Journal article

Prevalence of Depression in Older Nursing Home Residents in High and Low Altitude Regions: A Comparative Study

Fei Wang, Shou Liu, Qinge Zhang, Chee H Ng, Xiling Cui, Dexing Zhang, Yu-Tao Xiang

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objective: Depressive symptoms (depression hereafter) is common in older adults, and closely associated with environmental factors. This study compared the prevalence of depression in older adults living in high-altitude and low-altitude regions, and their association with quality of life (QOL). Method: A total of 632 older nursing home residents were included, with 425 participants living in low-altitude and 207 participants living in high-altitude regions. Depression and QOL were assessed using standardized instruments. Results: The prevalence of depression was 26.9% (95% CI: 23.43-30.37%) in the whole sample of older nursing home residents, with 11.1% (95% CI: 8.01-14.05%) in those living..

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Grants

Awarded by Special Fund for Science and Technology of Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital


Awarded by National Science and Technology Major Project for investigational new drug


Awarded by Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission


Awarded by University of Macau


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by the Special Fund for Science and Technology of Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital (Grant no. 2017zh02), the National Science and Technology Major Project for investigational new drug (Grant no. 2018ZX09201014), the Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission (Grant no. Z181100001518005), and the University of Macau (Grant no. MYRG2019-00066-FHS).