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