Impact of functional limitations and medical comorbidity on subsequent weight changes and increased depressive symptoms in older adults.

TitleImpact of functional limitations and medical comorbidity on subsequent weight changes and increased depressive symptoms in older adults.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsForman-Hoffman, VL, Richardson, KK, Yankey, JW, Hillis, SL, Wallace, RB, Wolinsky, FD
JournalJ Aging Health
Volume20
Issue4
Pagination367-84
Date Published2008 Jun
ISSN Number0898-2643
Call Numbernewpubs20080528_JnlAgingHlth.pdf
KeywordsActivities of Daily Living, Age Factors, Arthritis, Comorbidity, depression, Depressive Disorder, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Mellitus, Disabled Persons, Female, Health Surveys, Heart Diseases, Humans, Hypertension, Lung Diseases, Male, Mental Disorders, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Obesity, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, Stroke, United States, Weight Gain
Abstract

<p><b>OBJECTIVE: </b>The primary goal of this study was to determine the effect of the onset of major medical comorbidity and functional decline on subsequent weight change and increased depressive symptoms.</p><p><b>METHODS: </b>The sample included a prospective cohort of 53 to 63 year olds (n = 10,150) enrolled in the Health and Retirement Study. Separate lagged covariate models for men and women were used to study the impact of functional decline and medical comorbidity on subsequent increases in depressive symptoms and weight change 2 years later.</p><p><b>RESULTS: </b>Functional decline and medical comorbidity were individual predictors of subsequent weight changes but not increased depressive symptoms. Most specific incident medical comorbidities or subtypes of functional decline predicted weight changes in both directions.</p><p><b>DISCUSSION: </b>The elevated risk of weight gain subsequent to functional decline or onset of medical comorbidities may require the receipt of preventive measures to reduce further weight-related complications.</p>

DOI10.1177/0898264308315851
User Guide Notes

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Endnote Keywords

Weight/Depressive Symptoms/COMORBIDITY/Health Physical

Endnote ID

18870

Alternate JournalJ Aging Health
Citation Key7217
PubMed ID18390865
Grant ListR03 AG026585 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States