Depressão no idoso: sintomas em indivíduos institucionalizados e não-institucionalizados

Translated title of the contribution: Depression in the elderly: symptoms in institutionalised and non-institutionalised individuals

João Frade, Patrícia Barbosa, Susana Cardoso, Carla Nunes

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Abstract

Theoretical framework: Psychiatric disorders in the elderly are common and responsible for the loss of autonomy, worsening of pre-existing conditions and self-care negligence. Objectives: This study aims to assess the association between institutionalisation and depression in the elderly. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted with a group of elderly people aged 65 years or more. The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) was applied. Results: The sample was composed of 75 elderly people aged between 65 and 91 years: 44 were institutionalised and 31 lived in the community. The prevalence of depression symptoms was higher in single and widowed elders than in married elders (p
Translated title of the contributionDepression in the elderly: symptoms in institutionalised and non-institutionalised individuals
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)41-49
JournalRevista de Enfermagem Referência
VolumeSérie IV
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2015

Keywords

  • NURSING

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