International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part O (2016)
Association between depression and joint pains in elderly in a rural population of Wardha district
Deepti Chandrakar, Manish Prasad, Meenakshi Khapre, Abhay Mudey, Vasant Wagh and Smrutiranjan Nayak
Rapid population aging in developing countries and the accompanying increase in numbers of people with aging-related diseases pose a serious challenge to health services, including mental health services 
. Depression is a common mental disorder that puts constraints on quality of life among older adult individuals 
Aim: To study the association between depression and Joint Pains in elderly in a rural population of Wardha district.
Study setting: A cross sectional study for one and half month and a health check up was done on elderly patients who complained of Joint ache, visiting the primary health centre in Deoli block, of Wardha district.
Result: Response to Geriatric depression scale short form (GDS-SF) showed that 13.95% male and 16.27% female belonged to group ‘suggestive of depression’. It was observed in the study that 2.32% male and female were depressed. Total depression in female was more (18.60%) than males (16.27%).
Conclusion: Prevalence of depression was found to be 4.65% and 30.23% had features ‘suggestive of depression'.
How to cite this article:
Deepti Chandrakar, Manish Prasad, Meenakshi Khapre, Abhay Mudey, Vasant Wagh, Smrutiranjan Nayak. Association between depression and joint pains in elderly in a rural population of Wardha district. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(5):996-999.