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  1. Community commitment through group activities in the community is associated with improved health outcomes in older adults and has a ripple effect on community development. However, factors associated with com...

    Authors: Hina Taguchi, Etsuko Tadaka, Yuka Iwata and Azusa Arimoto
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:674
  2. Walking is an essential activity for everyone and for older adults in particular, given that it is the most accessible form of physical activity and one of the healthiest transportation modes. Understanding ho...

    Authors: Zeynep S. Akinci, Xavier Delclòs-Alió, Guillem Vich, Deborah Salvo, Jesús Ibarluzea and Carme Miralles-Guasch
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:673
  3. A prolonged COVID-19 pandemic could exacerbate the risk of infection and undesirable effects associated with infection control measures of older people with dementia (PWD), and the care burden of families. In ...

    Authors: Kana Kazawa, Tatsuhiko Kubo, Hiroki Ohge and Shinya Ishii
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:671
  4. Mobility deficits are highly prevalent among geriatric patients and have serious impact on quality of life, hospitalizations, and mortality. This study aims to capture predictors of mobility deficits in hospit...

    Authors: Jennifer Kudelka, Johanna Geritz, Julius Welzel, Hanna Hildesheim, Corina Maetzler, Kirsten Emmert, Katharina Niemann, Markus A. Hobert, Andrea Pilotto, Philipp Bergmann and Walter Maetzler
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:668
  5. Healthy aging relies on mitochondrial functioning because this organelle provides energy and diminishes oxidative stress. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in TOMM40, a critical gene that produces the outer ...

    Authors: Sunny Chen, Sara M. Sarasua, Nicole J. Davis, Jane M. DeLuca, Luigi Boccuto, Stephen M. Thielke and Chang-En Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:667
  6. Mindfulness meditation is a form of mind–body intervention that has increasing scientific support for its ability to reduce age-related declines in cognitive functioning, improve affective health, and strength...

    Authors: Ruchika Shaurya Prakash, Stephanie Fountain-Zaragoza, Megan Fisher, Oyetunde Gbadeyan, Rebecca Andridge, Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Heena R. Manglani, Elizabeth J. Duraney, Anita Shankar, Michael R. McKenna, James Teng, Madhura Phansikar and Rosie Canter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:666
  7. Depression is common, costly, and has deleterious effects in older adult surgical patients. Little research exists examining older adult surgical patient outcomes and depression and the potential for nursing f...

    Authors: Aparna Kumar, Douglas Sloane, Linda Aiken and Matthew McHugh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:665
  8. Factors that decrease independence and increase morbidity must be reduced to improve the nutrition, health, and other challenges confronting older adults. In the United States (US), the Older Americans Act (OA...

    Authors: Mary Beth Arensberg, Jaime J. Gahche, Johanna T. Dwyer, Adam Mosey and Damon Terzaghi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:664
  9. We have looked at antimony (Sb) as a new neurotoxin which causes neuronal apoptosis in animal studies. At the population level, however, there is no direct evidence for a relationship between Sb exposure and c...

    Authors: Xiangdong Wang, Rui Wang, Zeyao Zhang, Chao Luo, Zixuan Zhao, Junpu Ruan, Rongrong Huang, Hongbing Zhang, Qiyun Wu, Shali Yu, Juan Tang and Xinyuan Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:663
  10. Family and friend caregivers play significant roles in advocating for and ensuring quality health and social care of residents in Assisted Living (AL) homes. However, little is known about how the COVID-19 pan...

    Authors: Natasha E. Lane, Matthias Hoben, Joseph E. Amuah, David B. Hogan, Jennifer Baumbusch, Andrea Gruneir, Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Lauren E. Griffith, Kimberlyn M. McGrail, Kyle Corbett and Colleen J. Maxwell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:662
  11. Sepsis is a series of organ failures caused by dysregulated responses to infection. Risk factors for sepsis are multiple comorbidities, a poor nutrition status, and limited mobility. The primary purpose of the...

    Authors: Kyungman Cha, Seung Pill Choi, Soo Hyun Kim and Sang Hoon Oh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:661
  12. With the population aging, multiple chronic diseases, depressive symptoms, and stroke are increasingly common among middle-aged and elderly adults worldwide. This study aimed to explore the independent associa...

    Authors: Jingyang Hu, Xinyu Zheng, Guangduoji Shi and Lan Guo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:660
  13. Emergency department (ED) visits for nursing home residents lead to higher morbidity and mortality. Therefore, inappropriate visits (for conditions treatable elsewhere) or potentially avoidable visits (those a...

    Authors: Franziska Zúñiga, Katharina Gaertner, Sabine K. Weber-Schuh, Barbara Löw, Michael Simon and Martin Müller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:659
  14. Systematic reviews demonstrated that gait variables are the most reliable predictors of future falls, yet are rarely included in fall screening tools. Thus, most tools have higher specificity than sensitivity,...

    Authors: Sam Chidi Ibeneme, Joy Chinyere Eze, Uchenna Prosper Okonkwo, Georgian Chiaka Ibeneme and Gerhard Fortwengel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:658
  15. The lower extremity may play a crucial role in compensating for gait perturbations. The study aimed to explore the mechanism of perturbation compensation by investigating the gait characteristics and lower ext...

    Authors: Xiping Ren, Christoph Lutter, Maeruan Kebbach, Sven Bruhn, Rainer Bader and Thomas Tischer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:656
  16. Falls are common but dangerous in the elderly. More and more seniors are searching for healthcare information online. YouTube has become the world’s most popular video streaming platform. Albeit thousands of f...

    Authors: Xinyi Yang, Xiaoqiang Xue, Ziqiu Shi, Sha Nan, Chengying Lian, Zhigang Ji, Yi Xie and Xiaoxuan Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:654
  17. Aging is a sensitive period of life. Attention to the needs of this stage is considered a social necessity. This study is conducted to investigate the responsiveness level and its effect on service quality fro...

    Authors: Ali Reza Yusefi, Esmat Rezabeigi Davarani, Salman Daneshi, Misagh Bastani, Gholamhossein Mehralian and Peivand Bastani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:653
  18. When a Zuni elder sustains a fall-related injury, the closest tribal skilled nursing facility is 100 miles from the Pueblo and no physical therapy services are available. Thus, fall prevention strategies as a ...

    Authors: Debra L. Waters, Janet Popp, Carla Herman, Donica Ghahate, Jeanette Bobelu, Vernon S. Pankratz and Vallabh O. Shah
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:652
  19. Frailty is a clinical syndrome described as reduced physiological reserve and increased vulnerability. Typically examined in older adults, recent work shows frailty occurs in middle-aged individuals and is ass...

    Authors: Natasha L. Pacheco, Nicole Noren Hooten, Yongqing Zhang, Calais S. Prince, Nicolle A. Mode, Ngozi Ezike, Kevin G. Becker, Alan B. Zonderman and Michele K. Evans
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:651
  20. Lewy body dementia (LBD) is an aggressive type of dementia of rapid, fluctuating disease trajectory, higher incidence of adverse events, and poorer functional independence than observed in Alzheimer’s disease ...

    Authors: Michael J. Inskip, Yorgi Mavros, Perminder S. Sachdev, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, Inbar Hillel and Maria A. Fiatarone Singh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:650
  21. The relationship between the number of teeth and sarcopenia remains poorly investigated. Although nutrition plays an important role in maintaining bone and muscle health, the complex relationship between numbe...

    Authors: Xin Xia, Zhigang Xu, Fengjuan Hu, Lisha Hou, Gongchang Zhang and Xiaolei Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:649
  22. Aging is associated with an increased likelihood of developing dementia, but a growing body of evidence suggests that certain modifiable risk factors may help prevent or delay dementia onset. Among these, phys...

    Authors: Deborah Talamonti, Christine Gagnon, Thomas Vincent, Anil Nigam, Frederic Lesage, Louis Bherer and Sarah Fraser
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:648
  23. Promoting physical activity (PA) participation in older adults is important for preserving quality of life and functional independence. Co-design has been shown to increase engagement of end-users in health-re...

    Authors: Natalie Constantin, Holly Edward, Hayley Ng, Anna Radisic, Amy Yule, Alina D’Asti, Cassandra D’Amore, Julie C. Reid and Marla Beauchamp
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:647
  24. Life-space and frailty are closely linked to health-related quality of life and understanding their inter-relationship could indicate potential intervention targets for improving quality of life. We set out to...

    Authors: Petronella Chitalu, Alex Tsui, Samuel D. Searle and Daniel Davis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:646
  25. Frail older people are at higher risk of further deterioration if their needs are not acknowledged when they are acutely ill and admitted to hospital. Mental health comprises one area of needs assessment.

    Authors: Theresa Westgård, Isabelle Andersson Hammar, Katarina Wilhelmson and Margda Waern
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:645
  26. The comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) has been proposed as a supplementary tool to reduce perioperative complications of geriatric patients, however there is no universally accepted standardization of C...

    Authors: Chao Kong, Yanhong Zhang, Chaodong Wang, Peng Wang, Xiangyu Li, Wei Wang, Yu Wang, Jianghua Shen, Xiaoyi Ren, Tianlong Wang, Guoguang Zhao and Shibao Lu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:644
  27. Diet and physical activity are key components of healthy aging. Current interventions that promote healthy eating and physical activity among the elderly have limitations and evidence of French interventions’ ...

    Authors: Aurélie Bocquier, Anne-Fleur Jacquemot, Christophe Dubois, Hélène Tréhard, Chloé Cogordan, Gwenaëlle Maradan, Sébastien Cortaredona, Lisa Fressard, Bérengère Davin-Casalena, Agnès Vinet, Pierre Verger, Nicole Darmon, Valérie Arquier, Guillaume Briclot, Rachel Chamla, Florence Cousson-Gélie…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:643
  28. Frailty is a common condition in older adults that is characterized by transitions between frailty states in both directions (progression and reversion) over time. Loneliness has been reported to be associated...

    Authors: Bin-Lin Chu and Wen Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:642
  29. It is unclear whether people with dementia (PwD) have more negative attitudes toward own aging (ATOA) than people without dementia and what factors influence ATOA among PwD. We investigated whether PwD have mo...

    Authors: Serena Sabatini, Anthony Martyr, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Clive Ballard, Rachel Collins, Claire Pentecost, Jennifer M. Rusted, Catherine Quinn, Kaarin J. Anstey, Sarang Kim, Anne Corbett, Helen Brooker and Linda Clare
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:641
  30. The catastrophic health expenditure of older adults results in serious consequences; however, the issue of whether cognitive status and living situations contribute to such financial burdens is uncertain. Our ...

    Authors: Chenxi Li, Shuyi Jin, Xingqi Cao, Ling Han, Ning Sun, Heather Allore, Emiel O. Hoogendijk, Xin Xu, Qiushi Feng, Xiaoting Liu and Zuyun Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:640
  31. Skeletal muscle mass is a central component of body composition and its decline is enhanced during aging. We verified the association between the appendicular skeletal muscle mass index (ASMI) with the anthrop...

    Authors: Geise Ferreira da Cruz, Tatiana Mion Lunz, Tatielle Rocha de Jesus, Mariana Braga Costa, Camila Vilarinho Vidigal, Ben-Hur Albergaria, José Luiz Marques-Rocha and Valdete Regina Guandalini
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:639
  32. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most frequently occurring type of dementia. Concurrently, inadequate sleep has been recognized as a public health epidemic. Notably, genetic and environmental factors are now co...

    Authors: Shiqi Yuan, Wen Ma, Rui Yang, Fengshuo Xu, Didi Han, Tao Huang, MIn Peng, Anding Xu and Jun Lyu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:638
  33. In France, the increase in COVID-19 vaccine uptake among older adults slowed down between May and June 2021. Using the data from a national survey, we aimed to assess COVID-19 vaccine uptake among French resid...

    Authors: Yu-Jin Jung, Amandine Gagneux-Brunon, Marion Bonneton, Elisabeth Botelho-Nevers, Pierre Verger, Jeremy K. Ward and Odile Launay
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:637
  34. Evidence supports loneliness and social isolation as a strong risk factor for poor mental and physical health outcomes for older adults. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated older adults isolate themselves for a...

    Authors: Gray Moonen, Laure Perrier, Soumia Meiyappan, Sabrina Akhtar and Noah Crampton
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:636
  35. Good self-management behaviors in patients with knee osteoarthritis can improve disease awareness, treatment effectiveness, quality of life, and reduce medical costs. However, there is a paucity of studies foc...

    Authors: Yi-Yi Chen, Li-Chueh Weng, Yang-Tzu Li and Hsiu-Li Huang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:635
  36. Readmission in older adults is typically complex with multiple contributing factors. We aim to examine how two prevalent and potentially modifiable geriatric conditions – depressive symptoms and malnutrition –...

    Authors: Tay Laura, Chua Melvin and Ding Yew Yoong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:634
  37. Previous studies indicated that poor quantity and quality of instrumental support are one of the main barriers in the application of transitional care. Instrumental support, as one common function of social su...

    Authors: Fengbo Yang, Jianing Hua, Guiling Geng, Min Cui, Wenwen Yang and Zihan Geng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:633
  38. Falls are an important cause of injury and death of older people. Hence, analyzing the multifactorial risk of falls from past cases to develop multifactorial intervention programs is clinically significant. Ho...

    Authors: Hong Lyu, Yan Dong, Wenhong Zhou, Chuanxia Wang, Hong Jiang, Ping Wang and Yanhong Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:632
  39. Dual sensory impairment is affecting over 10% of older adults worldwide. However, the long-term effect of dual sensory impairment (DSI) on the risk of mortality remains controversial. We aim to investigate the...

    Authors: Xinyu Zhang, Yueye Wang, Wei Wang, Wenyi Hu, Xianwen Shang, Huan Liao, Yifan Chen, Katerina V. Kiburg, Yu Huang, Xueli Zhang, Shulin Tang, Honghua Yu, Xiaohong Yang, Mingguang He and Zhuoting Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:631

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:709

  40. Older adults are one of the most vulnerable groups to the undesirable effects of low health literacy. Inadequate health literacy in older adults is associated with decreased physical activity, deviation from t...

    Authors: Moeini Babak, Barati Majid, Heidarimoghadam Rashid, Tapak Leili and Parsamajd Shahryar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:630
  41. Combining smartphone-assisted group activities in the neighbourhood and training in physical and cognitive skills may offer the potential to promote social participation and connectedness of older adults. This...

    Authors: Christian Thiel, Liane Günther, Anke Osterhoff, Sascha Sommer and Christian Grüneberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:629
  42. Older informal caregivers are prone to sedentary behavior and obesity. With great caregiving burdens and frequent physical and mental distress, older informal caregivers may have low adherence and poor results...

    Authors: Xinran Liu, Jennifer King, Brandi Boak, Michelle E. Danielson, Robert M. Boudreau, Anne B. Newman, Elizabeth M. Venditti and Steven M. Albert
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:626
  43. With an increasingly ageing population in Australia, more older adults who are frail are living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The aim of this study was to detail the type, scope, and funding of ...

    Authors: Lindsey Brett and Emre Ilhan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:625
  44. 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 22:623

    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:331

  45. Existing evidence links hearing loss to depressive symptoms, with the extent of association and underlying mechanisms remaining inconclusive. We conducted a cross-sectional study to examine the association of ...

    Authors: Hao Huang, Jiao Wang, Chao Qiang Jiang, Feng Zhu, Ya Li Jin, Tong Zhu, Wei Sen Zhang and Lin Xu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:620

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