Nursing implications. Functional status of older persons with schizophrenia.


1. Older persons with schizophrenia underreport medical symptoms and overrate physical well-being. 2. Changes in mental functioning and ability to perform activities of daily living are often the first signs of physical illness. 3. Completing a drug inventory for tardive dyskinesia and extrapyramidal side effects should be ongoing. 4. Social assessment and… (More)