To determine the feasibility of a case-finding program for cognitive impairment in elderly emergency department patients, and to describe the prevalence of cognitive impairment in screened patients and identify factors associated with impairment.
A three-month cross-sectional study.
The six-item Orientation-Memory-Concentration (OMC) Test was administered to eligible patients.
Community teaching hospital with annual ED census of 69,000 adults.
All patients 65 years of age and older physically able to communicate and without a prior diagnosis of dementia were eligible.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble cognition, Dépistage, Prévalence, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Vieillard, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cognitive disorder, Medical screening, Prevalence, Hospital ward, Emergency, Elderly, Human, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology
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Cote : 94-0427953
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 199406.