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  1. Few studies have explored patterns of physical activity (PA) and examined their relationship with depression among community-dwelling older adults. We aimed to identify the patterns of PA through a person-cent...

    Authors: Yan Liang, Xinghui Li, Tingting Yang, Mengying Li, Ye Ruan, Yinghua Yang, Yanyan Huang, Yihua Jiang and Ying Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:587

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  2. Fear of falling (FOF) is the most common public health problem, which can lead to loss of confidence, reducing physical and social activities, depression, loss of mobility, increased risk of falls, physical we...

    Authors: Gebremeskel Birhanie, Haimanot Melese, Gebrerufael Solomon, Berihu Fissha and Molla Teferi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:586

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  3. Health disparities represent a major public health problem that needs to be addressed, and a variety of factors, including geographical location and income, can contribute to these disparities. Although previo...

    Authors: Kyu-Tae Han, Dong-Woo Choi and Seungju Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:585

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  4. Deprescribing is effective and safe in reducing polypharmacy among the elderly. However, the impact of deprescribing rounds remain unclear in Asian settings. Hence, we conducted this study.

    Authors: Andrew Peng Yong Wong, Tan Wan Ting, Ee Jia Ming Charissa, Tan Wee Boon, Kwan Yu Heng and Low Lian Leng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:584

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  5. Worldwide, restrictive measures have been taken to manage the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing and self-isolation have considerably affected the lives of people with dementia and their inform...

    Authors: Anne Marie Mork Rokstad, Janne Røsvik, Marit Fossberg and Siren Eriksen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:583

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  6. Generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass (SMM) may modulate or otherwise affect the loss of masseter muscle mass and be responsible for low masseter muscle performance and strength (i.e., low oral function). M...

    Authors: Masanori Iwasaki, Hirohiko Hirano, Keiko Motokawa, Maki Shirobe, Ayako Edahiro, Yuki Ohara, Hisashi Kawai, Motonaga Kojima, Shuichi Obuchi, Hiroshi Murayama, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Kazushige Ihara, Shoji Shinkai and Akihiko Kitamura

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:582

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  7. People living with dementia (PLWD) and caregivers are adversely impacted by lack of meaningful activity leading to worse symptoms and impaired quality-of-life. There is a critical need to develop effective and...

    Authors: Laura N. Gitlin, Katherine Marx, Catherine Verrier Piersol, Nancy A. Hodgson, Jin Huang, David L. Roth and Constantine Lyketsos

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:581

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  8. Despite a growing burden of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD) in the US, the relationship between health care and cognitive impairment prevention is unclear. Primary care manages risk causing co...

    Authors: Megan A. Mullins, Julie P. W. Bynum, Suzanne E. Judd and Philippa J. Clarke

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:580

    Content type: Research

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  9. Family doctor policy is an important part of deepening healthcare reform in China. The study aimed to explore the association between cardiovascular-metabolic multimorbidity and the status of signing a contrac...

    Authors: Shijun Yang, Jie Li, Peipei Fu, Yan Chen, Yi Wang, Dan Zhao, Zhixian Li, Wenjuan Li, Jie Li, Chen Yan, Zhen Gui and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:579

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  10. The effectiveness of health care interventions is co-determined by contextual factors. Unknown is the extent of this impact on patient outcomes. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore which characteris...

    Authors: Linda C. Smit, Niek J. De Wit, Meggie L. Nieuwenhuizen, Marieke J. Schuurmans and Nienke Bleijenberg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:578

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  11. Observational studies have reported an inverse association between ultraviolet (UV) radiation and hypertension. The aim of this study was to assess differences in blood pressure changes between persons with de...

    Authors: Bistra I. Veleva, Monique A. A. Caljouw, Astrid Muurman, Jenny T. van der Steen, Victor G. M. Chel, Mattijs E. Numans and Rosalinde K. E. Poortvliet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:577

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  12. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients age 90 years or older represent a growing subgroup and place a huge financial burden on health care resources despite the benefit being unclear. This leads to ethical problem...

    Authors: Raphael Romano Bruno, Bernhard Wernly, Malte Kelm, Ariane Boumendil, Alessandro Morandi, Finn H. Andersen, Antonio Artigas, Stefano Finazzi, Maurizio Cecconi, Steffen Christensen, Loredana Faraldi, Michael Lichtenauer, Johanna M. Muessig, Brian Marsh, Rui Moreno, Sandra Oeyen…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:576

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  13. Patients with cognitive deficits are 3 times more likely to suffer a hip fracture than geriatric patients of the same age group without cognitive deficits. The persistence of perioperative pain following hip f...

    Authors: Mathilde Ruel, Bastien Boussat, Mehdi Boudissa, Virginie Garnier, Catherine Bioteau, Jérôme Tonetti, Régis Pailhe, Gaëtan Gavazzi and Sabine Drevet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:575

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  14. Pre-treatment evaluation for sarcopenia is recommended in cancer patients. New screening tests that are less time-consuming and can identify patients who will potentially benefit from geriatric assessment are ...

    Authors: Cagatay Cavusoglu, Gozde Tahtaci, Rana Tuna Dogrul, Ibrahim Ileri, Funda Yildirim, Burcu Candemir, Muhammet Cemal Kizilarslanoglu, Aytug Uner and Berna Goker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:574

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  15. Advance care planning (ACP) is particularly appropriate for persons with early dementia (PWED) since it promotes conversations about dementia-specific illness scenarios, addresses inconsistencies between advan...

    Authors: Francesca Bosisio, Anca-Cristina Sterie, Eve Rubli Truchard and Ralf J. Jox

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:573

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  16. Malnutrition and depression are highly prevalent in older adults and can lead to disparaging outcomes. Analytical studies on geriatric depression (GD) and its association with malnutrition are very scarce in B...

    Authors: Md. Ziaul Islam, Tasnim Rahman Disu, Sharmin Farjana and Mohammad Meshbahur Rahman

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:572

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  17. Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) are highly prevalent in older patients but little is known about prevalence of DDIs over time. Our main objective was to assess changes in the prevalence and characteristics of dr...

    Authors: Lorène Zerah, Séverine Henrard, Ingeborg Wilting, Denis O’Mahony, Nicolas Rodondi, Olivia Dalleur, Kieran Dalton, Wilma Knol, Manuel Haschke and Anne Spinewine

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:571

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  18. Social networks are associated with better cognitive health in older people, but the role of specific aspects of the social network remains unclear. This is especially the case in Central and Eastern Europe. T...

    Authors: Yifan Nie, Marcus Richards, Ruzena Kubinova, Anastasiya Titarenko, Sofia Malyutina, Magdalena Kozela, Andrzej Pajak, Martin Bobak and Milagros Ruiz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:570

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  19. Participation in social activities has positive health effects among older adults; however, few studies have investigated the association between social activity and depressive symptoms among Chinese older adu...

    Authors: Yanan Wang, Zhen Li and Chang Fu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:569

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  20. Delirium is common in older hospitalized patients. It has serious consequences e.g., poor health outcomes, mortality and increased costs. Despite that, many cases are undetected. Early detection of delirium is...

    Authors: Yvonne A. Johansson, Theofanis Tsevis, Salmir Nasic, Catharina Gillsjö, Linda Johansson, Nenad Bogdanovic and Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:568

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  21.  Patient-centeredness (PC) aims to adapt health care to the individual needs and preferences of patients. An existing integrative model of PC comprises several dimensions of PC which have not yet been investig...

    Authors: Manuela Kanat, Jonas Schaefer, Laura Kivelitz, Jörg Dirmaier, Sebastian Voigt-Radloff, Bernhard Heimbach and Manuela Glattacker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:567

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  22. Older patients, frequently with multiple comorbidities, have a high mortality from COVID-19 infection. Convalescent plasma (CP) is a therapeutic option for these patients. Our objective is to retrospectively e...

    Authors: Iñigo Romon, Juan J. Dominguez-Garcia, Jose L. Arroyo, Borja Suberviola, Itxasne Cabezón, Beatriz Abascal, Cristina Baldeón, Amalia Cuesta, Raquel Portilla, Elena Casuso, Enrique Ocio and Montserrat Briz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:566

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  23. Due to the increasingly ageing society and the shortage of nursing human resources in China, the imbalance between the home care needs of older patients and the inadequate supply of nursing services is increas...

    Authors: Baosheng Zhao, Xiaoman Zhang, Rendong Huang, Mo Yi, Xiaofei Dong and Zhenxiang Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:565

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  24. Self-rated health (SRH) is a good predictor of morbidity and mortality. Extensive research has shown that females generally report poorer SRH than males but still tend to live longer. Previous studies used cro...

    Authors: Shichen Cui, Yushan Yu, Weizhen Dong, Tingke Xu, Yunyun Huang, Xiangyang Zhang and Chun Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:563

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  25. Blood pressure targets for oldest-old people have been long debated due to the concern that more stringent targets are associated with increased mortality. We aimed to investigate the association between chang...

    Authors: Hui Gao, Kan Wang, Fariba Ahmadizar, Wensui Zhao, Yu Jiang, Lei Zhang, Li Yu, Fangjia Zhou, Jialing Gu, Jianlin Zhuang and Zhao-lin Xia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:562

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  26. Being homebound is independently associated with increased mortality but the homebound population is heterogeneous. In order to improve precision medicine, we analyzed potentially modifiable factors that contr...

    Authors: Mia Yang, Nicholas Pajewski, Mark Espeland, Douglas Easterling and Jeff D. Williamson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:561

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  27. Chronic pain in older people is of particular importance not only with regard to negative subjective experience but also as an indicator of the quality of medical care. Brief scales to assess pain may help hea...

    Authors: Grażyna Puto, Iwona Repka and Piotr Brzyski

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:560

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  28. The study aimed to estimate the associations between perceived discrimination and poor physical health, poor mental health, and health risk behaviours in middle-aged and older adults in a national population s...

    Authors: Supa Pengpid and Karl Peltzer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:559

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  29. The longitudinal study, “Couples Lived Experiences,” focuses on whether and how relationship characteristics of older couples change with the cognitive decline of one member of the couple, and how these change...

    Authors: Mary S. Mittelman, Maureen K. O’Connor, Tiffany Donley, Cynthia Epstein-Smith, Andrew Nguyen, Roscoe Nicholson, Rebecca Salant, Steven D. Shirk and Elizabeth Stevenson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:558

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Infection is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in older adults. Available biomarkers are not associated with prognosis in older patients. This study aimed to analyze the value of eosinopenia (...

    Authors: Bethsabee Partouche, Marion Pepin, Pauline Mary de Farcy, Jean-Emmanuel Kahn, Bruno Sawczynski, Laurent Lechowski, Laurent Teillet, Frederic Barbot, Marie Herr and Benjamin Davido

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:557

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  31. Muscle pump dysfunction is an essential component of chronic venous disease (CVD) pathology. Aging reduces muscle strength which further weakens the venous return. However, the epidemiology of CVD and its rela...

    Authors: Suvi-Päivikki Sinikumpu, Maija-Helena Keränen, Jari Jokelainen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi and Laura Huilaja

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:556

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  32. Frail older adults who are hospitalized, are more likely to experience missed nursing care (MNC) due to high care needs, communication problems, and complexity of nursing care. We conducted a qualitative study...

    Authors: Zahra Rezaei-Shahsavarloo, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Abbas Ebadi and Robbert J. J. Gobbens

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:555

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  33. Age has been implicated as the main risk factor for COVID-19-related mortality. Our objective was to utilize administrative data to build an explanatory model accounting for geriatrics-focused indicators to pr...

    Authors: Liron Sinvani, Allison Marziliano, Alex Makhnevich, Sergey Tarima, Yan Liu, Michael Qiu, Meng Zhang, Suzanne Ardito, Maria Carney, Michael Diefenbach, Karina Davidson and Edith Burns

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:554

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  34. Clinical uncertainty is inherent for people with frailty and multimorbidity. Depleted physiological reserves increase vulnerability to a decline in health and adverse outcomes from a stressor event. Evidence-b...

    Authors: India Tunnard, Deokhee Yi, Clare Ellis-Smith, Marsha Dawkins, Irene J. Higginson and Catherine J. Evans

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:553

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  35. We tested for differences in direct health care costs among long-term care (LTC) residents age 65 and older with clinically significant pain (CSP) and with no pain or non-daily mild pain (NP/NDMP). We are not ...

    Authors: Harminder Guliani, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Shan Jin and Lisa M. Lix

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:552

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  36. Accurate identification of older persons at risk of unplanned hospital visits can facilitate preventive interventions. Several risk scores have been developed to identify older adults at risk of unplanned hosp...

    Authors: Jet H. Klunder, Veronique Bordonis, Martijn W. Heymans, Henriëtte G. van der Roest, Anja Declercq, Jan H. Smit, Vjenka Garms-Homolova, Pálmi V. Jónsson, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Graziano Onder, Karlijn J. Joling, Otto R. Maarsingh and Hein P. J. van Hout

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:551

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  37. This population-based study estimated the health-economic costs of dementia from a societal perspective using nationally representative data from 2015 to 2019 and analysed recent trends in Korea.

    Authors: Changwoo Shon and Hyejung Yoon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:549

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  38. Hip fractures are common among frail, older people and associated with multiple adverse outcomes, including death. Timely and appropriate care by a multidisciplinary team may improve outcomes. Implementing a t...

    Authors: Unchana Sura-amonrattana, Theerawoot Tharmviboonsri, Aasis Unnanuntana, Direk Tantigate and Varalak Srinonprasert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:548

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  39. Cycling has positive effects on health and the proportion of older cyclists is rising. However, the risk for older adults to be injured or killed by a bicycle accident increases. The aim of the ongoing project...

    Authors: Hanna Maria Siebentritt, Veronika Keppner, Sabine Britting, Robert Kob, Anja Rappl, Cornel C. Sieber and Ellen Freiberger

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:546

    Content type: Study protocol

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  40. Patients living with dementia are severely affected by the development of behavioral and psychologic symptoms (BPSD) which represent a burden for patients and caregivers. The use of psychotropic drugs in the c...

    Authors: Francesca Santagata, Massimiliano Massaia and Patrizia D’Amelio

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:545

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  41. Recent studies have suggested the significant relationship between follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in postmenopausal women. However, it is unknown whether FSH i...

    Authors: Yunxia Zhu, Jun Xu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yingying Ke, Guoxiang Fu and Qihao Guo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:544

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  42. In most controlled studies of multi-component cognitive intervention, participants’ cognitive levels are homogenous, which is contrary to real-world settings. There is a lack of research studying the implement...

    Authors: Hui-Fen Mao, Athena Yi-Jung Tsai, Ling-Hui Chang and I-Lu Tsai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:543

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  43. Osteoporosis and sarcopenia are major health issues in postmenopausal women due to their high prevalence and association with several adverse outcomes. However, no biomarkers may be used for screening and diag...

    Authors: Yanping Du, Cuidi Xu, Hongli Shi, Xin Jiang, Wenjing Tang, Xiaoqing Wu, Minmin Chen, Huilin Li, Xuemei Zhang and Qun Cheng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:542

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  44. To assess the utility of the preoperative Sarcopenia index (SI) as a predictive marker of the risk of postoperative complications following hip fracture surgery in older adults.

    Authors: Xiaoyan Chen, Yanjiao Shen, Lisha Hou, Binyu Yang, Birong Dong and Qiukui Hao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:541

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  45. While dementia is a common problem in Japan and the US, primary care physicians' practices and perspectives about diagnosing dementia in these different healthcare systems are unknown.

    Authors: M. Abe, S. Tsunawaki, M. Dejonckheere, C. T. Cigolle, K. Phillips, E. B. Rubinstein, M. Matsuda, M. D. Fetters and M. Inoue

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:540

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  46. This study aimed to examine associations between self-management abilities and digital participation among community-dwelling older adults with chronic conditions in the Netherlands.

    Authors: Mariska MJ Scheffer, Juliane Menting and Hennie R Boeije

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:539

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  47. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including myocardial infarction (MI), stroke and heart failure (HF) are the leading cause of death amongst the older population worldwide. The aim of this study is to investigate...

    Authors: Benjumin Hsu, Rosemary J. Korda, Richard I. Lindley, Kirsty A. Douglas, Vasi Naganathan and Louisa R. Jorm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:538

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