There is considerable variability in delirium measurement tools, with a wide variety of instruments for screening, diagnosis and severity available for clinical and research use. As a result, it can be difficult for researchers and clinicians to choose a tool that is most appropriate for their purpose. To assist with this issue, we created Delirium Measurement info cards that provide a standardized summary of commonly used measurement tools. These were identified through a systematic review and an online survey that we conducted in 2017.
To submit information about a delirium instrument not included in this list, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We developed these info cards for tools used to assess delirium in adults, in both ICU and non-ICU settings, as well as in pediatric populations.
About the info cards:
These cards are populated with information from each instrument’s original validation study. Thus, there may be additional test performance characteristics or other information about each instrument from subsequent studies that these cards don't contain. Where feasible, we added selected references to additional review articles that include these instruments.
Adult info card collection
- Includes 22 assessment tools for delirium screening, diagnosis or severity, and 4 brief screening tools
- Includes 5 pediatric delirium screening or diagnostic tools
Choose below to view the Adult or Pediatric Info Cards.
The NIDUS Measurement and Harmonization Core (Leaders Richard N. Jones, ScD and Dale M. Needham, MD, PhD) created these info cards. Funded by NIA R24AG054259. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Under this license, you are free to share or adapt these cards for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution. Share any adaptations using the same license.
Requested citation: Network for Investigation of Delirium: Unifying Scientists (NIDUS). 2018. Delirium Measurement Info Cards [Website]. URL: https://deliriumnetwork.org/measurement/delirium-info-cards/
Use of each instrument may be subject to individual copyright, licensing or attribution requirements as specified by the documentation for each individual instruments.