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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161683
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Impact of acute confusion and cognitive impairment in home care
Abstract:
Impact of acute confusion and cognitive impairment in home care
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Anderson, Mary, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Quad-Cities Regional Program, 1515 5th Avenue, Suite 400, Moline, IL, 61265, USA
Contact Telephone:309.757.9467
Acute confusion has been documented in hospitals, but little investigation has been done in home health care (HHC) settings. Acute confusion may account for poor HHC patient outcomes, including hospital readmission. Using data collection tools with established psychometric properties, 120 closed-case HHC records (60 rural agency, 60 urban agency) were audited to determine (1) health care resources used; (2) evidence of acute confusion; and (3) factors associated with readmission. Findings suggest that the incidence of acute confusion was lower than prior studies. The length of HHC stay, the number of medications, and hospital readmissions were not significantly different in acutely confused HHC patients. However, such patients had longer HHC visits, more problems with medication management, less improvement in status, and poorer overall recovery. Systematic documentation of the presence of acute confusion and other cognitive impairments in HHC patients is needed to facilitate nursing interventions that may reduce resource utilization and improve patient outcomes.
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.titleImpact of acute confusion and cognitive impairment in home careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161683-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Impact of acute confusion and cognitive impairment in home care</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Anderson, Mary, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</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">Quad-Cities Regional Program, 1515 5th Avenue, Suite 400, Moline, IL, 61265, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">309.757.9467</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">maa928@uic.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Acute confusion has been documented in hospitals, but little investigation has been done in home health care (HHC) settings. Acute confusion may account for poor HHC patient outcomes, including hospital readmission. Using data collection tools with established psychometric properties, 120 closed-case HHC records (60 rural agency, 60 urban agency) were audited to determine (1) health care resources used; (2) evidence of acute confusion; and (3) factors associated with readmission. Findings suggest that the incidence of acute confusion was lower than prior studies. The length of HHC stay, the number of medications, and hospital readmissions were not significantly different in acutely confused HHC patients. However, such patients had longer HHC visits, more problems with medication management, less improvement in status, and poorer overall recovery. Systematic documentation of the presence of acute confusion and other cognitive impairments in HHC patients is needed to facilitate nursing interventions that may reduce resource utilization and improve patient outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:25:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:25:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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