Physical health and depression: a dyadic study of chronic health conditions and depressive symptomatology in older adult couples.

@article{Ayotte2010PhysicalHA,
  title={Physical health and depression: a dyadic study of chronic health conditions and depressive symptomatology in older adult couples.},
  author={Brian J. Ayotte and Frances M. Yang and Richard N. Jones},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={438-48}
}
This study examined the associations among chronic health conditions, sociodemographic factors, and depressive symptomatology in older married couples. Data from the 2004 wave of the Health and Retirement Study (n = 2,184 couples) were analyzed. Results indicated a reciprocal relationship in depressive symptoms between spouses. Additionally, post hoc analyses indicated that husbands' stroke and high blood pressure were related to increased depressive symptomatology among wives. Beyond the… CONTINUE READING
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