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Investigating Factors that Bias the Reporting of Depression Symptomatology Among Older Australian Adults

Buchan, Heather; Sunderland, Matthew; Carragher, Natacha; Louie, Eva; Batterham, Philip; Slade, Tim


Objective To investigate factors that may bias the reporting of major depression symptoms among older adults, specifically the presence of physical conditions, bereavement, episode onset, and episode length. Methods A secondary data analysis of a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of community-dwelling older Australian adults aged 50–85 years who completed the depression module in the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (N = 629) was conducted....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.04.003


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