Title

Studying acute confusion in long-term care: clinical investigation or secondary data analysis using the Minimum Data Set?

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

4-1-2001

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Gerontol Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of gerontological nursing

PubMed ID

11915155

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/208