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Evaluation of anxiety and depression in patients with asthma at Massih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran

Authors:

Saeid Fallah Tafti ,

Shahid Behesthi University of Medical Sciences, IR
About Saeid
Associated Professor of Medicine, Nursing Research and Pulmonary Health Care Center, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, NRITLD
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Mitra Safa,

Shahid Behesthi University of Medical Sciences, IR
About Mitra
Associated Professor of Psychiatry,
Clinical Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Research Center,
Masih Daneshvari Hospital, NRITLD
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Firouzeh Talischi,

Shahid Behesthi University of Medical Sciences, IR
About Firouzeh
Associated Professor of Medicine, Nursing Research and Pulmonary Health Care Center, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, NRITLD
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Fatemeh Ghassem Boroujerdi

Shahid Behesthi University of Medical Sciences, IR
About Fatemeh
Massih Daneshvari Hospital, NRITLD
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Abstract

Introduction There is increased risk of anxiety and other mood symptoms in asthma, and these influence the control of symptoms of asthma and the health related quality of life.

Aims To assess anxiety and depression in patients with asthma attending pulmonary clinics.

Methods Cross-sectional, observational study was carried out at the Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran. Hamilton Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was used to assess anxiety and depression.

Results A total of 178 patients participated in this study. Mean age was 48 years (SD 17) and 46% were male. Severe anxiety and depression was present in 23% of males and 59% of females. Cronbach’s alpha for HADS-A was 0.83 and for HADS-D 0.62.

Conclusions This study showed that a significant percentage of asthmatics had anxiety and depression. Prevalence was higher among females.

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v4i1.5716

Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry Vol 4(1) June 2013 Page 7-9


DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v4i1.5716
How to Cite: Tafti, S.F. et al., (2013). Evaluation of anxiety and depression in patients with asthma at Massih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry. 4(1), pp.7–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v4i1.5716
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Published on 02 Jul 2013.
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