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Master Thesis

Intérêt du dépistage de la dépression dans la démence par un outil validé

Abstract : INTRODUCTION: In France, between 35 and 50% of patients with dementia are supposed to be depressed. However, only 15-50% of people with depression are diagnosed. Faced an aging population and thus an increasing number of demented patients in the future, it would be interesting to improve detection of depression. The main objective of this study is to examine whether there is an interest in using a screening test for depression, systematic, in demented patients. METHODS: We conducted a comparative, longitudinal, mono-centric study, with a recruitment in a Geriatric Assessment Center. We compared the observations of geriatricians, who did not use any diagnostic tools, during the first interview of demented patients with the result of the Cornell scale, considered the Gold-Standard. This scale, in our study, was completed by interviewing the primary caregiver by telephone contact. Indeed, it is validated for the detection of depression in people with dementia. It includes 19 questions, partitioned into 5 sub sections. RESULTS: Fifty-two patients were included in the study, from July 1st to December 10th. In this 52 patients, Increased sensitivity of the Cornell was found: 60% were diagnosed as depressed by the Gold-Standard against 23% by the clinic. No depressive profile appeared for people diagnosed as depressed by the Cornell, among those diagnosed by the clinician and those who were not.
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Romain Jailler. Intérêt du dépistage de la dépression dans la démence par un outil validé. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01132161⟩



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