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Prevalence of depression among diabetic foot ulcer outpatients attending to diabetic center in prince mansour military hospital, taif region, ksa

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Sarah Mohammed Al shahrani, Ali Mubarak, Mai Abdullmain Alkhaldi, Samaher Mamdoh Alsukhiri and Sultanh Abdullah Al zahrani
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Abstract: 

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most common chronic diseases in nearly all countries, and continues to increase in number and significance. As the prevalence of diabetes increases, the prevalence of long-term diabetes-related complications is also likely to increase especially diabetic foot ulcer. An overall aim of diabetes care is that people should be able to live a good life despite having diabetes. Several somatic diseases, such as diabetes, commonly coexist with anxiety and depression, and these mental disorders are often comorbid. This picture becomes even more complex, as evidence suggests a bidirectional association between depression and diabetes. Aim of the study: Assess the prevalence of comorbid depression among diabetic foot outpatients. The data were collected from 103 diabetic foot patients during follow up at Diabetic Center in Prince Mansour Military Hospital, Taif Region, KSA. Cross sectional study design was used and The Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ 9) was used to evaluate depression status of patients. Conclusion: Depression is significantly associated with diabetes from incidence to mortality; especially diabetic foot ulcer. It may thus be recommended that all patients with diabetes should be screened for depression. The depression and diabetes are causally related and deserves attention from clinicians to ensure better management and improve diabetic patient quality of life.

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