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dc.contributor.authorHare, Malcolm
dc.contributor.authorWynaden, Dianne
dc.contributor.authorMcGowan, Sunita
dc.contributor.authorLandsborough, Ian
dc.contributor.authorSpeed, Gaye
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T13:34:27Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T13:34:27Z
dc.date.created2008-11-12T23:36:31Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationHare, Malcolm and Wynaden, Dianne and McGowan, Sunita and Landsborough, Ian and Speed, Gaye. 2008. A questionnaire to determine nurses' knowledge of delirium and its risk factors. Contemporary Nurse 29 (1): 23-31.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/33008
dc.description.abstract

Delirium is a frequent complication of hospital admission, especially among the elderly. It can have serious consequences in terms of morbidity, mortality and decreased quality of life. Nevertheless, an extensive literature review found that it is poorly recognised and poorly managed by medical and nursing staff.Although some researchers have found that education programs for nurses can improve outcomes for patients with delirium, no research assessing nurses' knowledge was found. The objective of this research was to determine nurses' level of knowledge regarding delirium and its risk factors. A questionnaire survey sent to nurses at a teaching hospital found that nurses? knowledge of delirium was generally inadequate, although one ward which had had inservice education attained better results. It is recommended that cognitive assessment in general and delirium in particular be incorporated into nursingeducation. Improved education could potentially lead to improved health outcomes and considerable cost savings.

dc.publishereContent Management
dc.relationhttp://www.contemporarynurse.com/
dc.subjectdelirium
dc.subjectacute confusion
dc.subjectelder care
dc.subjectnurse
dc.subjecteducation
dc.subjectnursing
dc.titleA questionnaire to determine nurses' knowledge of delirium and its risk factors
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2008-09-23
dcterms.source.volume29
dcterms.source.number1
dcterms.source.monthmay
dcterms.source.startPage23
dcterms.source.endPage31
dcterms.source.titleContemporary Nurse
curtin.digitool.pid20831
curtin.identifierEPR-3013
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultySchool of Nursing and Midwifery
curtin.facultyDivision of Health Sciences


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