Title

Comorbidity of Depressive Symptoms Among Primary Care Patients With Diabetes in a Federally Qualified Health Center

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-5-2018

Publication Title

Journal of Health Psychology

Volume

25

Issue

9

First page number:

1303

Last page number:

1309

Abstract

Depression is frequently comorbid with diabetes; however, less is known about this comorbidity in socially disadvantaged populations. This cross-sectional study examined depressive symptomatology among 424 patients with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes mellitus at a federally qualified health center. Prevalence of clinically significant depressive symptoms was assessed using the World Health Organization Five-Item Well-Being Index. The majority (67.7%) endorsed depressive symptoms, with greater prevalence among middle-aged adults (45–64 years) than younger or older counterparts. More women than men endorsed depressive symptoms. Findings suggest the need for routine depression screening in both prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly among middle-aged and low-income individuals.

Keywords

Community health psychology; Depression; Diabetes; Prevalence; Socioeconomic status

Disciplines

Community Psychology | Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Language

English

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