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Lisbeth Uhrskov Sørensen

Lisbeth Uhrskov Sørensen
Institute of Clinical Medicine Aarhus University & Aarhus University Hospital Psychiatry · Health and Department of Forensic Psychiatry

PhD MSc.(Econ) LSE

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This nationwide cross-sectional study of the lifetime prevalence and determinants of suicide attempts includes 90% of Greenlandic forensic psychiatric patients. Retrospective data were collected from electronic patient files, court documents, and forensic psychiatric assessments using a coding form from a similar study. We used unpaired t-tests and...
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Background and objectives There is sparse evidence that modern hospital architecture designed to prevent violence and self-harm can prevent restrictive practices (RP). We examine if the use of RPs was reduced by the structural change of relocating a 170-year-old psychiatric university hospital (UH) in Central Denmark Region (CDR) to a new modern pu...
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This article investigates how patients in forensic psychiatric wards in Denmark experienced the changes made to their everyday lives caused by COVID-19 prevention measures during the pandemic in 2020–2021. We used a qualitative ethnographic approach for collecting data and analyzed them using an inductive thematic approach. The empirical dataset co...
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Introduction Patients with schizophrenia suffer from increased mortality rates equivalent to 15-20 years shorter life expectancy. Up to 60% of this excess mortality can be explained by preventable, somatic conditions like cardiovascular, metabolic, and respiratory comorbidities. As forensic psychiatric (FP) patients often experience the triple stig...
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What is known on the subject? • Frontline forensic mental health staff often face challenges when providing recovery-orientated care, as they must balance between caring for the forensic psychiatric patient and at the same time ensuring safety and security for all other patients and staff at the ward. • Research shows that balancing between care an...
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Introduction In recovery-oriented care, forensic psychiatric nurses must engage in care relationships with patients (FPs) while focusing on ward security. Online video games (OVG) may provide a platform for negotiating power and social relations. Studies showing how OVG interventions may influence power balances in forensic psychiatric care are nee...
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Introduction Recently video gaming, have attracted considerable attention for its possible beneficial therapeutic effects, the possibility for testing behavior in safe artificial environments and as a tool for professionals and patients to build specific competencies for the everyday life. Also, a substantial amount of research suggests that videog...
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Introduction Prevention and treatment of aggression in psychiatric hospitals is achieved through appropriate medical treatment, professional skills, and optimized physical environment and architecture. Coercive measures are used as a last resort. In 2018 Aarhus University Hospital Psychiatry moved from 19th-century asylum buildings to a newly built...
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Background: The mortality of forensic psychiatric (FP) patients compared to non-forensic psychiatric (non-FP) patients has been sparsely examined. Methods: We conducted a matched cohort study and compared Danish male FP patients (n = 490) who underwent pre-trial forensic psychiatric assessment (FPA) 1980–1992 and were subsequently sentenced to psyc...
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Background: Certain antipsychotics are known to cause QTc interval prolongation, which has been associated with increased risk of arrhythmia and sudden death. Previous studies have investigated whether there is an association between oral antipsychotic dose and QTc interval prolongation, however only few have examined the association between antips...
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Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such path- way may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with a dog. The present study compared the immediate beh...
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Background: Previous studies have suggested that visiting dogs can have positive effects on elderly people in nursing homes. We wanted to study the effects of biweekly dog visits on sleep patterns and the psychiatric well-being of elderly people. Methods: A total of 100 residents (median age: 85.5 years; [79; 90]) from four nursing homes were ra...
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Objectives: Delirium shares symptoms with some mental illnesses. This may lead to misdiagnosis of delirium in psychiatric patients and a risk of inadequate management. Moreover, literature on delirium in psychiatric patients is sparse. The aim was to analyse possible changes in the diagnostic incidence of delirium in psychiatric patients from 1995...
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A total of 1281 patients were examined during consultation with their GP in a Nordic multicentre study focusing on the prevalence of psychiatric illness, hidden psychiatric morbidity, treatment and pathways to specialized care. The methodology and prevalence were reported in an accompanying paper. The present paper presents results concerning the v...
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The prevalence of mental illness in five different Scandinavian primary care populations was investigated in this study. Patients consecutively consulting their general practitioner a particular week-day were included in the study. Initially the SCL-25 was applied and next the high scores and a sample of the low scores were interviewed by the PSE....
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Det professionelle plejepersonale og den demente er ikke ligestillede kommunikationspartnere, men de er ligeværdige. Personen med de fleste ressourcer har ansvaret for at styre kommunikationen, så der bliver plads til anerkendelse og gensidighed.
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To describe the criterion validity of nursing home staff's assessment of organic disorder compared with ICD-10 criteria, and to identify determinants of staff assessment of organic disorder. Two hundred and eighty-eight residents were diagnosed using the GMS-AGECAT. Nursing staff members were interviewed about the residents' activities of Daily Liv...
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To characterise the prescription pattern of psychotropics in Danish nursing homes and to identify diagnostic, behavioural, cognitive and performance characteristics associated with prevalent psychotropic drug use. Prescribed daily medication was recorded from nurses' files. Based on the Anatomical Therapeutical Chemical (ATC) classification index,...
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Missing items in the Mini Mental State examination are dealt with in different ways. The main aims of this study were to calculate a weighted item score for organic disorder on the basis of the item score of the Standardized Mini Mental State Examination (SMMSE) test regardless of the completeness of the test and to compare the criterion validity o...
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PurposeTo characterise the prescription pattern of psychotropics in Danish nursing homes and to identify diagnostic, behavioural, cognitive and performance characteristics associated with prevalent psychotropic drug use.Methods Prescribed daily medication was recorded from nurses' files. Based on the Anatomical Therapeutical Chemical (ATC) classifi...
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The purpose of the study was to describe a Danish nursing home population. The study consists of 288 nursing home residents (median age 84.6 years, 68% females). The psychiatric morbidity of the residents was diagnosed with the GMS-AGECAT. The staff was interviewed about the residents' ADL, disturbing behaviour and therapeutic measures. Seventy-one...
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The study objective was to describe the service provision in geriatric psychiatry in 1997 and the trends in admission patterns for the elderly to psychiatric hospitals in Denmark from 1988 to 1996. Information concerning admission pattern was obtained from the Danish Psychiatric Case Register. The information on the supply of geriatric psychiatric...
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To study the prevalence of somatoform disorders (SDs) in primary care, a questionnaire including the modified 25-item version of the Symptom Checklist-90 was administered to 191 patients consecutively consulting their family physician. A stratified sample of the patients was interviewed with the Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry....
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The Danish National Board of Health recommends that the counties offer psychogeriatric services. The target group for geriatric psychiatry in the County of North Jutland only concerns elderly people with severe dementia. It has been our aim to describe and discuss the geriatric psychiatric supply of services and admission pattern for elderly with p...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the internal and external validity of the Whiteley Index as a screening instrument for somatization illness. A 14-item version of the Whiteley Index for hypochondriacal traits was given to 99 of 191 consecutive primary care patients, aged 18-65 years, and to 100 consecutive patients, aged 18-60 years, admitt...
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Unlabelled: The objectives were to study clinical symptoms of major depression in later life by using relevant assessment scales of psychopathology, behavioural disorders, and physical functioning. The evaluations on admission and at discharge were based on interdisciplinary observations and interview of patients. The study was carried out during...
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To validate the Danish version of the GMS-AGECAT (A3), the Standardized Mini Mental State Examination (SMMSE) and the Geriatric Depression Scale-15 (GDS-15) by comparing them to clinical ICD-10 criteria in a Danish nursing home population. With a participation of 91%, the study included 100 residents. All residents were interviewed with the GMS-AGE...
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Aim. To validate the Danish version of the GMS–AGECAT (A3), the Standardized Mini Mental State Examination (SMMSE) and the Geriatric Depression Scale-15 (GDS-15) by comparing them to clinical ICD-10 criteria in a Danish nursing home population.Methods. With a participation of 91%, the study included 100 residents. All residents were interviewed wit...
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The objectives of this report were to investigate the functional implications and the possible rehabilitation potentials of dementia, delirium, and psychosis in elderly inpatients, compared with that in depression. During 1 year, all patients in a psychogeriatric university clinic were assessed on admission and at discharge with a selection of rati...
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A total of 1,281 patients were examined during consultation with their GP in a Nordic multicentre study focusing on the prevalence of psychiatric illness, hidden psychiatric morbidity, treatment and pathways to specialized care. The methodology and prevalence were reported in an accompanying paper. The present paper presents results concerning the...
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During one year all patients with a diagnosis of depression in accordance with ICD-10, referred to a psychogeriatric department, were assessed at admission and discharge with a number of rating scales: The Brief Geriatric Depression Scale, Katz' ADL-index, the Multidimensional Dementia Assessment Scale, the Mini-Mental State Examination and the Fun...
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This paper describes the admission and discharge pattern in Danish psychiatric hospitals for first-ever admitted demented patients (290, 293.09, 293.19 ICD-8) aged 65 years and over admitted in the period 1972 to 1988. The results are based on data from the Danish Psychiatric Register. The admission rate, the commitment rate and the length of stay...
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Case records of 404 elderly patients (aged 65 years or more) who were admitted for the first time to the Psychiatric Hospital in Aarhus, with a diagnosis of dementia were investigated retrospectively. In 315 patients the diagnoses were confirmed as senile dementia (290.09) or arteriosclerotic dementia (293.09) according to ICD-8. Eighty-seven patie...
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This paper describes the admission and discharge pattern in a psychiatric hospital for 315 senile and arteriosclerotic demented patients (290.09, 293.09 ICD-8) aged 65 years and over and admitted for the first time. 47% (149) of the patients were admitted from other hospitals and temporary stays in nursing homes. A total of 203 (65%) of the patient...
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Case records of 404 elderly patients (aged 65 years or more) who were admitted for the first time to the Psychiatric Hospital in Aarhus were investigated retrospectively. In 315 patients the diagnoses were senile dementia (290.09) and arteriosclerotic dementia (293.09) according to ICD-8. Information about use of psychotropic drugs before admission...

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To study the interaction between hospital architecture and mental health with a specific focus upon the field of forensic psychiatry.
Archived project
To describe prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among nursing home resident To analyse determinants for use of psychotropic among nursing home residents To validate GMS-AGECAT and Geriatric Depression Scale