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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-24

Comparison of demographic profile of patient with schizophrenia and depression


1 Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Karnatak Lingayat Education Society University, Belgaum, India
2 Department of Social Work, Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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Sateesh R Koujalgi
Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Karnatak Lingayat Education Society University, Belgaum, Karnataka - 590 010
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.109686

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Aim: To study and explore the socio-demographic profile of patients with schizophrenia and depression. Materials and Methods: Consecutively, 100 schizophrenia patients and 100 depression patients attending psychiatry department were included in the study. The International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) - 10 criteria were used for diagnosis and these patients were assessed by self-developed socio demographic proforma. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS, version 17 software. Chi-square tests were done for comparison of the variables between the two groups. Results: Two groups of patients with schizophrenia and depression have differed on variables like age, gender, marital status, education, occupation, duration of illness, family history of psychiatric illness, and patient income. These groups did not differ on other socio-demographic variables like, urban/rural distribution, type of family, and religion. Conclusion: The study finds significant difference in demographic variables in schizophrenia and depressive disorder.


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