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dc.contributor.authorKim, Sang A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKim, Eunyoungen_US
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Robert G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPark, Woong Suben_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-26T19:04:43Z
dc.date.available2015-03-26T19:04:43Z
dc.date.created2015-02-09en_US
dc.date.issued2015-02-09en_US
dc.identifier.issn1976-2437en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/4383en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to examine a J-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and depression among the elderly in South Korea.; Materials and Methods: Cross-section data were drawn from a community-based sample of individuals 60 years of age and older (n=1819). Respondents completed the Alcohol Use Disorders Intensification Test (AUDIT) and the Korean Beck Depression Inventory. Using a regression approach, the effect of alcohol consumption as a non-linear effect was assessed in relation to gender, marital status, exercise, smoking, age, education, and physical and mental health.; Results: AUDIT total score were found to exert linear and quadratic effects that were significantly associated with higher depression scores among sample respondents. The results lend support to a J-shaped relationship between alcohol use and depression, wherein abstainers and problem drinkers were at a higher risk of depression.; Conclusion: This study confirms a J-shaped (i.e., curvilinear) relationship between alcohol consumption and depression among elderly South Koreans, similar to that frequently found in studies of Western-based samples. The findings of this study, therefore, imply the applicability of the J-shaped relationship hypothesis for non-Western society samples and within different cultural contexts.;en_US
dc.publisherYonsei Universityen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3349/ymj.2015.56.2.418
dc.rightsCC-BY-NC 3.0 (Attribution−NonCommercial)en_US
dc.rights©2015 Yonsei University College of Medicineen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/en_US
dc.subjectDepression, Mentalen_US
dc.subjectDrinking of alcoholic beveragesen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol Use Disorders Intensification Test (AUDIT)en_US
dc.subjectBeck Depression Inventory (BDI)en_US
dc.subjectKoreansen_US
dc.titleExploring the Non-Linear Relationship between Alcohol Consumption and Depression in an Elderly Population in Gangneung: The Gangneung Health Studyen_US
dc.type.genrearticleen_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKim, Sang A., Eunyoung Kim, Robert G. Morris, and Woong Sub Park. 2015. "Exploring the Non-Linear Relationship between Alcohol Consumption and Depression in an Elderly Population in Gangneung: The Gangneung Health Study." Yonsei Medical Journal 56(2): doi:10.3349/ymj.2015.56.2.418 418-425.en_US
dc.source.journalYonsei Medical Journalen_US
dc.identifier.volume56en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.contributor.utdAuthorMorris, Robert G.en_US
dc.contributor.ISNI0000 0001 2787 2376 (Morris, RG)en_US


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