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Prevalence of depression symptoms and associated socio-demographic factors in primary health care patients


Musić Milanović, Sanja; Erjavec, Katja; Poljičanin, Tamara; Vrabec Branica, Božica; Brečić, Petrana
Prevalence of depression symptoms and associated socio-demographic factors in primary health care patients // Psychiatria Danubina, 27 (2015), 1; 31-37 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Prevalence of depression symptoms and associated socio-demographic factors in primary health care patients

Autori
Musić Milanović, Sanja ; Erjavec, Katja ; Poljičanin, Tamara ; Vrabec Branica, Božica ; Brečić, Petrana

Izvornik
Psychiatria Danubina (0353-5053) 27 (2015), 1; 31-37

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Depression ; depression symptoms ; primary care ; prevalence ; Zung scale ; Croatia

Sažetak
Depression is a growing public health problem still under-recognised in primary care settings. By focusing primarily on somatic complaints and diseases, general practitioners often fail to identify an underlying mental disorder. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of patients with unrecognised depression symptoms in general practice and identify associated socio- demographic factors. The study included 769 patients without previous psychiatric disorder who attended their primary care physicians in the Health Centre Zagreb - Zapad in January 2011. Data on patients’ age, sex, level of education, marital and employment status were collected. All participants completed The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale. Among the 25.5% of participants whose Zung score was outside the normal range, 19.38% were mildly, 4.64% moderately, and 0.91% severely depressed. Statistically significant differences were observed among groups defined according to level of education, employment and marital status (p<0.001). Lower Zung scores were found in individuals with a higher level of education, who were unmarried, employed or still undergoing education. Multivariate logistic regression model revealed that older age (p<0.001), unemployment (p=0.001) or unmarried status (p=0.025) were significant predictors of depression symptoms. The study revealed a high prevalence of depression symptoms among primary care patients who had not been previously suspected to have any psychiatric co-morbidity. Awareness of depression symptoms and disorders should be raised among general practitioners, focusing on older, unemployed and unmarried people.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Hrvatski zavod za javno zdravstvo,
Nastavni zavod za javno zdravstvo "Dr. Andrija Štampar",
Klinička bolnica "Sveti Duh"

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE