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Interventions for preventing delirium in older people in institutional long-term care

  1. Andrew Clegg1,*,
  2. Najma Siddiqi2,
  3. Anne Heaven3,
  4. John Young4,
  5. Rachel Holt1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group

Published Online: 31 JAN 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 21 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009537.pub2


How to Cite

Clegg A, Siddiqi N, Heaven A, Young J, Holt R. Interventions for preventing delirium in older people in institutional long-term care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD009537. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009537.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Leeds, Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, Leeds, UK

  2. 2

    Bradford District Care Trust & University of Leeds, Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Keighley, UK

  3. 3

    Bradford District Care Trust, Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford, UK

  4. 4

    Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, Bradford, UK

*Andrew Clegg, Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. andrewpaulclegg@yahoo.co.uk. a.p.clegg@leeds.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 31 JAN 2014

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Single component hydration intervention versus control, Outcome 1 Incidence of delirium.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Single component medication monitoring and adjustment intervention versus control, Outcome 1 Incidence of delirium.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Single component medication monitoring and adjustment intervention versus control, Outcome 2 Unplanned hospitalisation.
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Single component medication monitoring and adjustment intervention versus control, Outcome 3 Mortality.
[Analysis 2.4]
Analysis 2.4. Comparison 2 Single component medication monitoring and adjustment intervention versus control, Outcome 4 Falls.