Depression and mortality among institutionalized aged.

  title={Depression and mortality among institutionalized aged.},
  author={Patricia A. Parmelee and Ira R. Katz and Michael P. Lawton},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  volume={47 1},
This study examined the association between depression and mortality among a group of nursing home and congregate apartment residents (initial n = 898) over a 30-month period. Baseline [Time 1 (T1)] and 1-year follow-up [Time 2 (T2)] assessments yielded research-based diagnoses of possible major, minor, or no depression, along with measures of functional disability, cognitive status, and physician-rated health. Event history analyses were used to assess differential mortality as a function of… CONTINUE READING

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