The relationship between cognitive impairment seen in chronic mental illness and dementia - what can mortality information tell us?
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- PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
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- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Summary We will be examining mortality data from patients who have chronic mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder.
There is inconsistent literature relating to the associations of cognitive impairment seen in chronic mental illness such as schizophrenia. Some authors have reported that the dementia seen in schizophrenia, phenotypically appears like Alzheimer's disease or behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia, however other authors have reported that the dementia seen in different and its own entity.
This project will examine these relationships and risk factors by investigating the mortality data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Death Index. Methods will include databasing of patients, data linkages and statistical analyses of standardised mortality ratios.
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PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
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