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  1. Residents of long-term care homes (LTCH) often experience unnecessary and non-beneficial hospitalizations and interventions near the end-of-life. Advance care directives aim to ensure that end-of-life care res...

    Authors: Rhéda Adekpedjou, George A. Heckman, Paul C. Hébert, Andrew P. Costa and John Hirdes

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:22

    Content type: Research

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  2. Supportive living (SL) facilities are intended to provide a residential care setting in a less restrictive and more cost-effective way than nursing homes (NH). SL residents with poor social relationships may b...

    Authors: Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Susan E. Bronskill, Zoe Hsu, Erik Youngson and Andrea Gruneir

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:21

    Content type: Research

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  3. Obesity is associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, the obesity index that is most closely related to type 2 diabetes remains controversial. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the...

    Authors: Qiwei Ge, Min Li, Zhengcheng Xu, Zhigang Qi, Huiyan Zheng, Yuxin Cao, Hao Huang, Xiaoyang Duan and Xun Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:20

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  4. The incorporation of acute frailty services into the acute care pathway is increasingly common. The prevalence and impact of acute frailty services in the UK are currently unclear.

    Authors: Thomas Knight, Catherine Atkin, Finbarr C Martin, Chris Subbe, Mark Holland, Tim Cooksley and Daniel Lasserson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:19

    Content type: Research

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  5. There is growing acknowledgement of the need for a phased approach to scaling up health interventions, beginning with an assessment of ‘scalability’, that is, the capacity of an individual intervention to be s...

    Authors: Susan Calnan, Karen Lee and Sheena McHugh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:17

    Content type: Research

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  6. To investigate whether the mitochondrial transcription factor A (TFAM) rs1937 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is associated with longevity.

    Authors: Qing Chen, Zhi-Hao Li, Wei-Qi Song, Yao Yao, Yu-Jie Zhang, Wen-Fang Zhong, Pei-Dong Zhang, Dan Liu, Xi-Ru Zhang, Qing-Mei Huang, Xiao-Yang Zhao, Xiao-Ming Shi and Chen Mao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:16

    Content type: Research

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  7. The Institut Pasteur de Lille, in the north of France, has implemented a large, multidisciplinary health check, which aims to identify frailty in middle-aged caregivers. We aimed to construct an adapted frailt...

    Authors: Jonathan Giovannelli, Anthony Pinon, Manon Lenain, Anne-Laure Cleys, Brigitte Lefebvre, Nicolas Capon, Simon Spychala, Eric Boulanger, Pascaline Cassagnaud and Mael Barthoulot

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:15

    Content type: Research

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  8. Most older adults do not engage in regular physical activity. However, more research on options to partake in regular exercise in this population by reducing barriers and enhancing enablers while still reachin...

    Authors: Marcus A. Lees, Jonathon Edwards, Jamie E. McCain and Danielle R. Bouchard

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:14

    Content type: Research

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  9. Healthcare systems need to adapt to better serve an aging population with complex presentations. Frailty assessments are a potential means to address this heterogeneity in aging to identify individuals at incr...

    Authors: Kevin F. Boreskie, Jacqueline L. Hay, Patrick E. Boreskie, Rakesh C. Arora and Todd A. Duhamel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:13

    Content type: Review

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  10. Fatigability is an important marker of functional decline in community dwelling older people, yet its relationship with functional decline after hospitalization is unclear. The objectives of this study were to...

    Authors: Marlies Feenstra, Barbara C. van Munster, Nynke Smidt and Sophia E. de Rooij

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:12

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Researchers have emphasized the importance of examining how different factors affect men’s and women’s functional status over time. To date, the literature is unclear about whether sex affects the rate of chan...

    Authors: Ya-Mei Chen, Tung-Liang Chiang, Duan-Rung Chen, Yu-Kang Tu, Hsiao-Wei Yu and Wan-Yu Chiu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:11

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Telehealth and online health information provide patients with increased access to healthcare services and health information in chronic disease management of older patients with chronic diseases, addressing t...

    Authors: Yuyu Jiang, Pingping Sun, Zhongyi Chen, Jianlan Guo, Shanshan Wang, Fenglan Liu and Jinping Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:9

    Content type: Research

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  13. Functional status is a patient-important, patient-centered measurement. The utility of functional status measures to inform post-discharge patient needs is unknown. We sought to examine the utility of routinel...

    Authors: Mats L. Junek, Aaron Jones, George Heckman, Catherine Demers, Lauren E. Griffith and Andrew P. Costa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:8

    Content type: Research

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  14. Multidimensional frailty, including physical, psychological, and social components, is associated to disability, lower quality of life, increased healthcare utilization, and mortality. In order to prevent or d...

    Authors: Marcel A. L. M. van Assen, Judith H. M. Helmink and Robbert J. J. Gobbens

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:7

    Content type: Research

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  15. Japan has promoted end-of-life care at home and in long-term care facilities, and the total proportion of in-hospital deaths has decreased recently. However, the difference in trends of in-hospital deaths by t...

    Authors: Yuta Taniguchi, Masao Iwagami, Xueying Jin, Nobuo Sakata, Mikiya Sato, Taeko Watanabe, Kyoko Hanari, Kazuhiro Abe, Haruko Noguchi and Nanako Tamiya

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:6

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  16. Road safety is a major issue among seniors. Potentially Driver-Impairing (PDI) drugs are known to increase the risk of car accident. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe PDI-drug consumption a...

    Authors: Sarah Zitoun, Edouard Baudouin, Emmanuelle Corruble, Jean-Sébastien Vidal, Laurent Becquemont and Emmanuelle Duron

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:4

    Content type: Research

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  17. The coexistence of sarcopenia and dementia in aging populations is not uncommon, and they may share common risk factors and pathophysiological pathways. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between br...

    Authors: Yun-Ting Chen, Chiun-Chieh Yu, Yu-Ching Lin, Shan-Ho Chan, Yi-Yun Lin, Nai-Ching Chen and Wei-Che Lin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:3

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  18. The study aims to evaluate the impact of socioeconomic status, general health and oral health parameters on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) and mental healt...

    Authors: Barbara Malicka, Katarzyna Skośkiewicz-Malinowska and Urszula Kaczmarek

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:2

    Content type: Research

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  19. Coronary heart disease (CHD), sarcopenia and depression are common disorders that markedly impair quality of life and impose a huge financial burden on society. They are also frequently comorbid, exacerbating ...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Chen, Peipei Han, Xing Yu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Peiyu Song, Yuewen Liu, Jinghuan Liu, Jiawei Tang, Yisong Zhang, Yong Zhao, Jiejiao Zheng, Lixi Chu, Hong Bing Wang and Qi Guo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:731

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  20. Sarcopenia is one of the most frequent syndromes in older adults and one of its main characteristics is low muscle mass. Gastrointestinal tumor is a malignant disease with high incidence. This study aimed to i...

    Authors: Jiaqiu Wang, Liqian Xu, Shunmei Huang, Quan Hui, Xuexue Shi and Qin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:730

    Content type: Research

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  21. Overtreatment in advanced age i.e. aggressive interventions that do not improve survival and are potentially harmful, can impair quality of care near the end of life (EOL). As healthcare provider perspectives ...

    Authors: Mina Motamedi, Caitlin Brandenburg, Mina Bakhit, Zoe A. Michaleff, Loai Albarqouni, Justin Clark, Meidelynn Ooi, Danial Bahudin, Danielle Ní Chróinín and Magnolia Cardona

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:729

    Content type: Research

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  22. The effect of tea consumption on metabolic syndrome (MetS) remains controversial. The objective of this study is to examine the prospective association of tea consumption with 5-year incident MetS among aged p...

    Authors: Xing-Xuan Dong, Rui-Rui Wang, Jie-Yu Liu, Qing-Hua Ma and Chen-Wei Pan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:728

    Content type: Research

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  23. Few studies have made longitudinal comparisons between frailty phenotype (FP) and frailty index (FI) changes. We aimed to investigate frailty status changes defined by FP and FI concurrently, and to compare th...

    Authors: An-Chun Hwang, Wei-Ju Lee, Nicole Huang, Liang-Yu Chen, Li-Ning Peng, Ming-Hsien Lin, Yiing-Jenq Chou and Liang-Kung Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:726

    Content type: Research

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  24. Skin conditions often considerably impact the older patients’ psycho-social health and quality of life (QoL). The present study was aimed to examine the validity and reliability of the Persian version of Skind...

    Authors: Tahereh Mahdavi nejad, Fatemeh Mohammadi, Ozkan Gorgulu, Seyedeh Ameneh Motalebi and Zahra Hosseinkhani

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:724

    Content type: Research

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  25. A crucial aspect of continued senior care is the early detection and management of frailty. Developing reliable and secure electronic frailty assessment tools can benefit virtual appointments, a need especiall...

    Authors: Riley Chang, Hilary Low, Andrew McDonald, Grace Park and Xiaowei Song

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:723

    Content type: Research

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  26. Social connection is recognized as an important determinant of health and well-being. The negative health impacts of poor social connection have been reported in research in older adults, however, less is know...

    Authors: Kaitlyn Lem, Katherine S. McGilton, Katelynn Aelick, Andrea Iaboni, Jessica Babineau, Debbie Hewitt Colborne, Cathleen Edwards, Monica Bretzlaff, Dee Lender, Josie-Lee Gibson and Jennifer Bethell

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:722

    Content type: Research

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  27. Home care recipients have reported little self-determination and opportunity to influence their own care. Person-centred care focusing on involvement has improved the quality of life of older adults in health ...

    Authors: Kristina Lämås, Karin Bölenius, Per-Olof Sandman, Marie Lindkvist and David Edvardsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:720

    Content type: Research

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  28. The population of incarcerated older adults is the fastest growing demographic in prisons. Older persons in custody have poorer health as compared with those in the community. The unmet and complex health care...

    Authors: Kirubel Manyazewal Mussie, Félix Pageau, Helene Merkt, Tenzin Wangmo and Bernice Simone Elger

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:718

    Content type: Research

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  29. General practitioners (GPs) play a key role in the care of people with dementia (PwD). However, the role of the German Dementia Guideline in primary care remains unclear. The main objective of the present stud...

    Authors: Sonia Lech, Julie L. O’Sullivan, Johanna Drewelies, Wolfram Herrmann, Robert P. Spang, Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons, Johanna Nordheim and Paul Gellert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:717

    Content type: Research

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  30. The goal of the present study was to determine whether a remote activity monitoring (RAM) system benefited caregivers who aided relatives with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias (ADRD) living at home. We...

    Authors: Joseph E. Gaugler, Rachel Zmora, Lauren L. Mitchell, Jessica Finlay, Christina E. Rosebush, Manka Nkimbeng, Zachary G. Baker, Elizabeth A. Albers and Colleen M. Peterson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:715

    Content type: Research

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  31. Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are common. An increase in mortality associated with osteoporotic VCFs has been well documented. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of time t...

    Authors: Christian Pfeifle, Petr Kohut, Jan-Sven Jarvers, Ulrich J. Spiegl, Christoph-Eckhard Heyde and Georg Osterhoff

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:714

    Content type: Research

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  32. Patients with stroke in rehabilitation wards are at an increased risk of falling. Although patients’ participation in establishing medical safety is considered crucial, there is limited evidence on their persp...

    Authors: Saika Aihara, Shin Kitamura, Masayuki Dogan, Sachiko Sakata, Kunitsugu Kondo and Yohei Otaka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:713

    Content type: Research

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  33. During geriatric rehabilitation, attempts are made to increase the patients’ health and functional capacity. In order to maintain these improvements in the medium- and long-term, behavioural changes regarding ...

    Authors: Lisa Happe, Andreas Hein and Rebecca Diekmann

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:712

    Content type: Research

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  34. Older adults receive treatment for fall injuries in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The effect of persistent polypharmacy (i.e. using multiple medications over a long period) on fall injuries is unders...

    Authors: Lingshu Xue, Robert M. Boudreau, Julie M. Donohue, Janice C. Zgibor, Zachary A. Marcum, Tina Costacou, Anne B. Newman, Teresa M. Waters and Elsa S. Strotmeyer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:710

    Content type: Research

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  35. Establishing an information-sharing system between medical professionals and welfare/care professionals may help prevent heart failure (HF) exacerbations in community-dwelling older adults. Therefore, we aimed...

    Authors: Shigehito Shiota, Toshiro Kitagawa, Takayuki Hidaka, Naoya Goto, Naoki Mio, Kana Kanai, Makiko Naka, Hiroko Togino, Mariko Mochizuki, Hiroyuki Ochikubo, Yukiko Nakano, Yasuki Kihara and Hiroaki Kimura

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:704

    Content type: Research

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  36. Type 2 diabetes is common in persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Management of diabetes in persons with AD is challenging due to changing goals of care and susceptibility to adverse drug events including hy...

    Authors: Carlos López-Rubio, Marjaana Koponen, Pasi Lampela, Heidi Taipale, Antti Tanskanen, J. Simon Bell, Anna-Maija Tolppanen and Sirpa Hartikainen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:701

    Content type: Research

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  37. Generally, seasonal influenza does not cause severe infection in healthy adults, but for the elderly, an infection can pose a serious health concern. Although several measures can help prevent influenza, vacci...

    Authors: Ghassen Kharroubi, Ines Cherif, Leila Bouabid, Adel Gharbi, Aicha Boukthir, Nissaf Ben Alaya, Afif Ben Salah and Jihene Bettaieb

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:700

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  38. Early mobilisation leads to a two-fold increase in the adjusted odds of discharge by 30-days compared to late mobilisation. Whether this association varies by patient characteristics identified as reasons for ...

    Authors: Katie J. Sheehan, Aicha Goubar, Finbarr C. Martin, Chris Potter, Gareth D. Jones, Catherine Sackley and Salma Ayis

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:694

    Content type: Research

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  39. Cognitive disorders are one of the important issues in old age. There are many cognitive tests, but some variables affect their results (e.g., age and education). This study aimed to evaluate the reliability a...

    Authors: Pouya Farokhnezhad Afshar, Elisabeth H. Wiig, Seyed Kazem Malakouti, Behnam Shariati and Sara Nejati

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:693

    Content type: Research

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  40. Sarcopenia, an age-related disease, has been implicated as both a cause and consequence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and a symbol of poor prognosis in older adults with T2DM. Therefore, early detection a...

    Authors: Zhi-Jing Mu, Jun-Ling Fu, Li-Na Sun, Piu Chan and Shuang-Ling Xiu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:692

    Content type: Research

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