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  1. Higher muscle echo intensity (EI) reflects higher content of fat and/or connective tissue within skeletal muscle, eventually inducing lower muscle strength, physical dysfunction, and metabolic impairment. Cont...

    Authors: Akito Yoshiko, Takashi Kaji, Tsuyoshi Kozuka, Takayuki Sawazaki and Hiroshi Akima

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:485

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  2. Barthel Index (BI) is one of the most widely utilized tools for assessing functional independence in activities of daily living. Most existing BI studies used populations with specific diseases (e.g., Alzheime...

    Authors: Hao Pan, Yang Zhao, Hailiang Wang, Xinyue Li, Eman Leung, Frank Chen, Javier Cabrera and Kwok Leung Tsui

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:484

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  3. An increasing number of older people in Germany receive care at home from family members, particularly from spouses. Family care has been associated not only with subjective burden but also with negative effec...

    Authors: Thomas Johann Gehr, Ellen Freiberger, Cornel Christian Sieber and Sabine Alexandra Engel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:483

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  4. Oral health is essential for daily living and plays a pivotal role in overall health conditions and well-being. This study evaluated the impact of self-reported oral health on geriatric conditions, institutio...

    Authors: Jihye Lim, Hyungchul Park, Heayon Lee, Eunju Lee, Danbi Lee, Hee-Won Jung and Il-Young Jang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:482

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  5. The accuracy of the estimated glomerular filter rate (eGFR) in elderly patients is debatable. In 2020, a new creatinine-based equation by European Kidney Function Consortium (EKFC) was applied to all age group...

    Authors: Fangxiao Xia, Wenke Hao, Jinxiu Liang, Yanhua Wu, Feng Yu, Wenxue Hu, Zhi Zhao and Wei Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:481

    Content type: Research

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  6. Older adults prefer to age in place. Social network change and health decline challenge ageing in place, as stressors that make age-related advantages disappear. The aim of this study was to explore social net...

    Authors: Willeke Vos-den Ouden, Leonieke van Boekel, Meriam Janssen, Roger Leenders and Katrien Luijkx

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:480

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  7. The happiness of older adults living alone warrants attention because they are more vulnerable to unhappiness than those living with families. The present study aimed to construct and test a structural equatio...

    Authors: Eun Jeong Hwang and In Ok Sim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:479

    Content type: Research

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  8. Regular physical activity (PA) is potentially beneficial for age-related cognitive decline. Although moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is mostly advised, older adults with chronic illnesses might b...

    Authors: Esmee Volders, Renate H. M. de Groot, Catherine A. W. Bolman and Lilian Lechner

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:478

    Content type: Research

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  9. Cross-sectional studies have shown that elderly with a natural dentition have better general health than edentulous elderly, but this has not been confirmed in studies with longitudinal design.

    Authors: Mieke H. Bakker, Arjan Vissink, Gerry M. Raghoebar, Lilian L. Peters and Anita Visser

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:477

    Content type: Research

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  10. While gait speed, one-leg standing balance, and handgrip strength have been shown to be independent predictors for functional disability, it is unclear whether such simple measures of physical function contrib...

    Authors: Tao Chen, Takanori Honda, Sanmei Chen, Hiro Kishimoto, Shuzo Kumagai and Kenji Narazaki

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:476

    Content type: Research

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  11. Grip strength is an indicator of physical function with potential predictive value for health in ageing populations. We assessed whether trends in grip strength from midlife predicted later-life brain health a...

    Authors: Quentin Dercon, Jennifer M. Nicholas, Sarah-Naomi James, Jonathan M. Schott and Marcus Richards

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:475

    Content type: Research

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  12. Beneficial effects of napping on cognition have been suggested in cross-sectional studies. This study aimed to clarify longitudinal associations between cognitive decline and sleep characteristics, particularl...

    Authors: Kaori Kitamura, Yumi Watanabe, Kazutoshi Nakamura, Chikako Takano, Naomi Hayashi, Hisami Sato and Toshiyuki Someya

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:474

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Self-rated health (SRH) is a widely validated measure of the general health of older adults. Our aim was to understand what factors shape individual perceptions of health and, in particular, whether those perc...

    Authors: Afshin Vafaei, Janelle Yu and Susan P. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:473

    Content type: Research

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  14. With a rapidly aging population, there is an increasing need for do-not-resuscitate (DNR) and advance care planning (ACP) discussions. This study investigated the factors associated with signing DNR documents ...

    Authors: Chien-Yi Wu, Chun-Hao Jen, Yun-Shiuan Chuang, Tzu-Jung Fang, Yu-Hsuan Wu and Ming-Tsang Wu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:472

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  15. Companion animal death is a common source of grief, although the extent and context of that grief is poorly understood, especially in older adulthood. The aim of this multiple-methods study was to develop a gr...

    Authors: Donna M Wilson, Leah Underwood, Eloise Carr, Douglas P Gross, Morgan Kane, Maxi Miciak, Jean E Wallace and Cary A Brown

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:470

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  16. Inclined walking requires more cardiopulmonary metabolic energy and muscle strength than flat-level walking. This study sought to investigate changes in lower-limb muscle activity and cardiopulmonary metabolic...

    Authors: Jihye Kim, Hwang-Jae Lee, Su-Hyun Lee, Jungsoo Lee, Won Hyuk Chang, Gyu-Ha Ryu and Yun-Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:469

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  17. Person-centred care is widely recognised as important for helping people with dementia maintain a sense of self and purpose in life – especially for those living in care facilities. Despite this, most care pra...

    Authors: Gemma Goodall, Kristin Taraldsen, Randi Granbo and J Artur Serrano

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:468

    Content type: Research

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  18. Older adults in long-term care (LTC) homes experience high rates of fractures, which are detrimental to their quality of life. The purpose of this study is to identify and make recommendations on strategies to...

    Authors: Yuxin Bai, Caitlin McArthur, George Ioannidis, Lora Giangregorio, Sharon Straus and Alexandra Papaioannou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:467

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  19. For older adults, life satisfaction and depressive symptoms are related to quality of life. In this group of society, life satisfaction is particularly associated with the emotional area. The notion of life sa...

    Authors: Katarzyna Van Damme-Ostapowicz, Mateusz Cybulski, Monika Galczyk, Elżbieta Krajewska-Kulak, Marek Sobolewski and Anna Zalewska

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:466

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  20. Previous reports suggest that the attributes of frailty are multidimensional and include nutrition, cognition, mentality, and other aspects. We aim to develop an early warning model of frailty based on nutriti...

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

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:465

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Resistance training has been recommended as an effective measure against age-related loss of muscle mass and muscle strength, called sarcopenia, even in older adults. However, despite subjecting each participa...

    Authors: Shuji Sawada, Hayao Ozaki, Toshiharu Natsume, Daiki Nakano, Pengyu Deng, Toshinori Yoshihara, Takuya Osawa, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Shuichi Machida and Hisashi Naito

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:464

    Content type: Research

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  22. Many residents of assisted living facilities live with dementia, but little is known about the characteristics of assisted living facilities that provide specialized care for older adults who live with dementi...

    Authors: Derek R. Manis, Ahmad Rahim, Jeffrey W. Poss, Iwona A. Bielska, Susan E. Bronskill, Jean-Éric Tarride, Julia Abelson and Andrew P. Costa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:463

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  23. This study investigated the different blood pressure patterns that were evaluated by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) among elderly patients and explored the effect of pressure patterns on cognitive...

    Authors: Yunli Xing, Ying Sun, Shan Wang, Feng Feng, Deqiang Zhang and Hongwei Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:462

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  24. Given the relevance of social support on the mental health of older adults, having an instrument to evaluate this variable is essential for research in the area. However, mainly, having instruments with suitab...

    Authors: Cristhian Pérez-Villalobos, Juan Carlos Briede-Westermeyer, Mary Jane Schilling-Norman and Sergio Contreras-Espinoza

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:461

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  25. There is a well-established relationship between 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and age and mortality. Furthermore, there is increasing evidence that ECG can be used to predict biological age. However, the ut...

    Authors: Naomi Hirota, Shinya Suzuki, Takuto Arita, Naoharu Yagi, Takayuki Otsuka and Takeshi Yamashita

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:460

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  26. This study aimed to explore the level and changes in handgrip strength among preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD patients and to evaluate the association between handgrip strength and cognitive function.

    Authors: Hang Su, Xiaokang Sun, Fang Li and Qihao Guo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:459

    Content type: Research

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  27. Nutritional deficiencies, renal impairment and chronic inflammation are commonly mentioned determinants of anaemia. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of these determinants, singly and in com...

    Authors: Pin-Chun Wang, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Yasumichi Arai, Yukiko Abe, Jeanet W. Blom, Rachel Duncan, Carol Jagger, Ngaire Kerse, Carmen Martin-Ruiz, Leah Palapar and Wendy P. J. den Elzen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:457

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  28. Nursing home residents are typically older adults with high levels of chronic illness and impairment. As such, they are particularly susceptible to severe complications and mortality from COVID-19. Since all n...

    Authors: Andrew Harding, Nancy Preston, Julie Doherty, Emily Cousins, Sandra Varey, Adrienne McCann, Karen Harrison Dening, Anne Finucane, Gillian Carter, Gary Mitchell and Kevin Brazil

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:456

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. Older person’s attitude to ageing is critical for their adjustment, acceptance of health-related behaviour, survival and choices. Their attitude influences how they cope with the challenges experienced while a...

    Authors: E. O. Cadmus, L. A. Adebusoye and E. T. Owoaje

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:454

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Older Canadians are high users of health care services, however the health care system is not well-designed to meet the complex needs of many older adults. Older persons often look to their primary care practi...

    Authors: Joanie Sims-Gould, Jacobi Elliott, Catherine E Tong, Anik Giguère, Sara Mallinson and Paul Stolee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:453

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  31. Aging is a natural life process and with an aging population, age-related diseases (e.g. type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), atherosclerosis-based cardiovascular diseases) are the primary mortality cause in older...

    Authors: Ying Zhao, Xiangli Bai, Xiong Jia, Yajing Lu, Wenzhuo Cheng, Meng Shu, Yan Zhu, Lin Zhu, Li Wang, Yan Shu, Yi Song and Si Jin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:452

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  32. Sleep-wake disorders occur in most persons living with dementia and include late afternoon or evening agitation, irregular sleep-wake rhythms such as daytime hypersomnia, frequent night awakenings, and poor sl...

    Authors: Nancy A. Hodgson, Nalaka Gooneratne, Adriana Perez, Sonia Talwar and Liming Huang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:451

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. With the development of digital media, online activities are increasingly becoming part of the daily life of older adults. Widowed older adults generally would face changes in social interactions and activitie...

    Authors: Yan Hong, Jingjing Fu, Dehui Kong, Siqi Liu, Zhu Zhong, Jing Tan and Yu Luo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:450

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  34. Degenerative osteoarthritis (OA) often leads to pain and stiffness of the affected joints, which may affect the physical performance and decrease the quality of life of people with degenerative knee OA. Compar...

    Authors: Po-Yin Chen, Chen-Yi Song, Hsin-Yen Yen, Pi-Chu Lin, Su-Ru Chen, Liang-Hsuan Lu, Chen-Li Tien, Xin-Miao Wang and Chueh-Ho Lin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:449

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  35. Few studies examined interventions in frail elderly in China, while the awareness of applying interventions to prevent frailty in pre-frail elderly is still lacking. This study aimed to explore the effects of ...

    Authors: Xiaoxing Lai, Lin Bo, Hongwei Zhu, Baoyu Chen, Zhao Wu, Hongdi Du and Xiaopeng Huo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:447

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  36. Frailty, a syndrome resulting in heightened risk of negative outcomes for older adults, is increasing across the globe. However, little is known about the health service impacts of frailty in low-income countr...

    Authors: Rachel C. Ambagtsheer and Richard K. Moussa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:446

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  37. Diabetes is a major concern for the global health burden. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between handgrip strength (HGS) and the risk of new-onset diabetes and to compare the predictive abili...

    Authors: Guochen Li, Yanan Qiao, Yanqiang Lu, Siyuan Liu, Yi Ding, Xing Chen and Chaofu Ke

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:445

    Content type: Original research

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  38. Bone mineral density (BMD) and trabecular bone score (TBS) are moderately correlated. TBS is sometimes used as an adjuvant to BMD in the fracture risk assessment. Some individuals with normal BMD or osteopenia...

    Authors: Nekoo Panahi, Afshin Ostovar, Noushin Fahimfar, Hamid Reza Aghaei Meybodi, Safoora Gharibzadeh, Babak Arjmand, Mahnaz Sanjari, Kazem Khalagi, Ramin Heshmat, Iraj Nabipour, Akbar Soltani and Bagher Larijani

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:444

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  39. There is a growing interest in the significance of adopting a variety of lifestyle habits for maintaining cognitive function among older adults. A lifestyle that is easy to modify, simple, and less burdensome ...

    Authors: Chika Horikawa, Rei Otsuka, Yukiko Nishita, Chikako Tange, Yuki Kato, Takao Tanaka, Tomohiro Rogi, Hiroshi Shibata, Fujiko Ando and Hiroshi Shimokata

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:443

    Content type: Research

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  40. Adiponectin and zinc alpha2-glycoprotein (ZAG) are associated with frailty. This study aims to further examine the association of adiponectin with ZAG.

    Authors: Ya-Ping Lee, Chin-Hao Chang, Chin-Ying Chen, Chiung-Jung Wen, Hsien-Liang Huang, Jen-Kuei Peng, Yu-Ting Wang, Ching-Yu Chen and Jaw-Shiun Tsai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:442

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  41. Cognitive impairment (CI) is a risk factor for falls due to environmental or living settings, balance, gait and vision impairments, as well as medications. While previous systematic reviews have focused on the...

    Authors: M. Racey, M. Markle-Reid, D. Fitzpatrick-Lewis, M. U. Ali, H. Gagné, S. Hunter, J. Ploeg, R. Sztramko, L. Harrison, R. Lewis, M. Jovkovic and D. Sherifali

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:441

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  42. Hearing aids are important assistive devices for hearing rehabilitation. However, the cost of commonly available commercial hearing aids is often higher than the average monthly income of individuals in some d...

    Authors: Pornthep Kasemsiri, Kwanchanok Yimtae, Panida Thanawirattananit, Pasin Israsena, Anukool Noymai, Supawan Laohasiriwong, Patravoot Vatanasapt, Pipop Siripaopradith and Pritaporn Kingkaew

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:437

    Content type: Research

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