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Disability and Depressive symptoms in later life: The stress-buffering role of informal and formal support

Chan, Natalie; Anstey, Kaarin; Windsor, Timothy; Luszcz, Mary A

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Background: Despite the increasing utilization of formal services by older adults in many nations, there is a paucity of research that has examined the relationships between disability, formal support and depressive symptoms in later life. Objective: We investigated whether support received for daily activities, either from formal and/or informal sources, weakened the deleterious relationship between disability and depression symptoms in later life and whether these stress-buffering effects...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/51488
Source: Gerontology
DOI: 10.1159/000314158

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