Church attendance mediates the association between depressive symptoms and cognitive functioning among older Mexican Americans.

@article{ReyesOrtiz2008ChurchAM,
  title={Church attendance mediates the association between depressive symptoms and cognitive functioning among older Mexican Americans.},
  author={Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz and Ivonne M. Berges and Mukaila Ajiboye Raji and Harold G Koenig and Yong-Fang Kuo and Kyriakos S. Markides},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={480-6}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to examine how the effect of depressive symptoms on cognitive function is modified by church attendance. METHODS We used a sample of 2759 older Mexican Americans. Cognitive function was assessed using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) at baseline, 2, 5, 7, and 11 years of follow-up. Church attendance was dichotomized as frequent attendance (e.g., going to church at least once a month) versus infrequent attendance (e.g., never or several times… CONTINUE READING

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