DEPRESSION IN A GROUP OF PENSIONERS BELONGING TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND /OR ASSOCIATIONS PROGRAMS, UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA, MEDELLÍN 2005

  • Fredy Alonso Patiño V. Universidad de Antioquia
  • Doris Cardona Arango Universidad de Antioquia

Abstract

Objective: To assess the frequency of depression in a group of pensioners belonging to physical activity and/or associations of Universidad de Antioquia. Materials and Methods: A cross descriptive study was carried between April and May 2005. One hundred pensioners taking part in physical activity and/or associations were selected: Fifty men and fifty women. Median age: 65.7 years. The Yesavage Geriatric Depression Scale was applied and some demographic, economic, functional, affective, familiar and time use aspects were surveyed. Results: Six per cent total depression was found. Highest values were found in women, in people more recently retired, in people without labor activities after retirement, in people considering they suffer bad economic situation and in persons who do not performed physical activities. A statistically significant was found especially between depression and the feeling of bad economic situation. Conclusions: Depression was inferior compared with other researches. That could be explained by the sample and possibly for the protective factor implicit in group sharing.

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Author Biographies

Fredy Alonso Patiño V., Universidad de Antioquia
Magíster en Salud Publica con Énfasis en Salud Mental. Grupo de investigación en Salud Mental Facultad Nacional de Salud Publica. Docente de cátedra en el Instituto de Educación física de la Universidad de Antioquia. Correo electrónico: fredypat@edufisica.udea.edu.co
Doris Cardona Arango, Universidad de Antioquia
Magíster en Salud Publica con Énfasis en Salud Mental, Magíster en Epidemiología. Grupo de investigación en Demografía y Salud Facultad Nacional de Salud Publica. Docente Universidad de Antioquia. Correo electrónico: doriscar@guajiros.udea.edu.com
Published
2008-04-09
How to Cite
Patiño V. F. A., & Cardona Arango D. (2008). DEPRESSION IN A GROUP OF PENSIONERS BELONGING TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND /OR ASSOCIATIONS PROGRAMS, UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA, MEDELLÍN 2005. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 25(1). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/2896
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES / ARTÍCULOS ORIGINALES / ARTIGOS ORIGINAIS