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  1. Aging increases fall risk and alters gait mechanics and control. Our previous work has identified sideways walking as a potential training regimen to decrease fall risk by improving frontal plane control in ol...

    Authors: Andreas Skiadopoulos and Nick Stergiou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:60

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  2. Dementia in the oldest-old is projected to increase exponentially as is the burden of their caregivers who may experience unique challenges and suffering. Thus, we aim to investigate which factors are associat...

    Authors: Chia-Fen Tsai, Wei-Shen Hwang, Jun-Jun Lee, Wen-Fu Wang, Ling-Chun Huang, Li-Kai Huang, Wei-Ju Lee, Pi-Shan Sung, Yi-Chien Liu, Chih-Cheng Hsu and Jong-Ling Fuh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:59

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  3. In many cases, life-sustaining treatment preferences are not timely discussed with older patients. Advance care planning (ACP) offers medical professionals an opportunity to discuss patients’ preferences. We a...

    Authors: Daisy J. M. Ermers, Marit P. H. van Beuningen-van Wijk, Evi Peters Rit, Sonja C. Stalpers-Konijnenburg, Diana G. Taekema, Frank H. Bosch, Yvonne Engels and Patricia J. W. B. van Mierlo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:58

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  4. Osteopontin plays critical roles in osteoarthritis (OA) by regulating the functions of osteoclasts. It is known that osteopontin can induce the expression of lncRNA HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR), indic...

    Authors: Quanzhi Liang, Ailijiang Asila, Yingjie Deng, Jun Liao, Zhenfeng Liu and Rui Fang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:57

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  5. Medication adherence is challenging for older adults due to factors such as the number of medications, dosing schedule, and the duration of drug therapy. The objective of this study was to examine the effectiv...

    Authors: Mubashir Aslam Arain, Armghan Ahmad, Venus Chiu and Lorena Kembel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:56

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  6. Currently, both non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and sarcopenia have attracted extensive attention in public health. However, the relationship between NAFLD and sarcopenia remains unclear. This study ...

    Authors: Yu-Ming Wang, Ke-Fu Zhu, Wen-Jing Zhou, Qin Zhang, Dan-Feng Deng, Yi-Chen Yang, Wen-Wen Lu, Jia Xu and Yun-Mei Yang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:55

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  7. Older adults are recommended to sleep 7–8 h/day. Time in bed (TIB) differs from sleep duration and includes also the time of lying in bed without sleeping. Long TIB (≥9 h) are associated with self-reported sed...

    Authors: Li-Tang Tsai, Eleanor Boyle, Jan C. Brønd, Gry Kock, Mathias Skjødt, Lars G. Hvid and Paolo Caserotti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:53

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  8. Stroke in the course of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been shown to be associated with more severe respiratory symptoms and higher mortality, but little knowledge in this regard exists on older population...

    Authors: Aline Mendes, François R. Herrmann, Laurence Genton, Christine Serratrice, Emmanuel Carrera, Maria Isabel Vargas, Gabriel Gold, Christophe E. Graf, Dina Zekry and Max Scheffler

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:52

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  9. In bladder cancer patients with age ≥ 80 years old, there have been controversies in performing uretero-cutaneostomy or ileal conduit as urinary diversion after radical cystectomy. Limited study evaluated over...

    Authors: Shang Huang, Hanzhong Chen, Teng Li, Xiaoyong Pu, Jiumin Liu and Xuecheng Bi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:49

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  10. To investigate how anatomical cross-sectional area and volume of quadriceps and triceps surae muscles were affected by ageing, and by resistance training in older and younger men, in vivo.

    Authors: Adrien J. Létocart, Franck Mabesoone, Fabrice Charleux, Christian Couppé, René B. Svensson, Frédéric Marin, S. Peter Magnusson and Jean-François Grosset

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:48

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  11. Frailty is a multidimensional syndrome that leads to an increase in vulnerability. Previous studies have suggested that frailty is associated with poor health-related outcomes. For frailty screening, the Clini...

    Authors: Ryoung-Eun Ko, Seong Mi Moon, Danbee Kang, Juhee Cho, Chi Ryang Chung, Yunhwan Lee, Yun Soo Hong, So Hee Lee, Jung Hee Lee and Gee Young Suh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:47

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  12. In recent decades, previous studies have noted the importance of frailty, which is a frequently used term in perioperative risk evaluations. Psychological and socioeconomical domains were investigated as part ...

    Authors: András Szabó, Krisztina Tóth, Ádám Nagy, Dominika Domokos, Nikoletta Czobor, Csaba Eke, Ágnes Sándor, Béla Merkely, Éva Susánszky, János Gál and Andrea Székely

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:46

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  13. Currently 21% of the German population is older than 65 years. Above this age, the risk of suffering from chronic disease and mental disorders increases rapidly. Therefore, physical inactivity is one of the mo...

    Authors: Nina Grede, Anja Rieckert, Julia Muth, Joana Steinbuck, Sabine Weissbach, Annika Schneider, Beate Weber-Schicker, Ellen Freiberger, Nikita Jegan, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:45

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  14. Older adults with obesity residing in rural areas have reduced access to weight management programs. We determined the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary outcomes of an integrated technology-based heal...

    Authors: John A. Batsis, Curtis L. Petersen, Matthew M. Clark, Summer B. Cook, David Kotz, Tyler L. Gooding, Meredith N. Roderka, Rima I. Al-Nimr, Dawna Pidgeon, Ann Haedrich, K. C. Wright, Christina Aquila and Todd A. Mackenzie

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:44

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  15. The economic and public health burden of fragility fractures of the hip in Germany is high. The likelihood of requiring long-term care and the risk of suffering from a secondary fracture increases substantiall...

    Authors: Isabel Geiger, Christian Kammerlander, Christine Höfer, Ruth Volland, Jörg Trinemeier, Martina Henschelchen, Thomas Friess, Wolfgang Böcker and Leonie Sundmacher

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:43

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  16. In Pakistan, health system is facing unprecedented challenges to deal with the healthcare demand of the growing ageing population. Using conceptual framework, this study aims to analyze the factors associated ...

    Authors: Lubna Naz, Umesh Ghimire and Abida Zainab

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:42

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  17. Health, participation, and security are the basic pillars of active ageing suggested by the WHO. The concept is used by professionals but requires exploration from the perspectives of older people themselves. ...

    Authors: Manothai Wongsala, Els-Marie Anbäcken and Sirpa Rosendahl

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:41

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  18. Sleep problems are highly prevalent in people with dementia. Nevertheless, there is no “gold standard” intervention to prevent or reduce sleep problems in people with dementia. Existing interventions are chara...

    Authors: Martin N. Dichter, Almuth Berg, Jonas Hylla, Daniela Eggers, Denise Wilfling, Ralph Möhler, Burkhard Haastert, Gabriele Meyer, Margareta Halek and Sascha Köpke

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:40

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  19. We aimed to propose a correction of the Lawton instrumental activity of daily living (IADL) score to take into account the possibility to have never done some activities, and measured its agreement and reliabi...

    Authors: Marine Dufournet, Claire Moutet, Sarah Achi, Floriane Delphin-Combe, Pierre Krolak-Salmon and Virginie Dauphinot

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:39

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  20. It is well known that females generally live longer than males, but women tend to suffer from more illnesses and limitations than men do, also for dementia. However, limited empirical evidence is available why...

    Authors: Shohei Okamoto, Erika Kobayashi, Hiroshi Murayama, Jersey Liang, Taro Fukaya and Shoji Shinkai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:38

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  21. Globally increasing number of elders is concerned. Hearing loss process in older adults cannot be avoided. An effective screening tool for hearing loss is essential for proper diagnosis and rehabilitation, whi...

    Authors: Nichtima Chayaopas, Pornthep Kasemsiri, Panida Thanawirattananit, Patorn Piromchai and Kwanchanok Yimtae

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:37

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  22. Motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) is defined by slow gait speed combined with subjective cognitive complaint. MCR is a predementia syndrome, similar to mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, there is cu...

    Authors: Fang-Yu Cheng, Yuanmay Chang, Shih-Jung Cheng, Jin-Siang Shaw, Chuo-Yu Lee and Pei-Hao Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:36

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  23. Globally, oral health status of the geriatric population residing in nursing homes is poor. The integration of non-dental professionals is vital to monitor oral health, early identification and triaging of ora...

    Authors: Rojina Thapa, Ritesh Chimoriya and Amit Arora

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:35

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  24. A diagnosis of dementia presents individuals with both social and psychological challenges but research on self-stigma in dementia has been largely confined to qualitative approaches due to a lack of robust ou...

    Authors: Jem Bhatt, Charlotte R. Stoner, Katrina Scior and Georgina Charlesworth

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:34

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  25. Training balance through exercise is an effective strategy to reduce falls in community-dwelling older adults. Evidence-based fall prevention exercise recommendations have been proposed, specifying that exerci...

    Authors: Alexie J. Touchette, Alison R. Oates, Verena H. Menec and Kathryn M. Sibley

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:33

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  26. Hearing and vision loss in older people has been proven to affect physical and mental health and increase the speed of cognitive decline. Studies have demonstrated that certain practices and improved staff kno...

    Authors: Wendy Andrusjak, Ana Barbosa and Gail Mountain

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:32

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  27. Disability in aged people became one of the major challenges in China due to the acceleration of population aging. Nevertheless, there were limited methods to appropriately discriminate the degree of combined ...

    Authors: Yangchang Zhang, Yang Xiong, Qiuhua Yu, Shisi Shen, Li Chen and Xun Lei

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:30

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  28. Treatment decisions concerning older patients can be very challenging and individualised treatment plans are often required in this very heterogeneous group. In 2015 we have implemented a routine clinical care...

    Authors: Yara van Holstein, Floor J. van Deudekom, Stella Trompet, Iris Postmus, Anna Uit den Boogaard, Marjan J. T. van der Elst, Nienke A. de Glas, Diana van Heemst, Geert Labots, Mariëtte Altena, Marije Slingerland, Gerrit Jan Liefers, Frederiek van den Bos, Jessica M. van der Bol, Gerard J. Blauw, Johanneke E. A. Portielje…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:29

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  29. The key part of home care services is the assessment of the needs of the home environment for older adults with dementia. The present study was conducted to evaluate the psychometric properties of a newly adap...

    Authors: Lai You Li, Ning Sun, Li Bo Yu, Xiao Xin Dong, Yu Chen Ying, Han Jun Lang and Li Heng Zhou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:28

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  30. Polymedicated older patients are at greater risk of suffering from adverse events. For this reason, the detection of both inappropriate polypharmacy and polypharmacy-associated Drug-Related Problems (DRPs) are...

    Authors: Ana Isabel Plácido, Maria Teresa Herdeiro, João Lindo Simões, Odete Amaral, Adolfo Figueiras and Fátima Roque

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:27

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  31. The Montessori Method underpinned by the principle of person-centered care has been widely adopted to design activities for people with dementia. However, the methodological quality of the existing evidence is...

    Authors: Helen Yue-lai Chan, Yee-man Yau, Si-fan. Li, Ka-shi Kwong, Yuen-yu Chong, Iris Fung-kam Lee and Doris Sau-fung Yu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:24

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  32. To evaluate the short- and mid-term effect of a specially tailored resistance and balance training provided in addition to usual cardiac rehabilitation (CR) care program in older patients after valve surgery/i...

    Authors: Egle Tamulevičiūtė-Prascienė, Aurelija Beigienė, Mark James Thompson, Kristina Balnė, Raimondas Kubilius and Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:23

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  33. Predicting incidence of long-term care insurance (LTCI) certification in the short term is of increasing importance in Japan. The present study examined whether the Kihon Checklist (KCL) can be used to predict...

    Authors: Kumiko Ito, Hisashi Kawai, Harukazu Tsuruta and Shuichi Obuchi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:22

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  34. Falls efficacy is a widely-studied latent construct in community-dwelling older adults. Various self-reported instruments have been used to measure falls efficacy. In order to be informed of the choice of the ...

    Authors: Shawn Leng-Hsien Soh, Judith Lane, Tianma Xu, Nigel Gleeson and Chee Wee Tan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:21

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  35. Hypoglycaemia is associated with cognitive and functional decline in older people with diabetes. Identification of individuals at risk and prevention of hypoglycaemia is therefore an important task in the mana...

    Authors: Monica Hermann, Lovise S. Heimro, Anne Haugstvedt, Ingvild Hernar, Arun K. Sigurdardottir and Marit Graue

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:20

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  36. General practitioners (GPs) should regularly review patients’ medications and, if necessary, deprescribe, as inappropriate polypharmacy may harm patients’ health. However, deprescribing can be challenging for ...

    Authors: Katharina Tabea Jungo, Sophie Mantelli, Zsofia Rozsnyai, Aristea Missiou, Biljana Gerasimovska Kitanovska, Birgitta Weltermann, Christian Mallen, Claire Collins, Daiana Bonfim, Donata Kurpas, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Gindrovel Dumitra, Hans Thulesius, Heidrun Lingner, Kasper Lorenz Johansen, Katharine Wallis…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:19

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  37. It has been reported that psychological stress affects bone metabolism and increases the risk of fracture. However, the relationship between bone fractures and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is unclear....

    Authors: Fumikazu Hayashi, Tetsuya Ohira, Hironori Nakano, Masanori Nagao, Kanako Okazaki, Mayumi Harigane, Seiji Yasumura, Masaharu Maeda, Atsushi Takahashi, Hirooki Yabe, Yuriko Suzuki and Kenji Kamiya

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:18

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  38. With the extended life expectancy of the Chinese population and improvements in surgery and anesthesia techniques, the number of aged patients undergoing surgery has been increasing annually. However, safety, ...

    Authors: Yanhong Zhang, Lina Ma, Tianlong Wang, Wei Xiao, Shibao Lu, Chao Kong, Chaodong Wang, Xiaoying Li, Yun Li, Chunlin Yin, Suying Yan, Ying Li, Kun Yang and Piu Chan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:14

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  39. Informal caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD) are often associated with negative health outcomes. Self-efficacy in dementia caregiving has been reported to have protective effects on caregiver’s health. T...

    Authors: Gregory Tee Hng Tan, Qi Yuan, Fiona Devi, Peizhi Wang, Li Ling Ng, Richard Goveas, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:13

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  40. Physical activity (PA), fear of falling (FOF) and quality of life (QOL) are very important constructs in geriatrics. The interplay among these constructs may vary between community-dwelling and assisted-living...

    Authors: Christopher Olusanjo Akosile, Charles Kenechukwu Igwemmadu, Emmanuel Chiebuka Okoye, Adesola Christiana Odole, Ukamaka Gloria Mgbeojedo, Ayodeji Ayodele Fabunmi and Ifeoma Uchenna Onwuakagba

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:12

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  41. The associations between physical activity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) have been mainly found in cross-sectional studies. The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine the relationship between meeting st...

    Authors: Izabela Zając-Gawlak, Jana Pelclová, Dorota Groffik, Miroslava Přidalová, Agnieszka Nawrat-Szołtysik, Aleksandra Kroemeke, Aleš Gába and Ewa Sadowska-Krępa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:11

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  42. Falls are a common cause of injuries and hospitalization among older adults. While conventional balance training appears effective in preventing falls, a relatively large number of training sessions are needed...

    Authors: Marissa H. G. Gerards, Rik G. J. Marcellis, Martijn Poeze, Antoine F. Lenssen, Kenneth Meijer and Rob A. de Bie

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:9

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  43. The development of ambulatory emergency care services, now called ‘Same Day Emergency Care’ (SDEC) has been advocated to provide sustainable high quality healthcare in an ageing population. However, there are ...

    Authors: Tania C. N. Elias, Jordan Bowen, Royah Hassanzadeh, Daniel S. Lasserson and Sarah T. Pendlebury

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:8

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  44. Although aging increases susceptibility to acute kidney injury (AKI), whether the AKI risk and the association between AKI and adverse outcomes are age-dependent remain unclear in older adults. The current stu...

    Authors: Libin Xu, Yanhua Wu, Yuanhan Chen, Ruiying Li, Zhiqiang Wang, Zhilian Li, Guoping Liu, Lei Yu, Wei Shi and Xinling Liang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:7

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  45. Frailty is associated with healthy ageing, and it has been identified as a means of measuring older adults’ physio-psychosocial health. We know about the ageing trends and common diseases of older adults livin...

    Authors: Mohammad Meshbahur Rahman, Mohammad Hamiduzzaman, Mst. Saleha Akter, Zaki Farhana, Mohammad Kamal Hossain, Mohammad Nayeem Hasan and Md. Nazrul Islam

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:3

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