Measures to assess commonly experienced symptoms for people with dementia in long-term care settings: a systematic review

@inproceedings{EllisSmith2016MeasuresTA,
  title={Measures to assess commonly experienced symptoms for people with dementia in long-term care settings: a systematic review},
  author={Clare Ellis-Smith and Catherine J. Evans and Anna E. Bone and Lesley A Henson and Mendwas D Dzingina and Pauline M. Kane and Irene J Higginson and Barbara A. Daveson},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND High symptom burden is common in long-term care residents with dementia and results in distress and behavioral challenges if undetected. Physicians may have limited time to regularly examine all residents, particularly those unable to self-report, and may rely on reports from caregivers who are frequently in a good position to detect symptoms quickly. We aimed to identify proxy-completed assessment measures of symptoms experienced by people with dementia, and critically appraise the… CONTINUE READING