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Article: Prevalence of depression and its correlates in Hong Kong's Chinese older adults

TitlePrevalence of depression and its correlates in Hong Kong's Chinese older adults
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://ajgp.psychiatryonline.org/
Citation
American Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2005, v. 13 n. 5, p. 409-416 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: Because of the rapid aging of the population and inconsistent findings of previous epidemiological studies in Hong Kong, a prevalence study of depression among older adults was timely. The authors assessed the prevalence of depression among older adults and identified factors associated with it. Methods: The authors interviewed a random representative sample of 917 community-dwelling Chinese adults age 60 and over. The 15-item Chinese Geriatric Depression Scale with a cutoff of ≥8 was used to identify clinically significant depression in the older adults. Results: The authors found that 11.0% and 14.5% of older Chinese men and women, respectively, scored above the cutoff, a prevalence rate similar to those found in other countries, including the United States, England, and Finland. Factors that were associated with an increased likelihood of depression among older adults included poor self-rated health, long-term pain, vision problems, higher level of impairment in activities of daily living, residing in Hong Kong less than 20 years, financial strain, and having less social support. Conclusions: The prevalence rate of depression among older Chinese adults in Hong Kong is more or less similar to rates found in Western countries. The data suggest that older adults who receive less social support are more likely to be depressed. © 2005 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172100
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.13
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.653
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dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_US
dc.contributor.authorChiu, HFKen_US
dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, KSen_US
dc.contributor.authorKwan, CWen_US
dc.contributor.authorConwell, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorCaine, Een_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:08Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2005, v. 13 n. 5, p. 409-416en_US
dc.identifier.issn1064-7481en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172100-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Because of the rapid aging of the population and inconsistent findings of previous epidemiological studies in Hong Kong, a prevalence study of depression among older adults was timely. The authors assessed the prevalence of depression among older adults and identified factors associated with it. Methods: The authors interviewed a random representative sample of 917 community-dwelling Chinese adults age 60 and over. The 15-item Chinese Geriatric Depression Scale with a cutoff of ≥8 was used to identify clinically significant depression in the older adults. Results: The authors found that 11.0% and 14.5% of older Chinese men and women, respectively, scored above the cutoff, a prevalence rate similar to those found in other countries, including the United States, England, and Finland. Factors that were associated with an increased likelihood of depression among older adults included poor self-rated health, long-term pain, vision problems, higher level of impairment in activities of daily living, residing in Hong Kong less than 20 years, financial strain, and having less social support. Conclusions: The prevalence rate of depression among older Chinese adults in Hong Kong is more or less similar to rates found in Western countries. The data suggest that older adults who receive less social support are more likely to be depressed. © 2005 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://ajgp.psychiatryonline.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatryen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group - Psychology - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshCausalityen_US
dc.subject.meshComorbidityen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Cultural Comparisonen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshDepression - Diagnosis - Epidemiology - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshGeriatric Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMental Status Schedule - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPersonality Inventory - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshPsychometrics - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.titlePrevalence of depression and its correlates in Hong Kong's Chinese older adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1176/appi.ajgp.13.5.409en_US
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