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  1. Content type: Research article

    Multimorbidity and frailty are relevant conditions among older adult population. There is growing evidence about their association with poor health outcomes like disability, worst quality of life, and death. N...

    Authors: Ana Rivera-Almaraz, Betty Manrique-Espinoza, José Alberto Ávila-Funes, Somnath Chatterji, Nirmala Naidoo, Paul Kowal and Aarón Salinas-Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:236

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    The prevalence of vision and hearing loss is higher amongst older individuals with dementia, as well as higher in long-term care settings than in the wider community. However, the incidence of sensory impairme...

    Authors: Fiona Höbler, Xochil Argueta-Warden, Miriam Rodríguez-Monforte, Astrid Escrig-Pinol, Walter Wittich and Katherine S. McGilton

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:235

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    The conventional scores of the neuropsychological batteries are not fully optimized for diagnosing dementia despite their variety and abundance of information. To achieve low-cost high-accuracy diagnose perfor...

    Authors: Hyun-Soo Choi, Jin Yeong Choe, Hanjoo Kim, Ji Won Han, Yeon Kyung Chi, Kayoung Kim, Jongwoo Hong, Taehyun Kim, Tae Hui Kim, Sungroh Yoon and Ki Woong Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:234

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Health concerns, such as frailty and osteoporotic fractures decrease functional capacity and increase use of health and social care services in the aging population. The ability to continue living at home is d...

    Authors: Paula Soukkio, Sara Suikkanen, Sanna Kääriä, Hannu Kautiainen, Sarianna Sipilä, Katriina Kukkonen-Harjula and Markku Hupli

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:232

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  5. Content type: Research article

    As the population is aging, the number of persons living with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) is expected to increase. This review seeks to answer two research questions from the perspectives of older adults...

    Authors: Katherine S. McGilton, Shirin Vellani, Lily Yeung, Jawad Chishtie, Elana Commisso, Jenny Ploeg, Melissa K. Andrew, Ana Patricia Ayala, Mikaela Gray, Debra Morgan, Amanda Froehlich Chow, Edna Parrott, Doug Stephens, Lori Hale, Margaret Keatings, Jennifer Walker…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:231

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    Falls and fractures are extremely frequent in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Therefore, a fall and fracture prevention program was started in nearly 1000 LTCFs in Bavaria/Germany between 2007 and 2010. The...

    Authors: Patrick Roigk, Clemens Becker, Claudia Schulz, Hans-Helmut König and Kilian Rapp

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:233

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Stair ascent is one of the most important and challenging activities of daily living to maintain mobility and independence in elderly adults. Recently, various types of wearable walking assist robots have been...

    Authors: Dong-Seok Kim, Hwang-Jae Lee, Su-Hyun Lee, Won Hyuk Chang, Junwon Jang, Byung-Ok Choi, Gyu-Ha Ryu and Yun-Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:230

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The family often takes care of an elderly person who suddenly becomes dependent. This greatly affects different aspects of the caregivers’ lives. The aim of this study is to explore the initial experiences, du...

    Authors: Lourdes Moral-Fernández, Antonio Frías-Osuna, Sara Moreno-Cámara, Pedro A. Palomino-Moral and Rafael Del-Pino-Casado

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:228

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Social wellbeing factors such as loneliness and social support have a major impact on the health of older adults and can contribute to physical and mental wellbeing. However, with increasing age, social contac...

    Authors: Gabrielle Lindsay-Smith, Grant O’Sullivan, Rochelle Eime, Jack Harvey and Jannique G. Z. van Uffelen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:226

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies show conflicting results regarding the association between cognition and life-space mobility, and little is known regarding the mediators and moderators of the associat...

    Authors: François Béland, Dominic Julien, Nathalie Bier, Johanne Desrosiers, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat and Louise Demers

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:227

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The association between handgrip strength combined with body mass index (BMI) and cognitive impairment has not been thoroughly examined. We aimed to investigate whether the relationship between handgrip streng...

    Authors: Su-min Jeong, Seulggie Choi, Kyuwoong Kim, Sung Min Kim, Sujin Kim and Sang Min Park

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:225

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  12. Content type: Research article

    With an ageing population and widening indications for pacemakers implantation, the number of persons carrying an implant is steadily increasing. The routine follow-up is thus a heavy burden for the respective...

    Authors: Antonio Lopez-Villegas, Daniel Catalan-Matamoros, Remedios Lopez-Liria, Terje Enebakk, Hilde Thunhaug and Knut Tore Lappegård

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:223

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Existing studies in developed countries show that social participation has beneficial effects on the functional ability of older adults, but research on Chinese older people is limited. This study examined the...

    Authors: Min Gao, Zhihong Sa, Yanyu Li, Weijun Zhang, Donghua Tian, Shengfa Zhang and Linni Gu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:224

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The relevance of femoral neck fractures (FNFs) increases with the ageing of numerous societies, injury-related decline is observed in many patients. Treatment strategies have evolved towards primary joint repl...

    Authors: Franziska Saxer, Patrick Studer, Marcel Jakob, Norbert Suhm, Rachel Rosenthal, Salome Dell-Kuster, Werner Vach and Nicolas Bless

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:222

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most prevalent infections in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Numerous studies have described the problem of inadequate UTI diagnosis and treatment. We assessed the ro...

    Authors: J. Haaijman, E. E. Stobberingh, L. W. van Buul, C. M. P. M. Hertogh and H. Horninge

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:221

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D deficiency is known to be highly prevalent in older persons. However, the prevalence in the subgroup of frail older hospitalized patients is not clear. We sought to investigate the prevalence and pre...

    Authors: Simon Friedrich Boettger, Bjoern Angersbach, Christiane Nicola Klimek, Ana Lemos Monteiro Wanderley, Azim Shaibekov, Lars Sieske, Baigang Wang, Matthias Zuchowski, Rainer Wirth and Maryam Pourhassan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:219

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Delirium is a common and serious clinical syndrome which is often missed in routine clinical care. The core cognitive feature is inattention. We developed a novel bedside neuropsychological test for assessing ...

    Authors: Lisa-Marie Rutter, Eva Nouzova, David J. Stott, Christopher J. Weir, Valentina Assi, Jennifer H. Barnett, Caoimhe Clarke, Nikki Duncan, Jonathan Evans, Samantha Green, Kirsty Hendry, Meigan McGinlay, Jenny McKeever, Duncan G. Middleton, Stuart Parks, Robert Shaw…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:217

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Driving is related to social participation; therefore older drivers may be reluctant to cease driving. Continuation of driving has also been reported in a large proportion of patients with cognitive impairment...

    Authors: Dafne Piersma, Anselm B. M. Fuermaier, Dick De Waard, Ragnhild J. Davidse, Jolieke De Groot, Michelle J. A. Doumen, Rudolf W. H. M. Ponds, Peter P. De Deyn, Wiebo H. Brouwer and Oliver Tucha

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:216

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Emerging studies have investigated the association between different anthropometric indices with diabetes risk but the results were inconsistent. The aims of the study were to examine the associations of diffe...

    Authors: Jing Yang, Fei Wang, Jing Wang, Xu Han, Hua Hu, Caizheng Yu, Jing Yuan, Ping Yao, Xiaoping Miao, Sheng Wei, Youjie Wang, Weihong Chen, Yuan Liang, Huan Guo, Xiaomin Zhang, Dan Zheng…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:218

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at heightened risk of developing dementia. Rapid advances in computing technology have enabled researchers to conduct cognitive training and rehabilitation ...

    Authors: Shaoqing Ge, Zheng Zhu, Bei Wu and Eleanor S. McConnell

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:213

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Safe and stable walking is a complex process involving the interaction of neuromuscular, sensory and cognitive functions. As physical and cognitive functions deteriorate with ageing, training of both functions...

    Authors: Sarianna Sipilä, Anna Tirkkonen, Tuomo Hänninen, Pia Laukkanen, Markku Alen, Roger A. Fielding, Miia Kivipelto, Katja Kokko, Jenni Kulmala, Taina Rantanen, Sanna E. Sihvonen, Elina Sillanpää, Anna Stigsdotter-Neely and Timo Törmäkangas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:215

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Identifying and treating people in a pre-frail state may be an effective way to prevent or delay frailty and preserve their functional capacity. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of, and compliance with,...

    Authors: Prasun Chatterjee, Prakash Kumar, Ramesh Kandel, Ruchika Madan, Meenakshi Tyagi, Deepa Anil Kumar, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Gaurav Desai, Preeti Chaudhary, Shyama Gupta, Kanika Grover and Aparajit Ballav Dey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:212

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The identification of contextual factors that modify associations between client frailty and their health and service use outcomes is essential for informed home health care and policy planning. Our objective ...

    Authors: Colleen J. Maxwell, Michael A. Campitelli, Christina Diong, Luke Mondor, David B. Hogan, Joseph E. Amuah, Sarah Leslie, Dallas Seitz, Sudeep Gill, Kednapa Thavorn, Walter P. Wodchis, Andrea Gruneir, Gary Teare and Susan E. Bronskill

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:211

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  24. Content type: Correction

    Authors: Kimi Estela Kobayashi-Cuya, Ryota Sakurai, Naoko Sakuma, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Masashi Yasunaga, Susumu Ogawa, Toru Takebayashi and Yoshinori Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:210

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    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:192

  25. Content type: Research article

    Making older adults exercise and keeping them in exercise programs is a major challenge. Understanding how older adults prefer to exercise may help developing tailored exercise programs and increase sustained ...

    Authors: Line Skarsem Reitlo, Silvana Bucher Sandbakk, Hallgeir Viken, Nils Petter Aspvik, Jan Erik Ingebrigtsen, Xiangchun Tan, Ulrik Wisløff and Dorthe Stensvold

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:208

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D deficiency and frailty are common with aging. Previous studies examining vitamin D status and frailty have produced mixed results, and in particular, the shape of the association has not been well es...

    Authors: Sang Yhun Ju, June Young Lee and Do Hoon Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:206

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Medication regimens in nursing home (NH) residents with severe dementia should be frequently reviewed to avoid inappropriate medication, overtreatment and adverse drug events, within a comfort care approach. T...

    Authors: Machelle Wilchesky, Gerhard Mueller, Michèle Morin, Martine Marcotte, Philippe Voyer, Michèle Aubin, Pierre-Hugues Carmichael, Nathalie Champoux, Johanne Monette, Anik Giguère, Pierre Durand, René Verreault, Marcel Arcand and Edeltraut Kröger

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:204

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The increasing proportion of people growing old, demands expanded knowledge of how people can experience successful aging. Having a good life while growing old is dependent on several factors such as nutrition...

    Authors: Kjersti Grønning, Geir A. Espnes, Camilla Nguyen, Ana Maria Ferreira Rodrigues, Maria Joao Gregorio, Rute Sousa, Helena Canhão and Beate André

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:205

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Older persons are substantial consumers of both hospital- and community care, and there are discussions regarding the potential for preventing hospitalizations through high quality community care. The present ...

    Authors: Martha Therese Gjestsen, Kolbjørn Brønnick and Ingelin Testad

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:203

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Cognition is a key factor in the regulation of normal walking and dual-task gait assessment is an accepted method to evaluate the relationship. The objective of this study was to create a framework for task co...

    Authors: Susan W. Hunter, Alison Divine, Courtney Frengopoulos and Manuel Montero Odasso

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:202

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Despite progress in surgery and care, hip fracture (HF) remains a catastrophic event, burdened with high risk of mortality and disability. This study aims at identifying predictors of recovering ambulation aft...

    Authors: Francesca Cecchi, Silvia Pancani, Desiderio Antonioli, Lucia Avila, Manuele Barilli, Massimo Gambini, Lucilla Landucci Pellegrini, Emanuela Romano, Chiara Sarti, Margherita Zingoni, Maria Assunta Gabrielli, Federica Vannetti, Guido Pasquini and Claudio Macchi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:201

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Myostatin, its inhibitor follistatin, and growth/differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) have been proposed as factors that could potentially modify biological aging. The study aimed to test whether there is a relat...

    Authors: Elizaveta Fife, Joanna Kostka, Łukasz Kroc, Agnieszka Guligowska, Małgorzata Pigłowska, Bartłomiej Sołtysik, Agnieszka Kaufman-Szymczyk, Krystyna Fabianowska-Majewska and Tomasz Kostka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:200

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Malnutrition in older persons is a public health concern. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of malnutrition and its associated factors among community-dwelling older persons in Sri Lanka.

    Authors: H. D. W. T. Damayanthi, F. M. Moy, K. L. Abdullah and S. D. Dharmaratne

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:199

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Hypovitaminosis D and depressive syndromes are common conditions in old adults. However, little is known about the relationship between vitamin D and depression in exceptional aged people. The objective of thi...

    Authors: Yao Yao, Shihui Fu, Hao Zhang, Nan Li, Qiao Zhu, Fu Zhang, Fuxin Luan, Yali Zhao and Yao He

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:198

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Falls pose major health problems to the middle-aged and older adults and may potentially lead to various levels of injuries. Sleep duration and disturbances have been shown to be associated with falls in liter...

    Authors: Samuel Kwaku Essien, Cindy Xin Feng, Wenjie Sun, Marwa Farag, Longhai Li and Yongqing Gao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:196

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  36. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to determine whether the number of anti-hypertensive medication classes or any change in anti-hypertensive medication were associated with injurious fall among the community-dwelling older pop...

    Authors: Zafirah Banu, Ka Keat Lim, Yu Heng Kwan, Kai Zhen Yap, Hui Ting Ang, Chuen Seng Tan, Warren Fong, Julian Thumboo, Kheng Hock Lee, Truls Ostbye and Lian Leng Low

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:195

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Recently hospitalized patients experience a period of generalized risk of adverse health events. This study examined reasons for, and predictors of, readmission to acute care facilities within 30 and 180 days ...

    Authors: Lloyd D. Hughes and Miles D. Witham

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:197

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Frail community-dwelling older adults, whom might experience problems regarding physical, cognitive, psychological, social and environmental factors, are at risk for adverse outcomes such as disability, instit...

    Authors: Deborah Lambotte, Liesbeth De Donder, Ellen E. De Roeck, Lieve J. Hoeyberghs, Anne van der Vorst, Daan Duppen, Michaël Van der Elst, Bram Fret, Sarah Dury, An-Sofie Smetcoren, Martinus J. M. Kardol, Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Peter Paul De Deyn, Nico De Witte, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:194

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    The presence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older adults increases their fall risk. While physical exercise is effective in reducing falls rate and risk of falls, and cognitive training in improving cog...

    Authors: Donald S. Lipardo and William W. N. Tsang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:193

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Clinical medication reviews (CMR) are increasingly performed in older patients with polypharmacy. Studies have shown positive effects of CMR on process- and intermediate outcomes, like drug-related problems (D...

    Authors: Sanne Verdoorn, Henk-Frans Kwint, Jeanet Blom, Jacobijn Gussekloo and Marcel L. Bouvy

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:190

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    Little is known about the health, nutrition, and quality of life of the aging population in Nepal. Consequently, we aimed to assess the nutritional status, depression and health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...

    Authors: Saruna Ghimire, Binaya Kumar Baral, Buddhi Raj Pokhrel, Asmita Pokhrel, Anushree Acharya, Dipta Amatya, Prabisha Amatya and Shiva Raj Mishra

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:191

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  42. Content type: Research article

    An association between handgrip strength, hand dexterity and global cognition is suggested; however, it is unclear whether both hand motor functions are associated with executive function, which is important f...

    Authors: Kimi Estela Kobayashi-Cuya, Ryota Sakurai, Naoko Sakuma, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Masashi Yasunaga, Susumu Ogawa, Toru Takebayashi and Yoshinori Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:192

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:210

  43. Content type: Research article

    The objectives of this study with a large sample of informal caregivers (CG) were a) to compare health-related outcomes of CGs caring for a patient with dementia and those caring for a relative with another ch...

    Authors: Nina Karg, Elmar Graessel, Ottilie Randzio and Anna Pendergrass

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:189

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Previous cohort studies investigating the association between sarcopenia and the risk of hospitalization have been inconsistent. We performed a meta-analysis to determine if sarcopenia is a predictor of hospit...

    Authors: Xiaoming Zhang, Wenwu Zhang, Conghua Wang, Wuyuan Tao, Qingli Dou and Yunzhi Yang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:188

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Geriatric depression is a societal problem, specifically in those living alone in Korea. This study aims are to investigate (1) how sociodemographic factors, health status, and health behaviors are differently...

    Authors: Heejung Kim, Sooyoung Kwon, Soyun Hong and Sangeun Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:186

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