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  1. Recent research has shown that wearing multifocal glasses increases the risk of trips and falls in older people. The aim of this study is to determine whether the provision of single-lens distance glasses to o...

    Authors: Mark J Haran, Stephen R Lord, Ian D Cameron, Rebecca Q Ivers, Judy M Simpson, Bonsan B Lee, Mamta Porwal, Marcella MS Kwan and Connie Severino
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:10
  2. Although most older people living in nursing homes die there, there is a dearth of robust evaluations of interventions to improve their end-of-life care. Residents usually have multiple health problems making ...

    Authors: Sue Hall, Harvey Chochinov, Richard Harding, Scott Murray, Alison Richardson and Irene J Higginson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:9
  3. Disability and falls are particularly common among older people who have recently been hospitalised. There is evidence that disability severity and fall rates can be reduced by well-designed exercise intervent...

    Authors: Catherine Sherrington, Stephen R Lord, Constance M Vogler, Jacqueline CT Close, Kirsten Howard, Catherine M Dean, Lindy Clemson, Elizabeth Barraclough, Elisabeth Ramsay, Sandra D O'Rourke and Robert G Cumming
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:8
  4. Sudden emotions may interfere with mechanisms for keeping balance among the elderly. The aim of this study is to analyse if emotional stress and specifically feelings of anger, sadness, worries, anxiety or str...

    Authors: Jette Möller, Johan Hallqvist, Lucie Laflamme, Fredrik Mattsson, Sari Ponzer, Siv Sadigh and Karin Engström
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:7
  5. For older persons with complex care needs, accounting for the variability and interdependency in how health dimensions manifest themselves is necessary to understand the dynamic of health status. Our objective...

    Authors: Louise Lafortune, François Béland, Howard Bergman and Joël Ankri
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:6
  6. Inappropriate prescribing (IP) in older patients is highly prevalent and is associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events (ADEs), morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation. Consequently, IP is...

    Authors: Hilary J Hamilton, Paul F Gallagher and Denis O'Mahony
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:5
  7. The delay in discharge or transfer of care back to the community following an acute admission to the hospital in older adults has long been a recognized challenge in the UK. We examined the determinants and ou...

    Authors: Krishantha H Jasinarachchi, Ibrahim R Ibrahim, Breffni C Keegan, Rajaratnam Mathialagan, John C McGourty, James RN Phillips and Phyo K Myint
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:4
  8. Small-scale and homelike facilities for older people with dementia are rising in current dementia care. In these facilities, a small number of residents live together and form a household with staff. Normal, d...

    Authors: Hilde Verbeek, Erik van Rossum, Sandra MG Zwakhalen, Ton Ambergen, Gertrudis IJM Kempen and Jan PH Hamers
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:3
  9. Despite the finding that Parkinson disease (PD) occurs in more than one in every 1000 people older than 60 years, there have been few attempts to quantify how deficits in impairments, activity, participation, ...

    Authors: Meg E Morris, Jennifer J Watts, Robert Iansek, Damien Jolley, Donald Campbell, Anna T Murphy and Clarissa L Martin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:2
  10. This article provides the rationale and methodology, of the first randomised controlled trial to our knowledge designed to assess the efficacy of progressive resistance training on cartilage morphology in wome...

    Authors: Angela K Lange, Benedicte Vanwanseele, Nasim Foroughi, Michael K Baker, Ronald Shnier, Richard M Smith and Maria A Fiatarone Singh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:1
  11. Nicotine may aid reaction time, learning and memory, but smoking increases cardiovascular risk. Cardiovascular risk factors have been linked to increased risk of dementia. A previous meta-analysis found that c...

    Authors: Ruth Peters, Ruth Poulter, James Warner, Nigel Beckett, Lisa Burch and Chris Bulpitt
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:36
  12. Hip fractures in the elderly are a major public health burden. Data concerning secular trends of hip fracture incidence show divergent results for age, sex and regions. In Austria, the hip fracture incidence i...

    Authors: Eva Mann, Andrea Icks, Burkhard Haastert and Gabriele Meyer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:35
  13. Physical function measures have been shown to predict negative health-related events in older persons, including mortality. These markers of functioning may interact with the self-rated health (SRH) in the pre...

    Authors: Matteo Cesari, Graziano Onder, Valentina Zamboni, Todd Manini, Ronald I Shorr, Andrea Russo, Roberto Bernabei, Marco Pahor and Francesco Landi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:34
  14. As the older adult population increases, the potential functional and clinical burden of trunk muscle dysfunction may be significant. An evaluation of risk factors including the impact of the trunk muscles in ...

    Authors: Edwin Y Hanada, Cheryl L Hubley-Kozey, Melissa D McKeon and Sarah A Gordon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:33
  15. Many hospitalizations for residents of skilled nursing facilities are potentially avoidable. Factors that could prevent hospitalization for urinary tract infection (UTI) were investigated, with focus on patien...

    Authors: Mary AM Rogers, Brant E Fries, Samuel R Kaufman, Lona Mody, Laurence F McMahon Jr and Sanjay Saint
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:31
  16. Falls in older people are a major public health problem, with at least one in three people aged over 65 years falling each year. There is increasing evidence that foot problems and inappropriate footwear incre...

    Authors: Martin J Spink, Hylton B Menz and Stephen R Lord
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:30
  17. Many older adults with dementia require constant assistance from a caregiver when completing activities of daily living (ADL). This study examines the efficacy of a computerized device intended to assist peopl...

    Authors: Alex Mihailidis, Jennifer N Boger, Tammy Craig and Jesse Hoey
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:28

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