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Titolo:
Physical morbidity in elderly psychiatric inpatients: Prevalence and possible relations between the major mental disorders and physical illness
Autore:
Adamis, D; Ball, C;
Indirizzi:
Kings & St Thomas Med Sch, Div Psychiat & Psychol, London SE13 5QY, England Kings & St Thomas Med Sch London England SE13 5QY ndon SE13 5QY, England
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 15, anno: 2000,
pagine: 248 - 253
SICI:
0885-6230(200003)15:3<248:PMIEPI>2.0.ZU;2-B
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
VASCULAR DEPRESSION; MEDICAL COMORBIDITY; SENILE DEMENTIA; BLOOD-GLUCOSE; STROKE;
Keywords:
elderly; psychiatric inpatients; physical morbidity;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Ball, C Kings & St Thomas Med Sch, Div Psychiat & Psychol, 59 Cordwell Rd,London SE13 5QY, England Kings & St Thomas Med Sch 59 Cordwell Rd London England SE13 5QY
Citazione:
D. Adamis e C. Ball, "Physical morbidity in elderly psychiatric inpatients: Prevalence and possible relations between the major mental disorders and physical illness", INT J GER P, 15(3), 2000, pp. 248-253

Abstract

Background. This study examines the prevalence of physical morbidity in elderly psychiatric inpatients and the possible relationships between major psychiatric disorders (organic mental disorders, schizophrenic and mood disorders) and physical illnesses. The clinical implications of such relationships are discussed. Method. Data were obtained from two old age psychiatry wards over a six month period. Seventy-nine subjects were studied and information was obtainedfrom their medical files. Demographic characteristics; psychiatric diagnosis, number of physical illnesses and number of body systems affected were collected. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to compare the psychiatric groups on continuous outcome data and chi(2) test to compare psychiatric groups on categorical data. Results. Seventy-five per cent of subjects had at least one physical illness. The number of medical illnesses was independent from the psychiatric disorder. Subjects with mood disorders, and especially depression, were more likely to suffer from hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses than subjects with schizophrenic or organic disorders. Subjects with organicdisorders had the lowest prevalence of endocrine disease and diabetes,Conclusions. It was concluded the link between mood disorders (depression)cardiovascular diseases and hypertension could be of a 'cause/effect' typeor are the results of a survivor effect. The high prevalence of physical morbidity has implications for training and continuing professional development of those in Old Age Psychiatry Services. It should also be taken into consideration when the location of services is being decided. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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