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Hyun Jung Kim 1 Article
Diabetic Patients of the Community
Hee Seung Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Kyung Mi Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2004;15(4):648-654.   Published online December 31, 2004
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate the depression trends by gender in type2 diabetic patients.
METHOD
One hundred Participants were recruited from the endocrinology outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital in an urban city. Depression was measured using the Beck Depression Inventory. Glycosylated hemoglobin was determined by a high-performance liquid chromatography technique. Fasting plasma glucose and 2-hour post-prandial blood glucose were analyzed by the glucose oxidase method.
RESULTS
The Depression score was significantly higher in diabetic women (10.4) than in male diabetic patients (7.8). In male diabetic patients, depression was positively correlated with glycosylated hemoglobin (r=0.35, p= 0.006). However, there was no correlation between depression and glycosylated hemoglobin in female diabetic patients.
CONCLUSION
These findings indicate that depression score was significantly higher in female diabetic patients and the depression was positively correlated with glycosylated hemoglobin in male diabetic patients.

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