Health professionals' detection of depression and anxiety in their patients with diabetes: the influence of patient, illness and psychological factors

Poulsen, Kellee M., Pachana, Nancy A. and McDermott, Brett M. (2016) Health professionals' detection of depression and anxiety in their patients with diabetes: the influence of patient, illness and psychological factors. Journal of Health Psychology, 21 8: 1566-1575. doi:10.1177/1359105314559618


Author Poulsen, Kellee M.
Pachana, Nancy A.
McDermott, Brett M.
Title Health professionals' detection of depression and anxiety in their patients with diabetes: the influence of patient, illness and psychological factors
Journal name Journal of Health Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-1053
1461-7277
Publication date 2016-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1359105314559618
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 21
Issue 8
Start page 1566
End page 1575
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract This study examines how often depression and anxiety, in patients with diabetes, are detected by health professionals; and whether detection is influenced by patient characteristics (age, gender), illness factors (duration of illness, diabetes control), and self-reported levels of depression and anxiety. Prevalence rates of clinically significant depression and anxiety were high (57% and 36%, respectively); however, of those identified, only 44 and 36 per cent, respectively, were detected by staff as depressed or anxious. The only significant predictors of detection were severity of depressive and anxious symptoms. Patient and illness characteristics did not influence whether professionals identified emotional problems in their patients.
Keyword Anxiety
Chronic illness
Depression
Diabetes
Health behaviour
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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