Prevalence of depressive syndrome and their association with demographic and clinical characteristics in Chinese HIV patients

Yuan Yuan Wang, Jin Zhao, Qinge Zhang, Yan Zhang, Baolian Bai, Chee H. Ng, Gabor S. Ungvari, Fu Jun Jia, Yu Tao Xiang

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Abstract

To investigate the prevalence of depressive syndrome and their association with demographic and clinical characteristics in Chinese patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A total of 416 patients with HIV infection were consecutively screened and enrolled in the study. Depressive syndrome was assessed with the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D). The proportion of depressive syndrome was 36.3%. Patients with depressive syndrome were younger, and were more likely to have severe anxiety symptoms, religious beliefs and psychological treatment. Multiple logistic regression analyses revealed that religious beliefs (p = 0.001, OR = 3.9, 95% CI = 1.7–8.6) and more severe anxiety symptoms (p = 0.001, OR = 1.6, 95% CI = 1.4–1.7) were independently associated with depressive syndrome. Regular screening for depressive syndrome and appropriate biopsychosocial interventions are urgently needed for this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1388-1392
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume30
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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