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  1. This study aims to analyse the current demand by senior citizens in Lanzhou, China for a combination of medical and elderly care services and to identify the factors influencing their needs.

    Authors: Jiancheng Wang, Yunhua Wang, Hui Cai, Juxia Zhang, Bei Pan, Guoxian Bao and Tiankang Guo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:338

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  2. The association between amyloid deposition and cognitive, behavioral and physical performance in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been poorly investigated, especially in olde...

    Authors: Fulvio Lauretani, Livia Ruffini, Maura Scarlattei and Marcello Maggio

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:337

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  3. Clinical guidelines for specific conditions fragment care provision for elders. The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) has developed a global standard set of outcome measures for ...

    Authors: Wei-Ju Lee, Li-Ning Peng, Chi-Hung Lin, Shinn-Zong Lin, Ching-Hui Loh, Sheng-Lun Kao, Tzu-Shing Hung, Chia-Yun Chang, Chun-Feng Huang, Ting-Ching Tang and Liang-Kung Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:335

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  4. Age alone is not a robust predictor of mortality in critically ill elderly patients. Chronic health status and functional status before admission could be better predictors. This study aimed to determine wheth...

    Authors: A. D’Andrea, D. Le Peillet, T. Fassier, V. Prendki, V. Trombert, J-L Reny and X. Roux

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:334

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  5. The lockdown imposed in the UK on the 23rd of March and associated public health measures of social distancing are likely to have had a great impact on care provision. The aim of this study was to explore the ...

    Authors: Clarissa Giebel, Kerry Hanna, Jacqueline Cannon, Ruth Eley, Hilary Tetlow, Anna Gaughan, Aravind Komuravelli, Justine Shenton, Carol Rogers, Sarah Butchard, Steve Callaghan, Stan Limbert, Manoj Rajagopal, Kym Ward, Lisa Shaw, Rosie Whittington…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:333

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  6. Although ‘frequent flyer’ hospital admissions represent barely 3 to 8% of the total patient population in a hospital, they are responsible for a disproportionately high percentage (12 to 28%) of all admissions...

    Authors: Miaolin Huang, Carolien van der Borght, Merel Leithaus, Johan Flamaing and Geert Goderis

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:332

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  7. Exercise improves glycemic control and functional capacity in elderly people with diabetes; however, its effect on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and medical resource use remains unclear. This study ai...

    Authors: Chien-Cheng Huang, Chien-Chin Hsu, Chong-Chi Chiu, Hung-Jung Lin, Jhi-Joung Wang and Shih-Feng Weng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:331

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  8. Dementia was identified as a priority area for the development of a Clinical Quality Registry (CQR) in Australia in 2016. The Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT) Registry is being established as part of the AD...

    Authors: Xiaoping Lin, Kasey Wallis, Stephanie A. Ward, Henry Brodaty, Perminder S. Sachdev, Sharon L. Naismith, Karolina Krysinska, John McNeil, Christopher C. Rowe and Susannah Ahern

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:330

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  9. Although previous large population studies showed elderly with poor self-rated health (SRH) to be at a high risk of functional disability in Western countries, there have been few studies in which the associat...

    Authors: Shuko Takahashi, Kozo Tanno, Yuki Yonekura, Masaki Ohsawa, Toru Kuribayashi, Yasuhiro Ishibashi, Shinichi Omama, Fumitaka Tanaka, Ryohei Sasaki, Megumi Tsubota-Utsugi, Eri Takusari, Makoto Koshiyama, Toshiyuki Onoda, Kiyomi Sakata, Kazuyoshi Itai and Akira Okayama

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:328

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  10. Caring for people with dementia (PwD) is often challenging for caregiving relatives. Respite care (RC) is a commonly used short-term inpatient service. The provision of RC can serve as a link between home care...

    Authors: Steffen Heinrich, Caren Horstmannshoff and Bernhard Holle

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:326

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  11. Delirium is an extremely common hospital complication. No study to date has assessed whether a priori defined covariates; type of hospital setting and year of study publication, influence the relationship betw...

    Authors: May Zin Aung Thein, Jarett V. Pereira, Anita Nitchingham and Gideon A. Caplan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:325

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  12. A qualitative, interview-based study was embedded in a randomized intervention trial, the Older People Exercise and Nutrition (OPEN) study. Participants in the OPEN study were encouraged to conduct sessions of...

    Authors: Sofia Vikström, Helena K. Grönstedt, Tommy Cederholm, Erika Franzén, Åke Seiger, Gerd Faxén-Irving and Anne-Marie Boström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:324

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  13. Assessing self-rated health by preventive home visits of older people can provide information about the person’s well-being, quality of life and risk of developing illness. The aim of this study was to examine...

    Authors: Astrid Fjell, Seiger Cronfalk Berit, Monica Hermann, Arvid Rongve, Jörg Aßmus, Lars Kvinge, Åke Seiger, Knut Skaug and Anne-Marie Boström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:323

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  14. Exercise intervention can significantly improve physical function and bone strength; however, the effect of exercise on fall-related fractures in older adults remains controversial. This study aimed to assess ...

    Authors: Qiang Wang, Xiaowei Jiang, Yingchao Shen, Ping Yao, Jun Chen, Yuan Zhou, Yunfeng Gu, Zhiyuan Qian and Xi Cao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:322

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  15. Rehabilitation pathways are crucial to reduce stroke-related disability. Motivational Interviewing (MI), as a person-centered complex intervention, aimed to empower and motivate, and could be a resource to imp...

    Authors: Neus Gual, Laura Mónica Pérez, Carmina Castellano-Tejedor, Pilar Lusilla-Palacios, Judith Castro, Luís Soto-Bagaria, Laura Coll-Planas, Marta Roqué, Ana Belen Vena, Benito Fontecha, Jose M. Santiago, Eva Månsson Lexell, Carlos Chiatti, Susanne Iwarsson and Marco Inzitari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:321

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  16. There is still controversy about the relationship between aging and changes in functional ability. This study aims to describe the level of basic activities of daily living (ADL) and higher-level instrumental ...

    Authors: Hongpeng Liu, Jing Jiao, Chen Zhu, Minglei Zhu, Xianxiu Wen, Jingfen Jin, Hui Wang, Dongmei Lv, Shengxiu Zhao, Xinjuan Wu and Tao Xu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:319

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  17. South Korea is an aged society that continues to age rapidly. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the association between changes in lifestyle and cognitive functions in the South Korean el...

    Authors: Hyeon Ji Lee, Jieun Jang, Dong-Woo Choi, Wonjeong Chae, Eun-Cheol Park and Sung-In Jang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:317

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  18. In older adults, multidomain training that includes physical and cognitive activities has been associated with improvement of physical and cognitive health. The goal of the multisite StayFitLonger study is to ...

    Authors: S. Belleville, M. Cuesta, M. Bieler-Aeschlimann, K. Giacomino, A. Widmer, A. G. Mittaz Hager, D. Perez-Marcos, S. Cardin, B. Boller, N. Bier, M. Aubertin-Leheudre, L. Bherer, N. Berryman, S. Agrigoroaei and J. F. Demonet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:315

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  19. To examine the association of household income with home-based rehabilitation and home help services in terms of service utilization and expenditures.

    Authors: Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Seigo Mitsutake, Shota Hamada, Satoru Yoshie, Katsuya Iijima and Nanako Tamiya

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:314

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  20. The high burden of care associated with older stroke patients is a factor that threatens the health of family caregivers. Identifying the needs of family caregivers in this group of patients can help provide e...

    Authors: Mansoureh Ashghali Farahani, Shiva Bahloli, Roohangiz JamshidiOrak and Fatemeh Ghaffari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:313

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  21. Sleep disturbance is an issue reported by caregivers. Waking at night is a feature of dementia and by proxy, sleep disturbance among caregivers is reported to be high. Little is known about the characteristics...

    Authors: Aisling Smyth, Lisa Whitehead, Eimear Quigley, Caroline Vafeas and Laura Emery

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:312

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  22. Frailty refers to the reduction in homeostatic reserve resulting from an accumulation of physiological deficits over a lifetime. Frailty is common in older patients undergoing surgery and is an independent ris...

    Authors: J. Knight, K. Ayyash, K. Colling, J. Dhesi, V. Ewan, G. Danjoux, E. Kothmann, A. Mill, S. Taylor, D. Yates and Reema Ayyash

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:311

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  23. Late-life depression is common among older adults living in nursing homes (NHs). Over the last 30 years there has been an increase in the rates of prescription of antidepressant medications across all ages, wi...

    Authors: Silvia Giovannini, Graziano Onder, Henriëtte G. van der Roest, Eva Topinkova, Jacob Gindin, Maria Camilla Cipriani, Michael D. Denkinger, Roberto Bernabei and Rosa Liperoti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:310

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  24. Clinicians are currently challenged to support older adults to maintain a certain level of Functional Independence (FI). FI is defined as “functioning physically safely and independent from another person, wit...

    Authors: Yvonne J. C. Dockx, Esther A. L. M. Molenaar, Di-Janne J. A. Barten and Cindy Veenhof

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:309

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  25. Individuals differ in how they remember the past: some richly re-experience specific details of past episodes, whereas others recall only the gist of past events. Little research has examined how such trait mn...

    Authors: Carina L. Fan, Kristoffer Romero and Brian Levine

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:308

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  26. The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People has recently defined new criteria for identifying “(probable) sarcopenia” (EWGSOP2). However, the prevalence of probable sarcopenia, defined by these gu...

    Authors: Julia Wearing, Peter Konings, Rob A. de Bie, Maria Stokes and Eling D. de Bruin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:307

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  27. After residential care placement, family members may be exposed to stressors like difficulty in role changes, interpersonal conflict with facility staff, and emotional torment. These can threaten family member...

    Authors: Zhaozhao Hui, Chen Yang, Jieqiong Li and Diana Tze Fan Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:306

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  28. Globally, family members account for the main source of caregiving of persons with dementia living at home. Providing care to family members with dementia often has negative health consequences for caregivers ...

    Authors: Zarina Nahar Kabir, Angela Yee Man Leung, Åke Grundberg, Anne-Marie Boström, Kristina Lämås, Ana Paula Kallström, Cecilia Moberg, Berit Seiger Cronfalk, Sebastiaan Meijer and Hanne Konradsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:305

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  29. Many people with dementia live in care homes, where staff can struggle to meet their complex needs. Successful practice improvement interventions in these settings require strong managerial support, but little...

    Authors: R. Kelley, A. W. Griffiths, E. Shoesmith, J. McDermid, E. Couch, O. Robinson, D. Perfect and C. A. Surr

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:303

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  30. Balance impairments are the leading causes of falls in older adults. Aquatic-based exercises have been broadly practiced as an alternative to land-based exercises; however, the effects on dynamic balance have ...

    Authors: Youngwook Kim, Michael N. Vakula, Benjamin Waller and Eadric Bressel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:302

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  31. The study was to investigate the complications rate of and risk factors for unplanned reoperation among elderly patients who underwent posterior lumbar fusion (PLF) for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (D...

    Authors: Weiyang Zhong, Xinjie Liang, Xiaoji Luo, Tianji Huang and Zhengxue Quan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:301

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  32. Health behaviours (physical activity, maintenance of a healthy diet and not smoking) are known to be beneficial to the health and well-being of chronically ill people. With China’s ageing population and increa...

    Authors: Zeyun Feng, Jane Murray Cramm and Anna Petra Nieboer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:299

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  33. Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common malignancy in men worldwide and the incidence rate of PCa has been increasing in recent years. The aim of the current study was to determine beliefs elderly men ...

    Authors: Mehdi Mirzaei-Alavijeh, Farzad Jalilian, Laleh Solaimanizadeh, Abdollah Saadatfar, Shima Khashij, Razieh Pirouzeh and Farzaneh Solaimanizadeh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:298

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  34. Dementia is a care intensive disease, especially in the later stages, implying in many cases a substantial carer burden. This study assesses the use of formal and informal care resources among persons with dem...

    Authors: Arnt Egil Ydstebø, Jurate Šaltytė Benth, Sverre Bergh, Geir Selbæk and Corinna Vossius

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:296

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  35. Older patients with cancer require specific and individualized management. The 3-group Multidimensional Prognostic Index (MPI) based on the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) has shown a predictive inter...

    Authors: Evelyne Liuu, Chunyun Hu, Simon Valero, Thomas Brunet, Amelie Jamet, Marie-Laure Bureau, Alberto Pilotto, Pierre-Jean Saulnier and Marc Paccalin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:295

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  36. Evidence is scarce on the trend in prevalence of physical frailty in China; the primary purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence and correlates of physical frailty among older nursing home resident...

    Authors: Weiwei Liu, Martine Puts, Fen Jiang, Chuyi Zhou, Siyuan Tang and Sanmei Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:294

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  37. Obesity is a known predictor of disability and functional limitations, and, in turn, of health care use. In this study, we aim to explore whether obesity is also a significant risk factor for future long-term ...

    Authors: Olena Nizalova, Katerina Gousia and Julien Forder

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:293

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  38. Statins have been recommended by several guidelines as the primary prevention medication for cardiovascular diseases. However, the benefits of statin therapy for cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD), particula...

    Authors: Yuqi Guo, Yunpeng Li, Xukui Liu, Yi Cui, Yingxin Zhao, Shangwen Sun, Qing Jia, Qiang Chai, Gary Gong, Hua Zhang and Zhendong Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:292

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  39. Elder abuse is an important public health problem. The present study was aimed to determine the rate of domestic abuse and its relationship with demographic characteristics among elderly people referred to Pri...

    Authors: Maryam Hazrati, Maryam Mashayekh, Nasrin Sharifi and Seyedeh Ameneh Motalebi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:291

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  40. While dementia policy strategies emphasize the importance of partnerships between families and formal carers to provide tailored care and effectively allocate community resources, family carers often feel left...

    Authors: Kristin Häikiö, Mette Sagbakken and Jorun Rugkåsa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:290

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  41. Health, as defined by the WHO, is a multidimensional concept that includes different aspects. Interest in the health conditions of the oldest-old has increased as a consequence of the phenomenon of population ...

    Authors: Cosmo Strozza, Patrizio Pasqualetti, Viviana Egidi, Claudia Loreti, Federica Vannetti, Claudio Macchi and Luca Padua

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:289

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  42. In developing countries, older adults (65 years of age and above) share an increased vulnerability to catastrophic health expenditures and financial stress which can have significant bearing on their health an...

    Authors: Rui Huang, Bishwajit Ghose and Shangfeng Tang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:288

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  43. This study evaluated the use of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in older patients undergoing pacemaker implantation.

    Authors: Andreas W. Schoenenberger, Ian Russi, Benjamin Berte, Vanessa Weberndörfer, Renate Schoenenberger-Berzins, Piotr Chodup, Remo Beeler, Florim Cuculi, Stefan Toggweiler and Richard Kobza

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:287

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  44. To investigate item-level measurement properties of the Modified Falls Efficacy (MFES) Scale among English- and Spanish-speaking urban-dwelling older adults as a means to evaluate language equivalence of the t...

    Authors: Robert J. Lucero, Sergio Romero, Robert Fieo, Yamnia Cortes, Jeannie P. Cimiotti and Lusine Poghosyan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:286

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  45. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the history of late-life falling and the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and investigate whether depressive symptoms interact with falling to incre...

    Authors: Yu Jin Jung, Ryul Kim, Dallah Yoo, Kyungdo Han and Jee-Young Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:284

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