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Depression, anxiety and stress among patients receiving methadone maintenance therapy and its associated factors; a cross sectional study in primary care clinics, Malaysia

Md Aris, Mohd Aznan and Said, Abdul Hadi and Tin, Myo Han and Abdullah, Fa’iza and Mohd Sahar, Nurakmal and Abdul Hamid, Muhammad Firdaus and Mohd Khanafiah, Muhammad Farisham and Mohamad Fauzi, Muhammad Syahir and Mohamad, Ramzi Akram (2018) Depression, anxiety and stress among patients receiving methadone maintenance therapy and its associated factors; a cross sectional study in primary care clinics, Malaysia. International Journal of Education and Psychological Research (IJEPR), 7 (3). pp. 67-71. ISSN 2349-0853 E-ISSN 2279-0179

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Abstract

Objectives: Several studies have reported the high prevalence of psychiatric problems in patients receiving Methadone Maintenance Therapy. This study measured the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress among patients receiving Methadone Maintenance Therapy in Malaysia and its predictors. Methods: A cross sectional study was done from July to August 2014 on 83 patients receiving Methadone Maintenance Therapy from three selected government primary care clinics in Malaysia. Multistage sampling methods were used to select the participants for this study. A self-administered questionnaire using the validated Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales 21(DASS 21) Malay version was used. The questionnaire also comprised of sociodemopgraphic profile and clinical characteristics to assess for association. Association was tested using chi square test. Results: The prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress were 44.6%. 51.8% and 27.7% respectively. There were significant associations between recent significant traumatic life events, anxiety and stress with depression (p < 0.05). Conclusion Depression, anxiety and stress are common psychological problems associated with patients receiving MMT, therefore regular screening should be done for early detection and intervention in ensuring best treatment outcomes for the patients.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4632/68073
Uncontrolled Keywords: Depression, anxiety, stress, methadone maintenance therapy
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA966 Medical Centers. Hospitals. Dispensaries. Clinics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Aznan Md Aris
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 14:00
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 15:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68073

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