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  • 1.
    Andersson, Marit
    et al.
    Primärvården, Piteå älvdals sjukhus.
    Karlsson, Ewa
    Brännström, Benny
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Att leva med en demenssjuk person: anhörigas behov av stöd och hjälp2001Report (Other academic)
  • 2. Brännström, Benny
    Care of the acutely confused elderly hip-fracture patient: empirical studies and an ethical model for care1991Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 3. Brännström, Benny
    Care of the delirious patient1999In: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, ISSN 1420-8008, E-ISSN 1421-9824, Vol. 10, no 5, p. 416-9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In spite of the fact that delirium is a common and often severe cognitive disturbance in the elderly, quite few intervention studies are performed. Descriptive studies of variable quality are much more common. For example, in hip fracture patients delirium is a common complication and the cause of nursing problems that cannot be explained by the fracture per se. Nursing and medical interventions have been published separately but only one study, the Pitea Program, has so far been known that combines nursing and medical knowledge. This program has been shown to reduce the incidence of delirium in elderly hip fracture patients

  • 4. Brännström, Benny
    Falling, hoarding and hiding, eating disturbances, and sexual disinhibition1996In: International psychogeriatrics, ISSN 1041-6102, E-ISSN 1741-203X, Vol. 8, no Suppl. 3, p. 419-22Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 5. Brännström, Benny
    et al.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric and Long-Term Care Medicine.
    Norberg, Astrid
    University of Umeå, Department of Advanced Nursing.
    Winblad, Bengt
    Karolinska institute, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    ADL performance and dependency on nursing care in patients with hip fractures and acute confusion in a task allocation care system1991In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 3-11Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In a prospective study 35 patients operated on for cervical hip-fractures were followed with respect to Acute Confusional State (ACS), problems of basic nursing care and dependency on care-givers. Fifteen patients became acutely confused after the fracture. They turned out to be more dependent on help from others than the non-confused patients were even before the fracture. They rapidly reached a significantly higher level of dependence than the non-confused patients and remained on that level throughout the study month. Six months after the fracture the post-operatively confused patients were still highly dependent on care-givers, significantly more than they were before the fracture. Only three of them were not hospitalised. All the non-confused patients lived in their own homes six months after the fracture and had regained the same level of independence as before it. These findings will be discussed in relation to the organisation of the nursing care. Task allocation nursing care was applied in the wards. A model for the development of dependency in acutely confused hip-fracture patients will be presented and suggestions for how to reduce nurse/patient dependency induced by nursing care will be made

  • 6. Brännström, Benny
    et al.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Norberg, Astrid
    University of Umeå, Department of Advanced Nursing.
    Winblad, Bengt
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Problems of basic nursing care in acutely confused and non-confused hip-fracture patients.1989In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 27-34Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thirty-five patients operated on for femoral neck fracture were studied. Fifteen (42.9%) became acutely confused after surgery. Problems in the 14 components of basic nursing care (Henderson 1964), were identified by means of interviews with the patients and their caregivers. The quantitative analysis of the results showed that significantly more of the acutely confused patients had problems in nine out of 14 components of basic nursing care as compared with the non-confused patients. The qualitative analysis showed that the problems of the non-confused patients were mostly caused by the fracture and by hospitalisation. The same problems were also present among the acutely confused patients who, in addition, had problems which arose from the acute confusional state

  • 7. Brännström, Benny
    et al.
    Tibblin, Åsa
    Örnäsets vårdcentral.
    Löwenborg, Carin
    Örnäsets vårdcentral.
    Counselling groups for spouses of elderly demented patients: a qualitative evaluation study2000In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 183-91Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ten women and eight men who were caring for their demented husbands or wives participated in a closed-group counselling programme, developed and carried out by two district nurses at a local health centre. There were seven or eight participants in each group, which met 13-14 times over a period of 8 months. This study is based on semistructured interviews about the participants' situation just before entering the counselling group, the counselling programme itself, and their situation after the end of the programme. Their situations before the programmes were described as an exhausting, chaotic prison but after the programme they could cope with their situation and plan and manage their daily life. None of the participants needed further organised counselling; engagement in the local dementia association was sufficient for them. The counselling nurses' experience in and about caring for demented patients, their tactful authority, the closed groups and the long duration of the programme were judged to be crucial for the successful outcome of the programme

  • 8.
    Edlund, Agneta
    et al.
    Piteå River Valley Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation.
    Lundström, Maria
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Umeå university.
    Brännström, Benny
    Bucht, Gösta
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Umeå university.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Umeå university.
    Delirium before and after operation for femoral neck fracture2001In: Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, ISSN 0002-8614, E-ISSN 1532-5415, Vol. 49, no 10, p. 1335-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the differences between preoperative and postoperative delirium regarding predisposing, precipitating factors and outcome in older patients admitted to hospital with femoral neck fractures. DESIGN: A prospective clinical assessment of patients treated for femoral neck fractures. SETTING: Department of orthopedic surgery at Umea University Hospital, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred one patients, age 65 and older admitted to the hospital for treatment of femoral neck fractures. MEASUREMENTS: The Organic Brain Syndrome (OBS) Scale. RESULTS: Thirty patients (29.7%) were delirious before surgery and another 19 (18.8%) developed delirium postoperatively. Of those who were delirious preoperatively, all but one remained delirious postoperatively. The majority of those delirious before surgery were demented, had been treated with drugs with anticholinergic properties (mainly neuroleptics), had had previous episodes of delirium, and had fallen indoors. Patients who developed postoperative delirium had perioperative falls in blood pressure and had more postoperative complications such as infections. Male patients were more often delirious both preoperatively and postoperatively. Patients with preoperative delirium were more often discharged to institutional care and had poorer walking ability both on discharge and after 6 months than did patients with postoperative delirium only. CONCLUSIONS: Because preoperative and postoperative delirium are associated with different risk factors it is necessary to devise different strategies for their prevention

  • 9.
    Edlund, Agneta
    et al.
    Piteå River Valley Hospital, Department of Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Lundström, Maria
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Karlsson, Stig
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Brännström, Benny
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Bucht, Gösta
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Delirium in older patients admitted to general internal medicine2006In: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, ISSN 0891-9887, E-ISSN 1552-5708, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 83-90Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Delirium on the day of admission to general internal medicine wards was studied in 400 consecutive patients aged 70 years and above regarding occurrence, associated factors, clinical profile, length of hospital stay, and mortality. The patients were assessed using the Organic Brain Syndrome Scale and the Mini-Mental State Examination, and delirium was diagnosed according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed) criteria. Delirium on the day of admission occurred in 31.3% of the patients and was independently associated with old age, fever on the day of admission (> or = 38 degrees C), treatment with neuroleptics, impaired vision, male sex, and previous stroke. Delirious patients had longer hospital stay (15.4 vs 9.5 days, P < .001), a higher mortality rate during hospitalization (11/125 vs 5/275, P < .001), and a higher 1-year mortality rate (45/125 vs 55/275, P = .001). Delirium is a common complication with often easily identified causes, and it has a serious impact on outcome for older medical patients.

  • 10.
    Edlund, Agneta
    et al.
    Piteå River Valley Hospital, Department of Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Lundström, Maria
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Umeå university.
    Sandberg, Olov
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Umeå university.
    Bucht, Gösta
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Umeå university.
    Brännström, Benny
    Gustafson, Yngve
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Umeå university.
    Symptom profile of delirium in older people with and without dementia2007In: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, ISSN 0891-9887, E-ISSN 1552-5708, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 166-171Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Clinical profiles of delirium in 717 older people with and without dementia age 75 years and older in 4 different types of care were studied. Delirium and dementia were diagnosed according to DSM-IV criteria. Delirious demented participants (n = 135) had more often had previous delirium episodes and were more often being treated with analgesics compared to delirious participants without dementia (n = 180). The clinical profile of delirium in the participants with dementia was more frequently characterized by aggressivity, latency in reaction to verbal stimuli, restlessness and agitation, delusions, anxiousness, hallucinations, and a poorer orientation and recognition. Delirium among demented participants more often had a fluctuating course during the day and was more common in the evening and at night. In conclusion, clinical profiles of delirium in participants with and without dementia are different, which might indicate a different etiology or pathophysiology, or both, and a need for different treatment strategies

  • 11.
    Ekholm, Maria
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Brännström, Benny
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Patient's experiences of undergoing computed tomography examination2004Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    et al.
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Berggren, Diana
    Umeå University, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care.
    Brännström, Benny
    Bucht, Gösta
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Norberg, Astrid
    University of Umeå, Department of Advanced Nursing.
    Hansson, L-I
    Umeå University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics.
    Winblad, Bengt
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Acute confusional states in elderly patients treated for femoral neck fracture1988In: Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, ISSN 0002-8614, E-ISSN 1532-5415, Vol. 36, no 6, p. 525-30Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aims of this study were to estimate the incidence of acute confusional state (ACS), its predisposing factors and consequences in 111 consecutive patients operated for fractured neck of the femur. The incidence of ACS was 61 percent and the predicting factors were old age and dementia. Drugs with anticholinergic effect, depression, and previous stroke were factors that seemed to be associated with the development of ACS. Ninety-two percent of the patients who had severe perioperative blood pressure drops developed ACS. The consequences of ACS were prolonged ward-stay at the orthopedic department, a greater need for long-term care after discharge, and poor walking ability at discharge and six months after surgery. The confused patients also had more complications, such as urinary problems, feeding problems and decubital ulcers, as compared with the nonconfused patients.

  • 13.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    et al.
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Brännström, Benny
    Berggren, Diana
    Umeå University, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care.
    Ragnarsson, Jon Ingvar
    Umeå University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics.
    Siggard, Jarl
    Umeå University, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care.
    Bucht, Gösta
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Reiz, Sebastian
    Umeå University, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care.
    Norberg, Astrid
    University of Umeå, Department of Advanced Nursing.
    Winblad, Bengt
    Karolinska institutet, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    A geriatric-anesthesiologic program to reduce acute confusional states in elderly patients treated for femoral neck fractures1991In: Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, ISSN 0002-8614, E-ISSN 1532-5415, Vol. 39, no 7, p. 655-62Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a geriatric-anesthesiologic intervention program for the prevention and treatment of acute confusional states (ACS) in elderly patients treated for femoral neck fractures. The intervention program was based on the results of previous prospective studies in similar patient populations. The outcome of the intervention, comprising 103 patients, was compared with that of an earlier study comprising 111 patients. The intervention program consisted of pre- and post-operative geriatric assessments, oxygen therapy, early surgery, prevention and treatment of peri-operative blood pressure falls and treatment of post-operative complications. The incidence of ACS was lower, 47.6%, in the intervention study compared with 61.3% (P less than 0.05) in the control study. Furthermore, the ACS that occurred in the intervention study was less severe and of shorter duration than that in the control study. The incidence of post-operative decubital ulcers, severe falls, and urinary retention was also lower. The mean duration of orthopedic ward stay was 17.4 days in the control study and 11.6 days in the intervention study (P less than 0.001). It can be concluded that the intervention program reduced the incidence, severity, and duration of ACS which resulted in a shortened orthopedic ward stay

  • 14.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    et al.
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Brännström, Benny
    Norberg, Astrid
    University of Umeå, Department of Advanced Nursing.
    Bucht, Gösta
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Winblad, Bengt
    Karolinska institutet, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Underdiagnosis and poor documentation of acute confusional states in elderly hip fracture patients1991In: Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, ISSN 0002-8614, E-ISSN 1532-5415, Vol. 39, no 8, p. 760-5Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of diagnosis and documentation of acute confusional states (ACS) in the medical records of patients with hip fracture. DESIGN: The diagnosis of ACS in two prospective clinical studies was compared to its diagnosis in the medical records of the same patients on the same hospitalization. In order to determine if the simultaneous prospective study influences the diagnostic and documentary practices evidenced in the medical records, a further comparison was done by reviewing medical records of two series of patients seen some years prior to the prospective studies. SETTING: Patients with femoral neck fractures treated at a department of orthopedic surgery in a university hospital and one retrospective control sample from a department of general surgery in a county hospital. SUBJECTS: Two prospective samples of patients 65 years and older treated for femoral neck fractures (n = 111 and n = 57, respectively) and two earlier retrospective samples (n = 66 and n = 68, respectively). MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: All comparisons showed that both physicians and nurses diagnosed ACS unsatisfactorily and documented the patients' mental status poorly. The analysis of the two retrospective medical record control samples gave the same results. Neither the physicians nor the nurses used any kind of diagnostic instrument to detect cognitive disorders in the patients. CONCLUSIONS: ACS is a common and severe complication in elderly people treated for femoral neck fractures. Acute confusional states have, by definition, one or more causes that can often be identified and treated. Poor assessment and documentation is a threat to the patients as a correct diagnosis of ACS is a prerequisite for further assessment of its underlying causes and the consequent necessary medical and nursing care.

  • 15.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Geriatriska kliniken.
    Bucht, Gösta
    Umeå universitet, Geriatriska kliniken.
    Winblad, Bengt
    Umeå universitet, Geriatriska kliniken.
    Brännström, Benny
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Norberg, Astrid
    Umeå universitet, Avdelningen för omvårdnad.
    Konfusion hos äldre patienter med cervikala höftfrakturer1986In: Nordisk Medicin, ISSN 0029-1420, Vol. 101, no 4, p. 115-16Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Lundström, Maria
    et al.
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Edlund, Agneta
    Piteå River Valley Hospital, Department of Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Karlsson, Stig
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Brännström, Benny
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Bucht, Gösta
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    A multifactorial intervention program reduces the duration of delirium, length of hospitalization, and mortality in delirious patients2005In: Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, ISSN 0002-8614, E-ISSN 1532-5415, Vol. 53, no 4, p. 622-8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether an education program and a reorganization of nursing and medical care improved the outcome for older delirious patients. DESIGN: Prospective intervention study. SETTING: Department of General Internal Medicine, Sundsvall Hospital, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: Four hundred patients, aged 70 and older, consecutively admitted to an intervention or a control ward. INTERVENTION: The intervention consisted of staff education focusing on the assessment, prevention, and treatment of delirium and on caregiver-patient interaction. Reorganization from a task-allocation care system to a patient-allocation system with individualized care. MEASUREMENTS: The patients were assessed using the Organic Brain Syndrome Scale and the Mini-Mental State Examination on Days 1, 3, and 7 after admission. Delirium was diagnosed according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, criteria. RESULTS: Delirium was equally common on the day of admission at the two wards, but fewer patients remained delirious on Day 7 on the intervention ward (n=19/63, 30.2% vs 37/62, 59.7%, P=.001). The mean length of hospital stay+/-standard deviation was significantly lower on the intervention ward then on the control ward (9.4+/-8.2 vs 13.4+/-12.3 days, P<.001) especially for the delirious patients (10.8+/-8.3 vs 20.5+/-17.2 days, P<.001). Two deliriouspatients in the intervention ward and nine in the control ward died during hospitalization (P=.03). CONCLUSION: This study shows that a multifactorial intervention program reduces the duration of delirium, length of hospital stay, and mortality in delirious patients.

  • 17.
    Nyberg, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Berggren, Diana
    Umeå University, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care.
    Brännström, Benny
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences.
    Bucht, Gösta
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Falls leading to femoral neck fractures in lucid older people1996In: Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, ISSN 0002-8614, E-ISSN 1532-5415, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 156-60Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: To analyze the mechanisms of falls that result in femoral neck fractures among lucid older people. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: An orthopedic university hospital department. PARTICIPANTS: A consecutive series of 123 lucid patients, 65 years of age or more, who were admitted for femoral neck fractures. MEASUREMENTS: On admission, the subjects were interviewed about fracture accident characteristics, and falling mechanisms were classified. An arterial blood gas sample was taken from each patient soon after admission. Based on data regarding drug consumption and social and medical characteristics, a fall-risk index was calculated for each subject. RESULTS: It was ascertained that 95% of the fractures were caused by falls and < 2% were spontaneous. Most accidents (68%) took place indoors, 47% of the falls were classified as extrinsic, 24% as intrinsic, 7% as nonbipedal, and 22% remained unclassified. Almost all outdoor falls were extrinsic; however, intrinsic falls were as common as extrinsic falls indoors (P < .001). Extrinsic fallers presented a significantly lower fall-risk index score than subjects with fractures caused by intrinsic, nonbipedal, and unclassifiable falls. A large proportion of subjects (24%) wre hypoxemic (pO2 < 8 kPa) on admission, and patients who sustained fractures at night had lower oxygen tension than that of daytime fallers (P = .006). CONCLUSIONS: Accidental falls are the primary cause of femoral neck fractures. Preventive actions should be directed toward intrinsic, as well as extrinsic, risk factors for falls. Hypoxemia might be a risk factor for falls, especially those falls that occur at night

  • 18.
    Sandberg, Olov
    et al.
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Brännström, Benny
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Bucht, Gösta
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Clinical profile of delirium in older patients1999In: Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, ISSN 0002-8614, E-ISSN 1532-5415, Vol. 47, no 11, p. 1300-6Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence, psychiatric and behavior symptoms, differing symptom profiles, and diurnal variations of delirium in older patients. DESIGN: A descriptive, point prevalence study with a cross-sectional design. SETTING: One ordinary county hospital (n = 148), three nursing homes (n = 202), five old people's homes (n = 196), and home medical care patients (n = 171) in parts of a hospital catchment area in Mid-Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 717 patients 75 years of age and older were observed and assessed for the prevalence of delirium. Women accounted for 66.4% of the studied population, and the mean age for both sexes was 83.7 years. MEASUREMENTS: All patients were examined using the OBS (Organic Brain Syndrome) scale, and delirium was diagnosed according to DSM-III-R. RESULTS: Delirium was diagnosed in 315 of 717 (43.9%) patients, and 135 of 315 (42.9%) of the delirious patients had dementia. Thirty-seven percent of the patients with delirium were delirious in the afternoon, evening, or at night, and 47% of the delirious patients had morning delirium. The delirious patients presented a wide variety of psychiatric symptoms. More than half the patients exhibiting anxiety, psychomotor slowing, depressed mood, and irritability. Nearly 26% were classified as having hypoactive, 22% as having hyperactive, and 42% as having mixed delirium, whereas 11% had neither hypo- nor hyperactive delirium. Seventy-seven percent were classified as having delirium with pronounced emotional and 43% with pronounced psychotic symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that patients with delirium have very different clinical profiles. This might indicate a need for different treatment strategies for patients with different types of delirium.

  • 19.
    Sandberg, Olov
    et al.
    Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
    Gustafson, Yngve
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Umeå university.
    Brännström, Benny
    Bucht, Gösta
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Prevalence of dementia, delirium and psychiatric symptoms in various care settings for the elderly1998In: Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, ISSN 0300-8037, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 56-62Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A prevalence study of psychiatric symptoms was performed in parts of a hospital catchment area in Mid-Sweden. In total 717 patients, aged 75 years and above, who were receiving care in an emergency hospital, three nursing homes, five old people's homes and two home medical care districts were included. All patients were examined using the OBS-scale (Organic Brain Syndrome Scale). Anxiety (51%), psychomotor slowing (45%), delirium (44%), depressed mood (41%), irritability (40%) and dementia (33%) were the most prevalent psychiatric symptoms or diagnoses in the sample but there were wide differences between the four care settings. The present study shows that the prevalence of dementia, delirium and psychiatric symptoms is high in all types of care settings for the elderly. It also demonstrates the need for psychiatric medical and nursing competence in all types of care for the elderly.

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