Volume 17, Issue 66 (7-2008)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2008, 17(66): 60-65 | Back to browse issues page

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Zarabi H, Modabbernia M, Alimi M, Badri T. Survey the Relative Frequency of Depressive Disorders in Candidates of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. jour guilan uni med sci. 2008; 17 (66) :60-65
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Guilan University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract Introduction: Depression is a common disorder and 1 of 5 women and 10 men are affected by depression during their life time. Depression in candidates of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) may increase the rate of morbidity, re-hospitalization and death and it reduces quality of life after CABG. Objective: Determine the relative frequency of pre-operative depression in candidates of CABG in Heshmat Hospital in Rasht City, Iran. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on a representative sample of 250 candidates of CABG who admitted in Heshmat Hospital (from October 2006 to May 2007). Patients were assessed by Beck Depression Inventory and those who scored more than 16 were interviewed considering DSM IV criteria for depressive disorders. Results: Among 250 patients, 67 cases (26.8%) acquired score more than 16 and 39 cases (15.6%) were depressed in structured clinical interview. Among them 12 cases (31%) were male and 27 cases (69%) were female, this difference was statically (p<0.001). There was a significant relationship between educations and employment situation with depression (p<0.001) respectively. Depression was more in illiterates or primary schools education (p<0.008). Unemployed and housewife women were statistically higher depressed (p<0.001). There was a significant relationship between depression and co-morbid disorders while it was not associated with place of residence, marital status and diabetes mellitus. Conclusion: Regarding to The prevalence of pre-operative depression in candidates of CABG and its relationship with poor medical prognosis in these patients, it should be assessed before operation in order to reduce re-hospitalization and improve patients' quality of life.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/12/21 | Accepted: 2013/12/21 | Published: 2013/12/21

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