The association between depressive symptoms and mortality among Chinese elderly: a Hong Kong cohort study.

@article{Sun2011TheAB,
  title={The association between depressive symptoms and mortality among Chinese elderly: a Hong Kong cohort study.},
  author={Wenjie Sun and C Mary Schooling and Wai Man Maria Chan and Kin Sang Ho and Tai Hing Lam},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={459-66}
}
BACKGROUND Increasingly, researchers have begun to explore the association between depression and mortality. The current study examined the association between depressive symptoms and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in Chinese older people. Further to examine whether any associations were similar by sex and health status. METHODS We used the Chinese version of the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale to measure depressive symptoms (Geriatric Depression Scale score ≥ 8) and Cox regression… CONTINUE READING

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