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Prevalence and Affecting Factors of Depression in Men Aged 60 and over in Urban Community

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2015, 11(7), pp.181-196
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Hye-Ryoung Kim 1

1인제대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of depression and risk factors for depression in men elders in Korean communities. The sample included 329 who were 60 years of age or over in one urban community. Depression was measured using the Korean version of the Short Form Geriatric Depression Scale. The prevalence of depression of the study sample was 28.9%. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that prevalence of depression in men elders was associated with basic livelihood recipient, with poor sleep status, with not being able to perform physical activity with a little shortness of breath in intensity, bouts of at least 30 minutes in duration, and 5 days or more per week in frequency, and 2 or more of diagnosed diseases. The findings from this study can promote screening strategy and prevention of depression for men elders in Korea.

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