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Palliative care triggers in progressive neurodegenerative conditions: An evaluation using a multi-centre retrospective case record review and principal component analysis

Hussain, Jamilla, Allgar, Victoria, Oliver, David J. (2018) Palliative care triggers in progressive neurodegenerative conditions: An evaluation using a multi-centre retrospective case record review and principal component analysis. Palliative Medicine, 32 (4). pp. 716-725. ISSN 0269-2163. E-ISSN 1477-030X. (doi:10.1177/0269216318755884) (KAR id:69313)

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Abstract

Background:

This study aimed to improve the evidence base for the use of triggers for patients with progressive neurological disease.

Design:

A total of 12 specialist palliative care units across the United Kingdom provided data from 300 patients: mean patient age 70?years, 50% male, diagnoses included motor neurone disease 58%, Parkinson’s disease 17% and Parkinson’s Plus syndromes 12%.

Results:

This study demonstrates that there is a high burden of triggers in the last months and years of life and that these could potentially be reduced to fewer components. Prospective studies assessing which triggers are useful for different conditions are now required.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0269216318755884
Uncontrolled keywords: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, General Medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Depositing User: David Oliver
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2018 15:45 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69313 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussain, Jamilla: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3644-6480
Allgar, Victoria: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5228-2623
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