Publication details

Title
Relationship between depression and risk of malnutrition among community-dwelling young-old and old-old elderly people.
Authors
Yoshimura,K.;Yamada,M.;Kajiwara,Y.;Nishiguchi,S.;Aoyama,T.
Publication Year
2013
Abstract
This study explores the association between nutritional status and depression among healthy community-dwelling young-old (aged 65-74) and old-old elderly (aged 75 and older). A cross-sectional design was implemented. A total of 274 community-dwelling older individuals (142 young-old; 132 old-old) were assessed using the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Mini-Nutritional Assessment Short-Form (MNA-SF) and Life-Space Assessment. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine if depression was independently associated with risk of malnutrition, stratified by age (young-old vs. old-old). In the logistic regression model for young-old, being at risk of malnutrition (MNA-SF ((less-than over equal to)11) was strongly associated with depression (GDS ((greater-than over equal to)5;) (likelihood ratio (nu) = 6.26; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.91-20.49). In contrast, in the old-old group, the model was not statistically significant. Depression and nutritional status were strongly correlated in young-old but not in old-old community-dwelling elderly. This study reveals that not only the factors correlated with but also the symptoms of depression may vary among different age stratifications of the elderly.
Journals
Aging Ment Health.
Volume
17
Issue
4
Startpage
456-
Endpage
460
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Reflist
0
Doi
doi:10.1080/13607863.2012.743961
Pmid
PMID: 23176659
Keywords
age;aged;article;cross-sectional study;depression;female;geriatric assessment;human;Japan;male;malnutrition;methodology;nutritional assessment;nutritional status;psychological aspect;psychological rating scale;questionnaire;residential home;risk factor;st????
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