The purpose of this cross-sectional descriptive study was to study depression and related factors of depression in elderly monks, Bangkok metropolis. Two hundreds fourteen in Bangkok Metropolis were recruited by a multi-stage random sampling technique. The instruments consisted of three following parts; 1) socio-demographic questionnaire, 2) Thai Mental State Examination (TMSE)’s Train The Brain Forum Committee 3) Thai Geriatric Depression Scale (TGDS)’s Train The Brain Forum Committee. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Percentage, Mean, standard deviation, Chi-square, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's product moment correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression analysis for explained demographic data, correlation and predictor of depression in the elderly monks. The results revealed that prevalence of depression was 12.1.Among the various demographic Data, marital status single, the presence of physically illness, income (over 500 bath) being consultant were correlated with depression at the 0.001 level age of ordain (less than 50 years old) was correlated with depression at the 0.01 level and age (70 – 74 years old), Phansa, status in the temple and education of dharma (Dharma-Ek) were correlated with depression at the 0.05 level. Significant negative relationship was found between Thai Mental State Examination scores and depression scores at the 0.01 level.
สงฆ์ -- ไทย -- กรุงเทพฯ
ความซึมเศร้า -- ไทย -- กรุงเทพฯ
ความซึมเศร้าในผู้สูงอายุ -- ไทย -- กรุงเทพฯ
Priests Buddhist Buddhist monks -- Thailand -- Bangkok