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A before and after study of a nurse led comprehensive delirium management programme (DemDel) for older acute care inpatients with cognitive impairment.

Authors
  • Hasemann, W1
  • Tolson, D2
  • Godwin, J3
  • Spirig, R4
  • Frei, I A5
  • Kressig, R W6
  • 1 University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Switzerland)
  • 2 University of West of Scotland, Scotland, UK. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 3 Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 4 University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland; Institute of Nursing Science, University Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Switzerland)
  • 5 University Hospital Basel, Switzerland; Institute of Nursing Science, University Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Switzerland)
  • 6 Felix Platter Hospital Basel, University Center for Medicine of Aging, Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Switzerland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of nursing studies
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Volume
53
Pages
27–38
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.08.003
PMID: 26323529
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The DemDel programme was effective with regard to improvement of outcomes associated with delirium in patients with cognitive impairment. The intervention was feasible and possible to be embedded within routine practice on four busy general medical wards.

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