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  1. In the inpatient rehabilitation of older patients, estimating to what extent the patient may functionally recover (functional prognosis), is important to plan the rehabilitation programme and aid discharge pla...

    Authors: Anouk D. Kabboord, Deborah Godfrey, Adam L. Gordon, John R. F. Gladman, Monica Van Eijk, Romke van Balen and Wilco P. Achterberg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:114

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  2. Frailty is the loss of ability to withstand a physiological stressor and is associated with multiple adverse outcomes in older people. Trials to prevent or ameliorate frailty are in their infancy. A range of d...

    Authors: Miles D. Witham, James Wason, Richard Dodds and Avan A. Sayer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:113

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  3. Up to one in three of older patients who are hospitalised develop functional decline, which is associated with sustained disability, institutionalisation and death. This study developed and validated a clinica...

    Authors: Bastiaan Van Grootven, Anthony Jeuris, Maren Jonckers, Els Devriendt, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Christophe Dubois, Katleen Fagard, Marie-Christine Herregods, Miek Hornikx, Bart Meuris, Steffen Rex, Jos Tournoy, Koen Milisen, Johan Flamaing and Mieke Deschodt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:112

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  4. The timed up and go test (TUG) is one of the most widely used tests of mobility. We aimed to examine whether the TUG is associated with cardiovascular (CV) events, CV mortality, and all-cause mortality.

    Authors: Ki Young Son, Dong Wook Shin, Ji Eun Lee, Sang Hyuck Kim, Jae Moon Yun and Belong Cho

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:111

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  5. Motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) is a newly proposed predementia syndrome incorporating subjective cognitive complaints and slow gait. Previous studies have reported that subjective cognitive complaints a...

    Authors: Shanshan Shen, Xingkun Zeng, Liyu Xu, Lingyan Chen, Zixia Liu, Jiaojiao Chu, Yinghong Yang, Xiushao Wu and Xujiao Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:110

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  6. Antimuscarinics are often used for treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), but exposure to medications such as antimuscarinics that have anticholinergic properties has been linked to adverse cognitive effects. ...

    Authors: Tomas L. Griebling, Noll L. Campbell, Jeffrey Mangel, David Staskin, Sender Herschorn, Dina Elsouda and Carol R. Schermer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:109

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  7. In elderly poeple, multimorbidity and polypharmacy increase while sensory, motor and cognitive functions decrease. Falls occur in 30% of people aged 65 years and older at least once per year, with injuries at ...

    Authors: G. S. Kienle, P. G. Werthmann, B. Grotejohann, K. Kaier, I. Steinbrenner, S. Voigt-Radloff and R. Huber

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:108

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  8. Malnutrition has been shown to be associated with poor prognosis in older surgical patients. Several tools are available for detecting malnutrition. But little is known about their ability to assess risks of p...

    Authors: Yanli Zhao, Ning Ge, Dongmei Xie, Langli Gao, Yanyan Wang, Yulin Liao and Jirong Yue

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:107

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  9. Very few people live to eighty-five years and older (the ‘oldest old’), and even fewer live to this age without developing chronic diseases. It is important to understand the relationship, if any, of modifiabl...

    Authors: Qianqian Gu, Carly M. Sable, Angela Brooks-Wilson and Rachel A. Murphy

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:106

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  10. Wellness program participation may reduce the risk of falling, emergency department-use, and hospitalization among older adults. “On the Move” (OTM), a community-based group exercise program focused on the tim...

    Authors: Peter C. Coyle, Subashan Perera, Steven M. Albert, Janet K. Freburger, Jessie M. VanSwearingen and Jennifer S. Brach

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:105

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  11. Research in the area of public stigma and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is limited to examining stigmatic beliefs towards persons aged 65 and over (i.e., persons with late-onset dementia). The aim of the present st...

    Authors: Perla Werner, Lilach Raviv-Turgeman and Patrick W. Corrigan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:104

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  12. Poor health literacy was found to be one of the key barriers in older adults’ disease prevention practice. However, it has still been unclear how different processes in health literacy play a role in older adu...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Peggy Pui-Lai Or and Joanne Wai-Yee Chung

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:103

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  13. Risk prediction after myocardial infarction is often complex in older patients. The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) model includes clinical parameters and age, but not frailty. We hypothesised...

    Authors: Atul Anand, Sarah Cudmore, Shirley Robertson, Jacqueline Stephen, Kristin Haga, Christopher J. Weir, Scott A. Murray, Kirsty Boyd, Julian Gunn, Javaid Iqbal, Alasdair MacLullich, Susan D. Shenkin, Keith A. A. Fox, Nicholas Mills and Martin A. Denvir

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:102

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  14. Preventive home visits are suited for patients with reduced mobility, such as older people. Healthcare needs for older patients are expected to increase due to the extended life expectancy estimated in coming ...

    Authors: Carolina Burgos-Díez, Rosa Maria Sequera-Requero, Francisco José Tarazona-Santabalbina, Joan Carles Contel-Segura, Marià Monzó-Planella and Sebastià Josep Santaeugènia-González

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:101

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  15. To date, most previous studies of frailty among hospitalized elderly Chinese patients have been conducted based on small samples, which cannot represent the elderly patient population. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Jing Jiao, Yu Wang, Chen Zhu, Fangfang Li, Minglei Zhu, Xianxiu Wen, Jingfen Jin, Hui Wang, Dongmei Lv, Shengxiu Zhao, Xinjuan Wu and Tao Xu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:100

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  16. A better insight into older adults’ understanding of and attitude towards cognitive disorders and their prevention, as well as expectations and reasons for participation in prevention trials, would help design...

    Authors: Anna Rosenberg, Nicola Coley, Alexandra Soulier, Jenni Kulmala, Hilkka Soininen, Sandrine Andrieu, Miia Kivipelto and Mariagnese Barbera

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:99

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  17. Depression rates are high in residential aged care (RAC) facilities, with newly admitted residents at particular risk. New approaches to address depression in this population are urgently required, particularl...

    Authors: Tanya E. Davison, Marita P. McCabe, Lucy Busija, Daniel W. O’Connor, Vera Camões Costa and Jessica Byers

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:98

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  18. In the European Union (EU), informal caregivers provide 60% of all care. Informal caregiving ranges from assistance with daily activities and provision of direct care to helping care recipients to navigate wit...

    Authors: Ingvild Lilleheie, Jonas Debesay, Asta Bye and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:97

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  19. There is little known about pre-frailty attributes or when changes which contribute to frailty might be detectable and amenable to change. This study explores pre-frailty and frailty in independent community-d...

    Authors: S. J. Gordon, N. Baker, M. Kidd, A. Maeder and K. A. Grimmer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:96

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  20. Pain is an independent risk factor for falling. One in two older community-dwelling people with musculoskeletal pain fall each year. This study examined physical, psychological and medical factors as potential...

    Authors: Cameron Hicks, Pazit Levinger, Jasmine C. Menant, Stephen R. Lord, Perminder S. Sachdev, Henry Brodaty and Daina L. Sturnieks

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:94

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  21. There remains a lack of large-scale clinical studies of cognitive impairment that aim to increase diagnostic and prognostic accuracy as well as validate previous research findings. The MemClin project will ama...

    Authors: Urban Ekman, Daniel Ferreira, J-Sebastian Muehlboeck, John Wallert, Anna Rennie, Maria Eriksdotter, Lars-Olof Wahlund and Eric Westman

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:93

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  22. In 2015 in France, 585,560 people were nursing home residents. A large body of studies has identified predictors of poor quality of life and poor adaptation in institution, mostly for residents without dementi...

    Authors: Roxane Villeneuve, Céline Meillon, Valérie Bergua, Maturin Tabue-Teguo and Hélène Amieva

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:92

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  23. Declines in health, physical, cognitive, and mental function with age suggest a lower level of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in late life; however, previous studies found that the associations were we...

    Authors: Han-Yun Tseng, Corinna Löckenhoff, Chun-Yi Lee, Shu-Han Yu, I-Chien Wu, Hsing-Yi Chang, Yen-Feng Chiu and Chao Agnes Hsiung

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:91

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  24. Walking aids are issued to older adults to prevent falls, however, paradoxically their use has been identified as a risk factor for falling. To prevent falls, walking aids must be used in a stable manner, but ...

    Authors: Sibylle Brunhilde Thies, Alex Bates, Eleonora Costamagna, Laurence Kenney, Malcolm Granat, Jo Webb, Dave Howard, Rose Baker and Helen Dawes

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:90

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  25. Although a focus on late-life depression may help preventing suicide in older adults, many older people, especially those living in rural areas, have relatively low accessibility to treatment. This study exami...

    Authors: In Mok Oh, Maeng Je Cho, Bong-Jin Hahm, Byung-Soo Kim, Jee Hoon Sohn, Hye Won Suk, Bu Young Jung, Hye Jung Kim, Hyeon A. Kim, Ki Bok Choi, Da Hye You, Ah. Reum Lim, In Ok Park, Jeung Hyuck Ahn, Hee Lee, Yeon Hee Kim…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:89

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  26. Elderly patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) frequently present comorbidities that put them at risk of polypharmacy and medication-related problems. This study aims to describe the overall medication pro...

    Authors: Clarisse Roux-Marson, Jean Baptiste Baranski, Coraline Fafin, Guillaume Exterman, Cecile Vigneau, Cecile Couchoud, Olivier Moranne and P. S. P. A. Investigators

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:87

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  27. Among the previous studies about the ADL recovery and its predictors, the researches and resources used to study and protect the baseline-independent older patients from being permanently ADL-dependent was few...

    Authors: Xiuyue Li, Tingting Zheng, Yaqi Guan, Hui Li, Kexin Zhu, Lu Shen and Zhiqin Yin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:86

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  28. Subgroups of older patients experience difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADL) following hospital discharge, as well as unplanned hospital readmissions and emergency department (ED) presentation...

    Authors: Véronique Provencher, Lindy Clemson, Kylie Wales, Ian D. Cameron, Laura N. Gitlin, Ariane Grenier and Natasha A. Lannin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:84

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  29. The ability to walk and perform cognitive tasks simultaneously is a key aspect of daily life. Performance declines in these dual-tasks may be associated with early signs of neurodegenerative disease and increa...

    Authors: David A. Raichlen, Pradyumna K. Bharadwaj, Lauren A. Nguyen, Mary Kathryn Franchetti, Erika K. Zigman, Abigail R. Solorio and Gene E. Alexander

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:83

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  30. Memory complaints and depressive symptoms are frequently associated in older adults and both serve as potential indicators of future cognitive decline. However, the temporal ordering of the development of thes...

    Authors: Jacqueline Mogle, Nikki L. Hill, Sakshi Bhargava, Tyler Reed Bell and Iris Bhang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:57

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  31. In the last few decades, research related to balance in older adults has been conducted in lab-based settings. The lack of portability and high cost that is associated with the current gold standard methods to...

    Authors: Bader A. Alqahtani, Patrick J. Sparto, Susan L. Whitney, Susan L. Greenspan, Subashan Perera and Jennifer S. Brach

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:82

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  32. Many older people live at home, often with complex and chronic health and social care needs. Integrated care programs are increasingly being implemented as a way to better address these needs. To support older...

    Authors: Manon Lette, Eliva A. Ambugo, Terje P. Hagen, Giel Nijpels, Caroline A. Baan and Simone R. de Bruin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:81

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  33. Accidental falls among older adults are a leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations. Reducing falls is an ongoing quality improvement priority for home care, given that many home care clients experience...

    Authors: Derek R. Manis, Caitlin McArthur and Andrew P. Costa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:80

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  34. Like many other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the Ghanaian healthcare system remains poor which is likely to affect the utilisation of healthcare services, especially among poor older people who ar...

    Authors: Williams Agyemang-Duah, Charles Peprah and Francis Arthur-Holmes

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:79

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  35. A rapidly ageing population with increasing prevalence of chronic disease presents policymakers the urgent task of tailoring healthcare services to optimally meet changing needs. While healthcare needs-based s...

    Authors: Jia Loon Chong, Lian Leng Low, David Bruce Matchar, Rahul Malhotra, Kheng Hock Lee, Julian Thumboo and Angelique Wei-Ming Chan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:78

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  36. As global populations age, governments have come to rely heavily on family carers (FCs) to care for older adults and reduce the demands made of formal health and social care systems. Under increasing pressure,...

    Authors: Myles Leslie, Robin Patricia Gray, Jacquie Eales, Janet Fast, Andrew Magnaye and Akram Khayatzadeh-Mahani

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:52

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  37. During aging, alterations of the intestinal microbial ecosystem can occur contributing to immunosenescence, inflamm-aging and impairment of intestinal barrier function (increased intestinal permeability; IP). ...

    Authors: Simone Guglielmetti, Stefano Bernardi, Cristian Del Bo’, Antonio Cherubini, Marisa Porrini, Giorgio Gargari, Nicole Hidalgo-Liberona, Raul Gonzalez-Dominguez, Gregorio Peron, Raul Zamora-Ros, Mark S. Winterbone, Benjamin Kirkup, Paul A. Kroon, Cristina Andres-Lacueva and Patrizia Riso

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:77

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  38. Functional independence and safe mobility, especially in older people, mostly rely on the ability to perform dual tasks, particularly during activities with variable- and fixed-priority attention. The aim of t...

    Authors: Francis Trombini-Souza, Marcelo de Maio Nascimento, Tarcísio Fulgêncio Alves da Silva, Rodrigo Cappato de Araújo, Mônica Rodrigues Perracini and Isabel C. N. Sacco

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:76

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  39. The rising number of older multimorbid in-patients has implications for medical care. There is a growing need for the identification of factors predicting the needs of older patients in hospital environments. ...

    Authors: Anne-Carina Scharf, Janine Gronewold, Christian Dahlmann, Jeanina Schlitzer, Andreas Kribben, Guido Gerken, Helmut Frohnhofen, Richard Dodel and Dirk M. Hermann

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:75

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  40. Normal aging is associated with balance, mobility and working memory decline that increase fall risk and influence activity of daily living functions. Mounting evidence suggests that physical activity is benef...

    Authors: Michal Nissim, Abigail Livny, Caroline Barmatz, Galia Tsarfaty, Yitshal Berner, Yaron Sacher, Jonathan Giron and Navah Z. Ratzon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:74

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  41. With age, the number of chronic conditions increases along with the use of medications. For several years, polypharmacy has been found to be on the increase in western societies. Polypharmacy is associated wit...

    Authors: Kristine Thorell, Patrik Midlöv, Johan Fastbom and Anders Halling

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:73

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  42. Intra-abdominal emergency surgery is associated with high mortality risk and long length of hospital stay. The objective of this study was to explore variations in surgery rates, the relationship between admis...

    Authors: Aisling McCann, Jan Sorensen, Deirdre Nally, Dara Kavanagh and Deborah A. McNamara

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:72

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  43. Visual impairment disproportionately affects people in the low-income countries. A high proportion of visual impairment can be prevented or cured. Yet, care seeking for eye health is restricted for women and o...

    Authors: Debjani Barman and Manasee Mishra

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:71

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  44. The delivery of post stroke care is fragmented even in advanced public healthcare systems, globally. Primary care teams are entrusted to provide longer term care for stroke survivors in most developing countri...

    Authors: Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz, Nor Azlin Mohd Nordin, Amrizal Muhd Nur, Saperi Sulong and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:70

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  45. In view of population aging, a better knowledge of factors influencing the type of long-term care (LTC) among older adults is necessary. Previous studies reported a close relationship between incontinence and ...

    Authors: Nicolas Carvalho, Sarah Fustinoni, Nazanin Abolhassani, Juan Manuel Blanco, Lionel Meylan and Brigitte Santos-Eggimann

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:69

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  46. Early operative treatment of acetabulum fractures in geriatric patients has been suggested to reduce pain and allow for earlier mobilization. The aim of this study was to determine mortality, complications and...

    Authors: Johannes Wollmerstädt, Philipp Pieroh, Isabell Schneider, Suzanne Zeidler, Andreas Höch, Christoph Josten and Georg Osterhoff

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:66

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  47. Previous studies indicated that the behavioral performances of older adults could be enhanced by multisensory integration. This pilot study tested the benefits of an audiovisual integrative (AV) training for i...

    Authors: Leung-Pong Lee, Afifah Wing-Yiu Har, Chun-Hei Ngai, Daniel W. L. Lai, Bess Yin-Hung Lam and Chetwyn Che-Hin Chan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:64

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