Prevalence of sub-threshold depression in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Yohannes2003PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of sub-threshold depression in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Abebaw Mengistu Yohannes and Robert C. Baldwin and Martin J. Connolly},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={412-6}
}
OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that COPD patients with sub-threshold depression would have levels of disability and impaired quality of life approaching that for major depression and significantly greater than for non-depressed COPD patients. SETTING A university teaching hospital METHOD 137 outpatients (69 men), with a mean age of 73 years (range 60-89 years) with symptomatic irreversible, moderate to severe COPD were recruited. Subjects were interviewed using the Geriatric Mental State… CONTINUE READING