Table 1

Selection criteria to be used for identifying studies

Study selection criteria
  • Articles in English language published between 1 June 2008 and 31 October 2017.

  • Studies conducted or reporting only on human subjects.

  • Studies reporting on empirical, interpretive and critical research using any type of study methodology or study designs (case–control study, observational study, surveys, research reports and case reports).

  • Studies reporting on any types of healthcare setting including primary care, hospitals, allied health practices or emergency departments.

Participant selection criteria
  • Studies conducted or reporting only on participants aged 60 years and above.

  • There will be no limitation on upper age and gender of the participants.

  • There will be no limitations on geographical location of the study participants.

Specific exclusion criteria
  • Studies reporting on non-human subjects.

  • Studies not reporting on individuals aged 60 years and above.

  • Studies reported in another language than English.