International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Kenya | Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019 | Rating: 6.2 / 10


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. Beck’s 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


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019,


Pages: 755 - 761



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