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This database contains 3 studies, archived under the term: "hospital"

Objective and subjective evaluation of a redesigned corridor environment in a psychiatric hospital

This study examined the impact of redesigning a corridor space within a psychiatric hospital on the behaviour of patients with dementia. In addition, patient and staff perceptions of the redesigned corridor were assessed. Data were collected through an observational tool (behavioural mapping) and a specifically design questionnaire. The findings suggest a positive impact of the […]

A follow‐up intervention in severely demented patients after discharge from a special Alzheimer acute care unit: Impact on early emergency room re‐hospitalization rate

Background: Emergency room (ER) re-hospitalizations are prevalent in severe Alzheimer’s disease affected older patients. Design: Quasi-experimental before and after study. Setting: Discharge of severely demented patients from a Special Alzheimer Acute Care Unit. Participants: A total of 390 patients hospitalized in the unit from 2007 through 2009, with at least one of the following characteristics: […]

Cognitive assessment of elderly patients in the emergency department: a comparison between standard tools, medical records and physicians’ perception

Introduction: We evaluated the accuracy of physician recognition of cognitive impairment in elderly patients in emergency departments (ED). In particular, we evaluated the accuracy of the subjective impression of the physician on patients’ cognition (a comparison of the information obtained from the responsible physician with the S-IQCODE, a cognitive impairment screening test), and the accuracy […]

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