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Volume 4, Issue 2 (Summer 2001)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2001, 4(2): 36-41 | Back to browse issues page

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GolAghaei F, Salehi B, Rafeei M. Prevalence of Depressive Disorders and Related Factors Among Physical War Veterans in Arak - Iran. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2001; 4 (2) :36-41
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-6660-en.html
1- Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
2- Faculty of Medicine, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
3- Faculty of Medicine, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
Abstract:   (236 Views)
Physical  war  veterans  almost  encounter  many  changes  in  their  life  style  job, social  activities  and  many  communications. The  psychologic  stress  resulting  from  these  changes  can  threaten  their  mental  health.
Objective: This  descriptive-analytic  survey  was  conducted  to  determine  the  prevalence  rate  of  depressive  dosorders  and  its  related  factors  among  physical  war  veterans  in  Arak-Iran.
Method:  A  randomized  sample  consisted  of  600  physical  veterans  of  Iran-Iraq  war  were  studied  to  be  screened  for  depressive  signs  using  a  personal  data  questionare and  the  short  form (21  statement)  of  Beck  Depression  Inventory.
Results174 (29%)  of  respondants  obtained  the  score  of  17  and  more  and  were  determined  as  depressive  cases, Analyses  of  the  data  using  Kai  square  and  fishers  test  showed  significant  differences  between  depressive  and  non  depressive  groups  in  variable  of  injures  organ, education, number of  children, occupation, type  of  employer  agency, monthly  income, satisfaction  from  raletions, smoking  and  job  satisfaction (p<0.01).  There  were  also  significant  correlation  between  severity  of  depression  according  to  obtained  scores  from  beck  test  and  the  injured  organ (p<0.01). Analysing  data  with  binominal  logistic  regression  showed  significant  correlations  between  depression  and  the  injured  organ, occupation, dissatisfaction  with  job  and  family  relationship  and  smoking.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: psychology
Accepted: 2001/06/22

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