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  1. The use of benzodiazepines (BZDs) in older population is often accompanied by drug-related complications. Inappropriate BZD use significantly alters older adults’ clinical and functional status. This study com...

    Authors: Anna Lukačišinová, Jindra Reissigová, Maja Ortner-Hadžiabdić, Jovana Brkic, Betul Okuyan, Daisy Volmer, Ivana Tadić, Pilar Modamio, Eduardo L. Mariño, Konstantine Tachkov, Rosa Liperotti, Graziano Onder, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Hein van Hout, Elizabeth P. Howard and Daniela Fialová
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:240
  2. Quantitative computed tomography (QCT)-based lumbar bone mineral density (LBMD) has been used to diagnose osteoporosis. This study explored the value of lower thoracic BMD (TBMD) in diagnosing osteoporosis in ...

    Authors: Nandong Hu, Miaomiao Wang, Meng Yang, Xin Chen, Jiangchuan Wang, Chao Xie, Bin Zhang, Zhongqiu Wang and Xiao Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:237
  3. In recent years, it has become clear that participation in social activities by the older adult suppresses their need for long-term care. Likewise, social participation can promote long-term care prevention am...

    Authors: Saori Anzai, Hironori Ohsugi and Yoshitaka Shiba
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:235
  4. Aging is associated with changes in the musculoskeletal system, including increased susceptibility to spine malalignments. Utilizing corrective exercises with a therapeutic emphasis can be beneficial in the el...

    Authors: Elham Eftekhari, Rahman Sheikhhoseini, Zahra Salahzadeh and Mahdis Dadfar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:234
  5. Older adults comprise a growing proportion of Emergency Department (ED) attendees and are vulnerable to adverse outcomes following an ED visit including ED reattendance within 30 days. Interventions to reduce ...

    Authors: Brian Condon, Anne Griffin, Christine Fitzgerald, Elaine Shanahan, Liam Glynn, Margaret O’Connor, Christina Hayes, Molly Manning, Rose Galvin, Aoife Leahy and Katie Robinson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:233
  6. In industrialized countries, the aging population is steadily rising. The incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) is highest in old people. This study focuses on the clinicopathological profile of CMM ...

    Authors: Alessandra Buja, Massimo Rugge, Chiara Trevisiol, Anna Zanovello, Alessandra Rosalba Brazzale, Manuel Zorzi, Antonella Vecchiato, Paolo Del Fiore, Saveria Tropea, Marco Rastrelli, Carlo Riccardo Rossi and Simone Mocellin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:232
  7. Prehabilitation aims to improve patients' functional capacity before surgery to reduce perioperative complications, promote recovery and decrease probability of disability. The planned economic evaluation is p...

    Authors: Helene Eckhardt, Wilm Quentin, Julia Silzle, Reinhard Busse and Tanja Rombey
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:231
  8. The prognosis of back pain (BP) in the older adults is less favorable than in younger adults and progress to adverse outcomes and consequent worsening of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The present stu...

    Authors: Adriana Estela de Oliveira Grigorini, Leani Souza Máximo Pereira, Bart Koes, Silvia Lanzioti Azevedo da Silva, Alessandro Chiarotto, Diogo Carvalho Felício and Amanda Aparecida Oliveira Leopoldino
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:230
  9. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most common progressive neurodegenerative disorder, mostly affecting balance and motor function caused mainly by a lack of dopamine in the brain. The use of virtual reali...

    Authors: Muhammad Kashif, Abdulaziz Aoudh Albalwi, Ayesha Zulfiqar, Kiran Bashir, Ahmad Abdullah Alharbi and Shiza Zaidi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:229
  10. An increasing number of adults over 60 years old are presenting with requests for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the prevalence of ADHD in older adults in geriatrics is ...

    Authors: Joshua Woods, Nakisa Kiai, Ranjit Padhy, Rossano Bangasan and Tyler Torrico
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:228
  11. Authors: Frida Svedin, Oscar Blomberg, Anders Brantnell, Paul Farrand, Anna Cristina Åberg and Joanne Woodford
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:227

    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:814

  12. Childhood adverse experience has been linked with poor health outcomes across the life course. Nevertheless, whether such an association or direction could be projected to older people’s life remains still unc...

    Authors: Gayatri Khanal and Y. Selvamani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:226
  13. The aim of present study was to evaluate the combined effect of hypertension and activities of daily living (ADL)/instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) with the risk of CVD, stroke and cardiac events.

    Authors: Yiqun Li, Minglan Jiang, Xiao Ren, Longyang Han, Xiaowei Zheng and Wenyan Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:225
  14. This study aims to investigate the factors influencing the work status of retirees after retirement, especially focusing on self-employment and unpaid work. Data was taken and analyzed from the “Taiwan Health ...

    Authors: Tai-Kang Wu, Li-Jung Elizabeth Ku, Jer-Hao Chang, Ching-Ju Chiu and Susan C. Hu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:224
  15. Understanding how health trajectories are related to the likelihood of adverse outcomes and healthcare utilization is key to planning effective strategies for improving health span and the delivery of care to ...

    Authors: Chris P. Verschoor, Olga Theou, Jinhui Ma, Phyllis Montgomery, Sharolyn Mossey, Parveen Nangia, Refik Saskin and David W. Savage
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:223
  16. This study aimed to investigate the association of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) with incident frailty as well as its effects on pre-frailty progression and regression among middle-aged and olde...

    Authors: Yu-Feng Luo, Zi-Jian Cheng, Yan-Fei Wang, Xi-Yuan Jiang, Shu-Feng Lei, Fei-Yan Deng, Wen-Yan Ren and Long-Fei Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:222
  17. To analyse and discuss the association of gender differences with the risk and incidence of poststroke aphasia (PSA) and its types, and to provide evidence-based guidance for the prevention and treatment of po...

    Authors: Ting-ting Li, Ping-ping Zhang, Ming-chen Zhang, Hui Zhang, Hong-ying Wang, Ying Yuan, Shan-lin Wu, Xiao-wen Wang and Zhong-guang Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:220
  18. For some older persons, driving is essential to maintain their daily activities and engagement with society. Unfortunately, some will have to stop driving, as they age. Driving-cessation is an important transi...

    Authors: Camille Savoie, Philippe Voyer, Martin Lavallière and Suzanne Bouchard
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:219
  19. Polypharmacy and the use of potentially inappropriate medications are common among nursing home residents and are associated with negative outcomes. Although deprescribing has been proposed as a way to curtail...

    Authors: Hye Jun Lee, Sunmee Jang, Ju-Yeun Lee, Young-Mi Ah, Mi-Kyung Lee, Suhyun Jang, Sena An and Jung-Ha Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:218
  20. Currently, there is no systematic review to investigate the effectiveness of digital interventions for healthy ageing and cognitive health of older adults. This study aimed to conduct a systematic review to ev...

    Authors: Yvette I-Pei Tsai, Jeanie Beh, Charlotte Ganderton and Adrian Pranata
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:217
  21. The early detection of dementia depends on efficient methods for the assessment of cognitive capacity. Existing cognitive screening tools are ill-suited to the differentiation of cognitive status, particularly...

    Authors: Wan-Jing Lyu, Pai-Yi Chiu, Chung-Hsiang Liu, Yu-Chi Liao and Hsin-Te Chang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:216
  22. Recognizing the escalating public health concerns of loneliness and social isolation in aging populations, this study seeks to comprehensively explore the potential of information and communication technology ...

    Authors: Mari Gunnes, Ida-Camilla Løe and Jorid Kalseth
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:215
  23. At present, there are no consistent findings regarding the association between physical health loss and mental health in older adults. Some studies have shown that physical health loss is a risk factor for wor...

    Authors: Mio Shinozaki, Yasuyuki Gondo, Shosuke Satake, Masanori Tanimoto, Akiko Yamaoka, Marie Takemura, Izumi Kondo and Yutaka Arahata
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:214
  24. People living with dementia at home and their family carers often feel unsupported by healthcare professionals in managing continence problems. In turn, primary and community-based healthcare professionals hav...

    Authors: Barbara Bradbury, Helen Chester, Miriam Santer, Leanne Morrison, Mandy Fader, Jane Ward, Jill Manthorpe and Catherine Murphy
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:213
  25. Physical inactivity is an important factor in the development of sarcopenia. This cross-sectional study explores the prevalence of sarcopenia and associations of physical activity (PA) with sarcopenia in two e...

    Authors: Onni Hämäläinen, Anna Tirkkonen, Tiina Savikangas, Markku Alén, Sarianna Sipilä and Arto Hautala
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:212
  26. Aged-care programs that are based in First Nations worldviews are believed to translate to improved quality of life for First Nations Elders. First Nations perspectives of health and well-being incorporates so...

    Authors: Caleb Rivers, Emma Haynes, Dina LoGiudice, Kate Smith and Dawn Bessarab
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:210
  27. Low household income (HI), comorbidities and female sex are associated with an increased risk of dementia. The aim of this study was to measure the mediating effect of comorbidity and HI on the excess risk due...

    Authors: Uxue Zubiagirre, Oliver Ibarrondo, Igor Larrañaga, Myriam Soto-Gordoa, Lorea Mar-Barrutia and Javier Mar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:209
  28. To evaluate the dynamics of basic activity of daily living (BADL) in older patients with acute lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) during acute phase and to investigate risk factors associated with decr...

    Authors: Bingxuan Weng, Jin Jin, Lixue Huang, Xunliang Tong, Wenshu Jiao, Yuanqi Wang, Chuangsen Fang, Mengyuan Wang and Yanming Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:208
  29. The processes that underlie aging may advance at different rates in different individuals and an advanced biological age, relative to the chronological age, is associated with increased risk of disease and dea...

    Authors: Anna Thalén and Anders Ledberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:207
  30. An informed understanding of older adults’ perceptions of the impact (positive or negative) of recurrent COVID-19 long lockdowns is important for the development of targeted interventions and resources for fut...

    Authors: Joyce Siette, Kristiana Ludlow, Laura Dodds, Paul Strutt and Viviana Wuthrich
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:206
  31. Within a diagnostic medical imaging context, an interaction encompasses communication, physical contact and emotional support. These intricacies are an integral part in achieving a successful medical imaging o...

    Authors: Kevin Ding and Chandra Makanjee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:205
  32. Frailty is a health condition linked to adverse health outcomes and lower life quality. The PRISMA-7, a 7-item questionnaire from the Program on Research for Integrating Services for the Maintenance of Autonom...

    Authors: Meredith T. Yeung, Yen Gan, Shu Qi Teo, Kai Quan Lim, Hui Xuan Leow, Myriam Jbabdi, Michel Raiche and Mingxing Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:204
  33. Existing studies have used ADL and IADL separately as measures of dependency. However, dependency is a heterogeneous and complex issue, and the dependency of each older adult is a synergistic combination of se...

    Authors: Strong P. Marbaniang and Holendro Singh Chungkham
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:203
  34. Non-beneficial treatment affects a considerable proportion of older people in hospital, and some will choose to decline invasive treatments when they are approaching the end of their life. The Intervention for...

    Authors: Ella L. Bracci, Adrian G. Barnett, Christine Brown, Leonie Callaway, Magnolia Cardona, Hannah E. Carter, Nicholas Graves, Kenneth Hillman, Xing J. Lee, Steven M. McPhail, Ben P. White, Lindy Willmott and Gillian Harvey
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:202
  35. To identify risk factors for falls in older adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).

    Authors: Larissa Barros Freire, Joaquim Pereira Brasil-Neto, Marianne Lucena da Silva, Milena Gonçalves Cruz Miranda, Lorrane de Mattos Cruz, Wagner Rodrigues Martins and Leonardo Petrus da Silva Paz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:201
  36. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is frequently a precursor to dementia, affecting aspects of cognition such as language, thinking, or memory. Lifestyle interventions are increasingly studied as potential means ...

    Authors: Cynthia Zou, Divinity Amos-Richards, Ram Jagannathan and Ambar Kulshreshtha
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:200
  37. Physical frailty (PF) and circadian syndrome (CircS) are proposed as novel risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but little attention is paid to their combined impact on CVD. This study aimed to investigate ...

    Authors: Xinhong Zhu, Linlin Ding, Xiaona Zhang, Heqing Wang and Ningbo Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:199
  38. Pain is a significant global public health concern, particularly among individuals aged 45 and above. Its impact on the overall lifestyle of the individuals varies depending on the affected anatomical parts. D...

    Authors: Amit Kumar Goyal and Sanjay K. Mohanty
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:198
  39. As the number of people living with dementia rapidly increases worldwide, the support provided by their informal caregivers remains key to the sustainability of most healthcare systems, this voluntary contribu...

    Authors: Sandrine Pihet, M. Clément, E. Terrapon and S. Kipfer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:197
  40. Loneliness is a negative emotional state that can lead to physical and mental health problems. This study’s objective was to acquire an in-depth understanding of the heterogeneity and the predictors of lonelin...

    Authors: Yuecong Wang, Shasha Li, Xiaoyue Zou, Yingyuan Ni, Lijun Xu, Shufang Liao, Lijun Cao, Jianyi Bao, Yue Li and Yingxue Xi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:195
  41. There is a lack of relevant studies evaluating the long-term impact of cardiovascular health factor (CVH) metrics on chronic kidney disease (CKD).

    Authors: Pufei Bai, Xian Shao, Xiaoqun Ning, Xi Jiang, Hongyan Liu, Yao Lin, Fang Hou, Yourui Zhang, Saijun Zhou and Pei Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:193
  42. Locked doors remain a common feature of dementia units in nursing homes (NHs) worldwide, despite the growing body of knowledge on the negative effects of restricted freedom on residents. To date, no previous s...

    Authors: Suzan van Liempd, Sascha Bolt, Marjolein Verbiest and Katrien Luijkx
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:192
  43. Population aging is a problem that has affected most countries in the world. Poor-quality sleep is a common complaint among the elderly. Foot baths are a method of heat therapy and are performed as an independ...

    Authors: Khadijeh Nasiri, Mohammad Shriniy, Nazila Javadi Pashaki, Vahideh Aghamohammadi, Solmaz Saeidi, Maryam Mirzaee, Mostafa Soodmand and Esmail Najafi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:191
  44. Populations are ageing globally and Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) are experiencing the fastest rates of demographic change. Few studies have explored the burden of frailty amongst older people in ho...

    Authors: Sean L Davidson, Luke Emmence, Sara May Motraghi-Nobes, Emily Bickerstaff, George Rayers, Godrule Lyimo, Joseph Kilasara, Mary Chuwa, Fortunatus Kisheo, Elibariki Kisaruni, Sarah Urasa, Emma Mitchell, Catherine L Dotchin and Richard W Walker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:190
  45. Over 850,000 people in the UK currently have dementia, and that number is expected to grow rapidly. One approach that may help slow or prevent this growth is personalized dementia prevention. For most people, ...

    Authors: Rachel M. Morse, Iain Lang, Penny Rapaport, Michaela Poppe, Sarah Morgan-Trimmer and Claudia Cooper
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:188

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