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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83-87

A study to assess prevalence of depression among Diabetic population in rural field practice area of a Medical College in Hyderabad


1 Assistant Professor, Dept of Community Medicine, MNR Medical College and Hospital, Sangareddy, India
2 Associate Professor, Dept of Community Medicine, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India

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K Sushma
Associate Professor, Dept of Community Medicine, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.303080

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Background: Depression and diabetes having bidirectional association and depression being 2 to 3 more common among diabetic population can have profound risk of poor outcome and serious implications. Objective: To assess the magnitude of depression among diabetic population residing in rural field practice area of a medical college in Hyderabad, as well as to study the association of various socio-demographic factors with depression Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 94 adult Population with diabetes residing in the rural field practice area of a medical college in Hyderabad. The sample size was calculated using 4pq/d2 and systemic random sampling was employed. Those who were willing to participate voluntarily were included. The study was conducted for a period of 1 month using a pre-tested and predesigned tool to measure depression and the data collected was analyzed using SPSS 16.0 Results: mean age of the study participants was 58.66 ± 11.517 years, 34% of the study participants with diabetes mellitus were found to have depression, of which most (46.87%) of them were found to be suffering from mild mood disturbances. Marital status was found to be the significant predictor of depression (p<0.05) Conclusion: Prevalence of depression was high among study Participants, further research is warranted to rule out various risk factors involved and to employ preventive strategies.


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