Prevalence and predictors of neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitively impaired nursing home patients.

@article{Zuidema2007PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and predictors of neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitively impaired nursing home patients.},
  author={Sytse U. Zuidema and Raymond T. C. M. Koopmans and Frans R J Verhey},
  journal={Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={41-9}
}
The prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms and the influence of predictive factors in cognitively impaired nursing home patients were reviewed. Articles were identified by means of a MEDLINE and PsychInfo literature search. Neuropsychiatric symptoms were present in more than 80% of the cognitively impaired patients. Prevalences ranged considerably, from 3% to 54% for delusions, 1% to 39% for hallucinations, 8% to 74% for depressed mood, 7% to 69% for anxiety, 17% to 84% for apathy, 48% to 82… CONTINUE READING