Equity of access to a memory clinic in Melbourne? Non-English speaking background attenders are more severely demented and have increased rates of psychiatric disorders.

@article{LoGiudice2001EquityOA,
  title={Equity of access to a memory clinic in Melbourne? Non-English speaking background attenders are more severely demented and have increased rates of psychiatric disorders.},
  author={Dina LoGiudice and Anne Hassett and Roslyn Cook and Leon Flicker and David Ames},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={327-34}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare demographic and clinical features of patients from Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) with those from English Speaking Background (ESB) who attended a memory clinic in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS Data on 556 consecutive patients attending the memory clinic were analysed retrospectively. All patients were assessed by a geriatrician (Italian speaking) or psychogeriatrician with the aid of Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders in the… CONTINUE READING
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