Nursing home structure and association with agitation and use of psychotropic drugs in nursing home residents in three countries: Norway, Austria and England.

@article{Testad2010NursingHS,
  title={Nursing home structure and association with agitation and use of psychotropic drugs in nursing home residents in three countries: Norway, Austria and England.},
  author={Ingelin Testad and Silke Auer and Mary Sherman Mittelman and Clive G Ballard and Jane Fossey and Y. Donabauer and Dag Aarsland},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={725-31}
}
BACKGROUND Understanding the underlying mechanisms and risk factors leading to agitation is crucial to reduce the severity of agitation and increase quality of life. International comparative studies offer special advantages in elucidating environmental risk factors by providing a wider diversity of environmental exposures such as nursing home structures, health care systems and genetic diversity. METHODS Baseline data for three different intervention studies in Austria (n = 38), England (n… CONTINUE READING