Psychological Medicine

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Psychological Medicine (1992), 22:159-172 Cambridge University Press
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1992
doi:10.1017/S0033291700032815

Original Articles

Depressive symptomatology and cognitive functioning: an epidemiological survey in an elderly community sample in France


R. Fuhrera1 c1, T. C. Antonuccia1, M. Gagnona1, J.-F. Dartiguesa1, P. Barberger-Gateaua1 and A. Alperovitcha1

a1 Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicate (INSERM), Unit 169, Villejuif, France; Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; INSERM Unit 330, University of Bordeaux II, France
Article author query
fuhrer r [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
antonucci tc [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
gagnon m [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
dartigues j- [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
barberger-gateau p [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
alperovitch a [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]

SYNOPSIS

As part of a 5-year, prospective, epidemiological survey of normal and pathological ageing, this cross-sectional analysis examines the relationship between depressive symptomatology (CES-D) and cognitive functioning (MMS) in a community sample of 2792 non-institutionalized persons (age ≥ 65) living in Southwest France. Of the sample, 13·4%, report depressive symptoms above the cut-off. A significant association was found between CES-D and MMS scores, but after adjusting for age, living arrangements, and especially functional limitations, the relationship remained strong only for women.

Correspondence:

c1 Address for correspondence: Dr Rebecca Fuhrer, INSERM Unit 169, 16 Avenue P. V. Couturier, 94807 Villejuif Cédex, France.


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