The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in nursing homes, which has not been studied before in Nigeria, is the subject of this cross-sectional study.
Psychiatric disorders were assessed in 23 of the 29 residents of the two nursing homes in Lagos and diagnoses based on DSM-III-R criteria (APA, 1987) and AGECAT (Copeland et al., 1986) were made independently.
The commonest diagnoses were dementia in 11 out of 23 residents and depression in four residents.
Overall prevalence rate of psychiatric disorders was 74%. Conclusion.
The present prevalence rate of psychiatric disorders is similar to those reported in similar institutions in the industrialized societies.
This has implications for the care of the elderly in a non-industrialized society.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Trouble psychiatrique, Etablissement troisième âge, Nigéria, Afrique, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental disorder, Homes for the aged, Nigeria, Africa, Elderly, Human
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