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Avaliação Psicológica

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LAMPERT, Claudia Daiane Trentin  and  FERREIRA, Vinicius Renato Thomé. Factors associated with depressive symptomatology in the elderly. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.2, pp. 205-212. ISSN 1677-0471.

The presence of depressive symptoms in the elderly is associated with several factors and may result in poorer quality of life. This study investigated the factors and presence associated with depressive symptomatology in the elderly. A total of 112 elderly people participated in the study, with a mean age 67.07 years (SD = 9.11), attended for basic health care services. The instruments applied included a Socio-demographic questionnaire; Mini-Mental State Examination; the Katz Index; the CES-D Scale, and the Intensity of Depressive Symptoms Survey (LIS-D). Results indicate the presence of depressive symptoms in 35.7% of the participants, with the women presenting more symptoms and greater impairment of functional capacity. Living alone, greater functional dependence and cognitive deficits were associated with the presence of depressive symptoms. Knowledge of the presence and factors associated with depressive symptoms in the elderly can promote actions focused on the quality of life in this population.

Keywords : depression; aging; risk factors; mental health.

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