Urban environment, physical inactivity and unhealthy dietary habits correlate to depression among elderly living in eastern Mediterranean islands: the MEDIS (MEDiterranean ISlands Elderly) study.

@article{Mamplekou2010UrbanEP,
  title={Urban environment, physical inactivity and unhealthy dietary habits correlate to depression among elderly living in eastern Mediterranean islands: the MEDIS (MEDiterranean ISlands Elderly) study.},
  author={Efterpi Mamplekou and Vassiliki Bountziouka and Theodora Psaltopoulou and Akis Zeimbekis and N Tsakoundakis and Natasa Papaerakleous and Efthimios Gotsis and George Metallinos and G Pounis and Evangelos Polychronopoulos and Christos Lionis and Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={449-55}
}
AIMS To evaluate factors associated with depression in elderly. METHODS During 2005-2007, 553 men and 637 women (aged 65 to 100 yrs) living in various Greek islands and in Cyprus participated in the study. The sampling was random and multistage (according to age sex distribution of the referent population). Depressive symptoms were evaluated using the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS). RESULTS Twenty five per cent of men and 35% of women were classified in the highest GDS category (i.e. GDS… CONTINUE READING

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