Indian Journal of PsychiatryIndian Journal of Psychiatry
Home | About us | Current Issue | Archives | Ahead of Print | Submission | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact | Login 
    Users online: 660 Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this article Email this article Bookmark this page
Search Again
 Back
 Table of Contents
 
 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert
 Add to My List
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed515    
    Printed24    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded69    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 
ARTICLE
Year : 1993  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-59

Age Estimation in the Elderly : Relevance to Geriatric Research in Developing Countries


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Porur, Madras - 600116, India
2 Tutor, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Porur, Madras - 600116, India
3 Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital, Madras - 600 003, India

Correspondence Address:
T N Srinivasan
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Porur, Madras - 600116
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 21776172

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

The accurate estimation of age is an important area in geriatric research. The lack of suitable records in developing countries coupled with illiteracy makes this process difficult. Fifty patients were studied in order to assess their age by means of a checklist which contained significant personal and historical events. The average patient was found to under-report his age by three years.



[PDF]*

        

Print this article         Email this article