Journal article

PREVALENCE OF DEMENTIA AMONG PATIENTS REFERRED TO AN AGED CARE ASSESSMENT TEAM AND ASSOCIATED STRESS IN THEIR CARERS

D LOGIUDICE, W WALTROWICZ, S MCKENZIE, D AMES, L FLICKER

Australian Journal of Public Health | PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC AUSTRALIA INC | Published : 1995

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of dementia among patients referred to an aged care assessment team and to compare levels of burden and psychological morbidity between carers of cognitively normal persons and carers of people with dementia, in this population. Validated cognitive tests were administered to participants drawn from a random sample of all persons referred to the North West Hospital Aged Care Assessment Team, and diagnoses of dementia were made according to ICD-10 criteria. Available carers were assessed for psychological morbidity and burden with the General Health Questionnaire and the Zarit Family Burden Interview. Of 100 patients selected, 78 were..

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