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Kartläggning av depressiva symtom hos patienter med arytmi
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Objective: The aim of this study was to study the prevalence of depression among patients with arrhythmia, and to investigate if there was any gender difference in the study population regarding depression. Furthermore, differences considering depressive symptoms between patients with arrhythmia and the general population were to be investigated. Method: The self-rating scale MADRS-S was distributed during two weeks to 24 patients with arrhythmia. Twenty-one patients completed the study. Results: 28.5 % of the participants showed symptoms of some level of depression. No one was considered as severe depressed. No significant difference was seen between genders. Comparison between participants and the general population was not possible to investigate. Conclusion: The results of this study show that depressive symptoms appears in 28.5 % of the patients with arrhythmia. More research is needed regarding gender differences and differences between this patient group and the general population in this subject.

Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Syftet med föreliggande studie var att kartlägga förekomst av depression bland patienter med arytmiproblem på en vårdavdelning, samt att se om det förelåg någon skillnad mellan män och kvinnor i studiepopulationen gällande depression. Vidare avsågs även skillnader gällande depression mellan studiepopulationen och normalbefolkningen att undersökas. Metod: Självskattningsformuläret MADRS-S delades ut under två veckor  till 24 patienter med arytmi på en kardiologisk vårdavdelning. Tjugoen patienter fullföljde studien. Resultat: 28,5 % av deltagarna uppvisade symtom på någon grad av depression. Ingen av deltagarna ansågs dock ha svår depression. Ingen signifikant skillnad kunde ses mellan könen. Jämförelse mellan studiepopulationen och normalbefolkningen gällande depression gick inte att utföra. Slutsats: Resultatet av denna studie visar att depressiva symtom förekommer hos 28,5 % av patienter med arytmi på avdelning. Mer forskning behövs gällande skillnad mellan män och kvinnor samt mellan studiepopulationen och normalbefolkningen i denna fråga.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 32 p.
Keyword [sv]
Arytmi, livskvalitet, depression, kön
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-154241OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-154241DiVA: diva2:419681
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Registered Nurse Programme
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2011-06-01 Created: 2011-05-27 Last updated: 2011-06-01Bibliographically approved

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