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Olyani S, Afzalaghaee M, Talebi M, Peyman N. Depression and its Risk Factors among Community-Dwelling Iranian Older Adults during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Health Educ Health Promot. 2021; 9 (2) :141-146
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-47358-en.html
1- Student Research Committee, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
3- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , peymann@mums.ac.ir
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Aims: The COVID-19 pandemic could be considered a significant public health crisis. This study aimed to assess the rate of depressive symptoms and its related risk factors among older adults during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Instrument & Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 400 older adults aged 60 and over in 2020 in Mashhad City, Iran. A random cluster sampling was done for selecting the older adults from 5 urban health care centers. The Persian version of the WHO-5 index was used. Data were analyzed by SPSS 20 using descriptive statistics, chi-square, and logistic regression tests.
Findings: The prevalence of moderate depressive symptoms was (33%). Although most of the participants had mild depressive symptoms (38.2%); Moreover, There was a significant relationship between depression with family structure (p<0.001) and underlying disease (p<0.001).
Conclusion: The rate of depressive symptoms among older adults is high. The policy-makers and health professionals need to provide psychological interventions to decrease the psychological damages caused by the outbreak crisis.
Keywords: Depression [MeSH], Elderly [MeSH], COVID-19 [MeSH],
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Article Type: Descriptive & Survey | Subject: Spiritual Health
Received: 2020/11/4 | Accepted: 2021/02/27 | Published: 2021/06/20
* Corresponding Author Address: School of Health, Between Daneshgah 16-18, Daneshgah St, Mashhad, Iran

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