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Withdrawal versus continuation of chronic antipsychotic drugs for behavioural and psychological symptoms in older people with dementia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2013
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Title
Withdrawal versus continuation of chronic antipsychotic drugs for behavioural and psychological symptoms in older people with dementia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007726.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Tom Declercq, Mirko Petrovic, Majda Azermai, Robert Vander Stichele, An IM De Sutter, Mieke L van Driel, Thierry Christiaens

Abstract

Antipsychotic agents are often used to treat neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in dementia, although the literature is sceptical about their long-term use for this indication. Their effectiveness is limited and there is concern about adverse effects, including higher mortality with long-term use. When behavioural strategies have failed and drug therapy is instituted, regular attempts to withdraw these drugs are recommended. Physicians, nurses and families of older people with dementia are often reluctant to try to stop antipsychotics, fearing deterioration of NPS. Strategies to reduce antipsychotic use have been proposed, but a systematic review of interventions aimed at withdrawal of antipsychotic agents in older people with dementia has not yet been performed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 3 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 325 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 56 17%
Researcher 49 15%
Student > Bachelor 40 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 29 9%
Other 86 26%
Unknown 36 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 159 48%
Psychology 33 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 25 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 21 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 3%
Other 41 12%
Unknown 44 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 57. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 June 2016.
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#413,449
of 16,284,469 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#976
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Outputs of similar age
#3,569
of 157,022 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5
of 109 outputs
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