Depression in Chronic Illnesses at the OPD Section in Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University

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Nittaya Jarassaeng
Siriporn Mongkonthawornchai
Petsharus Buntakheaw
Pornipa Hanlakhon
Somlug Bunjun
Suwanna Arunpongpaisal

Abstract

Objective: To study the prevalence of depression in patients with chronic Illnesses at the OPD section in Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University
Method: Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted. Two hundred and eighty three patients from OPD unit of Srinagarind hospital who were diagnoed with DM, CA and HIV during September in 2011 - June in 2012 answered questionnaires on general information and KKU-DI 14 items. The statistical analysis was done using percentage and standard deviation.
Results: 42.05% of the patients with chronic disease were found to have depression, HIV, CA and DM were found 44.7%, 43.3%, 39.6% respectively, Severe of depression was found in patient with HIV, in 14.11%, 6.18% and 1.98 % respectively.
Conclusion: Nearly fifty percent of the patients with chronic disease were found to have depression, hence, the chronic patients should be assessed depression and received psychosocial intervention.

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Jarassaeng, N., Mongkonthawornchai, S., Buntakheaw, P., Hanlakhon, P., Bunjun, S., & Arunpongpaisal, S. (2013). Depression in Chronic Illnesses at the OPD Section in Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 57(4), 439–446. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/5798
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Nittaya Jarassaeng, nurse, Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University

Siriporn Mongkonthawornchai, nurse, Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University

Petsharus Buntakheaw, nurse, Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University

Pornipa Hanlakhon, nurse, Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University

Somlug Bunjun, nurse, Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University

Suwanna Arunpongpaisal, Psychiatris, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University

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