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  1. Studies on examining the relationship between physical activity patterns and frailty are lacking. This study examined physical activity patterns in older people and investigated the relationship between physic...

    Authors: Yen-Kuang Lin, Chen-Yueh Chen, Denise Shuk Ting Cheung, Jed Montayre, Chen-Yin Lee and Mu-Hsing Ho
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:867
  2. Aging simulation games are established educational interventions to make older patients’ perspectives noticeable, raise awareness about their needs, and positively influence attitudes toward older adults. Due ...

    Authors: Anne-Kathrin Geier, Stefan Lippmann, Antje Rau, Anne Schrimpf, Markus Bleckwenn and Tobias Deutsch
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:865
  3. Loneliness is a major health issue among older adults. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between loneliness, in its social and emotional facets, and the cognitive (language), and behavioral/...

    Authors: Elena Carbone, Federica Piras, Francesca Ferrari Pellegrini, Paolo Caffarra and Erika Borella
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:859
  4. Routinely collected health administrative data can be used to estimate the prevalence or incidence of dementia at a population level but can be inaccurate. This study aimed to examine the accuracy of hospital ...

    Authors: Eric P. F. Chow, Benjumin Hsu, Louise M. Waite, Fiona M. Blyth, David J. Handelsman, David G. Le Couteur, Vasi Naganathan and Fiona F. Stanaway
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:858
  5. Home-dwelling frail older adults are often faced with multimorbidity and complex care needs, requiring health and social care systems that support frail older adults to age in place. The objective of this pape...

    Authors: Olivia Yip, Suzanne Dhaini, Jan Esser, Flaka Siqeca, Maria Jose Mendieta, Evelyn Huber, Andreas Zeller, Sabina De Geest, Mieke Deschodt, Franziska Zúñiga, Leah L. Zullig and Heather A. King
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:857
  6. All societies are going through a longevity revolution. Inflating the elderly’s age group will present many challenges to the healthcare system. A better health workforce is needed to meet this demand. Little ...

    Authors: Rawan Alqahtani, Shadan Almuhaidib and Hoda Jradi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:856
  7. Previous studies observed that sleep disorders potentially increased the risk of asthma and asthmatic exacerbation. We aimed to examine whether excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), probable insomnia, objective sho...

    Authors: Zhigang Hu, Yufeng Tian, Xinyu Song, Fanjun Zeng, Ke Hu and Ailan Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:855
  8. Older adults with cognitive impairment are frequently hospitalized and discharged to facility-based transitional care programs (TCPs). However, it is unknown whether TCPs are effective in improving their funct...

    Authors: Alexia Cumal, Tracey J. F. Colella, Martine T. Puts, Poonam Sehgal, Sheryl Robertson and Katherine S. McGilton
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:854
  9. Although the health benefits of physical activity are well documented, most older adults are not sufficiently active. There is a need to explore approaches to physical activity promotion amongst older adults t...

    Authors: Maddison L. Mellow, Melissa J. Hull, Ashleigh E. Smith, Thomas P. Wycherley, Danielle Girard and Alyson J. Crozier
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:853
  10. Elder abuse is a serious issue with a global prevalence of 15.7% in the community setting. Persons with dementia are at higher risk of elder abuse than the older population in general. With a high and increasi...

    Authors: Gunn Steinsheim, Susan Saga, Bonnie Olsen, Helene Kjeka Broen and Wenche Malmedal
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:852
  11. Medication-related harm (MRH) is an escalating global challenge especially among older adults. The period following hospital discharge carries high-risk for MRH due to medication discrepancies, limited patient...

    Authors: Khalid Ali, Ekow A. Mensah, Eugene Ace McDermott, Frances A. Kirkham, Jennifer Stevenson, Victoria Hamer, Nikesh Parekh, Rebekah Schiff, Tischa Van Der Cammen, Stephen Nyangoma, Sally Fowler-Davis, Graham Davies, Heather Gage and Chakravarthi Rajkumar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:850
  12. Demographic changes are leading to growing care needs of older people and creating a challenge for healthcare systems worldwide. Nursing homes (NHs) need to provide care for growing numbers of residents while ...

    Authors: Anke Desch, Bernd Förstner, Jörg Artmann, Andreas Häusler, Michael Hauptmann, Sibel Altin, Michael Rapp and Christine Holmberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:849
  13. Quality of life (QOL) is a complex concept known for being influenced by socio-demographic characteristics, individual needs, perceptions and expectations. The study investigates influences of such heterogeneo...

    Authors: Lidia Băjenaru, Alexandru Balog, Ciprian Dobre, Rozeta Drăghici and Gabriel-Ioan Prada
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:848
  14. We have witnessed frailty, which characterized by a decline in physiological reserves, become a major public health issue in older adults. Understanding the influential factors associated with frailty may help...

    Authors: Yin Yuan, Siyang Lin, Xiaoming Huang, Na Li, Jiaxin Zheng, Feng Huang and Pengli Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:847
  15. Studies have shown chronic disease-based healthcare utilization inequity is common. Hence, exploring this issue can help in establishing targeted measures and protecting the rights and interests of vulnerable ...

    Authors: Jie Zhao, Chaoyang Yan, Dan Han, Yunyi Wu, Hui Liao, Ying Ma, Mei Zhang, Sangsang Li and Jing Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:846
  16. Few data are available regarding post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) in non-cardiothoracic surgery, particularly orthopedic surgery. Hence, given the frequent incidence of POAF after surgery and its mark...

    Authors: Pierre Gay, Bastien Genet, Audrey Rouet, Rana Alkouri, Judith Cohen-Bittan, Jacques Boddaert and Lorène Zerah
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:845
  17. Although studies have shown that depressive symptoms are associated with an increased risk of hip fracture (HF). Depressive symptoms are dynamic, and it is unclear whether HF risk persists if depressive sympto...

    Authors: Zhiwei Lian, Chunsu Zhu, Haowen Yuan and Jianmin Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:844
  18. Living arrangements are critical to the survival and well-being of older people, especially in China where the filial piety culture demands adult children care for and serve their parents. The study aimed to e...

    Authors: Yifan Yu, Junqi Lv, Jing Liu, Yueqiao Chen, Kejin Chen and Yanfang Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:843
  19. Hip fractures are a global problem, and it will probably increase. Hip fractures impair health aspects which creates demands on postoperative care. This study describes and compares patients with hip fracture ...

    Authors: Amanda Hammer, Katarina Ljungberg, Tony Bohman and Åsa G Andersson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:842
  20. Polypharmacy can be defined as using five or more medications simultaneously. “Medication-related problems”, an extension of polypharmacy, includes inappropriate prescribing, poor adherence, overdosage, underd...

    Authors: Lizhen Ye, Junwen Yang-Huang, Carmen Betsy Franse, Tomislav Rukavina, Vanja Vasiljev, Francesco Mattace-Raso, Arpana Verma, Tamara Alhambra Borrás, Tasos Rentoumis and Hein Raat
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:841
  21. Family physicians serve an important role in the care of older adults, and have variable levels of training and comfort navigating this complex patient population. The Care of the Elderly (COE) Certificate of ...

    Authors: Rebecca H. Correia, Lawrence Grierson, Ilana Allice, Henry Yu-Hin Siu, Alison Baker, Janelle Panday and Meredith Vanstone
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:840
  22. The oldest-old (aged 80 or older) are the most rapidly growing age group, and they are more likely to suffer from cognitive impairment, leading to severe medical and economic burdens. The influence of intergen...

    Authors: Qingqing Yang and Jinzhu Jia
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:838
  23. With an increasingly ageing population worldwide, the predominant attitude towards ageing is still negative. Negative stereotypes have detrimental effects on individuals’ physical and mental health. Evidence i...

    Authors: Madeleine Thelu, Bobbie Webster, Katy Jones and Martin Orrell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:837
  24. Frail cardiac surgery patients have an increased risk of worse postoperative outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation of a novel Telehealth Home monitoring Enhanced-Frailty And Ca...

    Authors: Shreya Sarkar, Jeffrey MacLeod, Ansar Hassan, Keith R. Brunt, Krisan Palmer and Jean-François Légaré
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:836
  25. Influenza vaccination varies widely across long-term care facilities (LTCFs) due to staff behaviors, LTCF practices, and patient factors. It is unclear how seasonal LTCF vaccination varies between cohabitating...

    Authors: Emily T. O’Neill, Elliott Bosco, Erin Persico, Joe B. Silva, Melissa R. Riester, Patience Moyo, Robertus van Aalst, Matthew M. Loiacono, Ayman Chit, Stefan Gravenstein and Andrew R. Zullo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:835
  26. Unlike the numerous studies concerning the role of dietary inflammatory potential in chronic diseases, limited studies focused on the association of dietary inflammatory potential with handgrip strength (HGS) ...

    Authors: Zahra Esmaeily, Shahrzad Daei, Mahshid Rezaei, Atefeh Eyvazkhani, Zahra Tajary, Marjan Mansouri Dara and Ahmad Reza Dorosty Motlagh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:834
  27. Unmet needs for home support occur when any support services perceived by older people as needed are not being received. Not meeting these needs can negatively impact older adults’ quality of life, and increas...

    Authors: Maria Jose Mendieta, Sabina M De Geest, Geert Goderis, Olivia Yip, Mieke Deschodt and Suzanne Dhaini
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:833
  28. The identification of factors that specifically influence pathological and successful cognitive aging is a prerequisite for implementing disease prevention and promoting successful aging. However, multi-domain...

    Authors: Yiru Yang, Yaojing Chen, Caishui Yang, Kewei Chen, Xin Li and Zhanjun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:831
  29. Somatosensory deficits and abnormal pain sensitivity are highly prevalent among stroke survivors, which negatively impacts their quality of life and recovery process. However, the factors for pressure pain thr...

    Authors: Yong-Hui Zhang, Hao-Ran Xu, Yu-Chen Wang, Gong-Wei Hu, Xiao-Qin Ding, Xiao-Hua Shen, Hui Yang, Ji-Feng Rong and Xue-Qiang Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:830
  30. Among older adults, postoperative urinary tract infection is associated with significant harms including increased risk of hospital readmission and perioperative mortality. While risk of urinary tract infectio...

    Authors: Susan A. Tuddenham, Susan L. Gearhart, E. James Wright III and Victoria L. Handa
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:828
  31. The World Health Organization (WHO) encourages healthy ageing strategies to help develop and maintain older people’s functional abilities in five domains: their ability to meet basic needs; learn, grow, and ma...

    Authors: Ivy Yan Zhao, Jed Montayre, Angela Y. M. Leung, Jann Foster, Ariana Kong, Stephen Neville, Ramona Ludolph, Christopher Mikton, Alana Officer and Alex Molassiotis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:827
  32. Kidney transplantation is the definitive treatment for end stage renal disease (ESRD), offering improved quality of life and survival benefit over remaining on dialysis. There is, however, a prevailing signifi...

    Authors: Okechukwu Okidi, Videha Sharma, Oana Piscoran, Fiona Biggins, Rajinder Singh and Titus Augustine
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:826
  33. Few studies have explored the Central Nervous System (CNS) infection illness trajectory among older persons with dementia in sub-Saharan African (SSA) settings. This study explored the Caregiver’s perspectives...

    Authors: Deo Benyumiza, Edward Kumakech, Jastine Gutu, Jude Banihani, Joshua Mandap, Zohray M. Talib, Edith K. Wakida, Samuel Maling and Celestino Obua
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:825
  34. Benzodiazepines (BZD) are widely prescribed to older adults despite their association with increased fall injury. Our aim is to better characterize risk-elevating factors among those prescribed BZD.

    Authors: Donovan T. Maust, Amy S. B. Bohnert, Julie Strominger, Neil Alexander, Lillian Min, Geoffrey J. Hoffman and Jason E. Goldstick
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:824
  35. Previous studies have inconsistent associations between changes in sleep duration and cognitive function and have not separated interindividual effects from intraindividual effects. This study aimed to examine...

    Authors: Chao Li, Xianying Min, Gang Cheng, Yan Yan and Zexuan Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:823
  36. Where it has been determined that a resident in a nursing home living with dementia loses decisional capacity, nursing home staff must deliver care that is in the person's best interests. Ideally, decisions sh...

    Authors: Andrew J E Harding, Julie Doherty, Laura Bavelaar, Catherine Walshe, Nancy Preston, Sharon Kaasalainen, Tamara Sussman, Jenny T van der Steen, Nicola Cornally, Irene Hartigan, Martin Loucka, Karolina Vlckova, Paola Di Giulio, Silvia Gonella and Kevin Brazil
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:822
  37. Population-based studies on physical performance provide important information on older people’s health but rarely include the oldest and least-healthy segment of the population. The aim of this study was to p...

    Authors: Kjerstin N. Melsæter, Gro G. Tangen, Håvard K. Skjellegrind, Beatrix Vereijken, Bjørn H. Strand and Pernille Thingstad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:821
  38. Tooth loss has been reportedly associated with shorter disability-free life expectancy (DFLE). However, no study has explored whether oral self-care offsets reduction in DFLE. The present study aimed to assess...

    Authors: Maya Yamato, Sanae Matsuyama, Yoshitaka Murakami, Jun Aida, Yukai Lu, Yumi Sugawara and Ichiro Tsuji
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:820
  39. A limited amount of research has examined how nature-based palliative rehabilitation can be implemented in nursing homes for people with dementia, even though evidence suggests that these gardens are underused...

    Authors: Tanja Schmidt, Marie Christoffersen Gramkow, Dorthe Varning Poulsen, Louise Holm Miller, Lene Wermuth and Ulrika K. Stigsdotter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:819
  40. This paper presents the protocol of the 4th round of Iranian Multi-center Osteoporosis Study (IMOS), a national survey with the primary objective of estimating the prevalence of osteoporosis and sarcopenia and th...

    Authors: Kazem Khalagi, Noushin Fahimfar, Fatemeh Hajivalizadeh, Mahnaz Sanjari, Mohammad Javad Mansourzadeh, Safoora Gharibzadeh, Gita Shafiee, Koorosh Kamali, Farshid Alaeddini, Farshad Farzadfar, Samaneh Mohseni, Nazli Namazi, Farideh Razi, Kobra Gorgani, Katayoun Kateb Saber, Nekoo Panahi…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:818
  41. Ketosis has been exploited for its neuroprotective impact and treatment of neurological conditions via ketone production. Exogenous medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) supplementation may induce nutritional ketosi...

    Authors: Panagiotis Giannos, Konstantinos Prokopidis, Irene Lidoriki, Konstantinos K. Triantafyllidis, Konstantinos S. Kechagias, Kamil Celoch, Darren G. Candow, Sergej M. Ostojic and Scott C. Forbes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:817
  42. Functional independence limitations restrict older adult self-sufficiency and can reduce quality of life. This systematic review and cost of impairment study examined the costs of functional independence limit...

    Authors: Ryan S. Falck, Alexis G. Percival, Daria Tai and Jennifer C. Davis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:815
  43. The effects of physical fitness and age on motor function in older adults who continue to exercise remain unclear. This study aimed to examine the effects of participation in self-management exercise groups in...

    Authors: Mieko Yokozuka, Kanako Okazaki, Masayuki Hoshi, Ayumi Shiine and Tomoko Fukumoto
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:814
  44. In Finland, the ‘day activity service’ is targeted at older home care clients who are unable to participate in other available activities due to poor health or functional disabilities. The aim of the day activ...

    Authors: Hanna Ristolainen, Leena Forma, Jemma Hawkins and Elisa Tiilikainen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:810

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