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Depressive symptoms and quality of life in people with age-related macular degeneration

Remy Sheena Mathew, Kim Delbaere UGent, Stephen R Lord, Paul Beaumont, Vaegan and Michele C Madigan (2011) OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS. 31(4). p.375-380
abstract
Purpose: To examine quality of life and associated factors in people with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Methods: One hundred and forty-five AMD participants (mean age 78.0 +/- 7.7 years) and 104 age- and gender- matched controls (mean age 78.1 +/- 5.8 years) comprised the study populations for this case-control study. Depressive symptoms were measured with the Goldberg Anxiety and Depression (GAD) scale; general health and daily functioning was assessed with the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF-36) and questions relating to assistance required for daily living activities. Results: People with AMD performed more poorly than controls on the GAD depression scale, and physical functioning subscale of SF-36. 44.4% of people with AMD had clinically significant depressive symptoms compared to 17.5% of controls (p < 0.001). Multiple regression analysis revealed that AMD was independently associated with depressive symptoms and a path model indicated that AMD led to depressive symptoms both directly and indirectly via reduced general health and social functioning. Conclusion: Psychological and functional outcome measures are reduced in people with AMD. Earlier recognition and treatment of depressive symptoms in people with AMD may be crucial to maintaining quality of life in this group.
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VISUAL IMPAIRMENT, activities of daily living, OLDER-PEOPLE, VISION, DISABILITY, physical functioning, ageing, depression, physical activity, macular degeneration
journal title
OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS
Ophthalmic Physiol. Opt.
volume
31
issue
4
pages
375 - 380
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000292529100008
JCR category
OPHTHALMOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.583 (2011)
JCR rank
26/56 (2011)
JCR quartile
2 (2011)
ISSN
0275-5408
DOI
10.1111/j.1475-1313.2011.00848.x
language
English
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A1
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2077480
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2077480
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2012-03-30 09:20:25
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2012-08-07 10:31:58
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  abstract     = {Purpose: To examine quality of life and associated factors in people with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Methods: One hundred and forty-five AMD participants (mean age 78.0 +/- 7.7 years) and 104 age- and gender- matched controls (mean age 78.1 +/- 5.8 years) comprised the study populations for this case-control study. Depressive symptoms were measured with the Goldberg Anxiety and Depression (GAD) scale; general health and daily functioning was assessed with the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF-36) and questions relating to assistance required for daily living activities. Results: People with AMD performed more poorly than controls on the GAD depression scale, and physical functioning subscale of SF-36. 44.4\% of people with AMD had clinically significant depressive symptoms compared to 17.5\% of controls (p {\textlangle} 0.001). Multiple regression analysis revealed that AMD was independently associated with depressive symptoms and a path model indicated that AMD led to depressive symptoms both directly and indirectly via reduced general health and social functioning. Conclusion: Psychological and functional outcome measures are reduced in people with AMD. Earlier recognition and treatment of depressive symptoms in people with AMD may be crucial to maintaining quality of life in this group.},
  author       = {Mathew, Remy Sheena and Delbaere, Kim and Lord, Stephen R and Beaumont, Paul and Vaegan,   and Madigan, Michele C},
  issn         = {0275-5408},
  journal      = {OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS},
  keyword      = {VISUAL IMPAIRMENT,activities of daily living,OLDER-PEOPLE,VISION,DISABILITY,physical functioning,ageing,depression,physical activity,macular degeneration},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {375--380},
  title        = {Depressive symptoms and quality of life in people with age-related macular degeneration},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-1313.2011.00848.x},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Mathew, Remy Sheena, Kim Delbaere, Stephen R Lord, Paul Beaumont, Vaegan, and Michele C Madigan. 2011. “Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in People with Age-related Macular Degeneration.” Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 31 (4): 375–380.
APA
Mathew, R. S., Delbaere, K., Lord, S. R., Beaumont, P., Vaegan, & Madigan, M. C. (2011). Depressive symptoms and quality of life in people with age-related macular degeneration. OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS, 31(4), 375–380.
Vancouver
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Mathew RS, Delbaere K, Lord SR, Beaumont P, Vaegan, Madigan MC. Depressive symptoms and quality of life in people with age-related macular degeneration. OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS. 2011;31(4):375–80.
MLA
Mathew, Remy Sheena, Kim Delbaere, Stephen R Lord, et al. “Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in People with Age-related Macular Degeneration.” OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS 31.4 (2011): 375–380. Print.