Associations between different measures of anticholinergic drug exposure and Barthel Index in older hospitalized patients.

@article{Bostock2013AssociationsBD,
  title={Associations between different measures of anticholinergic drug exposure and Barthel Index in older hospitalized patients.},
  author={Clare V Bostock and Roy Louis Soiza and Arduino Aleksander Mangoni},
  journal={Therapeutic advances in drug safety},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={235-45}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare associations between four measures of anticholinergic exposure (anticholinergic risk scale, ARS; anticholinergic drug burden, DBAC; number and use versus no use of anticholinergic drugs), Barthel Index (BI, physical function) and Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT, cognitive function) on admission in older hospitalized patients. METHODS Prospective observational study of a consecutive series of 271 older patients (age 83 ± 7 years) from community-dwelling and institutionalized… CONTINUE READING

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