Evaluations of end of life with dementia by families in Dutch and U.S. nursing homes.

@article{Steen2009EvaluationsOE,
  title={Evaluations of end of life with dementia by families in Dutch and U.S. nursing homes.},
  author={Jenny T van der Steen and M J H E Gijsberts and Martien T Muller and Luc H J Deliens and Ladislav Volicer},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={321-9}
}
BACKGROUND The End-of-Life in Dementia (EOLD) scales comprise the most specific set of instruments developed for evaluations of patients' end of life by their families. It is not known whether the EOLD scales are useful for cross-national comparisons. METHODS We used a mortality follow-back design in multi-center studies in the Netherlands (pilot study 2005-2007) and the U.S.A. (1999), and we compared EOLD Satisfaction With Care (SWC; last three months of life), Symptom Management (SM; last… CONTINUE READING

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