Care dependency and nursing care problems in nursing home residents with and without dementia: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Schssler2016CareDA,
  title={Care dependency and nursing care problems in nursing home residents with and without dementia: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Sandra Sch{\"u}ssler and Theo W. N. Dassen and Christa Lohrmann},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2016},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={973-82}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Chronic diseases, like dementia, can lead to care dependency and nursing care problems. This study aims to compare the degree of care dependency and the prevalence of nursing care problems (pressure ulcer, incontinence, malnutrition, falls, restraints) between residents with and without dementia and between the stages of dementia. METHODS A cross-sectional design was chosen and a total of 277 residents with and 249 residents without dementia from nine Austrian nursing homes… CONTINUE READING