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|Title:||Prevalence of mental disorders in the elderly in Singapore--a preliminary report.|
|Citation:||Kua, E.H. (1987-04). Prevalence of mental disorders in the elderly in Singapore--a preliminary report.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 16 (2) : 264-266. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||A random sample of 1,000 subjects aged 65 or more were selected from the electoral register of 3 constituencies in Singapore. Only 612 subjects could be interviewed at a day centre or at home. The prevalence of dementia in the sample was 1.8% and functional psychiatric disorders 4.3%. In the functional psychiatric disorders, the commonest condition was depression. A review of the literature shows that the prevalence rates of dementia and functional psychiatric disorders in Singapore are low compared to other countries.|
|Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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