Exploring the prevalence and variance of cognitive impairment, pain, neuropsychiatric symptoms and ADL dependency among persons living in nursing homes; a cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Bjrk2016ExploringTP,
  title={Exploring the prevalence and variance of cognitive impairment, pain, neuropsychiatric symptoms and ADL dependency among persons living in nursing homes; a cross-sectional study},
  author={Sabine Bj{\"o}rk and Christina Juthberg and Marie Lindkvist and Anders Wimo and P O Sandman and Bengt Winblad and David Edvardsson},
  booktitle={BMC geriatrics},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Earlier studies in nursing homes show a high prevalence of cognitive impairment, dependency in activities of daily living (ADL), pain, and neuropsychiatric symptoms among residents. The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of the above among residents in a nationally representative sample of Swedish nursing homes, and to investigate whether pain and neuropsychiatric symptoms differ in relation to gender, cognitive function, ADL-capacity, type of nursing-home unit and… CONTINUE READING