Title: Prevalence and correlates of heart disease among adults in Singapore
year: 2016
Journal: Asian J Psychiatr
Volume: 19
Pages: 37-43
Epubdate: 10/03/2016
date: Feb
Alternate Journal: Asian journal of psychiatry
ISSN: 1876-2018
Article Number: 26957336
Keywords: Adult Age Factors Aged Aged, 80 and over Bipolar Disorder/epidemiology Comorbidity Depressive Disorder, Major/epidemiology Female Heart Diseases/*epidemiology Humans Male Middle Aged Prevalence Singapore/epidemiology Bipolar disorder Depression Heart disease Quality of life Singapore
Abstract: Heart disease is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and it has been well established that it is associated with both mental and physical conditions. This paper describes the prevalence of heart disease with mental disorders and other chronic physical conditions among the Singapore resident population. Data were from the Singapore Mental Health Study which was a representative, cross-sectional epidemiological survey undertaken with 6616 Singapore residents, between December 2009 and December 2010. The Composite International Diagnostic Interview Version 3.0 was used to establish the diagnosis of mental disorders, while a chronic medical conditions checklist was used to gather information on 15 physical conditions, including various forms of heart disease. Health-related quality of life was measured using the Euro-Quality of Life Scale (EQ-5D). The lifetime prevalence of heart disease was 2.8%. Socio-demographic correlates of heart disease included older age, Indian ethnicity, secondary education (vs. tertiary) and being economically inactive. After adjusting for socio-demographic variables and other comorbid physical and mental disorders, the prevalence of major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder were significantly higher among those with heart disease, as were diabetes, arthritis, kidney failure and lung disease. These findings highlight important associations between heart disease and various socio-demographic correlates, mental disorders and physical conditions. Given the high prevalence of mood disorders among heart disease patients, timely and appropriate screening and treatment of mental disorders among this group is essential.
Notes: 1876-2026 Picco, Louisa Subramaniam, Mythily Abdin, Edimansyah Vaingankar, Janhavi Ajit Chong, Siow Ann Journal Article Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Netherlands Asian J Psychiatr. 2016 Feb;19:37-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2015.12.005. Epub 2015 Dec 19.
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876201815300940
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5069
Authors Address: Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, 539747, Singapore. Electronic address: louisa_picco@imh.com.sg. Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, 539747, Singapore.
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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