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Evaluation of the diagnosis of delirium by SNH staff, and of its relationship with clinical and social variables

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Delirium is common in SNH were many patients have basal cognitive impairment (MCI and dementia). The syndrome worseness prognosis and increases the length of stay


Although delirium in SNH is related to known clinical variables, its relationship with social aspects, like widowhood, needs in deep study. Non detected delirium cases tend to have baseline dementia and to be overmedicated. SNH staff needs delirium diagnosis tools capable to differentiate it from dementia.

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

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This page is a summary of: Delirium clinical correlates and underdiagnosis in a skilled nursing home, The European Journal of Psychiatry, July 2019, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpsy.2019.06.001.
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