Studying acute confusion in long-term care: clinical investigation or secondary data analysis using the Minimum Data Set?
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Gerontol Nurs
Journal of gerontological nursing
DOI of Published Version
Incidence and prevalence rates between hospital settings and longterm care settings may be significantly different because of diagnostic challenges imposed by the higher prevalence of dementia in the nursing home population, the notion that dementia is a risk factor for acute confusion, and that individuals who are acutely confused may not want to be identified.
Confusion -- In Old Age, Long Term Care, Minimum Data Set -- Utilization, Aged, Research, Nursing, Data Analysis, Nursing Assessment, Patient Care Plans
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of gerontological nursing, 27:4 (2001) pp.41-48.