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Article: Reciprocal relationship between fear of falling and depression in elderly Chinese primary care patients

TitleReciprocal relationship between fear of falling and depression in elderly Chinese primary care patients
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.asp
Citation
Aging And Mental Health, 2008, v. 12 n. 5, p. 587-594 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: The objective of the current study is to investigate the link between depression and fear of falling in Hong Kong Chinese older adults in primary are settings. Method: Using longitudinal data collected on 321 Chinese primary care patients 65 years of age and older, the authors investigated the reciprocal relationship between fear of falling and depression and examined whether functional disability and social functioning mediated the link between fear of falling and depression. Participants were recruited from three primary care units in Hong Kong. Subjects were assessed in Cantonese by two trained assessors with Minimum Data Set-Home Care twice over a period of one year. Results: Findings revealed that fear of falling at baseline significantly predicted depression at 12 month follow-up assessment after age, gender, marital status, education and depression at baseline were adjusted, but depression at baseline did not predict fear of falling at 12 months after fear of falling at baseline was adjusted. Moreover, social functioning mediated the impact of fear of falling on depression. Conclusion: The findings presented here indicate that fear of falling potentially increases the risk of depression in Chinese older adults in primary care settings. © 2008 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172207
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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.authorChi, Ien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:41Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationAging And Mental Health, 2008, v. 12 n. 5, p. 587-594en_US
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172207-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The objective of the current study is to investigate the link between depression and fear of falling in Hong Kong Chinese older adults in primary are settings. Method: Using longitudinal data collected on 321 Chinese primary care patients 65 years of age and older, the authors investigated the reciprocal relationship between fear of falling and depression and examined whether functional disability and social functioning mediated the link between fear of falling and depression. Participants were recruited from three primary care units in Hong Kong. Subjects were assessed in Cantonese by two trained assessors with Minimum Data Set-Home Care twice over a period of one year. Results: Findings revealed that fear of falling at baseline significantly predicted depression at 12 month follow-up assessment after age, gender, marital status, education and depression at baseline were adjusted, but depression at baseline did not predict fear of falling at 12 months after fear of falling at baseline was adjusted. Moreover, social functioning mediated the impact of fear of falling on depression. Conclusion: The findings presented here indicate that fear of falling potentially increases the risk of depression in Chinese older adults in primary care settings. © 2008 Taylor & Francis.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
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dc.subject.meshAccidental Fallsen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshChina - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDepression - Ethnology - Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFear - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFrail Elderly - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterviews As Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Careen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.titleReciprocal relationship between fear of falling and depression in elderly Chinese primary care patientsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607860802343068en_US
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dc.identifier.volume12en_US
dc.identifier.issue5en_US
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