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Title: Impact of depression on health related quality of life in patients with diabetes
Authors: Verma, S.K.
Luo, N. 
Subramaniam, M.
Sum, C.F.
Stahl, D.
Liow, P.H.
Chong, S.A.
Keywords: CES-D
Diabetes mellitus
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Citation: Verma, S.K.,Luo, N.,Subramaniam, M.,Sum, C.F.,Stahl, D.,Liow, P.H.,Chong, S.A. (2010-12). Impact of depression on health related quality of life in patients with diabetes. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 39 (12) : 913-919. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Introduction: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a serious chronic illness that has a major impact on the quality of life of the individuals. Our aim was to examine the determinants of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with DM. Materials and Methods: Adult outpatients attending a Diabetes Centre were recruited on consecutive basis between August 2006 and February 2007. Clinical data were collected from interviews with the subjects and from medical records. Assessment of depressive symptoms was done using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) and HRQOL using the Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36). A two-step regression analysis was conducted for identifying factors affecting patients' quality of life. Results: Five hundred and thirty-seven patients participated in the study. The mean (SD) age of the participants was 54.7 (13.3) years and 315 (58.7%) were males. The prevalence of depressive symptoms was 31.1% (n = 167). After adjusting for other variables, the effects of depressive symptoms persisted for all the 8 domains of SF-36 (P
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
ISSN: 03044602
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