Effects of anticholinergic medications in hospitalised older patients discharged from geriatric rehabilitation wards

Research Opportunity
Honours students
Number of Honour Places Available
Department / Centre
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Elizabeth Manias emanias@unimelb.edu.au 0450308060 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Andrea Maier andrea.maier@mh.org.au 9342 2635 Personal web page

Summary The aims of this longitudinal, prospective study are to detect anticholinergic medication use in older people across transitions of hospital care, to identify risk factors associated with anticholinergic medication use and to determine the associations of anticholinergic medication use with increased risk of clinical outcomes including mortality and re-admission to hospital.

Project Details

Trajectories of care will be examined at two weeks prior to admission to hospital, during transfer from an acute ward to a geriatric rehabilitation ward, on discharge from a geriatric rehabilitation ward and at three months post discharge. To conduct this study, the student will utilise the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment – Geriatric Evaluation and Management (CGA-GEM) database and the Anticholinergic Risk Scale.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Ageing

Research Opportunities

Honours students
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre


Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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