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  1. Content type: Research article

    Frailty represents a public health priority and an increasingly prevalent condition in the ageing population. It is seen as reflecting an interaction among individual factors and a range of environmental eleme...

    Authors: Bo Ye, Junling Gao and Hua Fu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:314

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    People with dementia (PwD) experience a range of negative behavioral and psychological symptoms which can lower their quality of life. Because of the increasing prevalence of dementia, interventions that maint...

    Authors: Lisette Weise, Elisabeth Jakob, Nils Frithjof Töpfer and Gabriele Wilz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:313

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    The general opinion in society is that everyone has the right to live in their own home as long as possible. Provision of community home health care services is therefore increasingly common. Healthcare person...

    Authors: Dara Rasoal, Annica Kihlgren and Kirsti Skovdahl

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:312

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    Hip fractures among older adults are a major public health problem in many countries. Hip fractures are associated with expensive health care treatments, and serious adverse effects on patients’ health and qua...

    Authors: Henning Øien, Niklas Jakobsson and Carl Bonander

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:311

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    Informal caregivers are invaluable partners of the health care system. However, their caring responsibilities often affect their psychological wellbeing and ability to continue in their role. It is of paramoun...

    Authors: Raquel S. D. Betini, John P. Hirdes, Nancy Curtin-Telegdi, Lisa Gammage, Jennifer Vansickle, Jeff Poss and George Heckman

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:310

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Polypharmacy is a geriatric syndrome defined variously as the use of potentially inappropriate drugs and/or the concurrent use of multiple medications including prescription and over-the-counter drugs. An asso...

    Authors: Nahathai Wongpakaran, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Thanitha Sirirak, Rewadee Jenraumjit, Surin Jiraniramai and Peerasak Lerttrakarnnon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:309

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The pathophysiological mechanism of sarcopenia in the elderly has not yet been fully understood. Here, we aim to explore the relationship between sarcopenia and the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6), ...

    Authors: Yu-Dong Rong, Ai-Lin Bian, Hui-Ying Hu, Yue Ma and Xin-Zi Zhou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:308

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Visually impaired older people (VIOP) have a higher risk of falling than their sighted peers, and are likely to avoid physical activity. The aim was to adapt the existing Falls Management Exercise (FaME) progr...

    Authors: Nicola Adams, Dawn A. Skelton, Denise Howel, Cathy Bailey, Rosy Lampitt, Tony Fouweather, Joanne Gray, Dorothy Coe, Jennifer Wilkinson, Sheena Gawler, Lex D. de Jong, Heather Waterman, Vincent Deary, Michael Clarke and Steve W Parry

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:307

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The loss of mobility during aging impacts independence and leads to further disability, morbidity, and reduced life expectancy. Our objective was to examine the feasibility and safety of conducting a randomize...

    Authors: Erik J. Groessl, Meghan Maiya, Laura Schmalzl, David Wing and Dilip V. Jeste

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:306

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Seventy percent of people with advanced dementia live and die in care homes. Multisensory approaches, such as Namaste Care, have been developed to improve the quality of life and dying for people with advanced...

    Authors: Frances Bunn, Jennifer Lynch, Claire Goodman, Rachel Sharpe, Catherine Walshe, Nancy Preston and Katherine Froggatt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:303

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In 2016, one in three older people in the UK were living alone. These patients often have complex health needs and require additional clinical and non-clinical support. This study aimed to analyse the associat...

    Authors: Kathryn Dreyer, Adam Steventon, Rebecca Fisher and Sarah R. Deeny

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:269

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  12. Content type: Research article

    People with advanced dementia often experience suboptimal end of life care (EoLC) with inadequate pain control, increased hospitalisation, and fewer palliative care interventions compared to those with cancer....

    Authors: Claire Bamford, Richard Lee, Emma McLellan, Marie Poole, Karen Harrison-Dening, Julian Hughes, Louise Robinson and Catherine Exley

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:302

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Sedentariness may be an important risk factor for sarcopenia. The aim of this work was to assess the association between muscle mass and strength and markers of usual physical activity such as activity energy ...

    Authors: Daniel Bunout, Gladys Barrera, Sandra Hirsch, Teresa Jimenez and María Pia de la Maza

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:298

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  14. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate a Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI) model of service delivery for adults aged 70 years and older.

    Authors: Marianne Wallis, Elizabeth Marsden, Andrea Taylor, Alison Craswell, Marc Broadbent, Adrian Barnett, Kim-Huong Nguyen, Colleen Johnston, Amanda Glenwright and Julia Crilly

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:297

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The Golden Ratio (GR) and the Fibonacci sequence have wide applications in biodiversity research, and recent studies indicate that the GR can be highlighted in the organization and physiological functioning of...

    Authors: Elena Ioana Iconaru, Manuela Mihaela Ciucurel, Luminita Georgescu and Constantin Ciucurel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:296

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  16. Content type: Debate

    The area of “deprescribing” has rapidly expanded in recent years as a positive intervention to reduce inappropriate polypharmacy and improve health outcomes for (older) people with multimorbidity. While our un...

    Authors: Adam Todd, Jesse Jansen, Jim Colvin and Andrew J. McLachlan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:295

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Evidence of the harmful health effects of sedentary behavior is emerging; however, little is known about domain-specific sedentary behavior correlates. Thus, in this study, the personal and behavioral correlat...

    Authors: Shao-Hsi Chang, Ming-Chun Hsueh and Yung Liao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:294

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Risk factors associated with opioid-induced adverse reactions (OIARs) in the elderly population have not been well defined. The objective of this study was to determine effects of various risk factors on incid...

    Authors: Ji Young Kim, Joo Hee Kim, Jeong Yee, Soo Jin Song and Hye Sun Gwak

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:293

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Despite 32 years of research and 13 reviews published in the field, no intervention can be considered a gold standard for maintaining eating performance among residents with dementia. The study aim was to high...

    Authors: Alvisa Palese, Valentina Bressan, Tea Kasa, Marin Meri, Mark Hayter and Roger Watson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:292

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Among older couples, spouses are first in line to provide care, and they are key elements in the home support of dependent older persons. In this context, ensuring the health of these older spousal caregivers ...

    Authors: Florence Potier, Jean-Marie Degryse, Benoit Bihin, Florence Debacq-Chainiaux, Chantal Charlet-Renard, Henri Martens and Marie de Saint-Hubert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:291

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Frail seniors often receive ineffective care, which does not meet their needs. It is still unclear how healthcare systems should be redesigned to be more sensitive to the needs and values of frail seniors and ...

    Authors: Anik M. C. Giguere, Elina Farmanova, Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc, Sharon E. Straus, Robin Urquhart, Valerie Carnovale, Erik Breton, Selynne Guo, Nandini Maharaj, Pierre J. Durand, France Légaré, Alexis F. Turgeon and Michèle Aubin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:290

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    The oldest-old (subjects aged 90 years and older) population represents the fastest growing segment of society and shows a high dementia prevalence rate of up to 40%. Only a few studies have investigated prote...

    Authors: Nienke Legdeur, Maryam Badissi, Stephen F. Carter, Sophie de Crom, Aleid van de Kreeke, Ralph Vreeswijk, Marijke C. Trappenburg, Mardien L. Oudega, Huiberdina L. Koek, Jos P. van Campen, Carolina J. P. W. Keijsers, Chinenye Amadi, Rainer Hinz, Mark F. Gordon, Gerald Novak, Jana Podhorna…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:289

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  23. Content type: Research article

    To counteract decline in physical performance and physical activity in older patients during hospitalization, multiple physical interventions were developed. However, it is unknown whether these are effective ...

    Authors: Kira Scheerman, Kirsten Raaijmakers, René Hubert Joseph Otten, Carel Gerardus Maria Meskers and Andrea Britta Maier

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:288

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) are moving towards a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) model of care. There are limited examples of CDC in ageing research, and no evaluation of a comprehensive CDC interven...

    Authors: Marita P. McCabe, Elizabeth Beattie, Gery Karantzas, David Mellor, Kerrie Sanders, Lucy Busija, Belinda Goodenough, Michelle Bennett, Kathryn von Treuer and Jessica Byers

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:287

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and absence of depressive symptoms are of great importance for older people, which may be achieved through lifestyle interventions, e.g., exercise and nutrition intervent...

    Authors: Åsa von Berens, Roger A. Fielding, Thomas Gustafsson, Dylan Kirn, Jonathan Laussen, Margaretha Nydahl, Kieran Reid, Thomas G. Travison, Hao Zhu, Tommy Cederholm and Afsaneh Koochek

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:286

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  26. Content type: Research article

    To improve continuity and coordination of care in geriatric rehabilitation, an integrated care pathway was developed and implemented in The Netherlands. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of t...

    Authors: Irma H. J. Everink, Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Frans E. S. Tan, Jos M. G. A. Schols and Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:285

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    A good nutritional status is key for maintaining health and quality of life in older adults. In the Netherlands, 11 to 35% of the community-dwelling elderly are undernourished. Undernutrition or the risk of it...

    Authors: M. N. van Doorn-van Atten, A. Haveman-Nies, P. Pilichowski, R. Roca, J. H. M. de Vries and C. P. G. M. de Groot

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:284

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The frailty phenotype is defined by the presence of three from the following five clinical features: weakness, slow walking speed, unintentional weight loss, exhaustion, and low physical activity. It has been ...

    Authors: Emma Grace Lewis, Selina Coles, Kate Howorth, John Kissima, William Gray, Sarah Urasa, Richard Walker and Catherine Dotchin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:283

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Patients with delirium have increased risk of death, dementia and institutionalization, and prognosis differs between delirium motor subtypes. A few studies have identified associations between environmental f...

    Authors: Sigurd Evensen, Ingvild Saltvedt, Stian Lydersen, Torgeir Bruun Wyller, Kristin Taraldsen and Olav Sletvold

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:282

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    One of the crucial challenges for the future of therapeutic approaches to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is to target the main pathological processes responsible for disability and dependency. However, a progressive...

    Authors: Nawele Boublay, Denis Fédérico, Alain Pesce, Marc Verny, Frédéric Blanc, Marc Paccalin, Thomas Desmidt, Pierre Grosmaître, Olivier Moreaud, Solveig Relland, Estelle Bravant, Romain Bouet and Pierre Krolak-Salmon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:280

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    No proven effective interventions on quality of life (QoL) are available for persons with dementia in a long-term care facility (LTCF). However, several interventions are effective in diminishing mediators of ...

    Authors: Paulien H. van Dam, Wilco P. Achterberg, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Bettina S. Husebo and Monique A. A. Caljouw

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:279

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Sedative-hypnotics (SHs) are widely used in France but there are no available data addressing their prescription specifically in hospitalized older patients. The objective is thus to determine the cumulative i...

    Authors: Elsa Bourcier, Amandine Baptiste, Adrien Borowik, Lucas Zerbib, Dominique Bonnet-Zamponi, Florence Tubach, Christine Fernandez and Patrick Hindlet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:278

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Mealtimes are important to quality of life for residents in long-term care (LTC). CHOICE (which stands for Connecting, Honouring dignity, Offering support, supporting Identity, Creating opportunities, and Enjo...

    Authors: Sarah Wu, Jill M. Morrison, Hilary Dunn-Ridgeway, Vanessa Vucea, Sabrina Iuglio and Heather Keller

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:277

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    According to the principles of Reablement, home care services are meant to be goal-oriented, holistic and person-centred taking into account the capabilities and opportunities of older adults. However, home ca...

    Authors: Silke F. Metzelthin, Teuni H. Rooijackers, Gertrud A. R. Zijlstra, Erik van Rossum, Marja Y. Veenstra, Annemarie Koster, Silvia M. A. A. Evers, Gerard J. P. van Breukelen and Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:276

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  35. Content type: Research article

    There is growing reliance on unpaid caregivers to provide support to people with care needs. Integrated care approaches that aim to coordinate primary care with community care known as community based primary ...

    Authors: Kerry Kuluski, Allie Peckham, Ashlinder Gill, Jasleen Arneja, Frances Morton-Chang, John Parsons, Cecilia Wong-Cornall, Ann McKillop, Ross E. G. Upshur and Nicolette Sheridan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:275

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Peripheral sensory loss is considered one of many risk factors for gait impairments and falls in older adults, yet no prospective studies have examined changes in touch sensation in the foot over time and thei...

    Authors: Lewis A. Lipsitz, Brad Manor, Daniel Habtemariam, Ikechukwu Iloputaife, Junhong Zhou and Thomas G. Travison

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:274

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to explore the issues surrounding access to health and social care services for frail older adults with Polish stakeholders, including healthy and frail/pre-frail older adults, ...

    Authors: Donata Kurpas, Holly Gwyther, Katarzyna Szwamel, Rachel L. Shaw, Barbara D’Avanzo, Carol A. Holland and Maria Magdalena Bujnowska-Fedak

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:273

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Falls occurring on stairs or in bathrooms are associated with a high risk of injuries among older adults. Home environmental assessments are frequently used to guide fall-prevention interventions. The aims of ...

    Authors: Rosanne Blanchet and Nancy Edwards

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:272

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the study was to explore the single and combined contributions of body mass index (BMI) and lower extremity performance as modifiable physical factors, and the influence of use of a private car ...

    Authors: Taishi Tsuji, Merja Rantakokko, Erja Portegijs, Anne Viljanen and Taina Rantanen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:271

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Obesity and chronic pain are common comorbidities and adversely influence each other. Advanced age is associated with more comorbidities and multi-morbidities. In this study, we investigated the burden of over...

    Authors: Huan-Ji Dong, Britt Larsson, Lars-Åke Levin, Lars Bernfort and Björn Gerdle

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:270

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The complex physiology underpinning the frailty syndrome is responsible for the absence of robust biomarkers that can be used for screening, diagnostic and/or prognostic purposes and has made clinical implemen...

    Authors: Carla M. C. Nascimento, Marisa S. Zazzetta, Grace A. O. Gomes, Fabiana S. Orlandi, Karina Gramani-Say, Fernando A. Vasilceac, Aline C. M. Gratão, Sofia C. I. Pavarini and Marcia R. Cominetti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:268

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    The Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program is effective in improving strength, balance, and physical activity (PA) while simultaneously reducing falls in older people by incorporating exercise...

    Authors: Carl-Philipp Jansen, Corinna Nerz, Franziska Kramer, Sarah Labudek, Jochen Klenk, Judith Dams, Hans-Helmut König, Lindy Clemson, Clemens Becker and Michael Schwenk

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:267

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between kidney function and depressive symptoms among elderly people has been rarely investigated in settings of the general population. The aim of our study was to examine the association of ...

    Authors: Ling Wu, Zhongrui Yan, Hui Jiang, Huaimei Xing, Haohao Li and Chengxuan Qiu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:265

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Although frailty and cognitive impairment are critical risk factors for disability and mortality in the general population of older inhabitants, the prevalence and incidence of these factors in individuals tre...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Tamura, Joji Ishikawa, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Masashi Tanaka, Nobuo Kanazawa, Yuko Chiba, Ai Iizuka, Sho Kaito, Jun Tanaka, Masamitsu Sugie, Takashi Nishimura, Akiko Kanemaru, Keigo Shimoji, Hirohiko Hirano, Ko Furuta, Akihiko Kitamura…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:264

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