Factors associated with a diagnosis of major depression among HIV-infected elderly patients
Carmo Filho, Aureo do, Fakoury, Max Kopti, Eyer-Silva, Walter de Araujo, Neves-Motta, Rogerio, Kalil, Rosangela Souza, Ferry, Fernando Raphael de Almeida
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.
DATA DE PUBLICAÇÃO
Introduction Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is being increasingly reported among the elderly and major depression (MD) may be associated with suboptimal adherence to treatment. Methods Cross-sectional study on factors associated with MD among 72 HIV-infected elderly individuals. Results Twenty (27.7%) patients were found to have MD. The female gender (odds ratio [OR] = 10.65; p = 0.00586), a low CD4 count during the study (OR = 1.005247; p = 0.01539), and current smoking status (OR = 12.89; p = 0.01693) were independently associated with MD. Conclusions Our data underscore the need to attentively search and treat MD among HIV-infected elderly patients.
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