Comparison of the prevalence and intensity of depression in patients admitted after acute coronary syndrome and patient with cataract

araste, modaber (2008) Comparison of the prevalence and intensity of depression in patients admitted after acute coronary syndrome and patient with cataract. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 10 (38). pp. 141-148.

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Abstract

This study was carried out to compare the prevalence rate of depression in patients after acute coronary syndrome and patients with cataract. Methods and Materials: It was a cross-sectional study included patients with census sampling in each group (n=140). Data was gathered with Standard Beck Inventory and demographic questionnaire. Statistical analysis was performed with descriptive tables and Chi square was performed using SPSS software. Results: In acute coronary syndrome patient's group, 56.4 were male and 80 married; in cataract patient's group 47.1 were male and 77.8 married. There was no significant difference in age, sex, occupation, educational and residential status between the two groups. Seventy percents of patients in acute coronary syndrome group and 47 of cataract patients had depression (P=0.0001). The highest percentage of depression's prevalence had been seen in female patients in two groups (P=0.002). Prevalence of depression was higher in patients with history of hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia in two groups. Conclusion: High prevalence rate of depression in patients after acute coronary syndrome may be due to the special condition of the disease, full stress environment of admission units, their special treatments, and the existence of previous depression. Therefore, effect of depression as a risk factor on aggravation of coronary heart disease and screening of admitted patients due to acute coronary syndrome from aspect of depression should be considered as important issues.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular System
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 20:58
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 20:58
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5940

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