Predictors Of Depression Among Patients Diagnosed With Chronic Illnesses | 12511
Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Parkinsonism
Like us on:
Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.
Background: Depression is associated with increased medical morbidity and mortality among patients with chronic medical
Purpose: Of this study was to investigate the psychosocial predictors of depression among patients diagnosed with chronic
illnesses in Jordan.
Methods: A cross sectional survey using 806 patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses has been used to collected data in regards
to depressive symptoms, psychological distress, coping, optimism, life satisfaction, and perceived social support.
Results: 27.5% of the patients reported that they had moderate to severe depressive symptoms, and about 31% of them had mild
level of depression. Psychological distress, perceived social support from family, life satisfaction and optimism were significant
predictors of depressive symptoms (R2 =.29; F 11, 803 = 29.7, p < .001). Male and female patients were significantly different in their
depressive scores (t = - 2.57, p = .01).
Conclusion: implication for clinical practice and research discussed.
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals