Target groups for the prevention of late-life anxiety.

  title={Target groups for the prevention of late-life anxiety.},
  author={Filip Smit and Hannie C. Comijs and Robert S Schoevers and Pim Cuijpers and Dorly J. H. Deeg and Aartjan T F Beekman},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND Anxiety disorders in older people are highly prevalent, yet there is little evidence to guide targeted prevention strategies. AIMS To identify subgroups at increased risk of developing anxiety in later life. METHOD Anxiety was measured with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression anxiety sub-scale in 1931 people aged 55-85 years followed over 3 years. Risk factors were identified that had a high combined attributable fraction, indicative of substantial health gains when the adverse… CONTINUE READING

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