J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  1998 Nov;2(2):140-146.

Behavioral Assessments in Geriatric Patients

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  • 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kosin University, School of Medicine, Pusan, Korea.

Abstract

The behavioral disturbances such as agitation, aggression and wandering oc-curred in the geriatric patients have imposed much burdens on the caregivers. The origin of the behavioral disorders in the geriatric patients were identified to be based on the multidimensional interaction of the biological, psychological and social factors. There are no satisfactory instrum-ents for assessment of behavioral disorders in the geriatric patients. Furthermore, the functional assessments are also required to evaluate the environmental events to influence the problem beh-aviors in the geriatric patients.

Keyword

Geriatric patient; Behavioral assessment; Agitation; Aggression; Wandering; Functional assessment
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