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  1. When a family member resides in long term care facility (LTC), family carers continue caregiving and have been found to have decreases in mental health. The aim of My Tools 4 Care – In Care (an online interven...

    Authors: Wendy Duggleby, Hannah O’Rourke, Jennifer Swindle, Shelley Peacock, Carrie McAiney, Pamela Baxter, Genevieve Thompson, Véronique Dubé, Cheryl Nekolaichuk, Sunita Ghosh and Jayna Holroyd-Leduc

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:285

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  2. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the history of late-life falling and the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and investigate whether depressive symptoms interact with falling to incre...

    Authors: Yu Jin Jung, Ryul Kim, Dallah Yoo, Kyungdo Han and Jee-Young Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:284

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  3. Studies have indicated variability around prevalence estimates of multimorbidity due to poor consensus regarding its definition and measurement. Medication-based measures of morbidity may be valuable resources...

    Authors: Clionadh Mannion, John Hughes, Frank Moriarty, Kathleen Bennett and Caitriona Cahir

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:283

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  4. Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) experience alterations of functional parameters, such as an impaired balance or gait. The current systematic review set out to investigate whether functional objec...

    Authors: Iván José Fuentes-Abolafio, Brendon Stubbs, Luis Miguel Pérez-Belmonte, María Rosa Bernal-López, Ricardo Gómez-Huelgas and Antonio Cuesta-Vargas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:282

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  5. Frailty in older adults is a common multidimensional clinical entity, a state of vulnerability to stressors that increases the risk of adverse outcomes such as functional decline, institutionalization or death...

    Authors: Francisco Cegri, Francesc Orfila, Rosa M. Abellana and María Pastor-Valero

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:281

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  6. Sarcopenia, particularly low handgrip strength has been observed and correlated in association with hypertension among the older people. However, the results reported in different studies were inconsistent. In...

    Authors: Tingting Bai, Fang Fang, Feika Li, Yan Ren, Jiaan Hu and Jiumei Cao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:279

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  7. Although malnutrition risk is well documented in elderly care institutions, few studies have been conducted to address concerns regarding community-dwelling elderly people. This study has been aimed to describ...

    Authors: Afsaneh Bakhtiari, Mahbobeh pourali and Shabnam Omidvar

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:278

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  8. Prolonged daily sedentary time is associated with increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases, impaired physical function, and mortality. Older adults are more sedentary than any other age group and those in as...

    Authors: M. L. Voss, J. P. Pope, R. Larouche and J. L. Copeland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:277

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  9. A medication omission is an event where a prescribed medication is not taken before the next scheduled dose. Medication omissions are typically classed as errors within Residential Aged Care (RAC) homes, as th...

    Authors: Stephanie. M. Garratt, Ngaire. M. Kerse, Kathryn Peri and Monique. F. Jonas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:276

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  10. Age-related hearing loss reduces the quality of life in older adults. Low socioeconomic status (SES) has been reported as a risk factor for hearing loss, although this has not been verified in Japan. This stud...

    Authors: Nobue Nakahori, Michikazu Sekine, Masaaki Yamada, Takashi Tatsuse, Hideki Kido and Michio Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:275

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  11. Physical activity (PA) is low among elderly residents in nursing homes in China. We aimed to determine the factors that influence PA among elderly nursing home residents and their direct or indirect effects on...

    Authors: Jingxin Huang, Youqing Zou, Wentao Huang, Ye Zhou, Shanshan Lin, Jiaojiao Chen and Yutao Lan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:274

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  12. This aim of this study was to explore the role of regulation on the quality of care of older people living with depression in LTC, which in this paper is a domestic environment providing 24-h care for people w...

    Authors: Michelle Crick, Robin Devey-Burry, Jiale Hu, Douglas E. Angus and Chantal Backman

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:273

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  13. There is a need to improve psychotherapeutic approaches to treatment for vulnerable older adults with depression in terms of both clinical practice and health care supply. Against this background, PSY-CARE is ...

    Authors: Paul Gellert, Ann-Kristin Beyer, Christina Tegeler, Claudia Vathke, Johanna Nordheim, Adelheid Kuhlmey and Eva-Marie Kessler

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:271

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  14. Joint contractures in frail older people are associated with serious restrictions in participation. We developed the Participation Enabling CAre in Nursing (PECAN) intervention, a complex intervention to enabl...

    Authors: Hanna Klingshirn, Martin Müller, Katrin Beutner, Julian Hirt, Ralf Strobl, Eva Grill, Gabriele Meyer and Susanne Saal

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:270

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  15. As part of a nursing home intervention study, the aim of this paper was 1) to evaluate the effects of a staff education programme about person-centred care and promotion of thriving on relatives’ satisfaction ...

    Authors: Qarin Lood, Karin Sjögren, Ådel Bergland, Marie Lindkvist, Marit Kirkevold, Per-Olof Sandman and David Edvardsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:268

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  16. Anticholinergic medication use is linked with increased cognitive decline, dementia, falls and mortality, and their use should be limited in older people. Here we estimate the prevalence of anticholinergic use...

    Authors: Carlota M. Grossi, Kathryn Richardson, George M. Savva, Chris Fox, Antony Arthur, Yoon K. Loke, Nicholas Steel, Carol Brayne, Fiona E. Matthews, Louise Robinson, Phyo K. Myint and Ian D. Maidment

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:267

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  17. Although codes of conduct, guidelines and standards call for healthcare practitioners to protect patients’ dignity, there are widespread concerns about a lack of attention to the dignity of older people who ne...

    Authors: Joan Ostaszkiewicz, Virginia Dickson-Swift, Alison Hutchinson and Adrian Wagg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:266

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  18. The dose response relationship of nine-year cumulative anticholinergic exposure and dementia onset was investigated using the Korean version anticholinergic burden scale (KABS) in comparison with the Anticholi...

    Authors: Yewon Suh, Young-Mi Ah, Euna Han, Kwanghee Jun, Sunghee Hwang, Kyung Hee Choi and Ju-Yeun Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:265

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  19. Personality reflects relatively stable and pervasive tendencies in feeling, thinking and behaving. While previous studies have found higher extraversion and lower neuroticism to be linked to higher self-report...

    Authors: Tiia Kekäläinen, Eija K. Laakkonen, Antonio Terracciano, Tiina Savikangas, Matti Hyvärinen, Tuija H. Tammelin, Timo Rantalainen, Timo Törmäkangas, Urho M. Kujala, Markku Alen, Vuokko Kovanen, Sarianna Sipilä and Katja Kokko

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:264

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  20. Being active is vital and a source of well-being. However, 18 months after hip fracture (HF), progress seems to have come to a halt. Aged adults may feel vulnerable, experiencing ongoing dependency and limited...

    Authors: Birgit Rasmussen, Claus Vinther Nielsen and Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:263

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  21. Hospitalisation rates for the older population have been increasing with end-of-life care becoming a more medicalised and costly experience. There is evidence that some of these patients received non-beneficia...

    Authors: Xing J. Lee, Alison Farrington, Hannah Carter, Carla Shield, Nicholas Graves, Steven M. McPhail, Gillian Harvey, Ben P. White, Lindy Willmott, Magnolia Cardona, Ken Hillman, Leonie Callaway and Adrian G. Barnett

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:262

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  22. Conflicting evidence exists regarding the association of socioeconomic status (SES) with mortality among older people and little is known about the mechanisms underlying this association. We investigated the a...

    Authors: Saman Khalatbari-Soltani, Fiona M. Blyth, Vasi Naganathan, David J. Handelsman, David G. Le Couteur, Markus J. Seibel, Louise M. Waite, Erin Cvejic and Robert G. Cumming

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:261

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  23. Low and middle-income countries have growing older populations and could benefit from the use of multi-domain geriatric assessments in overcoming the challenge of providing quality health services to older per...

    Authors: Leon N. Geffen, Gabrielle Kelly, John N. Morris, Sophie Hogeveen and John Hirdes

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:260

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  24. Study older adults’ quality of life is becoming increasingly important in the assessment, quality improvement and allocation of health and social care service. The purpose of this study was to enhance knowledg...

    Authors: Sara Lima, Lurdes Teixeira, Raquel Esteves, Fátima Ribeiro, Fernanda Pereira, Ana Teixeira and Clarisse Magalhães

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:259

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  25. Discrimination between early-stage dementia and other cognitive impairment diagnoses is central to enable appropriate interventions. Previous studies indicate that dual-task testing may be useful in such diffe...

    Authors: Hanna B. Åhman, Ylva Cedervall, Lena Kilander, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Lars Berglund, Kevin J. McKee, Erik Rosendahl, Martin Ingelsson and Anna Cristina Åberg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:258

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  26. Many older adults in the U.S. do not achieve the recommended amount of physical activity (PA) to fully realize a myriad of health benefits. Adiposity is one of those important correlates of PA and sedentary be...

    Authors: Wenfei Zhu, Zhiwei Cheng, Virginia J. Howard, Suzanne E. Judd, Steven N. Blair, Yuliang Sun and Steven P. Hooker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:257

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  27. Sarcopenia is associated with increased mortality among older adults. Sleep-related problems have been studied as factors related to sarcopenia. This study was conducted to determine the relationship between s...

    Authors: Yuki Nagaura, Hideaki Kondo, Mako Nagayoshi and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:256

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  28. Approximately 35% of individuals > 70 years have mobility limitations. Historically, it was posited lean mass and muscle strength were major contributors to mobility limitations, but recent findings indicate l...

    Authors: Nathan P. Wages, Janet E. Simon, Leatha A. Clark, Shinichi Amano, David W. Russ, Todd M. Manini and Brian C. Clark

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:255

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  29. Epidemiological evidence suggests that healthy diet is associated with a slowdown of cognitive decline leading to dementia, but the underlying mechanisms are still partially unexplored. Diet is the main determ...

    Authors: Federica Prinelli, Nithiya Jesuthasan, Marco Severgnini, Massimo Musicco, Fulvio Adorni, Maria Lea Correa Leite, Chiara Crespi and Sara Bernini

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:253

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  30. Given an increase in the aging population and its impact on healthcare systems, policy makers for provision of health and social services are aiming to keep older adults in good health for longer, in other wor...

    Authors: M. Marx, I. Mosnier, J. Belmin, J. Wyss, C. Coudert-Koall, A. Ramos, R. Manrique Huarte, R. Khnifes, O. Hilly, A. Martini and D. Cuda

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:252

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  31. There is increasing interest in examining the life space mobility and activity participation of older adults in the community using sensor technology. Objective data from these technologies may overcome the li...

    Authors: Soon Hoe Ho, Dion Piu Sern Tan, Pey June Tan, Ka Wei Ng, Zoe Zon Be Lim, Isabel Hui Leng Ng, Lok Hang Wong, Mimaika Luluina Ginting, Belinda Yuen, Ullal Jagadish Mallya, Mei Sian Chong and Chek Hooi Wong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:251

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  32. Step-recovery responses are critical in preventing falls when balance is lost unexpectedly. We investigated the kinematics and strategies of balance recovery in older adults with a varying history of falls.

    Authors: Shani Batcir, Guy Shani, Amir Shapiro, Neil Alexander and Itshak Melzer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:249

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  33. Dementia is an increasing public health threat worldwide. The pathogenesis of dementia has not been fully elucidated yet. Inflammatory processes are hypothesized to play an important role as a driver for cogni...

    Authors: Vanessa Stadlbauer, Lara Engertsberger, Irina Komarova, Nicole Feldbacher, Bettina Leber, Gerald Pichler, Nicole Fink, Monika Scarpatetti, Walter Schippinger, Reinhold Schmidt and Angela Horvath

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:248

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  34. There is increasing interest among older people in moving into retirement villages (RVs), an attractive option for those seeking a supportive community as they age, while still maintaining independence. Curren...

    Authors: K. Peri, J. B. Broad, J. Hikaka, M. Boyd, K. Bloomfield, Z. Wu, C. Calvert, A. Tatton, A-M Higgins, D. Bramley and M. J. Connolly

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:247

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  35. In our context, as in other European countries, care of patients with cognitive disorders or dementia still represents a major challenge in hospital settings. Thus, there is a need to ensure quality and contin...

    Authors: Claudia Casafont, Ester Risco, Mercè Piazuelo, Marta Ancín-Pagoto, José Luis Cobo-Sánchez, Montserrat Solís-Muñoz and Adelaida Zabalegui

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:246

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  36. There is a high prevalence of gait impairments in individuals with dementia (IWD). Gait impairments are associated with increased risk of falls, disability, and economic burden for health care systems. Only fe...

    Authors: Sandra Trautwein, Bettina Barisch-Fritz, Andrea Scharpf, Steffen Ringhof, Thorsten Stein, Janina Krell-Roesch and Alexander Woll

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:245

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  37. Use of companion robots may reduce older people’s depression, loneliness and agitation. This benefit has to be contrasted against possible ethical concerns raised by philosophers in the field around issues suc...

    Authors: Hannah L. Bradwell, Rhona Winnington, Serge Thill and Ray B. Jones

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:244

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  38. Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT) score is calculated using laboratory values, including serum albumin, total cholesterol concentration, and total lymphocyte count; it is reportedly valuable for making nu...

    Authors: Toshio Yagi, Yusuke Oshita, Ichiro Okano, Takuma Kuroda, Koji Ishikawa, Takashi Nagai and Katsunori Inagaki

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:243

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  39. Sarcopenia is defined as the age-related loss of muscle mass, strength, and physical performance. The original European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older Persons (EWGSOP1) definition, and its revision (EWGS...

    Authors: Steven Phu, Ben Kirk, Ebrahim Bani Hassan, Sara Vogrin, Jesse Zanker, Solange Bernardo and Gustavo Duque

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:242

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  40. No papers have examined the relationship between socio-demographic characteristics and cognitive performance in oldest old subjects (i.e, > = 80 years old) asking for driving license renewal. We hypothesize th...

    Authors: Giuseppina Bernardelli, Palmina Caruso, Guido Travaini, Isabella Merzagora, Francesca Gualdi, Raffaela D. G. Sartori, Daniela Mari, Matteo Cesari and Valeria Edefonti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:241

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  41. Older adults (> 65 years) with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and depressive symptoms experience frequent transitions between hospital and home. Care transitions for this population are often poorly coordinate...

    Authors: Maureen Markle-Reid, Carrie McAiney, Rebecca Ganann, Kathryn Fisher, Amiram Gafni, Alain P. Gauthier, Gail Heald-Taylor, Janet McElhaney, Jenny Ploeg, Diana J. Urajnik, Ruta Valaitis and Carly Whitmore

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:240

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  42. Older adults are vulnerable to the effects of acute sarcopenia (acute muscle insufficiency) following hospitalisation. However, this condition remains poorly characterised to date. It is hypothesised that acut...

    Authors: Carly Welch, Carolyn A. Greig, Tahir Masud, Thomas Pinkney and Thomas A. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:239

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  43. The oldest old is the fastest growing age group worldwide and the most prone to severe disability, especially in relation to loss of cognitive function. Improving our understanding of the predictors of cogniti...

    Authors: Mariagnese Barbera, Jenni Kulmala, Inna Lisko, Eija Pietilä, Anna Rosenberg, Ilona Hallikainen, Merja Hallikainen, Tiina Laatikainen, Jenni Lehtisalo, Elisa Neuvonen, Minna Rusanen, Hilkka Soininen, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Tiia Ngandu, Alina Solomon and Miia Kivipelto

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:238

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  44. Overuse of antibiotics has contributed to antimicrobial resistance; a growing public health threat. In long-term care facilities, levels of inappropriate prescribing are as high as 75%. Numerous interventions ...

    Authors: Elise Crayton, Michelle Richardson, Chris Fuller, Catherine Smith, Sunny Liu, Gillian Forbes, Niall Anderson, Laura Shallcross, Susan Michie, Andrew Hayward and Fabiana Lorencatto

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:237

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  45. Frail older adults living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) usually experience comorbidities and are frequently prescribed multiple medications. This increases the potential risk of inappropriate pre...

    Authors: Hend Almutairi, Andrew Stafford, Christopher Etherton-Beer and Leon Flicker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:236

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