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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161652
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predictors of confusion in hospitalized elderly persons
Abstract:
Predictors of confusion in hospitalized elderly persons
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:1991
Author:Sparks, Martha, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana State UniversitySchool of Nursing
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:, Terre Haute, IN, 47809, USA
Contact Telephone:8122372329
During hospitalization, 24 percent to 80 percent of elderly, medical-

surgical patients experience an acute confusional state (Foreman,

1986).The relationship of activity/mobility and interpersonal

interaction to confusion was analyzed using the medical records of

ninety-nine elderly persons who did not have a diagnosis of dementia.

In addition, medication intake; blood pressure; age; and blood levels

of potassium, glucose, urea nitrogen, hemoglobin, and pO2 were

investigated as predictive factors for confusion. Length of stay

and disposition at discharge were used as cost analysis indicators.

Twenty-six of the patients experienced acute confusion. Confusion

was negatively correlated with mobility (p < .001), and positively

correlated with potassium level (p = .02), BUN (p = .01), and

length of stay (p = .003). Only mobility level and blood urea

nitrogen were significant predictors of confusion and accounted for

22 percent of the variation in the outcome variable. The findings

indicate that independent nursing interventions relative to

mobility can decrease the incidence of confusion in hospitalized

elders.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePredictors of confusion in hospitalized elderly personsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161652-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Predictors of confusion in hospitalized elderly persons</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sparks, Martha, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana State UniversitySchool of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Terre Haute, IN, 47809, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">8122372329</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">During hospitalization, 24 percent to 80 percent of elderly, medical-<br/><br/>surgical patients experience an acute confusional state (Foreman,<br/><br/>1986).The relationship of activity/mobility and interpersonal<br/><br/>interaction to confusion was analyzed using the medical records of<br/><br/>ninety-nine elderly persons who did not have a diagnosis of dementia.<br/><br/>In addition, medication intake; blood pressure; age; and blood levels<br/><br/>of potassium, glucose, urea nitrogen, hemoglobin, and pO2 were<br/><br/>investigated as predictive factors for confusion. Length of stay<br/><br/>and disposition at discharge were used as cost analysis indicators.<br/><br/>Twenty-six of the patients experienced acute confusion. Confusion<br/><br/>was negatively correlated with mobility (p &lt; .001), and positively<br/><br/>correlated with potassium level (p = .02), BUN (p = .01), and<br/><br/>length of stay (p = .003). Only mobility level and blood urea<br/><br/>nitrogen were significant predictors of confusion and accounted for<br/><br/>22 percent of the variation in the outcome variable. The findings<br/><br/>indicate that independent nursing interventions relative to<br/><br/>mobility can decrease the incidence of confusion in hospitalized<br/><br/>elders.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:24:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:24:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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