alexa Psychosocial assessment of geriatric subjects in Abha City, Saudi Arabia.


Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Author(s): Abolfotouh MA, Daffallah AA, Khan MY, Khattab MS, Abdulmoneim I

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Abstract Psychosocial 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 recommended.
This article was published in East Mediterr Health J and referenced in Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

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