ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Prevalence of depression in the elderly population of Surendranagar city

    Malav S Raval, Mohnish N. Tundia, Dhara V. Thakrar, Parth P Patel, Naisargee R Tanna, Kishor Sochaliya
    JCDR. 2023: 101-111


    Depression is defined as an extended period of time (at least two weeks) in which a person experiences a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in activities those were once enjoyed. Current study was carried out the data of which can be used as baseline to study the future trends in this field. Objectives: To estimate the Prevalence of Depression in Geriatric Population and to classify the severity of Depression in elders. Methodology: A cross sectional study was carried out with an approval from Ethical committee of C. U. Shah Medical College, Surendranagar. We included 390 elderly persons of age group 60 years and above as our study participants. Results: In current study, mean age of participants was 65.54 + 5.08. Prevalence of geriatric depression was found to be 28% in current study. In our study education had significant association with depression with p value of 0.03(AOR: 0.55, CI: 0.33-0.92). Conclusion: In current study, prevalence of geriatric depression was found to be higher. So, there is a need to create awareness among the community about this mental health issue.


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