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The longitudinal relationship between depressive symptoms and disability for older adults: a population-based study.

Authors
  • Chen, Chun-Min1
  • Mullan, Judy
  • Su, Yung-Yu
  • Griffiths, David
  • Kreis, Irene A
  • Chiu, Herng-Chia
  • 1 Department of Health Care Management, University of Kang Ning, Tainan, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2012
Volume
67
Issue
10
Pages
1059–1067
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/gls074
PMID: 22454375
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These findings demonstrate that disability is a stronger predictor of depressive symptoms than depressive symptoms are of disability. In addition, the prior existence of a health condition will lead to further deterioration of health conditions and that they often coexist.

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