Determine the relationship between perceived social support and depression level of patients with diabetic foot

dc.contributor.authorYILDIZ, Ebru
dc.contributor.authorAşti, Türkinaz
dc.contributor.institutionauthorAŞTI, TÜRKINAZ
dc.description.abstractBackground: As a lifelong disease, diabetes impairs the quality of life by limiting the eating and drinking habits and by bringing out the risk of kidney, eye, cardiovascular and diabetic neurological diseases in the long run. Loss of health might result in mourning, grief, rebellion, denial, anxiety, rage and sometimes these feelings might overcome the patient's coping skills leading to depression [Clinical Psychiatry 11 (Suppl 3) 3-18, 2008]. How individuals suffering from depression perceive and interpret the incidents around them is also important [Rel. Scie. Acad. J. III, 2: 129-152, 2003]. Accordingly, the determination of the correlation of the depression with the perceived social support level by the patients with diabetic foot was programmed and performed in order to take essential precautions, to generate proper solutions and treatment process and to make supportive plans for patients with developing diabetic foot and depression. Methods: The data was obtained from 128 patients who applied to hospital within the scope of research between July 1st 2011 and January 31st 2012 that were diagnosed with diabetes and had diabetic foot. Pearson chi-square, Fisher Exact and Likelihood ratio, chi-square, Student t test and one way analysis of variance, Levene' s test, One way ANOVA, Welch and Games Howell tests were used in the analysis and evaluation. The data was collected by meeting face to face the individuals and by making use of the patient files and using the "Personal Information Form" which includes introductory information about individuals with diabetic foot, "Beck Depression Scale" which is applied to determine emotion status of individuals and "Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support" which is applied to determine the level of social support individuals perceive. Results: In the performed statistical evaluation, mean scores of Beck Depression scale and MSPSS family support, friend support, special person support sub-dimension and scale total scores were found to be in negative statistical correlation (p < 0.01). Conclusions: In the treatment and care of the patients with diabetic foot; anxiety and depression status of the patients, as well as physical status, should also be evaluated routinely. The individuals provided to take professional care. Keywords Author Keywords:Diabetes; Diabetic foot; Depression; Social support
dc.identifier.citationYILDIZ E., Aşti T., -Determine the relationship between perceived social support and depression level of patients with diabetic foot-, Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, cilt.14, 2015
dc.titleDetermine the relationship between perceived social support and depression level of patients with diabetic foot
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