Depression Post-Hospitalization in Elderly Patients: a Systematic Review
Keywords:Depression Post-hospitalization, Elderly Patients, Systematic Review
Focusing on depression in elderly patients, a qualitative systematicÂ review of articles about depression in hospitalized aged people wasÂ realized on a basis of preselected data. A search of the literature wasÂ performed from the online database SCOPUS from January, 2009Â to June, 2015. The search was focused from the following terms: 1.Â â€˜Agedâ€™ (Medical Subject Headings) [MeSH term]; 2. â€˜Hospitalizationâ€™Â (Medical Subject Headings) [MeSH term]; and 3. â€˜Depressionâ€™ [MeSHÂ term]. The choice of these terms was made from a careful conciliation,Â which applied to define our central matter of the article based onÂ requested descriptors. Thus, the articles were evaluated with rigor toÂ guarantee proper sampling.
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