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Relative mortality of chronically ill geriatric patients with organic brain damage, before and after relocation.
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PMID:  7351455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Elderly patients in whom mental impairment is associated with organic brain damage (chronic brain syndrome) usually bear a higher mortality risk than do other sick geriatric patients, especially under the stress of relocation. When Ste. Anne's Hospital moved, the patients with chronic brain syndrome had the highest mortality rate during the following year. Apparently these brain-damaged subjects failed to cope with the situation until it became real (after relocation). Thus, in a stress prevention program adopted when a geriatric institution plans to move, special attention should be paid to the subpopulation with chronic brain syndrome in the period immediately following the relocation.
J Z Csank; J P Zweig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0002-8614     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Publication Date:  1980 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-03-27     Completed Date:  1980-03-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503062     Medline TA:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease / mortality*
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / complications,  mortality*
Health Facilities*
Health Facility Moving*
Mental Disorders / mortality*
Stress, Physiological / complications*,  prevention & control

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