Saturday, 14 November 2015

Psychiatric Morbidity Profile of Elderly residing in a Metropolitian City

Abstract—Elderly population is increasing due to demographic shift in favor of geriatric population. This age group is susceptible for many health problems which have a significant impact on their quality of life. So this cross-sectional study was carried out from September 2009 to August 2010 on 1620 elderly residing in Municipal corporation area of Jaipur city with the aim to find out psychiatric morbidity profile of elderly population. Study population consist of 1620 elderly with M:F ratio 0.95. More than three fourth (82.4%) of elderly were found to have at least one medical problem. From these, majority (54.32%) of elderly have psychiatric problems. So this geriatric group requires more attention by policy makers.

Key words- Psychiatric Problem, Elderly, Geriatric, Matropolitian City, Urban Area.

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