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We conducted a prospective cohort study on subjects aged>or=70 years in an urban community to determine whether there is any association between lack of social support and depression status. Of the 2730 eligible subjects, 1178 participated and were interviewed in a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in 2002. We investigated the five social supports(More)
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between suicidal ideation and potentially related factors in an elderly urban Japanese population. This was a community-based, cross-sectional study. Urban community residents aged 70 years or more were interviewed regarding suicidal ideation and sociodemographic and health-related(More)
Although several epidemiologic studies have assessed the relationship between low blood pressure and depressive symptoms in geriatric populations, the results have been inconsistent. Because the white-coat phenomenon is observed frequently in patients with depressive symptoms, we have considered that blood pressure measured in nonmedical settings is(More)
To determine the association between social support and depression in elderly Japanese, we conducted a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment among residents aged 70 years or over. Out of 2,730 eligible subjects, 1,179 participated in the survey and 1,146 (480 men and 666 women) were analyzed. The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) was used to estimate depression(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to examine the association between obesity and depressive symptoms in Japan. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of 1128 community-dwelling elderly Japanese aged 70 years or older in 2002. We calculated the body mass index [BMI=weight (kg)/height (m)2] from measured weight and height and evaluated depressive(More)
AIM We conducted a community-based study to verify relationships between cerebrovascular lesions (CVL) on magnetic resonance imaging and depressive symptoms (DS) in elderly individuals, and the validity of Krishnan's MRI-defined vascular depression (MRI-VD). METHODS MRI was performed in 196 community-dwelling elderly individuals (mean age, 72.3 +/- 1.7(More)
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