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Olfactory impairment in older adults is associated with depressive symptoms and poorer quality of life scores

Gopinath, B; Anstey, Kaarin; Sue, Carolyn; Kifley, Annette; Mitchell, Paul


Objectives: We assessed the association between impaired olfaction and depressive symptoms and poor quality of life. Methods: A total of 1,375 participants aged 60 years or older had their olfaction measured using the San Diego Odor Identification Test. Quality of life was assessed using the 36-Item Short-Form Survey (SF-36). Depressive symptoms were assessed by either the SF-36, which included the Mental Health Index, and/or the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D-10)....[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e318211c205


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