Anxiety and depression in diabetic patient referred to Bandar Abbas diabetes clinic

AUTHORS

Farah Moayedi 1 , * , Shahram Zare 2 , Ali Nikbakht 3

1 Assiustant Professor Department of Psycology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Associate Professor Department of Community Medicine, University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 General Practitioener, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Moayedi F, Zare S , Nikbakht A. Anxiety and depression in diabetic patient referred to Bandar Abbas diabetes clinic, Hormozgan Med J. 2014 ; 18(1):e87848.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 18 (1); e87848
Published Online: December 25, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 29, 2012
Accepted: December 25, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: Psychiatric problems are more common among diabetic patients than general population and can impact on treatment success. Data on psychiatric problems in diabetic patients in Bandar Abbas is limited. The aim of this study was to access the prevalence and severity of anxiety and depression in these patients.
Methods: In this descriptive cross – sectional study, 100 patients attending Bandar Abbas diabetes clinic were selected simply and were accessed by Beck anxiety and depression questionnaires. Data analyzed using SPSS 13, Chi-Square and t-test. Results: Prevalence of anxiety and depression was 67 and 50 percent, respectively. Both anxiety and depression was more common among females, those with type 2 diabetes and those had at least one complication of diabetes.
Conclusion: due to high prevalence of anxiety and depression in these patients, routine assessment is indicated.

Keywords

Diabetes - Anxiety - Depression

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