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ERIC Number: ED426327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 10
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The Comparison of Depression in Ill and Healthy Adolescents in Iran.
Zarin, H. K.
The development of depression in ill and healthy adolescents is explored and the question of whether hospitalization is accompanied by improvement in depression among cancer and non-cancer patients is addressed. Two studies, one between and one within subjects, longitudinal design with repeated measurement over 4 months, were carried out. MANOVA and ANOVA analyses were used. The three groups of subjects were (1) patients with cancer (N=30; mean age=15.5 years); (2) patients with some other disease (N=30; mean age=15.8 years); and (3) normal subjects (N=30; baseline age=16 years). Mean hospitalization was 55 days. The Beck Depression Inventory was used to assess depression. The pretest revealed a significant difference among the three groups in depression. After 4 months results show (1) depression was positively correlated with hospitalization stays of patients, and (2) there is a significant relationship between patients' (both groups) and healthy adolescents' depression. This study underscores the importance of evaluating patients' hospitalization stay in comparison with normal adolescents. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran