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Understanding depressive symptoms among community-dwelling Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area.
J Aging Health 2014; 26(7):1155-71JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study aimed to examine the prevalence of depressive symptoms among U.S. Chinese older adults.

METHOD

Data were from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE) study, a population-based survey of U.S. Chinese older adults aged 60 years and above. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) was used to examine depressive symptoms.

RESULTS

Of the 3,159 community-dwelling Chinese older adults, 1,717 (54.4%) reported having any depressive symptoms in the last 2 weeks. Older age (r = .09), being female (r = .10), lower income (r = .09), not being married (r = .07), having fewer years in the United States (r = .05), lower overall health status (r = .32), poorer quality of life (r = .14), and worsening health over the past year (r = .24) were significantly and positively correlated with any depressive symptoms.

DISCUSSION

Depressive symptoms are common among U.S. Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area. Further longitudinal studies should be conducted to better understand risk factors and outcomes of depressive symptoms among U.S. Chinese older adults.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA xinqi_dong@rush.edu.Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25239971

Citation

Dong, XinQi, et al. "Understanding Depressive Symptoms Among Community-dwelling Chinese Older Adults in the Greater Chicago Area." Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 26, no. 7, 2014, pp. 1155-71.
Dong X, Chen R, Li C, et al. Understanding depressive symptoms among community-dwelling Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area. J Aging Health. 2014;26(7):1155-71.
Dong, X., Chen, R., Li, C., & Simon, M. A. (2014). Understanding depressive symptoms among community-dwelling Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area. Journal of Aging and Health, 26(7), pp. 1155-71. doi:10.1177/0898264314527611.
Dong X, et al. Understanding Depressive Symptoms Among Community-dwelling Chinese Older Adults in the Greater Chicago Area. J Aging Health. 2014;26(7):1155-71. PubMed PMID: 25239971.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Understanding depressive symptoms among community-dwelling Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area. AU - Dong,XinQi, AU - Chen,Ruijia, AU - Li,Chengyue, AU - Simon,Melissa A, PY - 2014/9/21/entrez PY - 2014/9/23/pubmed PY - 2014/11/11/medline KW - Chinese KW - depressive symptoms KW - older adults KW - prevalence SP - 1155 EP - 71 JF - Journal of aging and health JO - J Aging Health VL - 26 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the prevalence of depressive symptoms among U.S. Chinese older adults. METHOD: Data were from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE) study, a population-based survey of U.S. Chinese older adults aged 60 years and above. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) was used to examine depressive symptoms. RESULTS: Of the 3,159 community-dwelling Chinese older adults, 1,717 (54.4%) reported having any depressive symptoms in the last 2 weeks. Older age (r = .09), being female (r = .10), lower income (r = .09), not being married (r = .07), having fewer years in the United States (r = .05), lower overall health status (r = .32), poorer quality of life (r = .14), and worsening health over the past year (r = .24) were significantly and positively correlated with any depressive symptoms. DISCUSSION: Depressive symptoms are common among U.S. Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area. Further longitudinal studies should be conducted to better understand risk factors and outcomes of depressive symptoms among U.S. Chinese older adults. SN - 1552-6887 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25239971/Understanding_depressive_symptoms_among_community_dwelling_Chinese_older_adults_in_the_Greater_Chicago_area_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0898264314527611?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -