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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 1297164, 8 pages
Research Article

Nonpharmacological Interventions Targeted at Delirium Risk Factors, Delivered by Trained Volunteers (Medical and Psychology Students), Reduced Need for Antipsychotic Medications and the Length of Hospital Stay in Aged Patients Admitted to an Acute Internal Medicine Ward: Pilot Study

1Department of Medical Education, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
2Department of Internal Medicine and Gerontology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
3Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
4Department of Health Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Correspondence should be addressed to Stanislaw Gorski; lp.ude.ju@iksrog.walsinats

Received 12 July 2016; Revised 1 November 2016; Accepted 12 December 2016; Published 10 January 2017

Academic Editor: Leungwing Chu

Copyright © 2017 Stanislaw Gorski et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The Volunteer-Patient Contact Form was designed to aid the voluteers’ adherence to the intervention protocol. The form includes a list of risk factors and some suggestions and examples how they can be addressed. An open space for the voluteers’ post-visit impressions allows description for any subjective evaluations of the volunteer-patient contact, encountered difficulties or concerns, and importants observations not listed in the table. The dedicated space is to be completed after each consecutive visit.

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