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Title: Behavioural and clinical factors associated with depression among individuals with diabetes
Authors: Yekta, Z.
Pourali, R.
Yavarian, R.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: Depression has been linked to greater mortality and morbidity in diabetic patients, but this issue has not been adequately studied in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This cross-sectional study described the prevalence of depression in patients attending a diabetes clinic in Urmia and determined the associated sociodemographic, behavioural and clinical factors. Of 295 patients, 128 [43.4%] had depression scores [>/= 15] on the Beck Depression Inventory. The mean score for all patients was 15.4 [SD 9. 5]. Those with depression were significantly older and less educated than those without depression, had a longer duration of diabetes and were more likely to suffer complications. On logistic regression analysis, older age was the only variable significantly associated with depression
Description: 286-291
Keywords: Depression
Cross-Sectional Studies
Age Factors
Time Factors
Depression
Comorbidity
Subject: Diabetes Mellitus
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117858
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/03/16_3_2010_0286_0291.pdf
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