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Title: Sensory loss and suicide ideation in older adults: findings from the Three-City cohort study
Contributor(s): Cosh, Suzanne  (author)orcid ; Carriere, I (author); Daien, V (author); Tzourio, C (author); Delcourt, C (author); Helmer, C (author)
Corporate Author: SENSE-Cog
Publication Date: 2019-01
DOI: 10.1017/S104161021800056X
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Abstract: Objectives: To examine the longitudinal risk of vision loss (VL) or hearing loss (HL) for experiencing suicidal ideation in older adults. Design: The Three-City study, examining data from three waves of follow-up (2006-2008, 2008-2010, and 2010-2012). Setting: Community-dwelling older French adults. Participants: N = 5,438 adults aged 73 years and over. Measurements: Suicidality was assessed by the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview, Major Depressive Disorder module. Mild VL was defined as Parinaud of 3 or 4 and severe VL as Parinaud >4. Mild HL was self-reported as difficulty understanding a conversation and severe HL as inability to understand a conversation. Results: Severe VL was associated with an increased risk of suicidal ideation at baseline (OR = 1.59, 95% CIs = 1.06-2.38) and over five years (OR = 1.65, 95% CIs = 1.05-2.59). Mild and severe HL were associated with an increased risk of suicidal ideation, both at baseline (OR = 1.29, 95% CIs = 1.03-1.63; OR = 1.78, 95% CIs = 1.32-2.40) and over five years (OR = 1.47, 95% CIs = 1.17-1.85; OR = 1.97, 95% CIs = 1.44-2.70). Conclusion: Sensory losses in late life pose a risk for suicidal ideation. Suicidality requires better assessment and intervention in this population.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Psychogeriatrics, 31(1), p. 139-145
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1741-203X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111714 Mental Health
110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520304 Health psychology
320221 Psychiatry (incl. psychotherapy)
520303 Counselling psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920410 Mental Health
920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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