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Article: Chronic fatigue and affective disorders in older adults: Evidence from the 2007 British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey

TitleChronic fatigue and affective disorders in older adults: Evidence from the 2007 British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey
Authors
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
Citation
Journal Of Affective Disorders, 2013, v. 145 n. 3, p. 331-335 How to Cite?
Abstract
Background: 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.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172318
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2013 Impact Factor: 3.705
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.847
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dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:21:23Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:21:23Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Affective Disorders, 2013, v. 145 n. 3, p. 331-335en_US
dc.identifier.issn0165-0327en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172318-
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.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jaden_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Affective Disordersen_US
dc.subjectChronic Fatigueen_US
dc.subjectComorbidityen_US
dc.subjectMedical Conditionen_US
dc.subjectRisk Factorsen_US
dc.titleChronic fatigue and affective disorders in older adults: Evidence from the 2007 British National Psychiatric Morbidity Surveyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChou, KL=rp00583en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jad.2012.08.012en_US
dc.identifier.pmid22940497-
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000314686600008-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChou, KL=7201905320en_US

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