Depressive symptoms and other factors associated with poor self-rated health in the elderly: Gender differences

Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 05/03/2012

Self–rated health is a multidimensional construct, which includes physical, psychological, functional and social variables. To recognize and intervene on the different factors involved, especially depressive symptoms, caregiver support and connective tissue disease, may contribute to improving self–rated health and ultimately the welfare for this group.

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