Indian Journal of Public Health

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Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 253--255

Depression among elderly persons in a primary health centre area in Ahmednagar, Maharastra


SV Kamble1, GB Dhumale2, RC Goyal3, DB Phalke4, YD Ghodke5 
1 Community Medicine, Rural Medical College, Loni, Ahmednagar, India
2 Professor, Community Medicine, Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Sangli, India
3 Professor, Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College, Wardha, India
4 Professor, Community Medicine, Rural Medical College, Loni, Ahmednagar, India
5 Assistant Lecturer, Rural Medical College, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharastra, India

Correspondence Address:
S V Kamble
Community Medicine, Rural Medical College, Loni, Ahmednagar
India

Elderly people are prone to psychiatric disorders through vicissitudes such as social isolation, malnutrition, economic and emotional depression. A cross sectional study was conducted in a Primary Health Centre Area in Ahmednagar district of Maharastra during 2003-2005 to assess prevalence of depression among elderly persons & to study social factors influencing depression. Goldberg and Bridges«SQ» scale was used to diagnose depression among 494 randomly selected study subjects. 31.4% of elderly persons were having depression. It was more common among females (37.4%), illiterates (37.9%), class V socioeconomic status (55.8%), divorced & unmarried.


How to cite this article:
Kamble S V, Dhumale G B, Goyal R C, Phalke D B, Ghodke Y D. Depression among elderly persons in a primary health centre area in Ahmednagar, Maharastra.Indian J Public Health 2009;53:253-255


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Kamble S V, Dhumale G B, Goyal R C, Phalke D B, Ghodke Y D. Depression among elderly persons in a primary health centre area in Ahmednagar, Maharastra. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Mar 8 ];53:253-255
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