Skeja, Edona and Shabani, Zamira and Kraja, Dea (2019) PREVALENCE OF GERIATRIC DEPRESSION IN SHKODRA DISTRICT. ACTA MEDICA BALKANICA International Journal of Medical Sciences, 4 (7-8). pp. 159-165. ISSN 2545-4870

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Aim: Geriatric Depression is a mental and emotional disorder that affects the elderly. The aim of this study is to measure the degree of depression (GDS) and if are relations between age, gender, education, socio-economic level, place of residence, civil status with depression level. Material and methods: this is a transversal, cross-sectional study developed during June 2017-October 2017. The populations that have attended our study were 200 people older than 60 years. A Short Form GDS consisting of 15 questions was developed in 1986. All data collected were analyzed using SPSS Version19 and Microsoft Office Excel 2010. Conclusions: From the data analysis, 28% of the elderly did not have depression, 49% of them had mild depression, 16% had moderate depression and 7% had severe depression. Most elderly people experienced some of the major symptoms of depression such as: withdrawal, stuttering, feelings of invalidity, pessimism, and a sense of distress.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 09:20
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 09:20

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