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Vive Revista de Salud

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MONGE, Edward Serrano  y  MIRANDA, Ofelia Cernaqué. Depression in users of the AMACHAY Network of the Wanchaq district in the Cusco Region. Vive Rev. Salud [online]. 2023, vol.6, n.18, pp.849-858.  Epub 25-Sep-2023. ISSN 2664-3243.

In Peru there is an increase in the adult population with an increase from 5.7% in 1950 to 13.3% in 2022, where the most frequent symptom in this population is depression according to ENDES. Objective. To determine the level of depression in users of the support network for the elderly person at high risk (PAMAR) and the Person with Severe Disability (PcDs)-Amachay Network of the district of Wanchaq in the region of Cuzco, Peru-2022. Materials and Methods. Analytical cross-sectional descriptive study. The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDA) was applied to 70 users registered by the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS) sent to local governments in the framework of Emergency Decree No. 026-2020 and Supreme Decree No. 005-2020 with the aim of preventing and mitigating the effects of COVID-19 infection and containing new cases. Descriptive statistics based on the calculation of frequencies, percentages, dispersion and measures of central tendency were applied. Results. The mean age was 71 years. 15.4% (11) presented severe depression; 53.5% (38) moderate depression, 12.6% (9) mild depression and 18.3% (13) did not present depression. Of the severe group, 73% were male, 76.3% of the moderate group were male, 56% of the mild group were male and 54% of the group with no depression were female. Of the total group of patients evaluated, 47% had comorbidities, diagnosed with osteoarthritis, 21% were hypertensive and 16% were diabetic. Conclusions. There is low depression in this group of elderly users. Women do not present depression, the majority of MA present osteoarthritis.

Palabras clave : COVID-19; Depression; Aged.

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