Chronicity among older psychiatric inpatients

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dc.contributor Snow, Andrea Lynn
dc.contributor Mundy, Michael
dc.contributor Scogin, Forrest Ray
dc.contributor Parker, Jeffrey G.
dc.contributor.advisor Parmelee, Patricia A. Williams, Jordan Chase 2018-12-14T18:12:29Z 2018-12-14T18:12:29Z 2018
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003142
dc.identifier.other Williams_alatus_0004D_13585
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The goal of this dissertation is to examine factors that could relate to length of stay (LOS), latency to readmission, and number of admissions. Length of stay is generally defined as the amount of time an individual stays in the facility; latency to readmission is the amount of time between the last discharge and the most recent admission for each individual. I examined several factors that related to these outcomes, including number of falls, number of assaults, medical diagnoses, psychological diagnoses, frequency of PRN medication, emergency department visits and seclusion/restraints. Structural equation modeling was used to create statistical models incorporating these variables. Several models were proposed using each variable (LOS, admits, and latency) as outcome variables. Based on these models, integrated models were proposed and analyzed. Results based on these models were discussed and future research projects were proposed.
dc.format.extent 86 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Clinical psychology
dc.title Chronicity among older psychiatric inpatients
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Department of Psychology Psychology The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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