- 熊本大学医学部保健学科紀要 (ISSN:18807151)
- vol.5, pp.9-18, 2009-02-27
The purpose of this study was to show the effectiveness of psychiatric liaison consultation team for the people with chronic illness in the general hospital. Psychiatric liaison consultation team was constructed by certified nurse specialist (CNS), psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, nurse and social worker. Case manager was CNS and team intervened to the patients according to the standard of intervention by team. Intervention had been implemented by CNS mainly. Thirty one patients who consented to this study were intervened by CNS and team between July of 2007 and Feb.2008. They had chronic illness which was SLE, cancer and other physical illness without mental illness. BPRS, GAF, and LSP were written by CNS at the time of baseline before intervention and at the end time of intervention. Furthermore patients wrote CES-D and SF-36 by themselves at the baseline and the end point of intervention. Those questionnaires were returned by mail. CSQ was written by patients at the end of intervention. Thirty one patients had high depression score at the baseline and after intervention depressive state was improved. And they had lower SF-36 compared with that of the people who had chronic illness in another study. Furthermore they needed to be supported psychosocially by CNS to prevent worse their symptom. And they had psychosocial needs and those needs should be intervened by interdisciplinary team. In conclusion, the role of CNS and interdisciplinary team were discussed in order to meet the patients' needs and to prevent worse their symptom in the general hospitals.