INCIDENCE OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY IN PATIENTS WITH PAIN VISITING PAIN CLINIC

Dr Hina Khan, Dr Rabeea Sattar, Dr Maham Shahbaz
2021 Zenodo  
Aim: The study was aimed at checking the prevalence of anxiety and depression in patients with pain. Design: A Cross-sectional study Place and duration: This study was conducted at the Department of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore for one-year duration from July 2019 to July 2020. Method: The study included all severe and chronic pain patients who were referred for pain treatment at the pain clinic of the anesthesiology department. The sample included patients of
more » ... uded patients of all genders and ages, regardless of marital status and education. A total of 118 patients who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled in the study. Written informed consent was obtained from all of these patients and their demographics were obtained using the Performa specifically designed for this purpose. The DSM IV diagnostic criteria (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) for depression and anxiety disorders were used for clinical evaluation, and then the selected sample was given the Urdu HADS (Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale) version to determine the presence of anxiety and depression. HADS is a widely used tool in clinical practice and is a 14-item self-completion questionnaire designed to assess the severity of anxiety and depression in a selected sample. All results were recorded, compiled and tabulated. Results: The study was completed by a total of 118 patients, including 34 men and 84 women, aged 28-72 years, with an average age of 47.4 years. 84 of the examined patients were married and 34 were single. 38% of patients had chronic back pain and 32% had a medical diagnosis of disc prolapse. In the studied sample of 118 patients, 53% had depression and 44% had anxiety. Conclusion: Anxiety and depression are common comorbidities in patients suffering from pain Keywords: pain, anxie [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4413640 fatcat:2ihx4uf5gnfkli62syuizdvxja