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

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


TN Srinivasan1, TR Suresh2, S Rajkumar3 
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

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.


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Srinivasan T N, Suresh T R, Rajkumar S. Age Estimation in the Elderly : Relevance to Geriatric Research in Developing Countries.Indian J Psychiatry 1993;35:58-59


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