Bidirectional association between depressive symptoms and carotid atherosclerosis in community-based older adults in China

Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics

Fecha de publicación: 19 February 2019


Autores: Shaochen Guan, Xianghua Fang, Xiang Gu, Yang Hua, Zhe Tang, Beibei Liu, Zhongying Zhang

Background: We explored the bidirectional association between depressive symptoms and measures of carotid atherosclerosis. This study included 1155 participants aged 55 years and older. Depressive symptoms was assessed by 30-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-30) score. Common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT), carotid plaques and carotid stenosis were measured at both common carotid arteries using an edge detection system.

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