volume 44, issue 6, P1137-1143 2010
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-89102010000600020
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Abstract: ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE:To identify sociodemographic factors associated with patterns of incidence, remission and stability of depressive symptoms in communitydwelling elderly individuals. METHODS:prospective study was conducted, where 310 communitydwelling elderly individuals of the city of Juiz de Fora, Southeastern Brazil, were interviewed between 2002 and 2004. Follow-up (T2) was performed 15.7 months after the fi rst interview (T1). Depressive symptoms were evaluated with the Center for Epidemiological Studie…

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