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Depression in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and its Relationship with Clinical and Demographic Variables in Golestan Hospital of Ahvaz, Iran
Masoumeh Nazarinasab1, Sirous Pakseresht1, Elham Rajai2 and Soroush Saneifard2,3*
1Department of Psychiatry, Golestan hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2Department of Rheumatology, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory rheumatic disease. Its prevalence is approximately 1% in most communities. The prevalence of the disease is estimated as 0.19% in urban areas and 33% in rural areas. Clinical consequences of rheumatoid arthritis are psychological and biological that the prevalence of depression is effective in worsening it. The aim of this study is to evaluate depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and its relationship with clinical and demographic variables in Golestan Hospital of Ahvaz. This study is a cross-sectional study. After obtaining informed consent 240 patients with rheumatoid arthritis selected by the rheumatologist according to ACR criteria in Golestan Hospital of Ahvaz who are aged above 18 and could read and write are included in the study.  The research tools include two questionnaires. After filling out the questionnaires by the patients under study, the data are analyzed. The questionnaires included 1- Beck Depression Inventory and 2- demographic information questionnaire. Finally the data are analyzed by SPSS software. Prevalence of depression was 57% among patients; ranking depression components showed that the highest rank is associated with changes in the sleep patterns and the lowest rank is associated with suicidal thoughts and finally the role of demographic variables is evaluated on the depression in patients. The results showed that the variables of gender, age and marital status do not play a role in the depression but the place of living, education, occupation and duration of the disease play a role in patients’ depression. Since depression has the highest prevalence in patients with diploma, blue-collar jobs and those who live in rural areas, it is important to care about the importance of psychological training on quality of life and ways to deal with depression in chronic diseases among these communities to reduce depression in patients by increasing awareness and improve the quality of life of these patients.

Keywords: Depression, rheumatoid arthritis,chronic disease.
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Masoumeh Nazarinasab, Sirous Pakseresht, Elham Rajai and Soroush Saneifard. 2016. Depression in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and its Relationship with Clinical and Demographic Variables in Golestan Hospital of Ahvaz, Iran.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(10): 1-12
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.410.001