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  1. The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) is a commonly used questionnaire to evaluate concerns about falling. We adapted a Taiwan Chinese version (FES-ITC) and evaluated its reliability and validity in comm...

    Authors: Kai-Chieh Chang, Hsin-Shui Chen, Yi-Shiung Horng, Horng-Hui Liou and Huey-Wen Liang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:881
  2. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with elevated morbidity and mortality, and it usually occurs in older adults. Our goal here was to assess the efficacies of muscle mass-related biomarkers, such...

    Authors: Sha Huang, Yan Guo, Lanlan Chen, Yan Wang and Xiaoyan Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:880
  3. Delirium is a common condition in elderly inpatients. Health care professionals play a crucial role in recognizing delirium, initiating preventive measures and implementing a multicomponent treatment strategy....

    Authors: Jonas Hoch, Jürgen M. Bauer, Martin Bizer, Christine Arnold and Petra Benzinger
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:879
  4. Falls and fall-related injuries are a major public health problem. Data on falls in older persons with cancer is limited and robust data on falls within those with a frailty profile are missing. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Cindy Kenis, Lore Decoster, Johan Flamaing, Philip R. Debruyne, Inge De Groof, Christian Focan, Frank Cornélis, Vincent Verschaeve, Christian Bachmann, Dominique Bron, Heidi Van den Bulck, Dirk Schrijvers, Christine Langenaeken, Pol Specenier, Guy Jerusalem, Jean-Philippe Praet…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:877
  5. Effective solutions that meet the diverse community health needs of older adult populations are of critical importance. To address these needs, a nationwide community connector team—tasked with providing refer...

    Authors: Lee-Fen Ni, Shu-Ying Lo, Shu-Li Chia, Chao-Chun Wu, Fen-Fang Chung, Yu-Hsin Wang, Ping-Ru Hsiao, Chia-Ling Lin, Xaviera Xiao, Chiu-Tzu Lin and Li-Fen Chao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:876
  6. Limited English proficiency (LEP) of dementia caregivers poses a critical barrier to these caregivers’ access to evidence-based interventions. In an effort to make such interventions available and accessible t...

    Authors: Yuri Jang, Kenneth Hepburn, Juyoung Park, William E. Haley and Miyong T. Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:875
  7. Frailty in older adults is a common geriatric syndrome that could be prevented; thus, coping strategies for the aging population are essential. Self-management behaviors may represent cost-effective strategies...

    Authors: Thi-Lien To, Ching-Pyng Kuo, Chih-Jung Yeh, Wen-Chun Liao and Meng-Chih Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:874
  8. As care homes play an important role in the lives of an increasing number of older people, it is pivotal to understand how residents’ and their families engage in decision-making about their care and support. ...

    Authors: Brighide Lynch, Assumpta A. Ryan, Marie O’Neill and Sarah Penney
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:873
  9. Aging of the world population is one of the most significant demographic changes of our time. Populations older than 60 years are heterogeneous, and age is an independent cardiovascular risk factor aggravated ...

    Authors: J. I. Ramírez-Manent, B. Altisench Jané, S. Arroyo Bote, C. López Roig, H. González San Miguel and A. A. López-González
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:872
  10. Physical frailty is associated with social activity. However, the relationship between physical frailty and levels of engagement with other people during social activities remains unclear. Thus, we aimed to cl...

    Authors: Osamu Katayama, Sangyoon Lee, Seongryu Bae, Keitaro Makino, Ippei Chiba, Kenji Harada, Yohei Shinkai and Hiroyuki Shimada
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:870
  11. Dementia is a leading cause of death in developed nations. Despite an often distressing and symptom laden end of life, there are systematic barriers to accessing palliative care in older people dying of dement...

    Authors: G Arendts, L Chenoweth, BJ Hayes, E Campbell, M Agar, C Etherton-Beer, K Spilsbury, K Howard, G Braitberg, M Cubitt, C Sheehan, L Magann, T Sudharshan, LM Schnitker, J Pearce, I Gilmore…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:869
  12. Studies on examining the relationship between physical activity patterns and frailty are lacking. This study examined physical activity patterns in older people and investigated the relationship between physic...

    Authors: Yen-Kuang Lin, Chen-Yueh Chen, Denise Shuk Ting Cheung, Jed Montayre, Chen-Yin Lee and Mu-Hsing Ho
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:867
  13. Orthostatic Hypotension (OH) and malnutrition, are common health problems in elderly hypertensive patients. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between malnutrition and OH in elderly hypertensive pati...

    Authors: Qizhe Zhang, Shanshan Shen, Huilan Guan, Jingmei Zhang and Xujiao Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:866
  14. Aging simulation games are established educational interventions to make older patients’ perspectives noticeable, raise awareness about their needs, and positively influence attitudes toward older adults. Due ...

    Authors: Anne-Kathrin Geier, Stefan Lippmann, Antje Rau, Anne Schrimpf, Markus Bleckwenn and Tobias Deutsch
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:865
  15. There is currently no consensus as to a standardized tool for frailty measurement in any patient population. In the solid-organ transplantation population, routinely identifying and quantifying frailty in pote...

    Authors: Jonathan Kao, Natasha Reid, Ruth E Hubbard, Ryan Homes, Leila Shafiee Hanjani, Ella Pearson, Benignus Logan, Shannon King, Sarah Fox and Emily H Gordon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:864
  16. Uncertainties remain regarding the relationship between sarcopenic obesity and frailty. This study aimed to explore the association of these two common geriatric syndromes among community-dwelling older adults.

    Authors: Mei Yang, Meng Hu, Yan Zhang, Shuli Jia, Xuelian Sun, Wanyu Zhao, Meiling Ge and Birong Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:863
  17. Sleep disturbance, chronic pain and depressive symptoms later in life are modifiable risk factors and may contribute to frailty. However, much less is known about sex differences in the association between the...

    Authors: Shanshan Shen, Xingkun Zeng, Yinghong Yang, Huilan Guan, Lingyan Chen and Xujiao Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:862
  18. Hospitalisation rates for older people are increasing, with end-of-life care becoming a more medicalised experience. Innovative approaches are warranted to support early identification of the end-of-life phase...

    Authors: Christine Brown, Xing J. Lee, Alison Farrington, Carla Shield, Hannah E. Carter, Steven M. McPhail, Magnolia Cardona, Kenneth Hillman, Leonie Callaway, Lindy Willmott, Ben P. White, Gillian Harvey, Nicholas Graves and Adrian G. Barnett
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:860
  19. Loneliness is a major health issue among older adults. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between loneliness, in its social and emotional facets, and the cognitive (language), and behavioral/...

    Authors: Elena Carbone, Federica Piras, Francesca Ferrari Pellegrini, Paolo Caffarra and Erika Borella
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:859
  20. Routinely collected health administrative data can be used to estimate the prevalence or incidence of dementia at a population level but can be inaccurate. This study aimed to examine the accuracy of hospital ...

    Authors: Eric P. F. Chow, Benjumin Hsu, Louise M. Waite, Fiona M. Blyth, David J. Handelsman, David G. Le Couteur, Vasi Naganathan and Fiona F. Stanaway
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:858
  21. Home-dwelling frail older adults are often faced with multimorbidity and complex care needs, requiring health and social care systems that support frail older adults to age in place. The objective of this pape...

    Authors: Olivia Yip, Suzanne Dhaini, Jan Esser, Flaka Siqeca, Maria Jose Mendieta, Evelyn Huber, Andreas Zeller, Sabina De Geest, Mieke Deschodt, Franziska Zúñiga, Leah L. Zullig and Heather A. King
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:857
  22. All societies are going through a longevity revolution. Inflating the elderly’s age group will present many challenges to the healthcare system. A better health workforce is needed to meet this demand. Little ...

    Authors: Rawan Alqahtani, Shadan Almuhaidib and Hoda Jradi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:856
  23. Previous studies observed that sleep disorders potentially increased the risk of asthma and asthmatic exacerbation. We aimed to examine whether excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), probable insomnia, objective sho...

    Authors: Zhigang Hu, Yufeng Tian, Xinyu Song, Fanjun Zeng, Ke Hu and Ailan Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:855
  24. Older adults with cognitive impairment are frequently hospitalized and discharged to facility-based transitional care programs (TCPs). However, it is unknown whether TCPs are effective in improving their funct...

    Authors: Alexia Cumal, Tracey J. F. Colella, Martine T. Puts, Poonam Sehgal, Sheryl Robertson and Katherine S. McGilton
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:854
  25. Although the health benefits of physical activity are well documented, most older adults are not sufficiently active. There is a need to explore approaches to physical activity promotion amongst older adults t...

    Authors: Maddison L. Mellow, Melissa J. Hull, Ashleigh E. Smith, Thomas P. Wycherley, Danielle Girard and Alyson J. Crozier
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:853
  26. Elder abuse is a serious issue with a global prevalence of 15.7% in the community setting. Persons with dementia are at higher risk of elder abuse than the older population in general. With a high and increasi...

    Authors: Gunn Steinsheim, Susan Saga, Bonnie Olsen, Helene Kjeka Broen and Wenche Malmedal
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:852
  27. Medication-related harm (MRH) is an escalating global challenge especially among older adults. The period following hospital discharge carries high-risk for MRH due to medication discrepancies, limited patient...

    Authors: Khalid Ali, Ekow A. Mensah, Eugene Ace McDermott, Frances A. Kirkham, Jennifer Stevenson, Victoria Hamer, Nikesh Parekh, Rebekah Schiff, Tischa Van Der Cammen, Stephen Nyangoma, Sally Fowler-Davis, Graham Davies, Heather Gage and Chakravarthi Rajkumar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:850
  28. Demographic changes are leading to growing care needs of older people and creating a challenge for healthcare systems worldwide. Nursing homes (NHs) need to provide care for growing numbers of residents while ...

    Authors: Anke Desch, Bernd Förstner, Jörg Artmann, Andreas Häusler, Michael Hauptmann, Sibel Altin, Michael Rapp and Christine Holmberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:849
  29. Quality of life (QOL) is a complex concept known for being influenced by socio-demographic characteristics, individual needs, perceptions and expectations. The study investigates influences of such heterogeneo...

    Authors: Lidia Băjenaru, Alexandru Balog, Ciprian Dobre, Rozeta Drăghici and Gabriel-Ioan Prada
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:848
  30. We have witnessed frailty, which characterized by a decline in physiological reserves, become a major public health issue in older adults. Understanding the influential factors associated with frailty may help...

    Authors: Yin Yuan, Siyang Lin, Xiaoming Huang, Na Li, Jiaxin Zheng, Feng Huang and Pengli Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:847
  31. Studies have shown chronic disease-based healthcare utilization inequity is common. Hence, exploring this issue can help in establishing targeted measures and protecting the rights and interests of vulnerable ...

    Authors: Jie Zhao, Chaoyang Yan, Dan Han, Yunyi Wu, Hui Liao, Ying Ma, Mei Zhang, Sangsang Li and Jing Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:846
  32. Few data are available regarding post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) in non-cardiothoracic surgery, particularly orthopedic surgery. Hence, given the frequent incidence of POAF after surgery and its mark...

    Authors: Pierre Gay, Bastien Genet, Audrey Rouet, Rana Alkouri, Judith Cohen-Bittan, Jacques Boddaert and Lorène Zerah
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:845
  33. Although studies have shown that depressive symptoms are associated with an increased risk of hip fracture (HF). Depressive symptoms are dynamic, and it is unclear whether HF risk persists if depressive sympto...

    Authors: Zhiwei Lian, Chunsu Zhu, Haowen Yuan and Jianmin Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:844
  34. Living arrangements are critical to the survival and well-being of older people, especially in China where the filial piety culture demands adult children care for and serve their parents. The study aimed to e...

    Authors: Yifan Yu, Junqi Lv, Jing Liu, Yueqiao Chen, Kejin Chen and Yanfang Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:843
  35. Hip fractures are a global problem, and it will probably increase. Hip fractures impair health aspects which creates demands on postoperative care. This study describes and compares patients with hip fracture ...

    Authors: Amanda Hammer, Katarina Ljungberg, Tony Bohman and Åsa G Andersson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:842
  36. Polypharmacy can be defined as using five or more medications simultaneously. “Medication-related problems”, an extension of polypharmacy, includes inappropriate prescribing, poor adherence, overdosage, underd...

    Authors: Lizhen Ye, Junwen Yang-Huang, Carmen Betsy Franse, Tomislav Rukavina, Vanja Vasiljev, Francesco Mattace-Raso, Arpana Verma, Tamara Alhambra Borrás, Tasos Rentoumis and Hein Raat
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:841
  37. Family physicians serve an important role in the care of older adults, and have variable levels of training and comfort navigating this complex patient population. The Care of the Elderly (COE) Certificate of ...

    Authors: Rebecca H. Correia, Lawrence Grierson, Ilana Allice, Henry Yu-Hin Siu, Alison Baker, Janelle Panday and Meredith Vanstone
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:840
  38. The oldest-old (aged 80 or older) are the most rapidly growing age group, and they are more likely to suffer from cognitive impairment, leading to severe medical and economic burdens. The influence of intergen...

    Authors: Qingqing Yang and Jinzhu Jia
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:838
  39. With an increasingly ageing population worldwide, the predominant attitude towards ageing is still negative. Negative stereotypes have detrimental effects on individuals’ physical and mental health. Evidence i...

    Authors: Madeleine Thelu, Bobbie Webster, Katy Jones and Martin Orrell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:837
  40. Frail cardiac surgery patients have an increased risk of worse postoperative outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation of a novel Telehealth Home monitoring Enhanced-Frailty And Ca...

    Authors: Shreya Sarkar, Jeffrey MacLeod, Ansar Hassan, Keith R. Brunt, Krisan Palmer and Jean-François Légaré
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:836
  41. Influenza vaccination varies widely across long-term care facilities (LTCFs) due to staff behaviors, LTCF practices, and patient factors. It is unclear how seasonal LTCF vaccination varies between cohabitating...

    Authors: Emily T. O’Neill, Elliott Bosco, Erin Persico, Joe B. Silva, Melissa R. Riester, Patience Moyo, Robertus van Aalst, Matthew M. Loiacono, Ayman Chit, Stefan Gravenstein and Andrew R. Zullo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:835
  42. Unlike the numerous studies concerning the role of dietary inflammatory potential in chronic diseases, limited studies focused on the association of dietary inflammatory potential with handgrip strength (HGS) ...

    Authors: Zahra Esmaeily, Shahrzad Daei, Mahshid Rezaei, Atefeh Eyvazkhani, Zahra Tajary, Marjan Mansouri Dara and Ahmad Reza Dorosty Motlagh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:834
  43. Unmet needs for home support occur when any support services perceived by older people as needed are not being received. Not meeting these needs can negatively impact older adults’ quality of life, and increas...

    Authors: Maria Jose Mendieta, Sabina M De Geest, Geert Goderis, Olivia Yip, Mieke Deschodt and Suzanne Dhaini
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:833
  44. The identification of factors that specifically influence pathological and successful cognitive aging is a prerequisite for implementing disease prevention and promoting successful aging. However, multi-domain...

    Authors: Yiru Yang, Yaojing Chen, Caishui Yang, Kewei Chen, Xin Li and Zhanjun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:831

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