Minh Quan Vu

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CONTEXT HIV incidence measurements, which reflect recent or current transmission, are valuable for monitoring the epidemic and evaluating prevention programs. OBJECTIVES To summarize HIV incidence patterns and trends in U.S. population groups. DATA SOURCES Publications in English from 1980 through mid-2000. STUDY SELECTION AND STATISTICAL METHODS: We(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) To describe the prevalence and 6-month incidence of delirium in long-term care facility (LTCF) residents age 65 and over; (2) To describe differences in these measures by resident baseline characteristics. METHODS A multisite, prospective observational study was conducted in seven LTCFs in the province of Quebec, Canada. Residents of age 65(More)
The objectives of this study were: (1) to describe the prevalence and 6-month incidence of observer-rated depression in residents age 65 and over of long-term care (LTC) facilities; (2) to describe risk factors for depression, at baseline and over time. A multisite, prospective observational study was conducted in residents aged 65 and over of 7 LTC(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of, risk factors for, and outcomes of subsyndromal delirium (SSD) in older long-term care (LTC) residents and, secondarily, to explore the use of a more-restrictive definition of SSD. DESIGN Cohort study with repeated weekly assessments for up to 6 months. SETTING Seven LTC facilities in Montreal and Quebec City,(More)
In this study on nursing documentation in long-term care facilities, a set of 9 delirium symptoms was used to evaluate the agreement between symptoms reported by nurses during monthly interviews and those documented in the nursing notes for the same 7-day observation period. Residents aged 65 and above (N = 280) were assessed monthly over a 6-month period(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the 6-month outcomes of co-occurring delirium (full syndrome and subsyndromal symptoms), depression, and dementia in a long-term care (LTC) population. DESIGN Observational, prospective cohort study with 6-month follow-up conducted from 2005 to 2009. SETTING Seven LTC facilities in the province of Quebec, Canada. PARTICIPANTS(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported that nurse detection of delirium has low sensitivity compared to a research diagnosis. As yet, no study has examined the use of nurse-observed delirium symptoms combined with research-observed delirium symptoms to diagnose delirium. Our specific aims were: (1) to describe the effect of using nurse-observed symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND Detection of long-term care (LTC) residents at risk of delirium may lead to prevention of this disorder. The primary objective of this study was to determine if the presence of one or more Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) core symptoms of delirium at baseline assessment predicts incident delirium. Secondary objectives were to determine if the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the course of incident subsyndromal delirium (SSD) in older long-term care (LTC) residents. A secondary objective was to explore the use of a more restrictive definition of SSD on the findings of the study. DESIGN Cohort study with repeated weekly assessments for up to 6 months. SETTING Seven LTC facilities in Montreal and Quebec(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) core symptoms of delirium occurring before and after incident episodes of delirium in older long-term care (LTC) residents. A secondary objective was to describe the mean number of symptoms before and after episodes by dementia status. DESIGN Secondary analysis of data collected for a prospective(More)