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  1. Depression is a common mental disorder among older people. This study aimed to assess the association between housing environment factors and depressive symptoms among older people using a multidimensional ass...

    Authors: Yuan Chen, Ping Yu Cui, Yi Yang Pan, Ya Xing Li, Nuremaguli Waili and Ying Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:259

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  2. Older people living with frailty are often exposed to polypharmacy and potential harm from medications. Targeted deprescribing in this population represents an important component of optimizing medication. Thi...

    Authors: Kinda Ibrahim, Natalie J. Cox, Jennifer M. Stevenson, Stephen Lim, Simon D. S. Fraser and Helen C. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:258

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  3. High prevalence rates have been reported for physical inactivity, mobility limitations, and falls in older adults. Home-based exercise might be an adequate means to increase physical activity by improving heal...

    Authors: Urs Granacher, Thomas Muehlbauer, Gerd Göstemeyer, Stefanie Gruber and Markus Gruber

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:257

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  4. Readmission is related to high cost, high burden, and high risk for mortality in geriatric patients. A scoring system can be developed to predict the readmission of older inpatients to perform earlier interven...

    Authors: Ika Fitriana, Siti Setiati, Edy W Rizal, Rahmi Istanti, Ikhwan Rinaldi, Taro Kojima, Masahiro Akishita and Muhammad Khifzhon Azwar

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:256

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  5. Unintended weight loss and the reduction in appetite are common phenomenon among older people. Reduced appetite has been linked to medication related reductions in saliva production, reduced taste ability and ...

    Authors: Sachiko Takehara, Vasant Hirani, F. A. Clive Wright, Vasi Naganathan, Fiona M. Blyth, David G. Le Couteur, Louise M. Waite, Markus J. Seibel, David J. Handelsman and Robert G. Cumming

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:255

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  6. There is extensive concern about older people’s care in institutions, especially recently in the past years. One of the reasons is linked to the cases of elder abuse, not only shown by academic and scientific ...

    Authors: Gema Pérez-Rojo, Javier López, Cristina Noriega, José Angel Martínez-Huertas and Cristina Velasco

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:251

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  7. There is on one hand sufficient evidence showing strong association between resilience and self-rated successful aging. On the other hand, strength training could contribute the cultivation of resilience among...

    Authors: Pak-Kwong Chung, Chun-Qing Zhang, Yanan Zhao, Ming Yu Claudia Wong and Chun Hu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:250

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. People living with dementia seem to be more likely to experience delirium following hip fracture. The association between mental disorders (MD) and hip fracture remains controversial. We conducted a nationwide...

    Authors: Ling-Yin Kuo, Po-Ting Hsu, Wen-Tien Wu, Ru-Ping Lee, Jen-Hung Wang, Hao-Wen Chen, Ing-Ho Chen, Tzai-Chiu Yu, Cheng-Huan Peng, Kuan-Lin Liu, Chung-Yi Hsu and Kuang-Ting Yeh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:249

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  9. High rates of food insecurity, obesity and obesity-related comorbidities in ageing South African (SA) women may amplify the risk of developing sarcopenic obesity. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence...

    Authors: Amy E. Mendham, Julia H. Goedecke, Lisa K. Micklesfield, Naomi E. Brooks, Mieke Faber, Dirk L. Christensen, Iain J. Gallagher, Lillemor Lundin-Olsson, Kathryn H. Myburgh, Feyisayo A. Odunitan-Wayas, Estelle V. Lambert, Sebastiana Kalula and Angus M. Hunter

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:247

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  10. Frailty is a predictor of negative health outcomes in older adults. The physical frailty phenotype is an often used form for its operationalization. Some authors have pointed out limitations regarding the unid...

    Authors: Claudia Venturini, Rosana Ferreira Sampaio, Bruno de Souza Moreira, Eduardo Ferriolli, Anita Liberalesso Neri, Roberto Alves Lourenço and Lygia Paccini Lustosa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:246

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Salivary function has been suggested to be associated with cognitive impairment. However, the effect of salivary flow rate (SFR) on cognitive impairment remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate whether...

    Authors: Minh-Tung Do, Huong Vu, Jong-Koo Lee, Sang-Min Park, Joung-Sik Son and Hyun-Duck Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:245

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  12. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: David Peter Neal, Yvonne J. F. Kerkhof, Teake P. Ettema, Majon Muller, Judith Bosmans, Evelyn Finnema, Maud Graff, Karin Dijkstra, Max L. Stek and Rose-Marie Dröes

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:244

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    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:138

  13. The Frail-VIG frailty index has been developed recently. It is an instrument with a multidimensional approach and a pragmatic purpose that allows rapid and efficient assessment of the degree of frailty in the ...

    Authors: Juan-José Zamora-Sánchez, Edurne Zabaleta-del-Olmo, Vicente Gea-Caballero, Iván Julián-Rochina, Gemma Pérez-Tortajada and Jordi Amblàs-Novellas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:243

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  14. Active patients lie at the heart of integrated care. Although interventions to increase the participation of older patients in care planning are being implemented in several countries, there is a lack of knowl...

    Authors: Jannike Dyb Oksavik, Marit Solbjør, Ralf Kirchhoff and Maren Kristine Raknes Sogstad

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:242

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  15. QuickSOFA, a prognostic score proposed for patients with infection, has shown a poor predictive value in the geriatric population, probably because of the inappropriateness of the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) in a...

    Authors: Francesca Remelli, Federico Castellucci, Aurora Vitali, Irene Mattioli, Amedeo Zurlo, Savino Spadaro and Stefano Volpato

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:241

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  16. Incorrect body weight shifting is a frequent cause of falls, and the control of the whole-body center of mass (CoM) by segmental coordination is essential during walking. Uncontrolled manifold (UCM) analysis i...

    Authors: Momoko Yamagata, Hiroshige Tateuchi, Itsuroh Shimizu, Junya Saeki and Noriaki Ichihashi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:240

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  17. For the diagnosis of Sarcopenia, European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) revised the algorisms in 2019, where they added computed tomography (CT) as an assessment tool not only for quanti...

    Authors: Hiroki Oba, Yasumoto Matsui, Hidenori Arai, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Hiroki Iida, Takafumi Mizuno, Satoshi Yamashita, Shinya Ishizuka, Yasuo Suzuki, Hideki Hiraiwa and Shiro Imagama

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:239

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  18. Quadratus lumborum block (QLB) is a novel and effective postoperative analgesia method for abdominal surgeries. However, whether QLB can affect early postoperative cognitive function by inhibiting surgical tra...

    Authors: Manhua Zhu, Yong Qi, Huijuan He, Song Zhang and Yuliu Mei

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:238

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  19. Green care farms, which offer care for people with dementia in a farm setting, have been emerging in the Netherlands. The aim of this study was to 1) implement green care farms which use rice farming in Japan,...

    Authors: Chiaki Ura, Tsuyoshi Okamura, Sachiko Yamazaki, Masaya Shimmei, Keisuke Torishima, Akira Eboshida and Yu Kawamuro

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:237

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  20. Cognitive leisure activity, such as reading, playing mahjong or cards and computer use, is common among older adults in China. Previous studies suggest a negative correlation between cognitive leisure activity...

    Authors: Xin Liu, Ye Ruan, Limei Huang, Yanfei Guo, Shuangyuan Sun, Hao Chen, Junling Gao, Yan Shi and Qianyi Xiao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:236

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  21. During a disaster, home-based care fills the critical need for continuation of health care. Home-based care is intended to function using existing care delivery models, continuing to provide care for patients ...

    Authors: Sue Anne Bell, Lydia K. Krienke, Sarah Dickey and Raymond G. De Vries

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:235

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  22. Frailty and low handgrip strength (HGS) are associated with adverse outcomes after hip fracture (HF) surgery. We aimed to compare the predictive role of frailty and HGS for adverse outcome in HF patients.

    Authors: Jung-Yeon Choi, Jin-Kak Kim, Kwang-il Kim, Young-Kyun Lee, Kyung-Hoi Koo and Cheol-Ho Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:234

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  23. Polypharmacy continues to be a topic of concern among older adults and puts patients at increased risk of potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) and negative health outcomes. The objective of this study was t...

    Authors: Marwan Sheikh-Taha and Myriam Asmar

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:233

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  24. We aimed to provide real-world evidence on the benefit of persistence with antiplatelet therapy (APT) on long-term all-cause mortality (ACM) in ischemic stroke patients aged 75 years and older.

    Authors: Seung Jae Kim, Oh Deog Kwon, Ho Chun Choi, Eung-Joon Lee and BeLong Cho

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:232

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  25. This study aims to analyze the distribution of serum uric acid (SUA) level based on more than 1000 centenarians and to explore the association with three common diseases including hypertension, diabetes and dy...

    Authors: Fuyin Kou, Shanshan Yang, Shengshu Wang, Miao Liu and Yao He

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:231

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  26. This study investigated the differences in caregiver activity, caregiver burden, and awareness of both caregivers and patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) across different Asian locations.

    Authors: Yong S. Shim, Kee Hyung Park, Christopher Chen, Jacqueline C. Dominguez, Kyunghun Kang, Hee-Jin Kim, Zhen Hong, Yu-Te Lin, Leung-Wing Chu, San Jung and SangYun Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:230

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  27. The proportion of older adults is increasing rapidly, and the majority are female. In 2050, the number of persons aged 60 years and over is estimated to reach 2.1 billion worldwide, constituting one-third of t...

    Authors: Hilda Kristin Svensson, Jon Karlsson, Therese Rydberg Sterner, Felicia Ahlner, Ingmar Skoog and Hanna Falk Erhag

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:229

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  28. The elder population suffered from social, economic, and health (which includes physical) related problems. Thus, these problems are complex and interrelated, thereby requiring specific knowledge and expertise...

    Authors: Erkihun Tadesse Amsalu, Tesfaye Alemayehu Messele and Metadel Adane

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:227

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  29. Falls are one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in older adults. However, despite adoption of prevention strategies, the number of falls in older adults has not declined. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Jing Wen Goh, Devinder Kaur Ajit Singh, Normala Mesbah, Anis Afifa Mohd Hanafi and Adlyn Farhana Azwan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:226

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  30. Sepsis is a critical challenge for the older adults as the immune function is less responsive by aging. Although cell numbers seem preserved in the older adults, macrophages present age-related function declin...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Li-hua Tang, Jia Lu, Li-ming Xu, Bao-li Cheng and Jun-yu Xiong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:225

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  31. This study describes the process evaluation of an intervention developed to reduce fear of falling (FoF) after hip fracture, within an inpatient geriatric rehabilitation setting. This ‘FIT-HIP intervention’ is...

    Authors: Maaike N. Scheffers-Barnhoorn, Monica van Eijk, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Romke van Balen, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen, Wilco P. Achterberg and Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:224

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  32. Foot problems are common in older adults and associated with poorer physical function, falls, frailty and reduced quality of life. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), a multidisciplinary process that is ...

    Authors: Rebecca K. Iseli, Gregory Duncan, Elton K. Lee, Ellen Lewis and Andrea B. Maier

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:223

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  33. Most people with dementia (PwD) are cared for at home, with general practitioners (GPs) playing a key part in the treatment. However, primary dementia care suffers from a number of shortcomings: Often, diagnos...

    Authors: Isabella Bablok, Harald Binder, Dominikus Stelzer, Klaus Kaier, Erika Graf, Julian Wangler, Michael Jansky, Michael Löhr, Michael Schulz, Marie Kockläuner, Katharina Geschke, Alexandra Wuttke-Linnemann, Andreas Fellgiebel and Erik Farin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:222

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  34. People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have described their walking difficulties as linked to activity avoidance, social isolation, reduced independence and quality of life. There is a knowledge gap regarding pr...

    Authors: Magnus Lindh-Rengifo, Stina B. Jonasson, Susann Ullén, Niklas Mattsson-Carlgren and Maria H. Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:221

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  35. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic infection with substantial risk of death, especially in elderly persons. Information about the prognostic significance of functional status in older patients w...

    Authors: Galina Plotnikov, Efraim Waizman, Irma Tzur, Alexander Yusupov, Yonatan Shapira and Oleg Gorelik

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:219

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  36. A multimodal general practitioner-focused intervention in the Local Health Authority (LHA) of Parma, Italy, substantially reduced the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use among older ad...

    Authors: M. Alcusky, R. B. Thomas, N. Jafari, S. W. Keith, A. Kee, S. Del Canale, M. Lombardi and V. Maio

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:218

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  37. Nutritional status has been considered as a key factor in preventing the development of the frailty syndrome. However, sex-specific dietary consumption transition over time and how it impacts of frailty status...

    Authors: Xiaoyue Xu, Sally C Inglis and Deborah Parker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:217

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  38. Research supports that moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) is key to prolonged health and function. Among older adults, substantial changes to MVPA may be infeasible, thus a growing literat...

    Authors: Rod L. Walker, Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman, John Bellettiere, Andrea Z. LaCroix, David Wing, Michael Higgins, KatieRose Richmire, Eric B. Larson, Paul K. Crane and Dori E. Rosenberg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:216

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  39. Delirium is a common disorder among hospitalized older patients and results in increased morbidity and mortality. The prevention of delirium is still challenging in older patient care. The role of antipsychoti...

    Authors: Saran Thanapluetiwong, Sirasa Ruangritchankul, Orapitchaya Sriwannopas, Sirintorn Chansirikarnjana, Pichai Ittasakul, Tipanetr Ngamkala, Lalita Sukumalin, Piangporn Charernwat, Krittika Saranburut and Taweevat Assavapokee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:215

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  40. The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) is an established test of physical performance. We provide reference values for SPPB and determine SPPB performance and cut-offs in assessing sarcopenia for Asian ...

    Authors: Shuen Yee Lee, Pei Ling Choo, Benedict Wei Jun Pang, Lay Khoon Lau, Khalid Abdul Jabbar, Wei Ting Seah, Kenneth Kexun Chen, Tze Pin Ng and Shiou-Liang Wee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:213

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  41. Urinary incontinence is a common condition in the general population and, in particular, the older adults population, which reduces the quality of life of these people, so this study aims to systematically exa...

    Authors: Sedighe Batmani, Rostam Jalali, Masoud Mohammadi and Shadi Bokaee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:212

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  42. A sense of belonging is a significant predictor of mental health and well-being in later life. A sense of belonging in childhood and adolescence contributes to a number of adult behavioural and psychological o...

    Authors: Kelly-Ann Allen, Gökmen Arslan, Heather Craig, Sedigheh Arefi, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh and Hamid Sharif Nia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:211

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  43. Many hospitalized older adults cannot be discharged because they lack the health and social support to meet their post-acute care needs. Transitional care programs (TCPs) are designed to provide short-term and...

    Authors: Katherine S. McGilton, Shirin Vellani, Alexandra Krassikova, Sheryl Robertson, Constance Irwin, Alexia Cumal, Jennifer Bethell, Elaine Burr, Margaret Keatings, Sandra McKay, Kathryn Nichol, Martine Puts, Anita Singh and Souraya Sidani

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:210

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