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Criterion validity of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D): results from a community-based sample of older subjects in The Netherlands.
The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D) has been widely used in studies of late-life depression. Psychometric properties are generally favourable, but data on the criterionExpand
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Anxiety disorders in later life: a report from the longitudinal aging study Amsterdam
Objective. To study the prevalence and risk factors of anxiety disorders in the older (55–85) population of The Netherlands.
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Anxiety and depression in later life: Co-occurrence and communality of risk factors.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the comorbidity of and communality of risk factors associated with major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders in later life. METHOD A randomExpand
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Depression and cardiac mortality: results from a community-based longitudinal study.
BACKGROUND Depression may be a potential risk factor for subsequent cardiac death. The impact of depression on cardiac mortality has been suggested to depend on cardiac disease status, and to beExpand
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Self-reports and general practitioner information on the presence of chronic diseases in community dwelling elderly. A study on the accuracy of patients' self-reports and on determinants of
OBJECT The object of the study is to investigate the (in)accuracy of patients' self-reports, as compared with general practitioners' information, regarding the presence of specific chronic diseases,Expand
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Major and minor depression in later life: a study of prevalence and risk factors.
In this paper, the results of a community-based study into the prevalence and risk factors associated with depression in the older (55-85 years) population of The Netherlands are presented. TheExpand
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Fall-risk screening test: a prospective study on predictors for falls in community-dwelling elderly.
This large prospective cohort study was undertaken to construct a fall-risk model for elderly. The emphasis of the study rests on easily measurable predictors for any falls and recurrent falls. TheExpand
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Effects of social support and personal coping resources on depressive symptoms: different for various chronic diseases?
Effects of psychosocial coping resources on depressive symptoms were examined and compared in older persons with no chronic disease or with recently symptomatic diabetes mellitus, lung disease,Expand
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Predictors for Falls and Fractures in the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
The objective of this study was to identify easily measurable predictors for falls, recurrent falls, and fractures using a population‐based prospective cohort study of 1469 elderly, born before 1931,Expand
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The natural history of late-life depression: a 6-year prospective study in the community.
BACKGROUND Accurate assessment of the natural history of late-life depression requires frequent observation over time. In later life, depressive disorders fulfilling rigorous diagnostic criteria areExpand
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