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Antipsychotic use among older patients with dementia receiving home health care services: Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, September 2023
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Title
Antipsychotic use among older patients with dementia receiving home health care services: Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes
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Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, September 2023
DOI 10.1111/jgs.18555
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Jinjiao Wang, Jenny Y. Shen, Yeates Conwell, Fang Yu, Kobi Nathan, Kathi L. Heffner, Yue Li, Thomas V. Caprio

Abstract

Antipsychotic use is a safety concern among older patients in home health care (HHC), particularly for those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of antipsychotic use among older adults with and without ADRD who received HHC, and the association of antipsychotic use with outcomes among patients living with ADRD. In this secondary analysis of adults ≥65 years receiving care from an HHC agency in New York in 2019 (N = 6684), we used data from the Outcome and Assessment Information Set, Medicare HHC claims, and home medication review results in the electronic HHC records during a 60-day HHC episode. ADRD was identified by diagnostic codes. Functional outcome was the change in the composite activities of daily living (ADL) score from HHC admission to HHC discharge (measured in 5833 patients), where a positive score means improvement and a negative score means decline. Data were analyzed using logistic (predictors) and linear regression (association with outcome) analyses. The point prevalence of antipsychotic use was 17.2% and 6.6% among patients with and without ADRD, respectively. Among patients living with ADRD, predictors of antipsychotic use included having greater ADL limitations (odds ratio [OR] = 1.30, p = 0.01), taking more medications (OR = 1.04, p = 0.02), having behavioral and psychological symptoms (OR = 5.26, p = 0.002), and living alone (OR = 0.52, p = 0.06). Among patients living with ADRD, antipsychotic use was associated with having less ADL improvement at HHC discharge (β = -0.70, p < 0.001). HHC patients living with ADRD were more likely to use antipsychotics and to experience worse functional outcomes when using antipsychotics. Antipsychotics should be systematically reviewed and, if contraindicated or unnecessary, deprescribed. Efforts are needed to improve HHC patients' access to nonpharmacological interventions and to provide education for caregivers regarding behavioral approaches to manage symptoms in ADRD.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 2 25%
Student > Bachelor 1 13%
Professor 1 13%
Student > Master 1 13%
Researcher 1 13%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 2 25%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 13%
Psychology 1 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 13%
Unknown 3 38%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 417. 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 14 March 2024.
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