Factors associated with depression among older adults in Hue, Vietnam


  • Thi Thuy Pham Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, amd Faculty of Nursing, Danang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy
  • Pattama Surit
  • Tran Nhu Minh Hang Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam


factors, depression, older adults, Vietnam


Depression is a common mental and emotional disorder in older adults and can impact their health status. This cross-sectional descriptive study aimed to analyze factors associated with depression among older adults incommunitiesof Hue, Vietnam.Fourhundredandtwentyparticipants meetingthe studycriteria were selected using a simple random sampling technique. Data were collected by interview method using questionnaires. Theresponseratewas 98.1%. Theresultsshowedthat 34.2%of the participants were depressed: mild (21.4%), moderate (6.8%), andsevere (6.1%), respectively. Depression was significantly associated with age, gender, educational level, living condition, income, comorbidity, activities of daily living (ADL) score, and social support, with p <0.05. In the multivariate logistic regression model, only gender, income, comorbidity, and social support weresignificantly associated with depression, with p<0.05. The results of this study provide updated information regarding depression in the Vietnamese older adults. This may help nurses and other healthcare providers to develop interventions or strategies to prevent depression for this population.


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Thuy Pham T, Surit P, Minh Hang TN. Factors associated with depression among older adults in Hue, Vietnam. JNSH [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 31 [cited 2022 Dec. 4];44(1):51-64. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nah/article/view/243702



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