What symptoms of depression predict mortality in community-dwelling elders?

@article{Blazer2004WhatSO,
  title={What symptoms of depression predict mortality in community-dwelling elders?},
  author={Dan German Blazer and Celia F Hybels},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 12},
  pages={2052-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine which symptoms of depression are most likely to increase the risk of mortality in a biracial sample of older adults. DESIGN Cross-sectional and longitudinal study. SETTING Baseline and mortality follow-up in urban and rural North Carolina. PARTICIPANTS Four thousand one hundred sixty-two African-American and white elders aged 65 to 105 at baseline (mean age 73). MEASUREMENTS Sociodemographic and health factors and four subscales of the Center for Epidemiologic… CONTINUE READING

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