Use of the cognitive test for delirium in patients with traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Use of the cognitive test for delirium in patients with traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50069.
Journal:
Psychosomatics
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 44, issue 4, pp 283-289
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the utility of the Cognitive Test for Delirium (CTD) for detecting delirium in a group of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who were admitted to a neurorehabilitation center. Participants were evaluated weekly with the CTD and the diagnosis of delirium was made according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) criteria. The receiver operating characteristic analysis showed an optimal cutoff value of less than 22, which yielded a sensitivity of 71 percent and a specificity of 72 percent compared to the DSM-IV diagnosis. Results suggest that the CTD is useful for detecting delirium among patients with TBI in inpatient rehabilitation settings.
Author(s):
Kennedy, Richard E.; Nakase-Thompson, Risa; Nick, Todd G.; Sherer, Mark
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