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  1. The instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) among the elderly have been found to be heterogeneous, with different trajectories. However, the transition of the IADL over time remains unclear. We aimed to...

    Authors: Yaqi Wang, Xueying Xu, Jingwen Liu, Qingyun Lv, Hairong Chang, Yuan He, Yue Zhao, Xiaonan Zhang and Xiaoying Zang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:83
  2. The Framework for Reporting Adaptations and Modifications–Enhanced (FRAME) is a tool that systematically guides decision-making and reporting of adaptations made to evidence-based interventions. Using FRAME, w...

    Authors: Yuri Jang, Kenneth Hepburn, William E. Haley, Juyoung Park, Nan Sook Park, Linda K. Ko and Miyong T. Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:79
  3. Racialized and/or ethnocultural minority older adults in supportive living settings may not have access to appropriate services and activities. Most supportive living facilities are mainstream (not specific to...

    Authors: Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Jordana Salma, Hongmei Tong, Savera, Jingfeng Wu and Andrea Gruneir
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:78
  4. Hypertension refers to the persistent elevation of blood pressure above the established normal range, resulting in increased pressure exerted by blood on the walls of blood vessels during its circulation. Rece...

    Authors: Jiaofeng Gui, Yuqing Li, Haiyang Liu, Lei-lei Guo, Jinlong Li, Yunxiao Lei, Xiaoping Li, Lu Sun, Liu Yang, Ting Yuan, Congzhi Wang, Dongmei Zhang, Jing Li, Mingming Liu, Ying Hua and Lin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:77
  5. Research on the effects of body mass index (BMI) on severe headache or migraine is limited and controversial. The aim of this study was to explore the association between BMI and the prevalence of migraine, wi...

    Authors: Sheng Tian, Zhijuan Cheng, Heqing Zheng, Xianhui Zhong, Xinping Yu, Jingling Zhang, Lanxiang Wu and Wei Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:76
  6. Preventing falls is a priority for aged care providers. Research to date has focused on fall prevention strategies in single settings (e.g., residential aged care (RAC) or community settings). However, some ag...

    Authors: Isabelle Meulenbroeks, Crisostomo Mercado, Peter Gates, Amy Nguyen, Karla Seaman, Nasir Wabe, Sandun M Silva, Wu Yi Zheng, Deborah Debono and Johanna Westbrook
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:75
  7. Epidemiological studies have shown that sarcopenia was associated with depression among older adults. However, most of these investigations used a cross-sectional design, limiting the ability to establish a ca...

    Authors: Zhenzhen Li, Bingqing Liu, Xiang Tong, Yao Ma, Ting Bao, Jirong Yue and Chenkai Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:74
  8. Social frailty (SF) is associated with multiple adverse health outcomes, yet there has been an inadequate focus on social frailty. The convoy model portrays the social networks through the perspective of the l...

    Authors: Zhixiao Li, Jinjin Gu, Peiling Li, Jiaqi Hu, Shanshan Wang, Panpan Wang, Lin Zhou, Yi Yun, Yan Shi and Peng Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:73
  9. The choice of old-age care methods or places plays an important role in improving the quality of life and well-being of older adults. This study aimed to analyze the choices of various old-age care modes (OCMs...

    Authors: Weicun Ren, Ruibo He, Clifford Silver Tarimo, Lei Sun, Jvxiao Wu and Liang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:72
  10. Aging and type-2 diabetes (T2D) are the most important risk factors for cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Exercise training is an effective, safe, and practical intervention in improving glucose me...

    Authors: Majid Mardaniyan Ghahfarrokhi, Hossein Shirvani, Mostafa Rahimi, Behzad Bazgir, Alireza Shamsadini and Vahid Sobhani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:71
  11. Social connectedness is a key determinant of health and interventions have been developed to prevent social isolation in older adults. However, these interventions have historically had a low participation rat...

    Authors: Omolola E. Adepoju, Chinedum O. Ojinnaka, Jason Pieratt and Jessica Dobbins
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:70
  12. Geriatric rehabilitation aims to maintain the functional reserves of older adults in order to optimize social participation and prevent disability. After discharge from inpatient geriatric rehabilitation, pati...

    Authors: Bastian Abel, Martin Bongartz, Kilian Rapp, Patrick Roigk, Janine Peiter, Brigitte Metz, Benjamin Finger, Gisela Büchele, Michel Wensing, Catharina Roth, Oliver Schmidberger, Hans-Helmut König, Sophie Gottschalk, Judith Dams, Oliver Deuster, Désirée Immel…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:69
  13. Osteosarcopenia is geriatric syndrome defined as the concomitant occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis, and sarcopenia. Osteosarcopenia is a relatively new concept in geriatric medicine; however, it may increa...

    Authors: Byung Chan Lee, Kyung Il Kim, Kang Hee Cho and Chang-Won Moon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:68
  14. It is important that healthcare professionals recognise cognitive dysfunction in hospitalised older patients in order to address associated care needs, such as enhanced involvement of relatives and extra cogni...

    Authors: Fleur C. W. Visser, Marlise E. A. van Eersel, Liesbeth Hempenius, Nicolaas A. Verwey, Caterina Band, Jessica M. van der Bol, Kris Boudestein, Suzanne C. van Dijk, Robbert Gobbens, Cornelis S. van der Hooft, Adriaan M. Kamper, Rikje Ruiter, Walther Sipers, Birgit N. A. Spoelstra, Josephine Stoffels, Dyane J. Stolwijk-Woudstra…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:66
  15. Evidence shows that potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in older adults significantly increases the utilization of healthcare resources. PIM is widely prescribed in older adults, however little is k...

    Authors: Behailu Terefe Tesfaye, Dula Dessalegn Bosho, Gashahun Mekonnen Dissassa, Mikiyas Gashaw Tesfaye and Mengist Awoke Yizengaw
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:65
  16. Older care home residents are a vulnerable group of people with atrial fibrillation (AF) at high risk of adverse health events. The Atrial Fibrillation Better Care (ABC: Avoid stroke; Better symptom management...

    Authors: Leona A. Ritchie, Peter E. Penson, Asangaedem Akpan, Gregory Y. H. Lip and Deirdre A. Lane
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:64
  17. Anxiety is common in older adults and social isolation is one of the leading factors associated with their anxiety. However, what is unknown is how the relationship between social isolation and anxiety differs...

    Authors: Yeji Hwang, Lauren Massimo, Subhash Aryal, Karen B. Hirschman, Pamela Z. Cacchione and Nancy A. Hodgson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:63
  18. Elderly are one of the most heterogeneous and vulnerable groups who have a higher risk of nutritional problems. Malnutrition is prevalent among hospitalized elderly but underdiagnosed and almost undistinguisha...

    Authors: Hebatullah O Mohammed, Azza M. Hassan, Aya Mostafa, Mohamed S. Khater, Aisha Aboelfotoh and Khaled M. Abd Elaziz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:62
  19. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a pathological condition characterized by the abnormal clustering of several metabolic components and has become a major public health concern. We aim to investigate the potential ...

    Authors: Peng Zeng, Cheng Jiang, Anbang Liu, Xinyuan Yang, Feng Lin and Lingli Cheng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:61
  20. Regular physical activity has multiple health benefits, especially in older people. Therefore, the World Health Organization recommends at least 2.5 h of moderate physical activity per week. The aim of the POW...

    Authors: Nina Grede, Ulrike Trampisch, Sabine Weissbach, Monika Heinzel-Gutenbrunner, Ellen Freiberger, Andreas Sönnichsen and Norbert Donner-Banzhoff
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:60
  21. The interaction between motor dysfunction and respiratory functions in stroke patients with hemiplegia are not fully understood, particularly with regard to the relationship between changes in trunk control, b...

    Authors: Meng Li, Ying Huang, HaiYun Chen, ShuoShuo Wang, Ying Zhou and Ying Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:59
  22. Robots have the potential to assist older adults in their home-based daily living tasks. Previous studies indicated that older adults generally accept robot assistance. However, the preferences of older adults...

    Authors: Linda Yin-king Lee, Chun-kit Yeung, Chun-wa Choi, Man-nga Leung, Shing-yan Lui, Wing-yi Tam, Ka-yi Tang, Chun-san Wong, Yuen-shan Wong, Cheuk-yi Yau, Tik-ling Yeung, Joseph Kok-long Lee and Debby Lee-kuen Chui
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:58
  23. Person-centredness is considered as best practice for people living with dementia. A frequently used instrument to assess person-centredness of a care environment is the Person-centred Climate Questionnaire (P...

    Authors: Denise Wilfling, Ralph Möhler, Almuth Berg, Jonas Dörner, Natascha Bartmann, Thomas Klatt, Gabriele Meyer, Margareta Halek, Sascha Köpke and Martin N. Dichter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:57
  24. The suboptimal uptake of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines among those with non-communicable chronic diseases is a public health concern, because it poses a higher risk of severe illness for individuals with und...

    Authors: Shangfeng Tang, Lu Ji, Ghose Bishwajit and Shuyan Guo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:56
  25. Numerous studies have demonstrated a positive correlation between diet quality and cognitive performance, indicating that improving diet quality may be beneficial in preventing cognitive decline in older adult...

    Authors: Ziwei Xu, Shuaizhen Chen, Min Guo, Tianlei Zhang, Xiaoxuan Niu, Yuxin Zhou, Jialong Tan and Jian Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:55
  26. This study aims to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and reliability of a new, brief questionnaire, ‘Brief Assessment of Impaired Cognition– Questionnaire’ (BASIC-Q) for detection of cognitive impairment, prima...

    Authors: Anne-Britt Oxbøll, Kasper Jørgensen, T. Rune Nielsen, Sofie D. Christiansen, Ann Nielsen, Frans B. Waldorff and Gunhild Waldemar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:53
  27. Although there are studies on disabilities in older persons, most of these studies have been carried out in developed countries. Hence, there are limited studies on disability in older adults in sub-Saharan Af...

    Authors: Martin Wiredu Agyekum, Grace Frempong Afrifa-Anane and Frank Kyei-Arthur
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:52
  28. To test whether known prognosticators of COVID-19 maintained their stratification ability across age groups.

    Authors: Ginevra Fabiani, Carolina Cogozzo, Anna De Paris, Valentina Di Maria, Alessia Lagomarsini, Olimpia Masotti, Simona Matteini, Elisa Paolucci, Lorenzo Pelagatti, Francesco Pepe, Maurizio Villanti, Francesca Todde, Riccardo Pini and Francesca Innocenti
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:51
  29. Multimorbidity is increasing among adults in the United States. Yet limited research has examined multimorbidity clusters in persons aged 50 years and older with and without a history of cancer. An increased u...

    Authors: Gabriela Plasencia, Simone C. Gray, Ingrid J. Hall and Judith Lee Smith
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:50
  30. This study explores the effect of sensory-based static balance training on the balance ability, aging attitude, and perceived stress of older adults in the community. It provides a practical basis for the in-d...

    Authors: Yingyuan Ni, Shasha Li, Xiaoying Lv, Yuecong Wang, Lijun Xu, Yingxue Xi, Yanhua Sun, Jianyi Bao, Shufang Liao and Yue Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:49
  31. The objectives of this study were to compare oral frailty (OFr) among edentate and dentate older adults living in long-term care facilities (LTCF) and to clarify how edentulism and oral disease burden (ODB) of...

    Authors: Lina Julkunen, Riitta Saarela, Hanna-Maria Roitto, Hannu Kautiainen, Kaisu Pitkälä, Päivi Mäntylä and Kaija Hiltunen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:48
  32. Orthogeriatric patients have an increased risk for complications due to underlying comorbidities, chronic drug therapy and frequent treatment changes during hospitalization. The clinical pharmacist (CP) plays ...

    Authors: Rachel Bailly, Stephanie Wuyts, Loic Toelen, Tony Mets, Carmen Van Hauwermeiren, Thierry Scheerlinck, Pieter-Jan Cortoos and Siddhartha Lieten
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:47
  33. Research indicates that it is the quality of the closest relationships in the mixture of social relations that matters most for older adults. For older foreign-born, especially those who migrate late in life, ...

    Authors: Anna Zhou, Ingrid Hellström, Susanne Roos and Åsa Larsson Ranada
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:45
  34. Medications with potent anticholinergic properties have well-documented adverse effects. A high cumulative anticholinergic burden may arise from the concurrent use of multiple medications with weaker anticholi...

    Authors: Gauri Bhatkhande, Niteesh K. Choudhry, Mufaddal Mahesri, Nancy Haff and Julie C. Lauffenburger
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:44
  35. With the rapid population aging, healthy aging has become a concern for society as a whole. In this study, loneliness and its relationships with activity-related individual factors were examined among older Ch...

    Authors: Jiazhou Wang, Yueyue Zhou, Qiuxia Zhang, Jing Li, Dehua Zhai, Jia Li, Buxin Han and Zhengkui Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:42
  36. Life satisfaction (LS) is part of a positive psychological feeling that protects individuals from a physical decline in old age. A healthy lifestyle, including physical activity (PA) and a healthy diet, such a...

    Authors: Richard Szewei Wang, Yu-Ni Huang, Mark L. Wahlqvist, Thomas T. H. Wan, Tao-Hsin Tung and Bing-Long Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:41
  37. The need for better end-of-life care for people with dementia has been acknowledged. Existing literature suggests that people dying with dementia have less access to palliative care, yet little is known about ...

    Authors: Zoi Triandafilidis, Sally Carr, Daneill Davis, Simon Chiu, Lucy Leigh, Sarah Jeong, Daniel Wong, Jacinta Hensby, Suzanne Lewis, John Attia and Nicholas Goodwin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:40
  38. It is well known that polypharmacy is associated with adverse drug events. Accordingly, specialist geriatric units have to pay particular attention to the appropriateness of prescription and the withdrawal of ...

    Authors: Céline Rahuel, Maxime Pautrat, Amal Aïdoud, Bertrand Fougère and Camille Debacq
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:39
  39. To explore the associations of social support, and cognitive activity with cognitive impairment incidence, and further examine the mediation effect of cognitive activity on the association between social suppo...

    Authors: Tianpei Ma, Jiaqiang Liao, Yuguo Ye and Jiayuan Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:38
  40. After being diagnosed with dementia, patients need a medical professional to empathetically address their fears and get initial questions answered. This scoping review therefore addresses how patients newly di...

    Authors: Flora-Marie Hegerath, Chantal Giehl, Michael Pentzek, Horst Christian Vollmar and Ina Carola Otte
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:37
  41. Chronic diseases and metabolic disorders are prevalent health concerns that often escalate with increasing age and thus affect older individuals. The proportion of the elderly population in Iran increased from...

    Authors: Ali Dehghani Ahmadabad, Leila Jahangiry, Neda Gilani, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Eesa Mohammadi and Koen Ponnet
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:36
  42. Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) has been evaluated in several countries, and several strategies have been devised for deprescribing drugs in older adults. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Welma Wildes Amorim, Luiz Carlos Passos, Romana Santos Gama, Renato Morais Souza, Pablo Moura Santos, Jéssica Caline Macedo, Hévila Maciel Queiroga, Larissa Gusmão Nunes, Lavínia Mendonça Fraga, Brunna Santos Oliveira, Lucas Teixeira Graia and Marcio Galvão Oliveira
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:35
  43. Delayed neurocognitive recovery and neurocognitive disorder are common postoperative complications among older adults. The assessment of these complications traditionally relies on analog neurocognitive tests,...

    Authors: Anahita Amirpour, Jeanette Eckerblad, Lina Bergman and Ulrica Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:34
  44. Good oral health is an important part of healthy ageing, yet there is limited understanding regarding the status of oral health care for older people globally. This study reviewed evidence (policies, programs,...

    Authors: Prakash Poudel, Grish Paudel, Reecha Acharya, Ajesh George, Wenche S. Borgnakke and Lal B. Rawal
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:33
  45. Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab are novel therapeutics used to treat various advanced malignancies. Immune-related adverse events are common, among the most s...

    Authors: Chongya Zhai, Xuanhong Jin, Liangkun You, Na Yan, Jie Dong, Sai Qiao, Yuhong Zhong, Yu Zheng and Hongming Pan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:32
  46. New technologies have brought about a new age of technology-enabled aids that can equip informal carers with the relevant resources for better care. These include but are not limited to facilitating access to ...

    Authors: Ellaisha Samari, Qi Yuan, YunJue Zhang, Anitha Jeyagurunathan and Mythily Subramaniam
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:30

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