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  1. Rurality is fraught with numerous difficulties including a lack of advanced health facilities to provide health services, and an absence of specialist cancer services, and qualified personnel, among others. Th...

    Authors: Adwoa Bemah Boamah Mensah, Maurice Mikare, Kofi Boamah Mensah, Joshua Okyere, Er-Menan Amaniampong, Abena Agyekum Poku, Felix Apiribu and Joe-Nat Clegg Lamptey
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:540
  2. Frailty and multimorbidity are common among patients in geriatric rehabilitation care (GRC). Proper care of these patients involves multiple professionals which requires optimal interprofessional collaboration...

    Authors: Hans Drenth, Wim Krijnen, Lourens van der Weerd, Jan Jaap Reinders and Hans Hobbelen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:539
  3. Cognitive impairment can cause social, emotional, and financial burdens on individuals, caregivers, and healthcare providers. This is especially important in settings such as long-term care (LTC) homes which l...

    Authors: Gaurav Arora, Christina Milani, Peter Tanuseputro, Patrick Tang, Ahwon Jeong, Daniel Kobewka and Colleen Webber
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:538
  4. Numerous studies have shown that the dietary inflammatory index (DII) is associated with adverse health effects. However, the relationship between DII and prostate cancer (PCa) remains controversial. Although ...

    Authors: Xiangtao Weng, Wenyue Tan, Baian Wei, Shijian Yang, Chiming Gu and Shusheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:537
  5. The relationship between handgrip strength (HGS) and quality of life is inconsistent. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential association between HGS and quality of life in the settings of a...

    Authors: Rizwan Qaisar, M Azhar Hussain, Asima Karim, Firdos Ahmad, Fabio Franzese, Abeer A Al-Masri, Saad M Alsaad and Shaea Ayed Alkahtani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:536
  6. While assessment tools can increase the detection of cognitive impairment, there is currently insufficient evidence regarding clinical outcomes based on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.

    Authors: Anna Cristina Åberg, Johanna R. Petersson, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Kevin J. McKee, Erik Rosendahl, Kjartan Halvorsen and Lars Berglund
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:535
  7. Most epidemiological studies have not systematically identified or categorized risk factors for urinary incontinence (UI) in older men, despite a higher prevalence than in younger men. Considering the burden o...

    Authors: Olawunmi Olagundoye, Benjamin Odusanya, Janice Y. Kung, William Gibson and Adrian Wagg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:534
  8. We present a case of an elderly woman suffering from Pasteurella multocida (P. multocida) bacteremia, without obvious bite marks, but owning a pet dog. Although the patient was not immunocompromised, and prompt t...

    Authors: Evien Ali, Niek Tytgat, Lieven Vergote, Katleen Devue and Bart Nonneman
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:533
  9. Social frailty has not been comprehensively studied in China. Our objective is to investigate the prevalence of social frailty among the older population in China, as well as identify relevant factors and urba...

    Authors: Xin Qi, Yingying Li, Jiabin Hu, Lingbing Meng, Ping Zeng, Jing Shi, Na Jia, Xuezhai Zeng, Hui Li, Qiuxia Zhang, Juan Li and Deping Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:532
  10. To address the care needs of older adults, it is important to identify and understand the forms of care support older adults received. This systematic review aims to examine the social networks of older adults...

    Authors: Iris Szu-Szu Ho, Kris McGill, Stephen Malden, Cara Wilson, Caroline Pearce, Eileen Kaner, John Vines, Navneet Aujla, Sue Lewis, Valerio Restocchi, Alan Marshall and Bruce Guthrie
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:531
  11. Resistance and balance training are important exercise interventions for older populations living with chronic diseases. Accurately measuring if an individual is adhering to exercises as prescribed is importan...

    Authors: Caitlin McArthur, Gabriella Duhaime, David Gonzalez, Nanna Notthoff, Olga Theou, Scott Kehler and Adria Quigley
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:530
  12. Extended resection for gastric cancer in elderly patients is still challenging for surgeons. This study aimed to evaluate the prognosis and the postoperative outcomes of elderly patients underwent gastric canc...

    Authors: Hilmi Yazici, Ahmet Cem Esmer, Ayse Eren Kayaci and Sevket Cumhur Yegen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:529
  13. Lifestyle changes and physical activity can make an important contribution to reducing the risk factor for high blood pressure (BP). Whether virtual reality (VR) exergames are also appropriate and make a posit...

    Authors: Susan Vorwerg-Gall, Oskar Stamm and Michele Haink
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:527
  14. To prevent or postpone dependence on help in everyday activities, early identification of adults aged 65 + years at risk of functional decline or with progressing functional decline is essential. The American ...

    Authors: Bettina Mølri Knudsen, Birgitte Nørgaard, Hanne Rasmussen and Inge H. Bruun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:526
  15. Caregiver burden is related to personal factors and patient characteristics and is greater when neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) are present. Objective: Estimate the prevalence of burden among caregivers of de...

    Authors: Victoria García-Martín, M Canto de Hoyos-Alonso, Rosalía Delgado-Puebla, Gloria Ariza-Cardiel and Isabel del Cura-González
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:525
  16. To achieve the best treatment of heart failure, it is important to use all recommended drugs at their target doses. Given that underuse of medications can occur in individuals with cognitive impairment, we inv...

    Authors: Linnea Abramsson, Annica Backman, Hugo Lövheim, David Edvardsson and Maria Gustafsson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:524
  17. In this study, we examined the effect of alcohol, as well as the combined effect of seven lifestyle factors, on all-cause mortality in older adults (baseline age 70 years).

    Authors: Felicia Ahlner, Hanna Falk Erhag, Lena Johansson, Jessica Samuelsson, Hanna Wetterberg, Madeleine Mellqvist Fässberg, Margda Waern and Ingmar Skoog
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:523
  18. The emergence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria represents a considerable threat to human health, particularly for vulnerable populations such as those living in residential aged care. However, antimicrobial...

    Authors: Lucy Carpenter, Andrew P. Shoubridge, Erin Flynn, Catherine Lang, Steven L. Taylor, Lito E. Papanicolas, Josephine Collins, David Gordon, David J. Lynn, Maria Crotty, Craig Whitehead, Lex E. X. Leong, Steve L. Wesselingh, Kerry Ivey, Maria C. Inacio and Geraint B. Rogers
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:521
  19. Nursing home (NH) residents with severe dementia use many medications, sometimes inappropriately within a comfort care approach. Medications should be regularly reviewed and eventually deprescribed. This pragm...

    Authors: Edeltraut Kröger, Machelle Wilchesky, Michèle Morin, Pierre-Hugues Carmichael, Martine Marcotte, Lucie Misson, Jonathan Plante, Philippe Voyer and Pierre Durand
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:520
  20. The management and care of older patients with multiple health problems is demanding and complex. Interprofessional and intraprofessional collaboration has the potential to improve both the efficiency and the ...

    Authors: Simon T. de Gans, Gerdinique C. Maessen, Marjolein H. J. van de Pol, Marjan J. van Apeldoorn, Margot A. L. van Ingen-Stokbroekx, Niels van der Sloot, Carolina J. P. W. Keijsers and Babette C. van der Zwaard
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:519
  21. Drugs with anticholinergic properties are associated with cognitive adverse effects, especially in patients vulnerable to central muscarinic antagonism. A variety of drugs show weak, moderate or strong anticho...

    Authors: Tanja Rube, Astrid Ecorcheville, Elisabet Londos, Sara Modig and Per Johansson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:518
  22. Older adults are at an increased risk for mental health issues, yet they are less likely to seek professional help. This systematic review aims to identify and summarize literature on the barriers and facilita...

    Authors: Usra Elshaikh, Rayan Sheik, Raghad Khaled Mohammad Saeed, Tawanda Chivese and Diana Alsayed Hassan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:516
  23. The University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center (UCSF-MAC) led the development and tested a collaborative care model delivered by lay care team navigators (CTNs) with support from a multidi...

    Authors: Michael H. Rosenbloom, Bhavani Kashyap, Ana Diaz-Ochoa, Jan Karrmann, Aleta Svitak, Jennifer Finstad, Ann Brombach, Ann Sprandel, Leah Hanson, Sarah Dulaney and Katherine Possin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:515
  24. Mitochondrial dysfunction in kidney cells has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Estimation of mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNA-CN) is considered a convenient method for r...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Ying Pan, Zijian Tian, Jing Wang, Fei Chen, Zhaoxu Geng, Qian Li, Ziqing Liu, Xiaozhou Zhou and Kaixin Zhou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:514
  25. The population aging, together with the shrinking caring potential of families, is a major challenge for social policy in the coming years. The aim of the study is to identify the factors that determine not on...

    Authors: Małgorzata Wrotek and Małgorzata Kalbarczyk
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:512
  26. The causes and consequences of social isolation and loneliness of older people living in rural contexts during the COVID-19 pandemic were systematically reviewed to describe patterns, causes and consequences.

    Authors: John Pickering, Andrew V. Wister, Eireann O’Dea and Habib Chaudhury
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:511
  27. The impact of consuming soybean and its products on cardiovascular events (CVEs), cardiovascular mortality, and all-cause mortality remains unclear. This study aimed to examine the prospective association of s...

    Authors: Shasha Yu, Hongmei Yang, Bo Wang, Xiaofan Guo, GuangXiao Li and Yingxian Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:510
  28. Intrinsic capacity (IC) is a comprehensive indicator of an individual’s positive attributes. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a two-step approach to assess IC decline among older people. The firs...

    Authors: Fei Lu, Jiaojiao Li, Xiaohong Liu, Shuo Liu, Xiaohong Sun and Xueying Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:509
  29. Stroke is a common and frequently-occurring disease in older people. It has the characteristics of high morbidity, high mortality, high recurrence rate and high disability rate. Most stroke risk studies are ba...

    Authors: Yumeng Gu, Decheng Gao, Xiaoshuang Xia, Juanjuan Xue, Dongliang Wang, Zhiqiang Wei, Xiaolin Tian and Xin Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:508
  30. Residential aged-care facilities in Australia emerged as the high-risk setting the COVID-19 outbreaks due to community transmission. The vulnerable aged-care residents of these facilities suffered due to low h...

    Authors: Shruti Premshankar Nair, Ashley L Quigley, Aye Moa, Abrar Ahmad Chughtai and Chandini Raina Macintyre
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:507
  31. With modernization and ageing in China, the population of older adults living alone is increasing. Living alone may be a potential risk factor for depressive symptoms. However, no parallel mediation model anal...

    Authors: Mina Huang, Kun Liu, Chunguang Liang, Yongzhu Wang and Zhanpeng Guo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:506
  32. Physical functioning is a crucial factor for independence and quality of life in old age. The aim of the "bestform—Best function of range of motion" trial is to investigate the effects of a 6 months multimodal...

    Authors: M. Siegrist, N. Schaller, M. Weiß, J. Isaak, V. Schmid, E. Köppel, M. Weichenberger, E. Mende, B. Haller and M. Halle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:505
  33. Although the association between multimorbidity (MM) and hospitalisation is known, the different effects of MM patterns by age and sex in this outcome needs to be elucidated. Our study aimed to analyse the ass...

    Authors: Luciana Pereira Rodrigues, Diego Galdino França, João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci, Nayara Malheiros Caruzzo, Sandro Rodrigues Batista, Cesar de Oliveira, Bruno Pereira Nunes and Erika Aparecida Silveira
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:504
  34. Residing in a nursing home (NH) may increase emergency department (ED) utilization in patients with dementia; however, evidence regarding the status of and predictors for ED utilization of NH residents with de...

    Authors: Jiun-Yi Wang, Yu-Wan Yang, Chien-Hui Liu, Kun-Chia Chang, Yi-Ting Lin and Chih-Ching Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:503
  35. Loneliness in older adults is common, particularly in women. In this article, gender differences in the association of loneliness and health care use are investigated in a large sample of community-dwelling ol...

    Authors: Friederike Hildegard Boehlen, Dirk Heider, Dieter Schellberg, Johanna Katharina Hohls, Ben Schöttker, Hermann Brenner, Hans-Christoph Friederich, Hans-Helmut König and Beate Wild
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:502
  36. Living in an adequate environment suited to one’s abilities and needs is an essential condition to function in daily life. However, no complete tool currently exists to provide a rapid overview of a person’s e...

    Authors: Chloé Schorderet, Caroline H.G. Bastiaenen, Robert A. de Bie, Marc Maréchal, Noémie Vuilleumier and Lara Allet
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:501
  37. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia. Previous studies have shown that regular exercise can improve cogni...

    Authors: Jia-Chi Lin, I-Hsuan Chen and Fang-Yu Cheng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:500
  38. A framework for increasing elderly participation in Primary Health Care (PHC) is a vital issue considering the growing population. After examining the situation and elderly participation in the provision of PH...

    Authors: Mahdieh Najafi, Kamal Gholipour, Mohammad Amerzadeh, Mohammad Zakaria Kiaei and Rohollah Kalhor
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:499
  39. Despite the need to incorporate seniors from various settings into mindfulness-based empirical research, issues of geriatric frailties and non-compliance remain. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a m...

    Authors: Yvonne Hsiung, Yi-Heng Chen, Li-Chan Lin and Yu-Han Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:497
  40. The number of people living with dementia in Malaysia is expected to increase with the nation’s growing elderly population and increased lifespan. The lack of public awareness of dementia is partly compounded ...

    Authors: Mohd Fairuz Ali, Nur Iman Suraiya Ja’afar, Thayaletchumy Gophala Krishnan, Mohamad Azizi Mohamad Zulkifle, Nur Khairunnisa Khaidzir, Teh Rohila Jamil, Zuraidah Che Man and Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:496
  41. With concerns about accurate diagnosis through telehealth, the Kinect sensor offers a reliable solution for movement analysis. However, there is a lack of practical research investigating the suitability of a ...

    Authors: Xin-Ting Liu, Mohammad Nikkhoo, Lizhen Wang, Carl PC Chen, Hung-Bin Chen, Chih-Jui Chen and Chih-Hsiu Cheng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:495
  42. Sarcopenia is commonly seen in the older adults and increases in incidence with age, also in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Although research has indicated that the development of sarcopenia in patients with PD may...

    Authors: Qiu-Wan Liu, Cheng-Jie Mao, Zhao-Hui Lu, Rong-Fang Shi, Ying-Chun Zhang, Ping Zhao and Chun-Feng Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:494
  43. Sarcopenia is a clinical manifestation of adverse ageing, characterised by progressive loss of muscle mass and function. Diagnosis requires assessment of muscle quantity and quality; ultrasound represents an e...

    Authors: Benjamin Stanley, Carolyn Greig, Thomas Jackson, Danielle Lewis, Hannah Moorey, Zainab Majid, Tahir Masud, Thomas Pinkney and Carly Welch
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:493
  44. The waist-calf circumference ratio (WCR) has been suggested as a potential indicator of visceral adiposity. Nevertheless, the relationship between WCR and the risk of frailty remains unclear. Therefore, our st...

    Authors: Miao Dai, Quhong Song, Jirong Yue, Taiping Lin, Wei Jie, Xiang Wang and Ning Ge
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:492
  45. Given a lack of studies precisely indicating how many steps elderly people should take daily for their antioxidant defence, bone metabolism, and cognitive abilities to improve, our study set out to compare the...

    Authors: Ewa Sadowska-Krępa, Adam Rzetecki, Izabela Zając-Gawlak, Agnieszka Nawrat-Szołtysik, Michał Rozpara, Wioletta Mikuľáková, Agata Stanek and Tomasz Pałka
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:489

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