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Prevalence and intensity of depression in mothers of children with beta-thalassemia major in Talghani Hospital of Gorgan, Iran

Mirbehbahani, N. and Salehi, M. and Jahazi, A. and Karimi, M. (2014) Prevalence and intensity of depression in mothers of children with beta-thalassemia major in Talghani Hospital of Gorgan, Iran. Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, 3 (1). pp. 90-95. ISSN 22314261 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: Thalassemia is a chronic disease that it leads to psychological and social problems for parents. Mothers are at markedly increased risk of suffering from psychological distress and depression because they usually take on a considerable part of extra care that their children need.This study was designed to determine prevalence and intensity of depression in mothers with a thalassemic child. Material and Methods: In this cross - sectional study, 65 mothers of children with thalassemia major (case group) and 65 mothers of children without thalassemia major (control group) were assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Data were analyzed by using SPSS (v 16.0) for windows. Results: Prevalence of depression was significantly higher in case group than that in control group (84.6%vs. 56.9%, p <0.05). Moderate depression had a highest prevalence in the both groups (33.4% in case group and 30.8% in control group). Prevalence of severe depression in case group was markedly higher than that in control group (29.2% vs. 3.1% p<0.05). There was a significant difference between intensity of depression in mothers of case group that had another child with beta-thalassemia major (p<0.05). Conclusion: Mothers of children with thalassemia major are vulnerable to depression. They need psychosocial support to promote their health. © Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Krishna Inst. Med. Sci. Univ. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Hematology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Psychologist, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Midwifery, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Hematology-Oncology Research Center, Thaleghani Hospital, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Beck depression inventory, Depression, Major beta-thalassemia, Mother
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 04:06
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 07:12
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1795

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