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Endocrine Abstracts (2024) 99 EP487 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.99.EP487

ECE2024 Eposter Presentations Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition (383 abstracts)

Correlation between depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus in durres community

Ira Xhemollari 1 , Edlira Elezi Bucpapaj 2 & Agron Ylli 3

1Municipial Hospital, Endocrinology, Kavaje, Albania; 2Municipial Hospital, Endocrinology, Lac, Albania; 3Mother Teresa University Hospital Center, Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Unit, Tirane, Albania

Background: Worldwide, depression is the second-leading cause of disability and diabetic patients have more chances to develop depression compared to non-diabetic people. The aim of our study is to estimate the prevalence of depression among type 2 diabetes patients and to investigate the sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with the presence of depression among these patients in Regional Hospital of Durres, Albania.

Methods: Through a cross-sectional study were prospectively analyzed 111 consecutive patients with diabetes mellitus admitted to the regional hospital of Durres between January and February 2022. For each patient was assessed the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics and screening of depression was performed through questionnaire according to the patient health questionnaire Beck’s depression Inventory (BDI). SPSS 16.0 was used for data analysis.

Results: The prevalence of depression was 73.9 % among the diabetic patients and the female patients had a higher percentage of depression compare to men. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that gender female (OR=3.4), unemployment (OR=9), poor economic level (OR 4.7), the duration of diabetes mellitus over 3 years (OR=4) and marital status (OR=6) are the independent factors that influence the onset of depression.

Conclusion: Many factors as being female, unemployment, poor economic level, marital status, duration of diabetes above three years, are the independent factors that influencing the onset of depression. It is a need to develop an integrated care program to manage depression in diabetic patients. Early recognition of predictive factors associated with anxiety and depression in diabetic people is necessary to promote adherence with the treatment and compliance to diabetes control.

Key word: depression, diabetic, risk

Volume 99

26th European Congress of Endocrinology

Stockholm, Sweden
11 May 2024 - 14 May 2024

European Society of Endocrinology 

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