Relationship between medical burden, depression, and quality of life in psychogeriatric inpatients: implications for providers of pastoral care.

Katherine M. Piderman, Lauren F. Sontag, Jennifer Hsu, Maria Isabel Lapid

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This study describes medical burden among individuals > or = 65 years hospitalized for depression in order to determine its associations with depression and quality of life (QOL) and thus provide suggestions for spiritual care providers. Using reliable, validated measures, the 45 participants who completed the study demonstrated moderate medical burden that was significantly associated with physical QOL but not with mental QOL or depression. Irrespective of the level of medical burden, subjects exhibited significant improvement of both depression and QOL during hospitalization. Results suggest that advocacy by spiritual care providers is essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2
Number of pages1
JournalThe journal of pastoral care & counseling : JPCC
Volume68
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2014

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Pastoral Care
Geriatric Psychiatry
Inpatients
Quality of Life
Depression
Hospitalization

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Relationship between medical burden, depression, and quality of life in psychogeriatric inpatients : implications for providers of pastoral care. / Piderman, Katherine M.; Sontag, Lauren F.; Hsu, Jennifer; Lapid, Maria Isabel.

In: The journal of pastoral care & counseling : JPCC, Vol. 68, No. 1-2, 2014, p. 2.

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