Psychiatric disorders in inpatients on a neurology ward: estimate of prevalence and usefulness of screening questionnaires.

@article{Jefferies2006PsychiatricDI,
  title={Psychiatric disorders in inpatients on a neurology ward: estimate of prevalence and usefulness of screening questionnaires.},
  author={Kate Jefferies and Arthur Owino and Hugh H Rickards and Niruj Agrawal},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={
          414-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients on neurology wards have been shown to have high rates of psychiatric illness. Prevalence figures of 39-64% have been reported previously. However a low rate of recognition of psychiatric illness is also observed in this population. OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of psychiatric illness in neurology inpatients in a regional neuroscience centre and to assess the sensitivity and specificity of a batch of screening questionnaires. METHOD Patients were assessed using… CONTINUE READING

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