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Violence in geriatric patients with dementia.
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PMID:  2758119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the elderly have been studied as victims of violent behavior, there has been little investigation of this population as perpetrators of violence. Using the method of retrospective chart review, this study examines the issue of violence by geriatric patients with dementia who need acute psychiatric hospitalization. Of 52 patients, 44 percent engaged in physical attacks and/or fear-inducing behavior during the two weeks prior to admission, and 29 percent engaged in similar behavior within the first 72 hours of hospitalization. Married patients and those who lived with family were overrepresented in the group of violent patients. The authors discuss possible explanations and implications of these findings.
E Haller; R L Binder; D E McNiel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0091-634X     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-08     Completed Date:  1989-09-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503424     Medline TA:  Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Dementia / psychology*
Hospitals, Psychiatric
Middle Aged
Grant Support

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