Day care services for the mentally ill in Aberdeen are described.
Cognitively impaired attenders and their coresident carers at local day hospitals are compared with their counterparts at day centres.
The similarities between the two groups are more striking than the differences.
Day hospitals appeared to be no more efficacious than day centres in relieving stress and psychiatric morbidity among carers.
Indeed, carers of day hospital attenders were more likely to be depressed.
There appear to be significant sources of selection bias in determining which elderly subjects attend which type of day care.
It is suggested that current service provision in the UK lacks coherence and rationality and that randomized prospective trials are required to determine appropriate organization of day care services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble cognition, Etude comparative, Aide thérapeutique, Milieu familial, Royaume Uni, Europe, Hôpital jour, Stress, Trouble psychiatrique, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Vieillard, Homme, Centre jour, Démence sénile, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative, Aidant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cognitive disorder, Comparative study, Therapeutic assistance, Family environment, United Kingdom, Europe, Day hospital, Stress, Mental disorder, Depression, Mood disorder, Elderly, Human, Senile dementia, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease, Caregiver
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Code Inist : 002B18H07. Création : 199608.