Identifying clinical syndromes in a community sample of elderly persons.
By a strategy suggested by Uhlenhuth et al. (1983), DSM-III referenced syndrome classifications were derived on the basis of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-42 scores of 1,131 elderly community residents.
Overall syndrome prevalence rates were consistent with other epidemiologic data: 3.9% for depression, 1.0% for agoraphobia-panic, 2.6% for other phobia, and 6.9% for anxiety.
Prevalence rates reflected expected sex differences and showed an age trend for other phobias.
Considerable comorbidity among syndromes was observed.
The association of the syndromes with patterns of psychosocial risk factors, prior diagnoses, and medication suggests that some but not all of the identified syndromes reflect clinically relevant classifications.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Trouble psychiatrique, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III, Symptom Checklist 90 Hopkins, Forme abrégée, Prévalence, Test clinique, Psychométrie, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Mental disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III, Symptom Checklist 90 Hopkins, Abbreviated form, Prevalence, Clinical test, Psychometrics, Elderly, Human
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