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Background: The spreading of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could be associated with psychiatric implications, including depression, one of the most common mental disorders. It is up-surging worldwide amid the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, especially among hospitalized elderly  COVID-19 survivors.


Aim: To determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the possibility of depression using Geriatric Depression Scale-15 (GDS-15) questionnaire in hospitalized elderly COVID-19 survivors


Methods: The study was an observational study with cross-sectional data collecting. We collected the subject of the study from elderly COVID-19 survivors hospitalized in Saiful Anwar General Hospital. Subjects were called by phone, and then they were asked based on the GDS-15 questionnaire. The questionnaires included demographic and socioeconomic data, health status, and GDS-15 score.


Results: Among the 33 sample of this research, cross-sectional phoned surveys indicated that the elderly <70 years old were less psychologically distressed (p 0,057).  The length of stay had a positive correlation with the GDS-15 score( p 0,157  )


Conclusion: Elderly  COVID-19 survivors >70 years old tend to have possibility depression than <70 years old. A longer stay is correlated with the possibility of depression in elderly COVID-19 survivors. Occupation has a significant correlation with age that can affect the likelihood of depression.

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Wiryawan Pradipto, Universitas Brawijaya

Ilmu Penyakit Dalam, Universitas Brawijaya Malang, Indonesia

How to Cite
Soenarti, S., & Pradipto, W. (2021). Tendency of Depression in Hospitalized Elderly COVID-19 Survivor using GDS-15. Jurnal Klinik Dan Riset Kesehatan, 1(1), 3-11.