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Title: Study of depressed mood and quality of life in asthma patients in Tehran using the 28-item general health questionnaire
Authors: Tafti, S.F.
Cheraghvandi, A.
Safa, M.
Eragh, D.F.
Mokri, B.
Talischi, F.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: The prevalence of depression among the general population has been estimated as up to 50% and even higher among asthmatics. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the prevalence of depressed mood among asthma patients [n =280] attending a pulmonary clinic in Tehran and compare it with measures of severity of asthma and of health and well-being. The prevalence of depression symptoms on the 28-item general health questionnaire [CHQ-28] was 65.4%. Patients' individual scores on the GHQ-28 were significantly correlated with the number of asthma medications used, frequency of visits to the pulmonary clinic and frequency of hospitalizations for asthma, but not with FEVI. A significant correlation was found between patients' total scores on the GHQ-28 and total and subscale scores on the Saint George respiratory questionnaire. The GHQ-28 may be useful for screening for asthma patients who need more attention and therapeutic intervention for psychiatric disorders
Description: 838-842
Keywords: Asthma
Quality of Life
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Depression
ISSN: 1020-3397
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