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Prevalence of depression among elderly and its predictors; a cross sectional study in community Felda Bukit Goh, Kuantan, Pahang.

Sulaiman, Nur Suriati and Md Aris, Mohd Aznan and Che' Man, Mohamad and Yusof, Muhammad Zubir (2019) Prevalence of depression among elderly and its predictors; a cross sectional study in community Felda Bukit Goh, Kuantan, Pahang. Malaysian Family Physician, 14 (Supplement 2). p. 15. ISSN 1985207X E-ISSN 19852274

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Background: The world’s population is ageing rapidly. Older people are at risk of having mental illnesses particularly depression but it is often misdiagnosed and undertreated. It affects general wellbeing and daily functions of the patients. Objectives: To measure the prevalence of depression and its associated factors among elderly living in FELDA Bukit Goh, Kuantan, Pahang. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted from June to September 2018.The participants aged more than 60 years were recruited in this study. A total of 259 participants were randomly selected to complete the interviewed-base questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of four sections which included the sociodemographic, Geriatric Depression Scale-15 (GDS-15), Elderly Cognitive Assessment Questionnaire (ECAQ) and Modified Barthel Index (MBI). Descriptive statistics was used to measure the prevalence and logistic regression to explore the association of depression with the background variables. Results: Out of 259, the majority were female. It was found that 19.3% of them were having depression. The associated factors were elderly without formal education (aOR: 2.38, 95% CI: 1.07-5.31, cognitive impairment (aOR: 3.68, 95% CI 1.29-10.5), and marked dependence (aOR: 3.17 95% CI: 1.47-6.86). Conclusion: The prevalence of depression among elderly in FELDA Kuantan was considerably alarming. Thus, physicians managing elderly patients should therefore take the initiative to screen depression at any given opportunity especially among those without formal education, cognitive impairment and marked dependent.

Item Type: Article (Meeting Abstract)
Additional Information: 4632/73213
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prevalence of depression; Elderly and its predictors; a cross sectional study; Cmmunity Felda Bukit Goh, Kuantan, Pahang.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Zubir Yusof
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2019 16:19
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 10:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73213

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