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The Prevalence of Depression among Diabetic Patients on Follow-Up at a National Referral Hospital in Western Kenya

Zablon Nyaberi

Abstract: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Kenya is estimated to be 4.66%. The comorbidity of diabetes and depression is associated with poor outcomes. The study aimed at determining the prevalence of depression among diabetic patients. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 181 diabetics attending clinic at a referral hospital in western Kenya. A questionnaire was used to collect data on the independent variables. Becks Depression Inventory (BDI-II) was used to assess depression symptoms. Depression was observed in 19% of the participants. Female gender, being single, urban residence, low income and no family support were significantly associated with depression. Others are; longer duration of illness, difficulties adhering to treatment and alcohol consumption (p

Keywords: Undiagnosed Depression, Diabetes Mellitus

Country: Kenya, Subject Area: Nursing and Health Professions

Pages: 755 - 761

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

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Zablon Nyaberi, "The Prevalence of Depression among Diabetic Patients on Follow-Up at a National Referral Hospital in Western Kenya", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i6/show_abstract.php?id=ART20198506, Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019, 755 - 761

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