Loneliness and depression symptoms among the elderly in nursing homes: A moderated mediation model of resilience and social support.

@article{Zhao2018LonelinessAD,
  title={Loneliness and depression symptoms among the elderly in nursing homes: A moderated mediation model of resilience and social support.},
  author={Xia Zhao and Dan Zhang and Menglian Wu and Yang Yang and Hui Xie and Yuqin Li and Jihui Jia and Yonggang Su},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2018},
  volume={268},
  pages={
          143-151
        }
}
Loneliness has been identified as a risk factor for depressive symptoms. Resilience and social support have been regarded as underlying protective factors. Little is known about the complex relations among these factors in the nursing home elderly. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of depressive symptoms, explore whether resilience mediated the… CONTINUE READING