Depression in tuberculosis patients: correlation with duration of disease and response to anti-tuberculous chemotherapy

Natani, G.D.; Jain, N.K.; Sharma, T.N.; Gehlot, P.S.; Agrawal, S.P.; Koolwal, S.; Gupta, R.B. and Agnihotri, S.P. (1985) Depression in tuberculosis patients: correlation with duration of disease and response to anti-tuberculous chemotherapy. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 32 (4). pp. 195-198.

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One hundred and fifty patients of pulmonary tuberculosis were studied using Beck Depressive Inventory. Depression was observed in 49%. It was observed more often among elderly persons and in females, Labour class patients, illiterates, separated or widowed and those with low per capita income. No difference was observed with marital status and religion. The severity of depression was directly related to the duration of illness, severity of disease and response to chemotherapy. Depression was present in 48 % of freshly diagnosed patients. It decreased to 30 % in those who responded favourably to chemotherapy, but those with persistently positive sputum had a significantly higher percentage (64 %).

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Beck Depressive Inventory, Labour Class, Chemotherapy, Depression, Anti-tuberculous Chemotherapy, Sputum, Socio-economic Status, Marital Status
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Psychology, Social
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior > Behavioral Symptoms > Depression
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Population Characteristics > Demography
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities > Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Population Characteristics > Socioeconomic Factors
Social Sciences > Demography
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2855
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:07 May 2008

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