The management of delirium among older in-hospital patients is a challenge, leading to worse outcomes, including death. Specifically, psychomotor agitation, one of the main characteristics of hyperactive delirium, requires a significant amount of medical and nursing surveillance. However, despite its relevance, to date incidence and/or prevalence of psychomotor agitation, its predictors and outcomes have not been studied among Italian older patients admitted in medical units.

Episodes of psychomotor agitation among medical patients: findings from a longitudinal multicentre study

Palese Alvisa;Paolo Barelli;Paola Zambiasi;Elisabetta Allegrini;Patrizia Taddia;Daniele Salmaso;Paolo Chiari;Oliva Marognolli;Federica Canzan;Elisa Ambrosi;Luisa Saiani
2020-01-01

Abstract

The management of delirium among older in-hospital patients is a challenge, leading to worse outcomes, including death. Specifically, psychomotor agitation, one of the main characteristics of hyperactive delirium, requires a significant amount of medical and nursing surveillance. However, despite its relevance, to date incidence and/or prevalence of psychomotor agitation, its predictors and outcomes have not been studied among Italian older patients admitted in medical units.
2020
Longitudinal; Medical wards; Older; Psychomotor agitation; Risk factors
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