Study of depressed mood and quality of life in asthma patients in Tehran using the 28-item general health questionnaire
AbstractThe 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
Tafti, S.F., Cheraghvandi, A., Safa, M., Eragh, D.F., Mokri, B. et al. (2011). Study of depressed mood and quality of life in asthma patients in Tehran using the 28-item general health questionnaire. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118194
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (11), 838-842, 2011
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