The impact and measurement of social dysfunction in latelife depression: an evaluation of current methods with a focus on wearable technology

Hodgetts, Sophie, Gallagher, Peter, Stow, Daniel, Ferrier, Nicol and O'Brien, John (2016) The impact and measurement of social dysfunction in latelife depression: an evaluation of current methods with a focus on wearable technology. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32 (3). pp. 247-255. ISSN 0885-6230

[img]
Preview
PDF
Hodgetts_et-al-2016-International_Journal_of_Geriatric_Psychiatry-AM.pdf

Download (142kB) | Preview

Abstract

Depression is known to negatively impact social functioning, with patients commonly reporting difficulties maintaining social relationships. Moreover, a large body of evidence suggests poor social functioning is not only present in depression but that social functioning is an important factor in illness course and outcome. In addition, good social relationships can play a protective role against the onset of depressive symptoms, particularly in late-life depression. However, the majority of research in this area has employed self-report measures of social function. This approach is problematic, as due to their reliance on memory, such measures are prone to error from the neurocognitive impairments of depression, as well as mood-congruent biases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Psychology > Cognitive Behaviour
Sciences > Health Sciences
Psychology > Psychology
Psychology > Psychotherapy
Psychology > Social Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Sophie Hodgetts
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 11:25
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 21:49
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/8681

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year