Year: 1989 Source: The Journal of Applied Gerontology, v.8, no.3, (September 1989), p.355-364 SIEC No: 19900826

Studies the relationship of hopelessness (HLN) to depression & general behavior, the relative contribution of HLN to known hospital variables in treatment with respect to behavior & suicidal factors & the influence of high & low-level HLN on depression variables, behavior & suicidal factors. Results show HLN is related to depression & it also adds to hospital information for total behavior. High & low-level HLN patients differ on psychological depression & behavior but not on suicidal indexes.