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Vol 7, No 2 (2010)
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Published online: 2010-06-10
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Quality of life in women with depressive disorders

Magdalena Michalska-Leśniewicz, Wojciech Gruszczyński
Psychiatria 2010;7(2):53-60.

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Vol 7, No 2 (2010)
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Published online: 2010-06-10

Abstract


Introduction. The essential element of the functioning of patients is the assessment of quality of life and its determinants. Taking into account the depression process and its specific nature this seems to be of special importance. The aim of this paper was the assessment of the effect of depression on quality of life in women with depressive disorders.
Material and methods. The tests were carried out on the basis of the analysis of medical documentation, including the psychiatric records, the depression level test (Beck Depression Inventory), the quality of life test (The Life Satisfaction Questionnaire FLZ according to Fahrenberg). Women diagnosed with depressive disorders were qualified for testing. The tested group of women included 80 patients in the age bracket of 40 to 60 years from the Outpatient Department of Mental Health, Regional Specialised Hospital in Zgierz. The reference group consisted of 30 women showing no symptoms of depressive disorders.
Results. The statistical analysis of variables taken into account in the tests showed essential statistical differences between the compared groups in respect of almost all parameters. The highest level of life satisfaction referred to satisfaction with children, social contacts and leisure, whereas the tested women were at least satisfied with their health condition and financial situation.
Conclusions. The obtained results showed significant differences in respect of quality of life in women with depressive disorders and without any symptoms of such disorders.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 2: 53-60

Abstract


Introduction. The essential element of the functioning of patients is the assessment of quality of life and its determinants. Taking into account the depression process and its specific nature this seems to be of special importance. The aim of this paper was the assessment of the effect of depression on quality of life in women with depressive disorders.
Material and methods. The tests were carried out on the basis of the analysis of medical documentation, including the psychiatric records, the depression level test (Beck Depression Inventory), the quality of life test (The Life Satisfaction Questionnaire FLZ according to Fahrenberg). Women diagnosed with depressive disorders were qualified for testing. The tested group of women included 80 patients in the age bracket of 40 to 60 years from the Outpatient Department of Mental Health, Regional Specialised Hospital in Zgierz. The reference group consisted of 30 women showing no symptoms of depressive disorders.
Results. The statistical analysis of variables taken into account in the tests showed essential statistical differences between the compared groups in respect of almost all parameters. The highest level of life satisfaction referred to satisfaction with children, social contacts and leisure, whereas the tested women were at least satisfied with their health condition and financial situation.
Conclusions. The obtained results showed significant differences in respect of quality of life in women with depressive disorders and without any symptoms of such disorders.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 2: 53-60
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Keywords

quality of life; depression; women

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Title

Quality of life in women with depressive disorders

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 7, No 2 (2010)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

53-60

Published online

2010-06-10

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2010;7(2):53-60.

Keywords

quality of life
depression
women

Authors

Magdalena Michalska-Leśniewicz
Wojciech Gruszczyński

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