oa South African Medical Journal - Reasons for referral of the elderly for psychiatric hospitalization
|Article Title||Reasons for referral of the elderly for psychiatric hospitalization|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town and Valkenberg Hospital, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 1981|
|Pages||150 - 152|
|Keyword(s)||Behavioural difficulties, Geronology, Hospitalisation, Impairment of function, Psychiatry and Referral of the elderly|
The reasons for referral of elderly persons to a psychiatric hospital in Cape Town were investigated in respect of behavioural difficulties, impairment of function, psychiatric diagnosis and the attitudes and understanding of relatives and caring agents.
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