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Original Article

Depression among Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B: A Cross-sectional Study in a Tertiary Hospital of Bangladesh

Merina Rahman, Sheikh Mohammad Noor-E-Alam, Md Abdur Rahim, Dulal Chandra Das, Faysal Ahmed, Ayub Al Mamun, Tasnim Mahmud, Tarim Mahmood

Keywords : Depression, Hepatitis B, Mental health, Patient

Citation Information : Rahman M, Noor-E-Alam SM, Rahim MA, Das DC, Ahmed F, Al Mamun A, Mahmud T, Mahmood T. Depression among Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B: A Cross-sectional Study in a Tertiary Hospital of Bangladesh. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2023; 13 (2):79-83.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1406

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Background: Patients with chronic hepatitis B suffer not only from physical illness. Rather, they often present with the mental health consequences of this chronic disease. Objective: The major objective was to assess the level of depression among patients having chronic hepatitis B. Method: The Department of Hepatology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University directed this study which was a comparative cross-sectional study during time duration from September 2021 to September 2022. Incidence and grading of depression between patients with chronic hepatitis B and HBsAg negative healthy volunteers were assessed and compared through this study. The association of different variables with depression among chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients was also measured. Results: Out of 90 patients having chronic hepatitis B, 52 (57.8%) were found to have some degree of depression; whereas among 90 HBsAg-negative healthy controls, 32 (35.6%) were found to have various degrees of depression. The dissimilarity between the two groups was significantly determined (p-value < 0.05). The majority of the depressed population from both groups had mild degrees of depression, however, the variance was not top the notch (p-value > 0.05). But the prevalence of moderate depression and moderately severe depression was statistically significant among CHB patients compared to their counterpart controls. Depression among CHB patients was found to be female-predominant. Conclusion: The study has shown a higher prevalence of depression among patients with chronic hepatitis B compared to HBsAg-negative healthy controls.

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