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dc.contributor.authorLee, Mei Shiang
dc.contributor.authorKisely, Steve
dc.contributor.authorZolotarev, Boris
dc.contributor.authorWarren, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Jack
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Manoj
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-27T05:39:00Z
dc.date.available2019-09-27T05:39:00Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1039-8562
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1039856217726687
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387865
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This quality activity explored the prescribing patterns in an Older Persons Mental Health Inpatient Unit in order to establish whether the Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden Scale (ACB Scale) score on admission was reviewed to minimise anticholinergic cognitive burden (ACB) while maintaining therapeutic effects. Methods: A retrospective electronic chart review of 50 discharged patients for any documented ACB review by the treating team, as well as the ACB Scale scores on admission and discharge. Findings: ACB was rarely considered. On average, the total ACB Scale scores on admission and discharge were high. At the time of discharge, the proportion of patients on at least one anticholinergic medication had significantly increased, and only 10% of patients were on no anticholinergic medication. Approximately 50% of patients had an increased ACB Scale score by discharge as opposed to only 8% who had reduced scores. Conclusions: Anticholinergic polypharmacy should be minimised when prescribing to the elderly population to reduce potential anticholinergic burden.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom566
dc.relation.ispartofpageto570
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Psychiatry
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsPsychiatry
dc.subject.keywordsanticholinergic burden
dc.subject.keywordsACB
dc.titleAnticholinergic burden in older inpatients on psychotropic medication: do we care?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLee, MS; Kisely, S; Zolotarev, B; Warren, A; Henderson, J; George, M, Anticholinergic burden in older inpatients on psychotropic medication: do we care?, Australasian Psychiatry, 2017, 25 (6), pp. 566-570
dc.date.updated2019-09-27T05:33:01Z
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gro.griffith.authorKisely, Steve R.


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