The physical disabilities of 102 long-stay inpatients in three psychiatric hospitals scheduled for closure were assessed using the Community Placement Questionnaire, OPCS Disability Questionnaire, Clifton Assessment Procedures for the Elderly, Mini-Mental State Examination, and casenote scrutiny.
Patients had a complex mix of psychiatric and physical morbidity, with significant cognitive impairment present in up to 80% of the sample.
Staff assessments suggested that over half needed continuing hospital care, with a further quarter requiring high dependency facilities.
Appropriate alternative arrangements to long-stay psychiatric hospital care need to take more account of a wide range of severe and multiple physical and cognitive impairments if premature breakdown of community care is to be avoided.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital psychiatrique, Maladie, Trouble psychiatrique, Association morbide, Trouble cognition, Homme, Placement, Filière soin, Long séjour
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychiatric hospital, Disease, Mental disorder, Concomitant disease, Cognitive disorder, Human, Long stay
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0045910
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 01/03/1996.