Motion Analysis in Delirium: A Novel Method of Clarifying Motoric Subtypes

Leonard, Maeve, Godfrey, Alan, Silberhorn, Martin, Conroy, Marion, Donnelly, Sinead, Meagher, David and Ólaighin, Gearóid (2007) Motion Analysis in Delirium: A Novel Method of Clarifying Motoric Subtypes. Neurocase, 13 (4). pp. 272-277. ISSN 1355-4794

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The usefulness of motor subtypes of delirium is unclear due to inconsistency in subtyping methods and a lack of validation with objective measures of motor activity levels. We studied patients with hyperactive, hypoactive, and mixed presentations of delirium were studied with 24-h accelerometer-based monitoring. The procedures were well tolerated and motor presentations were readily distinguished using the accelerometer-based measurements. The system was capable of identifying static versus dynamic activity and the frequency of changes in posture. Electronic motion analysis concurs with observed gross movement and can distinguish motorically defined subtypes according to quantitative and qualitative aspects of movement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accelerometry, Delirium, Motion analysis, Motor, Subtype
Subjects: C800 Psychology
G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 10:49
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 21:02

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