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The recognition of dementia in 'non EMI' nursing home residents in South East England.

MacDonald, Alastair J. D., Carpenter, G. Iain (2003) The recognition of dementia in 'non EMI' nursing home residents in South East England. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18 (2). pp. 105-108. ISSN 0885-6230. (doi:10.1002/gps.779) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:5204)

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Abstract

Objectives To estimate the agreement between nursing staff's recognition of dementia and results of MMSE assessment in a probability sample of non-specialist nursing home residents in South East England, and to identify correlates of disagreement.

Conclusions Most cognitive impairment in non-specialist nursing homes appeared to be unrecognised. This has implications for the prospects of good dementia care in these homes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/gps.779
Uncontrolled keywords: dementia; care homes; nurses; diagnosis; recognition
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Helen Wooldridge
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008 16:24 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5204 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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