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Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria

versão impressa ISSN 0047-2085versão On-line ISSN 1982-0208

Resumo

SILVA, Amanda Ramalho et al. Non-communicable chronic diseases and sociodemographic associated with symptoms of depression in elderly. J. bras. psiquiatr. [online]. 2017, vol.66, n.1, pp.45-51. ISSN 1982-0208.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0047-2085000000149.

Objective

To investigate the association between non-communicable chronic diseases and sociodemographic factors with symptoms of depression in elderly.

Methods

Transversal study conducted with 1,391 elderly patients registered in the Family Health Strategy. Social-demographic and non-communicable chronic diseases data were collected by community health agents. Geriatric Depression Scale abbreviate was used to investigate symptoms of depression.

Results

About 81% of all patients reported at least one non-communicable chronic disease. Symptoms of depression was associated with women, coronary disease, cardiac insufficiency and cerebrovascular accident; education ≥ 8 years and having a companion were shown to be protecting factors.

Conclusions

Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular non-communicable chronic diseases are independently associated with depression. These results support the hypothesis that vascular disease is a risk factor for brain impairment associated with depression. This research illustrates the role of community health agents within Family Health Strategy as a tool for public mental health policy.

Palavras-chave : Depression; chronic disease; aged; primary health care.

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