Reciprocal relationship between social support and depressive symptoms among Chinese elderly.

@article{Chou2003ReciprocalRB,
  title={Reciprocal relationship between social support and depressive symptoms among Chinese elderly.},
  author={K L Chou and Iris Chi},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={224-31}
}
For many Hong Kong Chinese elderly, depression is a quite common occurrence. This study examines the reciprocal relationship between social support and depressive symptoms. The data came from a longitudinal study of a representative community sample of the elderly population in Hong Kong. Using multiple regression models, the authors found that elderly persons who reported depressive symptoms more frequently were likely to receive higher levels of social support from family members living with… CONTINUE READING

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