Title

Management of the patient with disruptive vocalization

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

10-1-1997

NLM Title Abbreviation

Gerontologist

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Gerontologist

PubMed ID

9343918

Abstract

Disruptive vocalization (DV) is a common problem in the management of cognitively and physically impaired older people. This article reports the results of a consensus meeting convened to provide guidelines for clinicians and recommendations for researchers in this difficult and little-studied behavioral problem. DV arises largely in people with cognitive impairment and generally reflects an underlying need or discomfort. A variety of factors can precipitate and aggravate DV; the key to management is appropriate identification of all possible factors and development of an individualized treatment plan.

Keywords

Aged, Dementia/complications, Humans, Nursing Homes, Social Behavior Disorders/etiology/psychology/rehabilitation, Verbal Behavior

Published Article/Book Citation

The Gerontologist, 37:5 (1997) pp.675-682.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/457