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Title: Pattern of psychiatric illnesses among long-stay patients at Mental Health Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia: a 10-year retrospective study
Authors: Al Zahrani, H.
Al Qarni, A.
Abdel Fattah, M.
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: To identify the pattern and determinants of psychiatric illness and the predictors of long stay among long-stay patients at the Mental Health Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia, we examined a total of 430 records of patients who had been admitted during the period January 1999-January 2009 and had stayed for > 9 months. More than half these patients had a history of drug addiction [60.7%]. The majority were diagnosed with schizophrenia [88.8%] and mental retardation was reported in 17.7%. Personality disorders and epilepsy were diagnosed in 3.7% and 1.9% of the participants respectively. The mean duration of hospital stay was 6.16 [standard deviation 2.32; range 1-10] years. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that patients diagnosed with schizophrenia accompanied by mental retardation, those with lower education levels, and those with a history of co-morbid chronic diseases stayed for more than 2 years
Description: 37-44
Keywords: Length of Stay
Mental Health
Hospitals, Psychiatric
Retrospective Studies
Substance-Related Disorders
Schizophrenia
Intellectual Disability
Personality Disorders
Epilepsy
Logistic Models
Smoking
Subject: Mental Disorders
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118356
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v19/01/EMHJ_2013_19_1_0037_0044.pdf
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