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  1. Physical morbidity in a long-stay psychiatric population scheduled for relocation : the extent of the problem and its likely impact on sucessful placement.

    Article - En anglais

    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.