The Delirium Observation Screening Scale: A Screening Instrument for Delirium

@article{Schuurmans2003TheDO,
  title={The Delirium Observation Screening Scale: A Screening Instrument for Delirium},
  author={Marieke J. Schuurmans and Lillie M. Shortridge‐Baggett and Sijmen A. Duursma},
  journal={Research and Theory for Nursing Practice},
  year={2003},
  volume={17},
  pages={31 - 50}
}
The Delirium Observation Screening (DOS) scale, a 25-item scale, was developed to facilitate early recognition of delirium, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV criteria, based on nurses’ observations during regular care. The scale was tested for content validity by a group of seven experts in the field of delirium. Internal consistency, predictive validity, and concurrent and construct validity were tested in two prospective studies with high risk groups of patients: geriatric… Expand

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