P02-215 - Influence of climatic factors on mortality of psychiatric patients

  • Popovic V
  • Popovic I
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Abstract

Influence of climatic factors on human’s mental health was research in a lot of studies in the world last years. The aim of this study is identifying a relationship between various climatic factors and the mortality of psychiatric patients in Specialized psychiatric hospital ‘Gornja Toponica’ - Nis, Serbia. Methodology Data for our study we used from computer database in our Hospital. We analyzed one-year period. Climatic data we used from Meteorological station in Nis: temperature, pressure, moisture, wind, cloudiness and precipitation (rain, snow). We compared climatic factors in days when patients died and climatic factors in days without deaths in our hospital. Results There were 108 died psychiatric patients during the year, average 2 per week. In 11 days there were two or three deaths. 270 days were without deaths. Minimum deaths were in spring (April and May: 4 per month), and maximum were in winter (December and January: 12 per month). Average age of died patients were 70 years old. After analyzing of climatic factors we concluded that quickly changes of weather conditions have a large influence on mortality of psychiatric patients, and only value of climatic factors don't have influence on mortality.

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Popovic, V., & Popovic, I. (2010). P02-215 - Influence of climatic factors on mortality of psychiatric patients. European Psychiatry, 25, 838. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0924-9338(10)70829-4

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