Contributions of dysfunctional attitude scale and general health subscales to prediction and odds ratio of depression

Ebrahimi, Amrollah. and taher Neshatdoost, Hamid. and Kalantari, Mehrdad. and Molavi, Hossein. and Asadollahi, GhorbanAli. (2008) Contributions of dysfunctional attitude scale and general health subscales to prediction and odds ratio of depression. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 9 (4).


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Background and aim: Dysfunctional attitude may be predispose factor for depression, but there are few investigations for that. The aim of this study was to determine contributions of dysfunctional attitude and general health index based on GHQ-28 to depression. Methods: In this description and analytical study, a total of 65 patients with major depression and dythymic disorder from Noor and Navab-Safavi psychiatry clinics and 65 healthy individuals with age and sex, and education matched were randomly selected. Dysfunctional attitude scale and general health questionnaire were filled in by two groups. Data were analyzed using linear and logistic regression and correlation methods. Results: Logistic regression analysis on categorized scores of DAS- 26 as high and low risk revealed that odds ration for high risk group was 6.89 fold than low risk one (OR=6.82, Cl/95, 2.9-16.06). Two point serial correlation between DAS-26 and psychiatrist diagnosis was 0.44. Also, major depression and dysthymic disorder was significantly predicted by general health subscales (P<0.001). Conclusion: Dysfunctional attitude may be a predisposing risk factor of depression. Predict depression support and Becks cognitive diathesis stress theory of depression that dysfunctional attitude (26 options) can be used for determination of depression in this group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dysfunctional attitude, General health, Odds ratio of depression.
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 05:19
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 10:08

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