Measurement and Harmonization Core
The aims of the NIDUS Measurement and Harmonization Core are to develop a repository of core measures for delirium screening, diagnosis and severity, and to harmonize data across all types of delirium studies. These efforts will enhance the quality and consistency of delirium measurement and enable investigators to compare and share data across studies, which allows for accelerated advances in delirium research.
For its harmonization aim, NIDUS will initially focus on harmonizing delirium severity measures. This project includes a systematic review of existing delirium severity measures as well as statistical techniques for data harmonization across measures. The harmonization method will include a modified-Delphi consensus process. If you are interested in learning more about this effort, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can be involved.
Delirium Measurement Resources:
While more extensive work on measurement recommendations and harmonization is underway, please see below for other measurement resources developed by the Measurement and Harmonization core.
- Delirium Severity Measure Summary Table: Summary information on 14 delirium severity measures such as number of items, approximate time to administer, certification or training required, and notes on background for development of the scale.
- Delirium Severity Measure Symptom Coverage Table: Compares 17 commonly-used delirium severity measures by symptoms included in each measure.