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The prevalence of common mental disorders and associated factors among the elderly in a Brazilian city

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Title
The prevalence of common mental disorders and associated factors among the elderly in a Brazilian city
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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, February 2018
DOI 10.1590/1413-81232018232.12852016
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Paloma Alves dos Santos da Silva, Saulo Vasconcelos Rocha, Loiamara Barreto Santos, Clarice Alves dos Santos, Camila Rego Amorim, Alba Benemérita Alves Vilela

Abstract

With advancing age, the presence of psychic morbidities is more frequent and jeopardizes the quality of life of the population. The scope of this study was to estimate the prevalence and factors associated with Common Mental Disorders (CMD) in the elderly population resident in a municipality. It involved a cross-sectional study with 310 elderly people residing in Ibicuí in the State of Bahia. A questionnaire assessing sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle, health status and screening for CMD (Self-Reporting Questionnaire - SRQ-20) was used. For statistical analysis, Poisson regression was used, with calculation of prevalence ratios, confidence intervals (95%) and p ≤ 0.05 significance level. The general prevalence of CMD was 55.8%. The female individuals who reported rheumatism presented higher prevalence of CMD. It is recommended that prevention and control of these morbidities among the elderly population of the municipality should be implemented.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 79 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 19 24%
Student > Master 10 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Student > Postgraduate 4 5%
Other 2 3%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 34 43%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 10 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 13%
Psychology 5 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 38 48%
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