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The Role of Social Participation and Walking in Depression among Older Adults: Results from the VoisiNuAge Study*

  • Dominic Julien (a1), Lise Gauvin (a2) (a3) (a4), Lucie Richard (a1) (a4) (a5) (a6), Yan Kestens (a2) (a3) (a4) and Hélène Payette (a7) (a8)...
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Des niveaux moins élevés de participation sociale et d’épisodes de marche représentent deux facteurs pouvant contribuer à la dépression chez les personnes âgées, mais les recherches antérieures ne sont pas concluantes à ce sujet. L’objectif de cette étude transversale est de quantifier les associations entre la dépression et l’effet combiné de la participation sociale et de la marche dans un échantillon de personnes âgées vivant au Canada (n = 549). Des analyses de régressions linéaires et logistiques ont été effectuées pour examiner si la participation sociale et la marche prédisent la dépression indépendamment des caractéristiques individuelles. Dans les modèles finaux, les résultats suggèrent que les individus qui ne prennent pas de marches présentent davantage de symptômes dépressifs ou une possible dépression (l’association entre la participation sociale et la dépression devient non significative dans les modèles ajustés). La présente étude souligne le rôle central des habitudes de vie telle la marche pour la santé mentale des aînés.

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Correspondence and requests for offprints should be sent to / La correspondance et les demandes de tirés-à-part doivent être adressées à: Dominic Julien, Ph.D. Institut de recherche en santé publique de l’Université de Montréal Pavillon 7101, Parc Avenue C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville Montreal, QC H3C 3J7 (dominic.julien@umontreal.ca)
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This work was supported by a post-doctoral fellowship from the Institut de recherche en santé publique de l’Université de Montréal (IRSPUM) to DJ, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (grants # MOP-173669 and # MOP-62842), and the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (grant number 16207 to LR and 20328 to YK). Lise Gauvin holds a CIHR/CRPO (Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Centre de recherche en prevention de l’obésité) Applied Public Health Chair on Neighbourhoods, Lifestyle, and Healthy Body Weight.

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