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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 139-143

Psychiatric morbidity and quality of life in cardiac patients

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Misr University for Sciences and Technology, Giza, Egypt

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Samah H Rabei
5 Omroo Al Kaysst, 7th District, Nasr City, Cairo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1110-1105.166353

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Background Cardiac patients have increased rates of psychiatric morbidity and unsatisfactory quality of life (QoL). Aim of the study The study aims to detect psychiatric morbidity and QoL in cardiac patients. Study design This is an observational, analytical, cross-sectional field study. Patients and methods Thirty patients were recruited from the cardiac clinics, wards, and critical care units of three hospitals (10 from Ain Shams University Hospital, 10 from Kasr Al Ainy University Hospital, and 10 from Misr University Hospital). Patients were assessed using the ICD-10 criteria, the Egyptian version of the Suicide Probability Scale, and the Arabic version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire. Results Cardiac patients have increased rates of psychiatric morbidity and unsatisfactory QoL and increased suicidal probability. Positive associations were found between the following: (a) job, residence, type of cardiac disease, hospital accommodation, and QoL; (b) presence of comorbidity and ICD-10 diagnoses; and (c) marital state, type of cardiac disease, presence of comorbidity, and increased suicidal probability.

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