Depression In Mothers Of Children With Thalassemia Or Blood Malignancies

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163106
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Depression In Mothers Of Children With Thalassemia Or Blood Malignancies
Author(s):
Sharghi, Afshan; Farrokhi, Alireza
Author Details:
Afshan Sharghi, MD-MPH, Social Medicine Group, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Ardabil, Iran, email: sharghiafshan@yahoo.com; Alireza Farrokhi
Abstract:
Purpose: To investigate the validity of the claim that mothers of children with thalassemia or other blood diseases have higher scores for maternal depression compared to a group of control mothers. Background: Several studies have found that parents of children with chronic diseases or disabilities report higher level of parental depression. Mothers take on a larger part of the extra care and the related affairs of these children and are also at a markedly increased risk of suffering from psychological distress and depression. Design: 294 mothers were recruited from Markaze Tebi Children's Hospital in Tehran. In this descriptive analytic cross sectional study maternal depression was assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) in three groups: 98 mothers with children with thalassemia, 97 mothers with children with blood malignancies and 99 mothers in control group. Results: Data were analyzed using the logistic regression model and there was a statistically significant difference in the degree of depression with respect to mothers of children with blood diseases. The odds ratios for thalassemia and blood malignancies were 2.17(1.16-4.0) and 2.71 (1.48-4.99) respectively. Conclusion: The results of this study will contribute to the development of a screening program for decreasing depression, preventing depression and promoting quality of life for mothers with children with thalassemia or blood malignancies.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDepression In Mothers Of Children With Thalassemia Or Blood Malignanciesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSharghi, Afshanen_US
dc.contributor.authorFarrokhi, Alirezaen_US
dc.author.detailsAfshan Sharghi, MD-MPH, Social Medicine Group, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Ardabil, Iran, email: sharghiafshan@yahoo.com; Alireza Farrokhien_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163106-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To investigate the validity of the claim that mothers of children with thalassemia or other blood diseases have higher scores for maternal depression compared to a group of control mothers. Background: Several studies have found that parents of children with chronic diseases or disabilities report higher level of parental depression. Mothers take on a larger part of the extra care and the related affairs of these children and are also at a markedly increased risk of suffering from psychological distress and depression. Design: 294 mothers were recruited from Markaze Tebi Children's Hospital in Tehran. In this descriptive analytic cross sectional study maternal depression was assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) in three groups: 98 mothers with children with thalassemia, 97 mothers with children with blood malignancies and 99 mothers in control group. Results: Data were analyzed using the logistic regression model and there was a statistically significant difference in the degree of depression with respect to mothers of children with blood diseases. The odds ratios for thalassemia and blood malignancies were 2.17(1.16-4.0) and 2.71 (1.48-4.99) respectively. Conclusion: The results of this study will contribute to the development of a screening program for decreasing depression, preventing depression and promoting quality of life for mothers with children with thalassemia or blood malignancies.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:33:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:33:54Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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