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Routine 'Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for elderly people' (HoNOS65+) collection in an acute psychogeriatric inpatient unit in New Zealand.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The New Zealand medical journal
Publication Date
Volume
120
Issue
1259
Identifiers
PMID: 17721570
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The findings provide objective evidence to support the clinical impression that psychogeriatric inpatient treatment is an effective intervention for both organic and functional disorders. We identified a lack of improvement in the social subscale for both groups. The social subscale scores on admission were relatively low and the lack of improvement might be because specific interventions were not necessary during the inpatient episode. Further exploration of this subscale would be useful in clarifying whether there is a need to plan service development to address these aspects of service users' care during the acute admission phase.

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