To Find out Depression Rate in Common Clinical Condition
Keywords:Depression, Depression with disease, Hamilton Rating Scale of Depression.
Background and Purpose: Depression is a biological based mental illness that can have lasting
emotional and physical effects. It frequently goes unrecognized in primary care, but screening has been
shown to increase detection and can lead to improved outcomes when linked to adequate treatment. The
Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression has been commonly used for the assessment of depression in
clinical practice. A finding of the depression following Stroke, COPD, Neck pain, Back pain and OA
knee indirectly affect prognosis of the rehabilitation which is documented in many literatures but how
much it is affected in particular disease is still controversy. So keeping this in the view the objective
of the study is to find out depression rate in clinical condition of Stroke, COPD, Neck pain, Back pain
and OA knee.
Method: Thirty patients of subacute and chronic conditions (>3 months of duration) of COPD, Stroke,
Back pain, Neck Pain and OA knee in each group were included for the study. The Hamilton Rating
scale for Depression was taken and the patient was categorized as mild, moderate and severe.
Result & Conclusion: Prevalence of depression was higher in COPD (21.23 ± 8.21(SD)) and Stroke
(19.53± 7.54 (SD)) patients compared to other clinical condition whereas severely depressed patients
were found in COPD and Back pain (19.53± 7.54 (SD)) groups.
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