Assessment of Depression among Hypertensive Patients Visited in Hospital: A Prospective Study
Background: Hypertension is the leading risk factor for morbidity and mortality worldwide. Depression is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. More and more psychologist have recognized addressing patients’ mental needs as their priority research fields. Hence; we planned the present study to assess the prevalence of depression among hypertensive patients.
Materials & Methods: A total of 60 hypertensive patients were included in the present study. We included only those patients in the present study which were diagnosed as suffering from hypertension. A questionnaire was prepared which comprised of questions pertaining to the demographic details, factors associated with hypertension and back depression inventory scale. All the results were recorded on the Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software.
Results: Depression was found to be present in 58.3 percent of the hypertensive patients in the present study. We obtained while significant results while comparing the prevalence of depression among hypertensive patients divided on the basis of marital status, gender and educational qualification.
Conclusion: Depression is a common problem encountered among hypertensive patients.
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