Impact of major depression and subsyndromal symptoms on quality of life and attitudes toward aging in an international sample of older adults

Chachamovich, Eduardo, Fleck, Marcelo, Laidlaw, Kenneth and Power, Mick (2008) Impact of major depression and subsyndromal symptoms on quality of life and attitudes toward aging in an international sample of older adults. The Gerontologist, 48 (5). pp. 593-602. ISSN 0016-9013

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Abstract

The impact of major depression on quality of life (QOL) and aging experiences in older adults has been reported. Studies have demonstrated that the clinical diagnosis of major depression is the strongest predictor for QOL. We postulate that some findings are biased because of the use of inadequate instruments. Although subsyndromal depression is more prevalent than major depression, there are no reports on its impact on QOL or attitudes toward aging. In the present study we aim at assessing the association of major and subsyndromal depression on QOL and attitudes toward aging in a large international sample.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged,aged, 80 and over,aging,attitude to health,cross-sectional studies,depressive disorder, major,female,humans,internationality,male,middle aged,quality of life
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 16:46
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 14:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46587
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