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TitlePain and depression among Hong Kong Chinese older adults with knee osteoarthritis
 
AuthorsChow, NWS
Chou, KL
 
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
 
CitationHong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 2009, v. 35 n. 2, p. 63-68 [How to Cite?]
 
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.
 
ISSN1560-9294
 
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dc.contributor.authorChow, NWS
 
dc.contributor.authorChou, KL
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:28:47Z
 
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dc.date.issued2009
 
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.identifier.citationHong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 2009, v. 35 n. 2, p. 63-68 [How to Cite?]
 
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dc.languageeng
 
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.htm
 
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Journal of Mental Health
 
dc.relation.ispartof香港心理衛生會會刊
 
dc.subjectKnee pain
 
dc.subjectDepression
 
dc.subjectElderly Chinese
 
dc.titlePain and depression among Hong Kong Chinese older adults with knee osteoarthritis
 
dc.typeArticle
 
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