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  1. Associations between retirement characteristics and consequent physical functioning (PF) are poorly understood, particularly in higher socioeconomic groups, where postponing retirement has had both positive an...

    Authors: Markus J. Haapanen, Timo E. Strandberg, Timo Törmäkangas, Monika E. von Bonsdorff, Arto Y. Strandberg and Mikaela B. von Bonsdorff
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:279
  2. Social relationships (SR) are an important aspect in the healthy ageing process. The study aimed to describe SR in over-50s in Spain and analyse their association with physical/emotional, functional and cognit...

    Authors: Mariela Silberman-Beltramella, Alba Ayala, Carmen Rodríguez-Blázquez and Maria João Forjaz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:276
  3. Evidence has indicated that depression and obesity were associated with functional disability, independently. However, little is known about the detrimental impact of comorbid depression and obesity, as well a...

    Authors: Li Lin, Shigen Bai, Kang Qin, Carlos King Ho Wong, Tingting Wu, Dezhong Chen, Ciyong Lu, Weiqing Chen and Vivian Yawei Guo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:275
  4. Proactive conversations about individual preferences between residents, relatives, and staff can support person-centred, value-concordant end-of-life (EOL) care. Nevertheless, prevalence of such conversations ...

    Authors: Therese Johansson, Carol Tishelman, Lars E. Eriksson, Joachim Cohen and Ida Goliath
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:274
  5. With rapid population aging, policy makers and service providers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of building and maintaining age-friendly communities. Clearly, “age-friendly” relates to the i...

    Authors: Anna P. Nieboer and Jane M. Cramm
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:273
  6. Falls are a common and serious public health issue among older adults, contributing to the loss of independence, psychological distress, and incapability to engage in meaningful occupations, etc. However, ther...

    Authors: Zhizhuo Wang, Yuetong Rong, Li Gu, Yanyan Yang, Xinmin Du and Mouwang Zhou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:272
  7. The Peninsula Health Falls Risk Assessment Tool (PH-FRAT) is a validated and widely applied tool in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in Australia. However, research regarding its use and predictive per...

    Authors: Nasir Wabe, Joyce Siette, Karla L. Seaman, Amy D. Nguyen, Magdalena Z. Raban, Jacqueline C. T. Close, Stephen R. Lord and Johanna I. Westbrook
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:271
  8. It is believed that seniors with multiple chronic diseases are in dire need of support from their family caregivers; however, it can impose a significant burden on these caregivers. Therefore, it is imperative...

    Authors: Sahar Malmir, Hassan Navipour and Reza Negarandeh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:270
  9. The number of skin cancer is increasing rapidly. However, little is known about the risk factors of skin cancer in older persons. Our objectives were to determine the risk factors for skin cancer or its precur...

    Authors: Suvi-Päivikki Sinikumpu, Jari Jokelainen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi and Laura Huilaja
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:269
  10. We aimed to analysis the impact of chemotherapy and establish prediction models of prognosis in early elderly triple negative breast cancer (eTNBC) by using machine learning.

    Authors: Kaiyan Huang, Jie Zhang, Yushuai Yu, Yuxiang Lin and Chuangui Song
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:268
  11. Physical performances including upper and lower limb functions have predictive roles in activities of daily living (ADL) disability, but they have rarely been incorporated into prediction models. This study pr...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Yueqiao Chen, Jing Liu, Yifan Yu, Huijie Cui, Qiuzhi Chen, Kejin Chen, Chunxia Yang and Yanfang Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:267
  12. Frail older persons with cognitive impairment (CI) are at special risk of experiencing delirium during acute hospitalisation. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a dementia-friendly hospital p...

    Authors: NM Weldingh, MR Mellingsæter, BW Hegna, J Saltyte Benth, G Einvik, V Juliebø, B Thommessen and M Kirkevold
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:266
  13. Overuse of antibiotics in the elderly population is contributing to the global health problem of antibiotic resistance. Hence, it is important to improve prescribing practices in care facilities for elderly re...

    Authors: Marius Brostrøm Kousgaard, Julie Aamand Olesen and Sif Helene Arnold
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:265
  14. Caregivers play a vital role in caring for the aging population, however the occurrence of violence against the caregiver is an increasing area of concern. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of vio...

    Authors: Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Winita Wajatieng, Niphaporn Niruttisai, Nida Buawangpong, Nopakoon Nantsupawat, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon and Wichuda Jiraporncharoen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:264
  15. To investigate the temporal trend of the prevalence of underprescription of anticoagulation treatment and explore the factors associated with underprescription of oral anticoagulants (OACs) among inpatients ag...

    Authors: Xin Xia, Lishuang Wang, Taiping Lin, Jirong Yue, Zhonghua Yang, Chongqing Mi, Zaibo Liao, Yanyu Chen, Ning Ge and Chenkai Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:263
  16. Delirium is a common complication that leads to poor health outcomes in older patients undergoing treatment. Due to severe consequences, early recognition of high-risk patients and risk factors for delirium ar...

    Authors: Meng Zhang, Xuemei Zhang, Langli Gao, Jirong Yue and Xiaolian Jiang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:262
  17. Persons with dementia living in nursing homes need assistance with moving and transfers; however, caregivers assisting persons with dementia in their daily person transfers report strain-related and complicate...

    Authors: Hanna Lagerlund, Charlotta Thunborg and Maria Sandborgh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:261
  18. Frailty is a complex multifactorial syndrome characterised by a significant increase in vulnerability and worsened health outcomes. Despite a range of proposed frailty screening measures, the prevalence and pr...

    Authors: Josh McGovern, Ross D. Dolan, Paul G. Horgan, Barry J. Laird and Donald C. McMillan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:260
  19. Smartphones provide a cost-effective avenue for gait assessment among older adults in the community. The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of walking state, self-reported daily walking amount, and...

    Authors: Runting Zhong and Tian Gao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:259
  20. Understanding of the most economical and sustainable models of providing geriatric care to Africa’s rising ageing population is critical. In Uganda, the number of old adults (60 years and above) continues to r...

    Authors: Jude Thaddeus Ssensamba, Mary Nakafeero, Hellen Musana, Mathew Amollo, Aloysius Ssennyonjo and Suzanne N. Kiwanuka
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:258
  21. Several prospective Western studies have reported an inverse association of vegetable and fruit intake with dementia risk. However, there is limited epidemiologic evidence in Asians. This study investigated th...

    Authors: Yasumi Kimura, Daigo Yoshida, Tomoyuki Ohara, Jun Hata, Takanori Honda, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Mao Shibata, Emi Oishi, Satoko Sakata, Yoshihiko Furuta, Sanmei Chen, Kazuhiro Uchida, Tomohiro Nakao, Takanari Kitazono and Toshiharu Ninomiya
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:257
  22. Elder abuse is underreported and undertreated. Methods for prevention and intervention are being developed, but the knowledge guiding such measures is often insufficiently based on the victims’ own voices due ...

    Authors: Mikael Ludvigsson, Nicolina Wiklund, Katarina Swahnberg and Johanna Simmons
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:256
  23. Dementia is an important health issue for older people and requires early intervention in the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) stage to manage risk factors. Both dynapenia (DP) and abdominal obesity (AO) are as...

    Authors: Kazuhito Oba, Yoshiaki Tamura, Joji Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Aya Tachibana, Remi Kodera, Kenji Toyoshima, Yuko Chiba and Atsushi Araki
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:255
  24. Sarcopenia may be more present in older adults with diabetes (DM). Accordingly, we evaluated the prevalence of sarcopenia and its associated risk factors among community-dwelling older adults with DM.

    Authors: Francesc Formiga, Rafael Moreno-González, Andrea Corsonello, Axel Carlsson, Johan Ärnlöv, Francesco Mattace-Raso, Tomasz Kostka, Christian Weingart, Regina Roller-Wirnsberger, Lisanne Tap, Agnieszka Guligowska, Cornel Sieber, Gerhard Wirnsberger, Rada Artzi-Medvedik, Ilan Yehoshua, Cinzia Giuli…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:254
  25. In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic challenged both the Norwegian population and healthcare system. In this study we explored how older men and women experienced rehabilitation and recovery after hospitalisat...

    Authors: Kristi Elisabeth Heiberg, Nina Jøranson, Anne Kari Tolo Heggestad, Grete Breievne, Hilde Lausund, Marius Myrstad, Anette Hylen Ranhoff, Marte Meyer Walle-Hansen and Vigdis Bruun-Olsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:253
  26. COVID-19 is a global pandemic with poorly understood long-term consequences. Determining the trajectory of recovery following COVID-19 hospitalization is critical for prioritizing care, allocating resources, f...

    Authors: Jacob J. Capin, Melissa P. Wilson, Kristine Hare, Swati Vempati, Carley E. Little, Donna McGregor, Jose Castillo-Mancilla, Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley, Sarah E. Jolley and Kristine M. Erlandson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:251
  27. The oldest-old are highly vulnerable to sarcopenia. Physical distancing remains a common and effective infection-control policy to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission during the pandemic. Sarcopenia is ...

    Authors: Rick Yiu Cho Kwan, Justina Yat Wa Liu, Yue-Heng Yin, Paul Hong Lee, Siu Ying Ng, Daphne Sze Ki Cheung, Patrick Pui Kin Kor, Simon Ching Lam, Shirley Ka Lai Lo, Lin Yang, Siu Kay Chan and Vico Chung Lim Chiang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:250
  28. Metabolic profiling may provide insights into the pathogenesis and identification of sarcopenia; however, data on the metabolic basis of sarcopenia and muscle-related parameters among older adults remain incom...

    Authors: Li Meng, Ruiyue Yang, Daguang Wang, Wenbin Wu, Jing Shi, Ji Shen, Yamin Dang, Guoqing Fan, Hong Shi, Jun Dong, Huan Xi and Pulin Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:249
  29. The remote delivery and monitoring of individually-tailored exercise programs using voice-controlled intelligent personal assistants (VIPAs) that support conversation-based interactions may be an acceptable al...

    Authors: Paul Jansons, Jackson Fyfe, Jack Dalla Via, Robin M. Daly, Eugene Gvozdenko and David Scott
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:248
  30. With age, medical conditions impairing safe driving accumulate. Consequently, the risk of accidents increases. To mitigate this risk, Swiss law requires biannual assessments of the fitness to drive of elderly ...

    Authors: Yannik Isler, Simon Schwab, Regula Wick and Stefan Lakämper
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:247
  31. Resilience refers to the process in which people function well despite adversity. Persistent severe pain may be considered an adversity in people with lower limb osteoarthritis (LLOA). The objectives of this s...

    Authors: Natasja M. van Schoor, Erik J. Timmermans, Martijn Huisman, Alicia Gutiérrez-Misis, Willem Lems, Elaine M. Dennison, Maria Victoria Castell, Michael D. Denkinger, Nancy L. Pedersen, Stefania Maggi and Dorly J. H. Deeg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:246
  32. The association of vitamin D with all-cause mortality remains controversial and longitudinal evidence exploring the potential effects of change in vitamin D status is limited in the oldest old (aged ≥ 80 years...

    Authors: Jing Zeng, Ting Li, Banruo Sun, Xinyu Miao, Lin Wang, Li-chao Ma, Nan Li, Yanping Gong, Yao He, Chunlin Li and Miao Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:245
  33. Frailty is accompanied by limitations of activities of daily living (ADL) and frequently associated with reduced quality of life, institutionalization, and higher health care costs. Despite the importance of A...

    Authors: Stephanie Schmidle, Philipp Gulde, Sophie Herdegen, Georg-Eike Böhme and Joachim Hermsdörfer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:244
  34. In older patients with polypharmacy and multiple comorbidities, even low grades of statin-associated muscle symptoms may have clinical implications. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate the poten...

    Authors: Sigbjørn Veddeng, Håkon Madland, Espen Molden, Torgeir Bruun Wyller and Rita Romskaug
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:242
  35. Although numerous studies focused on the relationship between area socioeconomic status (SES) and health, only a few of them investigated how community-level SES was linked to late-life cognitive function as w...

    Authors: Yan Liu, Zhaorui Liu, Richard Liang and Yanan Luo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:239
  36. Among all physical activities, walking is one of the easiest and most economical activities for older adults’ mental and physical health. Although promoting social participation may extend the walking time of ...

    Authors: Shiichi Ihara, Kazushige Ide, Satoru Kanamori, Taishi Tsuji, Katsunori Kondo and Gemmei Iizuka
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:238
  37. Ageing entails a series of neuroanatomical and neurophysiological changes in some cognitive processes that directly affect the daily life and autonomy of a person. We believe it is necessary to have tools that...

    Authors: Raquel Jimenez Gomez, Eduardo Jose Fernandez Rodriguez, Celia Sanchez Gomez, Juan Jesus Cruz Hernandez and Maria Isabel Rihuete Galve
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:237
  38. Aging is an inevitable process of life development. These physical changes may cause a decline in the functional adaptability and health of older adults. This study aims to determine if an association exists b...

    Authors: Yan-Jhu Su, Chen-Te Hsu, Chyi Liang, Po-Fu Lee, Chi-Fang Lin, Hung-Ting Chen and Chien-Chang Ho
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:235
  39. The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of home-based care providers (HBCP)  in providing care to older adults during the pandemic in order to inform future disaster planning, including during...

    Authors: Sue Anne Bell, Lydia Krienke, Allyson Brown, Jen Inloes, Zoe Rettell and Tamar Wyte-Lake
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:234
  40. Anemia is the most common hematological abnormality among older adults, and it is associated with decreased physical performance. But the role of hemoglobin in the absence of anemia remains unclear. Thus, this...

    Authors: Ligiana Pires Corona, Flavia Cristina Drumond Andrade, Tiago da Silva Alexandre, Tábatta Renata Pereira de Brito, Daniella Pires Nunes and Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:233
  41. Wearable activity trackers hold the potential for enhancing health and fitness, but the use of wearable activity trackers has remained largely unexplored in older adults. The purpose of the current study was t...

    Authors: Zhanjia Zhang, Bruno Giordani, Alayna Margulis and Weiyun Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:231
  42. Early stages of heart failure (HF) are associated with an increased risk of hospitalization and increased mortality, however the course of progression and the impact of non-cardiovascular comorbidities on adve...

    Authors: Saaima Parveen, Bochra Zareini, Anojhaan Arulmurugananthavadivel, Caroline Kistorp, Jens Faber, Lars Køber, Christian Hassager, Tor Biering Sørensen, Charlotte Andersson, Deewa Zahir, Kasper Iversen, Emil Wolsk, Gunnar Gislason, Freja Gaborit and Morten Schou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:230
  43. Physical resilience is known to minimize the adverse outcomes of health stressors for older people. However, validated instruments that assess physical resilience in older adults are rare. Therefore, we aimed ...

    Authors: Fang-Wen Hu, Cheng-Han Lin, Fang-Ru Yueh, Yu-Tai Lo and Chung-Ying Lin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:229

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