The relation between psychopathology and severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

talaee, ali (2011) The relation between psychopathology and severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 13 (52). pp. 403-396.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases in which the chronic duration of disease and disability can cause COPD exacerbation. Since there is insufficient data available for this case in Iran, we have investigated the psychopathological features of these patients.  Materials and Methods: In a descriptive analytic study, from March to September 2008, among patients of respiratory clinic at Ghaem Hospital of Mashhad city, in northeastern part of Iran, 43 people who were diagnosed with COPD were selected via a convenience sampling and a spirometry was performed. A clinical psychologist assessed the mental status of the patients with the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) instrument, and the Hamilton and Beck Depression Inventory. Data were analyzed using the SPSS-14 software and tests such as t-test, ANOVA and Pearson.  Results: Mean score for Global Severity Index (GSI) was 0.56 for men and 0.98 for women, and 51.2 of patients had developed morbid psychopathological status. 51.8 of the patients were clinically depressed and 46.5 of them had abnormal anxiety. Women are more prone to experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, phobia and physical disorders (P<0.05). Patients with severe COPD were more depressed in compare to patients with mild and moderate COPD (P=0.01 and P=0.03, respectively).   Conc4lusion: Patients with COPD had high scores of psychopathological status. Depression is more prevalent among women diagnosed with COPD which is directly proportional to the severity of disease.  Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WF Respiratory System
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 18:47
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 18:47

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