Joan Vilalta Franch

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OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of psychopathology among those attending a primary care centre and discover its diagnostic distribution using the criteria of the DSM-III-R. DESIGN A crossover study of the prevalence of psychopathology. A two-phase study was performed by systematic sampling of one of every four visits. In the first phase the GHQ-28(More)
In this article epidemiological studies of dementia states are review to document the current approaches. Objectives, instruments, risk factors and sampling definition are valuable aspects which have been reviewed. A two-phase study and a standardised interview and examination schedule CAMDEX (The Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders of the Elderly)(More)
We examine the cognitive ability of 58 demented patients who were evaluated with the Spanish version of the Severe Impairment Battery (SIB). The SIB is composed of multiple simple subtests for memory, language, orientation, attention, visual perception and ability to construct. The battery also assesses social skills, praxis and the ability to respond(More)
AIMS To determine the ability of the Cambridge Mental Disorders of the Elderly Examination (CAMDEX) to differentiate between healthy patients and those suffering from dementia or depression. To validate its efficiency in the diagnosis of different dementia sub-types. To determine inter-examiner reliability. MATERIAL AND METHOD A neurologist and a(More)
In the phenomenology of dementia, the cognitive symptoms surround most of the interests both for investigators as clinicians. However, the non cognitive symptoms are shown so often they should become a major one in the clinical evaluation of the dementia syndrome. Moreover, the presence of this symptoms means more clinical severity, increases the(More)
To provide a preliminary assessment of the prevalence of dementia and its subtypes in a rural area. From a total of 2,469 people over 65 who were not committed to any institution, 273 were randomly chosen and stratified by age and sex. Of these 273 individuals, 244 (89.4%) took part in the study. Family doctors administered the miniexamen cognoscitivo(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the percentage of psychiatric disorders recognised by primary care doctors and what influence the reason for consultation exerts on the psychiatric diagnosis. DESIGN A crossover study of the prevalence of psychopathology. A two-phase study was performed, with systematic sampling of one in every four visits. The GHQ-28 was used in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To study the effect of clinical and demographic variables on mortality in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease treated with the cholinesterase inhibitor galantamine. PATIENTS AND METHOD This retrospective cohort study reviewed 172 medical records, gathering information such as demographic and clinical variables, adverse(More)