Journal article

The China longitudinal ageing study: overview of the demographic, psychosocial and cognitive data of the Shanghai sample

Shifu Xiao, Matthew Lewis, David Mellor, Marita McCabe, Linda Byrne, Tao Wang, Jinghua Wang, Minjue Zhu, Yan Cheng, Cece Yang, Shuhui Dong

JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: China's ageing population will lead to increased neurodegenerative illness and age-related mental health problems. AIMS: The Chinese Longitudinal Ageing Study has been developed to better understand the impact of ageing on cognition and mental health. An overview of the sample, major diagnoses and results of the first wave of data collection is presented. METHOD: One thousand and sixty-eight elderly Chinese (42.2% male), mean age of 72.8 years (SD = 8.5) completed a comprehensive cognitive, psychosocial and mental health assessment. RESULTS: Mean MMSE score was 24.73 (SD = 6.17). Primary generalised anxiety was detected in 0.4% of the sample. Sub-clinical depression and depressiv..

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Grants

Awarded by National Pillar Program of China Ministry of Science and Technology


Awarded by National Key Clinical Disciplines at Shanghai Mental Health Center (Office of Medical Affairs, China Ministry of Health)


Awarded by National Key Clinical Disciplines at Shanghai Mental Health Center (OMA-MH)


Funding Acknowledgements

The National Pillar Program of China Ministry of Science and Technology (project number: 2009BAI77B03) and The National Key Clinical Disciplines at Shanghai Mental Health Center (Office of Medical Affairs, China Ministry of Health, 2011-873; OMA-MH, 2011-873).