Prevalence of behavioral symptoms: comparison of the minimum data set assessments with research instruments.

@article{Bharucha2008PrevalenceOB,
  title={Prevalence of behavioral symptoms: comparison of the minimum data set assessments with research instruments.},
  author={Ashok Bharucha and Mihnea Vasilescu and Mary Amanda Dew and Amy E. Begley and Scott Paul Stevens and Howard S Degenholtz and Howard D. Wactlar},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={244-50}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the total and domain-specific prevalence of verbally and physically abusive, socially inappropriate, and care-resistive behaviors according to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) compared with research instruments in nursing home residents with severe dementia. DESIGN, SETTING, AND METHODS As part of a longitudinal observational study, MDS behavioral symptoms data were compared with corresponding items from the Ryden Aggression Scale and the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory for… CONTINUE READING

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