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The chief scientist reports.... Prevalence of psychiatric disorder, cognitive impairment and functional disability among homeless people resident in hostels.

Abstract:
This cross-sectional survey was performed to estimate the prevalence of psychiatric disorder among homeless residents of hostels in Edinburgh and to relate it to functional impairment. Full diagnostic assessments were completed on 136/198 (69%) of the subjects. Thirty-one per cent of subjects (95% CI 25, 42) had significant functional impairment and this was most strongly associated with the presence of functional psychosis and cognitive impairment. Few of the cognitively impaired subjects were in contact with health or social services.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Newton, JR More by this author
Freeman, C More by this author
Journal:
Health bulletin
Volume:
54
Issue:
3
Pages:
276-279
Publication date:
1996-05-05
ISSN:
0374-8014
URN:
uuid:15bb751b-a54c-4d85-a930-d17edebace01
Source identifiers:
127626
Local pid:
pubs:127626

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