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Mental disorders in medical inpatients and the association to severity of illness, self-rated physical disability, and health perception.
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PMID:  11161120     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a study of 294 consecutive medical inpatients, the authors assessed a subsample of 157 patients for psychiatric diagnoses using an extensive semistructured interview, Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN). Patients rated their health and physical functioning, and medical consultants assessed them for chronic and life-threatening diseases. A life-threatening condition increased odds for having a psychiatric diagnosis by 3.1 times (95% Confidence Interval (CI): 1.03-9.1), while a chronic medical disease had no such impact (OR=1.1; 95% CI: 0.5-2.3). In women, mental disorders were strongly associated with self-rated disability (OR=6.7; 95% CI: 1.6-27.8) and self-rated health (OR=9.4; 95% CI: 2.7-32.4). This association was absent in men (OR(disability)=0.7; 95% CI: 0.2-2.7; OR(health)=1.6; 95% CI: 0.6-4.7). Analyses included adjustment for age and gender.
M S Hansen; P Fink; M Frydenberg; M L Oxhøj; L Søndergaard; M Eriksen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychosomatics     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0033-3182     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychosomatics     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-06-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376506     Medline TA:  Psychosomatics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatric Demography, Psychiatric Hospital in Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Confidence Intervals
Disability Evaluation
Inpatients / psychology*
Interviews as Topic
Mental Disorders / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Severity of Illness Index*
Sickness Impact Profile

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