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Ebrahimian, Abbasali and Saberi-ZafarGhandi, Mohammad-Bagher and Alaei, Seifollah and Tourdeh, Maedeh and Davari, Hossein (2016) The trend of changes in depression, anxiety and stress in men with lower limb trauma: A prospective study. Koomesh. pp. 924-932.

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    Abstract

    Introduction: Activity restrictions can have potential impacts on the prevalence of mental disorders. However, in patients with lower limb traumas the problems and the physical disabilities are usually taken more into consideration than mental status, while they refer for further examinations. Therefore, this study is aimed to investigate the changes in the process of depression, anxiety and stress in men with lower limb traumas. Materials and Methods: In a prospective study the patients with lower limb traumas, who have been hospitalized in Amir Al-Mo’menin and Kowsar hospitals in Semnan since June 2012 to August 2015, were selected randomly and studied. The data was collected by demographic and incident questionnaire and depression, anxiety and stress questionnaire. At first the patients were asked to complete the questionnaires based on their psychological experience of one month prior to the trauma. Then same questionnaires were completed by the patients one and three months after the trauma. The data was analyzed using Friedman and Wilcoxon tests. Results: The data of 157 patients was analyzed. The results showed that there was a significant difference in the severity of depression disorders, anxiety and stress in three stages of the study (P<0.01). Also there was a significant difference in the mental status before the incident with one and three months after the incident at all DASS subscales (P<0.01). Although, there was not a significant difference in stress, between one month before with three months after the incident (P>0.05). Conclusion: The prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress is increased in people with lower limb traumas. Therefore it is recommended that the patients with lower limb traumas to be supported mentally, socially and economically. Keywords: Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Psychological Stress, Lower Extremity

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 01:38
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 01:38
    URI: http://eprints.semums.ac.ir/id/eprint/969

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