International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health

Original Research Article

Prevalence of depression in hospitalized older adults who feel abandoned in Mexico

Eduardo Aguirre Escobar1, Leticia Carreño Saucedo*2 and  Daniel Cardoso Jiménez3


1Graduado de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM) Unidad Académica Profesional Tejupilco
2PhD. Dra. en Psi. Profesora de Tiempo Completo de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. Unidad Académica Profesional Tejupilco
3Dr. en Edu. Profesor de Tiempo Completo de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. Unidad Académica Profesional Tejupilco.

*Corresponding Author Email: psicoletty(at)hotmail.com

Tel.:+52 722 158 9161

Eduardo Aguirre Escobar

Leticia Carreño Saucedo

Daniel Cardoso Jiménez


Article Number: irjpeh.22.011  |   Pages: 92-96  |   Vol. 9 (3), June 2022   |   DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/irjpeh.22.011

 Received: January 21, 2022  Accepted: June 3, 2022  Published: June 28, 2022

Abstract

The objective of this study was to analyze the prevalence of depression in older adult men and women who feel abandoned when hospitalized. Convenience sampling was used to enlist 113 voluntary participants at the Tejupilco General Hospital, regardless of symptoms or the service to which they were admitted. Irrespective of educational level, inclusion criteria for the study were >60 years old and the absence of mental illness. The study design was non-experimental and transactional with the use of the geriatric depression scale (GDS-15) to indicate the presence of depressive symptoms. SPSS statistical package was used to analyse the data obtained. Descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentages were used to present the results of the study. The results obtained show that severe depression was more prevalent among the study’s participants as 22.1 and 13.2% of men and women, respectively, were diagnosed.

Keywords:

Abandonment, older adults, depression, hospitalization, prevalence

How to Cite this Article

Escobar EA, Saucedo LC, Jiménez DC (2022). Prevalence of depression in hospitalized older adults who feel abandoned in Mexico. Int. Res. J. Public Environ. Health. 9(3):92-96.

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