Prevalence and prediction of depression in American Indian elderly.
Depression research is sparse with older American Indians, and almost non-existent with Great Lakes American Indians.
In our study, 309 Great Lakes American Indian elderly from urban, rural, and reservation settings were interviewed.
Two-thirds of the sample were over age 65.
Fifty-four percent of the sample completed less than a high school education, and 23 percent completed only a high school education.
Depression prevalence and its correlates were examined.
The CES-D was used to measure depressive symptomatology, and was found to have good internal consistency in our sample (alpha=85).
Overall, 18.3 percent of the sample scored above the traditional cutoff for depression (16).
Both having completed fewer years of formal education and living in an urban area were significant predictors of depression.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévalence, Facteur prédictif, Etat dépressif, Ethnie, Amérindien, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Homme, Trouble humeur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevalence, Predictive factor, Depression, Ethnic group, Amerindian, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Elderly, Human, Mood disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0315935
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 27/11/1998.