publication . Article . 2012

Which categories of social and lifestyle activities moderate the association between negative life events and depressive symptoms among community-dwelling older adults in Japan?

Katsumata, Yuriko; Arai, Asuna; Ishida, Kozo; Tomimori, Masashi; Lee, Romeo B.; Tamashiro, Hiko;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2012 Journal: International Psychogeriatrics, volume 24, issue 2, pages 307-315 (issn: 1041-6102, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Abstract
Background: Social and lifestyle activities may serve as potential moderators of the association between negative life events (NLEs) and depressive symptoms among older adults. In this study, we examined whether social and lifestyle activities moderate the association between NLEs and depressive symptoms among older adults, and which activities are significant moderators. Methods: The data came from a community-based sample of non-institutionalized adults aged 65 years or older. Of the 731 eligible older adults, 682 completed the Japanese version of the 30-item Geriatric Depression Scale. We measured 15 specific negative life events as well as 17 social and life...
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free text keywords: depressive symptoms, negative life events, social and lifestyle activity, Japanese older adults
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