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  1. Depression is one of the prevalent mental disorders that is common in older ages. Evidence suggests that dietary intake status may potentially be associated with depression. However, this association has not b...

    Authors: Maedeh Chegini, Pedram Shirani, Nasrin Omidvar, Hassan Eini-Zinab, Fatemeh Pour-Ebrahim and Arezoo Rezazadeh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:708
  2. Loneliness has become a significant public health concern for older people. However, little is known about the association of loneliness, loneliness literacy, and changes in loneliness during the COVID-19 pand...

    Authors: Hui-Chuan Hsu and Shiau-Fang Chao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:707
  3. Relatives of nursing home (NH) residents have experienced national or local restrictions on visiting their elderly family member during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, many NHs have a multicultural environment, ...

    Authors: Elisabet Eriksson and Katarina Hjelm
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:706
  4. The ability to identify frail older adults using a self-reported version of the physical frailty phenotype (PFP) that has been validated with the standard PFP could facilitate physical frailty detection in cli...

    Authors: Brian Buta, Scott Zheng, Jackie Langdon, Bukola Adeosun, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Jeremy Walston and Qian-Li Xue
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:705
  5. Old-age needs are multifaceted and require multiple support sources, yet caregiving roles for older Nigerians are largely shifted to adult children. However, the children also declining capacity to respond. Th...

    Authors: Jacob Wale Mobolaji and Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:704
  6. Some studies associate frailty and postoperative mortality in hip or knee replacement patients, and others have explored the relationship between the frailty index and changes in postoperative mortality in hip...

    Authors: Yunfeng Bai, Xiao-Ming Zhang, Xiangyu Sun, Jiaming Li, Jing Cao and Xinjuan Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:702
  7. This study aimed to evaluate the role of social participation in the relationship between internet use and depressive symptoms among Chinese older adults and investigate how the internet use interact with soci...

    Authors: Hua-lei Yang, Shuo Zhang, Si-meng Cheng, Zhi-yun Li, Yuan-yang Wu, Si-qing Zhang, Jia-hao Wang, Yi-wen Tao, Yi-dan Yao, Lin Xie, Wen-jing Xiao, Xiao-qing Tang, Jing Wu, Zheng Shen and Li-li Tang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:701
  8. There is interest in reducing avoidable emergency department presentations from residential aged care facilities (RACF). Mobile x-ray services may enable the delivery of healthcare in residential aged care fac...

    Authors: Joanne Dollard, Jane Edwards, Lalit Yadav, Virginie Gaget, David Tivey, Maria Inacio, Guy Maddern and Renuka Visvanathan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:700
  9. Fear of falling (FoF) is an important risk factor for falls among older people. The objectives of our investigations were: a.) to present characteristics of older community-dwelling (CD) fallers with persisten...

    Authors: Ellen Freiberger, Paolo Fabbietti, Andrea Corsonello, Fabrizia Lattanzio, Rada Artzi-Medvedik, Robert Kob, Itshak Melzer and Sabine Britting
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:698
  10. The COVID-19 pandemic has required restrictions of daily activities, which has been found to impact the lives of persons living with dementia (PLWDs) and their family caregivers, who have multiple care demands...

    Authors: Ya-Li Sung, Huei-Ling Huang, Chung-Chih Lin, Teppo Kröger, Wen-Chuin Hsu, Jung-Lung Hsu, Yueh-E. Lin and Yea-Ing L. Shyu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:697
  11. The present study aimed to identify the gender-specific trajectories of grip strength using group-based trajectories, explore the interaction between grip strength and physical activity on depression, and inve...

    Authors: Han Zheng, Qingwen He, Hongyan Xu, Xiaowei Zheng and Yanfang Gu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:696
  12. Physical activity may be both a risk and protective factor for falls and fall-related fractures. Despite its positive effects on muscle and bone health, physical activity also increases exposure to situations ...

    Authors: Maaike van Gameren, Emiel O. Hoogendijk, Natasja M. van Schoor, Daniël Bossen, Bart Visser, Judith E. Bosmans and Mirjam Pijnappels
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:695
  13. As the population ages, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to grow; consequently, nursing students are expected to care for more people with Alzheimer's disease in their future ca...

    Authors: Ma’en Aljezawi, Mohammad Al Qadire, Mohammad Suliman, Omar Al Omari and Atika Khalaf
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:691
  14. To explore the associations of body mass index (BMI) and mortality among people with normal fasting glucose (NFG), impaired fasting glucose (IFG), and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in an elderly Chinese popu...

    Authors: Rui Song, Xuejiao Chen, Kun He, Xueqi Hu, Kaizhi Bai, Wenlong Shi and Songhe Shi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:690
  15. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated circumstances that place older adults at higher risk for abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Identifying characteristics of elder abuse during COVID-19 is critically importa...

    Authors: Gali H. Weissberger, Aaron C. Lim, Laura Mosqueda, Julie Schoen, Jenna Axelrod, Annie L. Nguyen, Kathleen H. Wilber, Richard S. Esquivel and S. Duke Han
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:689
  16. Little is known of whether Internet use is associated with physical activity among socially isolated older adults during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This study investigated the associatio...

    Authors: Sachiko Sasaki, Akinori Sato, Yoshie Tanabe, Shinji Matsuoka, Atsuhiro Adachi, Toshiya Kayano, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Yuichi Matsuno, Ann Nakano and Toshihiro Watanabe
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:688
  17. Nutrition and particularly protein play a role in optimally stimulating muscle protein synthesis and maintaining function. Animal foods are excellent sources of high-quality protein. Therefore, we aimed to det...

    Authors: Clara Salvador, Ana Maria Rodrigues, Ana Rita Henriques, Maria João Gregório, Helena Canhão and Nuno Mendonça
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:687
  18. Postoperative delirium (POD), one of the most common complications following major surgery, imposes a heavy burden on patients and society. The objective of this exploratory study was to conduct a secondary an...

    Authors: Meng Mao, Lei-yuan Wang, Lan-yue Zhu, Fei Wang, Ying Ding, Jian-hua Tong, Jie Sun, Qiang Sun and Mu-huo Ji
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:685

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  19. Dementia is a serious problem in old age, that impacts an individual’s ability to function and may threaten personal dignity. Given the variable features of the illness and the diversity of life experiences, m...

    Authors: Lucie Klůzová Kráčmarová, Jitka Tomanová, Kristýna A. Černíková, Peter Tavel, Kateřina Langová, Peta Jane Greaves and Helena Kisvetrová
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:684
  20. The current study aimed to examine the association between drinking water quality and cognitive function and to identify the direct and indirect effects of drinking water quality and dyslipidemia on cognitive ...

    Authors: Xi Pan, Ye Luo, Dandan Zhao and Lingling Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:683
  21. Multimorbidity, polypharmacy, and potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) pose challenges for the care of people with cognitive impairment. The aim of the present study is to explore whether multimorbidity,...

    Authors: Jennifer Scheel, Katharina Luttenberger, Elmar Graessel, André Kratzer and Carolin Donath
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:682
  22. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is prevalent in older adults. In the aging CKD population, cognitive frailty is more common, but its prevalence and associated risk factors need to be further investigated.

    Authors: Jing Chang, Wenwen Hou, Yanchun Li, Shujuan Li, Kai Zhao, Yanfei Wang, Yuanping Hou and Qianmei Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:681
  23. Older people receive care from multiple providers which often results in a lack of coordination. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enabled value-based methodology for integrated care (ValueCar...

    Authors: E. L. S. Bally, A. van Grieken, L. Ye, M. Ferrando, M. Fernández-Salido, R. Dix, O. Zanutto, M. Gallucci, V. Vasiljev, A. Carroll, A. Darley, A. Gil-Salmerón, S. Ortet, T. Rentoumis, N. Kavoulis, O. Mayora-Ibarra…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:680
  24. Frailty can be operationalized based on the accumulation of deficits using a frailty index (FI) and is associated with an increased risk of adverse health outcomes. Here, we aim to compare validity of a FI fro...

    Authors: Chunxiu Wang, Xianghua Fang, Zhe Tang, Yang Hua, Zhongying Zhang, Xiang Gu, Beibei Liu and Xunming Ji
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:679
  25. The current prolonging state of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), could affect many aspects of people’s lives, especially the elderly population who experience a decrease in regular exercise. However, whethe...

    Authors: Koji Tamai, Hidetomi Terai, Shinji Takahashi, Hiroshi Katsuda, Nagakazu Shimada, Hasibullah Habibi and Hiroaki Nakamura
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:678
  26. Emerging evidence suggest that in addition to low hand grip strength (HGS), HGS asymmetry is associated with declining cognitive and physical functions. We examined the associations of low HGS and asymmetry wi...

    Authors: Kexun Kenneth Chen, Shuen Yee Lee, Benedict Wei Jun Pang, Lay Khoon Lau, Khalid Abdul Jabbar, Wei Ting Seah, Nien Xiang Tou, Philip Lin Kiat Yap, Tze Pin Ng and Shiou-Liang Wee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:677
  27. Handgrip strength (HGS), an indicator of overall muscle strength, is a key component in sarcopenia diagnosis. Although exercise is an effective strategy to prevent sarcopenia, the most appropriate exercise typ...

    Authors: Joo Hye Sung, Se Rhim Son, Seol-Hee Baek and Byung-Jo Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:676
  28. Self-rated health (SRH) is a well-established measure in public health to administer the general health of an individual. It can also be used to assess overall health status’ relationship with the social, phys...

    Authors: Gursimran Singh Rana, Anandi Shukla, Akif Mustafa, Mahadev Bramhankar, Balram Rai, Mohit Pandey and Nand Lal Mishra
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:675
  29. Community commitment through group activities in the community is associated with improved health outcomes in older adults and has a ripple effect on community development. However, factors associated with com...

    Authors: Hina Taguchi, Etsuko Tadaka, Yuka Iwata and Azusa Arimoto
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:674
  30. Walking is an essential activity for everyone and for older adults in particular, given that it is the most accessible form of physical activity and one of the healthiest transportation modes. Understanding ho...

    Authors: Zeynep S. Akinci, Xavier Delclòs-Alió, Guillem Vich, Deborah Salvo, Jesús Ibarluzea and Carme Miralles-Guasch
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:673
  31. A prolonged COVID-19 pandemic could exacerbate the risk of infection and undesirable effects associated with infection control measures of older people with dementia (PWD), and the care burden of families. In ...

    Authors: Kana Kazawa, Tatsuhiko Kubo, Hiroki Ohge and Shinya Ishii
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:671
  32. Pelvic fractures in older patients are associated with relevant morbidity and mortality. Both might be determined by fracture morphology and/or patient characteristics. The aim of this project is to investigat...

    Authors: Michaela Ramser, Werner Vach, Nathalie Strub, Dieter Cadosch, Franziska Saxer and Henrik Eckardt
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:669
  33. Mobility deficits are highly prevalent among geriatric patients and have serious impact on quality of life, hospitalizations, and mortality. This study aims to capture predictors of mobility deficits in hospit...

    Authors: Jennifer Kudelka, Johanna Geritz, Julius Welzel, Hanna Hildesheim, Corina Maetzler, Kirsten Emmert, Katharina Niemann, Markus A. Hobert, Andrea Pilotto, Philipp Bergmann and Walter Maetzler
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:668
  34. Healthy aging relies on mitochondrial functioning because this organelle provides energy and diminishes oxidative stress. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in TOMM40, a critical gene that produces the outer ...

    Authors: Sunny Chen, Sara M. Sarasua, Nicole J. Davis, Jane M. DeLuca, Luigi Boccuto, Stephen M. Thielke and Chang-En Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:667
  35. Mindfulness meditation is a form of mind–body intervention that has increasing scientific support for its ability to reduce age-related declines in cognitive functioning, improve affective health, and strength...

    Authors: Ruchika Shaurya Prakash, Stephanie Fountain-Zaragoza, Megan Fisher, Oyetunde Gbadeyan, Rebecca Andridge, Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Heena R. Manglani, Elizabeth J. Duraney, Anita Shankar, Michael R. McKenna, James Teng, Madhura Phansikar and Rosie Canter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:666
  36. Depression is common, costly, and has deleterious effects in older adult surgical patients. Little research exists examining older adult surgical patient outcomes and depression and the potential for nursing f...

    Authors: Aparna Kumar, Douglas Sloane, Linda Aiken and Matthew McHugh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:665
  37. Factors that decrease independence and increase morbidity must be reduced to improve the nutrition, health, and other challenges confronting older adults. In the United States (US), the Older Americans Act (OA...

    Authors: Mary Beth Arensberg, Jaime J. Gahche, Johanna T. Dwyer, Adam Mosey and Damon Terzaghi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:664
  38. We have looked at antimony (Sb) as a new neurotoxin which causes neuronal apoptosis in animal studies. At the population level, however, there is no direct evidence for a relationship between Sb exposure and c...

    Authors: Xiangdong Wang, Rui Wang, Zeyao Zhang, Chao Luo, Zixuan Zhao, Junpu Ruan, Rongrong Huang, Hongbing Zhang, Qiyun Wu, Shali Yu, Juan Tang and Xinyuan Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:663
  39. Family and friend caregivers play significant roles in advocating for and ensuring quality health and social care of residents in Assisted Living (AL) homes. However, little is known about how the COVID-19 pan...

    Authors: Natasha E. Lane, Matthias Hoben, Joseph E. Amuah, David B. Hogan, Jennifer Baumbusch, Andrea Gruneir, Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Lauren E. Griffith, Kimberlyn M. McGrail, Kyle Corbett and Colleen J. Maxwell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:662
  40. Sepsis is a series of organ failures caused by dysregulated responses to infection. Risk factors for sepsis are multiple comorbidities, a poor nutrition status, and limited mobility. The primary purpose of the...

    Authors: Kyungman Cha, Seung Pill Choi, Soo Hyun Kim and Sang Hoon Oh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:661
  41. With the population aging, multiple chronic diseases, depressive symptoms, and stroke are increasingly common among middle-aged and elderly adults worldwide. This study aimed to explore the independent associa...

    Authors: Jingyang Hu, Xinyu Zheng, Guangduoji Shi and Lan Guo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:660
  42. Systematic reviews demonstrated that gait variables are the most reliable predictors of future falls, yet are rarely included in fall screening tools. Thus, most tools have higher specificity than sensitivity,...

    Authors: Sam Chidi Ibeneme, Joy Chinyere Eze, Uchenna Prosper Okonkwo, Georgian Chiaka Ibeneme and Gerhard Fortwengel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:658

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