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  1. Telemedicine use in nursing homes (NHs) expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic. The objectives of this study were to characterize plans to continue telemedicine among newly adopting NHs and identify factors lim...

    Authors: James H Ford II, Sally A Jolles, Dee Heller, Madeline Langenstroer and Christopher Crnich
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:337
  2. Pain among long-term care (LTC) residents, and especially residents with dementia, is often underassessed and this underassessment has been attributed, in part, to gaps in front-line staff education. Furthermo...

    Authors: Natasha Gallant, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Emily M. Winters, Emma K. Feere and Abigail Wickson-Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:336
  3. Many older adults with physical limitations living in residential care apartments are unable to exercise in a standing position and are at risk for declining in muscle function leading to falls and injury. Nov...

    Authors: Murad H. Taani, Neil Binkley, Ronald Gangnon, Diane Krueger and Bjoern Buehring
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:335
  4. Food preferences and oral health of older adults greatly affect their nutritional intake, and old-age–related increase in food neophobia may consequently reduce food intake in older adults. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Takako Yodogawa, Yasuhito Nerome, Junya Tokunaga, Hiromichi Hatano and Miki Marutani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:334

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:431

  5. Aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) is a condition with significant morbidity and mortality. Traditional markers of aSAH have established their utility in the prediction of aSAH outcomes while frailty m...

    Authors: Jia Xu Lim, Yuan Guang Lim, Aravin Kumar, Tien Meng Cheong, Julian Xinguang Han, Min Wei Chen, David Wen, Winston Lim, Ivan Hua Bak Ng, Vincent Yew Poh Ng, Ramez Wadie Kirollos and Nicole Chwee Har Keong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:333
  6. Studies have rarely explored the association between oral health status and different sarcopenia groups (possible sarcopenia, diagnosed sarcopenia, and severe sarcopenia). Moreover, these studies have not repo...

    Authors: Wenting Cao, Aiyong Zhu, Shufen Chu, Qianqian Zhou, Yinghua Zhou, Xiaoping Qu, Qingrong Tang and Yuxia Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:332
  7. Several reliable predictive models for falls have been reported, but are too complicated and time-consuming to evaluate. We recently developed a new predictive model using just eight easily-available parameter...

    Authors: Masaki Tago, Naoko E. Katsuki, Eiji Nakatani, Midori Tokushima, Akiko Dogomori, Kazumi Mori, Shun Yamashita, Yoshimasa Oda and Shu-ichi Yamashita
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:331
  8. Most people having major surgery are over the age of 65. The transition out of hospital is a vulnerable time for older adults, particularly after major surgery. Research on postoperative transitions in care is...

    Authors: Emily Hladkowicz, Flavia Dumitrascu, Mohammad Auais, Andrew Beck, Sascha Davis, Daniel I. McIsaac and Jordan Miller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:329
  9. Chinese and global populations are aging, and more older people are living in nursing homes in China. However, there is a lack of research measuring nursing home residents’ quality of life (QOL), and especiall...

    Authors: Yan Lou, Lijuan Xu, Marianne Carlsson, Xuefen Lan and Maria Engström
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:328
  10. Standard modalities recommended for sarcopenia diagnosis may be unavailable in primary care settings. We aimed to comprehensively evaluate and compare associations of some better popularized nutritional risk-r...

    Authors: Qiao Xiang, Yuxiao Li, Xin Xia, Chuanyao Deng, Xiaochu Wu, Lisha Hou, Jirong Yue and Birong Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:327
  11. In this manuscript, we investigate whether objectively measured lifestyle factors, including walking steps, sedentary time, amount of unforced physical activity, level of slight and energetic physical activity...

    Authors: Takuya Ataka, Noriyuki Kimura, Atsuko Eguchi and Etsuro Matsubara
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:326
  12. The combined impact of healthy lifestyle factors on total mortality among elder Chinese is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the overall impact of lifestyle factors on total mortality in a senior Chines...

    Authors: Zhiwei Lian, Chunsu Zhu, Haowen Yuan and Ying Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:325
  13. We aimed to elucidate the moderating effect of volunteer participation on the association between insomnia and subjective well-being.

    Authors: Yu-Ting Wang, Nai-Wei Hsu, Yen-Huai Lin, Hsiao-Ting Chang, Pesus Chou and Hsi-Chung Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:324
  14. Improvements in the use of polypharmacy or potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) may reduce medication costs in Japan. We aimed to evaluate the impact of improvement in prescription on both overall health...

    Authors: Takumi Ashizawa, Sari Mishina, Ataru Igarashi, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Yoshimasa Takase and Shunya Ikeda
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:323
  15. While lifestyle risk factors are implicated in the development and progression of cognitive impairment, interventional trials of individual participants have yielded unconvincing evidence. We sought to explore...

    Authors: Maria M. Costello, Christine E. Mc Carthy, Jackie Bosch, Stephanie Robinson, Clodagh McDermott, Michelle D. Canavan and Martin J. O’Donnell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:322
  16. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is associated with a greater frailty risk, but it remains unknown if pathways that contribute to CVD are associated with the frailty risk. Thus, we aimed to investigate whether ele...

    Authors: Yu Jia, Dongze Li, Jing Yu, Yi Liu, Fanghui Li, Wentao Li, Qin Zhang, Yongli Gao, Wei Zhang, Zhi Zeng, Rui Zeng, Xiaoyang Liao, Qian Zhao and Zhi Wan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:321
  17. We examined which resident-level clinical factors influence the provision of a recent medical care visit in nursing homes (NHs).

    Authors: Rebecca H. Correia, Fabrice I. Mowbray, Darly Dash, Paul R. Katz, Andrea Moser, Ryan P. Strum, Aaron Jones, Ahmad von Schlegell and Andrew P. Costa
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:320
  18. To manage the rapidly growing incidence of, and related medical burden resulting from hip fractures in older adults in an aging society, studies involving orthogeriatric co-management treatment models have rep...

    Authors: Yang Li, Kuan-Kai Tung, Yi-Cheng Cho, Shih-Yi Lin, Cheng-Hung Lee and Chih-Hui Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:318
  19. The prevalence of elder abuse in various parts of the world has been reported between 2.2 and 90.4%. According to some studies conducted in India, elder abuse prevalence ranges between 9.6 to 61.7%. Yet, elder...

    Authors: Pradnya Chandanshive, Sonu H. Subba, Swayam Pragyan Parida and Shree Mishra
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:317
  20. To investigate the short-term effect of implementing a modified comprehensive geriatric assessment and regularly case conferencing in nursing homes on neuropsychiatric symptoms.

    Authors: Geir-Tore Stensvik, Anne-Sofie Helvik, Gørill Haugan, Aslak Steinsbekk, Øyvind Salvesen and Sigrid Nakrem
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:316
  21. Dizziness is a common reason for seeking care, and frequently affects older persons. The aims were to determine the prevalence of dizziness in older persons at high risk of hospitalization, to compare subjects...

    Authors: Ann-Sofi Kammerlind, Anneli Peolsson and Maria M. Johansson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:315
  22. Older adults admitted with an acute medical illness spent little time active during hospitalisation and this has been associated with negative health outcomes. Understanding which barriers and enablers influen...

    Authors: Hanneke C. van Dijk - Huisman, Petra H. Raeven-Eijkenboom, Fabienne J. H. Magdelijns, Judith M. Sieben, Robert A. de Bie and Antoine F. Lenssen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:314
  23. Although headache is a common complaint in younger individuals, it is one of the most common complaints among persons over the age of 50 and is a significant cause of morbidity. As there are differences in the...

    Authors: Mansoureh Togha, Mohammad Javad Karimitafti, Zeinab Ghorbani, Fatemeh Farham, Fereshteh Naderi-Behdani, Somayeh Nasergivehchi, Zahra Vahabi, Shadi Ariyanfar and Elham Jafari
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:313
  24. Low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level is associated with a greater risk of frailty, but the effects of daily vitamin D supplementation on frailty are uncertain. This secondary analysis aimed to examine...

    Authors: Yurun Cai, Amal A. Wanigatunga, Christine M. Mitchell, Jacek K. Urbanek, Edgar R. Miller III, Stephen P. Juraschek, Erin D. Michos, Rita R. Kalyani, David L. Roth, Lawrence J. Appel and Jennifer A. Schrack
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:312
  25. Projections of the development of mobility limitations of older adults are needed for evidence-based policy making. The aim of this study was to generate projections of mobility limitations among older people ...

    Authors: Jukka Kontto, Laura Paalanen, Reijo Sund, Päivi Sainio, Seppo Koskinen, Panayotes Demakakos, Hanna Tolonen and Tommi Härkänen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:311
  26. Obesity may have a protective effect (greater survival) in older adults, a finding known as the “obesity paradox.” This study examined the association between self-reported body mass index (BMI) and active lif...

    Authors: Haomiao Jia and Erica I. Lubetkin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:310
  27. Increasingly, literature has focused on community participation in places visited by persons living with and without dementia. Earlier research indicates that multiple factors, including socio-demographic aspe...

    Authors: Isabel Margot-Cattin, André Berchtold, Sophie Gaber, Nicolas Kuhne, Louise Nygård and Camilla Malinowsky
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:309
  28. This study aims to determine the change of inequality in functional disability of older populations in China over the period from 2008 to 2018 and decompose the contribution of the personal and environmental p...

    Authors: Tao Zhang, Chaojie Liu, Beiyin Lu and Xiaohe Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:308
  29. Medication reviews contribute to protecting long-term care (LTC) residents from drug related problems (DRPs). However, few controlled studies have examined the impact on patient-relevant outcomes so far.

    Authors: M. Lexow, K. Wernecke, R. Sultzer, T. Bertsche and S. Schiek
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:307
  30. Proton pump inhibitors, benzodiazepines, and antipsychotics are considered potentially inappropriate medications in older adults according to the American Geriatric Society Beers Criteria, and deprescribing al...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Toth, Saumil Jadhav, Holly M. Holmes and Manvi Sharma
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:306
  31. Informal caregivers of persons with dementia (PWDs) sometimes engage foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to support their caregiving journey. However, there has not been much research to establish if this is reall...

    Authors: Qi Yuan, Yunjue Zhang, Ellaisha Samari, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Gregory Tee Hng Tan, Fiona Devi, Peizhi Wang, Harish Magadi, Richard Goveas, Li Ling Ng and Mythily Subramaniam
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:305
  32. The World Health Organization (WHO) published the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) framework to guide assessing and promoting intrinsic capacity of older adults. This study, adopting the WHO ICOPE fram...

    Authors: Angela Y. M. Leung, Jing Jing Su, Elsa S. H. Lee, Jeff T. S. Fung and Alex Molassiotis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:304
  33. Early supported discharge (ESD) aims to link acute and community care, allowing hospital inpatients to return home and continue to receive the necessary input from healthcare professionals that they would othe...

    Authors: Susan Williams, Ann-Marie Morrissey, Fiona Steed, Aoife Leahy, Elaine Shanahan, Catherine Peters, Margaret O’Connor, Rose Galvin and Cliona O’Riordan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:302
  34. The process of aging renders older people susceptible for adverse outcomes upon stress. Various indicators derived from complex systems theory have been proposed for quantifying resilience in living organisms,...

    Authors: Alexandros Katsiferis, Pernille Yde Nielsen, Majken K. Jensen and Rudi G. J. Westendorp
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:301
  35. Sarcopenia is a progressive age-related skeletal muscle disorder associated with harmful impacts on health. The present study aimed to investigate the relation between sarcopenia, platelet (PLT), white blood c...

    Authors: Mohamad Gholizade, Akram Farhadi, Maryam Marzban, Mehdi Mahmudpour, Iraj Nabipour, Mohammadreza Kalantarhormozi, Gita Shafiee, Afshin Ostovar, Bagher Larijani, Amir Hossein Darabi and Eisa Safavi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:300
  36. Despite the adverse physical health impact of COVID-19 on older adults, whether they are psychosocially vulnerable under the pandemic remains debatable. In this mixed methods study, we examined the psychosocia...

    Authors: Siu-Ming Chan, Gary Ka-Ki Chung, Yat-Hang Chan, Roger Yat-Nork Chung, Hung Wong, Eng Kiong Yeoh and Jean Woo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:299
  37. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of an Advance Care Planning (ACP) Video Program on documented Do-Not-Hospitalize (DNH) orders among nursing home (NH) residents with advanced illness.

    Authors: Ellen M. McCreedy, Xiaofei Yang, Susan L. Mitchell, Roee Gutman, Joan Teno, Lacey Loomer, Patience Moyo, Angelo Volandes, Pedro L. Gozalo, Emmanuelle Belanger, Jessica Ogarek and Vincent Mor
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:298
  38. Given the aging population worldwide and the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been found to be associated with a deterioration in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) symptoms, investigating methods to prevent or delay cognit...

    Authors: Yuan-jiao Yan, Ming-ping Ma, Wen-chao Cai, Chen-shan Huang, Rong Lin, Yu-fei Chen and Hong Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:296

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:432

  39. Because of the expected increase in the number of people with dementia, and the associated social and economic costs, there is an urgent need to develop effective and cost-effective care for people with dement...

    Authors: S. C. E. Balvert, M. V. Milders, J. E. Bosmans, M. W. Heymans, S. van Bommel, R.-M. Dröes and E. J. A. Scherder
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:295
  40. Age and preoperative anaemia are risk factors for poor surgical outcome and blood transfusion. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of iron supplementation in iron-deficient (ID) elderly patients un...

    Authors: Lea Valeska Blum, Philipp Zierentz, Lotta Hof, Jan Andreas Kloka, Leila Messroghli, Kai Zacharowski, Patrick Meybohm and Suma Choorapoikayil
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:293
  41. Identifying preventable diets and environmental exposure is essential to ensuring the health of the aging population. This study evaluated the interaction effect between blood cadmium and ω-6 fatty acids intak...

    Authors: Guangxiang Huang and Gang Ren
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:292
  42. Older adults frequently experience fall-related injuries, including hip fractures. Following a hip fracture, patients receive care across a number of settings and from multiple different providers. Transitions...

    Authors: Lauren Cadel, Kerry Kuluski, Amanda C. Everall and Sara J. T. Guilcher
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:291
  43. Increasing numbers of older adults with complex health deficits presenting to emergency departments has prompted the development of innovative models of care. One such model designed to reduce poor outcomes as...

    Authors: Elizabeth Marsden, Alison Craswell, Andrea Taylor, Adrian Barnett, Pan-Kar Wong and Marianne Wallis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:290
  44. Most of older adults’ falls are related to inefficient balance recovery after an unexpected loss of balance, i.e., postural perturbation. Effective balance recovery responses are crucial to prevent falls. Due ...

    Authors: Inbal Paran, Hadas Nachmani, Moti Salti, Ilan Shelef and Itshak Melzer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:289

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