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dc.contributor.authorGisladottir, Sigurveig
dc.contributor.authorSigurdardottir, Arun K
dc.contributor.authorHjaltadottir, Ingibjörg
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-09T15:27:50Z
dc.date.available2021-06-09T15:27:50Z
dc.date.issued2021-04
dc.date.submitted2021-06
dc.identifier.citationGisladottir S, Sigurdardottir AK, Hjaltadottir I. Use of psychiatric medication in three Arctic nursing homes: association with dementia and psychiatric symptoms. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1920252. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1920252.en_US
dc.identifier.pmid33899700
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/22423982.2021.1920252
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/621819
dc.descriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article, please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links field or click on the hyperlink at the top of the page marked Downloaden_US
dc.description.abstractAs more people reaches advanced age, more people experience cognitive impairment and dementia. Dementia is a degenerative disease in which behavioural and psychological symptoms frequently occur, resulting in admissions to nursing homes (NHs), where the most common treatment has been medical treatment. The aim was to compare three rural Arctic NHs in Iceland in their use of psychiatric medication, type of dementia among residents, level of cognitive impairment and selected quality indicators, as well as considering national data, for the period 2016-2018. Data from the interRAI-MDS 2.0 evaluation were used. Residents with severe cognitive impairment used more antipsychotic medications, and residents with mild and severe cognitive impairment used more antidepressants than residents with no cognitive impairment did. Diagnoses of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) are more common in the capital area and the national average than they are in the rural NHs. This indicates need for diagnostic assessments of ADRD to be conducted in rural areas. Benchmarking is beneficial for local and national regulatory bodies to find areas for improvement. The NHs did not have a lower quality of care compared with the whole country, but areas for improvement were identified. One of the NHs has already started this process. Keywords: Nursing homes; arctic areas; dementia; psychiatric medication.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIcelandic Nurses Associationen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22423982.2021.1920252en_US
dc.subjectNursing homesen_US
dc.subjectarctic areasen_US
dc.subjectdementiaen_US
dc.subjectpsychiatric medicationen_US
dc.subject.meshDrug Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshNursing Homesen_US
dc.subject.meshDementiaen_US
dc.subject.meshIcelanden_US
dc.titleUse of psychiatric medication in three Arctic nursing homes: association with dementia and psychiatric symptoms.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2242-3982
dc.contributor.department1Fossahlid Nursing Home, Health Care Institution of Eastern Iceland. 2University of Akureyri, School of Health Sciences, Akureyri, Iceland. 3Akureyri Hospital, Akureyri, Iceland. 4Faculty of Nursing, University of Iceland. 5Division of Clinical Services Landspítali, National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland.en_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of circumpolar healthen_US
dc.rights.accessOpen Access - Opinn aðganguren_US
dc.departmentcodeOLD12
dc.source.journaltitleInternational journal of circumpolar health
dc.source.volume80
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage1920252
dc.source.endpage
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-09T15:27:51Z
dc.source.countryUnited States


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