Effect of enhanced psychosocial care on antipsychotic use in nursing home residents with severe dementia: cluster randomised trial.

@article{Fossey2006EffectOE,
  title={Effect of enhanced psychosocial care on antipsychotic use in nursing home residents with severe dementia: cluster randomised trial.},
  author={Jane Fossey and Clive Ballard and Edmund Juszczak and Ian M James and Nicola C. Alder and Robin Jacoby and R. Howard},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={332 7544},
  pages={756-61}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a training and support intervention for nursing home staff in reducing the proportion of residents with dementia who are prescribed neuroleptics. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled trial with blinded assessment of outcome. SETTING 12 specialist nursing homes for people with dementia in London, Newcastle, and Oxford. PARTICIPANTS Residents of the 12 nursing homes; numbers varied during the study period. INTERVENTION Training and support… CONTINUE READING