In the United States, 20% or more of nursing home residents receive antipsychotic drugs, primarily for the behavioral manifestations of dementia.
This high level of use of drugs with substantial toxicity has engendered a strong and persistent controversy and recently has led to explicit regulatory measures to curtail use (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987).
We developed and tested a comprehensive program to reduce antipsychotic use through education of physicians, nurses, and other nursing home staff.
The primary elements of the program were instruction in use of behavioral techniques to manage behavior problems and encouragement of a trial of gradual antipsychotic withdrawal.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychopathologie, Homme, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Programme éducatif, Hospice, Utilisation information, Antipsychotique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychopathology, Human, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Educational schedule, Asylum, Information use, Antipsychotic
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0385090
Code Inist : 002B02B03. Création : 199406.