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Psychometric properties of EURO-D, a geriatric depression scale: A cross-cultural validation study
(BioMed Central, 2015)
Background: Many of the assessment tools used to study depression among older people are adaptations of instruments developed in other cultural setting. There is a need to validate those instruments in low and middle income ...
Geriatric depression and its relation with cognitive impairment and dementia
(Elsevier Ireland, 2014-09)
Different subtypes of depressive syndromes exist in late life; many of them have cognitive impairment and sometimes it is difficult to differentiate them from dementia. This research aimed to investigate subtypes of geriatric depression associated with cognitive impairment, searched for differential variables and tried to propose a study model. A hundred and eighteen depressive patients and forty normal subjects matched by age and educational level were evaluated with an extensive neuropsychological battery, scales to evaluate neuropsychiatric symptoms and daily life activities (DLA). Depressive patients were classified in groups by SCAN 2.1: Major Depression Disorder (MDD) (n: 31), Dysthymia Disorder (DD) (n: 31), Subsyndromal Depression Disorder (SSD) (n: 29), Depression due to Dementia (n: 27) (DdD). Neuropsychological significant differences (p < 0.05) were observed between depressive groups, demonstrating distinctive cognitive profiles. Moreover, significant differences (p < 0.05) were found in DLA between DdD vs all groups and MDD vs controls and vs SSD. Age of onset varied in the different subtypes of depression. Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) were significant variables that helped to differentiate depressive groups. Significant correlations between BDI and Neuropsychological tests were found in MDD and DD groups. Depressive symptoms and its relation with neuropsychological variables, MMSE, cognitive profiles, DLA and age of onset of depression should be taken into consideration for the study of subtypes of geriatric depression....
Geriatric Depression and Cognitive Impairment: A Follow up Study
(Omics International, 2016-06)
Introduction: Depression in older adults has become a major problem for public health. A high percentage of this population is under-diagnosed in primary care. The objectives of this work were firstly, to investigate the ...
Geriatric depression and alexithymia in family caregivers of patient with dementia: A cross sectional study
Caring for patients with dementia is a stressful process for caregivers which increases the risk of physical and mental problems, among which depressive disorders stand out. Aim: To determine the prevalence and predictors ...
Reducing anxiety, geriatric depression and worry in a sample of older adults through a mindfulness training program [Reducción de la ansiedad, la depresión geriátrica y la preocupación en una muestra de adultos mayores a través de un programa de entrenamiento en mindfulness]
(Sociedad Chilena de Psicologia Clinica, 2017)
The accuracy of diagnosis of major depression in patients with Parkinson's disease: a comparative study among the UPDRS, the geriatric depression scale and the Beck depression inventory
(Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO, 2008)
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the accuracy of diagnosis of major depression in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) using the UPDRS, the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS15) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). METHOD: ...
The relationship between depressive symptoms and family functioning in institutionalized elderly
(Univ Sao PaoloCerquera CesarBrasil, 2014)
Interleukin-1 beta Serum Levels is Increased in Antidepressant-Free Elderly Depressed Patients
(LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2010)
Objective: To assess the serum levels of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 beta) in elderly depressed patients in comparison with nondepressed healthy elderly subjects. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Tertiary memory clinic. ...
Depressive symptoms and level of physical activity in patients with Alzheimer's disease
Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the presence of depressive symptoms in patients with Alzheimer's disease, to assess whether there was an association between physical activity level and depressive symptoms ...