The Prevalence of Depression in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type II in the Shahid Rahimi Hospital of Khorramabad, Iran
Received Date: May 13, 2016 / Accepted Date: Jun 03, 2016 / Published Date: Jun 10, 2016
Objectives: The main aim was to assess the prevalence of depression among patients with diabetes mellitus type II to find a correlation between age, gender, HbA1C level, duration of time since the diagnosis of diabetes, number of admissions, methods of controlling diabetes, place of residence, smoking, comorbidities, and educational levels.
Materials and Methods: 169 diabetic patients participated. The methods of data collection included the Beck questionnaire Inventory and an oral interview. Then other data were obtained and were analyzed using SPSS 21.
Results: 130 patients (76.9%) were depressed (25.38% mild, 55.38% moderate, 19.23% severe). Only gender had a relationship with depression, and depression was higher in the females (P=0.041). 59.17% of the patients were illiterate and only 5.91% were academically educated, 94% had other comorbidities, and 60.94% had uncontrolled diabetes and HbA1C higher than 8.
Conclusions: Depression has high prevalence among diabetic patients, and it is affected only by gender. The control of diabetes among them is very poor, and most of them have other comorbidities.
Keywords: Depression, Diabetes mellitus Type 2, HbA1c, IGT, IFG
Citation: Norouzi Z, Kaviani M, Tarrahi M, Jariani M, Abdollahian M, et al. (2016) The Prevalence of Depression in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type II in the Shahid Rahimi Hospital of Khorramabad, Iran. Epidemiology (Sunnyvale) 6:249. Doi: 10.4172/2161-1165.1000249
Copyright: © 2016 Norouzi Z, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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