Skip to main content
main-content

Tipp

Weitere Artikel dieser Ausgabe durch Wischen aufrufen

01.01.2013 | original article | Ausgabe 1-2/2013

Wiener klinische Wochenschrift 1-2/2013

Quality of life in patients with depression, panic syndrome, other anxiety syndrome, alcoholism and chronic somatic diseases: a longitudinal study in Slovenian primary care patients

Zeitschrift:
Wiener klinische Wochenschrift > Ausgabe 1-2/2013
Autoren:
MD Anja Cerne, MD Janez Rifel, PhD Danica Rotar-Pavlic, PhD Igor Svab, PhD Polona Selic, PhD Janko Kersnik

Summary

Aim

To analyse the correlates between the quality of life and chronic diseases and socio-demographic characteristics of patients in family medicine with a special emphasis on depression, panic syndrome, other anxiety syndrome and alcoholism.

Methods

In a longitudinal study, the data set of 516 family practice attendees recruited from 60 family practices was analysed. Depression, panic syndrome, other anxiety syndrome and alcoholism were diagnosed using appropriate diagnostic interviews. Quality of life was assessed using the SF-12 questionnaire, measuring a mental health score and a physical health score. Data about the number of chronic somatic diseases were obtained from the patients’ medical records.

Results

Physical health score was negatively associated with higher age (β = − 0.25, p < 0.001), depression (β = − 0.20, p < 0.001) and number of chronic somatic diseases (β = −0.10, p < 0.016) and positively associated with higher education level (β = 0.21, p  < 0.001), single marital status (β = 0.09, p < 0.022) and better financial status (β = 0.14, p < 0.001). Linear regression explained 31.8 % of the variance (R2 = 0.318; p < 0.001). Similarly, mental health score was negatively associated with depression (β = − 0.45, p < 0.001) and panic syndrome (β = − 0.07, p < 0.001) and positively associated with male gender (β = 0.10, p < 0.015) and better financial status (β = 0.13, p < 0.001). Linear regression explained 45.5 % of the variance (R2 = 0.455; p < 0.001).

Conclusions

In family medicine, special attention should be directed to major depression, panic syndrome and number of chronic somatic diseases as they are associated with poorer quality of life.

Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten

Literatur
Über diesen Artikel

Weitere Artikel der Ausgabe 1-2/2013

Wiener klinische Wochenschrift 1-2/2013Zur Ausgabe

mitteilungen der gesellschaft

ÖGIM FLIP 2013