Depressive symptoms in the frail elderly: physical and psycho-social correlates

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social Work
Department Social Work
Creator Barusch, Amanda
Other Author Rogers, Anissa; Abu-Bader, Soleman H.
Title Depressive symptoms in the frail elderly: physical and psycho-social correlates
Date 1999
Description The elderly who suffer from chronic illness are at unusually high risk of depression and depressive symptoms. This study was conducted to describe the prevalence of depressive symptoms in a sample of chronically-ill elders and to examine the relationship between physical illness and depression, both as it is illuminated in a regression model and as it is understood by the respondents themselves. Interviews were conducted with a random sample of 100 clients in a community-based care program for low-income elderly at risk of nursing home placement. Over one-third of the sample (36%) reported significant depressive symptoms, as measured by the CES-D. Multiple regression analysis identified functional limitations, cognitive impairment and self-perception as significant correlates of depression in a model that explained 30 percent of the variance in CES-D scores.
Type Text
Publisher Baywood Publishing Co.
Journal Title International Journal of Aging and Human Development
Volume 49
Issue 2
First Page 107
Last Page 25
Subject Physical correlates; Psycho-social correlates
Subject LCSH Frail elderly; Older people; Depression in old age; Geriatric psychiatry
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Barusch, A., Rogers, A., & Abu-Bader, S. H. (1999). Depressive symptoms in the frail elderly: physical and psycho-social correlates. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 49(2), 107-25.
Rights Management (c)Baywood Publishing Company
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q24hjm
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