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

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

MD Shoeeb Akram1, Sushma K2

1Assistant Professor, Dept of Community Medicine, MNR Medical College and Hospital, Sangareddy

2Associate Professor, Dept of Community Medicine, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

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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.

Keywords: Depression, Diabetes Mellitus, Rural population, Beck Depression Inventory


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