J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2006 Dec;10(2):84-89.

Analysis of Current Status of Management for Dementia between City and Country Health Center

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. antiaging@yonsei.ac.kr
  • 2Institution of Behavioral Science in Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Neuropsychiatry, College of Medicine, Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Department of Neuropsychiatry, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 5Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 6Severance Mental Health Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Koera.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
The purpose of this study was as follows: 1) to compare the current status of management for dementia between city and country health center. 2) to check the amount and detailed items of budgets for dementia in dementia counseling center, referral courses for registration of dementia patient, number of dementia patient referred to welfare institutions for the elderly. 3) to understand the troubles in management for dementia in health center and to provide baseline data about future community dementia management system. METHOD: The questionnaire was administered to 248 public health centers. The 162 collected questionnaires were used in analysis and the whole response rate was 65.3%. Questionnaire composed by general contents about dementia management in health center and dementia counseling center. Statistical analysis was conducted to compare the difference about each item in city and country health center.
RESULTS
City and country health center showed differences in number of registered dementia patient, budgets for dementia, referral courses for registration of dementia patient, number of dementia patient referred to institution, troubles in management for dementia in health center.
CONCLUSION
Current dementia management system does not meet the various needs of community for management of dementia. Thus, complementary strategies are needed to solve this problem.

Keyword

Dementia; Health center; Dementia counseling center
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