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Top ten screening tools for measuring depression in people with diabetes

Lloyd, Cathy E. and Roy, Tapash (2013). Top ten screening tools for measuring depression in people with diabetes. In: Lloyd, Cathy E.; Pouwer, Frans and Hermanns, Norbert eds. Screening for Depression and other psychological problems in diabetes: a practical guide. London: Springer, pp. 87–115.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-751-8_5
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Abstract

Both research and clinical practice strongly suggest that it is important to screen for and treat symptoms of depression in order to optimize diabetes self-care and facilitate both physical and psychological well-being in people with diabetes. Current evidence indicates that at least one third of people with diabetes may suffer from clinically relevant depressive disorders, with an even greater proportion reporting lower levels of symptoms that may still have a negative impact on quality of life. However, questions still remain as to the most appropriate ways of identifying people suffering from depression. Most people with diabetes are cared for by their primary care physician, and it is in this setting that there are key opportunities for screening and providing care for mental health problems.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2013 Springer
ISBN: 0-85729-750-3, 978-0-85729-750-1
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 34985
Depositing User: Cathy Lloyd
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 10:28
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2012 10:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34985
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