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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The relationship between depressive symptoms and family functioning in institutionalized elderly
Author: de Oliveira, SC
dos Santos, AA
Pavarini, SCI
Abstract: The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between family functioning and depressive symptoms among institutionalized elderly. This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study of quantitative character. A total of 107 institutionalized elderly were assessed using a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Geriatric Depression Scale (to track depressive symptoms) and the Family APGAR (to assess family functioning). The correlation coefficient of Pearson's, the chi-square test and the crude and adjusted logistic regression were used in the data analysis with a significance level of 5 %. The institutionalized elderly with depressive symptoms were predominantly women and in the age group of 80 years and older. Regarding family functioning, most elderly had high family dysfunctioning (57 %). Family dysfunctioning was higher among the elderly with depressive symptoms. There was a significant correlation between family functioning and depressive symptoms. The conclusion is that institutionalized elderly with dysfunctional families are more likely to have depressive symptoms.
Subject: Aged
Depression
Family relations
Geriatric nursing
Health of institutionalized elderly
Country: Brasil
Editor: Univ Sao Paolo
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0080-623420140000100008
Date Issue: 2014
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