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Depression and frailty in later life: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
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Title
Depression and frailty in later life: a systematic review
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s69632
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Leslie Vaughan, Joseph Goveas, Akeesha Corbin

Abstract

Frailty and depression are important issues affecting older adults. Depressive syndrome may be difficult to clinically disambiguate from frailty in advanced old age. Current reviews on the topic include studies with wide methodological variation. This review examined the published literature on cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between frailty and depressive symptomatology with either syndrome as the outcome, moderators of this relationship, construct overlap, and related medical and behavioral interventions. Prevalence of both was reported. A systematic review of studies published from 2000 to 2015 was conducted in PubMed, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and PsychInfo. Key search terms were "frailty", "frail", "frail elderly", "depressive", "depressive disorder", and "depression". Participants of included studies were ≥55 years old and community dwelling. Included studies used an explicit biological definition of frailty based on Fried et al's criteria and a screening measure to identify depressive symptomatology. Fourteen studies met the inclusion/exclusion criteria. The prevalence of depressive symptomatology, frailty, or their co-occurrence was greater than 10% in older adults ≥55 years old, and these rates varied widely, but less in large epidemiological studies of incident frailty. The prospective relationship between depressive symptomatology and increased risk of incident frailty was robust, while the opposite relationship was less conclusive. The presence of comorbidities that interact with depressive symptomatology increased incident frailty risk. Measurement variability of depressive symptomatology and inclusion of older adults who are severely depressed, have cognitive impairment or dementia, or stroke may confound the frailty syndrome with single disease outcomes, accounting for a substantial proportion of shared variance in the syndromes. Further study is needed to identify medical and behavioral interventions for frailty and depressive symptomatology that prevent adverse sequelae such as falls, disability, and premature mortality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 233 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 18%
Student > Master 37 16%
Researcher 31 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 9%
Student > Postgraduate 20 9%
Other 53 23%
Unknown 30 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 81 35%
Psychology 30 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 13%
Social Sciences 9 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 3%
Other 29 12%
Unknown 47 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 December 2015.
All research outputs
#6,829,670
of 11,426,369 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#661
of 1,160 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#151,689
of 318,585 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#18
of 36 outputs
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