This review attempts to map the literature generated from research in care homes. The authors performed a systematic mapping review, looking specifically into the evidence-base from randomised controlled trials conducted in care homes. Of the 291 articles reviewed in full, most were from the United States and covered a wide range of targets and interventions. Studies tended to be functional (44 behaviour studies, 20 prescribing studies and 20 malnutrition studies) rather than disease-based. Over a quarter involved mental health issues.
Gordon, AL. Logan, PA. [and] Jones, RG. [et al] (2012). A systematic mapping review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in care homes. BMC Geriatrics, June 25th 2012, 12, 31. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].