Assessing of Depression Status and Influencing Factors Were Associated with Hospitalized Patients with 6 Chronic Diseases
American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2020, Pages: 30-33
Received: Apr. 8, 2020; Accepted: Apr. 23, 2020; Published: Jun. 4, 2020
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Yanfang Deng, Psychiatry Department, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Jinglan Luo, Internal Medicine Department, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Ping Li, Cardiovascular Medicine Department, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
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Objective: To assess depression status and influencing factors were associated with hospitalized patients with 6 chronic diseases. Methods: We collect the data from 485 patients, they agree to join our study. They were diagnosed as one of 6 chronic diseases, such as stroke, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, malignant tumor and chronic kidney disease. The diagnosis of time is from January 2018 to July 2018. Additionally, we collect the information by questionnaires, the information includes patient basic information, patient business situation and depression status. The questionnaires include Self-made patients general information questionnaire and patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9) which is base on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Result: Base on results of demographic data analysis, 205 out of 485 patients with chronic diseases had depressive symptoms. The incidence of depressive symptoms was 42.3%, that include 101 cases (49.3%) of mild depression, 62 cases (30.2%) of moderate depression and 42 (20.5%) cases of major depression. In research of depressive symptoms in patients with chronic diseases, those data show statistical significance in demographic analysis as independent variables, such as education level, average monthly medical expenses, duration of illness, number of hospitalizations and self-care ability. Conclusion: On the hand, the course of the disease is positively correlated with the incidence of depressive symptoms, the longer the course the higher the incidence of depression, consistent with similar studies. On another hand, the worse the self-care ability, the higher the incidence of depression, consistent with the results of similar studies.
Chronic Diseases, Depression, Mental Health
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Yanfang Deng, Jinglan Luo, Ping Li, Assessing of Depression Status and Influencing Factors Were Associated with Hospitalized Patients with 6 Chronic Diseases, American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2020, pp. 30-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20200802.11
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