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Type: Artigo
Title: The Association Between Common Mental Disorders And Subjective Health Conditions Among The Elderly
Title Alternative: Associação Entre Transtornos Mentais Comuns E Condições Subjetivas De Saúde Entre Idosos
Author: Martins A.M.E.B.L.
Nascimento J.E.
Souza J.G.S.
de Sá M.A.B.
Feres S.B.L.
Soares B.P.
e Ferreira E.F.
Abstract: The scope of this study was to evaluate the association between the presence of common mental disorders and the impairment of subjective health conditions among the elderly. It involved a cross-sectional analytical survey conducted among all the elderly residents in the urban area of a Brazilian municipality with low population density. Mental disorders were evaluated using the short version of the Goldberg General Health questionnaire. Subjective and normative health conditions were evaluated and logistic regression was applied (OR/CI95%) with a 5% significance level. The survey included 419 elderly residents and the prevalence of mental disorders was 44.6%. The presence of mental disorders was greater among seniors who reported dissatisfaction with life, impairment in the mental and physical control of quality of life and with self-perception of the appearance of teeth and gums as negative. The prevalence of disorders was less identified between men and among those for whom oral health did not affect their relationships with other people The common mental disorder was identified in a significant number of the elderly investigated and the presence of this disorder has been mainly associated with oral health conditions. © 2016, Associacao Brasileira de Pos - Graduacao em Saude Coletiva. All rights reserved.
Subject: Elderly
Mental Health
Editor: Associacao Brasileira de Pos - Graduacao em Saude Coletiva
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1413-812320152111.07842015
Date Issue: 2016
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