Mental health needs of older persons: Identifying at-risk populations

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The Multiple Affect Adjective Checklist was used to measure effects of anxiety, depression, and hostility in a sample of 65 older persons. The three variables were analyzed to determine the differences among study participants on the bases of age, sex, race, and marital status. Statistically significant differences resulted when the anxiety scale was analyzed on the bases of age and marital status; when the depression scale was analyzed on the hoses of age, sex, and marital status; and when the hostility scale was analyzed on the hoses of age, race and marital status. The authors examine the implications of the data for manta/ health counselors working in community settings and discuss several readily identifiable at-risk subgroups of older persons.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 3 (2), 52-61
Language: English
Date: 1981
Keywords
at-risk population, older persons, mental health needs