TITLE

Artery Balloon Angioplasty and Depression Symptoms

AUTHOR(S)
Slovacek, Ladislav; Slovackova, Birgita
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Collegium Antropologicum;Jun2011, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p615
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) as a chronic disease is associated with physical, psychological and social distress for elderly patients and their families. The study has three main aims: 1. to evaluate the occurrence and the relevance of depression symptoms in patients with PAOD, 2. to evaluate the effect of age and Fontaine stage of PAOD on relevance of depression in patients with PAOD, and 3. to evaluate the effect of artery balloon angioplasty (ABA)on occurence and relevance of depression symptoms. The study was prospective and longitudinal. Dates were obtained during year 2006. The total number of subjects with PAOD was 42 (28 males, 14 females). Thirty subjects with PAOD (20 male, 10 female) treated by ABA filled in Zung's scale 3-6 months after ABA (61%). The mean age of all subjects was 65.4 years (aged 45-79). The evaluation of occurrence and relevance of depression was perfomed with Czech version ofZung self-rating depression scale (ZSRS). The mean Zung self-rating depression score (ZSRDS) certifies the presence of signs of minimum or mildly depression in patients with PAOD. The results proved statistically significant dependence of depression on age and on Fontaine stage of PAOD. Also, the results proved that artery balloon angioplasty has a highly positive effect on occurence and relevance of depression symptoms. The results had shown the existence of the association between PAOD, depression and ABA.
ACCESSION #
66586793

 

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