Référence bibliographique 
Mechakra-Tahiri, Samia-Djemaa, Zunzunegui, Maria Victoria, Dubé, Micheline et Préville, Michel. 2011. «Associations of Social Relationships with Consultation for Symptoms of Depression: A Community Study of Depression in Older Men and Women in Quebec ». Psychological Reports, vol. 108, no 2, p. 537-552.
«The goal was to ascertain the effects of social factors, such as social networks, social support, and social integration, on service utilization in the past year for symptoms of depression in a sample of elderly Frenchspeaking respondents meeting DSM–IV criteria for depression in Québec, Canada.» (p. 539)
«Data come from the Québec ESA (Enquête sur la Santé des Aînés) survey on community-dwelling adults over 65 years old, conducted in 2005–2006. The sample [n = 2 811] was representative of French-speaking community- dwelling older adults […].» (p. 539)
Type de traitement des données :
Authors conclude that «[…] married men sought consultation with health professionals less often for their depression than men without a partner. Also, having adult children was associated with less consultation-seeking. These are results at odds with those from a Canadian population study (Dunlop, Coyte, & McIsaac, 2000) in which men without partners sought consultation less often than married men but no association was found for women according to marital status. One might suggest three possible explanations for the association between living with a partner and consulting a health professional. First, for men but not women, interactions in marriage or living with a partner may substitute for using services (Bowling, et al., 1991). Second, this sample of married women is of a generation that traditionally cared for and supported men and children and may be less likely to seek support of their spouses or family network for symptoms of depression. Third, among married people, the attitude of women toward consulting for a mental health problem is more positive than that of men, as shown in a study conducted in a representative sample of 3,921 adults at the Yale University site of the Epidemiologic Catchment Area study (Leaf & Bruce, 1987).» (p. 547)