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ERIC Number: EJ773435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
Chronic Illness and Depressive Symptoms among Chinese Older Adults: A Longitudinal Study
Chou, Kee-Lee; Chi, Iris
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v54 n2 p159-171 2002
Depression is quite common among the elderly members of Hong Kong Chinese society. This study examined the impact of a series of chronic illnesses on change in depressive symptoms among the older people. The respondents were 260 people aged 70 years or older from a longitudinal study of a representative community sample of the elderly population in Hong Kong. Using multiple regression models, the authors found that, of six chronic illnesses examined, only arthritis was associated with depressive symptoms three years later, even after controlling socio-demographic, functional impairment, and social support variables were applied. Service and policy implications of the findings are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong