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  1. Older informal caregivers are prone to sedentary behavior and obesity. With great caregiving burdens and frequent physical and mental distress, older informal caregivers may have low adherence and poor results...

    Authors: Xinran Liu, Jennifer King, Brandi Boak, Michelle E. Danielson, Robert M. Boudreau, Anne B. Newman, Elizabeth M. Venditti and Steven M. Albert
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:626
  2. With an increasingly ageing population in Australia, more older adults who are frail are living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The aim of this study was to detail the type, scope, and funding of ...

    Authors: Lindsey Brett and Emre Ilhan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:625
  3. Authors: Masaki Tago, Naoko E. Katsuki, Eiji Nakatani, Midori Tokushima, Akiko Dogomori, Kazumi Mori, Shun Yamashita, Yoshimasa Oda and Shu-ichi Yamashita
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:623

    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:331

  4. Older adults living in the community may have daily needs for help to perform different types of activities. In developing countries, older adults face the additional challenge of lacking sufficient economic m...

    Authors: Alejandra Marroig, Guillermo Sánchez-Laguardia, Maira Colacce, Julia Córdoba and Graciela Muniz-Terrera
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:621
  5. Existing evidence links hearing loss to depressive symptoms, with the extent of association and underlying mechanisms remaining inconclusive. We conducted a cross-sectional study to examine the association of ...

    Authors: Hao Huang, Jiao Wang, Chao Qiang Jiang, Feng Zhu, Ya Li Jin, Tong Zhu, Wei Sen Zhang and Lin Xu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:620
  6. Improving health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is becoming a major focus of old age care and social policy. Researchers have been increasingly examining subjective social status (SSS), one’s self-perceived s...

    Authors: Timothy S. Sumerlin, Timothy C. Y. Kwok, William B. Goggins, Jinqiu Yuan, Elizabeth M. S. Kwong, Jason Leung and Jean H. Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:619
  7. Western countries emphasise the provision of assistive home care by implementing reablement services. Reablement services are offered to a limited degree in Sweden, and systematic research regarding outcomes a...

    Authors: Susanne Assander, Aileen Bergström, Christina Eriksson, Sebastiaan Meijer and Susanne Guidetti
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:618
  8. Multicomponent physical exercise is the most recommended type of physical intervention in older adults. Experimental data suggest the relevance of the muscle-brain axis and the relationship between muscle cont...

    Authors: Luis Carlos Venegas-Sanabria, Iván Cavero-Redondo, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaino, Carlos Alberto Cano-Gutierrez and Celia Álvarez-Bueno
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:617
  9. The synergy of health care and elderly social care organizations has become the focus of the research on integrated health care and social care. This study aims to propose a collaborative strategy among health...

    Authors: Yin Sun, Xudong Zhang, Yuehong Han, Bo Yu and Haidan Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:616
  10. To review the validated instruments that assess gait, balance, and functional mobility to predict falls in older adults across different settings.

    Authors: D. Beck Jepsen, K. Robinson, G. Ogliari, M. Montero-Odasso, N. Kamkar, J. Ryg, E. Freiberger and T. Masud
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:615

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:780

  11. Falls represent important drivers of intrinsic capacity losses, functional limitations and reduced quality of life in the growing older adult’s population, especially among those presenting with frailty. Despi...

    Authors: Juan Luis Sánchez-Sánchez, Cristina Udina, Almudena Medina-Rincón, Mariano Esbrí-Victor, Irene Bartolomé-Martín, Débora Moral-Cuesta, Itxaso Marín-Epelde, Fernanda Ramon-Espinoza, Marina Sánchez- Latorre, Fernando Idoate, Adriana Goñi-Sarriés, Blanca Martínez-Martínez, Raquel Escudero Bonet, Julián Librero and Álvaro Casas-Herrero
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:612
  12. Falls are common among adults aged 60 years and older because of physiological changes. Most falls in older adults occur most often at home. Coupled with the lack of awareness and knowledge of preventing falls...

    Authors: Qiong Ye, Yuting Yang, Miao Yao, Yongwei Yang and Ting Lin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:611
  13. To explore whether differences between men and women in the sensitivity to (strength of the association) and/or in the exposure to determinants (prevalence) contribute to the difference in physical functioning...

    Authors: Lena Dirkje Sialino, H. Susan J. Picavet, Hanneke A. H. Wijnhoven, Anne Loyen, W. M. Monique Verschuren, Marjolein Visser, Laura S. Schaap and Sandra H. van Oostrom
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:610
  14. The concurrent use of anticholinergics and acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (ACHEIs) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with dementia should be avoided because the opposing pharmacological actions of both dru...

    Authors: Deborah Baik, Yun Mi Yu, Sun-Young Jung and Hye-Young Kang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:609
  15. A large number of CT brain (CTB) scans are ordered in the ED for older patients with a confirmed or possible head strike but no ongoing symptoms of a head injury. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the...

    Authors: Charlene Lee, Jonathan Beavers, Jonathan Pham, Liam Hackett, Joseph Miller and Paul Buntine
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:607
  16. The geriatric population and advanced knee osteoarthritis are rapidly increasing in Korea, and the socioeconomic burden of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is increasing. This study aimed to analyze the demograph...

    Authors: Eun Young Han, Sang Rim Kim, Kye Hee Cho and Sang Hee Im
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:606
  17. The potential decrease in daily physical activity associated with the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns may have a negative impact on people living with dementia. Given the limited literature around the effects of h...

    Authors: Claudio Di Lorito, Veronika van der Wardt, Rebecca O’Brien, John Gladman, Tahir Masud and Rowan H. Harwood
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:605
  18. Identification of frailty is crucial to guide patient care for the elderly. The Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) is a reliable, synthesis and clinical judgment-based tool. However, a validated Chinese version of C...

    Authors: Yi-Chun Chou, Hsiao-Hui Tsou, Ding-Cheng Derrick Chan, Chiung-Jung Wen, Feng-Ping Lu, Kun-Pei Lin, Meng-Chen Wu, Yung-Ming Chen and Jen-Hau Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:604
  19. Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) is primarily associated with dietary exposure to bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy. Cases may be missed in the elderly population where dementia is common with less freq...

    Authors: Lovney Kanguru, Gemma Logan, Briony Waddel, Colin Smith, Anna Molesworth and Richard Knight
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:603
  20. There are few studies reporting on self-medication, perceptions or difficulties older adults have with their medications. This study aimed to describe the uses and the perceptions of medications among older ad...

    Authors: Anh Thi-Quynh Tran, Noémie Soullier, Joël Ankri, Marie Herr and Laure Carcaillon-Bentata
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:602
  21. Polypharmacy is commonly associated with adverse health outcomes. There are currently no meta-analyses of the prevalence of polypharmacy or factors associated with polypharmacy. We aimed to estimate the pooled...

    Authors: Mahin Delara, Lauren Murray, Behnaz Jafari, Anees Bahji, Zahra Goodarzi, Julia Kirkham, Mohammad Chowdhury and Dallas P. Seitz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:601

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:742

  22. The incidence of osteoporosis increases with age. Frailty is a distinct characteristic seen in older osteoporosis patients. Poor sleep quality is common in elderly individuals. However, there are few studies o...

    Authors: Xiaoru Xu, Xiaoping Zhou, Wenjing Liu, Qing Ma, Xuexue Deng and Ronghua Fang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:599
  23. The study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of using a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in a residential transition care setting to measure older adults’ functional outcomes.

    Authors: Ying Git Wong, Jo-Aine Hang, Jacqueline Francis-Coad and Anne-Marie Hill
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:598
  24. Decreased skeletal muscle mass and low physical performance are independently associated with increased mortality in elderly individuals. However, little is known about the effects of skeletal muscle mass comb...

    Authors: Chia-Ing Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Shing-Yu Yang, Tsai-Chung Li and Cheng-Chieh Lin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:597
  25. At present, there is a lack of direct evidence to confirm whether the recommendations of the World Health Organization can play a role in fitness and disease prevention in the Chinese population. Therefore, we...

    Authors: Meng Ding, Yanan Zhou, Chengxiang Li, Weipeng Li, Ningxin Jia and Xiaosheng Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:596
  26. The Mini Suffering State Examination (MSSE) has been explicitly recommended to assess suffering in dementia patients. This study aimed to develop a German version of the MSSE and assess its psychometric proper...

    Authors: Naomi Zumstein, Keiko Yamada, Stefanie Eicher, Nathan Theill, Heike Geschwindner, Henrike Wolf and Florian Riese
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:595
  27. Falls are a leading cause for emergency department (ED) visits in older adults. As a fall is associated with a high risk of functional decline and further falls and many falls do not receive medical attention,...

    Authors: Tim Stuckenschneider, Jessica Koschate, Ellen Dunker, Nadja Reeck, Michel Hackbarth, Sandra Hellmers, Robert Kwiecien, Sandra Lau, Anna Levke Brütt, Andreas Hein and Tania Zieschang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:594
  28. To describe the prevalence and analyse the associated factors of possible sarcopenia and sarcopenia among community-dwelling old adults in China, in order to provide effective strategies for early prevention a...

    Authors: Jiazhi Wang, Changge Liu, Lin Zhang, Ning Liu, Lei Wang, Jingqiong Wu, Yizhao Wang, Huimin Hao, Longjun Cao, Shilei Yuan and Liping Huang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:592
  29. Play Intervention for Dementia is a practice initiative using play to help people living with dementia (PWD) experience engagements, autonomy, and cognitive stimulation. This program was developed under a part...

    Authors: Bingyu Li, Rainbow Tin Hung Ho, Wing Yeung Vivian Leung and Ka Tat Tsang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:591
  30. With the rapid development of population ageing, the international community has been paying more attention to the health problems of older adults and the age-friendly community. But there has not been enough ...

    Authors: Zhenhua Zheng, Wanting Liu, Yingchen Lu, Ning Sun, Yusu Chu and Hong Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:590
  31. The prevalence of dependency personality disorder (DPD) is high among elderly people living in rural areas. This study aims to explore the association between dependency on community resources and social suppo...

    Authors: Ayizuhere Aierken, XiWen Ding, YiYang Pan, Yuan Chen and Ying Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:589
  32. This study investigated the impact of physical frailty on the development of disabilities in mobility, activities of daily living (ADL), and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) according to sex amon...

    Authors: Seoyoon Lee, Miji Kim, Yunhwan Lee, Jinhee Kim, Hak Chul Jang, Belong Cho, Kyung Mook Choi, Eun Roh, Sang Joon Son, Jin-Hee Lee, Yong Soon Park, Sam-Gyu Lee, Bong Jo Kim, Hyeonju Kim and Chang Won Won
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:588
  33. Mental health of older adults could be positively predicted by harmonious parent–adult children relationships, although the mechanism has not been sufficiently demonstrated. This study employed sense of loneli...

    Authors: Jia-Jia Zhou and Xue Bai
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:587
  34. Frailty is increasing in prevalence internationally with population ageing. Frailty can be managed or even reversed through community-based interventions delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals...

    Authors: Woan Shin Tan, Ze Ling Nai, Hwee Teng Robyn Tan, Sean Nicholas, Robin Choo, Mimaika Luluina Ginting, Edward Tan, Poh Hoon June Teng, Wee Shiong Lim, Chek Hooi Wong and Yew Yoong Ding
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:586
  35. Frailty has been associated with postoperative delirium (POD). Studies suggest that the Fried phenotype has a stronger association with POD than the Edmonton Frailty Scale (EFS) criteria. Although phenotypic f...

    Authors: Frederick Sieber, Susan Gearhart, Dianne Bettick and Nae-Yuh Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:585
  36. A variety of prediction models concerning COVID-19 have been proposed since onset of the pandemic, but to this date no gold standard exists. Mortality rates show a sharp increase with advancing age but with th...

    Authors: Marleen G. A. M. van der Velde, Merel J. van der Aa, Merel H. C. van Daal, Marjolein N. T. Kremers, Carolina J. P. W. Keijsers, Sander M. J. van Kuijk and Harm R. Haak
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:584
  37. The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been found to increase with age. This has resulted in an increase in the number of elderly patients undergoing renal replacement therapy. There is a significan...

    Authors: Magdalena Wisniewska and Stanislaw Niemczyk
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:583
  38. Multitasking is an essential part of our everyday life, but performance declines typically in older age. Many studies have investigated the beneficial effects of cognitive, motor and combined cognitive-motor t...

    Authors: Melanie Mack, Robert Stojan, Otmar Bock and Claudia Voelcker-Rehage
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:581
  39. The Jamar hydraulic dynamometer is a widely recognized tool for measuring grip strength. Nevertheless, the devices used most often in Asian countries are spring-type dynamometers, represented by the CAMRY dyna...

    Authors: Li Huang, Yadong Liu, Taiping Lin, Lisha Hou, Quhong Song, Ning Ge and Jirong Yue
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:580
  40. Memory clinics (MCs) play a key role in accurate and timely diagnoses and treatment of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. However, within Australia, there are little data available on current practices in...

    Authors: Sharon L. Naismith, Johannes C. Michaelian, Lee-Fay Low, Valerie Arsenova, Inga Mehrani, Katrina Fyfe, Nicole A. Kochan, Susan E. Kurrle, Christopher Rowe and Perminder S. Sachdev
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:578
  41. In 2016, Tamil Nadu was the first state in India to develop a set of Minimum Standards for old age homes. The Minimum Standards stipulate that that residents’ dignity and privacy should be respected. However, ...

    Authors: Vanessa Burholt, E. Zoe Shoemark, R. Maruthakutti, Aabha Chaudhary and Carol Maddock
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:577

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