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Analysing depression using DASS-21 scale among diabetes in Malaysia

Mohd Ali, Salmiah and Musa, Nurul Ain and Musa, Ramli (2009) Analysing depression using DASS-21 scale among diabetes in Malaysia. In: 9th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, 28 June - 2July 2009, Paris, France.

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Objectives: The study was aimed to verify the correlation and relationship that exist between depression and diabetes, through analysing demographic and disease related variables that may predict depression symptoms among diabetes patients. Methods: Diabetes patients (n=153) aged above 25 years old participated and were required to answer structured questionnaires about sociodemographic traits and the awareness of depression. DASS-21 questionnaires which consist of twenty-one questions examined on three scales;depression, anxiety and stress were used to evaluate depressive symptoms among the subjects. Pearson‘s correlation and multiple regression analysis were performed to assess the association of depressive symptoms with socio-demographic factors of age, gender, race, marital status, level of education and employment status. Habits and behaviours assessments containing six questions were also tested using the same method of analysis. Results: Socio-demographic traits showed significant correlation with the depression level among diabetes patients. Distribution of the patients according to gender showed not much difference in terms of percentage,whereby 51% were females and 49% were males. 6.53% of participants agreed to discuss their problems with depression with physicians. Conclusions: There was significant relationship between diabetes and depression. The underlying causes of depression might vary, thus, further studies should examine other factors that could contribute to depression.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5818/37762
Uncontrolled Keywords: DASS-21 scale, diabetes, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 10:06
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2014 23:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37762

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