Depression, Prevalence and Some Risk Factors in Elderly Nursing Homes in Tehran, Iran

  title={Depression, Prevalence and Some Risk Factors in Elderly Nursing Homes in Tehran, Iran},
  author={Lyly Nazemi and Ingmar Skoog and Ingvar Karlsson and S. A. Esmailzadeh Hosseini and M. Javad. Hosseini and Mohammad Javad Hosseinzadeh and Mohammad Reza Mohammadi and Zeinab Pouransari and Maryam Chamari and Masoud Baikpour},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of public health},
BACKGROUND The most common geriatric psychiatric disorder is depression, known to be a multi factorial disorder. However, the influence of common preventable factors is yet to be discovered. This study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of depression and some possible risk factors in elderly residents of nursing homes in Iran. METHODS Data on demographic characteristics, nutritional and health status of 244 residents aged 60 years or older were collected from seventeen nursing homes in… CONTINUE READING
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