Neuropsychological Tests for Monitoring Delirium Severity in Elderly Patients.

@article{Christensen1996NeuropsychologicalTF,
  title={Neuropsychological Tests for Monitoring Delirium Severity in Elderly Patients.},
  author={Kathy J. Christensen and Kris M Bettin and Kris M Jilk and Dean. Weldon and John R. Mach},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={
          69-76
        }
}
The authors identified neuropsychological tests appropriate for use in monitoring delirium severity in elderly patients. Ten elderly patients were administered a battery of tests while they were delirious and later during their recovery. All of the measures showed significant improvement across the two occasions (P < 0.05). Examination of components of variance suggests that modified versions of the Forward Digit Span, Similarities, or Oral Sentence Spelling tests or a combination of Forward… CONTINUE READING
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