Assessment of Competence to Complete Advance Directives: Validation of a Patient Centred Approach
BMJ: British Medical Journal 1999 February 20; 318(7182): 493- 497
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Fazel, Seena; Hope, Tony; Jacoby, Robin (1999-02-20)OBJECTIVE: To develop a patient centred approach for the assessment of competence to complete advance directives ("living wills") of elderly people with cognitive impairment. DESIGN: Semistructured interviews. SETTING: O ...
Fazel, Seena; Hope, Tony; Jacoby, Robin (1999-07-03)At referral, a fifth of patients with dementia were competent to complete advance directives. Competence was significantly related to higher premorbid IQ estimated by the National Adult Reading Test.