Data on initial psychiatric evaluations performed in 1995 were compared to assess whether psychiatric consultation for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - positive/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients provided on-site in an infectious disease (ID) clinic improved compliance and were preferred by staff to evaluations performed in a specialized AIDS psychiatric program.
Compliance with initial appointments remained below 50% in both settings, but more patients seen in the ID clinic had received prior psychiatric treatment and medication and they were more likely to receive a psychotropic prescription at this initial visit.
The ID clinic staff preferred on-site consultations.
Stationing psychiatric consultants in the ID clinic may reach a more impaired population but did not improve compliance with the initial visit.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Asymptomatique, Association morbide, Trouble psychiatrique, Traitement, Observance thérapeutique, Consultation psychiatrique, Organisation santé, Psychiatre, Santé mentale, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Asymptomatic, Concomitant disease, Mental disorder, Treatment, Treatment compliance, Psychiatric consultation, Public health organization, Psychiatrist, Mental health, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Cote : 99-0372710
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 22/03/2000.