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  1. This study explores whether a sex difference in sensitivity to (strength of the association) and/or in exposure to (prevalence) determinants of gait speed contributes to the observed lower gait speed among old...

    Authors: Lena D. Sialino, Laura A. Schaap, Sandra H. van Oostrom, H. Susan J. Picavet, Johannes W.R. Twisk, W. M. Monique Verschuren, Marjolein Visser and Hanneke A.H. Wijnhoven

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:340

    Content type: Research

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  2. The Pittsburgh Fatigability Scale (PFS) was developed to capture fatigue and demand in a single tool, filling a gap that no validated questionnaire existed to measure perceived fatigability. Since fatigability...

    Authors: Yixin Hu, Hangming Zhang, Weihao Xu, Ming Zhao, Juan Liu, Linna Wu, Lin Zou, Jing Zuo, Yunxia Liu, Li Fan, Woei-Nan Bair, Yujia (Susanna) Qiao and Nancy W. Glynn

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:336

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  3. The high burden of chronic conditions, coupled with various physical, mental, and psychosocial changes that accompany the phenomenon of aging, may limit the functional ability of older adults. This study aims ...

    Authors: Saruna Ghimire, Grish Paudel, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Mahmood Parvez, Binod Rayamajhee, Pravash Paudel, Man Kumar Tamang and Uday Narayan Yadav

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:335

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  4. Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric syndrome in older hospitalized patients. Previous studies have suggested that inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to the pathophysiology of delirium. However, it ...

    Authors: Yanli Zhao, Jirong Yue, Peng Lei, Taiping Lin, Xuchao Peng, Dongmei Xie, Langli Gao, Xiaoyu Shu and Chenkai Wu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:334

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Older people who are non-weight-bearing after a lower limb fracture are at risk of poor outcomes but there are no clinical guidelines for this group of patients. Given the paucity of the research evidence base...

    Authors: S. Aloraibi, J. Gladman, D. Godfrey, V. Booth, K. Robinson, E. Lunt, A. Caswell, M. Kerr, B. Ollivere and A. L. Gordon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:332

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Existing research indicates that tea drinking may exert beneficiary effects on mental health. However, associations between different types of tea intake and mental health such as depression have not been full...

    Authors: Yao Yao, Huashuai Chen, Lele Chen, Sang-Yhun Ju, Huazhen Yang, Yi Zeng, Danan Gu and Tze Pin Ng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:331

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Soluble suppression of tumorigenesis-2 (sST2) was reported to be associated with cognitive performance and risk of incident stroke. However, the impact of sST2 on cognitive function after ischemic stroke is un...

    Authors: Yinwei Zhu, Chongquan Fang, Qi Zhang, Yaling Lu, Rui Zhang, Aili Wang, Xiaoqing Bu, Jintao Zhang, Zhong Ju, Yonghong Zhang, Tan Xu and Chongke Zhong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:330

    Content type: Research

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  8. The present study aimed to investigate the relation between anemia and hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration, physical performance, and cognitive function in a large sample of Iranian elderly population.

    Authors: Maryam Marzban, Iraj Nabipour, Akram Farhadi, Afshin Ostovar, Bagher Larijani, Amir Hossein Darabi, Elnaz Shabankari and Mohamad Gholizade

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:329

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  9. Recent evidence suggests that sodium imbalances may be associated with cognitive impairment; however, the association between specific domains of cognition remains unclear. This study examines the association ...

    Authors: Sohyae Lee, Jin-young Min, Beom Kim, Sang-Won Ha, Jeohng Ho Han and Kyoung-bok Min

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:328

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Growing evidence shows the effects of psychotropic drugs on the evolution of dementia. Until now, only a few studies have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of psychotropic drugs in institutionalized dementia pa...

    Authors: Mireia Massot Mesquida, Frans Folkvord, Gemma Seda, Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva and Pere Torán Monserrat

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:327

    Content type: Research

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  11. Optimal supportive end of life care for frail, older adults in long term care (LTC) homes involves symptom management, family participation, advance care plans, and organizational support. This 2-phase study a...

    Authors: Patricia M. Harasym, Misha Afzaal, Sarah Brisbin, Aynharan Sinnarajah, Lorraine Venturato, Patrick Quail, Sharon Kaasalainen, Sharon Straus, Tamara Sussman, Navjot Virk and Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:326

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  12. Recently, there is an increased number of studies that use 360° virtual reality (VR) video for medical and rehabilitative purposes. However, the 360° VR video experience for older adults has not yet been inves...

    Authors: Namsu Lee, Wonjae Choi and Seungwon Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:325

    Content type: Technical advance

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  13. Only a small proportion of older patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) seek professional help. Difficulties in accessing treatment may contribute to this problem. Guided self-help based on the princ...

    Authors: Philippe Landreville, Patrick Gosselin, Sébastien Grenier and Pierre-Hugues Carmichael

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:324

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Anabolic steroid has been suggested as a supplement during hip fracture rehabilitation and a Cochrane Review recommended further trials. The aim was to determine feasibility and preliminary effect of a 12-week...

    Authors: Signe Hulsbæk, Thomas Bandholm, Ilija Ban, Nicolai Bang Foss, Jens-Erik Beck Jensen, Henrik Kehlet and Morten Tange Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:323

    Content type: Research

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  15. Violence against older adults is a well-recognised socio-psychological and public health problem. It is uncared-for, undiagnosed, and an untreated problem that is widespread across both developed and developin...

    Authors: Debashree Sinha, Prem Shankar Mishra, Shobhit Srivastava and Pradeep Kumar

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:322

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Few studies have focused on exploring the clinical characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 in older patients. We conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis to have a better understanding of the clinic...

    Authors: Sunny Singhal, Pramod Kumar, Sumitabh Singh, Srishti Saha and Aparajit Ballav Dey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:321

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  17. Age is considered as one of the most important risk-factor for many types of solid and hematological cancers, as their incidence increases with age in parallel to the ever-growing elderly population. Moreover,...

    Authors: Abdurraouf Mokhtar Mahmoud, Federica Biello, Paola Maria Maggiora, Riccardo Bruna, Giovanni Burrafato, Miriam Cappelli, Feba Varughese, Veronica Martini, Francesca Platini, Clara Deambrogi, Andrea Patriarca, Maura Nicolosi, Ajay ram Vachanaram, Carla Pisani, Eleonora Ferrara, Elvira Catania…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:320

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Hospital admissions for severe hypoglycemia are associated with significant healthcare costs, decreased quality of life, and increased morbidity and mortality, especially for older adults with diabetes. Unders...

    Authors: Weronika E. Pasciak, David N. Berg, Emily Cherlin, Terri Fried and Kasia J. Lipska

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:318

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) is a common problem among elderly inpatients because many elderly patients are admitted for pneumonia or other conditions that necessitate antibiotic treatment. In the supe...

    Authors: Yoko Takedani, Tsukasa Nakamura, Noriko Fukiwake, Toshihiro Imada, Junji Mashino and Takeshi Morimoto

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:317

    Content type: Research

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  20. Long-term care units’ residents do not constitute a homogeneous population. Providing effective care, tailored to individual needs, is crucial in this context. It can be facilitated by suitable tools and metho...

    Authors: Sławomir Tobis, Krystyna Jaracz, Sylwia Kropińska, Dorota Talarska, Juanita Hoe, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis and Aleksandra Suwalska

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:316

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  21. With the improvement of life expectancy, the world faces increasing demands for care of older persons. In this manuscript, we define the characteristics of primary informal caregivers (PIC) of patients aged 75...

    Authors: C. Eyaloba, I. De Brauwer, S. Cès, F. Benoit, S. Gillain, L. Pesch, H. Rouvière and S. De Breucker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:315

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  22. The rapidly aging societies worldwide and in Singapore present a unique challenge, requiring an integrated multidisciplinary approach to address high-value targets such as muscle health. We propose pragmatic e...

    Authors: Samuel T. H. Chew, Geetha Kayambu, Charles Chin Han Lew, Tze Pin Ng, Fangyi Ong, Jonathan Tan, Ngiap Chuan Tan and Shuen-Loong Tham

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:314

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  23. Nuts are nutrient-rich and reported to provide some cognitive and cardiometabolic health benefits, but limited studies have focused on older adults. This study investigated the cross-sectional relationship bet...

    Authors: Sze-Yen Tan, Ekavi N. Georgousopoulou, Barbara R. Cardoso, Robin M. Daly and Elena S. George

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:313

    Content type: Research

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  24. Up to 70% of nursing home patients with dementia suffer from sleep problems. Light is the main zeitgeber to the circadian system and thus has a fundamental impact on sleep-wake behaviour. Low indoor light leve...

    Authors: Gunnhild J. Hjetland, Eirin Kolberg, Ståle Pallesen, Eirunn Thun, Inger Hilde Nordhus, Bjørn Bjorvatn and Elisabeth Flo-Groeneboom

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:312

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) disability is a common health burden in aging populations. The identification of high-risk individuals is essential for timely targeted interventions. Although pr...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Huijie Cui, Qiuzhi Chen, Yan Li, Chunxia Yang and Yanfang Yang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:311

    Content type: Research

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  26. The geriatric depression scale (GDS) is used widely as a screening instrument for depression worldwide. The present study aims to examine the reliability and validity of the GDS with 30 items (GDS-30) in Chine...

    Authors: Feifei Huang, Huijun Wang, Zhihong Wang, Jiguo Zhang, Wenwen Du, Xiaofang Jia, Liusen Wang and Bing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:310

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  27. In the long-term use of multiple medications for elderly patients diagnosed with chronic diseases, medication problems are prominent, which seriously reduces their quality of life. The burden of medications of...

    Authors: Yongli Wang, Xiaodan Li, Dongmei Jia, Beilei Lin, Bo Fu, Bei Qi and Zhenxiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:308

    Content type: Research

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  28. End of life care for residents with advanced dementia in the aged care setting is complex. There is prolonged and progressive cognitive decline, uncertain disease trajectory, significant symptom burden and inf...

    Authors: Jessica A. L. Borbasi, Allison Tong, Alison Ritchie, Christopher J. Poulos and Josephine M. Clayton

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:306

    Content type: Research article

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  29. This protocol describes an ongoing study of the impact of befriending on depression, anxiety and loneliness in older people living in residential aged care facilities in Australia. While systematic reviews of ...

    Authors: Colleen Doyle, Sunil Bhar, Christina Bryant, Briony Dow, David Dunt, George Mnatzaganian, Daniel O’Connor, Julie Ratcliffe, Emily You, Anne-Marie Bagnall, Georgia Major, Robin Harper and Marcia Fearn

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:305

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. The status of household headship accorded to the older members of the family is often symbolic and seldom vested with some control over resources. The increased dependency and diminished ability to contribute ...

    Authors: Shobhit Srivastava, S. K. Singh, Manish Kumar and T. Muhammad

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:304

    Content type: Research

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  31. Chronic disease management models of care provide an opportunity to assist home care clients to manage their disease burden. However, pragmatic trial management practices and lessons learned from such models a...

    Authors: Darly Dash, Connie Schumacher, Aaron Jones and Andrew P. Costa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:303

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most frequent cause of cognitive impairment. Community knowledge of the disease has proven to be a very important aspect of the development of interventions and the evaluation o...

    Authors: A. Carnes, E. Barallat-Gimeno, A. Galvan, B. Lara, A. Lladó, J. Contador-Muñana, A. Vega-Rodriguez, M. A. Escobar and G. Piñol-Ripoll

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:302

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  33. The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on people living with dementia and their carers is an emerging focus of recent research determining how we can best support this population. People living with dementia have...

    Authors: Remco Tuijt, Rachael Frost, Jane Wilcock, Louise Robinson, Jill Manthorpe, Greta Rait and Kate Walters

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:301

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  34. Smell, taste and trigeminal disorders likely have a substantial impact on human daily life. However, data regarding the prevalence of these disorders in Norway are scarce. The aim of this study was to investig...

    Authors: Anne Thea Tveit Sødal, Preet Bano Singh, Rasa Skudutyte-Rysstad, My Tien Diep and Lene Hystad Hove

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:300

    Content type: Research

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  35. Early identification of older cardiac patients at high risk of readmission or mortality facilitates targeted deployment of preventive interventions. In the Netherlands, the frailty tool of the Dutch Safety Man...

    Authors: Patricia Jepma, Lotte Verweij, Arno Tijssen, Martijn W. Heymans, Isabelle Flierman, Corine H. M. Latour, Ron J. G. Peters, Wilma J. M. Scholte op Reimer, Bianca M. Buurman and Gerben ter Riet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:299

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  36. The rapid development of technology such as sensors and artificial intelligence in recent years enables monitoring frailty criteria to assess frailty early and accurately from a remote location such as a home....

    Authors: Chao Bian, Bing Ye, Anna Hoonakker and Alex Mihailidis

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:298

    Content type: Research

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  37. Sarcopenia is a disorder associated with age that reduces the mass of skeletal muscles, the strength of muscles, and/or physical activity. It increases the risk of fall incidence which can result in fractures,...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Chen, Lisha Hou, Ying Zhang, Shuyue Luo and Birong Dong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:296

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Home care clients are typically older and have some degree of medical, physical, cognitive or social conditions that require formal or informal support to promote healthy aging in the community. Home care clie...

    Authors: Connie Schumacher, Darly Dash, Fabrice Mowbray, Lindsay Klea and Andrew Costa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:295

    Content type: Research

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  39. Tai Chi exercise has been reported to enhance physical and mental health in the older adults; however, the mechanism remains elusive.

    Authors: Lili Li, Jingjing Wang, Shaoying Guo, Yangqi Xing, Xiongwen Ke, Yinghao Chen, Yuan He, Shun Wang, Jiayu Wang, Xinwu Cui, Zhihua Wang and Lixu Tang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:293

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  40. This study aimed to investigate the associations of sarcopenia and its defining components with cognitive function in community-dwelling oldest old (over 80 years old) in China.

    Authors: Anying Bai, Weihao Xu, Jing Sun, Juan Liu, Xinli Deng, Linna Wu, Xiao Zou, Jing Zuo, Lin Zou, Yunxia Liu, Hengge Xie, Xiaohong Zhang, Li Fan and Yixin Hu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:292

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  41. Many older adults prefer to live alone in their own homes, with age-related issues in physical movement, regardless of their cultural background. Importantly, however, to identify the features of successfully ...

    Authors: So Im Ryu, BeLong Cho, Sun Ju Chang, Hana Ko, Yu Mi Yi, Eun-Young Noh, Hye Ryung Cho and Yeon-Hwan Park

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:291

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  42. Understanding the specific characteristics of the patients with dementia is essential in developing services required to meet their needs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the patterns of use of ho...

    Authors: Wen-Fu Wang, Yung-Yu Su, Kai-Ming Jhang and Chun-Min Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:290

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  43. A growing number of elderly patients hospitalized for Acute Heart Failure (AHF) are being managed in cardiogeriatrics departments, but their characteristics and prognosis are poorly known. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Berthelot, Amaury Broussier, Thibaud Damy, Cristiano Donadio, Stephane Cosson, Xavier Rovani, Emmanuel Salengro, Gilles Billebeau, Richard Megbemado, Noomen Rekik, Christian Godreuil, Kevin Richard, Jason Shourick, Patrick Assayag, Joel Belmin, Jean Philippe David…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:288

    Content type: Research

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