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Sedative load among long-term care facility residents in Helsinki: comparison of residents with and without dementia

  • At: 2009 FIP Congress in Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Type: Presentations + Posters
  • By: BELL, J. Simon (University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland)
  • Co-author(s): Taipale, Heidi T (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland)
    Soini, Helena (City of Helsinki, Health Centre, Social Services, Helsinki, Finland)
    Pitkälä, Kaisu H (Helsinki University Hospital, Unit of General Practice, Helsinki, Finland)
  • Abstract:

    Background: Most psychotropic drug research has focused on the effects of single classes of drugs. However, residents of long term care facilities commonly receive treatment with multiple drugs with sedative properties. The cumulative effect of taking multiple drugs with sedative properties has been termed sedative load. Objective: The objective


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Last update 4 October 2019

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