The prevalence, trends and determinants of mental health disorders in older Australians living in permanent residential aged care: Implications for policy and quality of aged care services
Azmeraw T Amare, Gillian E Caughey, Craig Whitehead, Catherine E Lang, Sarah CE Bray, Megan Corlis, Renuka Visvanathan, Steve Wesselingh, Maria C Inacio
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: Mental health disorders are a major health concern in older people and are associated with a higher risk of disability, frailty and early mortality. This study aimed to conduct a contemporary population-based assessment of the prevalence, trends and factors associated with mental health disorders in individuals who are living in permanent residential aged care (PRAC) in Australia. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted using national data from the Registry of Senior Australians, a national cohort of older Australians who had aged care eligibility assessment and entered PRAC between 2008 and 2016. Stepwise multivariate logistic regression modeling was applied ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence Scheme
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the South Australian Government Department for Innovation and Skills and the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence Scheme - APP 1102208. Dr Amare has received 2020-2022 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation.