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Titolo:
Risk factors for falling in a psychogeriatric unit
Autore:
de Carle, AJ; Kohn, R;
Indirizzi:
Brown Univ, Dept Psychiat & Human Behav, Providence, RI 02912 USA Brown Univ Providence RI USA 02912 Human Behav, Providence, RI 02912 USA
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 8, volume: 16, anno: 2001,
pagine: 762 - 767
SICI:
0885-6230(200108)16:8<762:RFFFIA>2.0.ZU;2-W
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NURSING-HOME RESIDENTS; ELECTROCONVULSIVE-THERAPY; INJURIOUS FALLS; ELDERLY PEOPLE; COMMUNITY; ANTIDEPRESSANTS;
Keywords:
psychogeriatrics; electroconvulsive therapy; falls;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
34
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Kohn, R Brown Univ, Butler Hosp, Dept Psychiat & Human Behav, 345 Blackstone Blvd,Providence, RI 02906 USA Brown Univ 345 Blackstone Blvd Providence RI USA 02906 I 02906 USA
Citazione:
A.J. de Carle e R. Kohn, "Risk factors for falling in a psychogeriatric unit", INT J GER P, 16(8), 2001, pp. 762-767

Abstract

Objective To identify risk factors associated with falls in a psychogeriatric inpatient population. Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting A psychogeriatric inpatient unit in a Brown University affiliated psychiatric hospital. Participants A total of 1834 men and women who represented all admissions to the psychogeriatric inpatient unit between January 1992 and December 1995. Results Over the study period a total of 175 falls were recorded, giving afall rate of 9.5%. Using a logistic regression model, six variables were found to be independently associated with an increased risk of falling: female gender, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), mood stabilizers, cardiac arrhythmias, Parkinson's syndrome and dementias. Falls and ECT were associated with longer hospital stay, when adjusted for confounders including ECT. Conclusions These findings support previous results and identify ECT as a possible risk factor for falling in a hospital setting. Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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