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Table 3 Logistic regression analyses of the associations of severe depressive symptoms, depressive disorder, and suicidality outcomes with the intervention (vs. active controls) at the follow-up assessment

From: Effectiveness of a village-based intervention for depression in community-dwelling older adults: a randomised feasibility study

 Total sampleBaseline fewer depressive symptoms aBaseline more depressive symptoms a
InterventionControlAdjusted ORc (95% CI)InterventionControlAdjusted ORc (95% CI)InterventionControlAdjusted ORc (95% CI)
case/nb (%)case/nb (%)case/nb (%)
Severe depressive symptoms
 SGDS ≥816/81 (19.8)5/60 (8.3)2.90 (0.68–12.46)6/58 (10.3)0/50 (0.0)_10/19 (52.6)5/10 (50.0)0.02 (0.00–17.47)
Depressive disorder
 Major or minor depressive episode5/77 (6.5)2/60 (3.3)1.38 (0.21–8.83)2/55 (3.6)0/51 (0.0)_3/18 (16.7)2/9 (22.2)0.48 (0.04–6.02)
Suicidality
 Suicidal ideation/plans/attempts5/57 (8.8)2/60 (3.3)2.24 (0.31–16.04)3/41 (7.3)1/50 (2.0)4.98 (0.37–67.69)2/12 (16.7)1/10 (10.0)_
  1. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, SGD Geriatric Depression Scale – Short Form
  2. a Participants were stratified by baseline SGDS scores (< 6 vs. ≥ 6)
  3. b Numbers of participants followed-up for each outcome variable
  4. c Odds ratios with active controls as the reference group: adjusted for age, sex, years of education, type of medical insurance, and baseline outcome variables
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