Depression Post-Hospitalization in Elderly Patients: a Systematic Review

Authors

  • Laryssa leal da Cruz Macedo
  • Rebeca Alves de Freitas e Albuquerque
  • José Mozart Ribeiro Neto

Keywords:

Depression Post-hospitalization, Elderly Patients, Systematic Review

Abstract

Focusing on depression in elderly patients, a qualitative systematic review of articles about depression in hospitalized aged people was realized on a basis of preselected data. A search of the literature was performed from the online database SCOPUS from January, 2009 to June, 2015. The search was focused from the following terms: 1. ‘Aged’ (Medical Subject Headings) [MeSH term]; 2. ‘Hospitalization’ (Medical Subject Headings) [MeSH term]; and 3. ‘Depression’ [MeSH term]. The choice of these terms was made from a careful conciliation, which applied to define our central matter of the article based on requested descriptors. Thus, the articles were evaluated with rigor to guarantee proper sampling.

Author Biography

Laryssa leal da Cruz Macedo

Residente em Clínica Médica,
Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade
Federal do Cariri –UFCA, Barbalha,
Ceará, Brazil.

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Published

2015-09-14

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Psychiatry & Mental Health