Agitation in demented patients in an acute care hospital: prevalence, disruptiveness, and staff burden.

@article{Sourial2001AgitationID,
  title={Agitation in demented patients in an acute care hospital: prevalence, disruptiveness, and staff burden.},
  author={Roza Sourial and Jane McCusker and Martin Cole and Michal Abrahamowicz},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={183-97}
}
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND/LITERATURE REVIEW: The prevalence of agitated behaviors in different populations with dementia is between 24% and 98%. Although agitated behaviors are potentially disruptive, little research attention has been focused on the effects of these behaviors upon nursing staff. The objectives of this study of demented patients in long-term-care beds at an acute care community hospital were to determine the frequency and disruptiveness of agitated behaviors; to investigate the… CONTINUE READING

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