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Article: Pain and depression among Hong Kong Chinese older adults with knee osteoarthritis

TitlePain and depression among Hong Kong Chinese older adults with knee osteoarthritis
Authors
KeywordsKnee pain
Depression
Elderly Chinese
Issue Date2009
PublisherThe Mental Health Association of Hong Kong. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mhahk.org.hk/chi/sub4_1_info_a1.htm
Citation
Hong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 2009, v. 35 n. 2, p. 63-68 How to Cite?
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the relative contribution of pain, functional disability, sleep problems, and restricted social activity to depression among Chinese older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Cross-sectional analysis of data was conducted from a random sample of 201 older adults with knee osteoarthritis who were interviewed by well-trained interviewers. Almost one third (31.8%) of the 201 subjects reported elevated level of depressive symptoms assessed by Geriatric Depression Scale. Logistic regression analyses revealed that pain and social activity were significantly related to depression, while pain and restricted social activity were persistently associated with depression. This is of particular clinical importance because effective intervention could be developed to enhance social activity, which could break the link between pain and depression in this group of older patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82396
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dc.contributor.authorChow, NWSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChou, KL-
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:28:47Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:28:47Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 2009, v. 35 n. 2, p. 63-68en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1560-9294-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82396-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to examine the relative contribution of pain, functional disability, sleep problems, and restricted social activity to depression among Chinese older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Cross-sectional analysis of data was conducted from a random sample of 201 older adults with knee osteoarthritis who were interviewed by well-trained interviewers. Almost one third (31.8%) of the 201 subjects reported elevated level of depressive symptoms assessed by Geriatric Depression Scale. Logistic regression analyses revealed that pain and social activity were significantly related to depression, while pain and restricted social activity were persistently associated with depression. This is of particular clinical importance because effective intervention could be developed to enhance social activity, which could break the link between pain and depression in this group of older patients.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherThe Mental Health Association of Hong Kong. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mhahk.org.hk/chi/sub4_1_info_a1.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Journal of Mental Healthen_HK
dc.relation.ispartof香港心理衛生會會刊zh_HK
dc.subjectKnee pain-
dc.subjectDepression-
dc.subjectElderly Chinese-
dc.titlePain and depression among Hong Kong Chinese older adults with knee osteoarthritisen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1560-9294&volume=35&issue=2&spage=63&epage=68&date=2009&atitle=Pain+and+depression+among+Hong+Kong+Chinese+older+adults+with+knee+osteoarthritis-
dc.identifier.emailChow, NWS: hrnwcws@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChow, NWS=rp00582en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros169555en_HK
dc.identifier.volume35-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage63-
dc.identifier.epage68-

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