Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2013.10.001
Title: Frailty predicts new and persistent depressive symptoms among community-dwelling older adults: Findings from singapore longitudinal aging study
Authors: Feng, L.
Nyunt, M.S.Z. 
Feng, L.
Yap, K.B.
Ng, T.P.
Keywords: Comorbidity
Depression
Outcome
Physical frailty
Risk factor
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Citation: Feng, L., Nyunt, M.S.Z., Feng, L., Yap, K.B., Ng, T.P. (2014-01). Frailty predicts new and persistent depressive symptoms among community-dwelling older adults: Findings from singapore longitudinal aging study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 15 (1) : 76.e7-76.e12. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2013.10.001
Abstract: Objective: This study aimed to examine the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between physical frailty at baseline and depressive symptoms at baseline and at follow-up. Design: Four-year prospective study. Setting: Communities in the South East Region of Singapore. Participants: We analyzed data of 1827 older Chinese adults aged 55 and above in the Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study-I. Measurements: The frailty phenotype (based on Fried criteria) was determined at baseline, depressive symptoms (Geriatric Depression Scale ≥5) at baseline and follow-ups at 2 and 4years. Results: The mean age of the population was 65.9 (standard deviation 7.26). At baseline, 11.4% (n=209) had depressive symptoms, 32.4% (n=591) were prefrail and 2.5% (n=46) were frail. In cross-sectional analysis of baseline data, the adjusted odds ratios (OR)s and 95% confidence intervals controlling for demographic, comorbidities, and other confounders were 1.69 (1.23-2.33) for prefrailty and 2.36 (1.08-5.15) for frailty, (P for linear trend
Source Title: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109349
ISSN: 15258610
DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2013.10.001
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