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  1. Psychotic symptoms in the elderly : A prospective study in a population sample.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    Most of what is known about psychotic symptoms in older persons is based on hospital series of severe disorders.

    Method

    In the course of a longitudinal community-based survey of older persons, the presence of psychotic symptoms was assessed on two occasions 3-4 years apart.

    Results

    The point prevalence was 5.7%. Risk factors were cognitive impairment, living alone, being male, having had limited education, social isolation, poor health and depressive symptoms.

    Of the 65 persons who were symptomatic at the start, only six of those still alive had one or more psychotic symptoms after 3-4 years.

    The incidence was 6.0% over a period of 3.6 years.

    Conclusions

    Risk factors for psychotic symptoms in later life lie in age-related cognitive impairment in interaction with a range of environmental and psychosocial variables.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Psychose, Etude longitudinale, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Enquête, Facteur risque, Trouble cognition, Isolement social, Sexe, Niveau étude, Etat dépressif, Etat sanitaire, Australie, Océanie, Vieillard, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychosis, Follow up study, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Survey, Risk factor, Cognitive disorder, Social isolation, Sex, Education level, Depression, Health status, Australia, Oceania, Elderly, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0400710

    Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 25/01/1999.