Delirium in Home-dwelling Old People Receiving Home Nursing Care

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University of Oslo (UIO)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Delirium

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03066232
2014/1972

Details and patient eligibility

About

Study the prevalence of delirium among old persons with home-nursing care living in the community. By recruiting the persons in a stable phase, the investigators wish to study the influence of an episode of delirium upon further cognitive and physical function.

Enrollment

211 patients

Sex

All

Ages

65+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Home nursing service at least once a week.
  • Home dwelling (not permanently institutionalised)
  • Age 65 years or more
  • Informed consent by the patient or a close relative (if the patient is unable to give a valid informed consent)

Exclusion criteria

  • Patient or relative denies inclusion
  • Terminal illness
  • Patients diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies (its fluctuating course makes the diagnosis of delirium challenging)
  • Patients with chronic diseases that have needed assistance from the home nursing service before the age of 65.
  • Assistance from the home nursing service is due to addictive substances.
  • Assistance from the home nursing service is due to psychiatric illnesses other than dementia.

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