Predictors Of Depression Among Older Adult With Chronic Disease in Thapla District

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This analytic research aimed to study predictive factors of depression scale among older adult with chronic disease In Thapla district. Sample consisted of 410 older persons with chronic disease. Data collected from August to November 2018, by interviewing using 5 questionnaires of demographic variable, ability of activity daily living, family relationship, social activity and Thai Geriatric Depression Scale. Statistics including frequency percentage Pearson's product moment and multiple regression were used for data analysis. The results showed that the most of the older adult with chronic disease were woman (60.2%), 61-70 years (64.4%), married status (70%), unemployee (43.2%), one chronic disease (54.6%) and long-term 6-10 years of chronic disease (40.5%). The 4 factors were social support scale, age, number of disease and ability of activity daily living scale cound jointly predict 30.6% of variance of depression scale in older adult with chronic disease


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Thapla hospital, Thapla district, Uttaradit province 53150


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