Depressive symptoms and risk of mortality in frail, community-living elderly persons.

@article{Yaffe2003DepressiveSA,
  title={Depressive symptoms and risk of mortality in frail, community-living elderly persons.},
  author={Kristine Yaffe and Emily Edwards and Kenneth E. Covinsky and Li-Yung Lui and Catherine Eng},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={
          561-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Depression and depressive symptoms have been associated with increased rates of mortality in a variety of populations, but have not been studied in frail, community-living elderly persons. The authors determined whether depressive symptoms were associated with mortality in a frail, multi-ethnic cohort. METHODS Authors conducted a prospective study of 250 participants enrolled in a program for patients in the community eligible for nursing home placement, determining the occurrence… CONTINUE READING

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