Depression, activities of daily living, and quality of life of community-dwelling elderly in three Asian countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, and Japan.

@article{Wada2005DepressionAO,
  title={Depression, activities of daily living, and quality of life of community-dwelling elderly in three Asian countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, and Japan.},
  author={Taizo Wada and Masayuki Ishine and Teiji Sakagami and Toru Kita and Kiyohito Okumiya and Kosuke Mizuno and Terry Arthur Rambo and Kozo Matsubayashi},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={271-80}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of screening-based depression and the association of depression with activities of daily living (ADL) and quality of life (QOL) of community-dwelling elderly in the developing and developed countries. A total of 2,695 community-dwelling elderly subjects aged 60 years or older living in five rural Asian towns (Indonesia: 411, Vietnam: 379, Japan: 1,905) participated in this cross-sectional study. Depressive symptoms were assessed using a 15… CONTINUE READING

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