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Prevalence and Assessment of Depression among Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) patients

Background: Depression is most frequent among physical illness. Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis is a condition in which several ligaments and entheses become ossified.

Objectives: Assessment of depression and the severity of depression among patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, and detection of risk factors.

Methods: patients with diffusive idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, both genders who have consulted during the study period and given their consent were assessed through sociodemographic and clinical data collection, and PHQ-9 questionnaire for depressive disorders evaluation.

Results: The study investigates 43 patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Prevalence of depression was 62%. Almost 88.88% of them were moderate to severe depression. Depression significantly associated with age, gender, occupation, life events, and duration of illness.

Conclusion: depression is high in patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Age, gender, occupation, life events, and duration of illness consider as the significant risk factors.


Shalan Joodah Rhemah Al-Abbudi

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