Journal article

Co-occurrence of depression with chronic diseases among the older population living in low- and middle-income countries: A compound health challenge

Mojtaba Lotfaliany, Bruno Agustini, Paul Kowal, Michael Berk, Mohammadreza Mohebbi

ANNALS OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY | QUADRANT HEALTHCOM INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the associations between mental and physical health conditions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aim of this study was to evaluate comorbidity of depression and other chronic diseases in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Data were obtained from the World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) implemented in 6 LMICs: China, Ghana, India, Mexico, the Russian Federation, and South Africa. A total of 33,508 participants age ≥50 were included in this analysis. Demographics, socioeconomic status, anthropometrics, depression, and chronic diseases status were collected using well-validated instruments in all cou..

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Grants

Awarded by Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the US National Institute on Aging (NIA)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship



Funding Acknowledgements

This research received no specific grant from any funding agency, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. SAGE is supported by the WHO and the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the US National Institute on Aging (NIA) through Interagency Agreements (OGHA 04034785; YA1323-08-CN-0020; Yl-AG-1005-01) with WHO and a Research Project Grant R01AG034479. Dr. Berk is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship (APP1059660). The sponsors did not have any role in study design; the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; the writing of the report; or the decision to submit the article for publication.