Volume 27, Issue 157 (2-2018)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2018, 27(157): 133-143 | Back to browse issues page

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Naseri Qara F Z, Shafizad M, Hosseini S H. Relationship between Depression after Traumatic Brain Injury and Demographic Characteristics in a Three-Year Follow-up . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2018; 27 (157) :133-143
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-10464-en.html
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Background and purpose: Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. It could occur following physical problems such as traumatic brain injury. This study was conducted to investigate the level of depression after traumatic brain injury based on demographic characteristics.
Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, the research population included 409 patients with traumatic brain injury attending Sari Imam Khomeini Hospital, Iran, 2010-2014. Among these, 97 patients were selected using purposive sampling. Depression was measured by administering Beck Depression Inventory and demographic characteristics were recorded using a researcher-made questionnaire. Data analysis was done in SPSS V19.
Results: The findings showed a significant relationship between depression after traumatic brain injury and sex (P =0.010). But depression after traumatic brain injury did not significantly correlate with age groups (P= 0.25), educational level (P= 0.191), material status (P= 0.088), and place of residence (P= 0.821).
Conclusion: Comorbidity of depression with traumatic brain injury was found to be higher in females compared to males. Therefore, psychiatric interventions are necessary in these patients for diagnosis and management of depression.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: psychology

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