22. Effects of Depression Screening on Quality of Life after Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome, Single Center Experience
Abubakr Ali Saad1, Munir Ahmed Rashid1, Saima Dastgeer2, Zahid Iqbal1, Muhammad Hussan Raza1 and Imran Javaid1
Objective: To verify whether analytically finding depression in survivors of an ACS increases the standard of life and depression compared to the accustomed concern.
Study Design: Randomized controlled trial study.
Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the DG Khan Medical College, DG Khan from September 03 2021 to 02 March 2022.
Materials and Methods: 450 ACS patients were enrolled. ACS patients who had been admitted to the hospital in the past 2 to 12 months without a prior history of depression were eligible for the study. The analyses were conducted based on intention-to-treat.
Results: Patients with ACS received (1) systematic depression screening utilizing the eight-item Patient Health Questionnaire, with notification of crucial care physicians and stipulation of centralized, patient-performed, gradual depression care for those with depression, Patients with a positive screening result (8-Item Patient Health Questionnaire score >10: Screen, notify, and treat); 2) systematic depression screening with notification of primary healthcare providers for those with a positive finding result (Screen and notify); and (3) normal care with no finding. A quality attuned life-year change was the crucial upshot. The second effect was the number of days with no depression. Patients' interviews and hospital minutes were used to evaluate adverse effects
Conclusion: Organized depression screening with or lacking depression cure had no influence on quality-adjusted life years or tribulations in ACS patients with no record of depression.
Key Words: Depression Screening, Quality of Life, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Single Center Experience
Citation of article: Saad AA, Rashid MA, Dastgeer S, Iqbal Z, Raza MH, Javaid I. Effects of Depression Screening on Quality of Life after Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome, Single Center Experience. Med Forum 2022;33(6):97-101.