1228 Evaluation Of The Results Of Beck Depression Inventory (Bdi) Applied To The Patients Who Admitted To Internal Medicine Out-Patient Department

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Aylin Baydar, Ministry of Health Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Department of Family Medicine,
Cayir Yasemin - Ministry of Health Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Department of Family Medicine,
Seymen Adem - Ministry of Health Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Department of Family Medicine,
Acar Yasar - Ministry of Health Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine
Demirbas Berrin - Ministry of Health Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine
Gursoy Gul - Ministry of Health Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine
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OBJECTIVES: Depression is one of the disorders that can be faced not only by psychiatrists, but also by other specialists. In this study, we aimed to determine depression prevalence among the patients admitted to internal medicine outpatient department.
METHODS: 89 female and 55 male, totally 144 patients were randomly chosen among the patients admitted to the internal medicine polyclinic between November 2006 and March 2007. The patients who were under antidepressant therapy in the last 6 months or had another known and followed-up psychiatric disorder were excluded. The patients were encouraged to read and reply the BDI themselves.
RESULTS: 61,8 % (n:89) of the patients were female, 38,2 % (n:55) were male. The mean age of females was 30,3 and the men's was 28,3. 15,3% of the patients used antidepressant in any part of their lives. Mean of BDI score was found 16,45. (cut off point:17) 42,7 % (n:38) of females and 32,7% (n:18) of males scored over 17. Depression scores of females were higher than of males but this difference was not statistically significant. 25% of patients (n:36) had at least one chronic disease. 55,6% of the depression scores' were found 17 and above. The depression scores of patients with chronic diseases were found higher than the patients with no chronic disorder, the result being statistically significant. (pCONCLUSIONS: It"s a fact that many depressive patients would have admitted to other physicians before being diagnosed by a psychiatrist. This fact raises the importance of biopsychosocial approach in patient care - which is the core of family medicine.
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EVALUATION OF THE RESULTS OF BECK DEPRESSION INVENTORY (BDI) APPLIED TO THE PATIENTS WHO ADMITTED TO INTERNAL MEDICINE OUT-PATIENT DEPARTMENT