Frailty and depressive symptoms in older adults: data from the FIBRA study - UNICAMP
Nascimento, Priscila Pascarelli Pedrico, Batistoni, Samila Sathler Tavares, Neri, Anita Liberalesso
Psicol. Reflex. Crit.
DATA DE PUBLICAÇÃO
Abstract The relationship between the presence of depression, as measured by total score on the GDS-15 scale, and both pre-frailty and frailty status in community-dwelling elderly was determined. Two thousand four hundred and two elderly residents from seven Brazilian cities (M = 72.3 years, SD = 5.5; 66 % female) were evaluated according to the five criteria comprising the frailty phenotype. Participants answered a self-report inventory of diseases, of performance on advanced and instrumental activities of daily living, and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15). The number and types of depressive symptoms were found to be higher among frail and pre-frail elderly. Thus, besides variability in depression prevalence among the frailty profiles there were also characteristic depressive symptoms for each profile of the syndrome.
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