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  1. 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
  2. Emergency department (ED) visits for nursing home residents lead to higher morbidity and mortality. Therefore, inappropriate visits (for conditions treatable elsewhere) or potentially avoidable visits (those a...

    Authors: Franziska Zúñiga, Katharina Gaertner, Sabine K. Weber-Schuh, Barbara Löw, Michael Simon and Martin Müller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:659
  3. 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
  4. The lower extremity may play a crucial role in compensating for gait perturbations. The study aimed to explore the mechanism of perturbation compensation by investigating the gait characteristics and lower ext...

    Authors: Xiping Ren, Christoph Lutter, Maeruan Kebbach, Sven Bruhn, Rainer Bader and Thomas Tischer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:656
  5. Falls are common but dangerous in the elderly. More and more seniors are searching for healthcare information online. YouTube has become the world’s most popular video streaming platform. Albeit thousands of f...

    Authors: Xinyi Yang, Xiaoqiang Xue, Ziqiu Shi, Sha Nan, Chengying Lian, Zhigang Ji, Yi Xie and Xiaoxuan Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:654
  6. Aging is a sensitive period of life. Attention to the needs of this stage is considered a social necessity. This study is conducted to investigate the responsiveness level and its effect on service quality fro...

    Authors: Ali Reza Yusefi, Esmat Rezabeigi Davarani, Salman Daneshi, Misagh Bastani, Gholamhossein Mehralian and Peivand Bastani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:653
  7. When a Zuni elder sustains a fall-related injury, the closest tribal skilled nursing facility is 100 miles from the Pueblo and no physical therapy services are available. Thus, fall prevention strategies as a ...

    Authors: Debra L. Waters, Janet Popp, Carla Herman, Donica Ghahate, Jeanette Bobelu, Vernon S. Pankratz and Vallabh O. Shah
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:652
  8. Frailty is a clinical syndrome described as reduced physiological reserve and increased vulnerability. Typically examined in older adults, recent work shows frailty occurs in middle-aged individuals and is ass...

    Authors: Natasha L. Pacheco, Nicole Noren Hooten, Yongqing Zhang, Calais S. Prince, Nicolle A. Mode, Ngozi Ezike, Kevin G. Becker, Alan B. Zonderman and Michele K. Evans
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:651
  9. Lewy body dementia (LBD) is an aggressive type of dementia of rapid, fluctuating disease trajectory, higher incidence of adverse events, and poorer functional independence than observed in Alzheimer’s disease ...

    Authors: Michael J. Inskip, Yorgi Mavros, Perminder S. Sachdev, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, Inbar Hillel and Maria A. Fiatarone Singh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:650
  10. The relationship between the number of teeth and sarcopenia remains poorly investigated. Although nutrition plays an important role in maintaining bone and muscle health, the complex relationship between numbe...

    Authors: Xin Xia, Zhigang Xu, Fengjuan Hu, Lisha Hou, Gongchang Zhang and Xiaolei Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:649
  11. Aging is associated with an increased likelihood of developing dementia, but a growing body of evidence suggests that certain modifiable risk factors may help prevent or delay dementia onset. Among these, phys...

    Authors: Deborah Talamonti, Christine Gagnon, Thomas Vincent, Anil Nigam, Frederic Lesage, Louis Bherer and Sarah Fraser
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:648
  12. Promoting physical activity (PA) participation in older adults is important for preserving quality of life and functional independence. Co-design has been shown to increase engagement of end-users in health-re...

    Authors: Natalie Constantin, Holly Edward, Hayley Ng, Anna Radisic, Amy Yule, Alina D’Asti, Cassandra D’Amore, Julie C. Reid and Marla Beauchamp
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:647
  13. Life-space and frailty are closely linked to health-related quality of life and understanding their inter-relationship could indicate potential intervention targets for improving quality of life. We set out to...

    Authors: Petronella Chitalu, Alex Tsui, Samuel D. Searle and Daniel Davis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:646
  14. Frail older people are at higher risk of further deterioration if their needs are not acknowledged when they are acutely ill and admitted to hospital. Mental health comprises one area of needs assessment.

    Authors: Theresa Westgård, Isabelle Andersson Hammar, Katarina Wilhelmson and Margda Waern
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:645
  15. The comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) has been proposed as a supplementary tool to reduce perioperative complications of geriatric patients, however there is no universally accepted standardization of C...

    Authors: Chao Kong, Yanhong Zhang, Chaodong Wang, Peng Wang, Xiangyu Li, Wei Wang, Yu Wang, Jianghua Shen, Xiaoyi Ren, Tianlong Wang, Guoguang Zhao and Shibao Lu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:644
  16. Diet and physical activity are key components of healthy aging. Current interventions that promote healthy eating and physical activity among the elderly have limitations and evidence of French interventions’ ...

    Authors: Aurélie Bocquier, Anne-Fleur Jacquemot, Christophe Dubois, Hélène Tréhard, Chloé Cogordan, Gwenaëlle Maradan, Sébastien Cortaredona, Lisa Fressard, Bérengère Davin-Casalena, Agnès Vinet, Pierre Verger, Nicole Darmon, Valérie Arquier, Guillaume Briclot, Rachel Chamla, Florence Cousson-Gélie…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:643
  17. Frailty is a common condition in older adults that is characterized by transitions between frailty states in both directions (progression and reversion) over time. Loneliness has been reported to be associated...

    Authors: Bin-Lin Chu and Wen Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:642
  18. It is unclear whether people with dementia (PwD) have more negative attitudes toward own aging (ATOA) than people without dementia and what factors influence ATOA among PwD. We investigated whether PwD have mo...

    Authors: Serena Sabatini, Anthony Martyr, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Clive Ballard, Rachel Collins, Claire Pentecost, Jennifer M. Rusted, Catherine Quinn, Kaarin J. Anstey, Sarang Kim, Anne Corbett, Helen Brooker and Linda Clare
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:641
  19. The catastrophic health expenditure of older adults results in serious consequences; however, the issue of whether cognitive status and living situations contribute to such financial burdens is uncertain. Our ...

    Authors: Chenxi Li, Shuyi Jin, Xingqi Cao, Ling Han, Ning Sun, Heather Allore, Emiel O. Hoogendijk, Xin Xu, Qiushi Feng, Xiaoting Liu and Zuyun Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:640
  20. Skeletal muscle mass is a central component of body composition and its decline is enhanced during aging. We verified the association between the appendicular skeletal muscle mass index (ASMI) with the anthrop...

    Authors: Geise Ferreira da Cruz, Tatiana Mion Lunz, Tatielle Rocha de Jesus, Mariana Braga Costa, Camila Vilarinho Vidigal, Ben-Hur Albergaria, José Luiz Marques-Rocha and Valdete Regina Guandalini
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:639
  21. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most frequently occurring type of dementia. Concurrently, inadequate sleep has been recognized as a public health epidemic. Notably, genetic and environmental factors are now co...

    Authors: Shiqi Yuan, Wen Ma, Rui Yang, Fengshuo Xu, Didi Han, Tao Huang, MIn Peng, Anding Xu and Jun Lyu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:638
  22. In France, the increase in COVID-19 vaccine uptake among older adults slowed down between May and June 2021. Using the data from a national survey, we aimed to assess COVID-19 vaccine uptake among French resid...

    Authors: Yu-Jin Jung, Amandine Gagneux-Brunon, Marion Bonneton, Elisabeth Botelho-Nevers, Pierre Verger, Jeremy K. Ward and Odile Launay
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:637
  23. Evidence supports loneliness and social isolation as a strong risk factor for poor mental and physical health outcomes for older adults. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated older adults isolate themselves for a...

    Authors: Gray Moonen, Laure Perrier, Soumia Meiyappan, Sabrina Akhtar and Noah Crampton
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:636
  24. Good self-management behaviors in patients with knee osteoarthritis can improve disease awareness, treatment effectiveness, quality of life, and reduce medical costs. However, there is a paucity of studies foc...

    Authors: Yi-Yi Chen, Li-Chueh Weng, Yang-Tzu Li and Hsiu-Li Huang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:635
  25. Readmission in older adults is typically complex with multiple contributing factors. We aim to examine how two prevalent and potentially modifiable geriatric conditions – depressive symptoms and malnutrition –...

    Authors: Tay Laura, Chua Melvin and Ding Yew Yoong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:634
  26. Previous studies indicated that poor quantity and quality of instrumental support are one of the main barriers in the application of transitional care. Instrumental support, as one common function of social su...

    Authors: Fengbo Yang, Jianing Hua, Guiling Geng, Min Cui, Wenwen Yang and Zihan Geng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:633
  27. Falls are an important cause of injury and death of older people. Hence, analyzing the multifactorial risk of falls from past cases to develop multifactorial intervention programs is clinically significant. Ho...

    Authors: Hong Lyu, Yan Dong, Wenhong Zhou, Chuanxia Wang, Hong Jiang, Ping Wang and Yanhong Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:632
  28. Dual sensory impairment is affecting over 10% of older adults worldwide. However, the long-term effect of dual sensory impairment (DSI) on the risk of mortality remains controversial. We aim to investigate the...

    Authors: Xinyu Zhang, Yueye Wang, Wei Wang, Wenyi Hu, Xianwen Shang, Huan Liao, Yifan Chen, Katerina V. Kiburg, Yu Huang, Xueli Zhang, Shulin Tang, Honghua Yu, Xiaohong Yang, Mingguang He and Zhuoting Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:631

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:709

  29. Older adults are one of the most vulnerable groups to the undesirable effects of low health literacy. Inadequate health literacy in older adults is associated with decreased physical activity, deviation from t...

    Authors: Moeini Babak, Barati Majid, Heidarimoghadam Rashid, Tapak Leili and Parsamajd Shahryar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:630
  30. Combining smartphone-assisted group activities in the neighbourhood and training in physical and cognitive skills may offer the potential to promote social participation and connectedness of older adults. This...

    Authors: Christian Thiel, Liane Günther, Anke Osterhoff, Sascha Sommer and Christian Grüneberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:629
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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

  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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

  41. 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

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