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Medical check-ups and selection of subjects: some results from a gerontological field-study (author's transl)
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  30295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a gerontological field-study in Cologne, West-Germany, 1114 subjects of a random sample of elderlies were successively offered three modalities for a medical check-up, which covered a physical examination and a psychiatric interview: 1. in the out-patient department of a psychiatric hospital (Rheinische Landesklinik Köln) (38% of the subjects); 2. in the subjects' home by a psychiatrist of the hospital (13%); 3. by having the general practitioner fill out a questionnaire (21%). There remained a fourth group of subjects who refused any medical check-up (28%). Data on social and economic problems had been obtained for all subjects in a preceding interview. These data were used to find out to what extent selection mechanisms were effective. Results indicate that to a certain extent the modality of the medical check-up chosen by the subject is related to some of the variables analyzed.
Authors:
H D Kähler; P Mehne
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aktuelle Gerontologie     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0300-5704     ISO Abbreviation:  Aktuelle Gerontol     Publication Date:  1978 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-27     Completed Date:  1978-12-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421403     Medline TA:  Aktuelle Gerontol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  513-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Verschiedene Arten medizinischer Datenerhebung und Selbstzuordnung der Untersuchungspersonen: Ergebnisse aus einem gerontologischen Forschungsprojekt.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Female
Geriatrics*
Humans
Interview, Psychological / methods*
Male
Medical History Taking
Patient Compliance
Physical Examination / methods*

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