Prevalence of depression among patients with acute myocardial infarction referred to Shahid Beheshti Hospital, 1998

Seyedi, M. and Taghadosi, M. (2000) Prevalence of depression among patients with acute myocardial infarction referred to Shahid Beheshti Hospital, 1998. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 4.

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Abstract

History and Objectives: Due to high prevalence of depression among MI patients and due to their complications and because of lack of information regarding depression state in CCU environment, the present study was carried out in CCU department of Shaheed Beheshti hospital to assess the prevalence of depression among AMI patients in the winter of 1997. Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was carried out on patients with MI who admitted in CCU. 30 patients were selected in each month and their history of cardiac complication, past treatment were recorded from their patient's file. Patients lacking any mood disorders and those not on psychiatric treatments were selected for the study. Beck test was reformed on all patients. Its grade is from 0 to 30 and has 15 psychiatric topics and 16 physical topics Beck's depression scale is as follow: 0-14 depression is in normal range of community, 15-30 mild depression, 31-47 moderate depression, 48-63 severe depression. Date was analyzed with EP15 program. Results: 100 patients (23 women and 77 men) were studied. Patients with mild and moderate depression were among workers and those with mild depression had some schooling or high school diploma. Moderate depression was lower among university graduates. Depression was more prevalent among patients with small family size. The prevalence of depression was 2-3 times higher among female patients. There is an increase in the incidence of depression in patients with MI and admission to CCU, however, there is no relationship between degree of depression and age, sex, education and job of the patients. Is there any increase in the incidence of depression among patients referred to CCU with MI? A long-term study with greater number patients is required to address such a question. Conclusion: The present study addresses the female patients admitted to CCU departments and patients with small family size. The importance of CCU ward environment on the prevalence of depression is addressed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Psychology
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 14:04
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 13:23
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2571

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