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Volume XXV, Issue 7(167) 2015
Depression of patients at five HIV out-patient clinics in Hanoi in 2013 and associated factors
Author: Le Minh Giang, Bui Thi Minh Hao and Van Dinh Hoa
Summary:
Early detection and management of mental health problems, especially depression, among HIV patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART), has become increasingly important in the context of expanding early enrollment in ART. Strong correlations between mental health problems, ART adherence and treatment effectiveness have been shown. A cross-sectional survey among 573 patients at five out-patient clinics (OPCs) in Hanoi was conducted to describe the prevalence of patients with signs of depression and its associated factors. The result showed that the percentage of depressed patients was high (37.9%) despite the long average time on ART (4.6 years). Multivariate analysis showed that depression was more common among women than men. In addition, living with spouse and child/children and having higher income were protective factors for depression. Care and treatment programs for HIV need to integrate mental health care services, especially for patients who have risk factors associated with depression
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HIV patients on ART, mental health, depression, Hanoi
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