Screening depression among vitamin D deficiency patients

Joint Authors

Abu Rumman, Rafat
al-Rashdan, Karim
al-Hadid, Awni
al-Khazailah, Muhammad
al-Dahamishah, Zayd

Source

Journal of the Royal Medical Services

Issue

Vol. 27, Issue 1 (30 Apr. 2020), pp.45-55, 11 p.

Publisher

The Royal Medical Services Jordan Armed Forces

Publication Date

2020-04-30

Country of Publication

Jordan

No. of Pages

11

Main Topic

Medicine

Abstract EN

Objectives: This study aim to determine the prevalence of depression among vitamin D deficiency patients.

Methodology: Descriptive cross sectional design was recruited.

Sample of 310 patients selected conveniently from out patient's clinics at Royal Rehabilitation Center.

Data were collected through baseline sample characteristics sheet (age, gender, body mass index BMI, physical activity, presence of chronic disease, previous history of trauma, and vitamin D serum level) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI).

Result: In general, mean score of serum vitamin D was 42.2nmol/L and mean score of depression was 17.7 on Beck Depression Inventory.

Finding revealed that 69.4% of patients have depression varied from mild to severe depression.

Patients who have deficient level of vitamin D (<25nmol/L) were have a higher mean score of depression than those who had insufficient or inadequate level of vitamin D (mean = 28.45, 18.75, and 9.10 respectively).

Moreover, multiple linear regression showed that serum vitamin D was the strongest predictors for depression after adjusting other confounding variables (β= -.752, p< .01).

Conclusion: Findings of our study contribute to the body of literatures that depression is prevalent among patients with low vitamin D.

Further researches are needed to investigate in depth the causality relationship between vitamin D and depression.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Dahamishah, Zayd& al-Rashdan, Karim& al-Hadid, Awni& al-Khazailah, Muhammad& Abu Rumman, Rafat. 2020. Screening depression among vitamin D deficiency patients. Journal of the Royal Medical Services،Vol. 27, no. 1, pp.45-55.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-962138

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Dahamishah, Zayd…[et al.]. Screening depression among vitamin D deficiency patients. Journal of the Royal Medical Services Vol. 27, no. 1 (Apr. 2020), pp.45-55.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-962138

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Dahamishah, Zayd& al-Rashdan, Karim& al-Hadid, Awni& al-Khazailah, Muhammad& Abu Rumman, Rafat. Screening depression among vitamin D deficiency patients. Journal of the Royal Medical Services. 2020. Vol. 27, no. 1, pp.45-55.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-962138

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 53-55

Record ID

BIM-962138