Predictors of acute confusional states in hospitalized elderly patients.

  title={Predictors of acute confusional states in hospitalized elderly patients.},
  author={Mark A. Williams and Ernest B. Campbell and William J. Raynor and M A Musholt and S M Mlynarczyk and Lawrence Crane},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  volume={8 1},
Development of two models for predicting acute confusional states in elderly post-surgical hip-fracture patients is described. Admission variables were used in the first model to predict confusion in the first five postoperative days; treatment and clinical progress data were added for the second model to predict on a day-to-day basis. The main sample was 170 patients from four hospitals (M age = 78.8) with no prior history of mental impairment. Over half (51.5%) evidenced some confusion… CONTINUE READING