Coexisting medical comorbidity and depression: multiplicative effects on health outcomes in older adults.

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BACKGROUND Depression in the elderly is often associated with coexisting medical illnesses. We investigated the individual and combined impacts of depression and medical illnesses on disability and quality of life among community-living older persons. METHODS Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of data from 1,844 participants aged 55 and above of… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S1041610214000611

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