The structure of affective symptomatology in older adults with osteoarthritis.

  title={The structure of affective symptomatology in older adults with osteoarthritis.},
  author={Patricia A. Parmelee and Tina L. Harralson and Jesse A McPherron and Harold R. Schumacher},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={28 4},
OBJECTIVE To examine the structure of symptoms of affective disorder among older adults with a chronic health problem (osteoarthritis) and to explore cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of obtained affective symptom clusters with key health outcomes (pain, functional disability, perceived health). METHODS One-year longitudinal study of older adults with diagnosed osteoarthritis of the knee. Symptoms of DSM depression and anxiety were assessed in a research diagnostic interview by… CONTINUE READING


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