Bengbu Medical College Reports Findings in Geriatrics and Gerontology (Exploring the Relationship Between Depression and Different Models of Multimorbidity in Seniors Covered by Long-Term Care Insurance in Shanghai, China): Aging Research – Geriatrics and Gerontology


24 NOV 2021 (NewsRx) – By a Journalist-Staff News Editor at China Daily News – New research on Research on aging – Geriatrics and Gerontology are the subject of a report. Based on information from Bengbu, the People’s Republic of China, per NewsRx correspondents, the research said: “Depression is common in patients with multimorbidity, but little is known about the relationship between depression and multimorbidity. The aim of our research was to study multimorbidity patterns and their association with depression in a sample of elderly people covered by long-term care insurance in Shanghai, China. “

Financial support for this research came from National Foundation of Natural Sciences of China.

Our press reporters got a research citation from Bengbu Faculty of Medicine, “This was a population-based cross-sectional study, with 1,871 participants aged 60 who are covered by Shanghai long-term care insurance. Multimorbidity was defined as the presence of two or more chronic diseases at the same time. We collected information on chronic disease using a self-reported medical history and used the 30-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-30) to rate depressive symptoms. Multimorbidity patterns were identified with exploratory factor analysis, using oblimin rotation. Logistic regression was used to estimate the relationship between multimorbidity patterns and depressive symptoms. Among participants, the prevalence of multimorbidity was 64.7% and the prevalence of depression was 64.6%. Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease (CVD) and cataracts have shown strong associations with depression when they co-occur with other conditions. Three multimorbidity models have been identified: a musculoskeletal model, a cardiometabolic model and a degenerative disease model. Of these, cardiometabolic patterns (adjusted odds ratio (AOR) 1.223; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.102, 1.357) and degenerative diseases (AOR 1.185; 95% CI 1.071, 1.311) were associated with a higher risk of depressive symptoms. Two of the three multimorbidity patterns were found to be associated with depression.

According to the editors, the research concluded: “The physical and psychological dimensions require more attention in the care of older people covered by long-term care insurance.

This research has been peer reviewed.

For more information on this research, see: Exploring the relationship between depression and different patterns of multimorbidity in older people covered by long-term care insurance in Shanghai, China. Psychogeriatrics, 2021. Psychogeriatrics can be contacted at: Wiley, 111 River Street, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, United States. (Wiley-Blackwell – http://www.wiley.com/; Psychogeriatrics – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1479-8301)

Press correspondents report that further information can be obtained from Wenjia Peng, Epidemiology and health statistics, School of Public Health, Bengbu Faculty of Medicine, Bengbu, popular Republic of China. Additional authors of this research include Cancan Li, Mengying Li, Xinghui li, Yang Tint, Huosheng Yan, Wang zijing, Xianjie Jia, Zhi Hu and Ying Wang.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for this additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1111/psyg.12783. This DOI is a link to an electronic document online that is free or to purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

Contact details of the journal editor Psychogeriatrics is: Wiley, 111 River Street, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, United States.

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