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Factors associated with depression among older people in community dwelling: a narrative review

Zakaria, Siti Suhana and Jaafar, Siti Nur Illiani and Nik Mohd Hatta, Nik Noor Kaussar and Che Hasan, Muhammad Kamil and Abdullah Suhaimi, Anisah Syafiah (2022) Factors associated with depression among older people in community dwelling: a narrative review. International Journal of Care Scholars (IJCS), 5 (3). pp. 60-69. E-ISSN 2600-898X

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The increasing the aging population has been accompanied by an increasing number of older people who are suffering from depression as evidenced by the growing incidence and prevalence rate. Therefore, this review aims to identify the recent findings on the factor associated with depression among older people in community dwellings. The population of the study is among older people who are aged of 60 years old and above, living in the community dwelling by living alone or living with spouse, children, or others in their own house or children’s house. Several online databases such as Wiley Online Library, Springer Link, Science Direct and Pub Med were conducted using the IIUM library database. A total of 49 articles were reviewed. The review revealed that depression among older people had various factors such as sociodemographic, poor outcome in health status, cognitive level, social support, physical performance, sleep quality, low level of loneliness, and lack of spiritual support. Most of the studies found all these factors were significant to depression among older people in community dwellings. Knowing these factors hinders early diagnosis and getting early treatment to improve quality of life.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Factor, Depression, Mental health, Older people, Aging, Community-dwelling
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer) > RC952 Geriatrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Siti Nur Illiani Jaafar
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2022 14:29
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2022 14:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101949

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