Table 7.9summary of results: risk factors for delirum incidence

Incidence of delirium- GDG had confidence in the results for the following risk factors
Risk FactorSummary statistic [OR (95% CI)]
Vision impairment1.70 (1.01 to 2.85)
Infection2.96 (1.42 to 6.15)
Age over 653.03 (1.19 to 7.71)
Illness severity (APACHE)3.49 (1.48 to 8.23)
Age over 805.22 (2.61 to 10.44)
Cognitive impairment6.30 (2.89 to 13.74)
Fracture on admission6.57 (2.23 to 19.33)
Incidence of delirium- GDG had less confidence in the results for the following risk factors
Vascular surgery2.70 (1.72 to 4.24)
Comorbidity >3 diseases15.94 (4.60 to 55.27)
Incidence of delirium- GDG noted uncertainty in the results for the following risk factors
Sex1.36 (0.64 to 2.89)
Polypharmacy >3drugs33.60 (1.90 to 591.6)
Polypharmacy >7drugs1.90 (1.11 to 3.24)
Dehydration BUN/creatinine2.02 (0.72 to 5.64)
Electrolyte disturbance2.40 (1.09 to 5.27)
Depression2.43 (0.93 to 6.35)
Bladder catheter2.70 (1.44 to 5.05)

From: 7, Risk factors for delirium: non-pharmacological

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