Quality of Life of Elderly With Vascular Illness and the Level of Depression in 4 Barangays in Malabon, Philippines


Seniors or elderlies are a growing number all over the world, and they also have sicknesses like diabetes, high blood, and high cholesterol. Having chronic illnesses can affect the mood of the elderly: becoming cranky, lonely, not eating, etc. Therefore, there is a need to study the relationship between the quality of life of the elderly and their level of depression. Depression for the elderly is known as vascular depression since it is tied to vascular illnesses like high blood, high cholesterol diabetes. The study wanted to determine the relationship between quality of life and depression for those having vascular illnesses. This was done in Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines, for two hundred eighty-seven (287) seniors ages 60 and above, in four (4) barangays, who were getting their free medicines for their vascular diseases for free at the barangay health centers, coming from the Department of Health. Two instruments were used; quality of life (CASP-19) based on needs satisfaction and a patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9), which determines depression severity. The finding showed then there was a very significant negative correlation between the quality of life to depression using Spearman rank correlation. It means that when the quality of life is high, the level of depression is low or vice versa. The seniors were happy with their families and friends, can overlook their diseases, and did not suffer from depression.

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Marilou Angeles, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippines

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Conference: EGen2022
Stream: Lifespan Health Promotion

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To cite this article:
Angeles M. (2022) Quality of Life of Elderly With Vascular Illness and the Level of Depression in 4 Barangays in Malabon, Philippines ISSN: 2435-4937 The European Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-4937.2022.2
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-4937.2022.2

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