Psychiatric morbidity in Hobart's dependent aged

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Kay, D. W. K., Holding, T. A., Jones, Bonita and Littler, Sue. 1987. "Psychiatric morbidity in Hobart's dependent aged." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 21, pp. 463-475. https://doi.org/10.3109/00048678709158913
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Psychiatric morbidity in Hobart's dependent aged

ERA Journal ID13069
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsKay, D. W. K. (Author), Holding, T. A. (Author), Jones, Bonita (Author) and Littler, Sue (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Journal Citation21, pp. 463-475
Number of Pages13
Year1987
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0004-8674
1440-1614
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3109/00048678709158913
Web Address (URL)http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.3109/00048678709158913
Abstract

Psychiatric morbidity in the dependent aged was studied in the elderly population of Hobart's nursing homes and long-stay hospitals. Only patients with home addresses in Hobart and who were admitted for the first time aged 70 years or over were included. Three hundred and twelve persons were interviewed when appropriate. The medical records were searched for diagnoses and drug treatments. Physical disability was rated on an ad hoc scale. Comparisons were made of the prevalence of dementia, depression and anxiety in different types of unit, and between these and two domiciliary samples, one of which received domiciliary nursing services (n=100) and the other not (n=100). The differential use of institutions by men and women, and a possible sex difference in the prevalence of dementia is discussed.

Keywordsaged; anxiety disorders; cross-sectional studies; dementia; depressive disorder; female; homes for the aged; human; male; nursing homes; psychotropic drugs; support, non-U.S. Gov't; Tasmania
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020429999. Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Tasmania
Department of Health, Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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