Anxiety and Depression Among Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients in A Tertiary Care Hospital, Nepal

Authors

  • Tara Roka College of Nursing, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu
  • Nirmala Aryal College of Nursing, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu
  • Anjana Ghimire College of Nursing, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu
  • Subhadra Pradhan College of Nursing, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu
  • Krishna Kumar Aryal Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v6i4.20116

Keywords:

Anxiety, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Depression, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Nepal, Tertiary Care Hospital

Abstract

Background: Psychiatric co-morbidities such as anxiety and depression among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbate the disease, prolong the hospital stay, increase the disease symptoms and deter the quality of life.

Objective: To assess the proportion of anxiety or depression among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a tertiary care hospital.

Methodology: We carried out a cross sectional study interviewing 307 patients from a tertiary care hospital using sequential sampling technique. We used structured questionnaire and included hospital anxiety and depression scale to measure anxiety and depression. We considered a summed score of

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Tara Roka, College of Nursing, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu

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Published

2018-06-18

How to Cite

Roka, T., Aryal, N., Ghimire, A., Pradhan, S., & Aryal, K. K. (2018). Anxiety and Depression Among Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients in A Tertiary Care Hospital, Nepal. Journal of Kathmandu Medical College, 6(4), 129–135. https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v6i4.20116

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