Risk indicators of depression in residential homes

A. M.H. Eisses*, H. Kluiter, K. Jongenelis, A. M. Pot, A. T.F. Beekman, J. Ormel

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Objectives. To assess risk indicators of depressive symptoms in social and personal domains of residents of residential homes. Methods. In a cross-sectional study risk indicators for depressive symptoms (Geriatric Depression Scale) were examined in bivariate and multivariate analyses, four hundred and seventy-nine elderly subjects from 11 residential homes took part in the study. Results. Functional impairment, loneliness, higher education levels, a family history of depression and neuroticism are associated with depressive symptom. Conclusion. The risk indicators of depression found in residential homes are similar to those in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-640
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004


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