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dc.contributor.authorDyer, Suzanne M
dc.contributor.authorGnanamanickam, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Enwu
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, Craig Hamilton
dc.contributor.authorCrotty, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-12T05:55:16Z
dc.date.available2018-10-12T05:55:16Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-06
dc.identifier.citationDyer, Suzanne M Gnanamanickam, Emmanuel Liu, Enwu Whitehead, Craig Hamilton Crotty, Maria , (2018). Diagnosis of dementia in residential aged care settings in Australia: An opportunity for improvements in quality of care? Australasian Journal on Ageing, DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12580.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1741-6612
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/38405
dc.descriptionThis is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: To examine the cognitive status of Australians living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) and whether or not a dementia diagnosis was recorded. Methods Cross‐sectional study of 541 residents of 17 RACFs spanning four states. Examination of cognitive status by Psychogeriatric Assessment Scale Cognitive Impairment Scale (PAS‐Cog) and dementia diagnosis from medical records. Results The study population included 65% of residents with a diagnosis of dementia recorded, and 83% had a PAS‐Cog score of four or more indicating likely cognitive impairment. More than 20% of participants had likely cognitive impairment (PAS‐Cog ≥4), but no diagnosis of dementia; 11% had moderate‐to‐severe cognitive impairment (PAS‐Cog ≥10) but no recorded dementia diagnosis. Conclusion There may be a lack of formal diagnosis of dementia in Australian RACFs. Greater efforts from all health professionals to improve diagnosis in this setting are required. This is an opportunity for improved person‐centred care and quality of care in this vulnerable population.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work is supported by funding provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Centre on Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People (Grant No. GNT9100000).en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.rights© 2018 The Authors. Australasian Journal on Ageing published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd on behalf of AJA Inc. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.subjectcognitive dysfunctionen_US
dc.subjectdementiaen_US
dc.subjectdiagnosisen_US
dc.subjectquality of health careen_US
dc.subjectresidential facilitiesen_US
dc.titleDiagnosis of dementia in residential aged care settings in Australia: An opportunity for improvements in quality of care?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.grantnumberNHMRC/GNT9100000en_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12580en_US
dc.rights.holder© 2018 The Authors. Australasian Journal on Ageing published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd on behalf of AJA Inc.en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupDyer, Suzanne M: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2748-8547en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupLiu, Enwu: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2580-3523en_US


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