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  1. Body movement-controlled video games involving physical motion and visual attention may have the potential to train both abilities simultaneously. Our purpose was to determine the associations between performa...

    Authors: Mansour Alghamdi, Lori Ann Vallis and Susan Jennifer Leat

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:405

    Content type: Research

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  2. Stepping into the role of an unpaid caregiver to offer help is often considered a natural expectation of family members or friends. In Canada, such contributions are substantial in terms of healthcare provisio...

    Authors: Susan Law, Ilja Ormel, Stephanie Babinski, Kerry Kuluski and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:404

    Content type: Research article

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  3. An accurate understanding of the current state of end-of-life care is important for healthcare planning. The objectives of this study were to examine the trajectories of end-of-life medical and long-term care ...

    Authors: Emi Teraoka, Susumu Kunisawa and Yuichi Imanaka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:403

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Anxious symptoms have a negative impact on different aspects of the elderly’s quality of life, ranging from the adoption of unhealthy lifestyle behaviours to an increased functional impairment and a greater ph...

    Authors: Leonardo Carlucci, Matteo Balestrieri, Elisa Maso, Alessia Marini, Nadia Conte and Michela Balsamo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:401

    Content type: Research

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  5. The impact of severe second lockdown measures on older adults’ wellbeing is unknown. We aimed to (i) identify the impact of the second lockdown that resulted from the second wave of COVID-19 cases on older Aus...

    Authors: Joyce Siette, Karla Seaman, Laura Dodds, Kristiana Ludlow, Carly Johnco, Viviana Wuthrich, Joanne K. Earl, Piers Dawes, Paul Strutt and Johanna I. Westbrook

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:400

    Content type: Research

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  6. Although abuse experienced by older adults is common and expected to increase, disclosure, reporting and interventions to prevent or mitigate abuse remain sub-optimal. Incorporating principles of harm reductio...

    Authors: Donna Goodridge, Kerstin Stieber Roger, Christine A. Walsh, Elliot PausJenssen, Marina Cewick and Carla Liepert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:398

    Content type: Research

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  7. When older multimorbid people are acutely hospitalized, continuity of care is a fundamental goal in the healthcare process. However, some acute hospitalized older multimorbid patients do not experience continu...

    Authors: Lilian Keene Boye, Christian Backer Mogensen, Pernille Tanggaard Andersen, Frans Boch Waldorff and Thorbjørn Hougaard Mikkelsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:397

    Content type: Research

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  8. Traditional performance-based measurements of mobility fail to recognize the interaction between the individual and their environment. Life-space (LS) forms a central element in the broader context of mobility...

    Authors: Karen Sverdrup, Sverre Bergh, Geir Selbæk, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Bettina Husebø, Irene Mari Røen, Pernille Thingstad and Gro Gujord Tangen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:396

    Content type: Research

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  9. Subjective age refers to how young or old individuals experience themselves to be and is associated with health status, behavioral, cognitive, and biological processes that influence frailty. However, little r...

    Authors: Yuxiao Li, Minhui Liu, Christina E. Miyawaki, Xiaocao Sun, Tianxue Hou, Siyuan Tang and Sarah L. Szanton

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:395

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Early mobilization after surgery is a key recommendation for people with hip fracture, however this is achieved by only 50% of people. Recumbent bike riding has been used in other populations with limited mobi...

    Authors: Catherine M. Said, Marisa Delahunt, Andrew Hardidge, Paul Smith, Phong Tran, Luke McDonald, Emmanuel Kefalianos, Cathy Daniel and Sue Berney

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:394

    Content type: Research

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  11. Among many screening tools that have been developed to detect frailty in older adults, Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) is a valid, reliable and easy-to-use tool that has been translated in several languages. The ...

    Authors: Ioannis Vrettos, Panagiota Voukelatou, Stefani Panayiotou, Andreas Kyvetos, Andreas Kalliakmanis, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Petros P. Sfikakis and Dimitris Niakas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:393

    Content type: Research

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  12. Previous studies have pointed to the impact of self-perceptions of aging (SPA) on self-reported physical function in later life. However, less is known about associations of SPA with objectively measured physi...

    Authors: Anne Blawert, Sebastian Krumpoch, Ellen Freiberger and Susanne Wurm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:392

    Content type: Research

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  13. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components. However, it is unclear whether a low concentration of vitamin D is the cause or consequence o...

    Authors: Jing Xiao, Jingyi Lv, Shiyu Wang, Yang Zhou, Lunwen Chen, Juying Lu, Xiaoyi Zhang, Xiaojian Wang, Yunjuan Gu and Qingyun Lu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:391

    Content type: Research

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  14. Measuring person-centred outcomes and using this information to improve service delivery is a challenge for many care providers. We aimed to identify predictors of QoL among older adults receiving community-ba...

    Authors: Joyce Siette, Mikaela L. Jorgensen, Andrew Georgiou, Laura Dodds, Tom McClean and Johanna I. Westbrook

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:390

    Content type: Research

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  15. Older adults at a higher risk of adverse outcomes and mortality if they get infected with Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2). These undesired outcomes are because ageing is associate...

    Authors: Hani Hussien, Andra Nastasa, Mugurel Apetrii, Ionut Nistor, Mirko Petrovic and Adrian Covic

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:389

    Content type: Review

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  16. Older people’s oral health has improved, and many retain their natural teeth throughout their life. However, their daily oral care can be more difficult because of compromised general health and the reduced ca...

    Authors: Susanne Koistinen, Katri Ståhlnacke, Lena Olai, Anna Ehrenberg and Eva Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:388

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Understanding behavioral factors associated with low health literacy (HL) is relevant for health care providers to better support their patients’ health and adherence to preventive treatment. In this study, we...

    Authors: Subash Thapa and Jesper B Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:386

    Content type: Research

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  18. Few studies have shown age stage and sex differences in the association among dietary patterns and various health factors related to disability in older people. This study aimed to reveal the differences of ch...

    Authors: Sayuri Kodama, Tanji Hoshi and Sugako Kurimori

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:385

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:501

  19. Old age is associated with reduced physical ability. It is necessary to measure and evaluate the physical activity of older people. Implementing appropriate requires a valid and reliable tool. Physical Activit...

    Authors: Omid Hatami, Mahdi Aghabagheri, Somayeh Kahdouei and Khadijeh Nasiriani

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:383

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Though work has been done studying nursing home (NH) residents with either advanced Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or Alzheimer’s disease related dementia (ADRD), none have distinguished between them; even though their...

    Authors: Tadeja Gracner, Patricia W. Stone, Mansi Agarwal, Mark Sorbero, Susan L Mitchell and Andrew W. Dick

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:382

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Falls and fall-related injuries among older adults are a serious threat to the quality of life and result in high healthcare and societal costs. Despite evidence that falls can be prevented by fall prevention ...

    Authors: Maaike van Gameren, Daniël Bossen, Judith E. Bosmans, Bart Visser, Sanne W. T. Frazer and Mirjam Pijnappels

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:381

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Available evidence suggests that cognitive impairment (CI), which leads to deficits in episodic memory, executive functions, visual attention, and language, is associated with difficulties in the capacity to p...

    Authors: John P. Ansah, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Aloysius Chia Wei-Yan, Tessa Lui Shi Min and David B. Matchar

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:380

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The Hong Kong-specific criteria have been established in 2019 to assess potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in older adults and improve the local prescribing quality. The aim of this study was to co...

    Authors: Huanyu ZHANG, Eliza L. Y. WONG, Samuel Y. S. WONG, Patsy Y. K. CHAU, Benjamin H. K. YIP, Roger Y. N. CHUNG, Eric K. P. LEE, Francisco T. T. LAI and Eng-kiong YEOH

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:379

    Content type: Research

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  24. Locating technologies are a subtype of assistive technology that aim to support persons with dementia by helping manage spatial orientation impairments and provide aid to care partners by intervening when nece...

    Authors: Silka Dawn Freiesleben, Herlind Megges, Christina Herrmann, Lauri Wessel and Oliver Peters

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:378

    Content type: Research

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  25. Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) interventions can improve functional ability and reduce mortality in older adults, but the effectiveness of CGA intervention on the quality of life, caregiver burden, a...

    Authors: Zhongyi Chen, Zhaosheng Ding, Caixia Chen, Yangfan Sun, Yuyu Jiang, Fenglan Liu and Shanshan Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:377

    Content type: Research

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  26. Although there have been studies on the association between nutritional status and functional limitations, there were few studies on Asian centenarians in community. Therefore, this study aims to identify asso...

    Authors: Yang Song, Miao Liu, Wang-ping Jia, Ke Han, Sheng-shu Wang and Yao He

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:376

    Content type: Research

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  27. Dementia is currently the leading certified underlying cause of death in England. We assess how dementia recording on Office for National Statistics death certificates (ONS) corresponded to recording in genera...

    Authors: Shaleen Ahmad, Iain M Carey, Tess Harris, Derek G Cook, Stephen DeWilde and David P Strachan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:375

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Long-term care (LTC) prevention is a pressing concern in ageing societies. To understand the risk factors of LTC, it is vital to consider psychological and social factors in addition to physical factors. Owing...

    Authors: Akira Momose, Satoko Yamaguchi, Akira Okada, Kayo Ikeda-Kurakawa, Daisuke Namiki, Yasuhito Nannya, Hideki Kato, Toshimasa Yamauchi, Masaomi Nangaku and Takashi Kadowaki

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:374

    Content type: Research

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  29. Sleep duration and vegetable consumption are associated with mortality at old age (termed as sleep-mortality linkage and vegetable-mortality linkage, respectively). Yet, little is known about the interplay of ...

    Authors: Chen Bai, Muqi Guo, Yao Yao, John S. Ji, Danan Gu and Yi Zeng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:373

    Content type: Research

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  30. Influenced by various factors such as socio-demographic characteristics, behavioral lifestyles and socio-cultural environment, the multimorbidity patterns in old adults remain complex. This study aims to ident...

    Authors: Jiao Lu, Yuan Wang, Lihong Hou, Zhenxing Zuo, Na Zhang and Anle Wei

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:372

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The aging population is an increasing concern in Western hospital systems. The aim of this study was to describe the main characteristics and hospitalization patterns in inpatients aged 85 years or more in Spa...

    Authors: Sergio Palacios-Fernandez, Mario Salcedo, Gregorio Gonzalez-Alcaide and Jose-Manuel Ramos-Rincon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:371

    Content type: Research article

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  32. To investigate the role of a preoperative modified frailty index (mFI) based on data from medical records in predicting postoperative complications among older Chinese patients with hip fractures.

    Authors: Yanjiao Shen, Qiukui Hao, Yuting Wang, Xiaoyan Chen, Jiaojiao Jiang, Birong Dong and Gordon Guyatt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:370

    Content type: Research

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  33. The Chinese population has aged significantly in the last few decades. Comprehensive health losses including both fatal and non-fatal health outcomes associated with ageing in China have not been detailed.

    Authors: Ruotong Li, Xunjie Cheng, David C. Schwebel, Yang Yang, Peishan Ning, Peixia Cheng and Guoqing Hu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:369

    Content type: Research

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  34. The association between sleep duration and frailty remains unconclusive since most of the studies have been cross-sectional. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the association between sleep duration, sleep...

    Authors: Karla Moreno-Tamayo, Betty Manrique-Espinoza, Evangelina Morales-Carmona and Aarón Salinas-Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:368

    Content type: Research

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  35. The irreversibility of cognitive impairment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) prompts that preventing or delaying the onset of AD should be a public health priority. Vitamin B supplements can lower the serum homocys...

    Authors: Shufeng Li, Yuchen Guo, Jie Men, Hanlin Fu and Ting Xu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:367

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Overtreatment with cardiometabolic medication in older patients can lead to major adverse events. Timely deprescribing of these medications is therefore essential. Self-reported willingness to stop medication ...

    Authors: Stijn Crutzen, Jamila Abou, Sanne E. Smits, Gert Baas, Jacqueline G. Hugtenburg, Mette Heringa, Petra Denig and Katja Taxis

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:366

    Content type: Research

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  37. Older patients who spend long periods hospitalized or those who are in a situation of institutionalization represent a risk group in this regard, as many of them suffer a degree of dependence and need help to ...

    Authors: Juan Antonio Ruiz-Roca, Dora Martín Fuentes, Francisco J. Gómez García and Yolanda Martínez-Beneyto

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:363

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Chronic brain pathology and pre-stroke cognitive impairment (PCI) is predictive of post-stroke dementia. The aim of the current study was to measure pre-stroke neurodegenerative and vascular disease burden fou...

    Authors: Till Schellhorn, Manuela Zucknick, Torunn Askim, Ragnhild Munthe-Kaas, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Yngve M. Seljeseth, Anne-Brita Knapskog, Halvor Næss, Hanne Ellekjær, Pernille Thingstad, Torgeir Bruun Wyller, Ingvild Saltvedt and Mona K. Beyer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:362

    Content type: Research

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  39. With the increase in life expectancy, a large number of patients with osteoporosis (OP) are undergoing spine surgery, which may adversely affect the surgical success rate. The prevalence of OP varies in differ...

    Authors: Xiaoyi Mo, Shengli Zhao, Zhenxing Wen, Wei Lin, Zhipeng Chen, Zhiyun Wang, Chen Huang, Jie Qin, Jie Hao and Bailing Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:361

    Content type: Research

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  40. Evidence regarding the association between daily steps recommendation and older adults’ lower limb strength is lacking; thus, this study investigated whether taking at least 7,000 steps/day is cross-sectionall...

    Authors: Ming-Chun Hsueh, Chien-Yu Lin, Ting-Fu Lai, Yi-Chien Yu, Shao-Hsi Chang, Ju Yong Bae and Yung Liao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:359

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Objective health measures, such as registered illnesses or frailty, predict mortality and institutionalization in older adults. Also, self-reported assessment of health by simple self-rated health (SRH) has be...

    Authors: Anna Viljanen, Marika Salminen, Kerttu Irjala, Elisa Heikkilä, Raimo Isoaho, Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä, Päivi Korhonen, Tero Vahlberg, Matti Viitanen, Maarit Wuorela, Minna Löppönen and Laura Viikari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:358

    Content type: Research

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  42. Frailty is increasingly reported among older adults with cardiovascular diseases and it has been demonstrated to increase negative health outcomes and mortality. To date, no systematic review of the evidence i...

    Authors: Rosa Liperoti, Davide L. Vetrano, Katie Palmer, Tomasz Targowski, Maria C. Cipriani, Maria R. Lo Monaco, Silvia Giovannini, Nicola Acampora, Emanuele Rocco Villani, Roberto Bernabei and Graziano Onder

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:357

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Social isolation is an increasing concern for older adults who live in the community. Despite some availability of social support programs to address social isolation, their effectiveness is not routinely meas...

    Authors: Joyce Siette, Mikaela Jorgensen, Amy Nguyen, Gilbert Knaggs, Stuart Miller and Johanna I. Westbrook

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:356

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, it has been documented that old age and underlying illnesses are associated with poor prognosis among COVID-19 patients. However, it is unknown whether sarcopenia, a common geri...

    Authors: Yao Ma, Min He, Li-Sha Hou, Shen Xu, Zhi-Xin Huang, Na Zhao, Yan Kang, Ji-Rong Yue and Chenkai Wu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:355

    Content type: Research

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