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  1. Aging and empty-nesting in China are becoming more and more serious. Empty-nesters refer to older adults who were not living with their children, were living alone, or were living independently with their spou...

    Authors: Yang Yu-ting, Yao Miao, Yang Yong-wei, Ye Qiong and Lin Ting
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:925
  2. The chair-stand test is a measure of lower body muscle strength. In a longitudinal study with older adults, we investigated whether results of the five-repetition chair-stand test (CST-5) are associated with i...

    Authors: Bernd Kowall
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:924
  3. There is a growing interest to support extended independent living of people with dementia (PwD) via unobtrusive monitoring (UM) technologies which allow caregivers to remotely monitor lifestyle, health, and s...

    Authors: Christian Wrede, Annemarie Braakman-Jansen and Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:921
  4. To reduce inappropriate polypharmacy, deprescribing should be part of patients’ regular care. Yet deprescribing is difficult to implement, as shown in several studies. Understanding patients’ attitudes towards...

    Authors: Renata Vidonscky Lüthold, Katharina Tabea Jungo, Kristie Rebecca Weir, Anne-Kathrin Geier, Beatrice Scholtes, Donata Kurpas, Dorothea M. G. Wild, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Hans Thulesius, Heidrun Lingner, Radost Assenova, Rosalinde K. E. Poortvliet, Vanja Lazic, Zsofia Rozsnyai and Sven Streit
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:920
  5. The Internet is considered an important channel for providing health information to older adults. We developed an intervention to improve eHealth literacy in older adults according to the information-motivatio...

    Authors: Sun Ju Chang, Kyoung-eun Lee, Eunjin Yang and Hyunju Ryu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:918
  6. Among older adults with delirium and positive urinalysis, antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infection is common practice, but unsupported by literature or guidelines. We sought to: i) determine the rate o...

    Authors: Pil Joo, Lars Grant, Tim Ramsay, Caroline Nott, Rosemary Zvonar, Jason Jia, Krishan Yadav, Eisi Mollanji, William He and Debra Eagles
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:916
  7. To ensure the sustainable implementation of dementia-specific person-centred care (PCC) in nursing homes, internal policies are crucial. The preliminary German Dementia Policy Questionnaire, which features 19 ...

    Authors: Anna Louisa Hoffman, Johannes Michael Bergmann, Anne Fahsold, René Müller-Widmer, Martina Roes, Bernhard Holle and Rebecca Palm
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:914
  8. The world’s growing population of older adults is one population that needs to be focused more regarding subjective well-being. It is therefore important to evaluate self-report instruments that measures gener...

    Authors: Jacek Hochwälder, Lena-Karin Gustafsson, Gunnel Östlund, Viktoria Zander and Magnus L. Elfström
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:913
  9. Femoral neck fracture and lacunar cerebral infarction (LCI) are the most common diseases in the elderly. When LCI patients undergo a series of traumas such as surgery, their postoperative recovery results are ...

    Authors: Cheng-bin Huang, Kai Tan, Zong-yi Wu and Lei Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:912
  10. Multimorbidity is highly prevalent and associated with several adverse health outcomes, including functional limitations. While maintaining physical functioning is relevant for all adults, identifying those wi...

    Authors: Carole E. Aubert, Mohammed Kabeto, Navasuja Kumar and Melissa Y. Wei
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:910
  11. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals have documented disparities in mental health that are experienced across the life course. However, limited research has been conducted to identify the...

    Authors: Alicia K. Matthews, Chien-Ching Li, Brandon Bernhardt, Shams Sohani and Xin Qi Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22(Suppl 1):909

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  12. Most people with dementia live at home and are supported by informal carers. During the care trajectory, the creation of a stable care situation is a guiding principle of informal carers, who often manage comp...

    Authors: Kerstin Köhler, Jan Dreyer, Iris Hochgraeber, Christiane Pinkert, Milena von Kutzleben, Bernhard Holle and Martina Roes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:908
  13. Older people with dementia (PWD) in nursing homes (NHs) tend to have decreased cognitive function, which may cause behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSDs) and hinder activities of daily livin...

    Authors: Kyosuke Yorozuya, Yoshihito Tsubouchi, Yuta Kubo, Yoshihiro Asaoka, Hiroyuki Hayashi, Takashi Fujita and Hideaki Hanaoka
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:906
  14. As a result of the high prevalence of dysphagia in aged care facilities, demand for pureed diets is increasing. One of the biggest challenges for pureed diets is the reduced nutritional density due to the cook...

    Authors: Xiaojing Sharon Wu, Anna Miles and Andrea Braakhuis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:905
  15. Perturbation-based balance training on a treadmill is an emerging method of gait stability training with a characteristic task nature that has had positive and sustained effects on balance recovery strategies ...

    Authors: Xiping Ren, Maeruan Kebbach, Sven Bruhn, Qining Yang, Huijie Lin, Rainer Bader, Thomas Tischer and Christoph Lutter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:904
  16. In order to control the corona virus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many countries have adopted social quarantine policies, with older adults in Wuhan suffering the longest and most severe conditions. But f...

    Authors: Lisha Dai, Fang Xiong and Wentian Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:903
  17. A decline in mobility leads to fall occurrence and poorer performance in instrumental activities of daily living, which are widely proved to be associated with older adults' health-related quality of life. To ...

    Authors: Fang-Lin Kuo, Chia-Ming Yen, Hung-Ju Chen, Zih-Yong Liao and Yen Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:902
  18. This study aimed to identify long-term frailty trajectories among older adults (≥65) and construct interpretable prediction models to assess the risk of developing abnormal frailty trajectory among older adult...

    Authors: Yafei Wu, Maoni Jia, Chaoyi Xiang and Ya Fang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:900
  19. Sarcopenic obesity is a prevalent geriatric syndrome, characterized by concurrence of sarcopenia and obesity. Sleep duration is linked to both obesity and sarcopenia. However, little was known regarding the as...

    Authors: Mei Yang, Yan Zhang, Wan-yu Zhao, Mei-ling Ge, Xue-lian Sun, Shu-li Jia and Bi-rong Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:899
  20. The relationship between vitamin D and sarcopenia was inconsistent between men and women. Physical activity (PA) may interact with vitamin D on sarcopenia. However, the sex-specific relationships of vitamin D,...

    Authors: Shuli Jia, Wanyu Zhao, Fengjuan Hu, Yunli Zhao, Meiling Ge, Xin Xia, Jirong Yue and Birong Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:898
  21. The purpose of this systematic review is to assess the impact of assistive devices on the life satisfaction of (Research Question 1), and informal caregiving hours received by (Research Question 2), community-...

    Authors: Keshini Madara Marasinghe, Ashok Chaurasia, Maisha Adil, Qian Yue Liu, Teeyaa Ibrahim Nur and Mark Oremus
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:897
  22. Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is considered to increase the risk of sarcopenia (S) and remains controversial. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of S among older Chinese adults and explore whethe...

    Authors: Bing Lu, Lingyu Shen, Haiqiong Zhu, Ling Xi, Wei Wang and Xiaojun Ouyang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:896
  23. Physical activity at pre-older ages (55–64 years) can greatly affect one’s physical fitness, health, physical-activity behaviour, and quality of life at older ages. The objective of this study was to conduct a...

    Authors: Yi Wang, Xian Guo, Hongchu Wang, Yinru Chen, Naxin Xu, Minghao Xie, Duo Wai-Chi Wong and Wing-Kai Lam
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:895
  24. This study evaluated the determinants of disability and quality of life in elderly people who participated at the multi-centred RubiN project (Regional ununterbrochen betreut im Netz) in Germany.

    Authors: Sebastian Beltz, Simone Gloystein, Thomas Litschko, Sonja Laag and Neeltje van den Berg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:894
  25. Sarcopenia is an age-related skeletal muscle disorder that involves a loss of muscle mass or strength and physiological function. Skeletal muscle deteriorates in both quantity and quality. The endocrine system...

    Authors: Mengting Yin, He Zhang, Qianhui Liu, Fei Ding, Lisha Hou, Yiping Deng, Tao Cui, Yixian Han, Yijun Chen, Chen Huang, Jirong Yue and Yong He
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:893
  26. Exercise plays a major role in helping patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and sarcopenia to increase muscle mass and muscle strength. However, little is known about perceptions of exercise and exercise ins...

    Authors: Shangjie Che, Min Meng, Ya Jiang, Xiang Ye and Cuihua Xie
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:892
  27. Physical and social neighbourhood characteristics can vary according to the neighbourhood socio-economic status (SES) and influence residents’ perceptions, behaviours and health outco...

    Authors: Christina Hartig, Gabriele Bolte, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Susanne Moebus and Natalie Riedel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:891
  28. To our knowledge, no population-based studies have examined whether family or friend caregivers of men and women differ in their experience of distress over time. Thus, we aimed to describe, on a population-le...

    Authors: Wenshan Li, Douglas G. Manuel, Sarina R. Isenberg and Peter Tanuseputro
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:890
  29. At present, there are several diagnostic criteria of sarcopenia were used in China, and the diagnostic criteria were not unified. This study aims to investigate the consistency between the latest sarcopenia di...

    Authors: Mengyu Cao, Junsong Lian, Xisheng Lin, Jinwei Liu, Chao Chen, Shuaixuan Xu, Shuang Ma, Fang Wang, Nihui Zhang, Xiaolei Qi, Guogang Xu and Nan Peng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:889
  30. The Identification of Seniors at Risk (ISAR) screening tool is a widely-used risk stratification tool for older adults in the emergency department (ED). Few studies have investigated the use of ISAR to predict...

    Authors: Jane McCusker, Rebecca N. Warburton, Sylvie D. Lambert, Eric Belzile and Manon de Raad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:888
  31. Covid-19 is a serious public health concern. Previous studies have shown that although there are concerns about the subjective well-being (SWB) of older people in the Covid period, the link between SWB and the...

    Authors: Fatemeh Kashefi, Afsaneh Bakhtiari, Hemmat Gholinia, Fatemeh Bakouei and Mahbobeh Faramarzi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:887
  32. The 25-item Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale (DKAS2) is a widely used tool for measuring knowledge of dementia. To increase the applicability of the Chinese-language version of the tool (DKAS-TC) for the ge...

    Authors: Su-Pin Hung, Yi-Han Liao, Claire Eccleston and Li-Jung Elizabeth Ku
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:886
  33. Some older adults with a persistent death wish without being severely ill report having had a death wish their whole lives (lifelong persistent death wish; L-PDW). Differentiating them from older adults withou...

    Authors: Elke Elzinga, Margot Zomers, Kiki van der Burg, Sisco van Veen, Lizanne Schweren, Ghislaine van Thiel and Els van Wijngaarden
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:885
  34. This population-based cross-sectional study examined the associations between physical activity (PA) and lower body muscle strength (LBMS) with late-life depression in a representative sample of older Korean a...

    Authors: Ji-Young Kong, Haeryun Hong and Hyunsik Kang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:884
  35. Sensory impairments are common among older adults. These impairments have consequences on activities of daily living and communication with others. Such impairments for the elderly remain a significant public ...

    Authors: Nadia Abdelnasser, Saieda Abd Elhameed Abdel Aziz and Sara Mohamed Ahmed El-Gamal
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:883
  36. Postinduction hypotension is closely related to postoperative complications. Elderly patients with compromised cardiovascular compensatory reserve are more susceptible to hypotension after induction of general...

    Authors: Ji Wang, Yulan Li, Hang Su, Juan Zhao and Faping Tu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:882
  37. The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) is a commonly used questionnaire to evaluate concerns about falling. We adapted a Taiwan Chinese version (FES-ITC) and evaluated its reliability and validity in comm...

    Authors: Kai-Chieh Chang, Hsin-Shui Chen, Yi-Shiung Horng, Horng-Hui Liou and Huey-Wen Liang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:881
  38. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with elevated morbidity and mortality, and it usually occurs in older adults. Our goal here was to assess the efficacies of muscle mass-related biomarkers, such...

    Authors: Sha Huang, Yan Guo, Lanlan Chen, Yan Wang and Xiaoyan Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:880
  39. Delirium is a common condition in elderly inpatients. Health care professionals play a crucial role in recognizing delirium, initiating preventive measures and implementing a multicomponent treatment strategy....

    Authors: Jonas Hoch, Jürgen M. Bauer, Martin Bizer, Christine Arnold and Petra Benzinger
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:879
  40. Significant mortality amongst vulnerable populations, such as people living with dementia, might go undetected during pandemic conditions due to refocus of care efforts. There is an urgent need to fully evalua...

    Authors: Michael Axenhus, Kristian Steen Frederiksen, Robin Ziyue Zhou, Gunhild Waldemar and Bengt Winblad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:878
  41. Falls and fall-related injuries are a major public health problem. Data on falls in older persons with cancer is limited and robust data on falls within those with a frailty profile are missing. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Cindy Kenis, Lore Decoster, Johan Flamaing, Philip R. Debruyne, Inge De Groof, Christian Focan, Frank Cornélis, Vincent Verschaeve, Christian Bachmann, Dominique Bron, Heidi Van den Bulck, Dirk Schrijvers, Christine Langenaeken, Pol Specenier, Guy Jerusalem, Jean-Philippe Praet…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:877
  42. Effective solutions that meet the diverse community health needs of older adult populations are of critical importance. To address these needs, a nationwide community connector team—tasked with providing refer...

    Authors: Lee-Fen Ni, Shu-Ying Lo, Shu-Li Chia, Chao-Chun Wu, Fen-Fang Chung, Yu-Hsin Wang, Ping-Ru Hsiao, Chia-Ling Lin, Xaviera Xiao, Chiu-Tzu Lin and Li-Fen Chao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:876
  43. Limited English proficiency (LEP) of dementia caregivers poses a critical barrier to these caregivers’ access to evidence-based interventions. In an effort to make such interventions available and accessible t...

    Authors: Yuri Jang, Kenneth Hepburn, Juyoung Park, William E. Haley and Miyong T. Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:875
  44. Frailty in older adults is a common geriatric syndrome that could be prevented; thus, coping strategies for the aging population are essential. Self-management behaviors may represent cost-effective strategies...

    Authors: Thi-Lien To, Ching-Pyng Kuo, Chih-Jung Yeh, Wen-Chun Liao and Meng-Chih Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:874

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