The role of mental morbidity in the nursing home experience

Pearl S. German, Barry W. Rovner, Lynda C. Burton, Larry J. Brant, Rebecca Clark

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The history of a newly admitted cohort to eight nursing homes (N = 454) was studied prospectively over the first year of residence. Data were gathered at admission, 2 months, and 1 year, and included full psychiatric examination and staff reports of behavior. Chart reviews collected additional data on preadmission and postdischarge information. At admission, 80% of the population had mental illnesses, 60% of which were dementia, and about half of demented patients had other complicating mental illnesses. Use of mixed-effects linear model analysis revealed significant associations of mental morbidity, restraints, and psychotropic medication with behaviors indicative of noncoping and nonadaptation to the nursing home settings. Key Words: Behavior, Adaptation, Social support, Coping, Physical restraints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-158
Number of pages7
JournalGerontologist
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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Nursing Homes
Morbidity
Physical Restraint
Social Support
Psychiatry
Dementia
Linear Models
History
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Aging

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German, P. S., Rovner, B. W., Burton, L. C., Brant, L. J., & Clark, R. (1992). The role of mental morbidity in the nursing home experience. Gerontologist, 32(2), 152-158. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/32.2.152

The role of mental morbidity in the nursing home experience. / German, Pearl S.; Rovner, Barry W.; Burton, Lynda C.; Brant, Larry J.; Clark, Rebecca.

In: Gerontologist, Vol. 32, No. 2, 1992, p. 152-158.

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German, PS, Rovner, BW, Burton, LC, Brant, LJ & Clark, R 1992, 'The role of mental morbidity in the nursing home experience', Gerontologist, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 152-158. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/32.2.152
German PS, Rovner BW, Burton LC, Brant LJ, Clark R. The role of mental morbidity in the nursing home experience. Gerontologist. 1992;32(2):152-158. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/32.2.152
German, Pearl S. ; Rovner, Barry W. ; Burton, Lynda C. ; Brant, Larry J. ; Clark, Rebecca. / The role of mental morbidity in the nursing home experience. In: Gerontologist. 1992 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 152-158.
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