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Incidence of dementia and other psychiatric conditions in the elderly: Zaragoza Study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1603249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prevalence study of dementia and other psychiatric disturbances in the geriatric population of Zaragoza, Spain, has been completed. Our group is now planning an incidence study. The design comprises a baseline study (cross-sectional study of prevalence) and a follow-up 2 years later of the cohort of non-demented elderly. Both studies have two phases: the first one for screening, and the second one for the clinical diagnosis. We use the Spanish versions of the Geriatric Mental State GMS-AGECAT package, the History and Aetiology Schedule (HAS) and the Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) as screening instruments. For the final diagnosis, a full protocol will be used, and the demented cases will be diagnosed according to DSM-IIIR, ICD-10 and Project Criteria. A case-control study of incident cases of dementia will be incorporated into the follow-up. Other methodological issues are analyzed.
A Lobo; P Saz; G Marcos; F Morales
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroepidemiology     Volume:  11 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0251-5350     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroepidemiology     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-16     Completed Date:  1992-07-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8218700     Medline TA:  Neuroepidemiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Medicina y Psiquiatría, Facultad de Medicina y Hospital Clínico Universitario de Zaragoza, España.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Dementia / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  psychology
Geriatric Assessment
Mental Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  psychology
Mental Status Schedule
Neuropsychological Tests
Sex Factors
Spain / epidemiology

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