Depression in institutionalised older people with impaired vision.

  title={Depression in institutionalised older people with impaired vision.},
  author={Shirley Pui-Sheung Ip and Y. F. Leung and Winifred Mak},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={15 12},
OBJECTIVES For depression in institutionalised elders with visual impairment, there is a lack of information in the literature. A panel study was performed: (1) to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms, and (2) to investigate the risk factors of depression. METHOD Residents of a nursing home for the aged blind were recruited. Measurements included: Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Snellen Eye Chart, age, duration of institutionalisation, duration of impaired vision, and functional… CONTINUE READING