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Article: Stressful events and depressive symptoms among old women and men: A longitudinal study

TitleStressful events and depressive symptoms among old women and men: A longitudinal study
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherBaywood Publishing Co, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.baywood.com/journals/previewjournals.asp?id=0091-4150
Citation
International Journal Of Aging And Human Development, 2000, v. 51 n. 4, p. 275-293 How to Cite?
AbstractDepression is quite common among the elderly members of Hong Kong Chinese society. This study examined the impact of a series of common stressful life events (SLEs) on changes in depressive symptoms among the older people. The respondents were 260 people aged seventy years or older from a longitudinal study of a representative community sample of the elderly population in Hong Kong. Using multiple regression models, the authors found that, of eight SLEs examined, only widowhood was associated with depressive symptoms three years later, even after controlling sociodemographic, physical health status, and social support variables were applied. In addition, the SLE influenced the depression differently for men and women, as we found that the death of a spouse was associated with increased in depressive symptoms among elder women, and the moving out of children was associated with a decrease in depressive symptoms among old men. Finally, we also found a close relationship between number of SLEs and depression.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172034
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.507
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.315
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dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:19:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:19:45Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Aging And Human Development, 2000, v. 51 n. 4, p. 275-293en_US
dc.identifier.issn0091-4150en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172034-
dc.description.abstractDepression is quite common among the elderly members of Hong Kong Chinese society. This study examined the impact of a series of common stressful life events (SLEs) on changes in depressive symptoms among the older people. The respondents were 260 people aged seventy years or older from a longitudinal study of a representative community sample of the elderly population in Hong Kong. Using multiple regression models, the authors found that, of eight SLEs examined, only widowhood was associated with depressive symptoms three years later, even after controlling sociodemographic, physical health status, and social support variables were applied. In addition, the SLE influenced the depression differently for men and women, as we found that the death of a spouse was associated with increased in depressive symptoms among elder women, and the moving out of children was associated with a decrease in depressive symptoms among old men. Finally, we also found a close relationship between number of SLEs and depression.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBaywood Publishing Co, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.baywood.com/journals/previewjournals.asp?id=0091-4150en_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Aging and Human Developmenten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshChronic Diseaseen_US
dc.subject.meshDepression - Diagnosis - Epidemiology - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDisability Evaluationen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLife Change Eventsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten_US
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological - Epidemiology - Psychologyen_US
dc.titleStressful events and depressive symptoms among old women and men: A longitudinal studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.2190/VNJC-TQ4W-6T3R-6V9Ken_US
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dc.identifier.volume51en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.spage275en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
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