Predicting depression in a sample of older women living in a retirement village

Debra Rickwood, Kylie J. Rylands

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the strength of 'accepting the past' as a predictor of depression in older women. Method: 73 older women living in a retirement village completed a self-report questionnaire. Results: Depression was predicted by lower levels of social support, physical independence and postive affect, and more difficulty accepting the past. Conclusion: The mental health of older women in residential care may be improved by programs to facilitate accepting the past and improve social support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Depression
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In: Australasian Journal on Ageing, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2000, p. 40-42.

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