Living in Urban Areas, Low Education, Cognitive Function, and Medication Adherence Are Factors Related to Major Depression among Epilepsy Patients in Manado, Indonesia
Keywords:Epilepsy, major depression, Manado-Indonesia, related factors.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify factors related to major depression among epilepsy patients
in city of Manado.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Neurology Clinic and appropriate bivariate analysis
was used to test the relationship between sociodemographic and clinical variables with major depression.
Findings: Living in urban areas, low education, low cognitive function, and low medication adherence are
factors related to major depression. The relationship between medication adherence and depression is found
in previous studies but the other significant factors in this study are not.
Conclusion: Our region has some particular factors related to major depression among epilepsy patients.
These findings considered in designing local treatment strategy and health policy