Depression among elderly living in old age homes and its association with other factors

  • Dr. Shreya Medical Officer Medanta, The Medicity Hospital Gurugram
  • Dr. Suman Dhanda Assistant Professor, Psychology, District Institute of Education Training, (DIET) Palwal, Kurukshetra.
Keywords: Psychology


With a progressively ageing population worldwide, treatment and identification of depression in older adults become increasingly important, particularly as older people have distinct presentations and needs than younger ones Depression with the elderly constitutes a serious public health problem that attracts worldwide interest. The goal of this particular study is actually estimating the prevalence of depression and its associated aspects among community-dwelling aged. It's a cross-sectional analysis in which 203 aging adult individuals residing in old age homes of Delhi, India was selected arbitrarily. The job interview was completed using the socio-demographic tool, Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), ICD 10 DCR, Duke interpersonal assistance scale, UCLA loneliness scale, as well as Barthel index was used. This particular study offers an astonishing signal for overall health professionals as well as wellness policy developers in India for the demand of a much better recognition of depressive symptoms in elderly.


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DOI: 10.26838/MEDRECH.2020.8.4.547
Published: 2021-08-09
How to Cite
Shreya, Dhanda S. Depression among elderly living in old age homes and its association with other factors. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2021Aug.9 [cited 2022Oct.3];8(4):345-50. Available from:
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