Comparative Study

| Published: September 30, 2017

Assessment of Depression and its Risk Factors among Patients with Long Bone Fracture in Karimnagar District of Telangana

K. Harish Chandra Reddy

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Puli Santosh Reddy

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, MNR Medical College & Hospital, Fasalwadi, Sangareddy, Telangana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, P. Kishan

Professor & HOD, Department of Psychiatry, Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.152/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.152


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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.152/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.152

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017

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