An 18-month prospective cohort study of functional outcome of delirium in elderly patients: activities of daily living.

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OBJECTIVES To examine delirium, chronic medical problems and sociodemographic factors as predictors of activities of daily living (ADL), basic ADL (BADL) and instrumental ADL (IADL). METHODS A prospective cohort study of four groups of elderly patients examined in the emergency department (ED): those with delirium, dementia, neither, and both. All were… (More)

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