Association between depression and subsequent peptic ulcer occurrence among older people living alone: A prospective study investigating the role of change in social engagement.


Department of Gastroenterology, Shantou University Medical College, PR China. Electronic address: [Email]


To examine whether baseline depression predicts subsequent peptic ulcer disease (PUD) in older people living alone and whether social engagement plays a role in such an association.


Change in social engagement,Depression,Older people living alone,Peptic ulcer disease occurrence,