Discrepancies between physician's perception of depression in HIV patients and self-reported CES-D-20 assessment: The DHIVA study

F. Marando, G. Gualberti, A. M. Costanzo, U. Di Luzio Paparatti, M. Franzetti, A. Ammassari, A. Antinori, M. Galli

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Abstract

Depression in HIV/AIDS patients affects adherence and disease progression and often goes unnoticed. DHIVA is a cross-sectional epidemiologic survey, investigating the prevalence of depression in people living with HIV through use of a validated self-administered scale (CES-D-20), as well and the degree of concordance between the physician's perception and patients' reports. A total of 690 HIV-infected patients attending 24 centers across Italy were enrolled. Concordance was calculated by K statistics. Association between depression and subject characteristics were evaluated through univariate and multivariate logistic models (OR and 95%CI). The prevalence of depressive symptoms was 48.8% from patient's questionnaires and 49.5% from physicians' reports, with a low/fair concordance (K =.38, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-159
Number of pages13
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

Keywords

  • CES-D-20 scale
  • Depression
  • HIV
  • psychological evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology

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