International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 7, Part B (2019)
Prevalence of depression in COPD patients: A cross sectional study in a tertiary care center
Depression in COPD is a very important association. Data of its prevalence in COPD patients in India is not available in great extent. So, this study will add to the pool of data available.
Material and methods: This study was conducted on 100 COPD patients at IMS and Sum hospital, Bhubaneswar. For assessment of depression Hamilton rating scale for depression HAM-D was used. COPD patients were grouped into A, B, C, D as per the refined ABCD assessment tool. The prevalence of depression was assessed in different group of COPD patients.
Results: The overall prevalence of depression in COPD patients was 61%. 24% patients had minor depression, 18% had less than major depression and 19% had more major depression.
Conclusion: As prevalence of depression in COPD is high, all COPD patients should be evaluated for its presence to start early treatment which will improve quality of life.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Priyadarshini Behera, Dr. Syed Umar Ahmed, Dr. Banani Jena, Dr. Rakhi Ludam, Dr. Sonali Parida, Dr. Sangeeta Jena. Prevalence of depression in COPD patients: A cross sectional study in a tertiary care center. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(7):92-93.