Community Health Sciences
A cross-sectional observational systematic study was carried out on ambulatory patients at a tertiary care hospital to determine the probable prevalence, associated factors and significance of psychiatric morbidity by using an Urdu translation of the hospital anxiety and depression (HAD) scale over a period of 6 days in a week. Results showed a prevalence of 38.4% which is slightly higher than what has been generally reported (30%). Two variables, i.e., female sex and being a housewife were significantly related with the outcome. An attempt has been made to identify the probable reasons for this and some suggestions laid down for further work.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Mohammad, S. N.,
Ali, S. A.,
Saud M [corrected to Saud Anwar, M. ].
(1993). Psychiatric morbidity: prevalence, associated factors and significance. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 43(4), 69-70.
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