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dc.contributor.authorAbolfotouh, M.A.
dc.contributor.authorDaffallah, A.A.
dc.contributor.authorKhan, M.Y.
dc.contributor.authorKhattab, M.S.
dc.contributor.authorAbdulmoneim, I.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:02:58Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:02:58Z
dc.date.issued2001EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0703/emhj_2001_7_3_481_491.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119044
dc.description481491EN
dc.description.abstractPsychosocial assessment of geriatric subjects was carried out through a home-based survey of people aged 65 years and over [‎n = 810]‎ in the catchment areas of 3 primary health care centres. All the participants had a structured interview and were given a short version of the geriatric depression scale. Depression was found in 17.5% of the subjects, more commonly in women [‎27.7% versus 12.7%]‎. The combined effect of impaired perceived health status [‎52.4%]‎ and functional capacity [‎26.6%]‎, loneliness [‎4.5%]‎, single status [‎24.3%]‎, and lack of education [‎80.5%]‎ explained 23.7% of the variance in depression score by multiple regression analysis. Depression is a problem among the geriatric population in the region, especially women. Periodic home psychosocial screening of geriatrics is recommendedEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectActivities of Daily LivingEN
dc.subjectAge DistributionEN
dc.subjectAgedEN
dc.subjectDepressive DisorderEN
dc.subjectEducational StatusEN
dc.subjectInterview, PsychologicalEN
dc.subjectMass ScreeningEN
dc.subjectPsychiatric Status Rating ScalesEN
dc.subjectRisk FactorsEN
dc.subjectSex DistributionEN
dc.subjectUrban HealthEN
dc.subject.meshGeriatric AssessmentEN
dc.titlePsychosocial assessment of geriatric subjects in Abha City, Saudi ArabiaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (‎3)‎, 481491, 2001


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