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Assessment of Depression among Post Myocardial Infarction Patients


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A descriptive study was undertaken to assess the depression among post myocardial infarction patients at Jayadeva Institute of cardiovascular sciences and research. All patients attended Cardiac OPD diagnosed with myocardial infarction were selected using convenience sampling technique and sample size comprised of 50 patients. A standardized tool, Beck's Depression Inventory was used to collect self reports. The findings revealed that 76.25% of respondents experienced depression following myocardial infarction. And 10% of respondents self reported that they experienced mild depression, 50.85% moderate depression and 38.95 % severe depression. Pertaining to association of depression scores and selected demographic variables it was found that except educational qualification remaining variables have association at P< 0.05 level of significance.

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Depression, Beck's Depression Inventory, Myocardial Infarction
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R Pramilaa
Josco College of Nursing, Bangalore, India

Abstract


A descriptive study was undertaken to assess the depression among post myocardial infarction patients at Jayadeva Institute of cardiovascular sciences and research. All patients attended Cardiac OPD diagnosed with myocardial infarction were selected using convenience sampling technique and sample size comprised of 50 patients. A standardized tool, Beck's Depression Inventory was used to collect self reports. The findings revealed that 76.25% of respondents experienced depression following myocardial infarction. And 10% of respondents self reported that they experienced mild depression, 50.85% moderate depression and 38.95 % severe depression. Pertaining to association of depression scores and selected demographic variables it was found that except educational qualification remaining variables have association at P< 0.05 level of significance.

Keywords


Depression, Beck's Depression Inventory, Myocardial Infarction

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