To study effect of hospital admission on dependency levels of psychogeriatric patients.
A cohort was formed comprising consecutive admissions.
This was subdivided into organic and functional cases and the dependency levels of the two groups compared on admission and discharge.
An acute psychogeriatic ward at a psychiatric hospital near London.
One hundred consecutive acute elderly psychiatric inpatients.
The Stockton Geriatric Rating Scale was used to assess dependency levels, the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression and the Mini-Mental State Examination for cognitive impairment.
Patients with functional illness showed a significant reduction in dependency levels compared to organic cases during admission.
Admission to hospital has a significant effect in reducing dependency levels of elderly patients with functional illness.
Mots-clés Pascal : Admission hôpital, Trouble psychiatrique, Dépendance, Etude comparative, Trouble mental organique, Diagnostic, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital admission, Mental disorder, Dependence, Comparative study, Organic mental disorder, Diagnosis, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0407349
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 19/12/1997.