Incidence and predictors of depression in non-demented primary care attenders aged 75 years and older: results from a 3-year follow-up study.

@article{Weyerer2013IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and predictors of depression in non-demented primary care attenders aged 75 years and older: results from a 3-year follow-up study.},
  author={Siegfried Weyerer and Sandra Eifflaender-Gorfer and Birgitt Wiese and Melanie Luppa and Michael Pentzek and Horst Bickel and Cadja Bachmann and Dr. Martin Scherer and Wolfgang Maier and Steffi G Riedel-Heller},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={
          173-80
        }
}
OBJECTIVE to determine incidence and predictors of late-life depression. METHODS this is a 3-year observational cohort study of 3,214 non-demented patients aged 75 and over completing three waves of assessment. The patients were recruited in 138 primary care practices in six urban areas in Germany. Depressive symptoms were measured at baseline, and 18 months and 36 months later using the GDS-15 Geriatric Depression Scale with a cut-off 0-5/6-15. Cox proportional hazard regression models were… CONTINUE READING
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