The impact of depressive symptomatology on physical disability: MacArthur studies of successful aging Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Depression
  • Disabled Persons
  • Population Surveillance

abstract

  • Joined with evidence that physical disability is a potential risk factor for depression, these findings suggest that both depressive symptoms and physical disability can initiate a spiralling decline in physical and psychological health. Given the important impact of activities-of-daily-living functioning on utilization of medical services and quality of life, prevention or reduction of depressive symptoms should be considered an important point of intervention.

publication date

  • January 1994

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1615223

PubMed ID

  • 7977920

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1796

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 84

number

  • 11