| Published: September 30, 2017
Assessment of Depression and its Risk Factors among Patients with Long Bone Fracture in Karimnagar District of Telangana
Background: Depression is likely to affect the outcome of the patients with long bone fractures. It also affects the duration of stay post operatively and seeks more medical attention than in normal patients. Objective: To assess depression and its risk factors among patients with long bone fracture in Karimnagar district of Telangana Methods: Nature of the study was descriptive and design of the study is prospective and cross sectional in orthopedic Department of the teaching hospital. Population for the study was patient including inpatients and out patients of orthopedic department in follow up. Sample size 50 was selected for the further statistical analysis in the present study. Data was collected from patients and informants from orthopedic Department. Results: 60% patients had fractures in the lower limb. 53% patients had fractures of the right limb. 90% patients were with closed fractures. 89% patients underwent surgical management. Age, Type of Family, Type of Fracture and Type of Treatment were found to be significantly associated factors with Depression. (p < 0.05) Conclusion: Depression was common among patients undergoing orthopedic surgery for fracture of long bones. Depression was significantly associated with age, type of family, type of fracture and type of treatment.
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© 2017 Reddy H C, Reddy P S, & Kishan P
Received: August 31, 2017; Revision Received: September 25, 2017; Accepted: September 30, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017