COMMUNITY-BASED CO-MORBIDITY OF DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PHYSICAL ILLNESSES IN HONG KONG
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AbstractObjective To examine the co morbidity of depression and chronic physical illnesses in a representative sample of Hong Kong Chinese Methods Five thousand and four participants aged 18-65 years completed a structured telephone interview on major depressive episode (MDE) and eight chronic physical illnesses Results 21 5% (N= 1078) of respondents had any physical Illness in the previous I year Twelve month MDE was found in 15% (N= 162) of these physically ill respondents and was significantly associated with physical illnesses (OR 256 95% Cl 207-3 16 p < 0 001) Number of co-morbid physical illnesses had an incremental association with the risk of MDE Conclusion Co-morbidity of depression and chronic physical illnesses is common in Hong Kong as in Western countries This speaks to the need for evidence-based practice that encompasses models of integrated care in Hong Kong (Int l J Psychiatry in Medicine 2010 40 339 348)
All Author(s) ListLee S, Ma YL, Tsang A
Journal nameInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
Year2010
Month1
Day1
Volume Number40
Issue Number3
PublisherSAGE Publications (UK and US)
Pages339 - 348
ISSN0091-2174
eISSN1541-3527
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChinese; chronic; co morbidity; depression; physical illnesses
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPsychiatry; PSYCHIATRY, SCI; PSYCHIATRY, SSCI

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