Psychotropic medication use in Swiss nursing homes

Lustenberger, I; Schüpbach, B; von Gunten, A; Mosimann, U (2011). Psychotropic medication use in Swiss nursing homes. Swiss medical weekly, 141, w13254. Muttenz: EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag 10.4414/smw.2011.13254

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Psychotropic medication is commonly used in nursing homes, to treat behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) for example. Treatment with antipsychotics may improve BPSD in some residents but can be associated with serious side effects, such as higher mortality, faster disease progression and cerebrovascular events. In the current study, psychotropic medication use was analysed in a representative sample of nursing home residents in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, at entry and during follow-up.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

UniBE Contributor:

Lustenberger, Irene; Schüpbach, Brigitte and Mosimann, Urs Peter

ISSN:

1424-7860

Publisher:

EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:24

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:29

Publisher DOI:

10.4414/smw.2011.13254

PubMed ID:

21971698

Web of Science ID:

000295936200002

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/8240 (FactScience: 213752)

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