Correlates of agitation and depression in nursing home residents with dementia.

@article{Majic2012CorrelatesOA,
  title={Correlates of agitation and depression in nursing home residents with dementia.},
  author={Tomislav Majic and Jan P Pluta and Thomas Mell and Yvonne Treusch and Hans Gutzmann and Michael A. Rapp},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={1779-89}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between dementia severity, age, gender, and prescription of psychotropics, and syndromes of agitation and depression in a sample of nursing home residents with dementia. METHODS The Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) was administered to residents with dementia (N = 304) of 18 nursing homes. Agitation symptoms were clustered using factorial analysis. Depression was estimated using the Dementia Mood Assessment… CONTINUE READING

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