The role of SARC-F scale in predicting progression risk of COVID-19 in elderly patients: a prospective cohort study in Wuhan
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, it has been documented that old age and underlying illnesses are associated with poor prognosis among COVID-19 patients. However, it is unknown whether sarcopenia, a common geri... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 10, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yao Ma, Min He, Li-Sha Hou, Shen Xu, Zhi-Xin Huang, Na Zhao, Yan Kang, Ji-Rong Yue and Chenkai Wu Tags: Research Source Type: research

A mixed-methods study evaluating the impact of an excursion-based social group on quality of life of older adults
Social isolation is an increasing concern for older adults who live in the community. Despite some availability of social support programs to address social isolation, their effectiveness is not routinely meas... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 10, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Joyce Siette, Mikaela Jorgensen, Amy Nguyen, Gilbert Knaggs, Stuart Miller and Johanna I. Westbrook Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between frailty and ischemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Frailty is increasingly reported among older adults with cardiovascular diseases and it has been demonstrated to increase negative health outcomes and mortality. To date, no systematic review of the evidence i... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 10, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Rosa Liperoti, Davide L. Vetrano, Katie Palmer, Tomasz Targowski, Maria C. Cipriani, Maria R. Lo Monaco, Silvia Giovannini, Nicola Acampora, Emanuele Rocco Villani, Roberto Bernabei and Graziano Onder Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Subjective and objective health predicting mortality and institutionalization: an 18-year population-based follow-up study among community-dwelling Finnish older adults
Objective health measures, such as registered illnesses or frailty, predict mortality and institutionalization in older adults. Also, self-reported assessment of health by simple self-rated health (SRH) has be... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 10, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Anna Viljanen, Marika Salminen, Kerttu Irjala, Elisa Heikkil ä, Raimo Isoaho, Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä, Päivi Korhonen, Tero Vahlberg, Matti Viitanen, Maarit Wuorela, Minna Löppönen and Laura Viikari Tags: Research Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of social robots for older adults and people with dementia: a scoping review
Psychosocial issues, such as social isolation and loneliness among older adults and people with dementia, continue to pose challenges with a rapidly aging population worldwide. Social robots are a rapidly emer... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Wei Qi Koh, Simone Anna Felding, K übra Beliz Budak, Elaine Toomey and Dympna Casey Tags: Research Source Type: research

Association between successful aging transitions and depressive symptoms among older Korean adults: findings from the Korean longitudinal study of aging (2006 –2018)
The importance of SA (Successful aging) has been emphasized in recent years, with focus shifting towards attaining healthier aging rather than longevity. However, the influence of SA and its changes on mental ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Fatima Nari, Bich Na Jang, Selin Kim, Wonjeong Jeong, Sung-In Jang and Eun-Cheol Park Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Psychometric validation of the Chinese version of the PaArticular Scales among elderly residents in long-term care facilities with joint contractures
This study examined the ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yi-chang Chen, Keh-chung Lin, Chen-Jung Chen, Shu-Hui Yeh, Ay-Woan Pan, Hao-Ling Chen and Chih-Hung Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of life course socioeconomic status and adult height with cognitive functioning of older adults in India and China
In this study, we examine the association of life course socioeconomic status (SES) and height with cognitive functioning among older adults... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Y. Selvamani and P. Arokiasamy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Frailty increases the risk for developing urinary tract infection among 79,887 patients with diabetic mellitus and chronic kidney disease
Patients with diabetic mellitus (DM) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at an increased risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) due to their altered immunological integrity. These patients are similarly prone ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 7, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Chia-Ter Chao, Szu-Ying Lee, Jui Wang, Kuo-Liong Chien and Jenq-Wen Huang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Fear of falling is as important as multiple previous falls in terms of limiting daily activities: a longitudinal study
Fear of falling and previous falls are both risk factors that affect daily activities of older adults. However, it remains unclear whether they independently limit daily activities accounting for each other. (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 7, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Minhui Liu, Tianxue Hou, Yuxiao Li, Xiaocao Sun, Sarah L. Szanton, Lindy Clemson and Patricia M. Davidson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Instruments used to assess quality of life of older adults in African countries: a scoping review
Over 60% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa, live in informal settlements (slums) with little or no resources. To be prepared to meet the needs of older people living in slums, it is necessary to know mor... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 5, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Priscilla Y. A. Attafuah, Irma H. J. Everink, Ruud J. G. Halfens, Christa Lohrmann, Aaron Abuosi and Jos M. G. A. Schols Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Factors associated with self-rated health in a Norwegian population of older people participating in a preventive home visit program: a cross-sectional study
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Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 5, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Astrid Fjell, Berit Cronfalk Seiger, Monica Hermann, Arvid Rongve, J örg Aßmus, Lars Kvinge, Åke Seiger, Knut Skaug and Anne-Marie Boström Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Contribution of IQ in young adulthood to the associations of education and occupation with cognitive ability in older age
Studies suggest that a higher education and occupation are each associated with a higher late-life cognitive ability, but their inter-relationships in their association with cognitive ability and the contribut... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 5, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Insa Feinkohl, Petra Kozma, Friedrich Borchers, Simone J. T. van Montfort, Jochen Kruppa, Georg Winterer, Claudia Spies and Tobias Pischon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A stepped-wedge randomised controlled trial assessing the implementation, effectiveness and cost-consequences of the EDDIE+ hospital avoidance program in 12 residential aged care homes: study protocol
Older people living in residential aged care homes experience frequent emergency transfers to hospital. These events are associated with risks of hospital acquired complications and invasive treatments or inte... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 5, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Hannah E. Carter, Xing J. Lee, Alison Farrington, Carla Shield, Nicholas Graves, Elizabeth V. Cyarto, Lynne Parkinson, Florin I. Oprescu, Claudia Meyer, Jeffrey Rowland, Trudy Dwyer and Gillian Harvey Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

A novel Longshi Scale measured activity of daily living disability in elderly patients affected by neurological diseases: a multi-center cross-sectional study in China
Ability in the activities of daily life is often impaired in the older adults with a neurological disease. The Barthel Index is an instrument used worldwide to assess such ability. The Longshi Scale is a pictu... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 5, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jingpu Zhao, Xiangxiang Liu, Li Wan, Yan Gao, Meiling Huang, Fubing Zha, Jianjun Long, Dongxia Li, Guohui Nie and Yulong Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Promoting neuroplasticity and neuropsychological functioning in frailty through an app-based sensorimotor training: study protocol for a randomized trial
Frailty is characterized by an age-related decline in multiple physiological systems, leading to a high vulnerability to stressors, adverse health outcomes, and low quality of life. Neuroscientific models of p... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 3, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Florian Beier, Martin L öffler, Frauke Nees, Lucrezia Hausner, Lutz Frölich and Herta Flor Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

A comparison of spouse and non-spouse carers of people with dementia: a descriptive analysis of Swedish national survey data
Being an informal carer of a person with dementia (PwD) can have a negative effect on the carer ’s health and quality of life, and spouse carers have been found to be especially vulnerable. Yet relatively littl... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 2, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Marcus F. Johansson, Kevin J. McKee, Lena Dahlberg, Christine L. Williams, Martina Summer Meranius, Elizabeth Hanson, Lennart Magnusson, Bj örn Ekman and Lena Marmstål Hammar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sarcopenia as a predictor of mortality among the critically ill in an intensive care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The evidence of sarcopenia based on CT-scan as an important prognostic factor for critically ill patients has not seen consistent results. To determine the impact of sarcopenia on mortality in critically ill p... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 2, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Xiao-Ming Zhang, Denghong Chen, Xiao-Hua Xie, Jun-E Zhang, Yingchun Zeng and Andy SK Cheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The sex difference in gait speed among older adults: how do sociodemographic, lifestyle, social and health determinants contribute?
This study explores whether a sex difference in sensitivity to (strength of the association) and/or in exposure to (prevalence) determinants of gait speed contributes to the observed lower gait speed among old... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 2, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Lena D. Sialino, Laura A. Schaap, Sandra H. van Oostrom, H. Susan J. Picavet, Johannes W.R. Twisk, W. M. Monique Verschuren, Marjolein Visser and Hanneke A.H. Wijnhoven Tags: Research Source Type: research

Experiences of community-dwelling older people with dementia participating in a person-centred multidimensional interdisciplinary rehabilitation program
There is great need for development of feasible rehabilitation for older people with dementia. Increased understanding of this population ’s experiences of rehabilitation participation is therefore important. T... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 2, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Anna Sondell, Josefine Lampinen, Mia Conradsson, H åkan Littbrand, Undis Englund, Ingeborg Nilsson and Nina Lindelöf Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Transitions between levels of dependency among older people receiving social care – a retrospective longitudinal cohort study in a Swedish municipality
Knowledge is scarce on how needs for home help and special housing evolve among older people who begin to receive support from municipal social care. The purpose of this study was to describe baseline distribu... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - June 2, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Magnus Zingmark and Fredrik Norstr öm Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of PainChek ® in UK Aged Care Residents with advanced dementia
The aim of this study was to further validate PainChek ®, an electronic pain assessment instrument, with a population living with dementia in a UK care home. (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 28, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Ivana Babicova, Ainslea Cross, Dawn Forman, Jeffery Hughes and Kreshnik Hoti Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Validation of perceived physical fatigability using the simplified-Chinese version of the Pittsburgh Fatigability Scale
The Pittsburgh Fatigability Scale (PFS) was developed to capture fatigue and demand in a single tool, filling a gap that no validated questionnaire existed to measure perceived fatigability. Since fatigability... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yixin Hu, Hangming Zhang, Weihao Xu, Ming Zhao, Juan Liu, Linna Wu, Lin Zou, Jing Zuo, Yunxia Liu, Li Fan, Woei-Nan Bair, Yujia (Susanna) Qiao and Nancy W. Glynn Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between hearing loss and frailty: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Frailty is associated with poor health outcomes in later life. Recent studies suggested that hearing loss may be a potentially modifiable risk factor associated with frailty. (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 25, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Rong Tian, Osvaldo P. Almeida, Dona M. P. Jayakody and Andrew H. Ford Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of delirium in older internal medicine patients: a prospective cohort study
Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric syndrome in older hospitalized patients. Previous studies have suggested that inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to the pathophysiology of delirium. However, it ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 25, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yanli Zhao, Jirong Yue, Peng Lei, Taiping Lin, Xuchao Peng, Dongmei Xie, Langli Gao, Xiaoyu Shu and Chenkai Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Functional status and its associated factors among community-dwelling older adults in rural Nepal: findings from a cross-sectional study
This study aims ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 25, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Saruna Ghimire, Grish Paudel, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Mahmood Parvez, Binod Rayamajhee, Pravash Paudel, Man Kumar Tamang and Uday Narayan Yadav Tags: Research Source Type: research

Serum sodium in relation to various domains of cognitive function in the elderly US population
This study examines the association ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Sohyae Lee, Jin-young Min, Beom Kim, Sang-Won Ha, Jeohng Ho Han and Kyoung-bok Min Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between anemia, physical performance and cognitive function in Iranian elderly people: evidence from Bushehr Elderly Health (BEH) program
The present study aimed to investigate the relation between anemia and hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration, physical performance, and cognitive function in a large sample of Iranian elderly population. (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Maryam Marzban, Iraj Nabipour, Akram Farhadi, Afshin Ostovar, Bagher Larijani, Amir Hossein Darabi, Elnaz Shabankari and Mohamad Gholizade Tags: Research Source Type: research

Soluble ST2 and risk of cognitive impairment after acute ischemic stroke: a prospective observational study
Soluble suppression of tumorigenesis-2 (sST2) was reported to be associated with cognitive performance and risk of incident stroke. However, the impact of sST2 on cognitive function after ischemic stroke is un... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yinwei Zhu, Chongquan Fang, Qi Zhang, Yaling Lu, Rui Zhang, Aili Wang, Xiaoqing Bu, Jintao Zhang, Zhong Ju, Yonghong Zhang, Tan Xu and Chongke Zhong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Type of tea consumption and depressive symptoms in Chinese older adults
Existing research indicates that tea drinking may exert beneficiary effects on mental health. However, associations between different types of tea intake and mental health such as depression have not been full... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yao Yao, Huashuai Chen, Lele Chen, Sang-Yhun Ju, Huazhen Yang, Yi Zeng, Danan Gu and Tze Pin Ng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Optimal care for the management of older people non-weight bearing after lower limb fracture: a consensus study
Older people who are non-weight-bearing after a lower limb fracture are at risk of poor outcomes but there are no clinical guidelines for this group of patients. Given the paucity of the research evidence base... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: S. Aloraibi, J. Gladman, D. Godfrey, V. Booth, K. Robinson, E. Lunt, A. Caswell, M. Kerr, B. Ollivere and A. L. Gordon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Self-help guided by trained lay providers for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Only a small proportion of older patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) seek professional help. Difficulties in accessing treatment may contribute to this problem. Guided self-help based on the princ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Philippe Landreville, Patrick Gosselin, S ébastien Grenier and Pierre-Hugues Carmichael Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Development of an 360-degree virtual reality video-based immersive cycle training system for physical enhancement in older adults: a feasibility study
Recently, there is an increased number of studies that use 360 ° virtual reality (VR) video for medical and rehabilitative purposes. However, the 360° VR video experience for older adults has not yet been inves... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Namsu Lee, Wonjae Choi and Seungwon Lee Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

Multi-disciplinary supportive end of life care in long-term care: an integrative approach to improving end of life
Optimal supportive end of life care for frail, older adults in long term care (LTC) homes involves symptom management, family participation, advance care plans, and organizational support. This 2-phase study a... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Patricia M. Harasym, Misha Afzaal, Sarah Brisbin, Aynharan Sinnarajah, Lorraine Venturato, Patrick Quail, Sharon Kaasalainen, Sharon Straus, Tamara Sussman, Navjot Virk and Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cost-utility analysis of a consensus and evidence-based medication review to optimize and potentially reduce psychotropic drug prescription in institutionalized dementia patients
Growing evidence shows the effects of psychotropic drugs on the evolution of dementia. Until now, only a few studies have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of psychotropic drugs in institutionalized dementia pa... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Mireia Massot Mesquida, Frans Folkvord, Gemma Seda, Francisco Lupi áñez-Villanueva and Pere Torán Monserrat Tags: Research Source Type: research

Socio-economic inequality in the prevalence of violence against older adults – findings from India
Violence against older adults is a well-recognised socio-psychological and public health problem. It is uncared-for, undiagnosed, and an untreated problem that is widespread across both developed and developin... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 20, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Debashree Sinha, Prem Shankar Mishra, Shobhit Srivastava and Pradeep Kumar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Feasibility and preliminary effect of anabolic steroids in addition to strength training and nutritional supplement in rehabilitation of patients with hip fracture: a randomized controlled pilot trial (HIP-SAP1 trial)
Anabolic steroid has been suggested as a supplement during hip fracture rehabilitation and a Cochrane Review recommended further trials. The aim was to determine feasibility and preliminary effect of a 12-week... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 20, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Signe Hulsb æk, Thomas Bandholm, Ilija Ban, Nicolai Bang Foss, Jens-Erik Beck Jensen, Henrik Kehlet and Morten Tange Kristensen Tags: Research Source Type: research

A randomized clinical study on the impact of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) based interventions on the quality of life of elderly, frail, onco-hematologic patients candidate to anticancer therapy: protocol of the ONCO-Aging study
Age is considered as one of the most important risk-factor for many types of solid and hematological cancers, as their incidence increases with age in parallel to the ever-growing elderly population. Moreover,... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 19, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Abdurraouf Mokhtar Mahmoud, Federica Biello, Paola Maria Maggiora, Riccardo Bruna, Giovanni Burrafato, Miriam Cappelli, Feba Varughese, Veronica Martini, Francesca Platini, Clara Deambrogi, Andrea Patriarca, Maura Nicolosi, Ajay ram Vachanaram, Carla Pisa Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Clinical features and outcomes of COVID-19 in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Few studies have focused on exploring the clinical characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 in older patients. We conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis to have a better understanding of the clinic... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 19, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Sunny Singhal, Pramod Kumar, Sumitabh Singh, Srishti Saha and Aparajit Ballav Dey Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and factors related to antibiotic-associated diarrhea in elderly patients with pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study
Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) is a common problem among elderly inpatients because many elderly patients are admitted for pneumonia or other conditions that necessitate antibiotic treatment. In the supe... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yoko Takedani, Tsukasa Nakamura, Noriko Fukiwake, Toshihiro Imada, Junji Mashino and Takeshi Morimoto Tags: Research Source Type: research

A web-based dynamic Nomogram for predicting instrumental activities of daily living disability in older adults: a nationally representative survey in China
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) disability is a common health burden in aging populations. The identification of high-risk individuals is essential for timely targeted interventions. Although pr... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Li Zhang, Huijie Cui, Qiuzhi Chen, Yan Li, Chunxia Yang and Yanfang Yang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ambient bright light treatment improved proxy-rated sleep but not sleep measured by actigraphy in nursing home patients with dementia: a placebo-controlled randomised trial
Up to 70% of nursing home patients with dementia suffer from sleep problems. Light is the main zeitgeber to the circadian system and thus has a fundamental impact on sleep-wake behaviour. Low indoor light leve... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Gunnhild J. Hjetland, Eirin Kolberg, St åle Pallesen, Eirunn Thun, Inger Hilde Nordhus, Bjørn Bjorvatn and Elisabeth Flo-Groeneboom Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Singapore multidisciplinary consensus recommendations on muscle health in older adults: assessment and multimodal targeted intervention across the continuum of care
The rapidly aging societies worldwide and in Singapore present a unique challenge, requiring an integrated multidisciplinary approach to address high-value targets such as muscle health. We propose pragmatic e... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Samuel T. H. Chew, Geetha Kayambu, Charles Chin Han Lew, Tze Pin Ng, Fangyi Ong, Jonathan Tan, Ngiap Chuan Tan and Shuen-Loong Tham Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Profile and needs of primary informal caregivers of older patients in Belgian geriatric day hospitals: a multicentric cross-sectional study
With the improvement of life expectancy, the world faces increasing demands for care of older persons. In this manuscript, we define the characteristics of primary informal caregivers (PIC) of patients aged 75... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: C. Eyaloba, I. De Brauwer, S. C ès, F. Benoit, S. Gillain, L. Pesch, H. Rouvière and S. De Breucker Tags: Research Source Type: research

Needs of older persons living in long-term care institutions: on the usefulness of cluster approach
Long-term care units ’ residents do not constitute a homogeneous population. Providing effective care, tailored to individual needs, is crucial in this context. It can be facilitated by suitable tools and metho... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: S ławomir Tobis, Krystyna Jaracz, Sylwia Kropińska, Dorota Talarska, Juanita Hoe, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis and Aleksandra Suwalska Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring polypharmacy burden among elderly patients with chronic diseases in Chinese community: a cross-sectional study
In the long-term use of multiple medications for elderly patients diagnosed with chronic diseases, medication problems are prominent, which seriously reduces their quality of life. The burden of medications of... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 13, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yongli Wang, Xiaodan Li, Dongmei Jia, Beilei Lin, Bo Fu, Bei Qi and Zhenxiang Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

A qualitative study of home health care experiences among Chinese homebound adults
Home health care services (HHC) are emerging in China to meet increased healthcare needs among the homebound population, but there is a lack of research examining the efficiency and effectiveness of this new c... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 13, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Rui Zhou, Joyce Cheng, Shuangshuang Wang and Nengliang Yao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Is geriatric depression scale a valid instrument to screen depression in Chinese community-dwelling elderly?
The geriatric depression scale (GDS) is used widely as a screening instrument for depression worldwide. The present study aims to examine the reliability and validity of the GDS with 30 items (GDS-30) in Chine... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 13, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Feifei Huang, Huijun Wang, Zhihong Wang, Jiguo Zhang, Wenwen Du, Xiaofang Jia, Liusen Wang and Bing Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Distinguishing between household headship with and without power and its association with subjective well-being among older adults: an analytical cross-sectional study in India
The status of household headship accorded to the older members of the family is often symbolic and seldom vested with some control over resources. The increased dependency and diminished ability to contribute ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 12, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Shobhit Srivastava, S. K. Singh, Manish Kumar and T. Muhammad Tags: Research Source Type: research

BEFRIENding for Depression, Anxiety and Social support in older adults living in Australian residential aged care facilities (BEFRIENDAS): randomised controlled trial protocol
This protocol describes an ongoing study of the impact of befriending on depression, anxiety and loneliness in older people living in residential aged care facilities in Australia. While systematic reviews of ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - May 12, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Colleen Doyle, Sunil Bhar, Christina Bryant, Briony Dow, David Dunt, George Mnatzaganian, Daniel O ’Connor, Julie Ratcliffe, Emily You, Anne-Marie Bagnall, Georgia Major, Robin Harper and Marcia Fearn Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research