The prevalence of dementia and depression in Taiwanese institutionalized leprosy patients, and the effectiveness evaluation of reminiscence therapy--a longitudinal, single-blind, randomized control study.

@article{Su2012ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of dementia and depression in Taiwanese institutionalized leprosy patients, and the effectiveness evaluation of reminiscence therapy--a longitudinal, single-blind, randomized control study.},
  author={Tsung-Wei Su and Li-ling Wu and Ching-Po Lin},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={187-96}
}
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the prevalence of depression and dementia in long-term institutionalized older leprosy patients in Taiwan. We then examined the effectiveness of reminiscence group therapy on depressive symptoms and cognitive function in this population. METHODS We recruited 129 long-term institutionalized older leprosy patients in Taiwan and used the Geriatric Depression Scale-Short Form (GDS-SF), the mini mental state examination (MMSE), and the Clinical Dementia Rating… CONTINUE READING

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