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Co-occurrence of depression in dementia in a tertiary care center

*, Parameshwaran Soumya and Donthu , Raj Kiran and Pai , Keshava K and Thunga, Ravish (2014) Co-occurrence of depression in dementia in a tertiary care center. Indian Journal Psychiatry , 56 (5). S76.

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Abstract

Background: Depression is common accompaniment in dementia. The prevalence of depressivesymptoms in Alzheimer's dementia clusters around 30-50%. Depression in dementia has negativeconsequences on patients and caregivers. Previous studies have supported this and recommended thatall cases of dementia should be routinely screened for depression and managed accordingly. Earlyrecognition and proper intervention for depression is therefore necessary to reduce the morbidity andmortality associated with depression in dementia and improves the patient outcomes. Aims and Objectives: The objective of the study is to look at co-occurrence of depression with dementiaand correlating severity of depression with dementia, among the hospitalized population. Materials and Methods: The study is an ongoing cross-sectional study being conducted at a tertiaryreferral center, Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Mangalore. Consecutive patients diagnosed withdementia has been recruited in the study since May 2013, for a period of 8 months. A battery ofassessment tools such as the Hindi Mental State Examination (HMSE) for brief screening of cognitivefunctioning, Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) scalefor assessment of the severity of dementia, and CornellScale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) have been used for measurement depressive symptoms in dementiain patients recruited. Pearson's correlation and Chi-square test will be used to measure therelationship between the variables. Results and Conclusions: On completion of study, data would be subjected to statistical analysis. Results and conclusion of the study will be discussed later.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2014 11:37
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2014 11:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139139

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