Journal article

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

Abstract

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 ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence Scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

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.