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Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Dec;97(52):e13946. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000013946.

Correlation analysis between depression and family fitness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease inpatients: A cross-sectional study.

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Department of General Medicine.
Department of nursing, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. China.


To explore the relationship between depression and family fitness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) inpatients.COPD inpatients (280) in our hospital from Jan to June 2016 were included. Depression level and family fitness were quantified with self-rating depression scale (SDS) and Adaptability, Partnership, Growth, Affection, and Resolve (APGAR) test. The relationship and correlation of SDS value and APGAR score was analyzed.Family fitness for all COPD inpatients was grossly well, among which 93 patients (34.87%) experienced medium-to-severe family unfitness. Further analysis shows that better fitness correlated with less depression and worse fitness correlated with more depression. Depression levels were significantly different in patients under family fitness. Inpatients were grossly in light depression, among which 186 (69.66%) patients exhibited depression symptoms. Family fitness was significantly different among patients with different levels of depression. Correlation analysis showed that depression level was negatively correlated with family fitness.Depression in patients is significantly correlated with family fitness. The condition of patients can be improved by active family fitness and patients' interactions with family members. Thus involvement of family member during admitting should be encouraged.

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