Table 6

Summary of factors associated with aggressive behaviours according to multivariate analysis.

Associated risk factors

BAB

PAB

VAB


    Individual factors

Age (years) 85 and over

+

Male gender

+

+

+

Functionally independent

+

Mild-moderate or severe cognitive impairment

+

+

+

Sleep disturbance

+

+

+

Psychologically distressed

+

+

    Environmental factors

Use of benzodiazepine drugs

+

Use of neuroleptic drugs

+

+

+

Use of physical restraints

+


+ = statistically significant

Voyer et al. BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:13   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-5-13

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