Clinical methods. Acute confusion assessment instruments: clinical versus research usabilityApplied Nursing Research
NLM Title AbbreviationAppl Nurs Res
AbstractAcute confusion (AC), also referred to as delirium (AC/delirium), is a common problem seen by health professionals who work in a variety of care settings. This is an evaluative report on the clinical usability of instruments to assess AC/delirium as a part of nursing practice. Specifically, five instruments [the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), Delirium Rating Scale (DRS), Delirium Symptom Inventory (DSI), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and Neelon/Champagne (NEECHAM) Confusion Scale] are discussed. The work demonstrates how the cooperation of nurses in practice, education, and research can improve both patient and staff outcomes.
- Mental Status -- Evaluation,
- Clinical Assessment Tools,
- Delirium -- Diagnosis,
- Confusion -- Diagnosis,
- Nursing Assessment,
- Nursing Protocols,
- Funding Source,
- Evaluation Research,
- Consortia -- Iowa,
- Veterans -- Iowa,
- Clinical Assessment Tools -- Evaluation,
- Data Analysis,
- Middle Age,
Published Article/Book CitationApplied Nursing Research, 13:1 (2000) pp.37-45.
Citation InformationApplied Nursing Research. 2000 Feb;13(1):37-45.