Project Description

Author: Hossain et al.


Comorbid depressive symptoms in diabetic patients may be associated with metabolic deterioration. The objective of this facility-based cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and their association with glycemic control and diabetic complications among T2DM patients in Bangladesh.

Among 350 included patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, the prevalence of depressive symptoms was 31% (mild 10%, moderate 12%, moderately severe 5.1% and severe 4%). In the logistic regression model, age (aOR 1.11, 95% CI 1.01-1.22), female sex (aOR 2.47, 95% CI 1.22-5.00), rural residence (aOR 3.42, 95% CI 1.82-6.45), single living (aOR 7.34, 95% CI 5.51-9.63), poor glycemic control (aOR 2.59, 95% CI 1.31-5.12) and cardiovascular complications (aOR 4.17, 95% CI 1.36-12.78) were independent predictors of depressive symptoms among T2DM patients.

The findings observed from this study support an association between depressive symptoms and poor glycemic control as well as cardiovascular complications of diabetes.

Status: Ongoing

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