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  1. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common geriatric syndrome with high health and socio-economic impacts in nursing home (NH) residents.

    Authors: Javier Jerez-Roig, Pau Farrés-Godayol, Meltem Yildirim, Anna Escribà-Salvans, Pau Moreno-Martin, Ester Goutan-Roura, Sandra Rierola-Fochs, Montse Romero-Mas, Joanne Booth, Dawn A. Skelton, Maria Giné-Garriga and Eduard Minobes-Molina
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:169
  2. To investigate the independent relationships of visual impairment (VI) and Subjective cognitive complaints (SCC) with physical function impairment (PFI) and the interaction effect between VI and SCC on PFI in ...

    Authors: Jinyuan Chen, Haoyu Li, Biting Zhou, Xian Li, Yihua Zhu and Yihua Yao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:167
  3. Increasing older adults’ awareness of their personal fall risk factors may increase their engagement in fall prevention. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of and participant satisfaction with...

    Authors: Abigail L. Kehrer-Dunlap, Rebecca M. Bollinger, Brianna Holden, Beau M. Ances and Susan Stark
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:166
  4. By 2035, the number of newly diagnosed cancer cases will double and over 50% will be in older adults. Given this rapidly growing demographic, a need exists to understand how age influences oncology patients’ s...

    Authors: Lisa Morse, Bruce A. Cooper, Christine S. Ritchie, Melisa L. Wong, Kord M. Kober, Carolyn Harris, Joosun Shin, Kate Oppegaard, Marilyn J. Hammer, Alejandra Calvo Schimmel, Steven M. Paul, Yvette P. Conley, Jon D. Levine and Christine Miaskowski
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:164
  5. This study investigated the effects of authoritarian filial piety (AFP) and caregiver self-efficacy on the caregiving experience of adult children of physically impaired older adults. Socio-cultural stress and...

    Authors: Jiyuan Zhang, Xin Sun and Zi Yan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:163
  6. The global healthcare system faces increasing strain from our ageing population, primarily due to the growing prevalence of age-related health conditions such as dementia. While modern healthcare technology of...

    Authors: Joyce Siette, Christopher Campbell, Patrick J. Adam and Celia B. Harris
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:162
  7. Due to ageing-related physiological changes, diagnosing older adults is challenging. Delayed disease recognition may lead to adverse health outcomes and increased hospitalisation, necessitating the development...

    Authors: Siri Aas Smedemark, Christian B. Laursen, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Flemming S. Rosenvinge and Karen Andersen-Ranberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:161
  8. Older adults are at increased risk of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection. In this study we assessed the response to COVID-19 vaccination and infection rates among nursing homes (NH) and assisted-living care home (ALC...

    Authors: Dvorah Sara Shapiro, Refael Ellis, Jowad Zidan, Yonit Wiener-Well, Maskit Bar-Meir and Eli Ben-Chetrit
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:160
  9. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between serum methylmalonic acid (MMA) levels and cognition function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

    Authors: Jialing Zhang, Leiyun Wu, Shiyuan Wang, Yajing Pan and Aihua Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:159
  10. The association between chronic pain and frailty might indicate that pain is an independent driver of frailty but might alternatively be explained by inclusion within frailty identification tools of morbiditie...

    Authors: W. J. Chaplin, H. R. Lewis, S. M. Shahtaheri, B. S. Millar, D. F. McWilliams, J. R. F. Gladman and D. A. Walsh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:158
  11. Square dancing is a kind of aerobic fitness exercise without environmental restrictions that yields many benefits for physical and mental health; this exercise is popular among middle-aged and elderly people i...

    Authors: Heng Wang, Zhengguo Pei and Yangyang Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:156
  12. Several potential causes can impair balance in older people. The neck torsion maneuver may be useful in demonstrating impaired balance caused by the stimulation of cervical proprioceptive input. Whereas eviden...

    Authors: Korawat Phapatarinan, Munlika Sremakaew and Sureeporn Uthaikhup
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:153
  13. Smart home health technologies (SHHTs) have been discussed in the frame of caregiving to enable aging-in-place and independence. A systematic review was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines to ga...

    Authors: Yi Jiao (Angelina) Tian, Nadine Andrea Felber, Félix Pageau, Delphine Roulet Schwab and Tenzin Wangmo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:152
  14. The development of effective strategies to maintain good mental health of older adults is a public health priority. Mindfulness-based interventions have the potential to improve psychological well-being and co...

    Authors: Samantha Galluzzi, Mariangela Lanfredi, Davide Vito Moretti, Roberta Rossi, Serena Meloni, Evita Tomasoni, Giovanni B. Frisoni, Alberto Chiesa and Michela Pievani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:151
  15. The number of people living with dementia (PLWD) continues to increase, particularly those with severe symptomatology. Severe symptoms and greater ill-health result in more acute care need. Early healthcare in...

    Authors: James Watson, Mark A. Green, Clarissa Giebel and Asangaedem Akpan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:150
  16. Hip fracture has a devastating impact on individuals and is an increasing burden for health systems and society. Compared to usual care, increased physiotherapy provision has demonstrated efficacy in improving...

    Authors: Marie K. March, Sarah M. Dennis, Sarah Caruana, Christopher Mahony, James M. Elliott, Stephanie Polley, Bijoy Thomas, Charlie Lin and Alison R. Harmer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:149
  17. Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) involves a formal broad approach to assess frailty and creating a plan for management. However, the impact of CGA and its components on listing for kidney transplant in...

    Authors: Jay Patel, Michelle Martinchek, Dawson Mills, Sheraz Hussain, Yousef Kyeso, Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, Daniel Rubin, Andrea J. Landi, Arielle Cimeno and Maria Lucia L. Madariaga
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:148
  18. The relationship of testosterone and estradiol concentrations with cognitive function among community-dwelling older men was inconclusive. To examine the association of serum testosterone and estradiol concent...

    Authors: Shuning Tang, Limei Huang, Fangting Lin, Xiuqin Chen, Yunhui Wang, Jixiang Xu, Yujie Wang, Junling Gao and Qianyi Xiao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:147
  19. Communication between patients and healthcare providers, and effective interprofessional communication, are essential to the provision of high-quality care. Implementing a patient-centred approach may lead to ...

    Authors: Karoline Stray, Torunn Wibe, Jonas Debesay and Asta Bye
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:146
  20. Internet use has both positive and negative effects on mental health. However, few studies have examined the association between internet use and mental health among older adults in developing countries. This ...

    Authors: Yuri Sasaki, Yugo Shobugawa, Ikuma Nozaki, Daisuke Takagi, Yuiko Nagamine, Yuki Shirakura, Kay Thi Lwin, Poe Ei Zin, Thae Zarchi Bo, Tomofumi Sone and Hla Hla Win
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:145
  21. This study aimed to compare the balance ability and functional brain oxygenation in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) among older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) under single and dual tasks, and also inv...

    Authors: Guocai Xu, Mian Zhou, Yan Chen, Qipeng Song, Wei Sun and Jiangna Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:144
  22. Early supported discharge (ESD) aims to link acute and community care, allowing hospital inpatients to return home, continuing to receive the necessary input from healthcare professionals that they would other...

    Authors: Susan Williams, Cliona O’Riordan, Ann-Marie Morrissey, Rose Galvin and Anne Griffin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:143
  23. Osteosarcopenia is a common geriatric syndrome with an increasing prevalence with age, leading to secondary diseases and complex consequences such as falls and fractures, as well as higher mortality and frailt...

    Authors: Kaja Kircher, Oliver Chaudry, Armin M. Nagel, Mansour Ghasemikaram, Michael Uder, Franz Jakob, Matthias Kohl, Wolfgang Kemmler and Klaus Engelke
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:141
  24. Globally, the population of older adults has greatly increased, and active aging—whereby older adults can live healthy and fulfilling lives—is considered crucial for a sustainable society. However, the concept...

    Authors: Eri Osawa, Yuri Sasaki, Hui-Chuan Hsu and Hiroko Miura
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:140
  25. Arthritis primarily affects older people and is a prominent cause of their activity impairment. This study aimed to examine the mediating role of depressive symptoms in the relationship between social particip...

    Authors: Zeping Yan, Xiaorong Luan, LiJun Meng, Yu Wu, Wenran Qu, Simeng Zhang, Huimin Wei and Shicai Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:139
  26. There is a causal link between childhood socioeconomic status and health status in adulthood and beyond. It's vital to comprehend the relationship between childhood socioeconomic status and mental health among...

    Authors: Yulin Chai, Guowei Xian, Lin Guo, Guoqi Fu, Yanxu Liu, Mengxue Wang and Sheng Luo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:138
  27. Rapid recognition of frailty in older patients in the ED is an important first step toward better geriatric care in the ED. We aimed to develop and validate a novel frailty assessment scale at ED triage, the E...

    Authors: Chiat Qiao Liew, Yun Chang Chen, Chih-Wei Sung, Chia-Hsin Ko, Nai-Wen Ku, Chien-Hua Huang, Ming-Tai Cheng and Chu-Lin Tsai
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:137
  28. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a severe perioperative complication that may increase mortality and length-of-stay in older patients. Moreover, POD is a major economic burden to any healthcare system. An alter...

    Authors: Matthias S. Gruendel, Wibke Brenneisen, Jakob Wollborn, Gerrit Haaker, Melanie Meersch, Simone Gurlit and Ulrich Goebel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:136
  29. Worldwide, older people were more severely affected during the COVID-19 pandemic than others. In Sweden, those living in residential care facilities had the highest mortality rate, followed by those receiving ...

    Authors: Annica Lövenmark and Lena Marmstål Hammar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:135
  30. Sarcopenia is a senile syndrome of age-related muscle loss. It is thought to affect the development of chronic kidney disease and has a serious impact on the quality of life of the elder adults. Little is know...

    Authors: Tong Liu, Yang Wu, Xirong Cao, Kun Yang, Yingmu Tong, Fengping Zhang, Cong Wang, Ruixia Cui, Jie Ren, Qinglin Li, Hai Wang, Chang Liu and Jingyao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:134
  31. The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the widespread adoption of telemedicine in healthcare, particularly in Sarawak, Malaysia. This study investigates the use and acceptance of Sarawak’s inaugural multidisciplinar...

    Authors: Chuo Yew Ting, Nur Hidayati Abdul Halim, Jia Nee Ling, Ing Khieng Tiong, Nor Izzah H. J. Ahmad Shauki, Yew Fong Lee, Nor Anizah Osman, Gin Wei Chai, Shin Han Ung and Melinda Ang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:133
  32. Life expectancy has increased over the last century among older people, particularly those aged over 60 years. Aging is associated with increased disability, multiple chronic conditions, and increased use of h...

    Authors: Maureen Kamau, Njeri Nyanja, Adelaide M. Lusambili, Jacob Shabani and Gulnaz Mohamoud
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:132
  33. As stroke has become the leading cause of death and disability in China, it has induced a heavy disease burden on society, families, and patients. Despite much attention within the literature, the effect of mu...

    Authors: Xin Cao, Ruyu Li, Weiwei Tang, Wenjun Wang, Jingya Ji, Chengjie Yin, Luyao Niu, Yuexia Gao and Qiang Ma
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:131
  34. Despite improving the management of proximal femur fractures (PFF) with legal requirements of timing the surgery within 24 h, mortality rates in these patients remain still high. The objective of our study was...

    Authors: Anne Postler, Charlotte Posten, Melanie Schubert, Franziska Beyer, Jörg Lützner, Oliver Vicent, Christian Kleber, Jens Goronzy and Konrad Kamin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:130
  35. For older, frail adults, exercise before surgery through prehabilitation (prehab) may hasten return recovery and reduce postoperative complications. We developed a smartwatch-based prehab program (BeFitMe) for...

    Authors: Savanna Kerstiens, Lauren J. Gleason, Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, A. Justine Landi, Daniel Rubin, Mark K. Ferguson, Michael T. Quinn, Jane L. Holl and Maria Lucia L. Madariaga
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:129
  36. Food security is a function of food access and dietary diversity. Older age is a period when adequate and diverse dietary intake is a challenge. This study aimed to investigate the association between food sec...

    Authors: Fatemeh Pourebrahim, Nasrin Omidvar, Arezoo Rezazadeh, Hassan Eini-Zinab, Pedram Shirani and Delaram Ghodsi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:128
  37. During the pandemic in Sweden, the aim was to protect older people, especially those among them who were sick, frail and vulnerable in residential care facilities. A ban was put on visits at all residential ca...

    Authors: Anna Swall, Lena Marmstål Hammar and Anne-Marie Boström
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:127
  38. Food insecurity is a significant health issue among older adults and contributes to poorer quality of life and mental health. However, limited evidence is available among older adults. Thus, the study evaluate...

    Authors: Abeer A. Aljahdali, Muzi Na and Cindy W. Leung
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:126
  39. Falls pose a severe threat to the health of older adults worldwide. Determining gait and kinematic parameters that are related to an increased risk of falls is essential for developing effective intervention a...

    Authors: Xuan Wang, Junjie Cao, Qizheng Zhao, Manting Chen, Jiajia Luo, Hailiang Wang, Lisha Yu, Kwok-Leung Tsui and Yang Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:125
  40. Venous leg ulcers take time to heal. It is advocated that physical activity plays a role in healing, and so does the patient’s nutritional status. Additionally, malnutrition influences the inflammatory process...

    Authors: Marcus Rosenburg, Hanna Tuvesson, Gunilla Lindqvist, Lars Brudin and Cecilia Fagerström
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:124
  41. Vitamin D deficiency and systemic inflammation share common pathological mechanisms in muscle loss, cardio-pulmonary function decline, and abnormal metabolism, which are linked to chronic conditions, senescenc...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Ju Cui, Shaojie Li, Ji Shen, Xuanmei Luo, Yao Yao and Hong Shi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:122
  42. Although knowledge about the experience of being diagnosed with dementia is limited, with the expected rise in dementia’s prevalence in the coming decades, such knowledge is pivotal for the people diagnosed, t...

    Authors: Inger Molvik, Grete Kjelvik, Geir Selbæk and Anne Marie Mork Rokstad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:121
  43. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures had serious implications for community-dwelling older people with dementia. While the short-term impacts of the pandemic on this population have been well...

    Authors: Jiamin Du, Huibert Burger, Thijmen Kupers, Karina Sulim, Maarten T. Homburg, Jean W. M. Muris, Tim C. olde Hartman, Sytse U. Zuidema, Lilian L. Peters and Sarah I. M. Janus
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:120

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