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Chiu, H.C., Chen, C.M., Huang, C.J. and Mau, L.W. (2005) Depressive Symptoms, Chronic Medical Conditions and Functional Status: A Comparison of Urban and Rural Elders in Taiwan. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20, 635-644.
https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.1292

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  • TITLE: Significant Differences in Elderly Health between Urban and Rural Communities: A Literature Review

    AUTHORS: Junko Imaiso

    KEYWORDS: Aging Society, Elderly Health, Person-Centered Integrated Community Care System, Rural, Urban

    JOURNAL NAME: Health, Vol.11 No.5, May 31, 2019

    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to examine measures pertaining to elderly health in urban versus rural settings, and to identify differences in the health of elderly people living in urban and rural communities through a literature review. An electronic literature search was performed using PubMed for English articles published in peer-reviewed journals up to August 2018, with the following search terms: “urban”, “rural”, “comparison of community”, “elderly health”, and “comparison of community health”. A total of 35 articles were extracted for a critical full-text review, and six articles that met the inclusion criteria were subjected to analysis. Measures related to elderly health in urban and rural communities were classified into the following three categories: functional abilities, health, and health perception. Five of the six articles described functional abilities (e.g., social function) and health (e.g., mental health, depression) as categories with significant differences in elderly health between urban and rural communities. The results suggest that elderly health measures related to social function and mental health or depression are more important outcome measures of effective person-centered integrated community care systems from the perspective of community characteristics. As there were only a few articles reporting on elderly health according to differences in environment between urban and rural communities, further investigation is globally warranted.