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  1. Physical and social neighbourhood characteristics can vary according to the neighbourhood socio-economic status (SES) and influence residents’ perceptions, behaviours and health outco...

    Authors: Christina Hartig, Gabriele Bolte, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Susanne Moebus and Natalie Riedel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:891
  2. To our knowledge, no population-based studies have examined whether family or friend caregivers of men and women differ in their experience of distress over time. Thus, we aimed to describe, on a population-le...

    Authors: Wenshan Li, Douglas G. Manuel, Sarina R. Isenberg and Peter Tanuseputro
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:890
  3. Covid-19 is a serious public health concern. Previous studies have shown that although there are concerns about the subjective well-being (SWB) of older people in the Covid period, the link between SWB and the...

    Authors: Fatemeh Kashefi, Afsaneh Bakhtiari, Hemmat Gholinia, Fatemeh Bakouei and Mahbobeh Faramarzi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:887
  4. The 25-item Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale (DKAS2) is a widely used tool for measuring knowledge of dementia. To increase the applicability of the Chinese-language version of the tool (DKAS-TC) for the ge...

    Authors: Su-Pin Hung, Yi-Han Liao, Claire Eccleston and Li-Jung Elizabeth Ku
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:886
  5. Some older adults with a persistent death wish without being severely ill report having had a death wish their whole lives (lifelong persistent death wish; L-PDW). Differentiating them from older adults withou...

    Authors: Elke Elzinga, Margot Zomers, Kiki van der Burg, Sisco van Veen, Lizanne Schweren, Ghislaine van Thiel and Els van Wijngaarden
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:885
  6. This population-based cross-sectional study examined the associations between physical activity (PA) and lower body muscle strength (LBMS) with late-life depression in a representative sample of older Korean a...

    Authors: Ji-Young Kong, Haeryun Hong and Hyunsik Kang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:884
  7. Sensory impairments are common among older adults. These impairments have consequences on activities of daily living and communication with others. Such impairments for the elderly remain a significant public ...

    Authors: Nadia Abdelnasser, Saieda Abd Elhameed Abdel Aziz and Sara Mohamed Ahmed El-Gamal
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:883
  8. Postinduction hypotension is closely related to postoperative complications. Elderly patients with compromised cardiovascular compensatory reserve are more susceptible to hypotension after induction of general...

    Authors: Ji Wang, Yulan Li, Hang Su, Juan Zhao and Faping Tu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:882
  9. The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) is a commonly used questionnaire to evaluate concerns about falling. We adapted a Taiwan Chinese version (FES-ITC) and evaluated its reliability and validity in comm...

    Authors: Kai-Chieh Chang, Hsin-Shui Chen, Yi-Shiung Horng, Horng-Hui Liou and Huey-Wen Liang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:881
  10. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with elevated morbidity and mortality, and it usually occurs in older adults. Our goal here was to assess the efficacies of muscle mass-related biomarkers, such...

    Authors: Sha Huang, Yan Guo, Lanlan Chen, Yan Wang and Xiaoyan Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:880
  11. Delirium is a common condition in elderly inpatients. Health care professionals play a crucial role in recognizing delirium, initiating preventive measures and implementing a multicomponent treatment strategy....

    Authors: Jonas Hoch, Jürgen M. Bauer, Martin Bizer, Christine Arnold and Petra Benzinger
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:879
  12. Significant mortality amongst vulnerable populations, such as people living with dementia, might go undetected during pandemic conditions due to refocus of care efforts. There is an urgent need to fully evalua...

    Authors: Michael Axenhus, Kristian Steen Frederiksen, Robin Ziyue Zhou, Gunhild Waldemar and Bengt Winblad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:878
  13. Falls and fall-related injuries are a major public health problem. Data on falls in older persons with cancer is limited and robust data on falls within those with a frailty profile are missing. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Cindy Kenis, Lore Decoster, Johan Flamaing, Philip R. Debruyne, Inge De Groof, Christian Focan, Frank Cornélis, Vincent Verschaeve, Christian Bachmann, Dominique Bron, Heidi Van den Bulck, Dirk Schrijvers, Christine Langenaeken, Pol Specenier, Guy Jerusalem, Jean-Philippe Praet…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:877
  14. Effective solutions that meet the diverse community health needs of older adult populations are of critical importance. To address these needs, a nationwide community connector team—tasked with providing refer...

    Authors: Lee-Fen Ni, Shu-Ying Lo, Shu-Li Chia, Chao-Chun Wu, Fen-Fang Chung, Yu-Hsin Wang, Ping-Ru Hsiao, Chia-Ling Lin, Xaviera Xiao, Chiu-Tzu Lin and Li-Fen Chao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:876
  15. Limited English proficiency (LEP) of dementia caregivers poses a critical barrier to these caregivers’ access to evidence-based interventions. In an effort to make such interventions available and accessible t...

    Authors: Yuri Jang, Kenneth Hepburn, Juyoung Park, William E. Haley and Miyong T. Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:875
  16. Frailty in older adults is a common geriatric syndrome that could be prevented; thus, coping strategies for the aging population are essential. Self-management behaviors may represent cost-effective strategies...

    Authors: Thi-Lien To, Ching-Pyng Kuo, Chih-Jung Yeh, Wen-Chun Liao and Meng-Chih Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:874
  17. As care homes play an important role in the lives of an increasing number of older people, it is pivotal to understand how residents’ and their families engage in decision-making about their care and support. ...

    Authors: Brighide Lynch, Assumpta A. Ryan, Marie O’Neill and Sarah Penney
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:873
  18. Aging of the world population is one of the most significant demographic changes of our time. Populations older than 60 years are heterogeneous, and age is an independent cardiovascular risk factor aggravated ...

    Authors: J. I. Ramírez-Manent, B. Altisench Jané, S. Arroyo Bote, C. López Roig, H. González San Miguel and A. A. López-González
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:872
  19. Physical frailty is associated with social activity. However, the relationship between physical frailty and levels of engagement with other people during social activities remains unclear. Thus, we aimed to cl...

    Authors: Osamu Katayama, Sangyoon Lee, Seongryu Bae, Keitaro Makino, Ippei Chiba, Kenji Harada, Yohei Shinkai and Hiroyuki Shimada
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:870
  20. Dementia is a leading cause of death in developed nations. Despite an often distressing and symptom laden end of life, there are systematic barriers to accessing palliative care in older people dying of dement...

    Authors: G Arendts, L Chenoweth, BJ Hayes, E Campbell, M Agar, C Etherton-Beer, K Spilsbury, K Howard, G Braitberg, M Cubitt, C Sheehan, L Magann, T Sudharshan, LM Schnitker, J Pearce, I Gilmore…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:869
  21. Studies on examining the relationship between physical activity patterns and frailty are lacking. This study examined physical activity patterns in older people and investigated the relationship between physic...

    Authors: Yen-Kuang Lin, Chen-Yueh Chen, Denise Shuk Ting Cheung, Jed Montayre, Chen-Yin Lee and Mu-Hsing Ho
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:867
  22. Orthostatic Hypotension (OH) and malnutrition, are common health problems in elderly hypertensive patients. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between malnutrition and OH in elderly hypertensive pati...

    Authors: Qizhe Zhang, Shanshan Shen, Huilan Guan, Jingmei Zhang and Xujiao Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:866
  23. Aging simulation games are established educational interventions to make older patients’ perspectives noticeable, raise awareness about their needs, and positively influence attitudes toward older adults. Due ...

    Authors: Anne-Kathrin Geier, Stefan Lippmann, Antje Rau, Anne Schrimpf, Markus Bleckwenn and Tobias Deutsch
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:865
  24. There is currently no consensus as to a standardized tool for frailty measurement in any patient population. In the solid-organ transplantation population, routinely identifying and quantifying frailty in pote...

    Authors: Jonathan Kao, Natasha Reid, Ruth E Hubbard, Ryan Homes, Leila Shafiee Hanjani, Ella Pearson, Benignus Logan, Shannon King, Sarah Fox and Emily H Gordon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:864
  25. Uncertainties remain regarding the relationship between sarcopenic obesity and frailty. This study aimed to explore the association of these two common geriatric syndromes among community-dwelling older adults.

    Authors: Mei Yang, Meng Hu, Yan Zhang, Shuli Jia, Xuelian Sun, Wanyu Zhao, Meiling Ge and Birong Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:863
  26. Sleep disturbance, chronic pain and depressive symptoms later in life are modifiable risk factors and may contribute to frailty. However, much less is known about sex differences in the association between the...

    Authors: Shanshan Shen, Xingkun Zeng, Yinghong Yang, Huilan Guan, Lingyan Chen and Xujiao Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:862
  27. Hospitalisation rates for older people are increasing, with end-of-life care becoming a more medicalised experience. Innovative approaches are warranted to support early identification of the end-of-life phase...

    Authors: Christine Brown, Xing J. Lee, Alison Farrington, Carla Shield, Hannah E. Carter, Steven M. McPhail, Magnolia Cardona, Kenneth Hillman, Leonie Callaway, Lindy Willmott, Ben P. White, Gillian Harvey, Nicholas Graves and Adrian G. Barnett
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:860
  28. Loneliness is a major health issue among older adults. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between loneliness, in its social and emotional facets, and the cognitive (language), and behavioral/...

    Authors: Elena Carbone, Federica Piras, Francesca Ferrari Pellegrini, Paolo Caffarra and Erika Borella
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:859
  29. Routinely collected health administrative data can be used to estimate the prevalence or incidence of dementia at a population level but can be inaccurate. This study aimed to examine the accuracy of hospital ...

    Authors: Eric P. F. Chow, Benjumin Hsu, Louise M. Waite, Fiona M. Blyth, David J. Handelsman, David G. Le Couteur, Vasi Naganathan and Fiona F. Stanaway
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:858
  30. Home-dwelling frail older adults are often faced with multimorbidity and complex care needs, requiring health and social care systems that support frail older adults to age in place. The objective of this pape...

    Authors: Olivia Yip, Suzanne Dhaini, Jan Esser, Flaka Siqeca, Maria Jose Mendieta, Evelyn Huber, Andreas Zeller, Sabina De Geest, Mieke Deschodt, Franziska Zúñiga, Leah L. Zullig and Heather A. King
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:857
  31. All societies are going through a longevity revolution. Inflating the elderly’s age group will present many challenges to the healthcare system. A better health workforce is needed to meet this demand. Little ...

    Authors: Rawan Alqahtani, Shadan Almuhaidib and Hoda Jradi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:856
  32. Previous studies observed that sleep disorders potentially increased the risk of asthma and asthmatic exacerbation. We aimed to examine whether excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), probable insomnia, objective sho...

    Authors: Zhigang Hu, Yufeng Tian, Xinyu Song, Fanjun Zeng, Ke Hu and Ailan Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:855
  33. Older adults with cognitive impairment are frequently hospitalized and discharged to facility-based transitional care programs (TCPs). However, it is unknown whether TCPs are effective in improving their funct...

    Authors: Alexia Cumal, Tracey J. F. Colella, Martine T. Puts, Poonam Sehgal, Sheryl Robertson and Katherine S. McGilton
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:854
  34. Although the health benefits of physical activity are well documented, most older adults are not sufficiently active. There is a need to explore approaches to physical activity promotion amongst older adults t...

    Authors: Maddison L. Mellow, Melissa J. Hull, Ashleigh E. Smith, Thomas P. Wycherley, Danielle Girard and Alyson J. Crozier
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:853
  35. Elder abuse is a serious issue with a global prevalence of 15.7% in the community setting. Persons with dementia are at higher risk of elder abuse than the older population in general. With a high and increasi...

    Authors: Gunn Steinsheim, Susan Saga, Bonnie Olsen, Helene Kjeka Broen and Wenche Malmedal
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:852
  36. Medication-related harm (MRH) is an escalating global challenge especially among older adults. The period following hospital discharge carries high-risk for MRH due to medication discrepancies, limited patient...

    Authors: Khalid Ali, Ekow A. Mensah, Eugene Ace McDermott, Frances A. Kirkham, Jennifer Stevenson, Victoria Hamer, Nikesh Parekh, Rebekah Schiff, Tischa Van Der Cammen, Stephen Nyangoma, Sally Fowler-Davis, Graham Davies, Heather Gage and Chakravarthi Rajkumar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:850
  37. Demographic changes are leading to growing care needs of older people and creating a challenge for healthcare systems worldwide. Nursing homes (NHs) need to provide care for growing numbers of residents while ...

    Authors: Anke Desch, Bernd Förstner, Jörg Artmann, Andreas Häusler, Michael Hauptmann, Sibel Altin, Michael Rapp and Christine Holmberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:849
  38. Quality of life (QOL) is a complex concept known for being influenced by socio-demographic characteristics, individual needs, perceptions and expectations. The study investigates influences of such heterogeneo...

    Authors: Lidia Băjenaru, Alexandru Balog, Ciprian Dobre, Rozeta Drăghici and Gabriel-Ioan Prada
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:848
  39. We have witnessed frailty, which characterized by a decline in physiological reserves, become a major public health issue in older adults. Understanding the influential factors associated with frailty may help...

    Authors: Yin Yuan, Siyang Lin, Xiaoming Huang, Na Li, Jiaxin Zheng, Feng Huang and Pengli Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:847
  40. Studies have shown chronic disease-based healthcare utilization inequity is common. Hence, exploring this issue can help in establishing targeted measures and protecting the rights and interests of vulnerable ...

    Authors: Jie Zhao, Chaoyang Yan, Dan Han, Yunyi Wu, Hui Liao, Ying Ma, Mei Zhang, Sangsang Li and Jing Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:846
  41. Few data are available regarding post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) in non-cardiothoracic surgery, particularly orthopedic surgery. Hence, given the frequent incidence of POAF after surgery and its mark...

    Authors: Pierre Gay, Bastien Genet, Audrey Rouet, Rana Alkouri, Judith Cohen-Bittan, Jacques Boddaert and Lorène Zerah
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:845
  42. Although studies have shown that depressive symptoms are associated with an increased risk of hip fracture (HF). Depressive symptoms are dynamic, and it is unclear whether HF risk persists if depressive sympto...

    Authors: Zhiwei Lian, Chunsu Zhu, Haowen Yuan and Jianmin Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:844
  43. Living arrangements are critical to the survival and well-being of older people, especially in China where the filial piety culture demands adult children care for and serve their parents. The study aimed to e...

    Authors: Yifan Yu, Junqi Lv, Jing Liu, Yueqiao Chen, Kejin Chen and Yanfang Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:843
  44. Hip fractures are a global problem, and it will probably increase. Hip fractures impair health aspects which creates demands on postoperative care. This study describes and compares patients with hip fracture ...

    Authors: Amanda Hammer, Katarina Ljungberg, Tony Bohman and Åsa G Andersson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:842
  45. Family physicians serve an important role in the care of older adults, and have variable levels of training and comfort navigating this complex patient population. The Care of the Elderly (COE) Certificate of ...

    Authors: Rebecca H. Correia, Lawrence Grierson, Ilana Allice, Henry Yu-Hin Siu, Alison Baker, Janelle Panday and Meredith Vanstone
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:840

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