Does Social Activity Decrease the Depression in the Elderly?: An Analysis of a Population-Based Study in South Korea

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335290
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Does Social Activity Decrease the Depression in the Elderly?: An Analysis of a Population-Based Study in South Korea
Other Titles:
Symposium: The Asian Women's Health Research Network: A Showcase of Studies by the Korean Side
Author(s):
Lee, Seung Hee; Kim, Young Bum
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Seung Hee Lee, PhD, MPN, RN, woaiyoung@gmail.com; Young Bum Kim, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Geriatric depression is a common condition in elderly Asian women including South Koreans. Geriatric depression also becomes an imminent challenging health concern with an increasing number of geriatric populations in Asian countries. In South Korea alone, the prevalence of probable depression in elders was 15.5% and increased with age (19.0% in female and 10.7% in male). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether social activity decreases depressive symptoms in elderly Korean women and to provide directions for future development of interventions to prevent geriatric depression. Methods: For this study, we used the data of 2,114 women who were aged >65 years from the 2011 Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing (KLoSA). This survey was a nationally representative study of community-dwelling Korean older adults for obtaining information on diverse aspects of ageing. Depressive symptoms were assessed using the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale 10, and the 10 + cutoff was applied to define the presence of significant depressive symptoms. Social activities were measured using the questions on the number of formal associations that the women were participating, the number of meeting close friends, and the number of contacting children living separately. The data were analyzed using multiple logistic regression analyses. Results: After adjustment for potential confounders, frequent contacts with children and friends were negatively associated with depressive symptoms. However, the number of formal associations that the women participated in showed no significant association with depressive symptoms. Conclusions: These findings suggest that encouraging informal social activity may protect against depressive symptoms in elderly Asian women including South Koreans. In order to confirm these results in other ethnic groups of Asian elderly women and to provide directions for future intervention development, we need further international comparative studies on the association of social activity to geriatric depression across Asian countries.
Keywords:
Social activity; Elderly women; Depressive symptoms
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14B11
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDoes Social Activity Decrease the Depression in the Elderly?: An Analysis of a Population-Based Study in South Koreaen
dc.title.alternativeSymposium: The Asian Women's Health Research Network: A Showcase of Studies by the Korean Sideen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Seung Heeen
dc.contributor.authorKim, Young Bumen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsSeung Hee Lee, PhD, MPN, RN, woaiyoung@gmail.com; Young Bum Kim, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335290-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Geriatric depression is a common condition in elderly Asian women including South Koreans. Geriatric depression also becomes an imminent challenging health concern with an increasing number of geriatric populations in Asian countries. In South Korea alone, the prevalence of probable depression in elders was 15.5% and increased with age (19.0% in female and 10.7% in male). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether social activity decreases depressive symptoms in elderly Korean women and to provide directions for future development of interventions to prevent geriatric depression. Methods: For this study, we used the data of 2,114 women who were aged >65 years from the 2011 Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing (KLoSA). This survey was a nationally representative study of community-dwelling Korean older adults for obtaining information on diverse aspects of ageing. Depressive symptoms were assessed using the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale 10, and the 10 + cutoff was applied to define the presence of significant depressive symptoms. Social activities were measured using the questions on the number of formal associations that the women were participating, the number of meeting close friends, and the number of contacting children living separately. The data were analyzed using multiple logistic regression analyses. Results: After adjustment for potential confounders, frequent contacts with children and friends were negatively associated with depressive symptoms. However, the number of formal associations that the women participated in showed no significant association with depressive symptoms. Conclusions: These findings suggest that encouraging informal social activity may protect against depressive symptoms in elderly Asian women including South Koreans. In order to confirm these results in other ethnic groups of Asian elderly women and to provide directions for future intervention development, we need further international comparative studies on the association of social activity to geriatric depression across Asian countries.en
dc.subjectSocial activityen
dc.subjectElderly womenen
dc.subjectDepressive symptomsen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:48:56Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:48:56Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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