Depression and Demographical Features in Diabetic Patients

Sheikholeslami, Farzaneh. and Norozi Nia, Rohangiz. and Mirpoor, Zinat Alsadat. and Tavakoly Vardanjani, Abolazim. and Esmaeili Vardanjani, Safar Ali. (2012) Depression and Demographical Features in Diabetic Patients. LIFE SCIENCE JOURNAL-ACTA ZHENGZHOU UNIVERSITY OVERSEAS EDITION, 9 (4). pp. 5542-5547.


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Depression is one of the psychiatric prevalent illnesses across the world. Depression is an illness which has a direct relationship with diabetes. The purpose of determining the level of depression among the diabetic persons referring to Rasht diabetes center. This research is a correlation - descriptive study which was conducted using the simple random sampling method within 3 months on 144 subjects of the social workers afflicted with diabetes referring to Rasht diabetes center in 2008. Data gathering tool was a questionnaire consisting of two parts. The first and second parts of the questionnaire consisted of demographic data and Back depression standard, respectively. Finally, the data out of this research were analyzed by using the SPSS version 15 statistical software and T-test statistical tests. Results showed that out of 144 subjects, there were 79.86 % female and 20.14% male, 16 people (11.1%) forty years old and younger, 18 people (12.5%) older than 65 years, and 2.1% single and 6.9% divorced. In one hand, in terms of education level, 47.9% and 6.9% were illiterate and educated, respectively. On the other hand, in terms of the illness type, 25 people (17.4%) and 75 people (82.6%) were afflicted with diabetes types 1 and 2, respectively. In addition, statistical tests showed that 35.41% of tester were afflicted with acute depression of which 88.23%, 84.31%, and 84.33% were female, married, and afflicted with diabetes type 2, respectively. It was also shown that there is a significant relationship between depression and gender (p=0.004), marital status (p< 0.05), educations level (p<0.05), and jobs of the afflicted (p<0.05). The present study shows that there is a significant relationship between the depression in people afflicted with diabetes and their gender, marital status, educations level, and jobs and also 22.22%, 22.22%, 19.47% and 35.41% of the people were afflicted with weak, low, average, and acute depression. Sheikholeslami F, Norozi Nia R, Mirpoor ZS, Tavakoly Vardanjani A, Esmaeili Vardanjani SA. Depression and Demographical Features in Diabetic Patient. Life Sci J 2012;9(4):5542-5547] (ISSN:1097-8135). 822

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Depression; Diabetes; Beck test
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
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Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 06:40
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 08:43

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