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  1. The elevated serum uric acid (SUA) is associated with an increased risk of hypertension and nutritional status. Malnutrition might modify the association of SUA with hypertension. Therefore, the aims of this s...

    Authors: Zhongnan Cao, Sui Dai and Xun Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:527

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:656

  2. Brazil is seeing rapid population ageing, which is leading to new demands on primary health care services. There is a need to develop and assess the effectiveness of new interventions to build the capacity of ...

    Authors: João Bastos Freire Neto, Gerídice Lorna Andrade de Moraes, Janaína de Souza Aredes, Karla Cristina Giacomin, Luciane Ponte de Melo, Lucas Sempe and Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:526

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  3. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is the most widely used instrument to test cognitive functioning. The present study prospectively investigated the association between MMSE scores, MMSE domains, and al...

    Authors: Yongkang Su, Jing Dong, Jin Sun, Yan Zhang, Shouyuan Ma, Man Li, Anhang Zhang, Bokai Cheng, Shuang Cai, Qiligeer Bao, Shuxia Wang and Ping Zhu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:524

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  4. Gait was proved to be strongly associated with global cognitive function and multiple cognitive domains; however, previous research usually concentrated on individual gait parameters. This study used wearable ...

    Authors: Wen Hao, Wenjing Zhao, Takashi Kimura, Shigekazu Ukawa, Ken Kadoya, Katsunori Kondo and Akiko Tamakoshi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:523

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  5. The global burden of disability continues to increase. Understanding the hierarchical structure of activities of daily living (ADL) and the trajectories of disability of elderly individuals is pivotal to devel...

    Authors: Yaofeng Han, Jihui Xue, Wei Pei and Ya Fang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:522

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  6. Physical activity (PA) may play a key role in healthy aging and thus in promoting health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, longitudinal studies on the association between PA and HRQoL are still scarce ...

    Authors: Xuxi Zhang, Siok Swan Tan, Carmen Betsy Franse, Tamara Alhambra-Borrás, Arpana Verma, Greg Williams, Amy van Grieken and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:521

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  7. Reduced falls and fall risks have been observed among older adults referred to the HOP-UP-PT (Home-based Older Persons Upstreaming Prevention-Physical Therapy) program. The purpose of this study was to describ...

    Authors: Sara K. Arena, Christopher M. Wilson, Lori Boright and Edward Peterson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:520

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  8. Frailty is an expression of vulnerability and decline of physical, mental, and social activities, more commonly found in older adults. It is also closely related to the occurrence and poor prognosis of coronar...

    Authors: Hong Lyu, Chuanxia Wang, Hong Jiang, Ping Wang and Jingjing Cui

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:519

    Content type: Research

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  9. Ethnicity/race and poverty are among determinants of health in older persons. However, studies involving intersectional effects of ethnicity/race and poverty on health of older adults within multi-ethnic Asian...

    Authors: Hui Foh Foong, Tengku Aizan Hamid, Rahimah Ibrahim and Sharifah Azizah Haron

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:516

    Content type: Research

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  10. Social frailty is associated with poor health outcomes; however, its effects on healthy aging indicators have not been adequately investigated. This study assessed the longitudinal association between social f...

    Authors: Chi Hsien Huang, Kiwako Okada, Eiji Matsushita, Chiharu Uno, Shosuke Satake, Beatriz Arakawa Martins and Masafumi Kuzuya

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:515

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  11. Rapidly ageing populations means that many people now die in advanced age. This paper investigated public hospital and long-term care home costs in the 12 months before death in Māori and non-Māori of advanced...

    Authors: Oliver W. Scott, Merryn Gott, Richard Edlin, Simon A. Moyes, Marama Muru-Lanning and Ngaire Kerse

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:514

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  12. It is unclear whether visual and hearing acuity are independently or synergistically associated with muscle strength. We aimed to examine the associations of visual and self-reported hearing acuity with low ha...

    Authors: Seung Hoon Kim, Kyungduk Hurh, Yoonsik Park, Sung-In Jang and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:513

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  13. Patients’ relationship with their GPs is linked to adherence, patient behaviour and satisfaction with healthcare. Several factors pertaining to this relationship have already been identified, however expectati...

    Authors: Aline Schönenberg, Ulrike Teschner and Tino Prell

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:512

    Content type: Research

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  14. People living with dementia vary in awareness of their abilities. We explored awareness of the condition and diagnosis in people with mild-to-moderate dementia, and how this relates to quality of life, well-be...

    Authors: Catherine M. Alexander, Anthony Martyr, Laura D. Gamble, Sharon A. Savage, Catherine Quinn, Robin G. Morris, Rachel Collins and Linda Clare

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:511

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  15. Deficient balance and fear of falling in elderly people can lead to disturbed daily activities, falling, and finally reduced quality of life. Therefore, evaluation of low-risk methods that might partially impr...

    Authors: Noorolla Zahedian-Nasab, Azita Jaberi, Fatemeh Shirazi and Somayyeh Kavousipor

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:509

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  16. The prognostic significance of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality i...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Su, Jian Hua Li, Yinghui Gao, Kaibing Chen, Yan Gao, Jing Jing Guo, Min Shi, Xiao Zou, Weihao Xu, Li Bo Zhao, Huanhuan Wang, Yabin Wang, Juan Liu, Hu Xu, Xiaoxuan Kong, Junling Lin…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:508

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  17. Frailty has been associated with a risk of adverse outcomes, and mortality in patients with various conditions. However, there have been few studies on whether or not frailty is associated with mortality in pa...

    Authors: Shuhei Takauji, Toru Hifumi, Yasuaki Saijo, Shoji Yokobori, Jun Kanda, Yutaka Kondo, Kei Hayashida, Junya Shimazaki, Takashi Moriya, Masaharu Yagi, Junko Yamaguchi, Yohei Okada, Yuichi Okano, Hitoshi Kaneko, Tatsuho Kobayashi, Motoki Fujita…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:507

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  18. Whether an association between alcohol consumption and dental caries exists is still unclear. Chinese Baijiu is the most common alcohol consumed by middle-aged and elderly Chinese individuals. This study aimed...

    Authors: Xiangyu Huang, Yihao Liang, Weihua Fan, Wei Liu, Buling Wu and Jianbo Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:506

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  19. This study aimed to estimate whether metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components could be used to predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a longitudinal analysis in a rural elderly Chinese population.

    Authors: Shasha Yu, Xiaofan Guo, GuangXiao Li, Hongmei Yang, Liqiang Zheng and Yingxian Sun

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:505

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  20. Patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) usually experience worsening of both motor and non-motor symptoms. Dancing has been postulated to help patients with Parkinson’s via several mechanisms that lead to impro...

    Authors: Sophia Rasheeqa Ismail, Shaun Wen Huey Lee, Dafna Merom, Puteri Sofia Nadira Megat Kamaruddin, Min San Chong, Terence Ong and Nai Ming Lai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:503

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  21. Telehealth is increasingly used for rehabilitation and exercise but few studies include older adult participants with comorbidities and impairment, particularly cognitive. Using Veterans Administration Video C...

    Authors: Neil B. Alexander, Kristin Phillips, Joleen Wagner-Felkey, Chiao-Li Chan, Robert Hogikyan, Alexandra Sciaky and Christine Cigolle

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:502

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  22. Greenland is facing an ageing population, and little is known about the characteristics of the elderly population in Greenland. This study offers both a comparison and a description of the demographics, causes...

    Authors: N Albertsen, TM Olsen, TG Sommer, A Prischl, H Kallerup and S Andersen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:500

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  23. There is growing interest for interventions aiming at preventing frailty progression or even to reverse frailty in older people, yet it is still unclear which frailty instrument is most appropriate for measuri...

    Authors: Marlies Feenstra, Frederike M.M. Oud, Carolien J. Jansen, Nynke Smidt, Barbara C. van Munster and Sophia E. de Rooij

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:499

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  24. The context of care consists of factors that determines the extent to which staff can offer person-centred care. However, few studies have investigated factors that can explain variation in levels of person-ce...

    Authors: Annica Backman, Per-Olof Sandman and Anders Sköldunger

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:498

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  25. Results from previous studies that linking vitamin B12 to risk of chronic diseases or mortality are inconsistent. We hereby explore the association between serum concentration of vitamin B12 and all-cause mort...

    Authors: Kangjun Xu, Xiyu Liu, Jiaxin Liu, Yingying Zhang, Xiaohui Ding, Lin Li and Jiangwei Sun

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:497

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  26. In this longitudinal study, we describe how psychotropic drugs (PTDs) are prescribed in nursing home (NH) patients from admission and over a 3-year period, to understand which clinical and environmental factor...

    Authors: Enrico Callegari, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Geir Selbæk, Cato Grønnerød and Sverre Bergh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:496

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  27. Multiple chronic diseases (MCDs) and social isolation are independent risk factors related to stroke and disability, but it is unknown whether the combination of these two conditions resulted from aging-relate...

    Authors: Xiangxiang Liu, Hong-jie Yu, Yan Gao, Jing Zhou, Mingchao Zhou, Li Wan, Feng Xiong, Jingpu Zhao, Qi-qiang He and Yulong Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:495

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  28. Socially desirable responding is a potentially relevant issue in older adults and can be evaluated with the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale (MCSDS). However, the eight-item MCSDS has never been specif...

    Authors: Paola Nicolini, Carlo Abbate, Silvia Inglese, Daniela Mari, Paolo D. Rossi and Matteo Cesari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:494

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:657

  29. The development of sarcopenia is attributed to normal aging and factors like type 2 diabetes, obesity, inactivity, reduced testosterone levels, and malnutrition, which are factors of poor prognosis in patients...

    Authors: Qiqi Xue, Jie Wu, Yan Ren, Jiaan Hu, Ke Yang and Jiumei Cao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:493

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  30. Geriatric hospital wards are highly medicalised environments with limited opportunities for choice and control, and can be distressing for older survivors of psychological trauma. While trauma-informed models ...

    Authors: Monica Cations, Kate Laver, Leah Couzner, Stephen Flatman, Petra Bierer, Catherine Ames, Yan Huo and Craig Whitehead

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:492

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Aging is a progressive and irreversible process that negatively affects the quality of life (QOL). Older adults face difficulties related to worsening health, lowering the level of physical and mental efficien...

    Authors: Ewelina Lepsy, Ewa Radwańska, Grzegorz Żurek, Alina Żurek, Antonina Kaczorowska, Alina Radajewska and Anna Kołcz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:491

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  32. The Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) proposed the concept of locomotive syndrome (LS) in 2007 for detecting high-risk individuals with mobility limitation. In 2020, the JOA revised the clinical decision ...

    Authors: Masashi Taniguchi, Tome Ikezoe, Tadao Tsuboyama, Yasuharu Tabara, Fumihiko Matsuda and Noriaki Ichihashi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:489

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  33. Green tea has been one of the most popular beverages in China since ancient times. Mixed results concerning the effect of green tea consumption on the incidence of hypertension have been published over the pas...

    Authors: Xiaodong Peng, Mengxia Zhang, Xuesi Wang, Kui Wu, Yukun Li, Linling Li, Jiaxue Yang, Yanfei Ruan, Rong Bai, Changsheng Ma and Nian Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:486

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  34. Higher muscle echo intensity (EI) reflects higher content of fat and/or connective tissue within skeletal muscle, eventually inducing lower muscle strength, physical dysfunction, and metabolic impairment. Cont...

    Authors: Akito Yoshiko, Takashi Kaji, Tsuyoshi Kozuka, Takayuki Sawazaki and Hiroshi Akima

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:485

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  35. Barthel Index (BI) is one of the most widely utilized tools for assessing functional independence in activities of daily living. Most existing BI studies used populations with specific diseases (e.g., Alzheime...

    Authors: Hao Pan, Yang Zhao, Hailiang Wang, Xinyue Li, Eman Leung, Frank Chen, Javier Cabrera and Kwok Leung Tsui

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:484

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  36. An increasing number of older people in Germany receive care at home from family members, particularly from spouses. Family care has been associated not only with subjective burden but also with negative effec...

    Authors: Thomas Johann Gehr, Ellen Freiberger, Cornel Christian Sieber and Sabine Alexandra Engel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:483

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  37. Oral health is essential for daily living and plays a pivotal role in overall health conditions and well-being. This study evaluated the impact of self-reported oral health on geriatric conditions, institutio...

    Authors: Jihye Lim, Hyungchul Park, Heayon Lee, Eunju Lee, Danbi Lee, Hee-Won Jung and Il-Young Jang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:482

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  38. The accuracy of the estimated glomerular filter rate (eGFR) in elderly patients is debatable. In 2020, a new creatinine-based equation by European Kidney Function Consortium (EKFC) was applied to all age group...

    Authors: Fangxiao Xia, Wenke Hao, Jinxiu Liang, Yanhua Wu, Feng Yu, Wenxue Hu, Zhi Zhao and Wei Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:481

    Content type: Research

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  39. Older adults prefer to age in place. Social network change and health decline challenge ageing in place, as stressors that make age-related advantages disappear. The aim of this study was to explore social net...

    Authors: Willeke Vos-den Ouden, Leonieke van Boekel, Meriam Janssen, Roger Leenders and Katrien Luijkx

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:480

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  40. The happiness of older adults living alone warrants attention because they are more vulnerable to unhappiness than those living with families. The present study aimed to construct and test a structural equatio...

    Authors: Eun Jeong Hwang and In Ok Sim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:479

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  41. Regular physical activity (PA) is potentially beneficial for age-related cognitive decline. Although moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is mostly advised, older adults with chronic illnesses might b...

    Authors: Esmee Volders, Renate H. M. de Groot, Catherine A. W. Bolman and Lilian Lechner

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:478

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  42. Cross-sectional studies have shown that elderly with a natural dentition have better general health than edentulous elderly, but this has not been confirmed in studies with longitudinal design.

    Authors: Mieke H. Bakker, Arjan Vissink, Gerry M. Raghoebar, Lilian L. Peters and Anita Visser

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:477

    Content type: Research

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