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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. There are a variety of determinants that are key to functional disability of older adults. However, little is known regarding the relationship between cognitive frailty and disability among older people. The a...

    Authors: Ling-lin Kong, Wen Xie, Zi-yan Dong, Yue-ting Liu, Hui-Min Zhao, Jun-Yao Fan, Xiao-jing Qi and Jie Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:189
  24. 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
  25. Hypertension and frailty often occur concurrently, exhibiting increasing prevalence in the older population. In this study, we analyzed the frailty status among older adults with hypertension and the impact of...

    Authors: Jing Shi, Yongkang Tao, Shuqiang Chen, Ziyi Zhou, Li Meng, Chunbo Duan, Baiyu Zhou and Pulin Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:187
  26. Fall prevention is important for healthy ageing, but the economic impact of fall prevention are scarcely investigated. A recent cost-effectiveness analysis compared a group-delivered Lifestyle-integrated Funct...

    Authors: Judith Dams, Sophie Gottschalk, Michael Schwenk, Corinna Nerz, Clemens Becker, Jochen Klenk, Carl-Philipp Jansen and Hans-Helmut König
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:186
  27. Little is understood about the association between psychosomatic symptoms and advanced cancer among older Chinese patients.

    Authors: Mo Tang, Zhongge Su, Yi He, Ying Pang, Yuhe Zhou, Yu Wang, Yongkui Lu, Yu Jiang, Xinkun Han, Lihua Song, Liping Wang, Zimeng Li, Xiaojun Lv, Yan Wang, Juntao Yao, Xiaohong Liu…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:185
  28. Andropause is a syndrome that occurs due to decreased androgen levels in men. Various aspects of health, such as social well-being, can affect andropause status during men’s retirement. This study aimed to det...

    Authors: Roya Nikjou, Mehdi Ajri-Khameslou, Shiva Jegargoosheh, Parisa Momeni and Reza Nemati-Vakilabad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:184
  29. Thrice-daily physiotherapy immediately following surgical repair of hip fracture has been shown to be safe and to reduce total hospital length of stay. However, implementing this is challenging with respect to...

    Authors: Benny Lau, Marie K. March, Alison R. Harmer, Sarah Caruana, Christopher Mahony and Sarah Dennis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:183
  30. There has been little exploration of the effect of fragility fractures on patient perceptions of their age. The common assumption is that fractures “happen to old people”. In individuals with a fragility fract...

    Authors: Joanna E.M. Sale, Lucy Frankel, Earl Bogoch, Gabriel Carlin-Coleman, Sean Hui, Jessica Saini, Jennifer McKinlay and Lynn Meadows
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:180
  31. The process of aging involves numerous changes in the body, influencing physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Age-related changes and degradation can impact various functions of the swallowing process an...

    Authors: Wenke Walther, Martin Ptok, Klaus Hager and Simone Miller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:179
  32. Chinese National Essential Public Health Service Package (NEPHSP) has mandated primary health care providers to provide falls prevention for community-dwelling older people. But no implementation framework is ...

    Authors: Pengpeng Ye, Junyi Peng, Ye Jin, Leilei Duan, Yao Yao, Rebecca Ivers, Lisa Keay and Maoyi Tian
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:178
  33. Maximizing quality of life (QoL) is a major goal of care for people with dementia in nursing homes (NHs). Social determinants are critical for residents' QoL. However, similar to the United States and other co...

    Authors: Matthias Hoben, Emily Dymchuk, Malcolm B. Doupe, Janice Keefe, Katie Aubrecht, Christine Kelly, Kelli Stajduhar, Sube Banerjee, Hannah M. O’Rourke, Stephanie Chamberlain, Anna Beeber, Jordana Salma, Pamela Jarrett, Amit Arya, Kyle Corbett, Rashmi Devkota…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:177
  34. A small proportion of the older population accounts for a high proportion of healthcare use. For effective use of limited healthcare resources, it is important to identify the group with greatest needs. The ai...

    Authors: Moa Lundgren, Anna Segernäs, Magnus Nord, Jenny Alwin and Johan Lyth
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:176
  35. Low-grade, chronic inflammation during ageing, (“inflammageing”), is suggested to be involved in the development of frailty in older age. However, studies on the association between frailty, using the frailty ...

    Authors: Pia Bålsrud, Stine M. Ulven, Jacob J. Christensen, Inger Ottestad and Kirsten B. Holven
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:175
  36. The kidney and eyes share common pathways and are thought to be closely connected. Chronic kidney disease and major eye diseases, such as cataract and glaucoma, are strongly associated with age. However, furth...

    Authors: Shin-Lin Chiu, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Chiu-Liang Chen, Disline Manli Tantoh, Wen Yu Lu, Pei-Hsin Chen and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:174
  37. Transient progressive weakness and disability of lower limb during the early stage after TKR will increase the risk of fall, but the superior postoperative strength training mode have not been elucidated for f...

    Authors: Yuan-Yang Cheng, Cheng-Hsu Chen and Shun-Ping Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:173
  38. Family caregivers of older adults with severe dementia have negative and positive experiences over the course of caregiving. We aimed to delineate joint trajectories (patterns over time) for negative and posit...

    Authors: Chetna Malhotra, Isha Chaudhry, Shimoni Urvish Shah, Truls Østbye and Rahul Malhotra
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:172
  39. Longitudinal evidence documenting health conditions in spousal caregivers of people with dementia and whether these influence caregivers’ outcomes is scarce. This study explores type and number of health condi...

    Authors: Serena Sabatini, Anthony Martyr, Anna Hunt, Laura D. Gamble, Fiona E. Matthews, Jeanette M. Thom, Roy W. Jones, Louise Allan, Martin Knapp, Catherine Quinn, Christina Victor, Claire Pentecost, Jennifer M. Rusted, Robin G. Morris and Linda Clare
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:171
  40. ATDOM is the Catalan home healthcare program at primary care level. Patients in the home care program are usually frail, elderly people with multiple comorbidities. They are often polymedicated, leading to a h...

    Authors: Clara Salom-Garrigues, Enric Aragonès, Montse Giralt, Cecília Campabadal Prats, Ferran Bejarano-Romero and Laura Canadell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:170
  41. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common geriatric syndrome with high health and socio-economic impacts in nursing home (NH) residents.

    Authors: Javier Jerez-Roig, Pau Farrés-Godayol, Meltem Yildirim, Anna Escribà-Salvans, Pau Moreno-Martin, Ester Goutan-Roura, Sandra Rierola-Fochs, Montse Romero-Mas, Joanne Booth, Dawn A. Skelton, Maria Giné-Garriga and Eduard Minobes-Molina
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:169
  42. To investigate the independent relationships of visual impairment (VI) and Subjective cognitive complaints (SCC) with physical function impairment (PFI) and the interaction effect between VI and SCC on PFI in ...

    Authors: Jinyuan Chen, Haoyu Li, Biting Zhou, Xian Li, Yihua Zhu and Yihua Yao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:167
  43. Increasing older adults’ awareness of their personal fall risk factors may increase their engagement in fall prevention. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of and participant satisfaction with...

    Authors: Abigail L. Kehrer-Dunlap, Rebecca M. Bollinger, Brianna Holden, Beau M. Ances and Susan Stark
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:166

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