Anxiety symptoms and disorder predict activity limitations in the elderly.

@article{Norton2012AnxietySA,
  title={Anxiety symptoms and disorder predict activity limitations in the elderly.},
  author={Joanna Norton and Marie Laure Ancelin and Rebecca Stewart and C Berr and Karen Ritchie and Isabelle Carri{\`e}re},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={141 2-3},
  pages={
          276-85
        }
}
BACKGROUND In the elderly, little attention has been paid to anxiety both on a symptom dimension and as a disorder, as an independent risk factor for the incidence of activity limitations. METHODS In a community-dwelling cohort of 1581 persons aged 65+, the association between trait anxiety symptoms (Spielberger Trait, third highest tertile) and baseline DSM-IV anxiety disorder, and 7-year incident activity limitations was determined using mixed logistic regression models. Repeated measures… CONTINUE READING

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