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Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms among Incognizant Patients Visiting a Hospital


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1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, India
2 Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, India
     

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This article depicts about depressive symptoms among patients visiting a hospital. Depression is the most common mental illness among people in many parts of the world. A person who suffers from depression experiences many symptoms which affects their day to day life to study the contributing factors associated with various levels of depression, a survey was conducted among patients visiting a private dental college at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Convenience sampling technique was used for the survey. The patients were categorised according to their age, gender, education and employment status. Socio-economic status of the family head was also assessed in the survey. Marital status of an individual and any medical problems presented was also interviewed in the questionnaire. A list of PHQ-9 questionnaire was used to assess the associating factors among various level of depression.

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Depression, Patients, Socio-Economic Status, Prevalence, Mental Health.
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Authors

A. Vinita Mary
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, India
N. Manikandan
Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, India
K. Pavithra
Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, India
M. Nathiya
Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, India
R. Kesavan
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, India

Abstract


This article depicts about depressive symptoms among patients visiting a hospital. Depression is the most common mental illness among people in many parts of the world. A person who suffers from depression experiences many symptoms which affects their day to day life to study the contributing factors associated with various levels of depression, a survey was conducted among patients visiting a private dental college at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Convenience sampling technique was used for the survey. The patients were categorised according to their age, gender, education and employment status. Socio-economic status of the family head was also assessed in the survey. Marital status of an individual and any medical problems presented was also interviewed in the questionnaire. A list of PHQ-9 questionnaire was used to assess the associating factors among various level of depression.

Keywords


Depression, Patients, Socio-Economic Status, Prevalence, Mental Health.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi1%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F193814