The influence of multi-morbidity and self-reported socio-economic standing on the prevalence of depression in an elderly Hong Kong population
- Why older people living with a spouse are less likely to be institutionalized: The role of socioeconomic factors and health characteristics. Nihtilä, Elina; Martikainen, Pekka // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Jan2008, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p13
Aims: To examine whether the lower risk of institutionalization among older adults living with a spouse as compared with those living alone or with other persons could be explained by socioeconomic factors, housing, and chronic medical conditions. Methods: We used population-based follow-up data...
- MALNUTRITION AND DEPRESSION IN RECENTLY HOSPITALISED ELDERLY IN CAIRO. ABD-AL-ATTY IBRAHIM, MUHAMMAD FOUAD // Bold;Feb2013, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p24
Background: Malnutrition and depression are highly prevalent in the institutionalised elderly and can lead to unfavourable outcomes. Objective: To test the hypothesis that reduced mood is associated with malnutrition in recently hospitalised elderly. Design: A cross-sectional study conducted on...
- Subjective memory complaints in the elderly: depressive symptoms and future dementia. Schmand, Ben; Jonker, Cees; Geerlings, Miriam I.; Lindeboom, Jaap // British Journal of Psychiatry;Oct97, Vol. 171, p373
Background Population studies indicate that subjective memory complaints by elderly people are correlated with cognitive performance. These complaints have some predictive power regarding the development of dementia. The present study attempted to replicate this finding, and investigated which...
- Socioeconomic factors from midlife predict mobility limitation and depressed mood three decades later; Findings from the AGES-Reykjavik Study. AI Groffen, Daniëlle; Koster, Annemarie; Bosma, Hans; van den Akker, Marjan; Aspelund, Thor; Siggeirsdóttir, Kristín; Kempen, Gertrudis I. J. M.; van Eijk, Jacques ThM; Eiriksdottir, Gudny; Jónsson, Pálmi V.; Launer, Lenore J.; Gudnason, Vilmundur; Harris, Tamara B. // BMC Public Health;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Background: Taking into account our rapidly ageing population, older people are of particular interest in studying health inequalities. Most studies of older persons only include measures of current socioeconomic status (SES) and do not take into account data from earlier stages of life. In...
- Depression in the Long-Term Care Setting. Huffman, Grace Brooke // American Family Physician;5/15/2002, Vol. 65 Issue 10, p2131
Presents information on a study by M.N. Brown and others on depression among elderly patients living in nursing homes. Description of the study and its results; Recommendations for the treatment of elderly patients with depression.
- Socioeconomic status and survival among older adults with dementia and depression. Ruoling Chen; Zhi Hu; Li Wei; Wilson, Kenneth // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jun2014, Vol. 204 Issue 6, p436
Background People from lower socioeconomic groups have a higher risk of mortality. The impact of low socioeconomic status on survival among older adults with dementia and depression remains unclear. Aims To investigate the association between socioeconomic status and mortality in people with...
- Depression and Vision and Hearing Impairments in Later Life. Horowitz, Amy // Generations;Spring2003, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p32
Discusses the relationship of vision and hearing impairment to late-life depression. Pathways from sensory loss to depression; Relationship between depression and rehabilitation; Risk factor for the onset of depressive symptoms and disorders.
- Depression in Older Adults With Hearing Loss. Mullins, Tina // ASHA Leader;11/16/2004, Vol. 9 Issue 21, p12
Focuses on the incidence of depression among older adults with serious illness. Complications of depressive symptoms; Susceptibility of depressed individuals to other illnesses; Significance of awareness of a variety of clinical and behavioral clues in identifying depression in older adults.
- Role of depressive and cognitive status in self-reported evaluation of quality of life in older people: comparing proxy and physician perspectives. Scocco, Paolo; Fantoni, Giovanna; Caon, Federico // Age & Ageing;Mar2006, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p166
Objective: to assess the quality of life (QOL) of older adults aged over 65 years, who were healthy or suffering from depressive syndrome (DS) and/or Alzheimer's disease (AD); to analyse agreement between participants' and proxies' QOL ratings; to evaluate the association between participants'...