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Volume :44 Issue : 1 2016      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Psychological Symptoms and Complaints and their Relation to Psychopathology among Kuwaiti Elderly

Auther : Ahmed M. Abdel-Khalek

 A Sample of 366 elderly Kuwaiti men (n=151) and women (n=215) was recruited . Their ages ranged from 60 - 90 yrs ( M=67.5,SD=6.5 for men, M=65.9,SD=6.6 for women) .They responded  to the Psychological Symptoms and Complaints Checklist (PSCC), the Kuwait University Anxiety Scale, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies- Depression Scale, and the Arabic Scale of Insomnia . The prevalence rates of the PSCC items ranged between 12.6% and 46.4% (men), and from 6.0% to 49.8% (women) Women obtained significantly higher rates on four items, where men obtained a higher rate on one item. More than one third of the entire sample complained from the following seven symptoms: forgetting, insomnia, rage, meticulousness, sensitivity, anxiety, and fear of instability of the country .The higher PSCC inter-correlations were found between the following items: fear of illness, death, geriatric symptoms, and the future. There were high correlations between some of the PSCC items and anxiety ( future anxiety), depression ( loneliness), and insomnia ( insufficient sleep hours ) . Some PSCC items were significantly correlated with old age (positively) and level of education( negatively). Associations were found between the PSCC items and the standard psychometric scales of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Furthermore, the prevalence rates of psychological problems assessed with the PSCC, were estimated. It was concluded that old aged persons are in great need of medical and mental health care services.
Keywords: Psychological symptoms, Anxiety , Depression , Insomnia, Elderly , Kuwait.

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