Kristina Riis Iden

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OBJECTIVE To explore decision-making on treatment with antidepressants among doctors and nurses in nursing homes. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS A qualitative study based on interviews with three focus groups comprising eight physicians engaged full time, eight physicians engaged part time, and eight registered nurses, respectively. The interview guide comprised(More)
AIMS We aimed to establish the prevalence of depression among recently admitted long-term care patients and to examine associations with diagnostic initiatives and treatment as recorded in patients' medical records. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-eight long-term care patients were included. Depression was diagnosed according to the ICD-10 criteria; patients(More)
BACKGROUND Mood symptoms are highly prevalent among frail old people residing in nursing homes. Systematic diagnostics of depression is scarce, and treatment is not always in accordance with best evidence. The distinction between non-pathological sadness and depression may be challenging, and we know little of the older peoples' perspectives. The aim of(More)
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