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Prevalence of delirium in geriatric hospitalized general medical population.
Indian J Psychiatry 2002; 44(1):41-6IJ

Abstract

The present study was carried out on the hospitalised geriatric general medical patients. The assessment of the patients was carried out within 24 hours of admission and on every fourth day thereafter using Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE), Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), Delirium Symptom Interview (DSI) and ICD-10-Diagnostic Criteria of Research for delirium. An overall rate of delirium of 27% was found in the 100 patients who constituted the sample. 19% was the rate of 'prevalent' delirium and 8% was the rate of 'incident' delirium. It is observed that the CAM is a useful screening method with high sensitivity for diagnosis of delirium at the bedside.

Authors+Show Affiliations

PARAMJEET SINGH KHURANA, M.D., Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (House No. 5677, Sector 38-West, Chandigarh). paramjeetkhurana@hotmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21206880

Citation

Khurana, Paramjeet Singh, et al. "Prevalence of Delirium in Geriatric Hospitalized General Medical Population." Indian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 44, no. 1, 2002, pp. 41-6.
Khurana PS, Sharma PS, Avasthi A. Prevalence of delirium in geriatric hospitalized general medical population. Indian J Psychiatry. 2002;44(1):41-6.
Khurana, P. S., Sharma, P. S., & Avasthi, A. (2002). Prevalence of delirium in geriatric hospitalized general medical population. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 44(1), pp. 41-6.
Khurana PS, Sharma PS, Avasthi A. Prevalence of Delirium in Geriatric Hospitalized General Medical Population. Indian J Psychiatry. 2002;44(1):41-6. PubMed PMID: 21206880.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of delirium in geriatric hospitalized general medical population. AU - Khurana,Paramjeet Singh, AU - Sharma,P S V N, AU - Avasthi,Ajit, PY - 2011/1/6/entrez PY - 2002/1/1/pubmed PY - 2002/1/1/medline KW - Delirium KW - elderly KW - epidemiology KW - geriatric SP - 41 EP - 6 JF - Indian journal of psychiatry JO - Indian J Psychiatry VL - 44 IS - 1 N2 - The present study was carried out on the hospitalised geriatric general medical patients. The assessment of the patients was carried out within 24 hours of admission and on every fourth day thereafter using Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE), Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), Delirium Symptom Interview (DSI) and ICD-10-Diagnostic Criteria of Research for delirium. An overall rate of delirium of 27% was found in the 100 patients who constituted the sample. 19% was the rate of 'prevalent' delirium and 8% was the rate of 'incident' delirium. It is observed that the CAM is a useful screening method with high sensitivity for diagnosis of delirium at the bedside. SN - 0019-5545 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21206880/Prevalence_of_delirium_in_geriatric_hospitalized_general_medical_population_ L2 - http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/article.asp?issn=0019-5545;year=2002;volume=44;issue=1;spage=41;epage=46;aulast=Khurana DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -