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  1. Considering the real-world experiences of those with cognitive impairments is important in building a positive community for older people. Community-based participatory research is an important methodology for...

    Authors: Tsuyoshi Okamura, Chiaki Ura, Mika Sugiyama, Madoka Ogawa, Hiroki Inagaki, Fumiko Miyamae, Ayako Edahiro, Yukiko Kugimiya, Mutsuko Okamura, Mari Yamashita and Shuichi Awata

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:68

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  2. The culture shift in nursing homes from task-oriented to person-centered care has created a need to assess clients’ experienced quality of care (QoC), as this corresponds best with what matters to them. This s...

    Authors: Katya Y. J. Sion, Hilde Verbeek, Bram de Boer, Sandra M. G. Zwakhalen, Gaby Odekerken-Schröder, Jos M. G. A. Schols and Jan P. H. Hamers

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:67

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  3. Screening is an important component of understanding and managing frailty. This study examined older adults’, caregivers’ and healthcare providers’ perspectives on frailty and frailty screening.

    Authors: Jill Van Damme, Elena Neiterman, Mark Oremus, Kassandra Lemmon and Paul Stolee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:65

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  4. Sarcopenia is a condition that is characterized by loss of muscle mass, muscle strength and muscle functional impairment with ageing. It is associated with poor health outcomes, premature death and a significa...

    Authors: Xiaolei Liu, Lisha Hou, Xin Xia, Yang Liu, Zhiliang Zuo, Yan Zhang, Wanyu Zhao, Qiukui Hao, Jirong Yue and Birong Dong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:63

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  5. “Failure to thrive” and associated diagnoses are non-specific terms applied to older adults when there is lack of diagnostic clarity and imply an absence of medical acuity. We investigated the effect of such a...

    Authors: Clara Tsui, Kristine Kim and Martha Spencer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:62

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  6. People with dementia often require full-time caregivers especially in the later stages of their condition. People with dementia and caregivers’ access to reliable information on dementia is essential as it may...

    Authors: Aijia Soong, Shu Ting Au, Bhone Myint Kyaw, Yin Leng Theng and Lorainne Tudor Car

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:61

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  7. All individuals with severe dementia should be offered careful hand feeding. However, under certain circumstances, people with severe dementia have a feeding tube placed. In Taiwan, tube feeding rate in dement...

    Authors: Hsiao-Hui Chou, Meng-Ting Tsou and Lee-Ching Hwang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:60

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  8. The aim of this study was to update and refine an algorithm, originally developed in Canada, to assist care home staff to manage residents with suspected infection in the United Kingdom care home setting. The ...

    Authors: Carmel Hughes, David R. Ellard, Anne Campbell, Rachel Potter, Catherine Shaw, Evie Gardner, Ashley Agus, Dermot O’Reilly, Martin Underwood, Mark Loeb, Bob Stafford and Michael Tunney

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:59

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  9. Andersen’s Expanded Behavioral Model of Health Services Use describes factors associated with the use of long-term services and supports (LTSS). This model, however, has only been tested on the intent to use such...

    Authors: Jasmine L. Travers, Karen B. Hirschman and Mary D. Naylor

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:58

    Content type: Research article

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  10. To analyse the reliability, variance and execution time of the Extended Timed Up and Go (Extended TUG) test in three age groups of elderly participants (G1: 55–64 years; G2: 65–74 years; G3: 75–85 years).

    Authors: Juan José Bedoya-Belmonte, María del Mar Rodríguez-González, Manuel González-Sánchez, Jose Miguel Barreda Pitarch, Alejandro Galán-Mercant and Antonio I. Cuesta-Vargas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:56

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  11. Falls in older people are common and can result in loss of confidence, fear of falling, restriction in activity and loss of independence. Causes of falls are multi-factorial. There is a paucity of research ass...

    Authors: B. O’Rourke, M. E. Walsh, R. Brophy, S. Vallely, N. Murphy, B. Conroy, C. Cunningham and N. F. Horgan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:55

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  12. Older patients are increasingly encouraged to be actively involved but how they perceive their role in the decision-making process varies according to their health care providers and their health situation. Th...

    Authors: Kirti D. Doekhie, Martina Buljac-Samardzic, Mathilde M. H. Strating and Jaap Paauwe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:53

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  13. Older people living in the community have a high prevalence of polypharmacy and are vulnerable to adverse drug events. Home Medicines Review (HMR) is a collaborative medication review service involving general...

    Authors: Lisa Kouladjian O’Donnell, Mouna Sawan, Emily Reeve, Danijela Gnjidic, Timothy F. Chen, Patrick J. Kelly, Simon J. Bell and Sarah N. Hilmer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:51

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Research participation burden, despite being an integral concept in research ethics, is not well-conceptualized in the context of the use of technology in research. This knowledge gap is especially critical fo...

    Authors: Katarzyna Kabacińska, Nicole Sharma, Jeffrey Kaye, Nora Mattek, Boris Kuzeljevic and Julie M. Robillard

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:50

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  15. Timely diagnosis of dementia has a wide range of benefits including reduced hospital emergency department presentations, admissions and inpatient length of stay, and improved quality of life for patients and t...

    Authors: Genevieve Z. Steiner, Carolyn Ee, Shamieka Dubois, Freya MacMillan, Emma S. George, Kate A. McBride, Diana Karamacoska, Keith McDonald, Anne Harley, Gamze Abramov, Elana R. Andrews-Marney, Adele E. Cave and Mark I. Hohenberg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:49

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  16. There is a paucity of data on the prevalence and correlates of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of Alzheimer’s...

    Authors: Vincent Mubangizi, Samuel Maling, Celestino Obua and Alexander C. Tsai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:48

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  17. Older adults who reside in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are at particularly high risk for infection, morbidity and mortality from pneumonia and influenza (P&I) compared to individuals of younger age and t...

    Authors: Patience Moyo, Andrew R. Zullo, Kevin W. McConeghy, Elliott Bosco, Robertus van Aalst, Ayman Chit and Stefan Gravenstein

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:47

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  18. To measure the effects of an augmented prescribed exercise programme versus usual care, on physical performance, quality of life and healthcare utilisation for frail older medical patients in the acute setting.

    Authors: Ruth McCullagh, Eimear O’Connell, Sarah O’Meara, Darren Dahly, Eilis O’Reilly, Kieran O’Connor, N. Frances Horgan and Suzanne Timmons

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:46

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  19. Motor and cognitive deficits and consequently mobility problems are common in geriatric patients. The currently available methods for diagnosis and for the evaluation of treatment in this vulnerable cohort are...

    Authors: Johanna Geritz, Sara Maetzold, Maren Steffen, Andrea Pilotto, Marta F. Corrà, Mariana Moscovich, Maria C. Rizzetti, Barbara Borroni, Alessandro Padovani, Annekathrin Alpes, Corinna Bang, Igor Barcellos, Ralf Baron, Thorsten Bartsch, Jos S. Becktepe, Daniela Berg…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:45

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  20. Institutionalization is a global phenomenon and its impact on elderly’s quality of life (QoL) is under discussion. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the influence of the institutionalization o...

    Authors: Mariana Marinho Davino de Medeiros, Talita Malini Carletti, Marcela Baraúna Magno, Lucianne Cople Maia, Yuri Wanderley Cavalcanti and Renata Cunha Matheus Rodrigues-Garcia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:44

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  21. Understanding falls risk in advanced age is critical with people over 80 a rapidly growing demographic. Slow gait and cognitive complaint are established risk factors and together comprise the Motoric Cognitiv...

    Authors: Sue Lord, Simon Moyes, Ruth Teh, Waiora Port, Marama Muru-Lanning, Catherine J Bacon, Tim Wilkinson and Ngaire Kerse

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:43

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  22. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that one of the authors’ given name and last names are reversed and misspelled and thus not reflected correctly (given name now is Painc...

    Authors: Alexandrine Boucher, Julie Haesebaert, Adriana Freitas, Rhéda Adekpedjou, Marjolaine Landry, Henriette Bourassa, Dawn Stacey, Jordie Croteau, Geneviève Painchaud Guérard and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:42

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:249

  23. With the fast-paced aging and increasing digitalization of society, there has been a growing interest in the effect of mobile device use on cognitive function and depression in older adults. However, research ...

    Authors: Lu Lin, Xiu-Chen Jing, Shu-Jiao Lv, Jing-Hong Liang, Li Tian, Hui-Ling Li, Martine Puts and Yong Xu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:41

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  24. To identify the incidence of, risk factors for, and outcomes associated with postoperative delirium (POD) in older adult patients who underwent noncardiac surgery.

    Authors: Arissara Iamaroon, Titima Wongviriyawong, Patumporn Sura-arunsumrit, Nattikan Wiwatnodom, Nichakarn Rewuri and Onuma Chaiwat

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:40

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  25. Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in the older adult and one of the most common risk factors for suicide in the older adult. Studies show different and inconsistent prevalence rates in...

    Authors: Nader Salari, Masoud Mohammadi, Aliakbar Vaisi-Raygani, Alireza Abdi, Shamarina Shohaimi, Behnam Khaledipaveh, Alireza Daneshkhah and Rostam Jalali

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:39

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  26. Current guidelines recommend considering life expectancy before aortic valve replacement (AVR). We compared the performance of a general mortality index, the Lee index, to a frailty index.

    Authors: Sandra Shi, Natalia Festa, Jonathan Afilalo, Jeffrey J. Popma, Kamal R. Khabbaz, Roger J. Laham, Kimberly Guibone and Dae Hyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:38

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  27. Exercise interventions focusing on balance and strength training have been shown to be effective for falls prevention. The aim of this 20-year register-based follow-up was to examine whether long-term particip...

    Authors: Kirsti Uusi-Rasi, Saija Karinkanta, Pekka Kannus, Kari Tokola and Harri Sievänen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:37

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  28. The multidisciplinary comprehensive care (MDCC) program promotes the improvement of oral intake for older patients. The Kuchi-kara Taberu (ingesting orally in Japanese, KT) index was developed to objectively a...

    Authors: Hiroshi Shamoto, Tamami Koyama, Ryo Momosaki, Keisuke Maeda and Hidetaka Wakabayashi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:36

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  29. The most common methods for measuring mobility in older adulthood include performance-based tests, such as the Timed-Up-and-Go and gait speed. While these measures have strong predictive validity for adverse o...

    Authors: A. Kuspinar, CP Verschoor, MK Beauchamp, J. Dushoff, J. Ma, E. Amster, C. Bassim, V. Dal Bello-Haas, M. A. Gregory, JE Harris, L. Letts, S. E. Neil-Sztramko, J. Richardson, R. Valaitis and B. Vrkljan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:35

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  30. Cognition has been related with gait speed in older adults; however, studies involving the oldest age group, where many have mobility disability and cognitive impairment, are few. The aim was to investigate th...

    Authors: Jerry Öhlin, Anders Ahlgren, Robert Folkesson, Yngve Gustafson, Håkan Littbrand, Birgitta Olofsson and Annika Toots

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:34

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  31. This paper aims to identify whether health care staff perceive a 12-week online facilitated, multimodal, person-centred care, dementia education program influences their knowledge, skills, behaviour and practi...

    Authors: K. DeSouza, S. W. Pit and A. Moehead

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:33

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  32. In the age of aging, Korea’s current medical delivery system threatens to increase the number of medical and caring refugees. This study attempts to develop an integrated senior citizen-oriented healthcare ser...

    Authors: Yoon-Sook Kim, Jongmin Lee, Yeonsil Moon, Hee Joung Kim, Jinyoung Shin, Jae-Min Park, Kyeong Eun Uhm, Kyoung Jin Kim, Jung A. Yoo, Yun Kyoung Oh, Pilsuk Byeon, Kunsei Lee, Seol-Heui Han and Jaekyung Choi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:32

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  33. Major concerns have arisen about the challenges facing China in providing sufficient care to its older population in light of rapid population ageing, changing family structure, and considerable rates of inter...

    Authors: Merril Silverstein, Cathy Honge Gong and Hal Kendig

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:31

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  34. Ambulatory geriatric rehabilitation (AGR) is a multidisciplinary outpatient prevention program designed to decrease hospitalisation and dependence on nursing care in multimorbid patients ≥70 years of age. We e...

    Authors: Simone Kiel, Carolin Zimak, Jean-François Chenot and Carsten Oliver Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:30

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  35. Cognitive impairment is a major contributor to mortality among the elderly. However, the relationship between cognitive impairment evaluated by educational levels and mortality and the trend between cognitive ...

    Authors: Jun Duan, Yue-Bin Lv, Xiang Gao, Jin-Hui Zhou, Virginia Byers Kraus, Yi Zeng, Hong Su and Xiao-Ming Shi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:29

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  36. Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) is associated with negative health outcomes, including hospitalisation and mortality. Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand (LiLACS NZ) is a...

    Authors: Karen Cardwell, Ngaire Kerse, Carmel M. Hughes, Ruth Teh, Simon A. Moyes, Oliver Menzies, Anna Rolleston, Joanna B. Broad and Cristín Ryan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:28

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  37. Smartphones can optimize the opportunities for interactions between nursing home residents and their families. However, the effectiveness of smartphone-based videoconferencing programs in enhancing emotional s...

    Authors: Hsiu-Hsin Tsai, Ching-Yu Cheng, Wann-Yun Shieh and Yue-Cune Chang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:27

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  38. Stroke is a highly prevalent disease among older people and can have a major impact on daily functioning and quality of life. When community-dwelling older people are hospitalized due to stroke, discharge to a...

    Authors: Tom P. M. M. Vluggen, Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Frans E. S. Tan, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen, Jos M. G. A. Schols and Jeanine A. Verbunt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:25

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  39. Cognitive impairment is a major health concern among older and oldest people. Moreover, stroke is a relevant contributor for cognitive decline and development of dementia. The study of cognitive decline focuse...

    Authors: Werayuth Srithumsuk, Mai Kabayama, Yasuyuki Gondo, Yukie Masui, Yuya Akagi, Nonglak Klinpudtan, Eri Kiyoshige, Kayo Godai, Ken Sugimoto, Hiroshi Akasaka, Yoichi Takami, Yasushi Takeya, Koichi Yamamoto, Kazunori Ikebe, Madoka Ogawa, Hiroki Inagaki…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:24

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  40. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that acknowledgement should be added to the text of the articles. The Acknowledgement section should read as follows:

    Authors: Sarah Abdi, Alice Spann, Jacinta Borilovic, Luc de Witte and Mark Hawley

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:23

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    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:195

  41. Health professionals working with older persons are not sufficiently aware of the sensory and functional difficulties experienced by older patients. Innovative educational activities, such as the aging-simulat...

    Authors: Julie Giner Perot, Witold Jarzebowski, Carmelo Lafuente-Lafuente, Cyril Crozet and Joël Belmin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:14

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  42. Older adults have the highest drug utilization due to multimorbidity. Although the number of people over age 70 is expected to double within the next decades, population-based data on their medication patterns...

    Authors: Nina Mielke, Dörte Huscher, Antonios Douros, Natalie Ebert, Jens Gaedeke, Markus van der Giet, Martin K. Kuhlmann, Peter Martus and Elke Schaeffner

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:22

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  43. With increasing age, having multiple chronic conditions is the norm. It is of importance to study how co-existence of diseases affects functioning and mortality among older persons. Complex multimorbidity may ...

    Authors: Siri H. Storeng, Kristin H. Vinjerui, Erik R. Sund and Steinar Krokstad

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:21

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  44. Dementia is a serious and growing health problem, and since most people with dementia live at home, caring responsibilities generally fall on family members. Caregivers are often inadequately supported by form...

    Authors: Hui Shi, Chen Mao, Jinling Tang and Huiying Liang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:20

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  45. Femoral neck fractures (FNFs), which are common in the older population, are associated with high mortality and morbidity. Some 20% of FNFs are undisplaced (uFNFs). The routine surgical procedure for uFNFs is ...

    Authors: Olof Wolf, Pontus Sjöholm, Nils P. Hailer, Michael Möller and Sebastian Mukka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:19

    Content type: Study protocol

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  46. Besides the importance of estimating the global economic impact of care for persons with dementia, there is an emerging need to identify the key factors associated with this cost. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: S. Vandepitte, L. Van Wilder, K. Putman, N. Van Den Noortgate, S. Verhaeghe, J. Trybou and L. Annemans

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:18

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  47. Over the past decade, there has been significant growth in the awareness and understanding of fragility among orthopaedic surgeons in the context of osteoporotic fractures and with it, improvements in the reco...

    Authors: Mandy M. Archibald, Michael Lawless, Tiffany K. Gill and Mellick J. Chehade

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:17

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  48. The aim was to estimate the prevalence of frailty and relative contribution of physical/balance, nutritive, cognitive and sensory frailty to important adverse health states (falls, physical activity levels, ou...

    Authors: Solveig A. Arnadottir, Julie Bruce, Ranjit Lall, Emma J. Withers, Martin Underwood, Fiona Shaw, Ray Sheridan, Anower Hossain and Sarah E. Lamb

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:16

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