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The prevalence of anxiety disorders in nursing homes

CHEOK Andy, et al
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 11(5), May 1996, pp.405-410.

Epidemiological studies of elderly populations have been, in general, more concerned with depression and dementia than with anxiety disorders. This article discusses the results of a study of 5 nursing homes in Sydney, Australia, to examine depression and anxiety amongst residents. Residents were interviewed using the Mini-Mental-State-Examination (MMSE), the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and an anxiety questionnaire by Lindesay et al. Results confirmed that anxiety symptoms are common among nursing home residents and that there is a strong association between anxiety and depression.

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nursing homes, older people, anxiety, depression;
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CHEOK Andy, et al
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nursing homes, older people, anxiety, depression

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