Community-Based Services and Depression from Person-Environment Fit Perspective: Focusing on Functional Impairments and Living Alone.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Guided by the Person-Environment Fit perspective, we investigated the extent to which personal and environmental factors influence depression among community-dwelling adults. The data came from the special section about community-based service utilization in the 2012 Health and Retirement Study (N=1,710). Although community-based service was not significantly associated with depression after controlling for covariates, respondents with functional limitations and living alone were less likely to be depressed when using community-based services. This study demonstrates the different associations between community-based services and depression depending on personal needs. It discusses the importance of community-based services for aging-in-place policy, particularly among vulnerable populations.
  • Authors

  • Kim, Bo Rin
  • Park, Sojung
  • Bishop-Saucier, Jennifer
  • Amorim, Carrie
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • May 2017
  • Published In

    Keywords

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aging-in-place
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Depression
  • Disabled Persons
  • Environment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Independent Living
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Retirement
  • Social Isolation
  • Social Welfare
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States
  • community-based services
  • depression
  • person environment fit
  • vulnerable population
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 28339325
  • Start Page

  • 270
  • End Page

  • 285
  • Volume

  • 60
  • Issue

  • 4