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  1. Due to rapid urbanization, Covid-19 pandemic and increasing food prices, a higher rate of food insecurity has been observed in recent years in India. Thus, we aim to study the prevalence of food insecurity amo...

    Authors: Shobhit Srivastava and T. Muhammad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:287
  2. Loneliness is associated with severe consequences for both the physical and mental health of older people. Research has shown that mobility limitations are an important risk factor for the emergence and mainte...

    Authors: Marika Moeyersons, Kristel De Vliegher, Brooke Huyghe, Sacha De Groof, Koen Milisen and Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:285
  3. Despite increased recognition of frailty and its importance, high quality evidence to guide decision-making is lacking. There has been variation in reported data elements and outcomes which makes it challengin...

    Authors: Jeanette C. Prorok, Paula R. Williamson, Beverley Shea, Darryl Rolfson, Leocadio Rodriguez Mañas, Matteo Cesari, Perry Kim and John Muscedere
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:284
  4. In nursing homes, emergencies often result in unnecessary hospital transfers, which may negatively affect residents’ health. Emergency management in nursing homes is complicated by structural conditions, uncer...

    Authors: Sven Schwabe, Jutta Bleidorn, Andreas Günther, Nadia Primc, Giovanni Rubeis, Nils Schneider and Juliane Poeck
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:283
  5. There are several subtypes of dementia caused by different pathophysiology and with different clinical characteristics. Irrespective subtype, the disease is progressive, eventually leading to the need for care...

    Authors: Corinna Vossius, Sverre Bergh, Geir Selbæk, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Janne Myhre, Eivind Aakhus and Bjørn Lichtwarck
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:282
  6. While support from family caregivers is essential in the care of patients with heart failure (HF), caregiving places a considerable burden on family caregivers. We examined the preliminary effects of cognitive...

    Authors: Boyoung Hwang, Douglas A. Granger, Mary-Lynn Brecht and Lynn V. Doering
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:281
  7. This study explores the relationship between nutritional status and oral health quality of life, the self-efficacy of older inpatients and the correlative factors.

    Authors: Zhu Zhu, Jiayun Xu, Ying Lin, Kai Chai, Yiyun Zhou, Runyu Jia, Huijue Ni, Minjun Wu, Cuihong Wen, Yuehua Qiao, Haixia Wang and Wei Luan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:280
  8. Associations between retirement characteristics and consequent physical functioning (PF) are poorly understood, particularly in higher socioeconomic groups, where postponing retirement has had both positive an...

    Authors: Markus J. Haapanen, Timo E. Strandberg, Timo Törmäkangas, Monika E. von Bonsdorff, Arto Y. Strandberg and Mikaela B. von Bonsdorff
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:279
  9. The scientific link between mastication strength and cognitive function has not yet been strongly corroborated in population studies. Utilizing large-scale claims, we aim to investigate the association between...

    Authors: Sung Eun Choi, Emily Mo, Nathan Palmer, Kathe Fox, John D. Da Silva, Shigemi Nagai and Jane R. Barrow
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:278
  10. Social relationships (SR) are an important aspect in the healthy ageing process. The study aimed to describe SR in over-50s in Spain and analyse their association with physical/emotional, functional and cognit...

    Authors: Mariela Silberman-Beltramella, Alba Ayala, Carmen Rodríguez-Blázquez and Maria João Forjaz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:276
  11. Evidence has indicated that depression and obesity were associated with functional disability, independently. However, little is known about the detrimental impact of comorbid depression and obesity, as well a...

    Authors: Li Lin, Shigen Bai, Kang Qin, Carlos King Ho Wong, Tingting Wu, Dezhong Chen, Ciyong Lu, Weiqing Chen and Vivian Yawei Guo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:275
  12. Proactive conversations about individual preferences between residents, relatives, and staff can support person-centred, value-concordant end-of-life (EOL) care. Nevertheless, prevalence of such conversations ...

    Authors: Therese Johansson, Carol Tishelman, Lars E. Eriksson, Joachim Cohen and Ida Goliath
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:274
  13. With rapid population aging, policy makers and service providers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of building and maintaining age-friendly communities. Clearly, “age-friendly” relates to the i...

    Authors: Anna P. Nieboer and Jane M. Cramm
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:273
  14. Falls are a common and serious public health issue among older adults, contributing to the loss of independence, psychological distress, and incapability to engage in meaningful occupations, etc. However, ther...

    Authors: Zhizhuo Wang, Yuetong Rong, Li Gu, Yanyan Yang, Xinmin Du and Mouwang Zhou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:272
  15. The Peninsula Health Falls Risk Assessment Tool (PH-FRAT) is a validated and widely applied tool in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in Australia. However, research regarding its use and predictive per...

    Authors: Nasir Wabe, Joyce Siette, Karla L. Seaman, Amy D. Nguyen, Magdalena Z. Raban, Jacqueline C. T. Close, Stephen R. Lord and Johanna I. Westbrook
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:271
  16. It is believed that seniors with multiple chronic diseases are in dire need of support from their family caregivers; however, it can impose a significant burden on these caregivers. Therefore, it is imperative...

    Authors: Sahar Malmir, Hassan Navipour and Reza Negarandeh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:270
  17. The number of skin cancer is increasing rapidly. However, little is known about the risk factors of skin cancer in older persons. Our objectives were to determine the risk factors for skin cancer or its precur...

    Authors: Suvi-Päivikki Sinikumpu, Jari Jokelainen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi and Laura Huilaja
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:269
  18. We aimed to analysis the impact of chemotherapy and establish prediction models of prognosis in early elderly triple negative breast cancer (eTNBC) by using machine learning.

    Authors: Kaiyan Huang, Jie Zhang, Yushuai Yu, Yuxiang Lin and Chuangui Song
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:268
  19. Physical performances including upper and lower limb functions have predictive roles in activities of daily living (ADL) disability, but they have rarely been incorporated into prediction models. This study pr...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Yueqiao Chen, Jing Liu, Yifan Yu, Huijie Cui, Qiuzhi Chen, Kejin Chen, Chunxia Yang and Yanfang Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:267
  20. Frail older persons with cognitive impairment (CI) are at special risk of experiencing delirium during acute hospitalisation. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a dementia-friendly hospital p...

    Authors: NM Weldingh, MR Mellingsæter, BW Hegna, J Saltyte Benth, G Einvik, V Juliebø, B Thommessen and M Kirkevold
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:266
  21. Overuse of antibiotics in the elderly population is contributing to the global health problem of antibiotic resistance. Hence, it is important to improve prescribing practices in care facilities for elderly re...

    Authors: Marius Brostrøm Kousgaard, Julie Aamand Olesen and Sif Helene Arnold
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:265
  22. Caregivers play a vital role in caring for the aging population, however the occurrence of violence against the caregiver is an increasing area of concern. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of vio...

    Authors: Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Winita Wajatieng, Niphaporn Niruttisai, Nida Buawangpong, Nopakoon Nantsupawat, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon and Wichuda Jiraporncharoen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:264
  23. To investigate the temporal trend of the prevalence of underprescription of anticoagulation treatment and explore the factors associated with underprescription of oral anticoagulants (OACs) among inpatients ag...

    Authors: Xin Xia, Lishuang Wang, Taiping Lin, Jirong Yue, Zhonghua Yang, Chongqing Mi, Zaibo Liao, Yanyu Chen, Ning Ge and Chenkai Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:263
  24. Delirium is a common complication that leads to poor health outcomes in older patients undergoing treatment. Due to severe consequences, early recognition of high-risk patients and risk factors for delirium ar...

    Authors: Meng Zhang, Xuemei Zhang, Langli Gao, Jirong Yue and Xiaolian Jiang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:262
  25. Persons with dementia living in nursing homes need assistance with moving and transfers; however, caregivers assisting persons with dementia in their daily person transfers report strain-related and complicate...

    Authors: Hanna Lagerlund, Charlotta Thunborg and Maria Sandborgh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:261
  26. Frailty is a complex multifactorial syndrome characterised by a significant increase in vulnerability and worsened health outcomes. Despite a range of proposed frailty screening measures, the prevalence and pr...

    Authors: Josh McGovern, Ross D. Dolan, Paul G. Horgan, Barry J. Laird and Donald C. McMillan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:260
  27. Smartphones provide a cost-effective avenue for gait assessment among older adults in the community. The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of walking state, self-reported daily walking amount, and...

    Authors: Runting Zhong and Tian Gao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:259
  28. Understanding of the most economical and sustainable models of providing geriatric care to Africa’s rising ageing population is critical. In Uganda, the number of old adults (60 years and above) continues to r...

    Authors: Jude Thaddeus Ssensamba, Mary Nakafeero, Hellen Musana, Mathew Amollo, Aloysius Ssennyonjo and Suzanne N. Kiwanuka
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:258
  29. Several prospective Western studies have reported an inverse association of vegetable and fruit intake with dementia risk. However, there is limited epidemiologic evidence in Asians. This study investigated th...

    Authors: Yasumi Kimura, Daigo Yoshida, Tomoyuki Ohara, Jun Hata, Takanori Honda, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Mao Shibata, Emi Oishi, Satoko Sakata, Yoshihiko Furuta, Sanmei Chen, Kazuhiro Uchida, Tomohiro Nakao, Takanari Kitazono and Toshiharu Ninomiya
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:257
  30. Elder abuse is underreported and undertreated. Methods for prevention and intervention are being developed, but the knowledge guiding such measures is often insufficiently based on the victims’ own voices due ...

    Authors: Mikael Ludvigsson, Nicolina Wiklund, Katarina Swahnberg and Johanna Simmons
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:256
  31. Dementia is an important health issue for older people and requires early intervention in the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) stage to manage risk factors. Both dynapenia (DP) and abdominal obesity (AO) are as...

    Authors: Kazuhito Oba, Yoshiaki Tamura, Joji Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Aya Tachibana, Remi Kodera, Kenji Toyoshima, Yuko Chiba and Atsushi Araki
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:255
  32. Sarcopenia may be more present in older adults with diabetes (DM). Accordingly, we evaluated the prevalence of sarcopenia and its associated risk factors among community-dwelling older adults with DM.

    Authors: Francesc Formiga, Rafael Moreno-González, Andrea Corsonello, Axel Carlsson, Johan Ärnlöv, Francesco Mattace-Raso, Tomasz Kostka, Christian Weingart, Regina Roller-Wirnsberger, Lisanne Tap, Agnieszka Guligowska, Cornel Sieber, Gerhard Wirnsberger, Rada Artzi-Medvedik, Ilan Yehoshua, Cinzia Giuli…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:254
  33. In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic challenged both the Norwegian population and healthcare system. In this study we explored how older men and women experienced rehabilitation and recovery after hospitalisat...

    Authors: Kristi Elisabeth Heiberg, Nina Jøranson, Anne Kari Tolo Heggestad, Grete Breievne, Hilde Lausund, Marius Myrstad, Anette Hylen Ranhoff, Marte Meyer Walle-Hansen and Vigdis Bruun-Olsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:253
  34. COVID-19 is a global pandemic with poorly understood long-term consequences. Determining the trajectory of recovery following COVID-19 hospitalization is critical for prioritizing care, allocating resources, f...

    Authors: Jacob J. Capin, Melissa P. Wilson, Kristine Hare, Swati Vempati, Carley E. Little, Donna McGregor, Jose Castillo-Mancilla, Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley, Sarah E. Jolley and Kristine M. Erlandson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:251
  35. The oldest-old are highly vulnerable to sarcopenia. Physical distancing remains a common and effective infection-control policy to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission during the pandemic. Sarcopenia is ...

    Authors: Rick Yiu Cho Kwan, Justina Yat Wa Liu, Yue-Heng Yin, Paul Hong Lee, Siu Ying Ng, Daphne Sze Ki Cheung, Patrick Pui Kin Kor, Simon Ching Lam, Shirley Ka Lai Lo, Lin Yang, Siu Kay Chan and Vico Chung Lim Chiang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:250
  36. Metabolic profiling may provide insights into the pathogenesis and identification of sarcopenia; however, data on the metabolic basis of sarcopenia and muscle-related parameters among older adults remain incom...

    Authors: Li Meng, Ruiyue Yang, Daguang Wang, Wenbin Wu, Jing Shi, Ji Shen, Yamin Dang, Guoqing Fan, Hong Shi, Jun Dong, Huan Xi and Pulin Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:249
  37. The remote delivery and monitoring of individually-tailored exercise programs using voice-controlled intelligent personal assistants (VIPAs) that support conversation-based interactions may be an acceptable al...

    Authors: Paul Jansons, Jackson Fyfe, Jack Dalla Via, Robin M. Daly, Eugene Gvozdenko and David Scott
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:248
  38. With age, medical conditions impairing safe driving accumulate. Consequently, the risk of accidents increases. To mitigate this risk, Swiss law requires biannual assessments of the fitness to drive of elderly ...

    Authors: Yannik Isler, Simon Schwab, Regula Wick and Stefan Lakämper
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:247
  39. Resilience refers to the process in which people function well despite adversity. Persistent severe pain may be considered an adversity in people with lower limb osteoarthritis (LLOA). The objectives of this s...

    Authors: Natasja M. van Schoor, Erik J. Timmermans, Martijn Huisman, Alicia Gutiérrez-Misis, Willem Lems, Elaine M. Dennison, Maria Victoria Castell, Michael D. Denkinger, Nancy L. Pedersen, Stefania Maggi and Dorly J. H. Deeg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:246
  40. The association of vitamin D with all-cause mortality remains controversial and longitudinal evidence exploring the potential effects of change in vitamin D status is limited in the oldest old (aged ≥ 80 years...

    Authors: Jing Zeng, Ting Li, Banruo Sun, Xinyu Miao, Lin Wang, Li-chao Ma, Nan Li, Yanping Gong, Yao He, Chunlin Li and Miao Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:245
  41. Frailty is accompanied by limitations of activities of daily living (ADL) and frequently associated with reduced quality of life, institutionalization, and higher health care costs. Despite the importance of A...

    Authors: Stephanie Schmidle, Philipp Gulde, Sophie Herdegen, Georg-Eike Böhme and Joachim Hermsdörfer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:244
  42. In older patients with polypharmacy and multiple comorbidities, even low grades of statin-associated muscle symptoms may have clinical implications. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate the poten...

    Authors: Sigbjørn Veddeng, Håkon Madland, Espen Molden, Torgeir Bruun Wyller and Rita Romskaug
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:242
  43. Although numerous studies focused on the relationship between area socioeconomic status (SES) and health, only a few of them investigated how community-level SES was linked to late-life cognitive function as w...

    Authors: Yan Liu, Zhaorui Liu, Richard Liang and Yanan Luo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:239
  44. Ageing entails a series of neuroanatomical and neurophysiological changes in some cognitive processes that directly affect the daily life and autonomy of a person. We believe it is necessary to have tools that...

    Authors: Raquel Jimenez Gomez, Eduardo Jose Fernandez Rodriguez, Celia Sanchez Gomez, Juan Jesus Cruz Hernandez and Maria Isabel Rihuete Galve
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:237

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