Preventing delirium in an acute hospital using a non-pharmacological intervention.

@article{Martinez2012PreventingDI,
  title={Preventing delirium in an acute hospital using a non-pharmacological intervention.},
  author={Felipe Martinez and Catalina Tobar and Carlos Ignacio Beddings and Gustavo Vallejo and Paola R Fuentes},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={629-34}
}
BACKGROUND delirium is a clinical syndrome associated with multiple short and long-term complications and therefore prevention is an essential part of its management. This study was designed to assess the efficacy of multicomponent intervention in delirium prevention. METHODS a total of 287 hospitalised patients at intermediate or high risk of developing delirium were randomised to receive a non-pharmacological intervention delivered by family members (144 patients) or standard management… CONTINUE READING
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