Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85126-4
Title: Associations between mental health disorder and management of physical chronic conditions in China: a pooled cross-sectional analysis
Authors: Zhang, Zheng
Sum, Grace
Qin, Vicky Mengqi
Zhao, Yang
Haregu, Tilahun Nigatu
Oldenburg, Brian
Lee, John Tayu
Issue Date: 11-Mar-2021
Publisher: Nature Research
Citation: Zhang, Zheng, Sum, Grace, Qin, Vicky Mengqi, Zhao, Yang, Haregu, Tilahun Nigatu, Oldenburg, Brian, Lee, John Tayu (2021-03-11). Associations between mental health disorder and management of physical chronic conditions in China: a pooled cross-sectional analysis. Scientific Reports 11 (1) : 5731. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85126-4
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Physical non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health disorders are a rapidly increasing health burden in low-and middle-income countries. This study aims to examine the relationships between mental health disorders and cascade of care in managing four common physical NCDs (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, chronic kidney disease) in China. We utilized two waves of nationally-representative China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS 2011, 2015) of older adult population aged 45 and above. A series of unadjusted and adjusted mixed-effect logistic regression was applied to evaluate the association between presence of mental health disorder and physical chronic disease awareness, treatment, and control. We found that the odds of dyslipidemia (AOR 1.81, 95% CI 1.36–2.39) and kidney disease awareness (AOR 2.88, 95% CI 2.12–3.92) were higher for individuals with mental chronic conditions, compared to those without mental chronic conditions. The odds of having hypertension treatment was higher for subjects with mental health disorder, compared to those without (AOR 1.32, 95% CI 1.02–1.70). The odds of having physical chronic conditions controlled was not significantly associated with having mental chronic conditions (P > 0.05). These results indicated that adults with mental health disorder have a greater likelihood of awareness of having dyslipidemia and kidney disease, and receiving treatment for hypertension. Strategies to address the growing burden of physical-mental NCDs in China should include efforts to improve management of patients with comorbid health condition and improve access to continual high-quality treatment after the first diagnosis. © 2021, The Author(s).
Source Title: Scientific Reports
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/232656
ISSN: 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-85126-4
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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