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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Relatives of nursing home (NH) residents have experienced national or local restrictions on visiting their elderly family member during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, many NHs have a multicultural environment, ...

    Authors: Elisabet Eriksson and Katarina Hjelm
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:706
  21. The ability to identify frail older adults using a self-reported version of the physical frailty phenotype (PFP) that has been validated with the standard PFP could facilitate physical frailty detection in cli...

    Authors: Brian Buta, Scott Zheng, Jackie Langdon, Bukola Adeosun, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Jeremy Walston and Qian-Li Xue
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:705
  22. Old-age needs are multifaceted and require multiple support sources, yet caregiving roles for older Nigerians are largely shifted to adult children. However, the children also declining capacity to respond. Th...

    Authors: Jacob Wale Mobolaji and Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:704
  23. Some studies associate frailty and postoperative mortality in hip or knee replacement patients, and others have explored the relationship between the frailty index and changes in postoperative mortality in hip...

    Authors: Yunfeng Bai, Xiao-Ming Zhang, Xiangyu Sun, Jiaming Li, Jing Cao and Xinjuan Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:702
  24. This study aimed to evaluate the role of social participation in the relationship between internet use and depressive symptoms among Chinese older adults and investigate how the internet use interact with soci...

    Authors: Hua-lei Yang, Shuo Zhang, Si-meng Cheng, Zhi-yun Li, Yuan-yang Wu, Si-qing Zhang, Jia-hao Wang, Yi-wen Tao, Yi-dan Yao, Lin Xie, Wen-jing Xiao, Xiao-qing Tang, Jing Wu, Zheng Shen and Li-li Tang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:701
  25. There is interest in reducing avoidable emergency department presentations from residential aged care facilities (RACF). Mobile x-ray services may enable the delivery of healthcare in residential aged care fac...

    Authors: Joanne Dollard, Jane Edwards, Lalit Yadav, Virginie Gaget, David Tivey, Maria Inacio, Guy Maddern and Renuka Visvanathan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:700
  26. Fear of falling (FoF) is an important risk factor for falls among older people. The objectives of our investigations were: a.) to present characteristics of older community-dwelling (CD) fallers with persisten...

    Authors: Ellen Freiberger, Paolo Fabbietti, Andrea Corsonello, Fabrizia Lattanzio, Rada Artzi-Medvedik, Robert Kob, Itshak Melzer and Sabine Britting
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:698
  27. The COVID-19 pandemic has required restrictions of daily activities, which has been found to impact the lives of persons living with dementia (PLWDs) and their family caregivers, who have multiple care demands...

    Authors: Ya-Li Sung, Huei-Ling Huang, Chung-Chih Lin, Teppo Kröger, Wen-Chuin Hsu, Jung-Lung Hsu, Yueh-E. Lin and Yea-Ing L. Shyu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:697
  28. The present study aimed to identify the gender-specific trajectories of grip strength using group-based trajectories, explore the interaction between grip strength and physical activity on depression, and inve...

    Authors: Han Zheng, Qingwen He, Hongyan Xu, Xiaowei Zheng and Yanfang Gu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:696
  29. Physical activity may be both a risk and protective factor for falls and fall-related fractures. Despite its positive effects on muscle and bone health, physical activity also increases exposure to situations ...

    Authors: Maaike van Gameren, Emiel O. Hoogendijk, Natasja M. van Schoor, Daniël Bossen, Bart Visser, Judith E. Bosmans and Mirjam Pijnappels
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:695
  30. As the population ages, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to grow; consequently, nursing students are expected to care for more people with Alzheimer's disease in their future ca...

    Authors: Ma’en Aljezawi, Mohammad Al Qadire, Mohammad Suliman, Omar Al Omari and Atika Khalaf
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:691
  31. To explore the associations of body mass index (BMI) and mortality among people with normal fasting glucose (NFG), impaired fasting glucose (IFG), and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in an elderly Chinese popu...

    Authors: Rui Song, Xuejiao Chen, Kun He, Xueqi Hu, Kaizhi Bai, Wenlong Shi and Songhe Shi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:690
  32. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated circumstances that place older adults at higher risk for abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Identifying characteristics of elder abuse during COVID-19 is critically importa...

    Authors: Gali H. Weissberger, Aaron C. Lim, Laura Mosqueda, Julie Schoen, Jenna Axelrod, Annie L. Nguyen, Kathleen H. Wilber, Richard S. Esquivel and S. Duke Han
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:689
  33. Little is known of whether Internet use is associated with physical activity among socially isolated older adults during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This study investigated the associatio...

    Authors: Sachiko Sasaki, Akinori Sato, Yoshie Tanabe, Shinji Matsuoka, Atsuhiro Adachi, Toshiya Kayano, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Yuichi Matsuno, Ann Nakano and Toshihiro Watanabe
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:688
  34. Nutrition and particularly protein play a role in optimally stimulating muscle protein synthesis and maintaining function. Animal foods are excellent sources of high-quality protein. Therefore, we aimed to det...

    Authors: Clara Salvador, Ana Maria Rodrigues, Ana Rita Henriques, Maria João Gregório, Helena Canhão and Nuno Mendonça
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:687
  35. Postoperative delirium (POD), one of the most common complications following major surgery, imposes a heavy burden on patients and society. The objective of this exploratory study was to conduct a secondary an...

    Authors: Meng Mao, Lei-yuan Wang, Lan-yue Zhu, Fei Wang, Ying Ding, Jian-hua Tong, Jie Sun, Qiang Sun and Mu-huo Ji
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:685

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  36. Dementia is a serious problem in old age, that impacts an individual’s ability to function and may threaten personal dignity. Given the variable features of the illness and the diversity of life experiences, m...

    Authors: Lucie Klůzová Kráčmarová, Jitka Tomanová, Kristýna A. Černíková, Peter Tavel, Kateřina Langová, Peta Jane Greaves and Helena Kisvetrová
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:684
  37. The current study aimed to examine the association between drinking water quality and cognitive function and to identify the direct and indirect effects of drinking water quality and dyslipidemia on cognitive ...

    Authors: Xi Pan, Ye Luo, Dandan Zhao and Lingling Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:683
  38. Multimorbidity, polypharmacy, and potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) pose challenges for the care of people with cognitive impairment. The aim of the present study is to explore whether multimorbidity,...

    Authors: Jennifer Scheel, Katharina Luttenberger, Elmar Graessel, André Kratzer and Carolin Donath
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:682
  39. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is prevalent in older adults. In the aging CKD population, cognitive frailty is more common, but its prevalence and associated risk factors need to be further investigated.

    Authors: Jing Chang, Wenwen Hou, Yanchun Li, Shujuan Li, Kai Zhao, Yanfei Wang, Yuanping Hou and Qianmei Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:681

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