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  1. Frailty is recognized as a geriatric syndrome associated with depression. The consequences and mechanism of frailty transitions are still understudied. This study assessed the influence of frailty transitions ...

    Authors: Nataliya Nerobkova, Yu Shin Park, Eun-Cheol Park and Jaeyong Shin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:148
  2. Literacy has become an increasingly serious problem, especially as it relates to health care. In this regard, health literacy (HL), as a cognitive skill, has proven to be an influential factor to improve of th...

    Authors: Gholamhossein Mehralian, Ali Reza Yusefi, Esmat Rezabeigi Davarani, Sudabeh Ahmadidarrehsima and Parnian Nikmanesh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:147
  3. Ageing poses a huge challenge to the Chinese social welfare system. However, a national long-term care (LTC) instrument has not been established yet. This study aimed to analyse and compare the content of six ...

    Authors: Yan Gao, Jingpu Zhao, Xiangxiang Liu, Xiaohua Xie and Yulong Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:146
  4. Increasing trends in risky health behaviours contribute to chronic health problems among the rapidly growing ageing population. Therefore, we examined the association between risky health behaviours and chroni...

    Authors: Joseph Kojo Oduro, Joshua Okyere and Jonas Kwame Mawuli Tawiah Nyador
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:145
  5. This randomized controlled trial aimed to compare the effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMFT) and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on pain and physical function of participants with knee osteoart...

    Authors: Michal Elboim-Gabyzon and Fouad Nahhas
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:144
  6. Rapidly progressive dementia (RPD) is a syndrome originating from various diseases. Recent advances have allowed a better understanding of its categories and spectrum; however, it remains challenging to make a...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Liu, Yan Sun, Xuyan Zhang, Ping Liu, Kan Zhang, Lihua Yu, Yujie Su, Yuan Yuan, Qing Ke and Guoping Peng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:142
  7. Older people with impaired executive function (EF) might have an increased fall risk, but prospective studies with prolonged follow-up are scarce. This study aimed to investigate the association between a) EF ...

    Authors: Cindi Smith, Laurence Seematter-Bagnoud, Brigitte Santos-Eggimann, Helene Krief and Christophe J. Bula
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:140
  8. There are several national and international criteria available for identifying potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) for older people. The prevalence of PIM use may vary depending on the criteria used....

    Authors: Jasmin Paulamäki, Johanna Jyrkkä, Virva Hyttinen and Esa Jämsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:139
  9. One of the risk factors for getting seriously ill from COVID-19 and reaching high mortality rates is older age. Older age is also associated with comorbidities, which are risk factors for severe COVID-19 infec...

    Authors: María Elena Camacho-Moll, Zayra Ramírez-Daher, Brenda Leticia Escobedo-Guajardo, Julio César Dávila-Valero, Brenda Ludmila Rodríguez-de la Garza and Mario Bermúdez de León
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:138
  10. Polypharmacy and inappropriate medications may be a modifiable risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). Medication therapy management (MTM) interventions may mitigate medication-induce...

    Authors: Noah I. Smith, Ashley I. Martinez, Mark Huffmyer, Lynne Eckmann, Rosmy George, Erin L. Abner, Gregory A. Jicha and Daniela C. Moga
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:137
  11. Frailty is a complex age-related clinical condition that increases vulnerability to stressors. Early recognition of frailty is challenging. While primary care providers (PCPs) serve as the first point of conta...

    Authors: Ramtin Hakimjavadi, Sathya Karunananthan, Celeste Fung, Cheryl Levi, Mary Helmer-Smith, James LaPlante, Mohamed Gazarin, Arya Rahgozar, Amir Afkham, Erin Keely and Clare Liddy
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:136
  12. Hip fracture (HF) is a significant cause of mortality among older people. Almost half of the patients with HF have dementia, which increases the mortality risk further. Cognitive impairment is associated with ...

    Authors: Erika Olofsson, Yngve Gustafson, Sebastian Mukka, Eva Tengman, Lenita Lindgren and Birgitta Olofsson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:135
  13. The National Early Warning Score 2 (NEWS2) is a scoring tool predictive of poor outcome in hospitalised patients. Older patients with COVID-19 have increased risk of poor outcome, but it is not known if frailt...

    Authors: Peter Selmer Rønningen, Marte Meyer Walle-Hansen, Håkon Ihle-Hansen, Elizabeth Lyster Andersen, Arnljot Tveit and Marius Myrstad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:134
  14. Nursing home (NH) residents’ experiences are embedded within their relationships to others. Our objectives were to describe how residents and care partners (family or staff members) jointly construct, discuss,...

    Authors: Andrea Gruneir, Matthias Hoben, Adam Easterbrook, Charlotte Jensen, Monica Buencamino, Jaclyn Tompalski, Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Sadaf Ekhlas, Gillian Bever, Ruth Murphy, Carole A. Estabrooks, Janice Keefe and Sheila Marshall
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:133
  15. The GAITRite® system is one of the gold standards for gait electronic analysis, especially for older adults. Previous GAITRite® systems were composed of an electronic roll-up walkway. Recently, a new GAITRite®...

    Authors: Guillaume Sacco, Grégory Ben-Sadoun, Jennifer Gautier, Romain Simon, Maude Goupil, Pauline Laureau, Jade Terrien and Cédric Annweiler
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:132
  16. The risk of older adults being injured or killed in a bicycle accident increases significantly due to the age-related decline of physical function. Therefore, targeted interventions for older adults to improve...

    Authors: Veronika Keppner, Sebastian Krumpoch, Robert Kob, Anja Rappl, Cornel C. Sieber, Ellen Freiberger and Hanna Maria Siebentritt
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:131
  17. Engaging in physical activity and reducing sedentary time in daily life may enable older individuals to maintain muscle mass. This study aimed to investigate the effects of replacing sedentary behavior with li...

    Authors: Ting-Fu Lai, Yung Liao, Ming-Chun Hsueh, Kun-Pei Lin, Ding-Cheng Chan, Yung-Ming Chen and Chiung-Jung Wen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:130
  18. Research assessing the relationship of physical activity and dementia is usually based on studies with individuals younger than 90 years of age. The primary aim of this study was to determine physical activity...

    Authors: Marijn Muurling, Maryam Badissi, Casper de Boer, Nienke Legdeur, Frederik Barkhof, Bart N.M. van Berckel, Andrea B. Maier, Mirjam Pijnappels and Pieter Jelle Visser
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:129
  19. Successful ageing is the term often used for depicting exceptional ageing but a uniform definition is lacking. The aim was to re-examine and describe the successful agers living at home at the age of 84 years ...

    Authors: Anna Viljanen, Marika Salminen, Kerttu Irjala, Päivi Korhonen, Tero Vahlberg, Matti Viitanen, Minna Löppönen and Laura Viikari
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:128
  20. This study aimed to develop and validate a clinical prediction rule to screen older patients at risk of being toxigenic Clostridioides difficile carriers at the time of hospital admission.

    Authors: Ki-Byung Lee, Mina Lee, Jin Woong Suh, Kyung-Sook Yang, Youseung Chung, Jeong Yeon Kim, Sun Bean Kim, Jang Wook Sohn and Young Kyung Yoon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:127
  21. Few studies with controls from the same cohort have investigated the impact of stroke on the ability to live an independent life at old age. We aimed to analyze how great an impact being a stroke survivor woul...

    Authors: Elias Lindvall, Kristin Franzon, Erik Lundström and Lena Kilander
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:126
  22. Low physical activity in care home residents brings about negative mental health consequences, such as higher levels of depression and loneliness. With advancements in communication technology, particularly du...

    Authors: E.F Ofosu, L De Nys, J Connelly, G.C Ryde and A.C Whittaker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:125
  23. The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study – Activities of Daily Living Scale for use in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), the ADCS-ADL-MCI, is an evaluation scale with information provided by an informant/careg...

    Authors: Michele Potashman, Menglan Pang, Muna Tahir, Saeid Shahraz, Sascha Dichter, Robert Perneczky and Sandra Nolte
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:124
  24. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is common after surgery and anesthesia, particularly in older patients. It has been reported that regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) monitoring potentially influ...

    Authors: Xiahao Ding, Tianming Zha, Gulibositan Abudurousuli, Cuimei Zhao, Zixuan Chen, Yang Zhang and Bo Gui
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:123
  25. Constipation was associated with incidence of dementia and cognitive decline. Laxatives are the mainstay of constipation management and are commonly used among older populations for both treatment and preventi...

    Authors: Jiangtao Feng, Nan Zheng, Xutong Fan, Shu Li, Yuhan Jiang, Xianfu Yi and Hongxi Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:122
  26. Research indicates detrimental effects of stress on brain health and cognitive functioning, but population-based studies using comprehensive measures of cognitive decline is lacking. The present study examined...

    Authors: Dinne Skjærlund Christensen, Ellen Garde, Hartwig Roman Siebner and Erik Lykke Mortensen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:121
  27. Older adults represent a large oncologic demographic and are under-represented within oncology research despite constituting nearly two-thirds of the oncologic population in the United States. Because many soc...

    Authors: Clifton P. Thornton, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Madeline Dolinar, Laken C. Roberts Lavigne, Dina George Lansey, Rick Jones, Jeremy Walston, Ravi Varadhan, Melissa Hladek and Philip Imus
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:120
  28. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of combining nutritional and physical activity (PA) factors on four different categories, according to the presence or absence of sarcopenia and central obes...

    Authors: Jong Eun Park, Seulgi Lee and Kirang Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:119
  29. Older adults with cognitive decline need physical activity for maintaining brain health and mitigating cognitive decline. Tai Chi is a safe and gentle aerobic exercise and has been recommended for people with ...

    Authors: Hyunkyoung Oh, Rhayun Song and Seon Joo Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:118

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  30. Ageing in place is the preferred choice for most older adults worldwide. The role of the family as a core care resource has diminished as a result of changes in family structure, thus extending the responsibil...

    Authors: Feng Xiao, Songmei Cao, Mingzhao Xiao, Liling Xie and Qinghua Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:117
  31. Advance care planning (ACP) is highly relevant for people with early-stage dementia to communicate their care preferences for serious illness conditions with their family caregivers before they become mentally...

    Authors: Cheryl Chi-yan Yeung, Ken Hok-man Ho and Helen Yue-lai Chan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:115
  32. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an inflammatory disease of the peripheral nervous system characterized by rapidly evolving polyneuropathy caused by autoimmune demyelination and/or axonal degeneration. Since S...

    Authors: Chiara Sidoli, Adriana Antonella Bruni, Simone Beretta, Paolo Mazzola and Giuseppe Bellelli
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:114
  33. Care transitions across different settings necessitate careful decision-making for all parties involved, yet research indicates that older people and informal caregivers do not have a strong voice in such deci...

    Authors: Lotan Kraun, Kristel De Vliegher, Moriah Ellen and Theo van Achterberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:113
  34. In this study, the focus is on how to support the competence development needed for nursing assistants in home care. Home care services for older persons can be challenging concerning the nature of the interpe...

    Authors: Jessica Höglander, Inger K. Holmström, Tanja Gustafsson, Elisabeth Lindberg, Hanna Maurin Söderholm, Lena Hedén, Petra von Heideken Wågert and Annelie J. Sundler
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:112
  35. Opioid use is common among adults 65 years and older, while long-term use of opioids remains controversial and poses risks of drug dependence and other adverse events. The acute disease caused by the SARS-CoV-...

    Authors: Zhaoli Dai, Magdalena Z. Raban, Gorkem Sezgin, Precious McGuire, Shirmilla Datta, Nasir Wabe, Christopher Pearce, Richard Woodman and Andrew Georgiou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:111
  36. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated barriers to accessing face-to-face care. Consequently, the potential for digital health technologies (DHTs) to address unmet needs has gained traction. DHTs may circumv...

    Authors: Sulayman Z. Chowdhury, Sebastian Stevens, Charlotte Wu, Claire Woodward, Tim Andrews, Liz Ashall-Payne and Simon Leigh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:110
  37. Older people living in residential aged care facilities are at high risk of acquiring infections such as influenza, gastroenteritis, and more recently COVID-19. These infections are a major cause of morbidity ...

    Authors: Joanne Tropea, Sanne Peters, Jill J. Francis, Noleen Bennett, Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Kirsty Buising, Lyn-li Lim, Caroline Marshall, Madelaine Flynn, Michael Murray, Paul Yates, Craig Aboltins, Douglas Johnson, Jason Kwong, Karrie Long, Judy McCahon…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:109
  38. The social network of core members can affect the performance of the organization, while there is a lack of research on the relationship between the social network of core members of social organizations and i...

    Authors: Zhengsheng Wang, Xuefei Chen, Kai Ji, Lingzhi Sang, Zhongliang Bai and Ren Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:108
  39. Predicting healthy physiological aging is of major interest within public health research. However, longitudinal studies into predictors of healthy physiological aging that include numerous exposures from diff...

    Authors: Bette Loef, Gerrie-Cor M. Herber, Albert Wong, Nicole A. H. Janssen, Jurriaan Hoekstra, H. Susan J. Picavet and W. M. Monique Verschuren
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:107
  40. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) strategy to face the challenges of ageing societies. This strategy is focused on person centered care and the asse...

    Authors: Xavier Rojano i Luque, Sergi Blancafort-Alias, Susanna Prat Casanovas, Susanna Forné, Nuria Martín Vergara, Pilar Fabregat Povill, Maria Vila Royo, Rosa Serrano, Dolores Sanchez-Rodriguez, Montserrat Vílchez Saldaña, Iris Martínez, Mariola Domínguez López, Francesc Riba Porquet, Aimar Intxaurrondo González and Antoni Salvà Casanovas
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:106
  41. The incidence of colorectal cancer increases with aging. Curative-intent surgery based on a minimally invasive concept is expected to bring survival benefits to elderly patients (aged over 80 years) with color...

    Authors: Yonggan Xue, Sen Li, Shaohua Guo, Yanshen Kuang, Mu Ke, Xin Liu, Fangming Gong, Peng Li and Baoqing Jia
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:105
  42. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is highly prevalent in older women, and previous studies suggest the involvement of hormonal factors play a role in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. KOA causes musculoskeletal impa...

    Authors: Tomohiro Mitoma, Jota Maki, Hikaru Ooba, Eriko Eto, Kasumi Takahashi, Tsunemasa Kondo, Tomohiro Ikeda, Yoko Sakamoto, Toshiharu Mitsuhashi and Hisashi Masuyama
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:104
  43. Increasing number of falls and fall-related injuries in an aging society give rise to the need for effective fall prevention and rehabilitation strategies. Besides traditional exercise approaches, new technolo...

    Authors: Tobias Morat, Melina Snyders, Philipp Kroeber, Alice De Luca, Valentina Squeri, Martin Hochheim, Philipp Ramm, Annika Breitkopf, Michael Hollmann and Wiebren Zijlstra
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:103
  44. Outpatient care for geriatric patients is complex and requires the collaboration of different professions for supporting long-term care. Care and case management (CCM) could provide support with that. The long...

    Authors: Denise Wilfling, Jona Budke, Nicole Warkentin and Katja Goetz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:102
  45. The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a high rate of infections, frequent outbreaks, and high mortality rates in nursing homes (NH) worldwide. To protect and improve the treatment and care of the...

    Authors: Anita Nilsen, Bjørn Lichtwarck, Siren Eriksen and Anne Marie Mork Rokstad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:101
  46. In the context of aging, Chinese families consisting of more than three generations (grandparents, parents, children) are the norm. The second generation (parents) and other family members may establish a down...

    Authors: Jun-Yan Xi, Si-Rui Zhong, Yu-Xiao Zhou, Xiao Lin and Yuan-Tao Hao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:100
  47. Behavioral symptoms are common in patients with dementia. However, there is limited evidence of their economic burden. Among commercially insured patients with dementia in the United States, this study assesse...

    Authors: Rezaul Karim Khandker, Farid Chekani, Kirti Mirchandani and Niranjan Kathe
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:99

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