Prevalence and Determinants of Depression among Burn Injured Patients Admitted To Specialized Burn Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

Zainab Natiq Naji Ammar
M.B.Ch.B, CAB Psych, specialist psychiatrist, Section of Psychiatry, Dept. of Medicine, Al-Imamain Al-Kadhimain Medical City, Baghdad, Iraq
Shalan Joodah Rhemah Al-Abbudi
MBChB, F.I.B.M.S Psych, Consultant Psychiatrist, Section of Psychiatry, Dept. of Medicine, Al-Imamain Al-Kadhimain Medical City, Baghdad, Iraq
Emad Abdul Razaq
M.B.Ch.B, F.I.C.M.S Psych, Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental health advisor, ministry of health, Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract

Background:

Burn injuries are associated with extreme stress and affect psychological and physical aspects of patients’ health. Depression is a major result of burn injury which affect recovery and rehabilitation of burn injury patients.

Objectives: To estimate the prevalence and determinant of depression and severity of depression in burn injury patients admitted to the Specialized Burn Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

Method: Case control study included all adult patients, who fulfilled inclusion criteria. Sociodemographic data and burn related information were assessed by a questionnaire prepared for this study. DSM-V criteria of depression were used to ascertain the diagnosis of depression. Beck depression inventory II was used for assessment of severity of depression.

Results: This study included 120 burn victims. The prevalence of depression was 83.3%. Severity of depression was; mild (36.0%), moderate (44%) and severe depression 20%.

Conclusion: Proper psychiatric assessment for depression of all burn patients is of great importance because depression can affect recovery process in burn survivors.

Abstract

Background:


Burn injuries are associated with extreme stress and affect psychological and physical aspects of patients’ health. Depression is a major result of burn injury which affect recovery and rehabilitation of burn injury patients.


Objectives: To estimate the prevalence and determinant of depression and severity of depression in burn injury patients admitted to the Specialized Burn Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq


Method: Case control study included all adult patients, who fulfilled inclusion criteria. Sociodemographic data and burn related information were assessed by a questionnaire prepared for this study. DSM-V criteria of depression were used to ascertain the diagnosis of depression. Beck depression inventory II was used for assessment of severity of depression.


Results: This study included 120 burn victims. The prevalence of depression was 83.3%. Severity of depression was; mild (36.0%), moderate (44%) and severe depression 20%.


Conclusion: Proper psychiatric assessment for depression of all burn patients is of great importance because depression can affect recovery process in burn survivors.

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Ammar, Z. N., Al-Abbudi, S. J., & Razaq, E. A. (2019). Prevalence and Determinants of Depression among Burn Injured Patients Admitted To Specialized Burn Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq. International Journal of Contemporary Research and Review, 10(08), 20751-20761. https://doi.org/10.15520/ijcrr.v10i08.728
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Ammar, Z. N., Al-Abbudi, S. J., & Razaq, E. A. (2019). Prevalence and Determinants of Depression among Burn Injured Patients Admitted To Specialized Burn Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq. International Journal of Contemporary Research and Review, 10(08), 20751-20761. https://doi.org/10.15520/ijcrr.v10i08.728

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