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Research Article

Late-Life Depressive Symptoms, Religiousness, and Mood in the Last Week of Life

Table 2

Interaction effects between previous depressive symptoms and aspects of religiousness for mood (depressed mood or sense of peace) in the last week of life, according to proxy respondents; results of logistic regression analyses; results printed in bold are statistically significant.

Depressed mood in last week of life (according to proxy)Sense of peace with approaching end of life (according to proxy)
interaction with previous depressive symptoms (CES-D)(a)interaction with previous depressive symptoms (CES-D)(b)
NB (SE)WaldPNB (SE)WaldP

Church members versus nonaffiliated2160.08 (0.04)3.8.050192  (0.05)7.9.005
Church attendance2180.02 (0.01)3.6.058194 (0.01)6.8.009
Orthodox beliefs1620.03 (0.01)5.6.018156−0.01 (0.01)0.2.644
Salience of religion1630.01 (0.01)0.3.615154−0.01 (0.02)0.5.482
Salience according to proxy217−0.01 (0.01)0.2.650193  (0.01)3.4.067

(a)Adjusted for effects by physical distress (according to proxy respondent) and cognitive decline (according to proxy respondent).
(b)Adjusted for effects by age of death, physical distress (according to proxy respondent), and expectance of death/awareness of the approaching end (according to proxy respondent).

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