Systematic map report 3: The extent and impact of depression on BME older people and the acceptability, accessibility and effectiveness of social care provision

Systematic maps aim to describe the existing research literature on a broad topic area and also highlight any gaps. This systematic map includes research on the experience of depression in various BME older populations and the use of services in the UK. In particular, it provides an overview of and access to research on: the main ethnic groups assessed for depression; the factors associated with the incidence of depression; the languages used by different BME communities to describe depression, and the meanings attached to depressive symptoms; the screening tools for depression used by healthcare and other professionals some types of interventions available to older BME people.

Nadira Sharif
Walt Brown
Deborah Rutter
Social Care Institute for Excellence