Cognitive status and behavioral problems in older hospitalized patients

  title={Cognitive status and behavioral problems in older hospitalized patients},
  author={Ruth M O'Hara and Martin S. Mumenthaler and H. D. Davies and Erin L Cassidy and Martha D Buffum and Sarojini Namburi and Roxanne Shakoori and Claire E Danielsen and Patricia W Tsui and Art Noda and Helena C. Kraemer and Javaid I. Sheikh},
  journal={Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry},
  pages={1 - 1}
OBJECTIVES: (a) To determine the quantity and quality of behavioral problems in older hospitalized patients on acute care units; (b) to determine the burden of these behaviors on staff; and (c) to identify predictors of behavioral problems. METHODS: Upon admission, patients performed the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE), the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), and information was obtained on age, ethnicity, level of education, living arrangement, and psychiatric history. Two days post-admission, a… CONTINUE READING
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