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  1. Family-centered care, as a contemporary model of health service delivery, involves a mutually beneficial partnership between healthcare providers, patients and their families. Although evidence on the positive...

    Authors: Jiong Tu and Jing Liao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:438

    Content type: Research

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  2. Antibiotic use is associated with several antibiotic-related harms in vulnerable, older long-term care (LTC) residents. Suboptimal antibiotic use may also be associated with harms but has not yet been investig...

    Authors: Haley J. Appaneal, Theresa I. Shireman, Vrishali V. Lopes, Vincent Mor, David M. Dosa, Kerry L. LaPlante and Aisling R. Caffrey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:436

    Content type: Research

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  3. The first Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) demonstration in Singapore was launched in November 2016, which aimed to deliver integrated and patient-centered care for patients with bio-psycho-social needs. I...

    Authors: Grace Sum, Soon Hoe Ho, Zoe Zon Be Lim, Junxing Chay, Mimaika Luluina Ginting, Mary Ann Tsao and Chek Hooi Wong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:435

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  4. Interorgan communication networks established during exercise in several different tissues can be mediated by several exercise-induced factors. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the effects of ...

    Authors: Ebrahim Banitalebi, Majid Mardaniyan Ghahfarrokhi and Mortaza Dehghan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:433

    Content type: Research

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  5. Internationally, 2–5% of people live in residential or nursing homes, many with multi-morbidities, including severe cognitive impairment. Pain is frequently considered an expected part of old age and morbidity...

    Authors: Jan Pringle, Ana Sofia Alvarado Vázquez Mellado, Erna Haraldsdottir, Fiona Kelly and Jo Hockley

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:431

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:504

  6. Antihypertensive medication use and sleep problems are highly prevalent in nursing home patients. While it is hypothesized that blood pressure and antihypertensive medication use can affect sleep, this has not...

    Authors: Elisabeth Flo-Groeneboom, Tony Elvegaard, Christine Gulla and Bettina S Husebo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:430

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Older patients with multiple morbidities are a particularly vulnerable population that is likely to face complex medical decisions at some time in their lives. A patient-centered medical care fosters the inclu...

    Authors: B. Wild, V. S. Wurmbach, F. Böhlen, M. K.-P. Kusch, H. M. Seidling, P. Reich, M. Hartmann, W. E. Haefeli, H. C. Friederich and J. Slaets

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:427

    Content type: Research

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  8. There is a higher burden of functional disability for Indian older adults with substantial variations across different geographic regions and socioeconomic groups as compared to other ageing Asian countries. T...

    Authors: Ronak Paul, Shobhit Srivastava, T. Muhammad and Rashmi Rashmi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:426

    Content type: Research

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  9. Cognitive impairment is an important determinant in health care. In the acute hospital setting cognition has a strong impact on treatment and care. Cognitive impairment can negatively affect diagnostics and tr...

    Authors: F. Kracht, M. Boekholt, F. Schumacher-Schönert, A. Nikelski, N. Chikhradze, P. Lücker, H. C. Vollmar, W. Hoffmann, S. H. Kreisel and J. R. Thyrian

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:425

    Content type: Research

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  10. Over the last few decades, the quality of care and the quality of life of nursing home (NH) residents have significantly improved, but insufficient physical activity and social involvement still represent subs...

    Authors: Natalia Wołoszyn, Agnieszka Wiśniowska-Szurlej, Joanna Grzegorczyk and Andrzej Kwolek

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:423

    Content type: Research

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  11. Frailty is an age-related condition resulting in a state of increased vulnerability regarding functioning across multiple systems. It is a multidimensional concept referring to physical, psychological and soci...

    Authors: Lizhen Ye, Liset E. M. Elstgeest, Xuxi Zhang, Tamara Alhambra-Borrás, Siok Swan Tan and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:422

    Content type: Research

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  12. Olfactory dysfunction is associated with severe brain atrophy and cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease. However, it remains unknown whether an inability to identify particular odors is associated with p...

    Authors: Yujiro Kose, Yoichi Hatamoto, Rie Takae, Yuki Tomiga, Jun Yasukata, Takaaki Komiyama and Yasuki Higaki

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:421

    Content type: Research

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  13. Prolonged life expectancy is associated with increased prevalence of chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the different disability trajectories for the top ten leading causes of death in Ta...

    Authors: Ching-Ju Chiu, Meng-Ling Li, Chia-Ming Chang, Chih-Hsing Wu and Maw Pin Tan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:420

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Functional disability continues to be a significant public health problem that increases older adults’ vulnerability to experience a diminished quality of life, loss of independence, higher healthcare costs an...

    Authors: Elsa M. Orellano-Colón, Erick L. Suárez-Pérez, Marta Rivero-Méndez, Claudia X. Boneu-Meléndez, Nelson Varas-Díaz, Mauricio Lizama-Troncoso, Ivonne Z. Jiménez-Velázquez, Arelí León-Astor and Jeffrey W. Jutai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:419

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  15. Problems with mobility, functioning and social participation make living independently difficult for frail older adults. To continue living independently, therapy adherence is a prerequisite. The causes for no...

    Authors: Leen De Coninck, Anja Declercq, Leen Bouckaert, Mieke Vermandere, Maud J. L. Graff and Bert Aertgeert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:418

    Content type: Research

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  16. Walking speed is an important measure associated with health outcomes in older individuals, such as dependency and death. This study aimed to examine whether the walking speed of community-dwelling older adult...

    Authors: Hisashi Kawai, Shuichi Obuchi, Ryo Hirayama, Yutaka Watanabe, Hirohiko Hirano, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Kazushige Ihara, Hunkyung Kim, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Masaaki Mochimaru, Eiki Tsushima and Kozo Nakamura

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:417

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  17. Home rehabilitation is a growing rehabilitation service in many countries, but scientific knowledge of its components and outcomes is still limited. The aim of this study was to investigate; 1) which changes i...

    Authors: Anette Johansson, Marie Ernsth Bravell, Eleonor I. Fransson and Sofi Fristedt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:416

    Content type: Research

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  18. Older age and comorbid burden are both associated with adverse outcomes in SARS-CoV-2, but it is not known whether the association between comorbid burden and adverse outcomes differs in older and younger adults.

    Authors: A. M. O’Hare, K. Berry, V. S. Fan, K. Crothers, M. C. Eastment, J. A. Dominitz, J. A. Shah, P. Green, E. Locke and G. N. Ioannou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:415

    Content type: Research

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  19. Research suggests that collaborative and tailored approaches with external expertise are important to process implementations. We therefore performed a process evaluation of an intervention using participatory...

    Authors: Claudia M. Groot Kormelinck, Charlotte F. van Teunenbroek, Sytse U. Zuidema, Martin Smalbrugge and Debby L. Gerritsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:414

    Content type: Research article

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  20. With an increasing number of older adults in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), the burden of multimorbidity and functional dependence is on the rise. At the same time, a higher prevalence of elder abuse...

    Authors: Jaya Singh Kshatri, Trilochan Bhoi, Shakti Ranjan Barik, Subrata Kumar Palo and Sanghamitra Pati

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:413

    Content type: Research

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  21. Digital health technologies are being increasingly developed with the aim of allowing older adults to maintain functional independence throughout the old age, a process known as healthy ageing. Such digital healt...

    Authors: Marcello Ienca, Christophe Schneble, Reto W. Kressig and Tenzin Wangmo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:412

    Content type: Article

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  22. Frailty is associated with multiple adverse outcomes in stage-5 chronic kidney disease (CKD-5) and upwards of one third of people receiving haemodialysis (HD) are frail. While many frailty screening methods ar...

    Authors: Tobia Zanotto, Thomas H. Mercer, Marietta L. van der Linden and Pelagia Koufaki

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:411

    Content type: Research

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  23. The mortality of older patients after early discharge from hospitals is sparsely described. Information on factors associated with mortality can help identify high-risk patients who may benefit from preventive...

    Authors: Martin Aasbrenn, Christian Fynbo Christiansen, Buket Öztürk Esen, Charlotte Suetta and Finn Erland Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:410

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:517

  24. Social support is a key factor in public health. Since the precise evaluation of it is critical, the current study has been developed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the MOS-SSS questionnaire’s abbr...

    Authors: Maryam Bakhshandeh Bavarsad, Mahshid Foroughan, Nasibeh Zanjari, Zahra Jorjoran Shushtari and Gholamreza Ghaedamini Harouni

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:409

    Content type: Research

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  25. Comprehensive geriatric assessment provided in hospital wards in frail patients admitted to hospital has been shown to reduce mortality and increase the likelihood of living at home later. Systematic geriatric...

    Authors: Janne Alakare, Kirsi Kemp, Timo Strandberg, Maaret Castrén, Dimitrije Jakovljević, Jukka Tolonen and Veli-Pekka Harjola

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:408

    Content type: Research

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  26. Loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength occurs with increasing age and is associated with loss of function, disability, and the development of sarcopenia and frailty. Dietary protein is essential for skeleta...

    Authors: Mary Ni Lochlainn, Ayrun Nessa, Alyce Sheedy, Rachel Horsfall, María Paz García, Deborah Hart, Gulsah Akdag, Darioush Yarand, Samuel Wadge, Andrei-Florin Baleanu, Kevin Whelan and Claire Steves

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:407

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. The existence of a super-select group of centenarians that demonstrates increased survivorship has been hypothesized. However, it is unknown if this super-select group possesses similar characteristics apart f...

    Authors: Jesús-Adrián Alvarez, Anthony Medford, Cosmo Strozza, Mikael Thinggaard and Kaare Christensen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:406

    Content type: Research

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  28. Body movement-controlled video games involving physical motion and visual attention may have the potential to train both abilities simultaneously. Our purpose was to determine the associations between performa...

    Authors: Mansour Alghamdi, Lori Ann Vallis and Susan Jennifer Leat

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:405

    Content type: Research

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  29. Stepping into the role of an unpaid caregiver to offer help is often considered a natural expectation of family members or friends. In Canada, such contributions are substantial in terms of healthcare provisio...

    Authors: Susan Law, Ilja Ormel, Stephanie Babinski, Kerry Kuluski and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:404

    Content type: Research article

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  30. An accurate understanding of the current state of end-of-life care is important for healthcare planning. The objectives of this study were to examine the trajectories of end-of-life medical and long-term care ...

    Authors: Emi Teraoka, Susumu Kunisawa and Yuichi Imanaka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:403

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults, and attention to falls prevention is imperative. Prognostic models identifying high-risk individuals could guide fall-preventive int...

    Authors: Gustav Valentin Gade, Martin G. Jørgensen, Jesper Ryg, Tahir Masud, Lasse Hjort Jakobsen and Stig Andersen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:402

    Content type: Research

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  32. Anxious symptoms have a negative impact on different aspects of the elderly’s quality of life, ranging from the adoption of unhealthy lifestyle behaviours to an increased functional impairment and a greater ph...

    Authors: Leonardo Carlucci, Matteo Balestrieri, Elisa Maso, Alessia Marini, Nadia Conte and Michela Balsamo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:401

    Content type: Research

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  33. The impact of severe second lockdown measures on older adults’ wellbeing is unknown. We aimed to (i) identify the impact of the second lockdown that resulted from the second wave of COVID-19 cases on older Aus...

    Authors: Joyce Siette, Karla Seaman, Laura Dodds, Kristiana Ludlow, Carly Johnco, Viviana Wuthrich, Joanne K. Earl, Piers Dawes, Paul Strutt and Johanna I. Westbrook

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:400

    Content type: Research

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  34. Although abuse experienced by older adults is common and expected to increase, disclosure, reporting and interventions to prevent or mitigate abuse remain sub-optimal. Incorporating principles of harm reductio...

    Authors: Donna Goodridge, Kerstin Stieber Roger, Christine A. Walsh, Elliot PausJenssen, Marina Cewick and Carla Liepert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:398

    Content type: Research

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  35. When older multimorbid people are acutely hospitalized, continuity of care is a fundamental goal in the healthcare process. However, some acute hospitalized older multimorbid patients do not experience continu...

    Authors: Lilian Keene Boye, Christian Backer Mogensen, Pernille Tanggaard Andersen, Frans Boch Waldorff and Thorbjørn Hougaard Mikkelsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:397

    Content type: Research

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  36. Traditional performance-based measurements of mobility fail to recognize the interaction between the individual and their environment. Life-space (LS) forms a central element in the broader context of mobility...

    Authors: Karen Sverdrup, Sverre Bergh, Geir Selbæk, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Bettina Husebø, Irene Mari Røen, Pernille Thingstad and Gro Gujord Tangen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:396

    Content type: Research

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  37. Subjective age refers to how young or old individuals experience themselves to be and is associated with health status, behavioral, cognitive, and biological processes that influence frailty. However, little r...

    Authors: Yuxiao Li, Minhui Liu, Christina E. Miyawaki, Xiaocao Sun, Tianxue Hou, Siyuan Tang and Sarah L. Szanton

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:395

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Early mobilization after surgery is a key recommendation for people with hip fracture, however this is achieved by only 50% of people. Recumbent bike riding has been used in other populations with limited mobi...

    Authors: Catherine M. Said, Marisa Delahunt, Andrew Hardidge, Paul Smith, Phong Tran, Luke McDonald, Emmanuel Kefalianos, Cathy Daniel and Sue Berney

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:394

    Content type: Research

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  39. Among many screening tools that have been developed to detect frailty in older adults, Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) is a valid, reliable and easy-to-use tool that has been translated in several languages. The ...

    Authors: Ioannis Vrettos, Panagiota Voukelatou, Stefani Panayiotou, Andreas Kyvetos, Andreas Kalliakmanis, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Petros P. Sfikakis and Dimitris Niakas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:393

    Content type: Research

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  40. Previous studies have pointed to the impact of self-perceptions of aging (SPA) on self-reported physical function in later life. However, less is known about associations of SPA with objectively measured physi...

    Authors: Anne Blawert, Sebastian Krumpoch, Ellen Freiberger and Susanne Wurm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:392

    Content type: Research

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  41. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components. However, it is unclear whether a low concentration of vitamin D is the cause or consequence o...

    Authors: Jing Xiao, Jingyi Lv, Shiyu Wang, Yang Zhou, Lunwen Chen, Juying Lu, Xiaoyi Zhang, Xiaojian Wang, Yunjuan Gu and Qingyun Lu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:391

    Content type: Research

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  42. Measuring person-centred outcomes and using this information to improve service delivery is a challenge for many care providers. We aimed to identify predictors of QoL among older adults receiving community-ba...

    Authors: Joyce Siette, Mikaela L. Jorgensen, Andrew Georgiou, Laura Dodds, Tom McClean and Johanna I. Westbrook

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:390

    Content type: Research

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  43. Older adults at a higher risk of adverse outcomes and mortality if they get infected with Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2). These undesired outcomes are because ageing is associate...

    Authors: Hani Hussien, Andra Nastasa, Mugurel Apetrii, Ionut Nistor, Mirko Petrovic and Adrian Covic

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:389

    Content type: Review

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  44. Older people’s oral health has improved, and many retain their natural teeth throughout their life. However, their daily oral care can be more difficult because of compromised general health and the reduced ca...

    Authors: Susanne Koistinen, Katri Ståhlnacke, Lena Olai, Anna Ehrenberg and Eva Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:388

    Content type: Research article

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