Depression Post-Hospitalization in Elderly Patients: a Systematic Review
Focusing on depression in elderly patients, a qualitative systematic review of articles about depression in hospitalized aged people was realized on a basis of preselected data. A search of the literature was performed from the online database SCOPUS from January, 2009 to June, 2015. The search was focused from the following terms: 1. ‘Aged’ (Medical Subject Headings) [MeSH term]; 2. ‘Hospitalization’ (Medical Subject Headings) [MeSH term]; and 3. ‘Depression’ [MeSH term]. The choice of these terms was made from a careful conciliation, which applied to define our central matter of the article based on requested descriptors. Thus, the articles were evaluated with rigor to guarantee proper sampling.
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