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Depressed patients demographic characteristics referring to psychiatric of Ardabil Fatemi hospital

  • Mansooreh Karimollahi1 and
  • Masoomeh Aghamohammadi1
Annals of General Psychiatry20065(Suppl 1):S71

https://doi.org/10.1186/1744-859X-5-S1-S71

Published: 28 February 2006

Keywords

Public HealthHigh RiskDemographic CharacteristicDepressive DisorderRisk Group

Background

Depression is the most common psychologic disorder that exists among 35–40 percent of people referring to doctor. Attentive to effect of demographic factors in prevalence and incidence of depressive disorders, recognition of high risk groups for depressive disease will be useful certainly. The aim of this study was to determine depressed patients demographic characteristics referring to psychiatric clinc of Fatemi hospital in Ardabil.

Materials and methods

In this retrospective descriptive study, 120 records of patient having to depressive disorder referring to psychiatric clinic of Ardabil Fatemi hospital were studied and with using flosheet chart, demographic characteristics of patients were extraction of their records and were analyzed by SPSS software. Frequency tables were used in this analysis.

Results

The findings indicated that between depressed patients 51/66 % were female, 80% married, 59/16% had 1–4 baby and 36/66% had underdiploma education, 38/33% were housekeeper, 81/66% lived in city, 68/34% were in the age 24–45 and 43/34% had anxious personality before disease.

Discussion

The recognition demographic characteristics help us in diagnosis of high risk groups of depressive disorder and as a result prevention of that.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Medical Sciences University, Ardabil, Iran

Copyright

© The Author(s) 2006

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