International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019

A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study to Assess the Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms amongst Alcohol Use Disorders in a Selected Tertiary Health Care Centre

Rajwinder Kaur | Keerthi Krishna

Abstract: Material & Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted to assess depression amongst patients admitted with Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDís) in a tertiary health care centre at Panchkula, India from October 2017 to Feb 2018. A total of 100 patients participated in the study. The presence of depression was assessed using Beckís Depression Inventory II (BDI-II). Background: According to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), depression can arise during a battle with alcoholism and this increase in depression can lead to more drinking. Aim: To assess the prevalence of depressive symptoms amongst AUDís. Results: The study revealed that amongst the subjects, 46 % reported minimal depression, 23 % mild depression, 23 % moderate depression and 8 % reported with severe depressive symptoms. Conclusion: This study revealed that there are co-existing depressive symptoms amongst AUDís. A preliminary screening using BDI- II may be made mandatory for all patients with AUDís to rule out co-existing depression so as to improve the outcome of AUDís.

Keywords: AUD, Depressive symptoms

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,

Pages: 32 - 34

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