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Article: Trajectories of social engagement and depressive symptoms among long-term care facility residents in Hong Kong

TitleTrajectories of social engagement and depressive symptoms among long-term care facility residents in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsLatent growth model
Long-term care facility residents
Social engagement
Depressive symptoms
Older people
Issue Date2013
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Age and Ageing, 2013, v. 42 n. 2, p. 215-222 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: although social engagement and depressive symptoms are important concerns for long-term care facility residents, the dynamic relationship between them has not been adequately studied. OBJECTIVE: this study examines the relationship between social engagement and depressive symptoms and changes in social engagement and depressive symptoms among Chinese residents of long-term care facilities over 6 years. Design and methods: a latent growth model was used to analyse six waves of data collected using the Resident Assessment Instrument Minimum Data Set 2.0 in the Hong Kong Longitudinal Study on Long-Term Care Facility Residents. Ten residential facilities with a total of 1,184 eligible older adults at baseline were included in the study. RESULTS: after controlling for demographic variables at baseline, a higher level of social engagement was associated with fewer depressive symptoms. Trajectories of social engagement were significantly related to trajectories of depressive symptoms. Participants who recorded positive social engagement growth reported reduction in depressive symptoms. CONCLUSION: the findings of our study extend previous research by showing that increased social engagement is associated with decreased depressive symptoms over time. In long-term residential care settings, it is important for services to engage residents in meaningful social activities in order to reduce depressive symptoms.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/181088
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dc.contributor.authorLou, VWQen_US
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorKwan, CWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, AYMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-19T11:34:05Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-19T11:34:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationAge and Ageing, 2013, v. 42 n. 2, p. 215-222en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-0729en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/181088-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: although social engagement and depressive symptoms are important concerns for long-term care facility residents, the dynamic relationship between them has not been adequately studied. OBJECTIVE: this study examines the relationship between social engagement and depressive symptoms and changes in social engagement and depressive symptoms among Chinese residents of long-term care facilities over 6 years. Design and methods: a latent growth model was used to analyse six waves of data collected using the Resident Assessment Instrument Minimum Data Set 2.0 in the Hong Kong Longitudinal Study on Long-Term Care Facility Residents. Ten residential facilities with a total of 1,184 eligible older adults at baseline were included in the study. RESULTS: after controlling for demographic variables at baseline, a higher level of social engagement was associated with fewer depressive symptoms. Trajectories of social engagement were significantly related to trajectories of depressive symptoms. Participants who recorded positive social engagement growth reported reduction in depressive symptoms. CONCLUSION: the findings of our study extend previous research by showing that increased social engagement is associated with decreased depressive symptoms over time. In long-term residential care settings, it is important for services to engage residents in meaningful social activities in order to reduce depressive symptoms.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofAge and Ageingen_US
dc.subjectLatent growth modelen_US
dc.subjectLong-term care facility residentsen_US
dc.subjectSocial engagementen_US
dc.subjectDepressive symptomsen_US
dc.subjectOlder peopleen_US
dc.titleTrajectories of social engagement and depressive symptoms among long-term care facility residents in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0002-0729&volume=&spage=&epage=&date=2013&atitle=Trajectories+of+social+engagement+and+depressive+symptoms+among+long-term+care+facility+residents+in+Hong+Kongen_US
dc.identifier.emailLou, VWQ: wlou@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChi, I: irischi@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailKwan, CW: cwkwan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, AYM: angleung@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ageing/afs159-
dc.identifier.pmid23117468-
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dc.identifier.hkuros213286en_US
dc.identifier.volume42-
dc.identifier.eissn1468-2834-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000316157400015-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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