J Korean Acad Nurs.  2010 Aug;40(4):542-550. 10.4040/jkan.2010.40.4.542.

Factors Influencing Depression in Elderly People Living at Home

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Mokpo Catholic University, Mokpo, Korea. mjmoon@mcu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to identify the factors which influence depression for elderly people who live at home.
METHODS
The participants were 134 elderly people living at home in M city. Data were collected from April 2 to 30, 2009 and analyzed using SPSS/WIN 12.0 and AMOS 5.0 program. I assumed path coefficients by doing path analysis to understand synthetically causal relationship which influences on depression.
RESULTS
Social support, sleep pattern and self esteem had significant direct effects on life satisfaction and accounted for 50% of the total variance in life satisfaction. Physical symptoms, sleep pattern and life satisfaction also had significant direct effects on depression and accounted for 59% of the variance in depression. But social support, self assertiveness and self esteem were not significant for depression.
CONCLUSION
These results provide guidance for designing useful strategies to reduce depression in elderly people living at home.

Keyword

Depression; Life satisfaction; Elderly; Social support; Self esteem
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