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.
- Subject terms:
- nursing homes, older people, anxiety, depression;
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