File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Living alone and depression in Chinese older adults

TitleLiving alone and depression in Chinese older adults
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.asp
Citation
Aging And Mental Health, 2006, v. 10 n. 6, p. 583-591 How to Cite?
AbstractWestern literature has repeatedly indicated a strong relationship between living alone and depression among the aged population, however, studies among the Chinese population are scarce. In this paper, we examine whether the association between living alone and depression is independent of health status, social support and financial strain among Chinese older adults, and subsequently assess whether such association persists after adjusting these variables. Cross-sectional data drawn from the Hong Kong Population Census consisting of 2,003 Chinese elderly people aged 60 or over were analyzed. Chi-square tests and logistic regression analyses revealed that living alone results in higher levels of depressive symptoms for older women but not for older men. This relationship remained significant even when socio-demographic variables, health indicators, social support, and financial strains were adjusted; yet, the impact of living alone with depression disappeared when all variables were controlled. In summary, this paper is the first to report that living alone is an independent risk factor contributing to depression among Chinese older women, as well as identifying certain significant factors including social support and health indicators that can affect and explain the link between living alone and depression. Preventive measures and related issues were discussed. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88092
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.861
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.967
ISI Accession Number ID
References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, AHYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:38:40Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:38:40Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAging And Mental Health, 2006, v. 10 n. 6, p. 583-591en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88092-
dc.description.abstractWestern literature has repeatedly indicated a strong relationship between living alone and depression among the aged population, however, studies among the Chinese population are scarce. In this paper, we examine whether the association between living alone and depression is independent of health status, social support and financial strain among Chinese older adults, and subsequently assess whether such association persists after adjusting these variables. Cross-sectional data drawn from the Hong Kong Population Census consisting of 2,003 Chinese elderly people aged 60 or over were analyzed. Chi-square tests and logistic regression analyses revealed that living alone results in higher levels of depressive symptoms for older women but not for older men. This relationship remained significant even when socio-demographic variables, health indicators, social support, and financial strains were adjusted; yet, the impact of living alone with depression disappeared when all variables were controlled. In summary, this paper is the first to report that living alone is an independent risk factor contributing to depression among Chinese older women, as well as identifying certain significant factors including social support and health indicators that can affect and explain the link between living alone and depression. Preventive measures and related issues were discussed. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAging and Mental Healthen_HK
dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in Aging & Mental Health, 2006, v. 10 n. 6, p. 583-591. Aging & Mental Health is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ with the open URL of your article.-
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Living - psychology-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshDepression - diagnosis - etiology-
dc.subject.meshSingle Person - psychology-
dc.subject.meshWidowhood - psychology-
dc.titleLiving alone and depression in Chinese older adultsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, AHY: andyho@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChou, KL=rp00583en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityHo, AHY=rp00650en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607860600641150en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid17050087-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-33750079866en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros130727-
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-33750079866&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume10en_HK
dc.identifier.issue6en_HK
dc.identifier.spage583en_HK
dc.identifier.epage591en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000241787100003-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChou, KL=7201905320en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridHo, AHY=36795402000en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChi, I=7005697907en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike894025-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats