Loneliness and depression among the elderly in an agricultural settlement: mediating effects of social support.

@article{Azam2013LonelinessAD,
  title={Loneliness and depression among the elderly in an agricultural settlement: mediating effects of social support.},
  author={Wan Mohd Yunus Wan Mohd Azam and Normah Che Din and Mahadir Ahmad and Shazli Ezzat Ghazali and Norhayati Ibrahim and Zaini Said and Ahmad Rohi Ghazali and Suzana Shahar and R. Razali and Thambu Maniam},
  journal={Asia-Pacific psychiatry : official journal of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 Suppl 1},
  pages={134-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Loneliness has long been known to have strong association with depression. The relationship between loneliness and depression, however, has been associated with other risk factors including social support. The aim of this paper is to describe the role of social support in the association between loneliness and depression. METHODS This cross-sectional study examined the mediating effects of social support among 161 community-based elderly in agricultural settlement of a rural area… CONTINUE READING