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PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN CHINESE OLDER ADULTS: A POPULATION-BASED STUDY
Yu, J (Yu, Jing)1,2; Li, J (Li, Juan)1; Cuijpers, P (Cuijpers, Pim)3,4; Wu, ST (Wu, Shengtao)1,2; Wu, ZY (Wu, Zhenyun)1
First AuthorYu, J (Yu, Jing)
2012-03
Source PublicationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY
Correspondent Emaillijuan@psych.ac.cn
ISSN0885-6230
SubtypeArticle
Volume27Issue:3Pages:305-312
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Abstract

Objective: In China, the rapid socioeconomic transition and the consequential traditional culture change had significant influences on Chinese older-adult depression. In the present study, the prevalence, the potential risk, and the protective factors of depression in the Chinese older population were investigated. 

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with a nationwide representative Chinese sample of 4945 older adults; the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) was used as the measurement tool for depressive symptoms. Demographic and other self-reported related factors were taken into consideration. 

Results: The prevalence of self-reported depressive symptoms (CES-D >= 16) in the total study population was 39.86% (pre-old: 39.95%, young-old: 39.84%, old-old: 39.65%, oldest-old: 45.19%); CES-D score was significantly higher in the oldest-old group than in the three younger groups. Furthermore, multiple regression analysis indicated that age itself was not an effective predictor for depressive symptoms, whereas family support and health status explained most of the variation. 

Conclusions: The present study found a higher prevalence of depression in the Chinese older population compared with those reported two decades ago. Family support and health status were the most significant protective factors for depression in Chinese older adults. Traditional Chinese culture, which values family significantly and contributed to the previously reported lower prevalence rate, changed dramatically, which may explain the current higher prevalence. In addition to the deterioration of family support, the worsening of health status is another significant factor. Copyright (C) 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

KeywordDepression Chinese Older Adults Prevalence Age Family Support
Subject AreaPsychology Of Old Age,emotional Psychology
DOI10.1002/gps.2721
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Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
Language英语
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China [30770725, 31070916] ; National Science & Technology Pillar Program of China [2009BAI77B03] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences [KSCX2-YW-R-256]
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This study was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (30770725, 31070916), the National Science & Technology Pillar Program of China (2009BAI77B03), and the Knowledge Innovation Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (KSCX2-YW-R-256).

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Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/12901
Collection中国科学院心理健康重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorCuijpers, P (Cuijpers, Pim)
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Mental Hlth, Ctr Aging Psychol, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Sch, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Dept Clin Psychol, Amsterdam, Netherlands
4.Vrije Univ Amsterdam, EMGO Inst Hlth & Care Res, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Yu, J ,Li, J ,Cuijpers, P ,et al. PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN CHINESE OLDER ADULTS: A POPULATION-BASED STUDY[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY,2012,27(3):305-312.
APA Yu, J ,Li, J ,Cuijpers, P ,Wu, ST ,&Wu, ZY .(2012).PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN CHINESE OLDER ADULTS: A POPULATION-BASED STUDY.INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY,27(3),305-312.
MLA Yu, J ,et al."PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN CHINESE OLDER ADULTS: A POPULATION-BASED STUDY".INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY 27.3(2012):305-312.
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