Depression

Self-reported depression and physical activity in adults with mobility impairments

    Rosenberg DE, Bombardier CH, Artherholt S, Jensen MP, Motl RW.  Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA. rosenberg.d@ghc.org.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Apr;94(4):731-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.11.014. Epub 2012 Nov 16. OBJECTIVE: To test hypothesized associations between depression and physical activity among adults with multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury (SCI), muscular dystrophy […]

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Relationship between depressive symptom severity and emergency department use among low-income, depressed homebound older adults aged 50 years and older

Choi NG, Marti CN, Bruce ML, Kunik ME.  The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA. nchoi@austin.utexas.edu.  BMC Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 26;12:233. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-233. BACKGROUND: Previous research found a high prevalence of depression, along with chronic illnesses and disabilities, among older ED patients. This study examined the relationship between depressive symptom severity and the […]

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Healing pathways: a program for women with physical disabilities and depression

Hassouneh D, Nguyen T, Chen Z, McNeff E.  School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, 3455 SW US Veteran’s Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA.  Rehabil Res Pract. 2013;2013:649875. doi: 10.1155/2013/649875. Epub 2013 May 2. Objective. The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of the Healing Pathways (HP) program in reducing […]

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Depression after traumatic brain injury: a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Model Systems multicenter investigation.

Objective: To identify the frequency and manifestations of depression after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the factors that contribute to developing this mood disorder. p. Design: A prospective, nationwide, multicenter study; 17 centers supplied data from medical records and patient responses on a standardized criterion instrument. Setting: Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems programs. Participants: A […]

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Psychiatric morbidity following injury.

Objective: Accurate information regarding the psychopathological consequences of surviving traumatic injury is of great importance for effective health service design and planning. Regrettably, existing studies vary dramatically in reported prevalence rates of psychopathology within this population. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity following severe injury by adopting a […]

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Adaptation to disability among middle-aged and older adults: the role of assimilative and accommodative coping.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the links among coping, disability, and mental health among adults who are confronted with age-related vision loss. Drawing on the model of assimilative and accommodative coping (e.g., Brandtstadter, 1999), hierarchical regressions were designed to examine the effects of coping and disability on mental health. Participants were 55 […]

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Peer rejection, social behavior, and psychological adjustment in children with juvenile rheumatic disease.

Objective: To examine the associations among disease status, social competence, and depressive symptoms in children with juvenile rheumatic disease (JRD) and to test the hypothesis that individual differences in children’s social competence account for a significant proportion of variance in depressive symptoms after controlling for disease status variables. Methods: Thirty-six children with JRD completed standardized […]

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Effect of improving depression care on pain and functional outcomes among older adults with arthritis: a randomized controlled trial.

Context: Depression and arthritis are disabling and common health problems in late life. Depression is also a risk factor for poor health outcomes among arthritis patients. Objective: To determine whether enhancing care for depression improves pain and functional outcomes in older adults with depression and arthritis. Design, Setting, and Participants_: Preplanned subgroup analyses of Improving […]

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The influence of comorbid depression on seizure severity.

Purpose: To determine the relation between depressive symptoms and seizure severity among people with epilepsy. Methods: A postal questionnaire was used to survey a nationwide community sample about seizures and depression. The Seizure Severity Questionnaire (SSQ) assessed the severity and bothersomeness of seizure components. The Centers for Epidemiological Studies-Depression scale categorized levels of depression. Results: […]

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Low serum folate levels as a risk factor for depressive mood in patients with chronic epilepsy.

This study takes into consideration whether low serum folate levels may contribute to depressive mood in patients with chronic epilepsy. The serum folate levels and the score on the Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) were examined in 46 patients with chronic epilepsy. Patients with a score indicating at least minor depression on the SDS had a significantly lower […]

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