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  1. Restraint use is a complex and challenging issue in home care. Due to socio-demographic trends, worldwide home healthcare providers are faced with an increasing demand for restraint use from informal caregiver...

    Authors: Kristien Scheepmans, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Louis Paquay, Hendrik Van Gansbeke and Koen Milisen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:169

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  2. Due to the shift to an older population worldwide and an increased need for 24-h care, finding new and alternative approaches to increase wellbeing among nursing home (NH) residents is highly warranted. To gui...

    Authors: Gørill Haugan, Britt Moene Kuven, Wenche Mjanger Eide, Siv Eriksen Taasen, Eva Rinnan, Vivien Xi Wu, Jorunn Drageset and Beate André

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:168

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  3. The European population is rapidly ageing. There is an urgent need for innovative solutions to reduce fall risk in older adults. Perturbation-based gait training is a promising new method to improve reactive b...

    Authors: Markus M. Rieger, Selma Papegaaij, Frans Steenbrink, Jaap H. van Dieën and Mirjam Pijnappels

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:167

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  4. While physical activity interventions have been reported to reduce hospital stays, it is not clear if, in the general population, usual physical activity patterns may be associated with subsequent hospital use...

    Authors: Robert Luben, Shabina Hayat, Nicholas Wareham, Paul Pharoah and Kay-Tee Khaw

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:165

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  5. Frailty is a highly recognized geriatric syndrome resulting in decline in reserve across multiple physiological systems. Impaired physical function is one of the major indicators of frailty. The goal of this s...

    Authors: Danya Pradeep Kumar, Nima Toosizadeh, Jane Mohler, Hossein Ehsani, Cassidy Mannier and Kaveh Laksari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:164

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  6. Several efforts have been made to change management of neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in nursing homes, however only few were successful. Numerous barriers to change in healthcare were identified, yet only on...

    Authors: Charlotte F. van Teunenbroek, Kim Verhagen, Martin Smalbrugge, Anke Persoon, Sytse U. Zuidema and Debby L. Gerritsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:163

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  7. In patients with permanent pacemakers (PPM), physical activity (PA) can be monitored using embedded accelerometers to measure pacemaker detected active hours (PDAH), a strong predictor of mortality. We examine...

    Authors: Venkata K. Puppala, Benjamin C. Hofeld, Amberly Anger, Sudhi Tyagi, Scott J. Strath, Judith Fox, Marcie G. Berger, Kwang Woo Ahn and Michael E. Widlansky

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:162

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  8. Less educational training is consistently associated with incident dementia among older adults, but associations between income and financial strain with incident dementia have not been well tested in national...

    Authors: Laura J. Samuel, Sarah L. Szanton, Jennifer L. Wolff, Katherine A. Ornstein, Lauren J. Parker and Laura N. Gitlin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:156

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  9. Declines in bone, muscle and physical performance are associated with adverse health outcomes in older adults. However, few studies have described concurrent age-related patterns of change in these factors. Th...

    Authors: Peggy M. Cawthon, Neeta Parimi, Lisa Langsetmo, Jane A. Cauley, Kristine E. Ensrud, Steven R. Cummings, Nancy E. Lane, Andrew R. Hoffman, Jodi Lapidus, Thomas M. Gill, Charles E. McCulloch, Marcia L. Stefanick, Deborah M. Kado, Rebecca Drieling and Eric S. Orwoll

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:161

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  10. Geriatric assessment upon admission may reveal factors that contribute to adverse outcomes in hospitalized older patients. The purposes of this study were to derive a Frailty Index (FI-PAC) from the interRAI P...

    Authors: Hanna Kerminen, Heini Huhtala, Pirkko Jäntti, Jaakko Valvanne and Esa Jämsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:160

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  11. Frailty describes an age-related clinical state and can be regarded as a predictive factor for fall, disability, hospitalization, and death in the elderly. Previous studies proved that frailty could be reverse...

    Authors: Jing Chang, Yun Gao, Xiang-Yang Fang, Su-Mei Zhao, Yuan-Ping Hou and Qian-Mei Sun

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:159

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  12. Social prescribing is encouraged to promote well-being, reduce isolation and loneliness. Traditional, generalist day centres for older people could be suggested by social prescribing, but little is known about...

    Authors: Katharine Orellana, Jill Manthorpe and Anthea Tinker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:158

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  13. Ocular imaging receives much attention as a source of potential biomarkers for dementia. In the present study, we analyze these ocular biomarkers in cognitively impaired and healthy participants in a populatio...

    Authors: Jacoba A. van de Kreeke, Nienke Legdeur, Maryam Badissi, H. Ton Nguyen, Elles Konijnenberg, Jori Tomassen, Mara ten Kate, Anouk den Braber, Andrea B. Maier, H. Stevie Tan, Frank D. Verbraak and Pieter Jelle Visser

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:155

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  14. The efficiency of the fast-track (FT) process in the management of patients in Emergency Departments is well demonstrated, but there is a lack of research focused on older adults. The aim of our study was to v...

    Authors: B. Gasperini, F. Pierri, E. Espinosa, A. Fazi, G. Maracchini and A. Cherubini

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:154

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  15. Retirees face numerous challenges, including disassociation from persons in their social networks in Nigeria. Perceived social isolation or loneliness could impair the quality of life in old age, and lead to m...

    Authors: Chima C. Igbokwe, Veronica J. Ejeh, Olaoluwa S. Agbaje, Prince Ifeanachor Christian Umoke, Cylia N. Iweama and Eyuche L. Ozoemena

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:153

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  16. Frailty exposes older people to an elevated risk of a range of negative outcomes. Emerging evidence that frailty can be effectively treated within community settings has stimulated calls for more proactive scr...

    Authors: Rachel C. Ambagtsheer, Mandy M. Archibald, Michael Lawless, Alison Kitson and Justin Beilby

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:152

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  17. Aging is associated with a high risk for cardiovascular disease. The relation of obesity and risk of cardiovascular events appears to be more closely linked to certain clinical or metabolic phenotypes than to ...

    Authors: Francisco M. Gutierrez-Mariscal, Antonio García-Ríos, Purificación Gómez-Luna, Carolina Fernández-Gandara, Magdalena P. Cardelo, Silvia de la Cruz-Ares, Fernando Rodriguez-Cantalejo, Raul M. Luque, Ana León-Acuña, Javier Delgado-Lista, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Elena M. Yubero-Serrano and Jose Lopez-Miranda

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:151

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  18. This study explored the effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on the decline of cognitive ability among the elderly. To compensate for the limitations of self-reported physical activity, objecti...

    Authors: Zhi-jian Wu, Zhu-ying Wang, Bing-qian Hu, Xu-hui Zhang, Fan Zhang, Hou-lei Wang and Fang-hui Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:149

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  19. Outbreaks of norovirus infection can have detrimental impacts on long-term care facilities. This study investigated the incidence, clinical picture, treatment and resource use of norovirus gastroenteritis in l...

    Authors: Saori Fujiki, Tatsuro Ishizaki and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:148

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  20. Inappropriate drug prescribing causes preventable drug-related adverse events that result in increased morbidity and mortality, additional costs and diminished quality of life. Numerous initiatives have been l...

    Authors: F. Correard, M. Montaleytang, M. Costa, M. Astolfi, K. Baumstarck, S. Loubière, K. Amichi, P. Auquier, P. Verger, P. Villani, S. Honore and A. Daumas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:147

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  21. This study investigated the association between non-exercise based estimation of cardiorespiratory fitness (eCRF) and metabolic syndrome (Mets) in Korean adults aged 18 years and older (13,400 women and 9885 m...

    Authors: Inhwan Lee, Shinuk Kim and Hyunsik Kang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:146

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  22. Indigenous people continue to experience high rates of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) at younger ages than other populations, resulting in an increase in health and social care needs. Those who provide serv...

    Authors: Sharlene Webkamigad, Robyn Rowe, Shanna Peltier, Amanda Froehlich Chow, Katherine S. McGilton and Jennifer D. Walker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:145

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  23. Frailty is a multidimensional syndrome that leads to an increase of an age-related disorder of several physiological systems, and cognitive abilities decline. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalen...

    Authors: Sonia Hammami, Amira Zarrouk, Cecile Piron, Ioana Almas, Nabil Sakly and Veronique Latteur

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:144

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  24. Obesity is a disease characterized by much fat accumulation and abnormal distribution, which was related to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus (DM) and muscular skeletal diseases. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Yu-Jie Zhang, Shi-Hui Fu, Jing-Xin Wang, Xin Zhao, Yao Yao and Xiao-Ying Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:143

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  25. In Germany, advance care planning (ACP) was first introduced by law in 2015. However, ACP is still uncommon in Germany and only few people have advance directive forms. This study aims to evaluate an ACP progr...

    Authors: Rieke Schnakenberg, Katharina Silies, Almuth Berg, Änne Kirchner, Henriette Langner, Yuliya Chuvayaran, Juliane Köberlein-Neu, Burkhard Haastert, Birgitt Wiese, Gabriele Meyer, Sascha Köpke and Falk Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:142

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  26. Fear of falling (FoF) in the elderly is one of the major public health concerns in this era of aging of the population. As there is limited evidence on how cognitive function may differ by social support level...

    Authors: Thi Hue Man Vo, Keiko Nakamura, Kaoruko Seino, Hoang Thuy Linh Nguyen and Thang Van Vo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:141

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  27. Hospital falls remain a frequent and debilitating problem worldwide. Most hospital falls prevention strategies have targeted clinician education, environmental modifications, assistive devices, hospital system...

    Authors: Hazel Heng, Dana Jazayeri, Louise Shaw, Debra Kiegaldie, Anne-Marie Hill and Meg E. Morris

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:140

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  28. Frailty is an emerging public health concern among aging populations. Although socioeconomic status is a well-known contributor to frailty, there is limited research investigating the effects of poverty on fra...

    Authors: Hin Moi Youn, Hyeon Ji Lee, Doo Woong Lee and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:139

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  29. The relationship between frailty and dementia is unclear and there are very few population-based studies regarding this issue in China. The purpose of this study is to estimate the association between frailty ...

    Authors: Minghui Li, Yueqin Huang, Zhaorui Liu, Rui Shen, Hongguang Chen, Chao Ma, Tingting Zhang, Shuran Li and Martin Prince

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:138

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  30. Living arrangements have impact on life satisfaction among older adults. However, the mechanism how it works has received less attention. This study aims to examine the mediating role of meaning in life and so...

    Authors: Yan Lin, Huimin Xiao, Xiuyan Lan, Shuangshuang Wen and Shaoshao Bao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:136

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  31. With the increasing number of people surviving into older age in Africa, dementia is becoming a public health concern. Understanding the social dynamics of dementia in resource-limited settings is critical for...

    Authors: Judith Owokuhaisa, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Edith Wakida, Celestino Obua and Stephanie S. Buss

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:135

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  32. Senior centers offer important opportunities for physical activity and social interaction. Seniors who visit a senior center regularly can gain physical activity from transportation and from specific activitie...

    Authors: Oriol Marquet, Monika Maciejewska, Xavier Delclòs-Alió, Guillem Vich, Jasper Schipperijn and Carme Miralles-Guasch

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:134

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  33. Families do not fully disengage from care responsibilities following relatives’ admissions to residential long-term (RLTC) care settings such as nursing homes. Caregiver stress, depression, or other key outcom...

    Authors: Joseph E. Gaugler, Tamara L. Statz, Robyn W. Birkeland, Katie W. Louwagie, Colleen M. Peterson, Rachel Zmora, Ann Emery, Hayley R. McCarron, Kenneth Hepburn, Carol J. Whitlatch, Mary S. Mittelman and David L. Roth

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:133

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  34. Physical activity may decrease the risk of dementia; however, previous cohort studies seldom investigated the different types of physical activity and household activities. Our objective was to analyze the lin...

    Authors: Caroline Dupré, Bienvenu Bongue, Catherine Helmer, Jean François Dartigues, David Hupin, Frédéric Roche, Claudine Berr and Isabelle Carrière

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:132

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  35. An increasingly high number of patients admitted to hospital have dementia. Hospital environments can be particularly confusing and challenging for people living with dementia (Plwd) impacting their wellbeing ...

    Authors: Ilianna Lourida, Ruth Gwernan-Jones, Rebecca Abbott, Morwenna Rogers, Colin Green, Susan Ball, Anthony Hemsley, Debbie Cheeseman, Linda Clare, Darren Moore, Chrissy Hussey, George Coxon, David J. Llewellyn, Tina Naldrett and Jo Thompson Coon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:131

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  36. It is important to clarify the transitions and related factors of frailty for prevention of frailty. We evaluated the transitions of frailty among community-dwelling older adults and examined the predictors of...

    Authors: Bo Ye, Hao Chen, Limei Huang, Ye Ruan, Shige Qi, Yanfei Guo, Zhezhou Huang, Shuangyuan Sun, Xiuqin Chen, Yan Shi, Junling Gao and Yonggen Jiang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:130

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  37. Adequate access to healthcare is associated with lower risks of mortality at older ages. However, it is largely unknown how many more years of life can be attributed to having adequate access to healthcare com...

    Authors: Lisha Hao, Xin Xu, Matthew E. Dupre, Aimei Guo, Xufan Zhang, Li Qiu, Yuan Zhao and Danan Gu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:129

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  38. Little is known about treatment provided to people living in nursing care facilities (NCFs) after hospital admission for hip fracture. In addition, there are no clinical guidelines for rehabilitation and recov...

    Authors: Maggie Killington, Owen Davies, Maria Crotty, Rhiannon Crane, Naomi Pratt, Kylie Mills, Arabella McInnes, Susan Kurrle and Ian D. Cameron

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:128

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  39. The implementation of evidence-based interventions for people with dementia is complex and challenging. However, successful implementation might be a key element to ensure evidence-based practice and high qual...

    Authors: Melanie Karrer, Julian Hirt, Adelheid Zeller and Susi Saxer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:127

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  40. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to the risk of frailty. However, there are limited methods for evaluations of the potential association of vitamin D with frailty in a longevous (80+) population. The aim o...

    Authors: Qi Xiao, Meiliyang Wu, Jinrui Cui, Mengmei Yuan, Ye Chen and Tieying Zeng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:126

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  41. The early identification of individuals at high risk for adverse outcomes by a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in resource-limited primary care settings enables tailored treatments, however, the evide...

    Authors: Marcos Daniel Saraiva, Amanda Lagreca Venys, Fábio Luiz Pantaleão Abdalla, Mariana Seabra Fernandes, Priscila Henriques Pisoli, Danilsa Margareth da Rocha Vilhena Sousa, Barbara Lobo Bianconi, Expedita Ângela Henrique, Vanessa Silva Suller Garcia, Lucas Henrique de Mendonça Maia, Gisele Sayuri Suzuki, Priscila Gonçalves Serrano, Marcel Hiratsuka, Claudia Szlejf, Wilson Jacob-Filho and Sérgio Márcio Pacheco Paschoal

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:124

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  42. Hip fractures constitute a major health problem in elderly people and are often fall-related. Several factors can contribute to a fall episode leading to hip fracture, including fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRI...

    Authors: Charlotte Uggerhøj Andersen, Pernille Overgaard Lassen, Hussain Qassim Usman, Nadja Albertsen, Lars Peter Nielsen and Stig Andersen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:121

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  43. Despite a non-specific nature of self-rated health (SRH), it seems to be a strong predictor of mortality. The aim of this study is to assess the association of SRH and objective health status (OH) with all-cau...

    Authors: Maarit Wuorela, Sirkku Lavonius, Marika Salminen, Tero Vahlberg, Matti Viitanen and Laura Viikari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:120

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  44. Little is known about the role of frailty in the recovery process of disability among older adults. We examined the association between frailty and recovery from activities of daily living (ADL) and instrument...

    Authors: Weihao Xu, Ya-Xi Li, Yixin Hu and Chenkai Wu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:119

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  45. Hip fractures represent a global public health issue that demands high cost both from the patient and from the society. Functional exercise in the subacute phase of a hip fracture is essential in reducing thes...

    Authors: Irene Vestøl, Jonas Debesay, Zada Pajalic and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:118

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  46. Despite increasing digitalisation the paper-based medication list remains one of the most important instruments for the documentation and exchange of medication-related information. However, even elderly patie...

    Authors: Cornelia Straßner, Cornelia Mahler, Beate Strauß, Ulrich Wehrmann, Katja Krug, Joachim Szecsenyi, Walter Emil Haefeli and Hanna Marita Seidling

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:116

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