Psychiatric morbidity: prevalence, associated factors and significance.

B. Ali, M. Saud Anwar, S. N. Mohammad, M. Lobo, F. Midhet, S. A. Ali

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A cross-sectional observational systematic study was carried out on ambulatory patients at a tertiary care hospital to determine the probable prevalence, associated factors and significance of psychiatric morbidity by using an Urdu translation of the hospital anxiety and depression (HAD) scale over a period of 6 days in a week. Results showed a prevalence of 38.4% which is slightly higher than what has been generally reported (30%). Two variables, i.e., female sex and being a housewife were significantly related with the outcome. An attempt has been made to identify the probable reasons for this and some suggestions laid down for further work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-70
Number of pages2
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1993


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