Journal article

Prevalence of depression and its association with quality of life in clinically stable patients with COVID-19

Yu-Fen Ma, Wen Li, Hai-Bao Deng, Lei Wang, Ying Wang, Pei-Hong Wang, Hai-Xin Bo, Jing Cao, Yu Wang, Li-Yun Zhu, Yuan Yang, Teris Cheung, Chee H Ng, Xinjuan Wu, Yu-Tao Xiang

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: High risk of mental health problems is associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This study explored the prevalence of depressive symptoms (depression hereafter) and its relationship with quality of life (QOL) in clinically stable patients with COVID-19. METHODS: This was an online survey conducted in COVID-19 patients across five designated isolation hospitals for COVID-19 in Hubei province, China. Depression and QOL were assessed with standardized instruments. RESULTS: A total of 770 participants were included. The prevalence of depression was 43.1% (95%CI: 39.6%-46.6%). Binary logistic regression analysis found that having a family member infected with COVID-19 (O..

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