DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20195186

Anxiety and depression among patients of non-cardiac chest pain and other medically ill patients

Maya ., Puja Pallavi, Ajay Kumar Bakhla

Abstract


Background: The current study compared severity of anxiety and depression patients of NCCP and other medical conditions in male adults.

Methods: Sample consisted of consenting male patients from cardiology OPD with symptom of chest pain, whereas control group consisted of patients without symptoms of chest pain, aged between 18 to 60 years. Exclusion criteria for both groups included unstable or life-threatening medical conditions, psychosis, substance use disorders, or any psychiatric illness. Both experimental and control group were evaluated with history, clinical examinations and indicated investigations. The socio demographic data sheet and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was applied, patients were asked to read all 14 question and place a tick against the reply representing their feelings, the answers were rated with Likert pattern of scoring. The collected data statistically analyzed.

Results: A total of 51 patients of experimental group with mean age of 44.82±7.63years and 76 control with mean 46.30±8.45 years were participated for this study. The mean HADS anxiety score for NCCP was 13.29±3.42 and for the group of other patients it was 11.06±3.54 (t value=-3.517, df=125 and p value=0.001). Whereas the mean HADS depression score for NCCP was 12.58±2.76 and for the group of other patients it was 10.90±2.26 (t value=-3.743, df=125 and p value=0.000).

Conclusions: NCCP is associated with significantly higher anxiety and depression in comparison to other medically ill patients.


Keywords


Anxiety, Co morbidity, Depression, Non cardiac chest pain

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