New potential clinical indicators of consultation-liaison psychiatry's effectiveness in Brazilian general hospitals

New potential clinical indicators of consultation-liaison psychiatry's effectiveness in Brazilian general hospitals

Author Citero, Vanessa de Albuquerque Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Andreoli, Paola Bruno de Araujo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nogueira-Martins, Luiz Antonio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Andreoli, Sergio Baxter Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Virginia Commonwealth Univ
Albert Einstein Hosp
Univ Catolica Santos
Abstract The authors identified patients' subjective well-being (SWB), relatives' satisfaction with their information needs, and the medical team's difficulty in helping patients, as potential indicators of effectiveness of consultation-liaison psychiatry. A random sampling of 74 beds was carried out (1 bed= 1 patient + 1 relative + 1 nurse + 1 physician). There were negative correlations between SWB and anxious and depressive symptoms, and positive correlations with nurses' difficulty in helping patients and patients' depressive symptoms, nurses' difficulty in helping patients and their perception about anxious and depressive symptoms; and physicians' difficulty in helping patients and their perception about anxious and depressive symptoms. Patients' SWB and difficulty in helping them constituted potential indicators in consultation-liaison psychiatry, whereas relatives' satisfaction did not.
Language English
Date 2008-01-01
Published in Psychosomatics. Arlington: Amer Psychiatric Publishing, Inc, v. 49, n. 1, p. 29-38, 2008.
ISSN 0033-3182 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Amer Psychiatric Publishing, Inc
Extent 29-38
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.psy.49.1.29
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000252151200006
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/45168

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