Psychiatric morbidity in Hobart's dependent aged

Kay, D. W. K. and Holding, T. A. and Jones, Bonita and Littler, Sue (1987) Psychiatric morbidity in Hobart's dependent aged. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 21. pp. 463-475. ISSN 0004-8674


Psychiatric morbidity in the dependent aged was studied in the elderly population of Hobart's nursing homes and long-stay hospitals. Only patients with home addresses in Hobart and who were admitted for the first time aged 70 years or over were included. Three hundred and twelve persons were interviewed when appropriate. The medical records were searched for diagnoses and drug treatments. Physical disability was rated on an ad hoc scale. Comparisons were made of the prevalence of dementia, depression and anxiety in different types of unit, and between these and two domiciliary samples, one of which received domiciliary nursing services (n=100) and the other not (n=100). The differential use of institutions by men and women, and a possible sex difference in the prevalence of dementia is discussed.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 00:24
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 02:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged; anxiety disorders; cross-sectional studies; dementia; depressive disorder; female; homes for the aged; human; male; nursing homes; psychotropic drugs; support, non-U.S. Gov't; Tasmania
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4299 Other health sciences > 429999 Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
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