Late-Life Depressive Symptoms, Religiousness, and Mood in the Last Week of Life
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)
Church members versus nonaffiliated
Salience of religion
Salience according to proxy
(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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