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Depression is a common source of distress in the elderly. Screening for depression allows for accurate diagnosis and treatment by clinicians and enables prevalence estimates to be used for monitoring morbidity and health services. A screening instrument is required that is both easily administered and has been validated among the heterogenous population of(More)
Falls are the most common accidents among the elderly, and while medical risk factors are well known, less is known about the association of falls with social factors. The aims of this study were to estimate the incidence rate of falls in a national, representative sample of Israeli elderly and to examine the association of falls with selected medical and(More)
In searching for an epidemiological indicator which might reflect the impact of the widespread use of various drugs among California youth in the late 1960s, the customary sources of health statistics were found to be unsatisfactory due to the lack of consensus on diagnosis of drug related problems. Examination of mortality of young adults (persons aged(More)
To analyze the mechanisms by which psychosocial factors affect health, this research investigated social integration and indicators of coping style and their relation to health behaviors and health status. The analysis was conducted using the results of a 1977 survey of 854 household interviews from a multi-stage probability sample of adult residents of(More)
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