is unclear....

    Authors: Fumikazu Hayashi, Tetsuya Ohira, Hironori Nakano, Masanori Nagao, Kanako Okazaki, Mayumi Harigane, Seiji Yasumura, Masaharu Maeda, Atsushi Takahashi, Hirooki Yabe, Yuriko Suzuki and Kenji Kamiya

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:18

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Aging, being a natural process, involves many functional and structural changes within the body. Identifying the age-related postural changes will provide insight into the role of aging on postural control dur...

    Authors: Justyna Michalska, Anna Kamieniarz, Grzegorz Sobota, Magdalena Stania, Grzegorz Juras and Kajetan J. Słomka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:17

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Although high body mass index (BMI) is a risk factor of heart failure (HF), HF patients with a higher BMI had a lower mortality rate than that in HF patients with normal or lower BMI, a phenomenon that has bee...

    Authors: Katsuhiko Ohori, Toshiyuki Yano, Satoshi Katano, Hidemichi Kouzu, Suguru Honma, Kanako Shimomura, Takuya Inoue, Yuhei Takamura, Ryohei Nagaoka, Masayuki Koyama, Nobutaka Nagano, Takefumi Fujito, Ryo Nishikawa, Tomoyuki Ishigo, Ayako Watanabe, Akiyoshi Hashimoto…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:16

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Mild hyponatremia (serum sodium 130–135 mEq/L) is a common electrolyte disorder in the elderly. However, its association with both sarcopenia and cognitive function remains to be clarified. Therefore, here we ...

    Authors: Chisato Fujisawa, Hiroyuki Umegaki, Taiki Sugimoto, Satoshi Samizo, Chi Hsien Huang, Haruki Fujisawa, Yoshihisa Sugimura, Masafumi Kuzuya, Kenji Toba and Takashi Sakurai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:15

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  12. With the extended life expectancy of the Chinese population and improvements in surgery and anesthesia techniques, the number of aged patients undergoing surgery has been increasing annually. However, safety, ...

    Authors: Yanhong Zhang, Lina Ma, Tianlong Wang, Wei Xiao, Shibao Lu, Chao Kong, Chaodong Wang, Xiaoying Li, Yun Li, Chunlin Yin, Suying Yan, Ying Li, Kun Yang and Piu Chan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:14

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Informal caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD) are often associated with negative health outcomes. Self-efficacy in dementia caregiving has been reported to have protective effects on caregiver’s health. T...

    Authors: Gregory Tee Hng Tan, Qi Yuan, Fiona Devi, Peizhi Wang, Li Ling Ng, Richard Goveas, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:13

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  14. Physical activity (PA), fear of falling (FOF) and quality of life (QOL) are very important constructs in geriatrics. The interplay among these constructs may vary between community-dwelling and assisted-living...

    Authors: Christopher Olusanjo Akosile, Charles Kenechukwu Igwemmadu, Emmanuel Chiebuka Okoye, Adesola Christiana Odole, Ukamaka Gloria Mgbeojedo, Ayodeji Ayodele Fabunmi and Ifeoma Uchenna Onwuakagba

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:12

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  15. The associations between physical activity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) have been mainly found in cross-sectional studies. The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine the relationship between meeting st...

    Authors: Izabela Zając-Gawlak, Jana Pelclová, Dorota Groffik, Miroslava Přidalová, Agnieszka Nawrat-Szołtysik, Aleksandra Kroemeke, Aleš Gába and Ewa Sadowska-Krępa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:11

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  16. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate phase between normal cognitive ageing and overt dementia, with amnesic MCI (aMCI) being the dominant subtype. This study aims to synthesise the prevalence res...

    Authors: Yuan Lu, Chaojie Liu, Dehua Yu, Sally Fawkes, Jia Ma, Min Zhang and Chunbo Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:10

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Falls are a common cause of injuries and hospitalization among older adults. While conventional balance training appears effective in preventing falls, a relatively large number of training sessions are needed...

    Authors: Marissa H. G. Gerards, Rik G. J. Marcellis, Martijn Poeze, Antoine F. Lenssen, Kenneth Meijer and Rob A. de Bie

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:9

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. The development of ambulatory emergency care services, now called ‘Same Day Emergency Care’ (SDEC) has been advocated to provide sustainable high quality healthcare in an ageing population. However, there are ...

    Authors: Tania C. N. Elias, Jordan Bowen, Royah Hassanzadeh, Daniel S. Lasserson and Sarah T. Pendlebury

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:8

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Although aging increases susceptibility to acute kidney injury (AKI), whether the AKI risk and the association between AKI and adverse outcomes are age-dependent remain unclear in older adults. The current stu...

    Authors: Libin Xu, Yanhua Wu, Yuanhan Chen, Ruiying Li, Zhiqiang Wang, Zhilian Li, Guoping Liu, Lei Yu, Wei Shi and Xinling Liang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:7

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The social and economic impact of dementia for the development of accessible and sustainable care for individuals with dementia (IwD). Physical exercise has been seen as a beneficial non-pharmacological therap...

    Authors: A. Sampaio, I. Marques-Aleixo, A. Seabra, J. Mota and J. Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:6

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  21. Many community-dwelling older adults experience limitations in (instrumental) activities of daily living, resulting in the need for homecare services. Whereas services should ideally aim at maintaining indepen...

    Authors: Teuni H. Rooijackers, G. A. Rixt Zijlstra, Erik van Rossum, Ruth G. M. Vogel, Marja Y. Veenstra, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen and Silke F. Metzelthin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:5

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  22. 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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  23. Frailty is associated with healthy ageing, and it has been identified as a means of measuring older adults’ physio-psychosocial health. We know about the ageing trends and common diseases of older adults livin...

    Authors: Mohammad Meshbahur Rahman, Mohammad Hamiduzzaman, Mst. Saleha Akter, Zaki Farhana, Mohammad Kamal Hossain, Mohammad Nayeem Hasan and Md. Nazrul Islam

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:3

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Sarcopenia often accompanies osteoarthritis (OA), which is managed by total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the late stage. Recent studies have suggested a higher risk of post-operative complications after TKA in s...

    Authors: Kevin Ki-Wai Ho, Lawrence Chun-Man Lau, Wai-Wang Chau, Queena Poon, Kwong-Yin Chung and Ronald Man-Yeung Wong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:2

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  25. The outbreak of the Corona virus is a challenge for health care systems worldwide. The aim of this study is to analyze a) knowledge about, and feelings related to the Corona-pandemic. Describe b) loneliness, d...

    Authors: Jochen René Thyrian, Friederike Kracht, Angela Nikelski, Melanie Boekholt, Fanny Schumacher-Schönert, Anika Rädke, Bernhard Michalowsky, Horst Christian Vollmar, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Francisca S. Rodriguez and Stefan H. Kreisel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:540

    Content type: Research article

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  26. In late December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases due to a novel betacoronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 was reported in China. The so-called COVID 19 is responsible not only for respiratory symptoms, from mild up to pn...

    Authors: Sara Rogani, Valeria Calsolaro, Riccardo Franchi, Alessia Maria Calabrese, Chukwuma Okoye and Fabio Monzani

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:539

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has caused a pandemic threatening millions of people worldwide. Yet studies specifically assessing the geriatric population are scarce. We aimed to examine the participation of e...

    Authors: Virginie Prendki, Noam Tau, Tomer Avni, Marco Falcone, Angela Huttner, Laurent Kaiser, Mical Paul, Yaara Leibovici-Weissmann and Dafna Yahav

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:538

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Hearing loss (HL) is a significant public health concern globally and is estimated to affect over nine million people in England. The aim of this research was to explore the regional patterns and trends of HL ...

    Authors: Dialechti Tsimpida, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Darren M. Ashcroft and Maria Panagioti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:536

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Oropharyngeal Dysphagia (OD) and malnutrition are frequently reported conditions in nursing home residents, and are often interrelated. Best care for dysphagic residents with, or at risk of, malnutrition shoul...

    Authors: Viviënne A. L. Huppertz, Nick van Wijk, Laura W. J. Baijens, Lisette C. P. G. M. de Groot, Ruud J. G. Halfens, Jos M. G. A. Schols and Ardy van Helvoort

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:537

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. 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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  31. Self-reported life-space assessment methods so far focus on community-dwelling persons, with a lack of validated assessment methods for institutionalized settings. This study evaluated construct validity, test...

    Authors: Klaus Hauer, Phoebe Ullrich, Patrick Heldmann, Saskia Hummel, Jürgen M. Bauer and Christian Werner

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:534

    Content type: Research article

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  32. For older adults, difficulties in bathing and toileting are often the most prevalent in the index of Activities of daily living (ADL). This study aims to examine how environmental factors are associated with d...

    Authors: Changxi Liu, Joelle H. Fong, Jasmon W. T. Hoh, Hailin Wu, Yunsheng Dong, Danan Gu and Qiushi Feng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:533

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The Exercise and Nutrition for Healthy AgeiNg (ENHANce) project aims to assess the combined effects of exercise and nutritional interventions to prevent loss of skeletal muscle mass and function with ageing, a...

    Authors: Lenore Dedeyne, Jolan Dupont, Katrien Koppo, Sabine Verschueren, Jos Tournoy and Evelien Gielen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:532

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. People with dementia are not routinely offered rehabilitation services despite experiencing disability associated with the condition and accumulating evidence for therapies such as exercise, occupational thera...

    Authors: Kate E. Laver, Maria Crotty, Lee-Fay Low, Lindy Clemson, Craig Whitehead, James McLoughlin, Kate Swaffer and Monica Cations

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:531

    Content type: Research article

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  35. This study aims to identify the age trajectories of disability in instrumental activities of daily life (IADLs) over 11 years and their correlates, and to estimate disability-free life expectancy for identifie...

    Authors: Wen-Ling Liao and Yu-Hung Chang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:530

    Content type: Research article

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  36. An aging society incurs great losses due to fall-related injuries and mortalities. The foreseeable increased burden of fall-related injury among older people requires a regular nationwide study on the fall epi...

    Authors: Yih-Jian Tsai, Ping-Yen Yang, Yi-Ching Yang, Mau-Roung Lin and Ying-Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:529

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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

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  38. Residential aged care facility residents experience high rates of hospital admissions which are stressful, costly and often preventable. The EDDIE program is a hospital avoidance initiative designed to enable ...

    Authors: Hannah E. Carter, Xing J. Lee, Trudy Dwyer, Barbara O’Neill, Dee Jeffrey, Christopher M Doran, Lynne Parkinson, Sonya R Osborne, Kerry Reid-Searl and Nicholas Graves

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:527

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  39. One of the most challenging issues for the elderly population is the clinical state of frailty. Frailty is defined as a cumulative decline across psychological, physical, and social functioning. Hospitalizatio...

    Authors: Zahra Rezaei-Shahsavarloo, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Robbert J. J. Gobbens, Abbas Ebadi and Gholamreza Ghaedamini Harouni

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:526

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

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  41. Delirium is associated with high mortality after cardiac surgery. However, evidence on the epidemiology of delirium in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is limited. This study aimed to ass...

    Authors: Misun Pak, Masahiko Hara, Shoko Miura, Motohide Furuya, Masatake Tamaki, Taiji Okada, Nobuhide Watanabe, Akihiro Endo and Kazuaki Tanabe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:524

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  42. About 50% of all hospitalized fragility fracture cases in older Americans are hip fractures. Approximately 3/4 of fracture-related costs in the USA are attributable to hip fractures, and these are mostly cover...

    Authors: Rafia S. Rasu, Rana Zalmai, Aliza R. Karpes Matusevich, Suzanne L. Hunt, Milind A. Phadnis and Nahid Rianon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:523

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  43. The impact of poor oral health on older adults’ quality of life is a public health problem. In this study, the mediating effects of dental status, occlusal condition, dysphagia, and masticatory performance on ...

    Authors: Ting-Yu Lu, Jen-Hao Chen, Je-Kang Du, Ying-Chun Lin, Pei-Shan Ho, Chien-Hung Lee, Chih-Yang Hu and Hsiao-Ling Huang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:521

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  44. This systematic review aimed to explore the process of decision-making for nutrition and hydration for people living with dementia from the perspectives and experiences of all involved.

    Authors: Kanthee Anantapong, Nathan Davies, Justin Chan, Daisy McInnerney and Elizabeth L. Sampson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:520

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  45. As in younger recipients, post-transplant infection is a frequent and devastating complication after kidney transplantation (KT) in older recipients. However, few studies have analyzed characteristics of post-...

    Authors: Jin Sug Kim, Kyung Hwan Jeong, Dong Won Lee, Sam Yeol Lee, Sang Ho Lee, Jaeseok Yang, Curie Ahn and Hyeon Seok Hwang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:519

    Content type: Research article

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