Indigenous community care: Documented depression in patients with diabetes

Si, Damin, Dowden, Michelle, Kennedy, Catherine, Cox, Rhonda, O'Donoghue, Lynette, Liddle, Helen, Kwedza, Ru, Connors, Christine, Thompson, Sandra, Burke, Hugh, Brown, Alex, Weeramanthri, Tarun, Shierhout, Gill and Bailie, Ross (2011) Indigenous community care: Documented depression in patients with diabetes. Australian Family Physician, 40 5: 331-333.

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Author Si, Damin
Dowden, Michelle
Kennedy, Catherine
Cox, Rhonda
O'Donoghue, Lynette
Liddle, Helen
Kwedza, Ru
Connors, Christine
Thompson, Sandra
Burke, Hugh
Brown, Alex
Weeramanthri, Tarun
Shierhout, Gill
Bailie, Ross
Title Indigenous community care: Documented depression in patients with diabetes
Journal name Australian Family Physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 2011
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 40
Issue 5
Start page 331
End page 333
Total pages 3
Place of publication South Melbourne, VIC Australia
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 2714 Family Practice
Formatted abstract
This article reports on documented levels of depression among people with diabetes attending indigenous primary
care centres.

Between 2005 and 2009, clinical audits of diabetes care were conducted in 62 indigenous community health centres
from four Australian states and territories.

The overall prevalence of documented depression among people with diabetes was 8.8%. Fourteen (23%) of the 62
health centres had no record of either diagnosed depression or prescription of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
among people with diabetes. For the remaining 48 centres, 3.3–36.7% of people with diabetes had documented

The results of this study are inconsistent with the evidence showing high prevalence of mental distress among indigenous people. A more thorough investigation into the capacity, methods and barriers involved in diagnosing and managing depression in indigenous primary care is needed 
Keyword Depression
Diabetes mellitus
Health services
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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