PREVALENCE OF TARDIVE-DYSKINESIA, TARDIVE DYSTONIA, AND RESPIRATORY DYSKINESIA AMONG CHINESE PSYCHIATRIC-PATIENTS IN HONG-KONG
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AbstractObjective: Only scanty information on the prevalence of tardive dyskinesia in Chinese patients bas been available. This study was undertaken to examine the prevalence of tardive dyskinesia, tardive dystonia, and respiratory dyskinesia in Chinese psychiatric patients in Hong Kong. Method: All inpatients of a mental hospital in Hong Kong, except those in the admission and children's wards, were surveyed with the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale, and standard research criteria were used to establish the diagnosis of tardive dyskinesia. In addition, patients were screened for tardive dystonia, according to published criteria, and for respiratory dyskinesia by physical examination and laboratory tests. Results: Among the 91 7 patients surveyed, the prevalence rates were 9.3% for tardive dyskinesia, 0.4% for tardive dystonia, and 1.2% for respiratory dyskinesia. With multivariate analysis, greater age and a lower current dose of antipsychotic, but not the presence of mood disorder, were factors found to be significantly associated with tardive dyskinesia. Conclusions: The prevalence rates were much lower than those found in Western studies. This may indicate that there is an ethnic difference in the prevalence of these conditions. Prospective cross-cultural studies are necessary to explore this possibility.
All Author(s) ListCHIU H, SHUM P, LAU J, LAM L, LEE S
Journal nameAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Year1992
Month8
Day1
Volume Number149
Issue Number8
PublisherAMER PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
Pages1081 - 1085
ISSN0002-953X
eISSN1535-7228
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPsychiatry; PSYCHIATRY, SCI; PSYCHIATRY, SSCI

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