ผู้วิจัย/Authors: Patcharin Wanichanon
ชื่อเรื่อง/Title: Red cell folate levels in psychogeriatric patients
แหล่งที่มา/Source: Journal of The Psychiatric Association of Thailand, Vol. 47 No.2 April-June 2002. P. 135
รายละเอียด / Details:
Objective: To determine the prevalence of low red cell folate levels among elderly psychogeriatric patients of Somdet chaopraya hospital. Results Of the total subjects 21.6% had red cell folate at the low or lower than 200ng/ml while 25.9% had red cell folate at the very low level or lower than 150 ng/ml.Besides the largest groups of patients with other organic brain syndrome also had either low or very low red cell folate In addition alcoholic patients had the lowest mean of red cell folate level among all groups of patients investigated. It is also worth noting that folate deficiency generally occureed simultaneously with a low level of hemoglobin as half of the patients with very low red cell folate and almost half of the patients with low red cell folate were anemic Conclusions Low level of red cell folate was commom om elderly patients treated in Somdet chaopraya hospital.
Keywords: red cell folate, psychogeriatric patients, folate level, psychosis, elderly, psychiatry
Address: The Psychiatric Association of Thailand.
Country of publication: Thailand.
Category: Abstract Journal.