Mean hospital stay and treatment with electroconvulsive therapy

A. Palomo, J. R. Fortuny, Carolina Vidal, R. García, E. Bonet

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Introduction. The objective is to analyze if the mean hospital stay is less than the episodes or not in which electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is applied. Methods. With a retrospective design, we studied a sample of 30 patients in whom ECT was applied between 1996 and 2001. These patients were suffering a disorder for which ECT has been shown to be effective (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression). Each one of the episodes (n = 185) of these patients was studied, comparing the length of stay in the hospital in these patients in which ECT was applied (n = 135) with those where it was not (n = 50). Statistical analysis was carried out by non-parametric Mann-Whitney-U tests. The descriptive level of statistical significance was established at p < 0.05. Results. This work shows statistically significant differences between the treatment groups (p = 0.000), the length of stay being longer when ECT is applied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalActas Espanolas de Psiquiatria
Volume33
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Electroconvulsive Therapy
Length of Stay
Therapeutics
Nonparametric Statistics
Bipolar Disorder
Schizophrenia
Depression

Keywords

  • Efficacy
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Length of stay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Palomo, A., Fortuny, J. R., Vidal, C., García, R., & Bonet, E. (2005). Mean hospital stay and treatment with electroconvulsive therapy. Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria, 33(4), 205-209.

Mean hospital stay and treatment with electroconvulsive therapy. / Palomo, A.; Fortuny, J. R.; Vidal, Carolina; García, R.; Bonet, E.

In: Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria, Vol. 33, No. 4, 07.2005, p. 205-209.

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Palomo, A, Fortuny, JR, Vidal, C, García, R & Bonet, E 2005, 'Mean hospital stay and treatment with electroconvulsive therapy', Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 205-209.
Palomo A, Fortuny JR, Vidal C, García R, Bonet E. Mean hospital stay and treatment with electroconvulsive therapy. Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria. 2005 Jul;33(4):205-209.
Palomo, A. ; Fortuny, J. R. ; Vidal, Carolina ; García, R. ; Bonet, E. / Mean hospital stay and treatment with electroconvulsive therapy. In: Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria. 2005 ; Vol. 33, No. 4. pp. 205-209.
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