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  1. Higher levels of happiness are associated with longer life expectancy. Our study assessed the extent to which various factors explain the protective effect of happiness on all-cause mortality risk, and whether...

    Authors: Cai Feng Song, Peter Kay Chai Tay, Xinyi Gwee, Shiou Liang Wee and Tze Pin Ng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:440
  2. Although the positive influence of social activity on health is now well-established, a complex relationship exists among social participation, personal, social and the environment. Social participation of old...

    Authors: C. Allyson Jones, Gian S. Jhangri, Shelby S. Yamamoto, David B. Hogan, Heather Hanson, Mélanie Levasseur, Ernesto Morales and France Légaré
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:439
  3. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Japan, a super-aged society, is increasing and poses a major public health issue. Several studies have reported sex differences in the association between age and...

    Authors: Yuji Hiramatsu, Hiroo Ide and Yuji Furui
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:438
  4. Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide, but there is a lack of data on whether cardiovascular health (CVH) is associated with elderly mortality in China. We investigated the rel...

    Authors: Shimin Chen, Haowei Li, Shengshu Wang, Shanshan Yang, Shaohua Liu, Yang Song, Xuehang Li, Rongrong Li, Jianhua Wang, Miao Liu and Yao He
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:437
  5. Post-operative delirium (POD) is an acute brain failure which may occur following major surgery, with serious implications for participants and caregivers. Evidence regarding optimal anaesthetic management for...

    Authors: Iain J. McCullagh, Barbara Salas, Andrew Teodorczuk and Mark Callaghan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:436
  6. Medication reviews in primary care provide an opportunity to review and discuss the safety and appropriateness of a person’s medicines. However, there is limited evidence about access to and the impact of rout...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Joseph, Roger D. Knaggs, Carol A. C. Coupland, Amelia Taylor, Yana Vinogradova, Debbie Butler, Louisa Gerrard, David Waldram, Barbara Iyen, Ralph K. Akyea, Darren M. Ashcroft, Anthony J. Avery and Ruth H. Jack
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:435
  7. Home care aides play an important role in providing long-term care services, but there is currently an insufficient supply of workers to meet the growing demand in Taiwan due to the increasing number of older ...

    Authors: Yung-Ning Hung and Tzu-Ying Chiu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:434
  8. The spread of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection has been prolonged, with the highly contagious Omicron variant becoming the predominant variant by 2022. Many patients admitted...

    Authors: Koki Kawamura, Aiko Osawa, Masanori Tanimoto, Hitoshi Kagaya, Toshihiro Matsuura and Hidenori Arai
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:433
  9. Hip fractures are common in elderly patients, and almost all the patients undergo surgery. This study aimed to develop a novel modified lymphocyte C-reactive protein (CRP) score (mLCS) to simply and convenient...

    Authors: Zile He, Chuangxin Zhang, Mingzi Ran, Xin Deng, Zilin Wang, Yanhong Liu, Hao Li, Jingsheng Lou, Weidong Mi and Jiangbei Cao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:432
  10. Group model building (GMB), is a qualitative focus group like study design from the field of system dynamics, that leads a group of topic experts (often key stakeholders of a problem), through a set of scripte...

    Authors: Oscar S Smeekes, Hanna C Willems, Ilse Blomberg, Etiënne A J A Rouwette and Bianca M Buurman
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:431
  11. Deprescribing, defined as discontinuing or reducing the dose of medications that are no longer needed or for which the risks outweigh the benefits is a way to reduce polypharmacy. In 2022, the US Deprescribing...

    Authors: Pierre Nizet, Adrien Evin, Emma Brociero, Caroline Victorri Vigneau and Jean-François Huon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:428
  12. The Seniors Exercise Park program is an evidence-based outdoor physical and social activity program designed originally for older people with no cognitive impairment. This study aimed to pilot this program for...

    Authors: Pazit Levinger, Anita M. Y. Goh, Jeremy Dunn, Josephine Katite, Ritu Paudel, Adrian Onofrio, Frances Batchelor, Maya G. Panisset and Keith D. Hill
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:426
  13. The outcomes of rapid response systems (RRS) are poorly established in older people. We examined the outcomes in older inpatients at a tertiary hospital that uses a 2-tier RRS, including the outcomes of each t...

    Authors: David Basic and Danielle Ní Chróinín
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:425
  14. Timely discharge to post-acute care (PAC) settings, such as skilled nursing facilities, requires early identification of eligible patients. We sought to develop and internally validate a model which predicts a...

    Authors: Monisha C. Bhatia, Jonathan P. Wanderer, Gen Li, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld and Eduard E. Vasilevskis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:424
  15. The growing trend of ageing population has become a worldwide concern. In comparison with the youth, older people are more likely to suffer from multimorbidity and polypharmacy, both of which are associated wi...

    Authors: Yong Zhao, Jianchun Wang, Xiaojuan Zhu, Xiyu Zhang, Yahui Zhang, Wen Zhang and Yan Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:423
  16. Major bleeding, and intracranial bleeding specifically, are severe complications related to the use of anticoagulation. To what extent the risk for major bleeding is elevated among frail older people is not we...

    Authors: LAR Zwart, T Germans, R Vogels, S Simsek, MEW Hemels and RWMM Jansen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:422
  17. Social frailty is associated with Fear of Falling (FoF) and health-related quality of life (HrQoL). However, how social frailty simultaneously influences FoF and HrQoL remains unclear. The study aims to unders...

    Authors: Kuan-Ying Wu, Duan-Rung Chen, Chang-Chuan Chan, Yen-Po Yeh and Hsiu-Hsi Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:421
  18. Reminiscence therapy is known as an effective intervention method for elderly with various health conditions. This study was to provide basic data for contributing to the spread and development of effective in...

    Authors: Eunyoung Shin, Myeongshin Kim, Seyoon Kim and Sohyune Sok
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:420
  19. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of multimorbidity and its associated factors among the older population in China to propose policy recommendations for the management of chronic diseases in older...

    Authors: Wenqing Ni, Xueli Yuan, Yan Zhang, Hongmin Zhang, Yijing Zheng and Jian Xu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:419
  20. Hemorrhage is a potential and serious adverse drug reaction, especially for geriatric patients with long-term administration of rivaroxaban. It is essential to establish an effective model for predicting bleed...

    Authors: Cheng Chen, Chun Yin, Yanhu Wang, Jing Zeng, Shuili Wang, Yurong Bao, Yixuan Xu, Tongbo Liu, Jiao Fan and Xian Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:418
  21. Advances in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) treatment have reduced mortality rates and consequently increased the number of individuals with HIV living into older age. Despite this, people aged 50 years and...

    Authors: Kristina Marie Kokorelias, Anna Grosse, Alice Zhabokritsky and Luxey Sirisegaram
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:417
  22. The health outcomes of geriatric patients exposed to surgery were found to be enhanced by social support and stress management. The aim of this study was to characterise the relationship between oxytocin and n...

    Authors: Wanru Dong, Zengbo Ding, Xiao Wu, Ran Wan, Ying Liu, Liubao Pei and Weili Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:416
  23. Osteosarcopenia is a syndrome characterized by the co-existence of osteoporosis and sarcopenia. This study aimed to examine the relationship between various types of physical activity and osteosarcopenia in co...

    Authors: Byung Chan Lee, Kang Hee Cho and Chang-Won Moon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:415
  24. The benefit of inpatient comprehensive geriatric assessment on patient survival and function has been demonstrated among frail older patients. However, the influence of outpatient geriatric evaluation and mana...

    Authors: Pei-Chia Yen, Yu-Tai Lo, Chih-Cheng Lai, Ching-Chi Lee, Ching-Ju Fang, Chia-Ming Chang and Yi-Ching Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:414
  25. Propofol-based sedations are widely used in elderly patients for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure, but respiratory depression and cardiovascular adverse events commonly occur. Ma...

    Authors: Jie Chen, Ke Qian, Chun-hong Liu, Xiao-li Li, Yan Chen and Jin-quan Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:413
  26. Life-space mobility (LSM) is an important aspect of older adults’ real-life mobility. Studies have shown that restricted LSM is a risk factor for many adverse outcomes such as low quality of life and mortality...

    Authors: Julia Seinsche, Carl-Philipp Jansen, Sandro Roth, Wiebren Zijlstra, Timo Hinrichs and Eleftheria Giannouli
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:412
  27. Pre-frailty is an intermediate, potentially reversible state before the onset of frailty. Healthy dietary choices may prevent pre-frailty. Fish is included in most healthy diets, but little is known about the ...

    Authors: Dina Moxness Konglevoll, Lene Frost Andersen, Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock, Bjørn Heine Strand, Magne Thoresen, Torunn Holm Totland, Anette Hjartåker and Monica Hauger Carlsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:411
  28. Few studies have explored the prognostic role of nontraditional lipid-related indicators in non-disabling ischemic cerebrovascular events (NICE). In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between...

    Authors: Zhongzhong Liu, Xuemei Lin, Lingxia Zeng, Huan Zhang, Weiyan Guo, Qingli Lu, Congli Huang, Jing Wang, Pei Liu, Qiaoqiao Chang, Mi Zhang, Yan Huo, Yan Wang, Fang Wang and Songdi Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:410
  29. In general, urinary and faecal incontinence is a multifaceted problem that is associated with increasing burdens for those affected, a massive impairment of quality of life and economic consequences. Incontine...

    Authors: Stefan Schmidt, Alexandra Neumann, Julie Muller, Anja Schweitzer, Katharina Ingrid Gölly and Julio Brandl
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:409
  30. Chronic use of hypnotic agents is prevalent in older adults, who as a result are at increased risk for certain adverse events, such as day-time drowsiness and falls. Multiple strategies to discontinue hypnotic...

    Authors: Lorenz Van der Linden, Julie Hias, Astrid Liesenborghs, Karolien Walgraeve, Pieter Van Brantegem, Laura Hellemans, Koen Milisen and Jos Tournoy
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:407
  31. Nursing homes (NHs) have been particularly affected by COVID-19. The aim of this study is to estimate the burden of COVID-19 and to investigate factors associated with mortality during the first epidemic wave ...

    Authors: Fabrice Mbalayen, Sarah Mir, Valentine de l’Estoile, Aude Letty, Solenn Le Bruchec, Manon Pondjikli, Elise Seringe, Gilles Berrut, Fariba Kabirian, Marie-Anne Fourrier, Didier Armaingaud, Loïc Josseran, Elisabeth Delarocque-Astagneau and Sylvain Gautier
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:406
  32. Persons with dementia encounter time-related problems and significant others often need to provide support in daily time management and use of time assistive technology (AT). Further research has been requeste...

    Authors: Ann-Christine Persson, Lena Dahlberg, Gunnel Janeslätt, Marika Möller and Monika Löfgren
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:405
  33. Previous studies have shown that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can cause sarcopenia; however, these conditions may have a bidirectional association. This study aimed to explore the longitudinal association b...

    Authors: Chun Luo, Rui-yan Liu, Guang-wu Zhang, Fei Hu, Yu-hong Jin and Bing-yang Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:404
  34. Elderly adults are at higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome (MetS). The present study aims to investigate the relationship between lipid ratios and MetS in the elderly population.

    Authors: Farhad Saeedi, Elnaz Baqeri, Ali Bidokhti, Mitra Moodi, Farshad Sharifi and Seyed Mohammad Riahi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:403
  35. Long-term and end-of-life (EOL) care for older adults has become a global concern due to extended longevity, which is generally accompanied by increased rates of disability. However, differences in the rates o...

    Authors: Zhong Li, Ziqin Ding and Panpan Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:402
  36. Use of anticholinergic (ACH) medications is associated with increased risk of cognitive decline in the elderly. However, little is known about this association from a health plan perspective.

    Authors: Insiya B. Poonawalla, Yihua Xu, Rainelle Gaddy, Alex James, Matt Ruble, Salina Burns, Suzanne W. Dixon and Brandon T. Suehs
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:401
  37. Walking is an important factor in daily life. Among older adults, gait function declines with age. In contrast to the many studies revealing gait differences between young adults and older adults, few studies ...

    Authors: Eunhye Chung, Su-Hyun Lee, Hwang-Jae Lee and Yun-Hee Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:400
  38. Geriatric depression has become a serious public health problem, and reduced autobiographical memory and increased overgeneral memory, as the main cognitive markers of depression, are not only associated with ...

    Authors: Yuejin Wu, Xin Zhang, Tianzhuo Yu, Xin Sui, Yuewei Li, Haiyan Xu, Ting Zeng, Xin Leng, Lijing Zhao and Feng Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:398
  39. Although people with cognitive impairment highly value social participation in out-of-home activities, their families typically perceive concerns and experience anxiety over such activities. This study aimed t...

    Authors: Shuji Tsuda, Hiroshige Matsumoto, Shun Takehara, Tomoyuki Yabuki and Satoko Hotta
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:396
  40. We aimed to demonstrate the associations between social interactions within social distancing norms during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and cognitive function among South Korean older adults.

    Authors: Il Yun, Yu Shin Park, Eun-Cheol Park, Hee-Won Jung and Jaeyong Shin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:395
  41. Hospitals are incentivized to reduce rehospitalization rates, creating an emphasis on skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for post-hospital discharge. How rehospitalization rates vary depending on patient and SN...

    Authors: Juan Camilo David Gomez, Amy Cochran, Maureen Smith and Gabriel Zayas-Cabán
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:394
  42. Population ageing is considered one of the biggest challenges facing the world, and the status of the elderly in society and their quality of life (QOL) have proved to be a concern in professional and scientif...

    Authors: Nahid Salehi, Majid Yousefi Afrashteh, Mohammad Reza Majzoobi, Arash Ziapour, Parisa Janjani and Sahar Karami
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:393
  43. The public health measures imposed in many countries to contain the spread of COVID-19 resulted in significant suspensions in the provision of support and care for people with dementia. The negative effects of...

    Authors: Emma Harding, Sam Rossi-Harries, Esther Vera Gerritzen, Nikki Zimmerman, Zoe Hoare, Danielle Proctor, Emilie Brotherhood, Sebastian Crutch and Aida Suárez-González
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:392
  44. Older adults are at increased risk for disease severity and poorer prognosis following COVID-19 infection. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to explore the impact of multidisciplinary reha...

    Authors: Aoife McCarthy, Rose Galvin, Frances Dockery, Kara McLoughlin, Margaret O’Connor, Gillian Corey, Aoife Whiston, Leonora Carey, Fiona Steed, Audrey Tierney and Katie Robinson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:391

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