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Title: The relationship between hearing loss in older adults and depression over 12 years: Findings from the Three-City prospective cohort study
Contributor(s): Cosh, Suzanne  (author)orcid ; Carriere, Isabelle (author); Daien, Vincent (author); Amieva, Helene (author); Tzourio, Christophe (author); Delcourt, Cecile (author); Helmer, Catherine (author); Bertelsen, Geir (author); Cougnard‐Gregoire, Audrey (author); Dawes, Piers (author); Constantinidou, Fofi (author); Ikram, M Arfan (author); Klaver, Caroline C W (author); Leroi, Iracema (author); Maharani, Asri (author); Meester‐Smor, Magda (author); Mutlu, Unal (author); Nael, Virginie (author); Pendleton, Neil (author); Schirmer, Henrik (author); Tampubolon, Gindo (author); Tiemeier, Henning (author); von Hanno, Therese (author)
Corporate Author: SENSE-Cog
Publication Date: 2018-12
Early Online Version: 2018-09-13
DOI: 10.1002/gps.4968
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Abstract: Objective: The present study aims to examine the longitudinal relationship between hearing loss (HL) with depression in older adults over 12 years of follow-up. Method: Eight thousand three hundred forty-four French community-dwelling adults aged 65 and above participated in the Three-City prospective population-based study. Baseline relationships between self-reported mild and severe HL with depression-assessed by both the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview and by the Centre for Epidemiology Studies Depression scale-were explored using logistic regression analyses. Logistic mixed models assessed whether baseline HL was associated with incident depression diagnosis or symptom onset over 12 years in those who were depression-free at baseline. Results: At baseline, mild and severe HL were associated with depression symptoms as assessed by the CESD (OR = 1.29, 95% CIs 1.14-1.47; OR = 1.51, 95% CIs 1.22-1.87; respectively), although only mild HL was significantly related to major depression diagnosis (OR = 1.51, 95% CIs 1.07-2.12). Over 12 years, mild and severe HL were associated with incident depression as assessed by the CESD in those without depression at baseline (OR = 1.36, 95% CIs 1.15-1.61; OR = 1.69, 95% CIs 1.15‐2.30; respectively), but was not associated with a major depression diagnosis. Conclusions: Both mild and severe thresholds of HL are associated with depression symptoms over time, but not with incident diagnosis of major depression. Improved and ongoing detection of subthreshold depression amongst older adults with HL may improve quality of life for this population.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(12), p. 1654-1661
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1099-1166
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
111714 Mental Health
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920502 Health Related to Ageing
920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
920410 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200502 Health related to ageing
200409 Mental health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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