oa South African Medical Journal - Elderly persons in old-age homes - a medical, psychiatric and social investigation
|Article Title||Elderly persons in old-age homes - a medical, psychiatric and social investigation|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 MRC Clinical Psychiatry Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Apr 1982|
|Pages||624 - 627|
|Keyword(s)||Cognitive function, Demographic data, Diagnosis, Elderly persons, Gerontology, Impairment scale, Physical incapacity, Psychiatry, Referral and Sociology|
A survey of 100 consecutive admissionsï¿½ to homes for elderly Whites in Cape Town showed that an interplay of social, physical and psychiatric factors was responsible for most of the referrals, although psychiatric factors contributed to more than 50% of them.
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