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Psychology, psychiatry and quality of life

This section considers manuscripts on quality of life, depression, loneliness, family matters, relationships, psychological wellbeing.

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  1. Dementia in the oldest-old is projected to increase exponentially as is the burden of their caregivers who may experience unique challenges and suffering. Thus, we aim to investigate which factors are associat...

    Authors: Chia-Fen Tsai, Wei-Shen Hwang, Jun-Jun Lee, Wen-Fu Wang, Ling-Chun Huang, Li-Kai Huang, Wei-Ju Lee, Pi-Shan Sung, Yi-Chien Liu, Chih-Cheng Hsu and Jong-Ling Fuh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:59

    Content type: Research article

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  2. We aimed to propose a correction of the Lawton instrumental activity of daily living (IADL) score to take into account the possibility to have never done some activities, and measured its agreement and reliabi...

    Authors: Marine Dufournet, Claire Moutet, Sarah Achi, Floriane Delphin-Combe, Pierre Krolak-Salmon and Virginie Dauphinot

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:39

    Content type: Research article

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  3. A diagnosis of dementia presents individuals with both social and psychological challenges but research on self-stigma in dementia has been largely confined to qualitative approaches due to a lack of robust ou...

    Authors: Jem Bhatt, Charlotte R. Stoner, Katrina Scior and Georgina Charlesworth

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:34

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Providing care for someone with a disease or chronic condition can have a negative psychological, physical, social, and economic impact upon informal caregivers. Despite the socio-economic relevance and more t...

    Authors: Klaus Pfeiffer, Christina Theurer, Gisela Büchele, Ana Babac, Helene Dick and Gabriele Wilz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:4

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. Decision-making capacity (DMC) in aging adults has become increasingly salient as the number of older adults, life expectancy, and the amount of wealth to be transferred from older generations have all increas...

    Authors: Sarah Wood, Klaus Bally, Christine Cabane, Patrick Fassbind, Ralf J. Jox, Thomas Leyhe, Andreas Monsch and Manuel Trachsel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:535

    Content type: Debate

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  6. Knowledge about experiences of depression among younger-old adults from the general population is limited. The aim was to explore experiences of depression in early late life.

    Authors: Therese Rydberg Sterner, Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Pia Gudmundsson, Stefan Wiktorsson, Sara Hed, Hanna Falk, Ingmar Skoog and Margda Waern

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:528

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Improving public knowledge and understanding about dementia has been identified as a priority area by people living with the condition, researchers, educators, and policymakers for several years. Societies tha...

    Authors: Gary Mitchell, Victoria McTurk, Gillian Carter and Christine Brown-Wilson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:525

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Globally, about 50 million people were living with dementia in 2015, with this number projected to triple by 2050. With no cure or effective treatment currently insight, it is vital that factors are identified...

    Authors: Dona M. P. Jayakody, Osvaldo P. Almeida, Andrew H. Ford, Marcus D. Atlas, Nicola T. Lautenschlager, Peter L. Friedland, Suzanne Robinson, Marshall Makate, Lize Coetzee, Angela S. P. Liew and Leon Flicker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:508

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. The purpose of this study was to examine the differences of timewise changes in life-space mobility between elderly people living alone and those living with others among community-dwelling elderly people from...

    Authors: Chisato Hayashi, Haruka Tanaka and Soshiro Ogata

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:502

    Content type: Research article

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  10. There is a lack of evidence concerning the stressful life events experienced prior to suicide which may be associated with an increased suicide risk among Chinese rural older adults. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Qiqing Mo, Zhenyu Ma, Guojun Wang, Cunxian Jia, Lu Niu and Liang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:473

    Content type: Research article

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  11. International research shows that social isolation is harmful for health, especially for the elderly. Its objective and subjective dimensions are important to distinguish as each stands in a different relation...

    Authors: Maddalena Fiordelli, Gabriele Sak, Benedetta Guggiari, Peter J. Schulz and Serena Petrocchi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:472

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Older adults’ cognitive abilities can be impaired through priming of negative age stereotypes. However, it is unclear whether the effects of negative priming can be extended to episodic memory, which is believ...

    Authors: Stephen C. Y. Chan, Alma M. L. Au and Simon M. K. Lai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:452

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Family inclusion in nursing homes is central to the provision of individualized care for people with dementia. Although positive effects can be recognized, barriers have been identified that hamper family incl...

    Authors: Ramona Backhaus, Linda J. M. Hoek, Erica de Vries, Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Jan P. H. Hamers and Hilde Verbeek

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:434

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Nursing homes accommodate a large number of people with severe dementia. More than 80% of residents with dementia suffer from behavioural and psychological symptoms, that can have consequences on the perceived...

    Authors: Kristina Diehl, André Kratzer and Elmar Graessel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:405

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. Nursing home elders experience many problems that may influence their quality of life, in example of cognitive, mental, nutritional and physical disabilities. Concerning about elders’ wellbeing may help them l...

    Authors: Ilky Pollansky Silva e Farias, Luiza de Almeida Souto Montenegro, Rayssa Lucena Wanderley, Jannerson Cesar Xavier de Pontes, Antonio Carlos Pereira, Leopoldina de Fátima Dantas de Almeida and Yuri Wanderley Cavalcanti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:386

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The Aotearoa New Zealand population is ageing accompanied by health and social challenges including significant inequities that exist between Māori and non-Māori around poor ageing and health. Although histori...

    Authors: Brendan Hokowhitu, John G. Oetzel, Mary Louisa Simpson, Sophie Nock, Rangimahora Reddy, Pare Meha, Kirsten Johnston, Anne-Marie Jackson, Bevan Erueti, Poia Rewi, Isaac Warbrick, Michael P. Cameron, Yingsha Zhang and Stacey Ruru

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:377

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. China owns he largest aged population in the world, and the elderly adults who live in pension institutions are more likely to suffer from mental disorders than other elderly adults. The purpose of this study ...

    Authors: Jun Zhang, Yingying Zhang, Zhenggang Luan, Xiujie Zhang, Haoran Jiang and Aiping Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:374

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Patient preferences are integral to person-centred care, but preference stability is poorly understood in older people, who may experience fluctuant illness trajectories with episodes of acute illness. We aime...

    Authors: S. N. Etkind, N. Lovell, A. E. Bone, P. Guo, C. Nicholson, F. E. M. Murtagh and I. J. Higginson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:370

    Content type: Research article

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  19. A questionnaire assessing awareness of positive and negative age-related changes (AARC gains and losses) was developed in the US and Germany. We validated the short form of the measure (AARC-10 SF) and the cog...

    Authors: Serena Sabatini, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Clive Ballard, Allyson Brothers, Roman Kaspar, Rachel Collins, Sarang Kim, Anne Corbett, Dag Aarsland, Adam Hampshire, Helen Brooker and Linda Clare

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:359

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Social isolation is a key concern for immigrant older adults. We examined the effectiveness of a peer-based intervention in reducing loneliness, social isolation, and improving psychosocial well-being with a s...

    Authors: Daniel W. L. Lai, Jia Li, Xiaoting Ou and Celia Y. P. Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:356

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Singing is a multimodal activity that requires physical, cognitive and psychosocial performance, with benefits to various domains of well-being and health in older adults. In recent years, research has increas...

    Authors: Iolanda Costa Galinha, Manuel Farinha, Maria Luísa Lima and António Labisa Palmeira

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:354

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Elderly people frequently express the wish to die: this ranges from a simple wish for a natural death to a more explicit request for death. The frequency of the wish to die and its associated factors have not ...

    Authors: Marc-Antoine Bornet, Eve Rubli Truchard, Gérard Waeber, Peter Vollenweider, Mathieu Bernard, Laure Schmied and Pedro Marques-Vidal

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:348

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Moving into a long-term care facility (LTCF) can reduce the ability for older adults to engage in meaningful roles and activities and the size of their social network. These changes and losses can lead them to...

    Authors: B. P. M. Chung, J. Olofsson, F. K. Y. Wong and M. Rämgård

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:347

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Rehabilitation pathways are crucial to reduce stroke-related disability. Motivational Interviewing (MI), as a person-centered complex intervention, aimed to empower and motivate, and could be a resource to imp...

    Authors: Neus Gual, Laura Mónica Pérez, Carmina Castellano-Tejedor, Pilar Lusilla-Palacios, Judith Castro, Luís Soto-Bagaria, Laura Coll-Planas, Marta Roqué, Ana Belen Vena, Benito Fontecha, Jose M. Santiago, Eva Månsson Lexell, Carlos Chiatti, Susanne Iwarsson and Marco Inzitari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:321

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. In older adults, multidomain training that includes physical and cognitive activities has been associated with improvement of physical and cognitive health. The goal of the multisite StayFitLonger study is to ...

    Authors: S. Belleville, M. Cuesta, M. Bieler-Aeschlimann, K. Giacomino, A. Widmer, A. G. Mittaz Hager, D. Perez-Marcos, S. Cardin, B. Boller, N. Bier, M. Aubertin-Leheudre, L. Bherer, N. Berryman, S. Agrigoroaei and J. F. Demonet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:315

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Individuals differ in how they remember the past: some richly re-experience specific details of past episodes, whereas others recall only the gist of past events. Little research has examined how such trait mn...

    Authors: Carina L. Fan, Kristoffer Romero and Brian Levine

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:308

    Content type: Research article

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  27. After residential care placement, family members may be exposed to stressors like difficulty in role changes, interpersonal conflict with facility staff, and emotional torment. These can threaten family member...

    Authors: Zhaozhao Hui, Chen Yang, Jieqiong Li and Diana Tze Fan Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:306

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Health behaviours (physical activity, maintenance of a healthy diet and not smoking) are known to be beneficial to the health and well-being of chronically ill people. With China’s ageing population and increa...

    Authors: Zeyun Feng, Jane Murray Cramm and Anna Petra Nieboer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:299

    Content type: Research article

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  29. This study evaluated the use of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in older patients undergoing pacemaker implantation.

    Authors: Andreas W. Schoenenberger, Ian Russi, Benjamin Berte, Vanessa Weberndörfer, Renate Schoenenberger-Berzins, Piotr Chodup, Remo Beeler, Florim Cuculi, Stefan Toggweiler and Richard Kobza

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:287

    Content type: Research article

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  30. There is a need to improve psychotherapeutic approaches to treatment for vulnerable older adults with depression in terms of both clinical practice and health care supply. Against this background, PSY-CARE is ...

    Authors: Paul Gellert, Ann-Kristin Beyer, Christina Tegeler, Claudia Vathke, Johanna Nordheim, Adelheid Kuhlmey and Eva-Marie Kessler

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:271

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Although codes of conduct, guidelines and standards call for healthcare practitioners to protect patients’ dignity, there are widespread concerns about a lack of attention to the dignity of older people who ne...

    Authors: Joan Ostaszkiewicz, Virginia Dickson-Swift, Alison Hutchinson and Adrian Wagg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:266

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Study older adults’ quality of life is becoming increasingly important in the assessment, quality improvement and allocation of health and social care service. The purpose of this study was to enhance knowledg...

    Authors: Sara Lima, Lurdes Teixeira, Raquel Esteves, Fátima Ribeiro, Fernanda Pereira, Ana Teixeira and Clarisse Magalhães

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:259

    Content type: Research article

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  33. In our context, as in other European countries, care of patients with cognitive disorders or dementia still represents a major challenge in hospital settings. Thus, there is a need to ensure quality and contin...

    Authors: Claudia Casafont, Ester Risco, Mercè Piazuelo, Marta Ancín-Pagoto, José Luis Cobo-Sánchez, Montserrat Solís-Muñoz and Adelaida Zabalegui

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:246

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Due to the progressive nature of dementia, it is important to understand links between disease severity and health-related outcomes. The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between disease severit...

    Authors: Nicolas Farina, Derek King, Clare Burgon, Sharne Berwald, Elizabeth Bustard, Yvonne Feeney, Ruth Habibi, Adelina Comas-Herrera, Martin Knapp and Sube Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:232

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Prescribing trends suggest that pharmacologic alternatives to antipsychotics are gaining in popularity, but randomized trial (RCT) data of their comparative safety is scarce. Our objective was to describe the ...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Watt, Zahra Goodarzi, Areti Angeliki Veroniki, Vera Nincic, Paul A. Khan, Marco Ghassemi, Yuan Thompson, Yonda Lai, Victoria Treister, Andrea C. Tricco and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:212

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Older community-dwelling people with multimorbidity are often not only vulnerable, but also suffer from several conditions that could produce a multiplicity of symptoms. This results in a high symptom burden a...

    Authors: Jeanette Eckerblad, Nana Waldréus, Åsa Johansson Stark and Lisa Ring Jacobsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:210

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The world population is getting older. As life expectancy increases, traditional health care systems are facing different challenges in terms of cost reduction and high-quality service delivery capability. New...

    Authors: F. Vailati Riboni, B. Comazzi, K. Bercovitz, G. Castelnuovo, E. Molinari and F. Pagnini

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:191

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Aotearoa/New Zealand has a population that is ageing and there are challenges to health and social outcomes related to related to key life transitions (e.g., retirement, change in health conditions, loss of sp...

    Authors: John G. Oetzel, Michael P. Cameron, Mary L. Simpson, Rangimahora Reddy, Sophie Nock, Hineitimoana Greensill, Pare Meha, Kirsten Johnston, Truely Harding, Pita Shelford, Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Brendan Hokowhitu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:186

    Content type: Research article

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  39. External housing-related control beliefs (HCB) and general self-efficacy (GSE) influence different health outcomes in the general ageing population, but there is no information of their role in people ageing w...

    Authors: Giedre Gefenaite, Jonas Björk, Susanne Iwarsson, Björn Slaug, Steven M. Schmidt and Maria H. Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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