Risk factors and health related quality of life among adult patients of depression presenting at psychiatric OPD clinic of Aziz Fatima Medical College and Hospital Faisalabad.
Objectives: To determine the risk factors of depressive disorders and health related quality of life among adult patients of depression presenting at psychiatric OPD clinic of Aziz Fatima Hospital Faisalabad. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Psychiatric OPD clinic of Aziz Fatima Hospital Faisalabad Pakistan. Period: 1st August 2019 to 31st December 2019. Material & Method: 150 patients for the screening of depression Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) was used. For measuring health related quality of life World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-Brief) was used. Results: It was found that out of 150 patients with depressive disorder 104(69.3%) were female and 46(30.7%) were male patients. Findings of the study assessed that depressive disorder not only impacts on the patients' mood but it also impairs the individuals overall perception of their general health, physical health, psychological wellbeing, social relationship and also distorted perception of their surrounding psychosocial environment. Conclusion: Depressive disorder is common in patients visiting psychiatric OPD clinic and findings of study suggested that age, education level, socio-economic status, death of parent at early age, unemployment, workplace issues, parental separation, loss of partner and family history of depression are important demographic variables which plays the role of significant risk factor for depression and impairs the quality of life among depressive patients.