Early impact of depression symptoms on the decline in activities of daily living among older Japanese: Y-HALE cohort study.

@article{Kazama2011EarlyIO,
  title={Early impact of depression symptoms on the decline in activities of daily living among older Japanese: Y-HALE cohort study.},
  author={Mari Kazama and Naoki Kondo and Kohta Suzuki and Junko Minai and Hisashi Imai and Zentaro Yamagata},
  journal={Environmental health and preventive medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={196-201}
}
OBJECTIVE It is well known that depression deteriorates basic activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating and bathing, among the elderly, but little is known about the early impact of depression symptoms on the next higher level of functioning, namely higher-levels ADLs, such as instrumental self-maintenance, intellectual activities, and social roles. The objective of this study was to determine whether symptoms of depression are associated with a subsequent decline in higher-level ADLs… CONTINUE READING