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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS EXPERIENCED BY ELDERLY PEOPLE AND THEIR SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC DATA, FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY, SELF-REPORTED HEALTH STATUS, PHYSICAL FITNESS AND HISTORY OF FALLS

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Backgorund Decreased affective efficiency, preceded by emotional problems, is a common advanced-age disorder which can lead to depression. Aim The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between depressive symptoms experienced by elderly people and their sociodemographic data, self-reported health status, physical fitness, functional capacity, and history of falls. Material and methods The study involved 304 individuals aged 65-100 years. The research instruments were the Geriatric Depression Scale-Short Form, the Barthel Scale, and the Background Survey Geriatric Questionnaire. Results Depression was more common among the elders who had a lower education level, lived alone, were in a worse financial position, and among those whose families were unprepared to provide them with informal care (p < 0.05). Conclusions Depressive symptoms observed in the respondents were significantly related to their sociodemographic data, reduced ability to perform daily activities, low self-reported health status and physical fitness, and recurrent falls.
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4
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3
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16-24
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2020-01-05
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_19251__pwod_2019_3_2_
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