Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Depression Among Maine Nursing Facility Residents


Findings from this study show that residents with symptoms of depression tended to be older, more likely to have dementia and have a longer length of residency in the nursing facility. No variation existed by gender or average case mix index. Additionally, no geographic pattern was obseved by county in which the nursing home resides. Depressed residents had a greater need for assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) as evidenced by a higher ADL score.

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May 18, 2007