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Article: Chronic fatigue and affective disorders in older adults: Evidence from the 2007 British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey
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TitleChronic fatigue and affective disorders in older adults: Evidence from the 2007 British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey
 
AuthorsChou, KL1
 
KeywordsChronic Fatigue
Comorbidity
Medical Condition
Risk Factors
 
Issue Date2013
 
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jad
 
CitationJournal Of Affective Disorders, 2013, v. 145 n. 3, p. 331-335 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2012.08.012
 
AbstractBackground: Although chronic fatigue is common in old age, the association between chronic fatigue and common affective disorders is largely unknown. Aims: To fill this research gap, the present study aims to determine the relationship between chronic fatigue and common psychiatric disorders among older adults aged 65 and older. Method: A national representative sample of 1793 England community-dwelling respondents aged 65 and above was assessed in the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) using the Revised Clinical Interview Schedule to measure chronic fatigue and common psychiatric disorders. Demographic characteristics, medical conditions, and four health-related variables based on the Short Form 12 were also measured. Results: The prevalence of chronic fatigue was 18.6%. Bivariate analyses revealed that chronic fatigue was more common among women and non-white ethnicities. In addition, chronic fatigue was significantly related to depression, mixed anxiety and depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder after adjusting for demographic variables, medical conditions, and four other health-related variables. Conclusion: The prevalence rate of chronic fatigue in our sample is higher than a previous study. The psychiatric comorbidity of chronic fatigue supports the notion that chronic fatigue has a strong impact on quality of life in old age. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
 
ISSN0165-0327
2013 Impact Factor: 3.705
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.847
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2012.08.012
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000314686600008
 
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dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:21:23Z
 
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:21:23Z
 
dc.date.issued2013
 
dc.description.abstractBackground: Although chronic fatigue is common in old age, the association between chronic fatigue and common affective disorders is largely unknown. Aims: To fill this research gap, the present study aims to determine the relationship between chronic fatigue and common psychiatric disorders among older adults aged 65 and older. Method: A national representative sample of 1793 England community-dwelling respondents aged 65 and above was assessed in the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) using the Revised Clinical Interview Schedule to measure chronic fatigue and common psychiatric disorders. Demographic characteristics, medical conditions, and four health-related variables based on the Short Form 12 were also measured. Results: The prevalence of chronic fatigue was 18.6%. Bivariate analyses revealed that chronic fatigue was more common among women and non-white ethnicities. In addition, chronic fatigue was significantly related to depression, mixed anxiety and depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder after adjusting for demographic variables, medical conditions, and four other health-related variables. Conclusion: The prevalence rate of chronic fatigue in our sample is higher than a previous study. The psychiatric comorbidity of chronic fatigue supports the notion that chronic fatigue has a strong impact on quality of life in old age. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
 
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dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Affective Disorders, 2013, v. 145 n. 3, p. 331-335 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2012.08.012
 
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2012.08.012
 
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000314686600008
 
dc.identifier.issn0165-0327
2013 Impact Factor: 3.705
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.847
 
dc.identifier.pmid22940497
 
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172318
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jad
 
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
 
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dc.subjectChronic Fatigue
 
dc.subjectComorbidity
 
dc.subjectMedical Condition
 
dc.subjectRisk Factors
 
dc.titleChronic fatigue and affective disorders in older adults: Evidence from the 2007 British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong