Prevalence of depression and depression recognition in nursing homes Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Neoplasms
  • Myxoma

abstract

  • The prevalence of depressive disorders among nursing home residents is high; depression recognition is relatively low, with only 37%-45% of cases diagnosed by psychiatrists recognized as depressed by staff. A structured Depression Recognition Scale increased the rates of recognition (sensitivity of staff ratings) to 47%-55%, demonstrating the utility of the scale in increasing awareness of symptomatology.

publication date

  • December 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s127-001-8202-7

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 613

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 36

number

  • 12