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  1. Communication between patients and healthcare providers, and effective interprofessional communication, are essential to the provision of high-quality care. Implementing a patient-centred approach may lead to ...

    Authors: Karoline Stray, Torunn Wibe, Jonas Debesay and Asta Bye
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:146
  2. Internet use has both positive and negative effects on mental health. However, few studies have examined the association between internet use and mental health among older adults in developing countries. This ...

    Authors: Yuri Sasaki, Yugo Shobugawa, Ikuma Nozaki, Daisuke Takagi, Yuiko Nagamine, Yuki Shirakura, Kay Thi Lwin, Poe Ei Zin, Thae Zarchi Bo, Tomofumi Sone and Hla Hla Win
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:145
  3. This study aimed to compare the balance ability and functional brain oxygenation in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) among older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) under single and dual tasks, and also inv...

    Authors: Guocai Xu, Mian Zhou, Yan Chen, Qipeng Song, Wei Sun and Jiangna Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:144
  4. Early supported discharge (ESD) aims to link acute and community care, allowing hospital inpatients to return home, continuing to receive the necessary input from healthcare professionals that they would other...

    Authors: Susan Williams, Cliona O’Riordan, Ann-Marie Morrissey, Rose Galvin and Anne Griffin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:143
  5. Osteosarcopenia is a common geriatric syndrome with an increasing prevalence with age, leading to secondary diseases and complex consequences such as falls and fractures, as well as higher mortality and frailt...

    Authors: Kaja Kircher, Oliver Chaudry, Armin M. Nagel, Mansour Ghasemikaram, Michael Uder, Franz Jakob, Matthias Kohl, Wolfgang Kemmler and Klaus Engelke
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:141
  6. Globally, the population of older adults has greatly increased, and active aging—whereby older adults can live healthy and fulfilling lives—is considered crucial for a sustainable society. However, the concept...

    Authors: Eri Osawa, Yuri Sasaki, Hui-Chuan Hsu and Hiroko Miura
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:140
  7. Arthritis primarily affects older people and is a prominent cause of their activity impairment. This study aimed to examine the mediating role of depressive symptoms in the relationship between social particip...

    Authors: Zeping Yan, Xiaorong Luan, LiJun Meng, Yu Wu, Wenran Qu, Simeng Zhang, Huimin Wei and Shicai Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:139
  8. There is a causal link between childhood socioeconomic status and health status in adulthood and beyond. It's vital to comprehend the relationship between childhood socioeconomic status and mental health among...

    Authors: Yulin Chai, Guowei Xian, Lin Guo, Guoqi Fu, Yanxu Liu, Mengxue Wang and Sheng Luo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:138
  9. Rapid recognition of frailty in older patients in the ED is an important first step toward better geriatric care in the ED. We aimed to develop and validate a novel frailty assessment scale at ED triage, the E...

    Authors: Chiat Qiao Liew, Yun Chang Chen, Chih-Wei Sung, Chia-Hsin Ko, Nai-Wen Ku, Chien-Hua Huang, Ming-Tai Cheng and Chu-Lin Tsai
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:137
  10. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a severe perioperative complication that may increase mortality and length-of-stay in older patients. Moreover, POD is a major economic burden to any healthcare system. An alter...

    Authors: Matthias S. Gruendel, Wibke Brenneisen, Jakob Wollborn, Gerrit Haaker, Melanie Meersch, Simone Gurlit and Ulrich Goebel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:136
  11. Worldwide, older people were more severely affected during the COVID-19 pandemic than others. In Sweden, those living in residential care facilities had the highest mortality rate, followed by those receiving ...

    Authors: Annica Lövenmark and Lena Marmstål Hammar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:135
  12. Sarcopenia is a senile syndrome of age-related muscle loss. It is thought to affect the development of chronic kidney disease and has a serious impact on the quality of life of the elder adults. Little is know...

    Authors: Tong Liu, Yang Wu, Xirong Cao, Kun Yang, Yingmu Tong, Fengping Zhang, Cong Wang, Ruixia Cui, Jie Ren, Qinglin Li, Hai Wang, Chang Liu and Jingyao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:134
  13. The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the widespread adoption of telemedicine in healthcare, particularly in Sarawak, Malaysia. This study investigates the use and acceptance of Sarawak’s inaugural multidisciplinar...

    Authors: Chuo Yew Ting, Nur Hidayati Abdul Halim, Jia Nee Ling, Ing Khieng Tiong, Nor Izzah H. J. Ahmad Shauki, Yew Fong Lee, Nor Anizah Osman, Gin Wei Chai, Shin Han Ung and Melinda Ang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:133
  14. Life expectancy has increased over the last century among older people, particularly those aged over 60 years. Aging is associated with increased disability, multiple chronic conditions, and increased use of h...

    Authors: Maureen Kamau, Njeri Nyanja, Adelaide M. Lusambili, Jacob Shabani and Gulnaz Mohamoud
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:132
  15. As stroke has become the leading cause of death and disability in China, it has induced a heavy disease burden on society, families, and patients. Despite much attention within the literature, the effect of mu...

    Authors: Xin Cao, Ruyu Li, Weiwei Tang, Wenjun Wang, Jingya Ji, Chengjie Yin, Luyao Niu, Yuexia Gao and Qiang Ma
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:131
  16. Despite improving the management of proximal femur fractures (PFF) with legal requirements of timing the surgery within 24 h, mortality rates in these patients remain still high. The objective of our study was...

    Authors: Anne Postler, Charlotte Posten, Melanie Schubert, Franziska Beyer, Jörg Lützner, Oliver Vicent, Christian Kleber, Jens Goronzy and Konrad Kamin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:130
  17. For older, frail adults, exercise before surgery through prehabilitation (prehab) may hasten return recovery and reduce postoperative complications. We developed a smartwatch-based prehab program (BeFitMe) for...

    Authors: Savanna Kerstiens, Lauren J. Gleason, Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, A. Justine Landi, Daniel Rubin, Mark K. Ferguson, Michael T. Quinn, Jane L. Holl and Maria Lucia L. Madariaga
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:129
  18. Food security is a function of food access and dietary diversity. Older age is a period when adequate and diverse dietary intake is a challenge. This study aimed to investigate the association between food sec...

    Authors: Fatemeh Pourebrahim, Nasrin Omidvar, Arezoo Rezazadeh, Hassan Eini-Zinab, Pedram Shirani and Delaram Ghodsi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:128
  19. During the pandemic in Sweden, the aim was to protect older people, especially those among them who were sick, frail and vulnerable in residential care facilities. A ban was put on visits at all residential ca...

    Authors: Anna Swall, Lena Marmstål Hammar and Anne-Marie Boström
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:127
  20. Food insecurity is a significant health issue among older adults and contributes to poorer quality of life and mental health. However, limited evidence is available among older adults. Thus, the study evaluate...

    Authors: Abeer A. Aljahdali, Muzi Na and Cindy W. Leung
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:126
  21. Falls pose a severe threat to the health of older adults worldwide. Determining gait and kinematic parameters that are related to an increased risk of falls is essential for developing effective intervention a...

    Authors: Xuan Wang, Junjie Cao, Qizheng Zhao, Manting Chen, Jiajia Luo, Hailiang Wang, Lisha Yu, Kwok-Leung Tsui and Yang Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:125
  22. Venous leg ulcers take time to heal. It is advocated that physical activity plays a role in healing, and so does the patient’s nutritional status. Additionally, malnutrition influences the inflammatory process...

    Authors: Marcus Rosenburg, Hanna Tuvesson, Gunilla Lindqvist, Lars Brudin and Cecilia Fagerström
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:124
  23. Vitamin D deficiency and systemic inflammation share common pathological mechanisms in muscle loss, cardio-pulmonary function decline, and abnormal metabolism, which are linked to chronic conditions, senescenc...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Ju Cui, Shaojie Li, Ji Shen, Xuanmei Luo, Yao Yao and Hong Shi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:122
  24. Although knowledge about the experience of being diagnosed with dementia is limited, with the expected rise in dementia’s prevalence in the coming decades, such knowledge is pivotal for the people diagnosed, t...

    Authors: Inger Molvik, Grete Kjelvik, Geir Selbæk and Anne Marie Mork Rokstad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:121
  25. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures had serious implications for community-dwelling older people with dementia. While the short-term impacts of the pandemic on this population have been well...

    Authors: Jiamin Du, Huibert Burger, Thijmen Kupers, Karina Sulim, Maarten T. Homburg, Jean W. M. Muris, Tim C. olde Hartman, Sytse U. Zuidema, Lilian L. Peters and Sarah I. M. Janus
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:120
  26. This study aimed to identify the significant physical, psychological, and social determinants associated with EuroQuol-5D (EQ-5D) among Chinese older people with chronic musculoskeletal pain, and to evaluate h...

    Authors: Hugo Pak-Yiu Fong, Shirley Yue-Kwan Choi, Maria Kwan-Wa Leung, Hermione Hin-Man Lo, Bo Wang, Samuel Yeung-Shan Wong and Regina Wing-Shan Sit
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:119
  27. Fine motor skills are closely related to cognitive function. However, there is currently no comprehensive assessment of fine motor movement and how it corresponds with cognitive function. To conduct a complete...

    Authors: Jie Zhang, Ye-Jing Zhao, Jun-Yi Wang, Han Cui, Shaojie Li, Xue Meng, Rui-Yu Cai, Juan Xie, Su-Ya Sun, Yao Yao and Jing Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:118
  28. There are significant inequities between Māori (Indigenous people) and non-Māori in ageing outcomes. This study used a strengths-based approach based on the key cultural concept of mana motuhake (autonomy and ...

    Authors: John G. Oetzel, Mary Simpson, Pare Meha, Michael P. Cameron, Yingsha Zhang, Sophie Nock, Rangimahora Reddy, Hariata Adams, Ngapera Akapita, Ngareo Akariri, Justina Anderson, Marama Clark, Kawarau Ngaia and Brendan Hokowhitu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:114
  29. Despite depression being prevalent in people with dementia, contributing to negative health outcomes and placing increased burden on individuals and family members, access to psychological interventions is lim...

    Authors: Oscar Blomberg, Frida Svedin, Paul Farrand, Anders Brantnell, Louise von Essen, Johanna Patriksson Karlsson, Anna Cristina Åberg and Joanne Woodford
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:113
  30. Iron deficiency (ID) is often associated with other comorbidities in older patients and is a factor of morbimortality. However, the prevalence of ID remains poorly documented in this population.

    Authors: Bertrand Fougère, François Puisieux, Pascal Chevalet, Cédric Annweiler, Emeline Michel, Laure Joly, Frédéric Blanc, Abdelghani EL Azouzi, Valérie Desré-Follet and Patrice Cacoub
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:112
  31. Multiple negative health outcomes were linked to residential proximity to major roadways. Nevertheless, there is limited knowledge regarding the association between residential proximity to major roadways and ...

    Authors: Xuange Sun, Xu Liu, Xue Wang, Chang Pang, Zhihua Yin and Shuang Zang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:111
  32. Frailty contributes to adverse outcomes in older adults and places a heavy burden on healthcare resources. Dysphagia is associated with frailty, but the mechanisms by which dysphagia affects frailty in older a...

    Authors: Jianjiao Yu, Huolan Zhu, Yulian Zhang, Dan Wang, Hua Guo, Xiaomei Liu, Jin Lai, Huiying Zhang, Huanhuan Xu and Bingyue Bai
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:110
  33. Population aging has increased the prevalence of multimorbidity, jeopardizing the sustainability and efficiency of healthcare systems. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of an integrated ambulatory care ...

    Authors: Yu-Tai Lo, Mei-Hua Chen, Tsung-Hsueh Lu, Ya-Ping Yang, Chia-Ming Chang and Yi-Ching Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:109
  34. Long-term care (LTC) residents with dementia can benefit from rehabilitation to improve function and quality of life. However, specific goals for rehabilitation with this population are not always clear. The p...

    Authors: Sara Ripley, Niousha Alizadehsaravi, Rebecca Affoo, Susan Hunter, Laura E. Middleton, Elaine Moody, Lori E. Weeks and Caitlin McArthur
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:108
  35. Recent studies reported that an increase in intramuscular adipose tissue of the quadriceps in older patients negatively affects the recovery of activities of daily living (ADL) more than the loss of muscle mas...

    Authors: Naoki Akazawa, Keita Funai, Toshikazu Hino, Ryota Tsuji, Wataru Tamura, Kimiyuki Tamura, Akemi Hioka and Hideki Moriyama
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:107
  36. Older adults are increasing in number in both developed and developing countries. However, as the world’s aging population grows, the burden of diseases among older people also increases. Despite this, co-occu...

    Authors: Kassaw Belay Shiferaw, Ermias Solomon Yalew, Ashenafi Zemed, Melisew Mekie Yitayal, Gashaw Jember Belay, Melkamu Alie, Alemu Kassaw Kibret, Mihret Dejen Takele, Yohannes Abich and Moges Gashaw
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:106
  37. Knowledge of predictors of cognitive frailty (CF) trajectories is required to develop preventive strategies to delay or reverse the progression from CF to dementia and other adverse outcomes. This 2-year prosp...

    Authors: Lalu Suprawesta, Sy-Jou Chen, Hui-Yu Liang, Hei-Fen Hwang, Wen-Yu Yu and Mau-Roung Lin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:105
  38. Ageing in place is a common desire among older adults and people in need of care. Accessible housing and ambient assisted living (AAL) technologies can help to live independently at home. However, they cannot ...

    Authors: Andrea Kastl, Yvonne Nadine Rauner, Sandra Mayer-Huber, Claudia Oestreich, Franz Benstetter and Ulrike Fettke
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:104
  39. Quality of care determines the physical and psychological wellbeing of aged care residents. The study aims to explore barriers and facilitators of quality of care in aged care homes (ACHs) in Sri Lanka from th...

    Authors: Madushika Wishvanie Kodagoda Gamage, Hemamali Madhushanthi Hirimbura Jagodage, KKPM Kumari De Silva, Pramudika Nirmani Kariyawasam and Thamudi Dharshi Sundarapperuma
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:103
  40. Chronic inflammation is a factor in the pathogenesis of sarcopenia, which is characterized by low muscle mass and reduced strength. Complement C3 is important in the management of the immune network system. Th...

    Authors: Misa Nakamura, Masakazu Imaoka, Keiko Sakai, Takanari Kubo, Ryota Imai, Mitsumasa Hida, Fumie Tazaki, Junya Orui, Takao Inoue and Masatoshi Takeda
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:102
  41. Population ageing and rising poverty are two of the most pressing issues today, even in Western European nations, growing as a result of the recent global economic crisis and the COVID-19 containment measures....

    Authors: Georgia Casanova, Roberto Lillini, Carolina Moreno and Giovanni Lamura
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:101
  42. Continence problems are known to be associated with disability in older adults. Costs of disability and resulting need for more supported living arrangements are high after a hip fracture. The aim was to exami...

    Authors: Aino T. Hellman-Bronstein, Tiina H. Luukkaala, Seija S. Ala-Nissilä and Maria S. Nuotio
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:100
  43. Older adults, as the population considered at increased risk for severe COVID-19, were the most impacted by social isolation. Thus, this study aimed to assess the salivary immune/inflammatory response of older...

    Authors: Giulia Beletato Nery, Carlos Ariel Rodrigues de Araujo, Giovanna Beatriz da Silva, Helena Bittar, Valéria Pacheco Bordallo, Jônatas B. Amaral, Markus Hardt, Luciana Marti, Alexander Birbrair, Manuel Jimenez, Marta Ferreira Bastos, Luiz Henrique Silva Nali, Priscila Larcher Longo, Gilberto Candido Laurentino, André L. L. Bachi and Debora Heller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:99
  44. Few studies have investigated the association between changes in frailty status and all-cause mortality, inconsistent results were reported. What’s more, studies that evaluated the effect of changes of frailty...

    Authors: Ziqiong Wang, Haiyan Ruan, Liying Li, Ningying Song and Sen He
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:96
  45. Most older adults prefer aging in place; however, patients with advanced illness often need institutional care. Understanding place of care trajectory patterns may inform patient-centered care planning and hea...

    Authors: Haiqun Lin, Irina B. Grafova, Anum Zafar, Soko Setoguchi, Jason Roy, Fred A. Kobylarz, Ethan A. Halm and Olga F. Jarrín
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:91

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