Hearing handicap predicts the development of depressive symptoms after 3 years in older community-dwelling Japanese

Hideyuki Saito, Yuji Nishiwaki, Takehiro Michikawa, Yuriko Kikuchi, Kunio Mizutari, Toru Takebayashi, Kaoru Ogawa

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Objectives: To examine the association between hearing handicap and depressive symptoms in older community-dwelling Japanese. DESIGN: Community-based cohort study. Setting: Kurabuchi Town, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Participants: Five hundred eighty residents (261 men, 319 women) aged 65 and older without depressive symptoms. Measurements: In a baseline examination performed in 2005/06, participants answered the 10-item screening version of the Hearing Handicap Inventory for Elderly (HHIE-S). They were divided into two groups according to their scores: a group with no hearing handicap (HHIE-S scores of ≤8) and a hearing handicap group (HHIE-S scores of ≥10). The Geriatric Depression Scale was used to identify depressive symptoms in face-to-face home visit interviews conducted in 2008, and the association between hearing handicap and depressive symptoms was assessed using logistic regression. Results: The incidence of depressive symptoms was 19.6% in the group with a hearing handicap and 8.0% in the group without a hearing handicap. When compared with the subjects without hearing handicap, subjects with a hearing handicap had a multiadjusted odds ratio of depressive symptoms of 2.45 (95% confidence interval=1.26-4.77). The association remained significant even when hearing impairment measured with pure-tone audiometry was added to the multiadjusted model. Conclusion: A hearing handicap can predict future depressive symptoms in older community-dwelling people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan

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Independent Living
Hearing
Depression
Pure-Tone Audiometry
House Calls
Hearing Loss
Geriatrics
Japan
Cohort Studies
Logistic Models
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Interviews

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Cohort studies
  • Depression
  • Hearing handicap

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Hearing handicap predicts the development of depressive symptoms after 3 years in older community-dwelling Japanese. / Saito, Hideyuki; Nishiwaki, Yuji; Michikawa, Takehiro; Kikuchi, Yuriko; Mizutari, Kunio; Takebayashi, Toru; Ogawa, Kaoru.

In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 58, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 93-97.

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Saito, Hideyuki ; Nishiwaki, Yuji ; Michikawa, Takehiro ; Kikuchi, Yuriko ; Mizutari, Kunio ; Takebayashi, Toru ; Ogawa, Kaoru. / Hearing handicap predicts the development of depressive symptoms after 3 years in older community-dwelling Japanese. In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2010 ; Vol. 58, No. 1. pp. 93-97.
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