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Article: Fear of falling and depressive symptoms in Chinese elderly living in nursing homes: Fall efficacy and activity level as mediator or moderator?

TitleFear of falling and depressive symptoms in Chinese elderly living in nursing homes: Fall efficacy and activity level as mediator or moderator?
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.asp
Citation
Aging And Mental Health, 2005, v. 9 n. 3, p. 255-261 How to Cite?
AbstractDepression is a common problem for many Hong Kong Chinese elderly, especially those living in nursing homes. This study examines the relationship between fear of falling and depressive symptoms as well as the role of participation in physical activity and fall efficacy in the linkage between the fear of falling and depression. A sample of 100 residents living in nursing homes were interviewed. Using multiple regression models, we found that elderly persons who had greater fear of falling tended to report depressive symptoms more frequently after controlling socio-demographic and physical health status variables. In addition, activity involvement and fall efficacy acted as mediators and moderators in the link between the fear of falling and depression. Policy makers and aged care professional practitioners should find these findings valuable in promoting activity to aid in the prevention of depression amongst the elderly population. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172103
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.861
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.967
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dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorYeung, FKCen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, ECHen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:08Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.citationAging And Mental Health, 2005, v. 9 n. 3, p. 255-261en_US
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172103-
dc.description.abstractDepression is a common problem for many Hong Kong Chinese elderly, especially those living in nursing homes. This study examines the relationship between fear of falling and depressive symptoms as well as the role of participation in physical activity and fall efficacy in the linkage between the fear of falling and depression. A sample of 100 residents living in nursing homes were interviewed. Using multiple regression models, we found that elderly persons who had greater fear of falling tended to report depressive symptoms more frequently after controlling socio-demographic and physical health status variables. In addition, activity involvement and fall efficacy acted as mediators and moderators in the link between the fear of falling and depression. Policy makers and aged care professional practitioners should find these findings valuable in promoting activity to aid in the prevention of depression amongst the elderly population. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.aspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAging and Mental Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshAccidental Falls - Prevention & Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshActivities Of Daily Livingen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshDepressionen_US
dc.subject.meshExerciseen_US
dc.subject.meshFearen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshNursing Homesen_US
dc.subject.meshSelf Efficacyen_US
dc.titleFear of falling and depressive symptoms in Chinese elderly living in nursing homes: Fall efficacy and activity level as mediator or moderator?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume9en_US
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