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A study on prevalence of depression among adults attending International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Family Health Clinic, Kuantan Pahang, Malaysia

Che Man, Mohammad and Yusof, Muhammad Zubir and A, Ahmad Azri and S, Muhammad Mustaufiq and MR, Mohammad Afif (2019) A study on prevalence of depression among adults attending International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Family Health Clinic, Kuantan Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Family Medicine Forecast, 2 (Edition 3). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2643-7864

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Abstract

Introduction: Depression is a common mental disorder among the general population. According to WHO, people with depression is experiencing boredom in things they usually enjoy, loss of capability in self-care and have long standing period of sadness? The impact of depression falls greatly onto the individuals, family members and the community. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 250adults attending IIUM FHC Kuantan. A validated self-reported questionnaire including sociodemographic, socioeconomics and Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) was distributed from 15th to 26th July 2019. Descriptive statistics were used to measure the prevalence of depression. Chi- square test was used to measure the association between risk factors and depression. Results: The prevalence of depression among adults attending IIUM FHC Kuantan was 10.4% the statistically significant associated factors were marital status (p-value=0.045) and working status (p-value=0.014). Conclusion: One in ten of adults attending IIUM FHC, Kuantan, Pahang had depression and the significantly associated factors were marital status and employment status. Keywords: Depression; Cross-sectional study; Health clinic; Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6884/75706
Uncontrolled Keywords: depression,adults, International Islamic University Malaysia, IIUM. Family Health Clinic
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: DR MOHAMMAD HJ. CHE' MAN
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 11:32
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 11:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75706

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