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Table 4 Causes of admission according to the four profiles

From: Development and validation of clinical profiles of patients hospitalized due to behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia

Reasons of admission BPSD-affective n (%) BPSD-functional n (%) BPSD-somatic n (%) BPSD-psychotic n (%) p-value
Agitation 72 31 34 28 0.313
(30.9 %) (32.6 %) (24.8 %) (36.4 %)
Harm (risk or effective) 67 23 45 29 0.228
(28.8 %) (24.4 %) (32.8 %) (37.7 %)
Sheltering 38 23 22 13 0.339
(16.3 %) (24.2 %) (16.1 %) (16.9 %)
Denial of care services 25 14 21 13 0.422
(10.7 %) (14.7 %) (15.3 %) (16.9 %)
Delusional ideas and hallucinations 32 7 5 23 <0.001*
(13.7 %) (7.4 %) (3.6 %) (29.9 %)
Care impossible at home 25 9 18 8 0.824
(10.7 %) (9.5 %) (13.1 %) (10.4 %)
Self-harm (risk or effective) 33 10 9 3 0.025*
(14.2 %) (10.5 %) (6.6 %) (3.9 %)
  1. *p < 0.05 for χ 2 tests