Year: 2006 Source: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, v.14, no.4, (April 2006), p.316-324 SIEC No: 20060856

This study examined rates of trauma & posttraumatic stress in older adults in primary care, factors related to more posttraumatic stress symptoms, & the influence of posttraumatic stress & depression on health perceptions & negative health behaviours. In a model including demographic factors, high posttraumatic stress & depression were related to more negative health perceptions. In a model including demographic factors, both higher posttraumatic stress disorder & depression were related to higher likelihood of suicidal ideation. (26 refs)