J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2016 Apr;20(1):16-19. 10.0000/jkgp.2016.20.1.16.

The Relationship between Late-Life Depression and Resilience

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. sjsonpsy@ajou.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between late-life depression and resilience in the Korean community-dwelling elderly with depression.
METHODS
The subjects were 102 depressed elderly people who lived in Suwon and Gwangju, Korea. Each subject was administered the questionnaires regarding the socio-demographic characteristics, Korean version of the Mini-Mental State Examination for Dementia Screening (MMSE-DS), Brief Resilience Scale (BRS), and Short Form Geriatric Depression Scale-Korean version (SGDS-K).
RESULTS
In a cross-sectional aspect, BRS score were negatively correlated with SGDS-K score in the Pearson's correlation test (r=-0.301, p=0.002). After multivariable adjustments, linear mixed model analysis showed that subjects with baseline higher BRS score had significantly lesser SGDS-K score (β=-0.16, p=0.006).
CONCLUSION
The level of resilience should be considered in predicting the change of depressive symptoms in the elderly.

Keyword

Elderly; Resilience; Depression
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