The pattern of depressive symptoms and factor analysis of the Cornell Scale among patients in Norwegian nursing homes.

@article{Barca2008ThePO,
  title={The pattern of depressive symptoms and factor analysis of the Cornell Scale among patients in Norwegian nursing homes.},
  author={Maria Lage Barca and Geir Selbaek and Jerson Laks and Knut Engedal},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={
          1058-65
        }
}
BACKGROUND Depression is more prevalent in subjects with dementia than in those without it. Due to both psychological and biological risk factors it is suggested that a bimodal distribution of depressive symptoms exists with higher prevalence rates being found among patients suffering both with mild and with severe dementia. AIM To confirm or reject the hypothesis of a bimodal distribution of depressive symptoms. METHODS A sample of 1,159 randomly selected nursing home patients was assessed… CONTINUE READING
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