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Literature Review Matrix: Elderly Depression Part III: Analysis of Literature Step 1: Summarize the five articles you select from your search efforts in the table below. Summary Table of Analyzed Articles Citation Conceptual Framework/ Theory Main Finding Research Method Strengths of Study Weaknesses Level of Evid ence Kabia, F. M., Rhebergen, D., van Exel, E., Stek, M. L., & Comijs, H. C. (2016). The predictive value of cortisol levels in the elderly on the 2-year course of depression in older persons. Psych neuroendocrinology , 63 , 320–326. - org.ezp.waldenulibrary.o rg/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2 015.10.006 Dependent Variable- Depression Independent Variable- Evening cortisol level Lower cortisol levels may predict MDD elderly. This finding may have clinical implications. Evening cortisol value s may serve as a marker to identify persons at risk for an MDD. Logistic regression analyses Post-hoc analyses This finding may have clinical implications. Evening cortisol v alues may serve as a marker to identify persons a t risk for an unfavorable cours e of Depression. This first longitudinal study on cortisol and prognosis of depression in olde r persons demonstrat es that in particular, lower evening cortisol leve ls may predict poorer course in MD D. Level II Quintana, D., Cervantes, A., Sáez, Y., & Isasi, P. (2018). Internet Use and Psychological Well- Being at Advanced Age: Evidence from the English Longitudinal Dependent variables- the evolution of aging and quality of life among older people The main finding results support the existence of a direct relationship between Internet/Email use and psychological well- being of the elderly. Longitudi nal Study of Aging Successful use of the internet/email increase interaction, which is a multilevel approach to help the elderly stay The study had a long timeline; the connection between the use of the Internet and psychological well- being is mixed. Level III 5
Literature Review Matrix: Elderly Depression Citation Conceptual Framework/ Theory Main Finding Research Method Strengths of Study Weaknesses Level of Evid ence Study of Aging. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 15 (3). - org.ezp.waldenulibrary.o rg/10.3390/ijerph15030 480 Independent variables- attempt to a better understanding of what it means to grow older in the 21st century. This study reports a positive relationship between the use of the Internet and self- reported life satisfaction and can contribute to non- pharmacological treatment for the elderly patient. connected, preventing some level of depression. While the initial evidence found a clear association, further studies found that other reviews did not agree that internet connection and elderly wellbeing proved an as good source of therapy for the elderly — not a reliable source of treatment for the older adult with depression.
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