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  1. Current evidence suggests that negative and stigmatising attitudes towards dementia may develop at a young age. There are a number of dementia education and awareness initiatives aimed at reducing stigma, thou...

    Authors: Nicolas Farina, Laura J. Hughes, Ellen Jones, Sahdia Parveen, Alys W. Griffiths, Kathleen Galvin and Sube Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:188

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  2. Planning population care in a specific health care setting requires deep knowledge of the clinical characteristics of the target care recipients, which tend to be country specific. Our area virtually lacks any...

    Authors: Jordi Amblàs-Novellas, Sebastià J. Santaeugènia, Emili Vela, Montse Clèries and Joan C. Contel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:187

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  3. Aotearoa/New Zealand has a population that is ageing and there are challenges to health and social outcomes related to related to key life transitions (e.g., retirement, change in health conditions, loss of sp...

    Authors: John G. Oetzel, Michael P. Cameron, Mary L. Simpson, Rangimahora Reddy, Sophie Nock, Hineitimoana Greensill, Pare Meha, Kirsten Johnston, Truely Harding, Pita Shelford, Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Brendan Hokowhitu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:186

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  4. Participation in fall prevention programmes is associated with lower risk of injurious falls among older adults. However participation rates in fall prevention interventions are low. The limited participation ...

    Authors: Lotte M. Barmentloo, Branko F. Olij, Vicki Erasmus, Dini Smilde, Yvonne Schoon and Suzanne Polinder

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:185

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  5. External housing-related control beliefs (HCB) and general self-efficacy (GSE) influence different health outcomes in the general ageing population, but there is no information of their role in people ageing w...

    Authors: Giedre Gefenaite, Jonas Björk, Susanne Iwarsson, Björn Slaug, Steven M. Schmidt and Maria H. Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:181

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  6. Health-care systems nowadays rely on complementary patient care by informal caregivers. The need for, and burden on, informal caregivers will likely increase in the upcoming years. This study aimed to examine ...

    Authors: T. L. Janssen, P. Lodder, J. de Vries, C. C. H. A. van Hoof – de Lepper, P. D. Gobardhan, G. H. Ho and L. van der Laan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:178

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  7. Reduced mobility may be responsible for functional decline and acute sarcopenia in older hospitalised patients. The drivers of reduced in-hospital mobility are poorly understood, especially during the early ph...

    Authors: Peter Hartley, Amanda L. DeWitt, Faye Forsyth, Roman Romero-Ortuno and Christi Deaton

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:177

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  8. Dementia is a major public health concern associated with significant caregiver demands and there are technologies available to assist with caregiving. However, there is a paucity of information on caregiver n...

    Authors: Chen Xiong, Bing Ye, Alex Mihailidis, Jill I. Cameron, Arlene Astell, Emily Nalder and Angela Colantonio

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:176

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  9. Worldwide, patient and public involvement (PPI) in health research has grown steadily in recent decades. The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is one approach to PPI that brings patients, carers and clinicians togethe...

    Authors: Agnete Nygaard, Liv Halvorsrud, Asta Bye and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:175

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  10. Type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) affects upwards of 25% of Canadian older adults and is associated with high comorbidity and burden. Studies show that lifestyle factors and self-management are associated with ...

    Authors: John J. Miklavcic, Kimberly D. Fraser, Jenny Ploeg, Maureen Markle-Reid, Kathryn Fisher, Amiram Gafni, Lauren E. Griffith, Sandra Hirst, Cheryl A. Sadowski, Lehana Thabane, Jean A. C. Triscott and Ross Upshur

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:174

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  11. Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease and increases with age. While supervised exercise (SE) may be an effective approach, web-based exercise (WE) have other advantag...

    Authors: Marcel Ballin, Andreas Hult, Sabine Björk, Emmy Lundberg, Peter Nordström and Anna Nordström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:173

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  12. Access to rehabilitation services for people living in residential care facilities is frequently limited. A randomised trial of a hospital outreach hip fracture rehabilitation program in residential care facil...

    Authors: Maria Crotty, Emmanuel S. Gnanamanickam, Ian Cameron, Meera Agar, Julie Ratcliffe and Kate Laver

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:172

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  13. The burden of hearing loss among older adults could be mitigated with appropriate care. This study compares implementation of three hearing screening strategies in primary care, and examines the reliability an...

    Authors: Janet Prvu Bettger, Rowena J. Dolor, David L. Witsell, Judy R. Dubno, Carl F. Pieper, Amy R. Walker, Mina Silberberg, Kristine A. Schulz, Pranab Majumder, Erika Juhlin, Sherri L. Smith, Howard W. Francis and Debara L. Tucci

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:170

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Restraint use is a complex and challenging issue in home care. Due to socio-demographic trends, worldwide home healthcare providers are faced with an increasing demand for restraint use from informal caregiver...

    Authors: Kristien Scheepmans, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Louis Paquay, Hendrik Van Gansbeke and Koen Milisen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:169

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  15. Due to the shift to an older population worldwide and an increased need for 24-h care, finding new and alternative approaches to increase wellbeing among nursing home (NH) residents is highly warranted. To gui...

    Authors: Gørill Haugan, Britt Moene Kuven, Wenche Mjanger Eide, Siv Eriksen Taasen, Eva Rinnan, Vivien Xi Wu, Jorunn Drageset and Beate André

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:168

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  16. The European population is rapidly ageing. There is an urgent need for innovative solutions to reduce fall risk in older adults. Perturbation-based gait training is a promising new method to improve reactive b...

    Authors: Markus M. Rieger, Selma Papegaaij, Frans Steenbrink, Jaap H. van Dieën and Mirjam Pijnappels

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:167

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. While physical activity interventions have been reported to reduce hospital stays, it is not clear if, in the general population, usual physical activity patterns may be associated with subsequent hospital use...

    Authors: Robert Luben, Shabina Hayat, Nicholas Wareham, Paul Pharoah and Kay-Tee Khaw

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:165

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  18. Frailty is a highly recognized geriatric syndrome resulting in decline in reserve across multiple physiological systems. Impaired physical function is one of the major indicators of frailty. The goal of this s...

    Authors: Danya Pradeep Kumar, Nima Toosizadeh, Jane Mohler, Hossein Ehsani, Cassidy Mannier and Kaveh Laksari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:164

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  19. Several efforts have been made to change management of neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in nursing homes, however only few were successful. Numerous barriers to change in healthcare were identified, yet only on...

    Authors: Charlotte F. van Teunenbroek, Kim Verhagen, Martin Smalbrugge, Anke Persoon, Sytse U. Zuidema and Debby L. Gerritsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:163

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  20. In patients with permanent pacemakers (PPM), physical activity (PA) can be monitored using embedded accelerometers to measure pacemaker detected active hours (PDAH), a strong predictor of mortality. We examine...

    Authors: Venkata K. Puppala, Benjamin C. Hofeld, Amberly Anger, Sudhi Tyagi, Scott J. Strath, Judith Fox, Marcie G. Berger, Kwang Woo Ahn and Michael E. Widlansky

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:162

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  21. Less educational training is consistently associated with incident dementia among older adults, but associations between income and financial strain with incident dementia have not been well tested in national...

    Authors: Laura J. Samuel, Sarah L. Szanton, Jennifer L. Wolff, Katherine A. Ornstein, Lauren J. Parker and Laura N. Gitlin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:156

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  22. Declines in bone, muscle and physical performance are associated with adverse health outcomes in older adults. However, few studies have described concurrent age-related patterns of change in these factors. Th...

    Authors: Peggy M. Cawthon, Neeta Parimi, Lisa Langsetmo, Jane A. Cauley, Kristine E. Ensrud, Steven R. Cummings, Nancy E. Lane, Andrew R. Hoffman, Jodi Lapidus, Thomas M. Gill, Charles E. McCulloch, Marcia L. Stefanick, Deborah M. Kado, Rebecca Drieling and Eric S. Orwoll

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:161

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  23. Geriatric assessment upon admission may reveal factors that contribute to adverse outcomes in hospitalized older patients. The purposes of this study were to derive a Frailty Index (FI-PAC) from the interRAI P...

    Authors: Hanna Kerminen, Heini Huhtala, Pirkko Jäntti, Jaakko Valvanne and Esa Jämsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:160

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  24. Frailty describes an age-related clinical state and can be regarded as a predictive factor for fall, disability, hospitalization, and death in the elderly. Previous studies proved that frailty could be reverse...

    Authors: Jing Chang, Yun Gao, Xiang-Yang Fang, Su-Mei Zhao, Yuan-Ping Hou and Qian-Mei Sun

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:159

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  25. Social prescribing is encouraged to promote well-being, reduce isolation and loneliness. Traditional, generalist day centres for older people could be suggested by social prescribing, but little is known about...

    Authors: Katharine Orellana, Jill Manthorpe and Anthea Tinker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:158

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  26. Endotracheal intubation is known to pose significant physiological, pharmacokinetic, and dynamic changes and postoperative respiratory complications in patients under general anesthesia.

    Authors: Linsheng Lv, Yan Lei, Liu Xun and Miaoxiaiven Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:157

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  27. Ocular imaging receives much attention as a source of potential biomarkers for dementia. In the present study, we analyze these ocular biomarkers in cognitively impaired and healthy participants in a populatio...

    Authors: Jacoba A. van de Kreeke, Nienke Legdeur, Maryam Badissi, H. Ton Nguyen, Elles Konijnenberg, Jori Tomassen, Mara ten Kate, Anouk den Braber, Andrea B. Maier, H. Stevie Tan, Frank D. Verbraak and Pieter Jelle Visser

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:155

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  28. The efficiency of the fast-track (FT) process in the management of patients in Emergency Departments is well demonstrated, but there is a lack of research focused on older adults. The aim of our study was to v...

    Authors: B. Gasperini, F. Pierri, E. Espinosa, A. Fazi, G. Maracchini and A. Cherubini

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:154

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  29. Retirees face numerous challenges, including disassociation from persons in their social networks in Nigeria. Perceived social isolation or loneliness could impair the quality of life in old age, and lead to m...

    Authors: Chima C. Igbokwe, Veronica J. Ejeh, Olaoluwa S. Agbaje, Prince Ifeanachor Christian Umoke, Cylia N. Iweama and Eyuche L. Ozoemena

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:153

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  30. Frailty exposes older people to an elevated risk of a range of negative outcomes. Emerging evidence that frailty can be effectively treated within community settings has stimulated calls for more proactive scr...

    Authors: Rachel C. Ambagtsheer, Mandy M. Archibald, Michael Lawless, Alison Kitson and Justin Beilby

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:152

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  31. Aging is associated with a high risk for cardiovascular disease. The relation of obesity and risk of cardiovascular events appears to be more closely linked to certain clinical or metabolic phenotypes than to ...

    Authors: Francisco M. Gutierrez-Mariscal, Antonio García-Ríos, Purificación Gómez-Luna, Carolina Fernández-Gandara, Magdalena P. Cardelo, Silvia de la Cruz-Ares, Fernando Rodriguez-Cantalejo, Raul M. Luque, Ana León-Acuña, Javier Delgado-Lista, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Elena M. Yubero-Serrano and Jose Lopez-Miranda

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:151

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  32. This study explored the effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on the decline of cognitive ability among the elderly. To compensate for the limitations of self-reported physical activity, objecti...

    Authors: Zhi-jian Wu, Zhu-ying Wang, Bing-qian Hu, Xu-hui Zhang, Fan Zhang, Hou-lei Wang and Fang-hui Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:149

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  33. Outbreaks of norovirus infection can have detrimental impacts on long-term care facilities. This study investigated the incidence, clinical picture, treatment and resource use of norovirus gastroenteritis in l...

    Authors: Saori Fujiki, Tatsuro Ishizaki and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:148

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  34. Inappropriate drug prescribing causes preventable drug-related adverse events that result in increased morbidity and mortality, additional costs and diminished quality of life. Numerous initiatives have been l...

    Authors: F. Correard, M. Montaleytang, M. Costa, M. Astolfi, K. Baumstarck, S. Loubière, K. Amichi, P. Auquier, P. Verger, P. Villani, S. Honore and A. Daumas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:147

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  35. This study investigated the association between non-exercise based estimation of cardiorespiratory fitness (eCRF) and metabolic syndrome (Mets) in Korean adults aged 18 years and older (13,400 women and 9885 m...

    Authors: Inhwan Lee, Shinuk Kim and Hyunsik Kang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:146

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  36. Indigenous people continue to experience high rates of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) at younger ages than other populations, resulting in an increase in health and social care needs. Those who provide serv...

    Authors: Sharlene Webkamigad, Robyn Rowe, Shanna Peltier, Amanda Froehlich Chow, Katherine S. McGilton and Jennifer D. Walker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:145

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  37. Frailty is a multidimensional syndrome that leads to an increase of an age-related disorder of several physiological systems, and cognitive abilities decline. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalen...

    Authors: Sonia Hammami, Amira Zarrouk, Cecile Piron, Ioana Almas, Nabil Sakly and Veronique Latteur

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:144

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  38. Obesity is a disease characterized by much fat accumulation and abnormal distribution, which was related to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus (DM) and muscular skeletal diseases. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Yu-Jie Zhang, Shi-Hui Fu, Jing-Xin Wang, Xin Zhao, Yao Yao and Xiao-Ying Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:143

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  39. In Germany, advance care planning (ACP) was first introduced by law in 2015. However, ACP is still uncommon in Germany and only few people have advance directive forms. This study aims to evaluate an ACP progr...

    Authors: Rieke Schnakenberg, Katharina Silies, Almuth Berg, Änne Kirchner, Henriette Langner, Yuliya Chuvayaran, Juliane Köberlein-Neu, Burkhard Haastert, Birgitt Wiese, Gabriele Meyer, Sascha Köpke and Falk Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:142

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  40. Fear of falling (FoF) in the elderly is one of the major public health concerns in this era of aging of the population. As there is limited evidence on how cognitive function may differ by social support level...

    Authors: Thi Hue Man Vo, Keiko Nakamura, Kaoruko Seino, Hoang Thuy Linh Nguyen and Thang Van Vo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:141

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  41. Living arrangements have impact on life satisfaction among older adults. However, the mechanism how it works has received less attention. This study aims to examine the mediating role of meaning in life and so...

    Authors: Yan Lin, Huimin Xiao, Xiuyan Lan, Shuangshuang Wen and Shaoshao Bao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:136

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  42. Senior centers offer important opportunities for physical activity and social interaction. Seniors who visit a senior center regularly can gain physical activity from transportation and from specific activitie...

    Authors: Oriol Marquet, Monika Maciejewska, Xavier Delclòs-Alió, Guillem Vich, Jasper Schipperijn and Carme Miralles-Guasch

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:134

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