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    AWOL Score for Delirium

    Predicts risk of delirium during hospitalization.
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    <80 years
    0
    ≥80 years
    +1
    Yes
    0
    No
    +1
    Yes
    0
    No
    +1
    Not ill
    0
    Mildly ill
    0
    Moderately ill
    +1
    Severely ill
    +1
    Moribund
    +1

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    Addition of the selected points:

    Variable

    Points

    Age

    <80 years

    0

    ≥80 years

    1

    Correctly spells “world” backward

    Yes

    0

    No

    1

    Oriented to city, state, county, hospital name, and floor

    Yes

    0

    No

    1

    Nursing illness severity assessment

    Not ill

    0

    Mildly ill

    0

    Moderately ill

    1

    Severely ill

    1

    Moribund

    1


    Facts & Figures

    Interpretation:

    AWOL Score

    Risk of delirium during hospitalization

    0

    2%

    1

    4%

    2

    14%

    3

    20%

    4

    64%

    Dr. Vanja C. Douglas

    About the Creator

    Vanja C. Douglas, MD, is a neurohospitalist and associate professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also editor in chief of The Neurohospitalist, a peer-reviewed journal focused on neurohospitalist medicine practice. Dr. Douglas’ primary research interests are stroke, multiple sclerosis, and delirium.

    To view Dr. Vanja C. Douglas's publications, visit PubMed