A Study To Assess The Level Of Depression Among Depressed Patients
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 33-35
AbstractDepression is a common mental disorder which has been a centre of consideration of researchers in India as well as in the world. It is more common in women than men. It is estimated that by the year 2020 if current trends for demographic and epidemiological transition continue, the burden of depression will increase to 5.7% of the total burden of disease and it would be the second leading cause of disability-adjusted life years. . And one in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some time in their life. The aim of this study is to assess the level of depression among depressed patients in selected hospitals and rehabilitation centres, with the aim to assess the level of depression among depressed patients in selected rehabilitation centres and hospitals of Pune city.
Material & Method: A descriptive study was conducted on 120 samples admitted in selected rehabilitation centers and hospitals. The samples were recruitment using through non probability purposive sampling techniques. Beck’s Depression Inventory consisting of 21 multiple choice self report inventory questionnaire was used to assess the level of depression among depressed patients from selected rehabilitation centres and hospitals .
Result: Out of 120 Samples majority 71.7% were in the moderate level of depression (score 21-30), 20% obtained the borderline (score 17 -20), 3.3 % were in the mild level of depression (score 11-16) where as 5% were in the severe level of depression.
Study analysis showed thatthat majority 71.7% were in the moderate level of depression (score 21-30), 20% were in the borderline (score 17 -20), 3.3 % in the mild level (score 11-16) where as 5% are in the severe level of depression.
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