A demographic study of adolescent in-patients at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital 1986-1990 : implications for policy and intervention

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Hoorn, Svea en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Wallis, Jennifer Mary en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-20T12:27:56Z
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dc.date.issued 1993 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Wallis, J. 1993. A demographic study of adolescent in-patients at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital 1986-1990 : implications for policy and intervention. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21808
dc.description Bibliography: pages 108-115. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The aim of the proposed study is to evaluate demographic factors and treatment characteristics contained in the historical records of those treated as in-patients at the Sonstraal Adolescent unit of Lentegeur Hospital, during the period 1986 to 1990. This demographic study details the following aspects of the adolescent in-patients: size, that is, numbers of those admitted to the unit; composition, including age, sex and area. Treatment characteristics such as reasons for admission, diagnosis of psychopathology, referral agent on admission and discharge and length of stay in the unit are considered. The data for the study have been extracted from the clinical records contained at Sonstraal, namely , the 'Clinical Summary on Discharge' form. This form is completed by the therapist of each adolescent attending the unit. The EpiInfo computer programmes have been utilised to create a database and to select the appropriate procedures and statistics which form the basis for data analysis and interpretation. Data interpretation includes an analysis of the emerging trends and details the implications for policy issues, unit staffing and treatment options. Analysis of the trends and comparisons with literature findings have facilitated the generation of hypotheses which could be tested in future studies. This study therefore provides a working document for future prioritising and planning of in-patient, out-patient and community mental health services to adolescents, their families and communities. This involves recommendations for intervention and community involvement. In addition, the study provides a basis for future research into adolescent mental health care. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Educational Psychology en_ZA
dc.subject.other Teenagers - Mental health services - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Community mental health services for teenagers - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Mental health services - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title A demographic study of adolescent in-patients at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital 1986-1990 : implications for policy and intervention en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Educational Research en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MEd en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Wallis, J. M. (1993). <i>A demographic study of adolescent in-patients at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital 1986-1990 : implications for policy and intervention</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Educational Research. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21808 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Wallis, Jennifer Mary. <i>"A demographic study of adolescent in-patients at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital 1986-1990 : implications for policy and intervention."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Educational Research, 1993. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21808 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Wallis JM. A demographic study of adolescent in-patients at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital 1986-1990 : implications for policy and intervention. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Educational Research, 1993 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21808 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Wallis, Jennifer Mary AB - The aim of the proposed study is to evaluate demographic factors and treatment characteristics contained in the historical records of those treated as in-patients at the Sonstraal Adolescent unit of Lentegeur Hospital, during the period 1986 to 1990. This demographic study details the following aspects of the adolescent in-patients: size, that is, numbers of those admitted to the unit; composition, including age, sex and area. Treatment characteristics such as reasons for admission, diagnosis of psychopathology, referral agent on admission and discharge and length of stay in the unit are considered. The data for the study have been extracted from the clinical records contained at Sonstraal, namely , the 'Clinical Summary on Discharge' form. This form is completed by the therapist of each adolescent attending the unit. The EpiInfo computer programmes have been utilised to create a database and to select the appropriate procedures and statistics which form the basis for data analysis and interpretation. Data interpretation includes an analysis of the emerging trends and details the implications for policy issues, unit staffing and treatment options. Analysis of the trends and comparisons with literature findings have facilitated the generation of hypotheses which could be tested in future studies. This study therefore provides a working document for future prioritising and planning of in-patient, out-patient and community mental health services to adolescents, their families and communities. This involves recommendations for intervention and community involvement. In addition, the study provides a basis for future research into adolescent mental health care. DA - 1993 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1993 T1 - A demographic study of adolescent in-patients at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital 1986-1990 : implications for policy and intervention TI - A demographic study of adolescent in-patients at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital 1986-1990 : implications for policy and intervention UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21808 ER - en_ZA


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