Table 3

Characteristics associated with psychotropic medication prescription.

Characteristics

AOR (95% CI)

n = 1690*, R2 = 0.056

p-value


Age

(Years, continuous variable; AOR per 1 year increase)

0.99 (0.98–1.00)

0.025

Male

(Reference: female)

0.71 (0.54–0.93)

0.013

Level of long-term care need ≥ 4

(Reference: 0–3)

1.70 (1.28–2.26)

<0.001

Legal guardian designated

(Reference: no)

1.10 (0.86–1.41)

0.452

Fall during preceding 12 months

(Reference: no)

1.66 (1.26–2.18)

<0.001

Permanent restlessness

(ordinal 1–2–3–4, reference: 1 = never; AOR per 1 unit increase)

1.52 (1.30–1.76)

<0.001

Permanently handling things inappropriately

(ordinal 1–2–3–4, reference: 1 = never; AOR per 1 unit increase)

0.97 (0.83–1.14)

0.728

Permanent negative attitude

(ordinal 1–2–3–4, reference: 1 = never; AOR per 1 unit increase)

1.13 (0.98–1.30)

0.100

Permanent aggression

(ordinal 1–2–3–4, reference: 1 = never; AOR per 1 unit increase)

0.87 (0.71–1.06)

0.169

Cognitive impairment (cut-off ≥ 4)

(Reference score = 3)

0.70 (0.56–0.88)

0.002


Values are cluster-adjusted odds ratios (95% confidence interval) and p-values.

R2 = Pseudo R2 by McFadden (1974).

AOR = adjusted odds ratio.

* A total of 154 residents without psychotropic medication prescription were excluded because of missing values.

Mann et al. BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:18   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-9-18

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