Depressive symptoms and functionality in older adults of the Porto Alegre’s primary care

Geriatrics, Gerontology and Aging

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Início Publicação: 10/10/2007
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Depressive symptoms and functionality in older adults of the Porto Alegre’s primary care

Ano: 2020 | Volume: 14 | Número: 1
Autores: Douglas Nunes Stahnkea; Renata Breda Martinsa; Raquel Rousselet Fariasa; Mara Regina Knorsta; João Henrique Corrêa Kananb; Thais de Lima Resendea
Autor Correspondente: T.L. Resende | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: aged; walking speed; muscle strength; activities of daily living; Family Health Strategy.

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms (DS) and their relationship with functional, sociodemographic and anthropometric aspects in the older adults from the Family Health Strategy of Porto Alegre/ RS.
METHOD: This is a cross-sectional, prospective and analytical study, with a random sample of 509 older adults from 30 public health units. The following variables were analyzed: age, age group, sex, marital status, schooling, weight, height and body mass index, functionality, activities of daily living, both basic and instrumental, and the presence of DS. For the statistical analyses, the bivariate qui-square test and the multivariate logistic regression were used.
RESULTS: The prevalence of DS in this sample was 35,5%. The final model presented a significant statistical association of DS with female gender (OR = 2.87; IC95% 19.2-9.23), illiteracy (OR = 2.13; IC95% 1.89–5.12), low schooling (OR = 1.23; IC95% 1.05–2.74), dependence on IADL (OR = 4.03; IC95% 1.68–9.64), low scores in the sit-to-stand test (OR = 0.89; IC95% 0.82–0.96) and lower HGS (OR = 0.95; IC95% 0.93–0.98).
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of DS observed was high (35.4%) and, considering the associations presented, it is suggested that illiterate or poorly educated, weaker and slower women with difficulty in IADL should be investigated for the presence of depressive symptoms, for being at the risk of developing them.