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Biopsychosocial Predictors of Depressive Mood in People With Parkinson's Disease

Moore, Kathleen and Seeney, F. (2007). Biopsychosocial Predictors of Depressive Mood in People With Parkinson's Disease. Behavioral Medicine: relating behavior and health,33(1):29-37.

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Title Biopsychosocial Predictors of Depressive Mood in People With Parkinson's Disease
Author Moore, Kathleen
Seeney, F.
Journal Name Behavioral Medicine: relating behavior and health
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 33
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0896-4289   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 29
End Page 37
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication US
Publisher Heldref Publications
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The incidence of depressive mood among people with Parkinson's disease (PD) is well documented, yet less is known about the biopsychosocial correlates of this low mood state. In this study, 82 people with PD (M age = 68 years, SD = 9.4) completed questionnaires related to the duration of their illness, social support, coping, relationship satisfaction, and depression. The authors entered variables that correlated significantly with depressive mood into a multiple regression analysis, and the variables in the final model explained 64% of the variance in depressive mood. Gross motor impairment (β = .45), blaming self (β = .41), avoidance (β = .33), symptom severity (β = .21), and recreational intimacy (β = -.14) were strong predictors of depressive mood. The authors discuss the findings in terms of interventions aimed at reducing the use of emotion-focused strategies, encouraging recreational intimacy among people with PD and their partners, and educational programs that provide information on PD symptoms, to promote positive mood and adjustment among people with PD.
Keywords coping
depressive mood
Parkinson's disease
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