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dc.contributor.authorAgyapong, Vincent I O
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Cathy
dc.contributor.authorMachale, Siobhan
dc.contributor.authorCotter, David
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-29T15:13:23Z
dc.date.available2011-03-29T15:13:23Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationFactors predicting adherence with psychiatric follow-up appointments for patients assessed by the liaison psychiatric team in the emergency department. 2010, 40 (2):217-28 Int J Psychiatry Meden
dc.identifier.issn0091-2174
dc.identifier.pmid20848877
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/126123
dc.description.abstractSeveral factors may predict adherence with psychiatric follow-up appointment for patients seen in the emergency department (ED) by liaison psychiatric teams. Awareness of these factors would allow for interventions targeted at vulnerable groups.
dc.description.abstractTo examine the factors which could predict adherence with psychiatric follow-up appointments for patients assessed in the ED by the liaison psychiatric team.
dc.description.abstractThe records of all patients assessed over a 3-month period by the liaison psychiatric team in the emergency department of Beaumont Hospital who were then referred for follow-up to their community mental health team were examined for relevant demographic and clinical variables. Phone contact was then made with the teams to which patients had been referred, to confirm the appointments made and if the patients had attended for their follow-up appointment. The data was analyzed with SPSS (version 17) using descriptive statistics and logistic regression.
dc.description.abstractOverall, 56% of the patients were found to have attended their follow-up appointments. Being previously known to psychiatric services was the only statistically significant predictor of adherence with out-patient appointments; with an odds ratio of 7 and p-value of 0.034 when controlling for other variables.
dc.description.abstractPatients who are not known to psychiatric services prior to assessment in the emergency department may need a more proactive outreach if compliance with psychiatric follow-up appointments is to be improved.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshAged
dc.subject.meshAppointments and Schedules
dc.subject.meshCommunity Mental Health Services
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studies
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Teaching
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshIreland
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged
dc.subject.meshPatient Care Team
dc.subject.meshPatient Compliance
dc.subject.meshPsychiatry
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation
dc.subject.meshWaiting Lists
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult
dc.titleFactors predicting adherence with psychiatric follow-up appointments for patients assessed by the liaison psychiatric team in the emergency department.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSt. Patrick's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. israelhans@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of psychiatry in medicineen
dc.description.provinceLeinster
html.description.abstractSeveral factors may predict adherence with psychiatric follow-up appointment for patients seen in the emergency department (ED) by liaison psychiatric teams. Awareness of these factors would allow for interventions targeted at vulnerable groups.
html.description.abstractTo examine the factors which could predict adherence with psychiatric follow-up appointments for patients assessed in the ED by the liaison psychiatric team.
html.description.abstractThe records of all patients assessed over a 3-month period by the liaison psychiatric team in the emergency department of Beaumont Hospital who were then referred for follow-up to their community mental health team were examined for relevant demographic and clinical variables. Phone contact was then made with the teams to which patients had been referred, to confirm the appointments made and if the patients had attended for their follow-up appointment. The data was analyzed with SPSS (version 17) using descriptive statistics and logistic regression.
html.description.abstractOverall, 56% of the patients were found to have attended their follow-up appointments. Being previously known to psychiatric services was the only statistically significant predictor of adherence with out-patient appointments; with an odds ratio of 7 and p-value of 0.034 when controlling for other variables.
html.description.abstractPatients who are not known to psychiatric services prior to assessment in the emergency department may need a more proactive outreach if compliance with psychiatric follow-up appointments is to be improved.


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