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BACKGROUND Self-rated health (SRH) is a single-item measure that is one of the most widely used measures of general health in population health research. Relatively little is known about changes and the trajectories of SRH in people with chronic medical conditions. The aims of the present study were to identify and describe longitudinal trajectories of(More)
In this study, focus groups were used to examine parents' attitudes toward mental health services, use of mental health and other services, as well as service-related and other challenges encountered by parents of children with epilepsy. Both quantitative and qualitative analytic approaches were used to analyze the transcripts of 36 parents grouped into six(More)
OBJECTIVES Anxiety has been shown to be associated with poor outcomes in people with diabetes. However, there has been little research which has specifically examined whether diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased likelihood of co-morbid anxiety. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine whether people with diabetes are(More)
Interferon-α, currently used for the treatment of hepatitis C, is associated with a substantially elevated risk of depression. However, not everyone who takes this drug becomes depressed, so it is important to understand what particular factors may make some individuals more 'at risk' of developing depression than others. Currently there is no consensus as(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to identify and describe longitudinal patterns of depression in a community sample of people with type 2 diabetes in Quebec, Canada. METHODS A prospective community based study in Quebec, Canada, was carried out between 2008 and 2011. Participants with diabetes were assessed at baseline and at 1, 2 and 3 years(More)
OBJECTIVES The inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with depression. We examined the directional relations between CRP and symptoms of depression among older adults. METHOD The sample consisted of 3397 participants from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, a prospective study of community-dwelling older adults. CRP and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to investigate the stability and longitudinal association between depression and smoking status within a community sample with type 2 diabetes (T2D) while controlling for sociodemographic and disease-related variables. METHODS Adults with T2D were recruited and agreed to be followed-up via random digit dialing(More)
OBJECTIVE The most investigated adverse event associated with interferon-alpha (IFN-α) treatment is depressed mood, with many studies finding a significant increase in depression scale scores from baseline to treatment. This paper is concerned with exploring discrete categories of depressive symptoms (somatic, behavioral, negative cognitions and depressed(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the interaction between depressive symptoms and metabolic dysregulations as risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The sample comprised of 2525 adults who participated in a baseline and a follow-up assessment over a 4.5-year period in the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Study (EMHS) in Quebec, Canada. A two-way(More)
BACKGROUND The reciprocal relationship between depression and functioning in people with chronic conditions is poorly understood. PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to analyze the dynamic relationship between depression and functioning in a community sample of people with diabetes. METHODS Participants with diabetes were assessed at baseline and(More)