Prevalence and incidence of depression in the Thai elderly.

  title={Prevalence and incidence of depression in the Thai elderly.},
  author={Orapun Thongtang and Kanokrat Sukhatunga and Thienchai Ngamthipwatthana and Sudsabuy Chulakadabba and Sangchandra Vuthiganond and Prakob Pooviboonsuk and Sirirat Kooptiwoot and Sucheera Phattharayuttawat},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  volume={85 5},
The purposes of this study were to study the prevalence and incidence of depression in elderly Thais. A field survey study was implemented. The sample consisted of 1,713 elderly people in 35 communities from 4 districts surrounding Siriraj Hospital Bangkok Noi, Bangkok Yai, Taling Chun and Bang Plud. These areas are the peripheral part of Bangkok and most of them have extended family. The Thai Geriatric Depression Scale (TGDS) and the Thai Mini Mental State Examination (TMSE) were used as… CONTINUE READING

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