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Mental disturbances and perceived complexity of nursing care in medical inpatients: results from a European study.

Authors
  • Jonge, P D
  • Zomerdijk, M M
  • Huyse, F J
  • Fink, P
  • Herzog, T
  • Lobo, A
  • Slaets, J P
  • Arolt, V
  • Balogh, N
  • Cardoso, G
  • Rigatelli, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of advanced nursing
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2001
Volume
36
Issue
3
Pages
355–363
Identifiers
PMID: 11686750
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The study shows a potential use of screeners for mental disturbances to detect patients for whom nurses might need additional help. However, mental disturbance is not the sole criterion: functional status and other variables that predict medical and nursing care utilization should be included in a screening strategy for case-management programmes.

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