||Purohit DR, Purohit SD & Dhariwal
||Incidence of depression in hospitalized tuberculosis
||INDIAN J TB 1978, 25, 147-151.
A study was undertaken to know the frequency of
depression in hospitalized TB patients, its relation to various
socio-cultural factors, duration and severity of the illness. Ninety-six
proven male cases of pulmonary TB admitted in S.R.B.B.Y.A. Sadan,
Bari, Udaipur from July-September 1975 were selected for the study.
A structured psychiatric interview of these cases was done by a
psychiatrist and the Hindi version of the Self-rating Depression
Scale (S.D.S.) of Zung (1965) was administered. The raw scores obtained
were converted into the S.D.S. index by a conversion chart as developed
by Zung and his criteria were used for diagnosing the depression.
Those patients who had a previous history of any psychiatric illness
before developing pulmonary TB and patients developing psychiatric
illness other than depression were excluded from the study. The
minimum and maximum age limit was 21 and 59 years respectively.
Of the 96 cases having pulmonary TB, 52 (54.17%) were found to be
suffering from depression. The incidence of depression was higher
in illiterates (65.4%) and farmers (84.7%). Depression was positively
correlated with the duration and severity of pulmonary TB.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY; SOCIO-CULTURAL; INDIA.