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  1. No clear evidence is available for the influence of napping on cognitive function in older adults. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to elucidate the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships...

    Authors: Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Arthur Eumann Mesas, Sara Reina-Gutierrez, Alicia Saz-Lara, Estela Jimenez-Lopez and Vicente Martinez-Vizcaino
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:756
  2. Frailty has been associated with a decline in sensory and motor function. However, given that different frailty measures were shown to overlap but also differ in their diagnostic properties, sensory and motor ...

    Authors: Florian Beier, Martin Löffler, Frauke Nees, Lucrezia Hausner, Lutz Frölich and Herta Flor
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:755
  3. Older patients are at an increased risk of hospitalization, negatively affecting their health and quality of life. Such patients also experience a lack of physical activity during their inpatient stay, as well...

    Authors: Anne Göhner, Elena Dreher, Felix Kentischer, Christoph Maurer, Erick Farin-Glattacker, Rieka von der Wart, Boris A Brühmann, Andy Maun, Vitalii Minin, Claudia Salm, Alexander Ritzi, Mario Sofroniou and Sebastian Voigt-Radloff
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:754
  4. Minimal research has leveraged qualitative data methods to gain a better understanding of the experiences and needs of older adults (OAs) and care partners of OAs with and without Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and ...

    Authors: Allison Marziliano, Edith Burns, Taline Pampanini, Jennifer Tom, Suzanne Ardito, Anum Ilyas, Maria T. Carney, Michael A. Diefenbach, Alex Makhnevich and Liron Sinvani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:752
  5. Voice assistants enable older adults to communicate regarding their health as well as facilitate ageing in place. This study investigated the effects of communication style, anthropomorphic setting, and indivi...

    Authors: Runting Zhong and Mengyao Ma
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:751
  6. Previous studies exploring usual alcohol consumption and falls risk were scarce in China. In addition, the dose–response relationship has not been explored so far. This study aims to estimate the association b...

    Authors: Yue Sun, Baiyang Zhang, Qiang Yao, Yao Ma, Yidie Lin, Minghan Xu, Meijing Hu, Jingjing Hao, Min Jiang, Changjian Qiu and Cairong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:750
  7. Anxiety and depressive symptoms are associated with fear of falling and fear of falling-related activity restrictions. However, it remains unknown whether anxiety or depressive symptoms alone could predict fea...

    Authors: Yuqian Luo, Christina E. Miyawaki, Maritta A. Valimaki, Siyuan Tang, Hongyu Sun and Minhui Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:749
  8. The oldest old, defined as those aged 90 or over, is now the fastest-growing population sector. This study aimed to determine reference values for several physical performance measures (PPMs) among 90-year-old...

    Authors: Kiyoaki Matsumoto, Yasuyuki Gondo, Yukie Masui, Saori Yasumoto, Yuko Yoshida, Kazunori Ikebe, Yasumichi Arai, Mai Kabayama, Kei Kamide, Hiroshi Akasaka and Tatsuro Ishizaki
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:748
  9. Frailty and sarcopenia have been related with adverse events, including hospitalization. However, its combined effect with hospitalization-related outcomes, including costs, has not been previously investigate...

    Authors: Alejandro Álvarez-Bustos, Beatriz Rodríguez-Sánchez, Jose A. Carnicero-Carreño, Walter Sepúlveda-Loyola, Francisco J. Garcia-Garcia and Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:747
  10. Frailty and falls are two adverse characteristics of aging that impair the quality of life of senior people and increase the burden on the healthcare system. Various methods exist to evaluate frailty, but none...

    Authors: Emi Anzai, Dian Ren, Leo Cazenille, Nathanael Aubert-Kato, Julien Tripette and Yuji Ohta
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:746
  11. Aging societies are a public health concern worldwide. It is critical to develop strategies that harness technology to enhance older adults’ mastery, achievement motives, self-esteem, isolation and depression ...

    Authors: Ching-Chih Fan, Cheuk-Sing Choy, Chiu-Mieh Huang, Po-Sheng Chih, Chia-Chiang Lee, Fen-He Lin and Jong-Long Guo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:744
  12. Although multimorbidity is a risk factor for disability, the relationship between the accumulative patterns of multimorbidity and disability remains poorly understood. The objective of this study was to identi...

    Authors: Zaixing Shi, Zeyun Zhang, Kanglin Shi, Bohan Yu, Zhongquan Jiang, Li Yang, Jianlin Lin and Ya Fang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:741
  13. Aging is a pathophysiological process driven by a diverse set of complex biological processes, and environmental pollution plays an important role in this process. This study aimed to explore the association b...

    Authors: Yu Yao, Gao-yan He, Xiao-juan Wu, Chao-ping Wang, Xiao-bin Luo, Yong Zhao and Ying Long
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:740
  14. Cognitive assessment in acutely hospitalized older adults is mainly limited to neuropsychological screening measures of global cognition. Performance-based assessments of functional cognition better indicate f...

    Authors: Maya Arieli, Maayan Agmon, Efrat Gil and Rachel Kizony
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:739
  15. Engaging in multimodal exercise program helps mitigate age-related decrements by improving muscle size, muscle strength, balance, and physical function. The addition of trunk-strengthening within the exercise ...

    Authors: Behnaz Shahtahmassebi, Jacinta Hatton, Jeffrey J. Hebert, Mark Hecimovich, Helen Correia and Timothy J. Fairchild
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:738
  16. Mealtimes are embedded routines of residents living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) that directly impact their health and quality of life. Little is known about how mealtime experiences are informe...

    Authors: Rui Ting Grace Koh, Abirami Thirumanickam and Stacie Attrill
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:737
  17. Thyroid carcinoma (TC) is the most common endocrine tumor in the human body. Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) accounts for more than 80% of thyroid cancers. Accurate prediction of elderly PTC can help reduce ...

    Authors: Jinkui Wang, Chenghao Zhanghuang, Liming Jin, Zhaoxia Zhang, Xiaojun Tan, Tao Mi, Jiayan Liu, Mujie Li, Xin Wu, Xiaomao Tian and Dawei He
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:736
  18. The number of older adults with physical multi-morbidity is increasing. As Internet-based eHealth and mHealth increasingly require patients to use technology, it is important to examine the use of Internet/hea...

    Authors: Wenbo He, Liujiao Cao, Rui Liu, Yi Wu and Wei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:733
  19. Most cancers occur in older individuals, who are more vulnerable due to functional impairment, multiple comorbidities, cognitive impairment, and lack of socio-familial support. These can undermine patients’ se...

    Authors: Carla M. Martín-Abreu, Raquel Hernández, Patricia Cruz-Castellanos, Ana Fernández-Montes, David Lorente-Estellés, Helena López-Ceballos, Lorena Ostios-Garcia, Mónica Antoñanzas, Paula Jiménez-Fonseca, Teresa García-García and Caterina Calderon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:732
  20. The current study investigated the relationship between behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) knowledge and positive aspects of caregiving (PAC), in addition, how caregiving attitude and se...

    Authors: Rui Hu, Bingbing Lai, Wenhao Ma, Yuan Zhang, Yujiao Deng, Lianqi Liu, Zeping Lv, Chetwyn Chan, Fan Zhang and Qian Tao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:731
  21. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common complication among elderly patients after surgery. It is unclear whether the systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) can be a predictor of POD. We explored the prognos...

    Authors: Yuxiang Song, Yungen Luo, Faqiang Zhang, Yulong Ma, Jingsheng Lou, Hao Li, Yanhong Liu, Weidong Mi and Jiangbei Cao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:730
  22. Low levels of physical activity (PA) and high sedentary time (ST) are common in older adults and lack of PA is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Knowledge about associations with accelerometer-me...

    Authors: Miia Länsitie, Maarit Kangas, Jari Jokelainen, Mika Venojärvi, Markku Timonen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi and Raija Korpelainen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:729
  23. Debate has persisted regarding whether PLWH with longer HIV durations have lower levels of prevalence and severity of symptoms compared with their newly diagnosed counterparts. Whether and how the HIV duration...

    Authors: Meilian Xie, Aiping Wang, Kerong Wang, Yanping Yu and Zhaoxia Lin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:728
  24. Over the successive waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, front-line care workers (FLCWs) —in this case, at long-term care facilities (LTCFs)— have been the backbone of the fight. The COVID-19 pandemic has dispropor...

    Authors: Idrissa Beogo, Nebila Jean-Claude Bationo, Drissa Sia, Stephanie Collin, Babou Kinkumba Ramazani, Aurée-Anne Létourneau, Jean Ramdé, Marie-Pierre Gagnon and Eric Nguemeleu Tchouaket
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:727
  25. Few studies have examined the relationship between oral functions and the physical pre-frailty status, classified using physical function tests. This cross-sectional study aimed to clarify this association amo...

    Authors: Asuka Tani, Shinsuke Mizutani, Saori Oku, Harukaze Yatsugi, Tianshu Chu, Xin Liu, Kiyomi Iyota, Hiro Kishimoto and Haruhiko Kashiwazaki
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:726
  26. People with dementia have high rates of hospitalization, and a share of these hospitalizations might be avoidable with appropriate ambulatory care, also known as potentially preventable hospitalization (PAH). Thi...

    Authors: Yung-Hsiang Chao, Wen-Yen Huang, Chia-Hong Tang, Yu-An Pan, Jeng-Yuan Chiou, Li-Jung Elizabeth Ku and James Cheng-Chung Wei
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:724
  27. Most persons with dementia live at home and want to stay there as long as possible. In most cases, informal carers such as spouses or children care for them. Together with other family members and professional...

    Authors: Jan Dreyer, Johannes Michael Bergmann, Kerstin Köhler, Iris Hochgraeber, Christiane Pinkert, Martina Roes, Jochen René Thyrian, Henrik Wiegelmann and Bernhard Holle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:723
  28. Frailty is a dynamic condition that is clinically expected to change in older individuals during and around admission to an intermediate care (IC) facility. We aimed to characterize transitions between degrees...

    Authors: Jordi Amblàs-Novellas, Anna Torné, Ramon Oller, Joan Carles Martori, Joan Espaulella and Roman Romero-Ortuno
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:722
  29. Cognition and motor skills are interrelated throughout the aging process and often show simultaneous deterioration among older adults with cognitive impairment. Co-dependent training has the potential to ameli...

    Authors: Shiri Embon-Magal, Tal Krasovsky, Israel Doron, Kfir Asraf, Iris Haimov, Efrat Gil and Maayan Agmon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:720
  30. Dysphagia is a frequent condition in older nursing home residents (NHRs) which may cause malnutrition and death. Nevertheless, its prevalence is still underestimated and there is still debate about the appropr...

    Authors: Giuseppina Dell’Aquila, Nikolina Jukic Peladic, Vanessa Nunziata, Massimiliano Fedecostante, Fabio Salvi, Barbara Carrieri, Rosa Liperoti, Angelo Carfì, Paolo Eusebi, Graziano Onder, Paolo Orlandoni and Antonio Cherubini
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:719
  31. We aimed to study whether physical frailty and cognitive impairment (CI) increase the risk of recurrent hospitalizations in older adults, independent of comorbidity, and disability.

    Authors: Brian Buta, Ari B. Friedman, Shang-En Chung, Orla C. Sheehan, Marcela D. Blinka, Susan L. Gearhart and Qian-Li Xue
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:718
  32. The activities of daily living (ADL) score is a widely used index to establish the degree of independence from any help in everyday life situations. Measuring ADL accurately is time-consuming and costly. This ...

    Authors: Cornelius Dzien, Petra Unterberger, Paul Hofmarcher, Hannes Winner and Monika Lechleitner
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:717
  33. Older patients are more vulnerable and prone to abuse and neglect in hospitals and acute care settings. The present study aimed to develop and assess the psychometric properties of a questionnaire for screenin...

    Authors: Zeinab Naderi, Sakineh Gholamzadeh, Abbas Ebadi and Ladan Zarshenas
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:715
  34. Although the experience sampling method offers advantages for gerontological research, it has seldom been applied to examine well-being and meaning-making tendencies among adult children working caregivers of ...

    Authors: Shuangzhou Chen, Huiying Liu and Vivian W. Q. Lou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:714
  35. Mobility is one major component of healthy ageing of older persons. It includes gait speed, nowadays valued as the sixth vital sign of ageing. Quantitative gait analysis can support clinical diagnostics, monit...

    Authors: Ulrike Dapp, Dominic Vinyard, Stefan Golgert, Sebastian Krumpoch and Ellen Freiberger
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:713
  36. Allied health professionals in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) make important contributions to the physical and mental wellbeing of residents. Yet to date, health services research in RACFs has focuse...

    Authors: Isabelle Meulenbroeks, Magdalena Z. Raban, Karla Seaman and Johanna Westbrook
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:712
  37. People living in care homes have experienced devastating impact from COVID-19. As interventions to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 are developed and evaluated, there is an urgent need for researchers to a...

    Authors: Victoria Shepherd, Ishrat Islam, Fiona Wood, Paula R. Williamson, Claire Goodman, Philip M. Bath, Carl Thompson, Martin Knapp, Adam L. Gordon and Kerenza Hood
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:710
  38. Depression is one of the prevalent mental disorders that is common in older ages. Evidence suggests that dietary intake status may potentially be associated with depression. However, this association has not b...

    Authors: Maedeh Chegini, Pedram Shirani, Nasrin Omidvar, Hassan Eini-Zinab, Fatemeh Pour-Ebrahim and Arezoo Rezazadeh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:708
  39. Loneliness has become a significant public health concern for older people. However, little is known about the association of loneliness, loneliness literacy, and changes in loneliness during the COVID-19 pand...

    Authors: Hui-Chuan Hsu and Shiau-Fang Chao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:707

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