The aim was to elicit the individual and comparative prevalence of psychiatric disorder in medical, surgical, and gynecological wards in a South African hospital comprising a predominantly Third World patient population.
Results indicated that 21%, 95% confidence interval (16 ; 26) of the total sample of 230 patients had a DSM-III-R psychiatric disorder.
Fifty-six percent had a diagnosis of substance dependence and 33% were found to have depressive disorders.
Comparative analysis between disciplines indicated that the highest prevalence was in surgical wards.
There was a statistically significant difference between the sexes.
The variables associated with the presence ofa psychiatric disorder and implications for better recognition and treatment are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Prévalence, Hôpital général, Service santé, Médecine, Chirurgie, Gynécologie, Epidémiologie, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Prevalence, General hospital, Health service, Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology, Epidemiology, South Africa, Africa, Human
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Cote : 97-0346216
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 12/09/1997.