Prevalence of depression and its association with quality of life in clinically stable patients with COVID-19
AuthorMa, Y-F; Li, W; Deng, H-B; Wang, L; Wang, Y; Wang, P-H; Bo, H-X; Cao, J; Wang, Y; Zhu, L-Y; ...
Source TitleJournal of Affective Disorders
University of Melbourne Author/sNg, Chee
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsMa, Y. -F., Li, W., Deng, H. -B., Wang, L., Wang, Y., Wang, P. -H., Bo, H. -X., Cao, J., Wang, Y., Zhu, L. -Y., Yang, Y., Cheung, T., Ng, C. H., Wu, X. & Xiang, Y. -T. (2020). Prevalence of depression and its association with quality of life in clinically stable patients with COVID-19. JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, 275, pp.145-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.06.033.
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INTRODUCTION: High risk of mental health problems is associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This study explored the prevalence of depressive symptoms (depression hereafter) and its relationship with quality of life (QOL) in clinically stable patients with COVID-19. METHODS: This was an online survey conducted in COVID-19 patients across five designated isolation hospitals for COVID-19 in Hubei province, China. Depression and QOL were assessed with standardized instruments. RESULTS: A total of 770 participants were included. The prevalence of depression was 43.1% (95%CI: 39.6%-46.6%). Binary logistic regression analysis found that having a family member infected with COVID-19 (OR=1.51, P = 0.01), suffering from severe COVID-19 infection (OR=1.67, P = 0.03), male gender (OR=0.53, P<0.01), and frequent social media use to obtain COVID-19 related information (OR=0.65, P<0.01) were independently associated with depression. Patients with depression had lower QOL than those without. CONCLUSION: Depression is highly prevalent in clinically stable patients with COVID-19. Regular screening and appropriate treatment of depression are urgently warranted for this population.
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